Our Story.

Meet the founders.

“we’re able to indulge our passion for creativity and design every day”

Little Majlis’ founders, Anna Bolton-Riley and Annabelle Fitzsimmons have worked in Dubai’s vibrant design industry since 1999. We worked for the same company from 2005-06, became close friends and also established a good working relationship, so we knew we would partner well on our own venture.

Although we have had amazing opportunities and very busy careers, we’d been talking about different business possibilities for a while and when ideas for Little Majlis began to form we knew it was just the thing for us. Through building the Little Majlis community, we’re able to indulge our passion for creativity and design every day.

“we’re able to indulge our passion for creativity and design every day”

Little Majlis’ founders, Anna Bolton-Riley and Annabelle Fitzsimmons have worked in Dubai’s vibrant design industry since 1999. We worked for the same company from 2005-06, became close friends and also established a good working relationship, so we knew we would partner well on our own venture.

Although we have had amazing opportunities and very busy careers, we’d been talking about different business possibilities for a while and when ideas for Little Majlis began to form we knew it was just the thing for us. Through building the Little Majlis community, we’re able to indulge our passion for creativity and design every day.

Annabelle Fitzsimmons

Annabelle is a mum of 4 who worked as a landscape architect in a previous life. A career that involved design, managing clients, projects & teams, & most importantly recognising what customers want & providing them with what they need.

Annabelle is an avid online shopper and gets things done.

(If you fancy getting your hands on the gorgeous ‘Little Majed’ shown in this picture with Annabelle, you can shop him and his friends at www.littlemajlis.littlemajlis.com)

Anna Bolton-Riley

Anna is also a landscape architect – in fact she used to sit in a desk next to Annabelle in a previous life, which was when the Little Majlis concept was born.

Anna admits to knowing very little about technology but she knows a lot about good customer service. She also quite likes working with Annabelle.

(If you like the look of ‘Little Maryam’, the character cushion Anna is holding, you can shop it at www.littlemajlis.littlemajlis.com)

“we’re a team of resilient adaptable multi taskers, who care a lot about the customer experience”