To help you with the process, we can recommend some of our best appreciated artworks, so that your chance of choosing an artwork they'll like is the highest. See our guidance below!
And if that does not work out perfectly, we offer a 100% swap guarantee, free of charge. So the person who received your gift can contact us, let us know what else they would like within the same price, and we'll arrange for a swap, no questions asked.
The simplest gift we'd recommend is one of our "mini" sized framed prints - fine art or photography, as per your preference. Our selection will cater well for men and women, local residents or leaving residents, birthdays, corporate gifts to clients or employees.
Our "mini framed" prints measure around 35 x 45 cm (outer size). They are prepared on archival quality 300 gsm fine art paper, and framed with durable wooden Italian frames (smooth matt black or white, 1.5 cm wide, 2.5 cm deep).
The Arabian horse is universally recognized as elegant, powerful, and beautiful. This magnificent breed is the pride of the Arab world, so what better way to portray it than through ornate Arabic calligraphy? A piece like this is popular regardless of nationality, and its black-and-white color scheme makes it easy to match with any interior.
Calligraphy Tanoura Man
This piece also intricately uses traditional Arabic calligraphy, and evokes liveliness and joy that comes from the Tanoura dance. The bright red balances beautifully with the gold background, reminiscent of a desert night. This would make the perfect gift for those who appreciate Middle Eastern culture, or are fans of the folk dance.
They say the eyes are the window to the soul, and the soft eyes of this “Desert Princess” appear to tell the story of a soul that is kind and gentle. The warm colors add to the effect, and this piece is sure to give off a sense of reassurance and comfort to anyone who sees it.
A Call to Prayer
A slightly brighter piece, “A Call to Prayer” captures the moment one’s attention is drawn to the sound of the azan. The colors are vibrant yet warm enough to not be overwhelming. It is particularly popular with women, making it the perfect gift for any of the (fellow) ladies in your life.
Hijabis in Color
Abayas might traditionally be black, but that has no bearing on the strong, bright personalities that shine through from the women who wear them. This piece celebrates the diverse women of the Gulf region, and is sure to brighten any space it is displayed in.
Mosque in Color
Speaking of celebrating tradition, this piece uses vibrant colors as tribute to the liveliness of mosques and the community that bonds together those of the Muslim faith. Another bright addition to any home or office.
Burj Al Arab (pixels)
This unusual take on the Burj Al Arab is in the signature style of French artist Olivia Boa, using a mix of energetic brush strokes, a unique color palette, and “pixels” to represent the iconic building.
Burj Al Arab (blind)
Also by Olivia Boa is another Burj Al Arab piece, this one painted blindfolded. Those with an appreciation for the abstract will love this piece, and you will have a story to tell to anyone who admires it.
The Burj Khalifa is – of course – an icon of the Dubai skyline. Its true majesty is captured in this vivid photography by renowned photographer Beno Saradzic, and it makes a stylist souvenir for those returning from a short stay in the city.
Once again, a blend of Arab traditions is the key theme of this piece, with soft colors and ornate calligraphy depicting an icon of desert life: a man and his camel wandering the dunes.
Anyone who has lived in a villa community in the UAE will immediately relate to this piece. The soft colors perfectly represent the peace and quiet associated with the gardens that adorn such communities. You can almost hear the rustling of leaves in the wind.