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What is Little Majlis?

Majlis

A council, assembly, or tribunal in North Africa or southwestern Asia

[in local arabic culture a ‘little majlis’ is an informal gathering place where women traditionally socialised and carried out traditional crafts and men meet to chat business. Littlemajlis.com is the version where we bring it all together]

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

“we’re more then just a marketplace, we’re a creative movement”

Little Majlis is an online community and specialist shopping platform for handmade and artisan products.

In a market overflowing with mass produced imports, Little Majlis is designed to enable the local creative community to find a niche, start and grow their small business, promote their work and connect with customers. All the boutiques on Little Majlis are independent and individually run by Gulf-based individuals and small businesses.

The products for sale at Little Majlis are generally not commercially produced and although we accept artisan goods from all regions, our particular focus is to promote locally designed and made goods, which are produced in small quantities here in the GCC.

“we’re more then just a marketplace we’re a creative movement”

Little Majlis is an online community and specialist shopping platform for handmade and artisan products.

In a market overflowing with mass produced imports, Little Majlis is designed to enable the local creative community to find a niche, start and grow their small business, promote their work and connect with customers. All the boutiques on Little Majlis are independent and individually run by Gulf-based individuals and small businesses.

The products for sale at Little Majlis are generally not commercially produced and although we accept artisan goods from all regions, our particular focus is to promote locally designed and made goods, which are produced in small quantities here in the GCC.

Creative community

Little Majlis is more then just a marketplace, we are a Gulf based online community of creative entrepreneurs & smart shoppers on the hunt for something just a little bit different.

Along with the marketplace, the Little Majlis website has a popular calendar featuring regional small business events, pop-ups, creative workshops, and a regularly updated blog.

We have active social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest, and we encourage our community to support each other, and chat with us and amongst themselves – which is why all shopfronts have the ability to link through to their own social media accounts.

Online Marketplace

Discover and shop from small brands or become a seller and open your own shop front at our curated marketplace.

The marketplace is partly curated to maintain the best shopping experience for our customers. There’s a diverse range of products to choose from, including homewares, clothing and accessories, children’s wear, art, jewellery and more. Customers can shop from any of the boutiques on the Little Majlis market and pay online at one convenient and secure checkout.

Little Majlis offers something unique to consumers, giving them the opportunity to find that special thing that is not available in the shopping malls. Whether you’re a customer from the UAE or somewhere else in the world, you’ll be able to shop at Little Majlis knowing that your purchase has been either created or promoted here by our own home grown talent.

Events Calendar

Our calendar of events showcases all the creative goodness taking place around the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.

If you are looking for a physical market or pop-up, or perhaps classes and educational events to help build and grow your business, our events calendar has the details.

All Little Majlis members can contribute to this calender, as long as it meets with our events terms and conditions, you can add your event today for free.

Blog & supportive small business tutorials

The Little Majlis blog is the perfect place to  find out what’s new in our community.

Learn new skills to help you build and grow your small business and be inspired by the stories of Little Majlis’ sellers, their brands and creative things that inspire us.

We only show case the things we absolutely love, or events, experiences, products and people we know our community can benefit from.

It’s honest writing with no external advertising – just the way we (and hopefully you) like it.

“choose extraordinary over normal”