Loving Al Khayalee Boutique

Some of the items at Al Khayalee Boutique…my bbm camera doesn’t do justice to how beautiful the items are.

A few weeks ago I had the delightful opportunity to be at the opening of the much talked about Al Khayalee Boutique, which is part of the Al Khayalee Wedding Planning Company, offering premium gift wrapping solutions and home accessories….

The boutique, a brainchild of Sara Khalifa Harib, specialises in offering highly personalised gifting options, including flower arrangements, gift wrapping and bespoke packaging. Sara is the Founder and Director of the Boutique with beautiful and stunning items and flowers displayed in an amazing way on the walls to entice you to take them home.

It was awesome catching up with the Saeed Hareb at Al Khayalee Boutique who I always refer to as the father of the marine industry in the UAE and he was there with his equally creative and talented son Mohammed Saeed Harib of the Freej fame. The whole family is talented in the industries they have ventured in.

Going back to the awesomeness of Al Khayalee Boutique. Apart from intricate flower arrangements and unique gift wrapping solutions that are specifically tailored to the requirements of the customers, Al Khayalee boutique also offers specially-designed, distinctive gift boxes, gift bags and accessories such as trays and vases that are manufactured using a wide range of materials and finishes. I got one which I hope to personalise for little diva NJD for her trinkets so she stops digging into my treasure chest.

Al Khayalee Boutique is located on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai and is open until10:00 pm. Check them out on http://www.alkhayaleeboutique.com or twitter @khayaleboutique

With the Harib boys at Al Khayalee Boutique.

The German Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Commerce (AHK)

An amazing number of business groups got together at The Ritz DIFC for networking

Last week, various business groups got together under one roof at the Ritz Carlton DIFC…..I was representing the International Business Women’s Group and we had special invites from the very generous Australian Business Council to attend this networking event. I met a lovely lady there, Dr. Anna Uzarowska from the German Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Commerce (AHK), a German semi-governmental organization and member of the world-wide German Chambers Network.

It was founded in May 2009 and was inaugurated by the former German Federal Minister of Economy and Technology.

Anna sent me a note post the networking saying that the AHK is the first bilateral federal business organization as well as the first international institution on federal level which has been founded in the Gulf. It promotes and supports trade relations between Germany and the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain and in particular supports German companies in building up and extending their business in the region.

AHK represents the interests of the German business community in the UAE as well as the interests of all its members (both German and local companies). Regardless of the company size or the nationality, AHK members are VIP clients who are offered support from the network of the group, contacts and services. Check them out on  www.ahkuae.com