Updated 24 May 2022
Arab News

6 Mideast family-owned brands to support

6 Mideast family-owned brands to support

Read on for the Arab brands that are keeping it in the family.


  • Okhtein

    The Egyptian handbag label, which translates to “two sisters” was founded by Egyptian sister duo Aya and Mounaz Abdelraouf in 2013. Gigi Hadid, Winnie Harlow and Camila Coelho have all been spotted carrying the brand’s quirky designs.


  • Kayali

    The fragrance range is the brainchild of US-Iraqi entrepreneurs Huda and Mona Kattan. The sisters launched the perfume sub-brand of Huda Beauty in 2018.


  • Noon by Noor

    Established by Bahraini cousins Shaikha Noor Al-Khalifa and Shaikha Haya Al-Khalifa in 2008, the luxury womenswear label has been championed by the likes of Bella Hadid, Lea Michele and Queen Rania.


  • SimiHaze Beauty

    Last year, US-Palestinian identical twins Simi and Haze Khadra launched their own beauty line with a collection of stick-on makeup designs that can be adhered to the face to create an instant bold beauty look.


  • Doum

    Moroccan mother-daughter duo Samira and Yasmine Erguibi launched a range of totes, clutches and pouches handmade by underprivileged women to promote ethical practices and preserve traditional craftsmanship.


  • The Mukhi Sisters

    Despite having varying tastes, Lebanese-Indian sisters Maya, Meena and Zeenat Mukhi came together to create a bold line of unique fine jewelry.