Creating a design set has been on my to-do list for a while now; I was fascinated with the idea that I could make a series of viable designs that could be connected by a single theme and be a strong collection. This is how the current set was born.

Those of you who check our my Instagram may have seen the following designs over the last couple of months:


“Habibi” started it all. The word itself means “darling” or “sweetheart” and is a term of endearment for male subjects in Arabic.


“Habibti” soon followed suit. It is the female version of the same term and has also been featured on my Intagram account several times.


Closing this set is “Hayati”, which is Arabic for “my life” and is another popular term of endearment.

Inside the letters is my now repeating pattern that has a working title “Objects of the Past” – a fusion of Emirati heritage and European visual style.


I am keen on keeping this design set going and already introduced additional elements to it, such as the “burga” or “burqa” traditional Emirati head covering for women.


I’m really excited for this project; is has been a brainchild that started from my Summer 2014 project on Emirati Heritage.

All of these are already available on my Redbubble account: