Our story

Your local gift & souvenir brand telling the story of the region we call home.

Your local brand telling a story

Little Majlis is a homegrown United Arab Emirates based brand conceived as a result of the limited opportunities for customers to find unique products and genuinely made in the UAE items, particularly for tourists and local gifting. 

At Little Majlis we want people around the globe to get a true taste of the UAE that we love and know so well.  Little Majlis is about bringing people together, and telling the story of the region we call home. 

The Little Majlis artisan collection of stationery, accessories and homewares, are designed in the UAE and predominately made with locally sourced materials by the artisans and small businesses who call this country home.  Each design is simple, stylish and uniquely local. 

By purchasing or receiving a Little Majlis product, you are not only taking ownership of a piece of the UAE, but you are supporting the local residents, artisans and traders of the emirates.  

You can purchase our classic collection online here, but our team are happy to discuss your specific gifting requirements and work with you to design and manufacture unique products and packaging to suit your event & corporate gifting needs.

We’re a flexible bunch at Little Majlis, and we love a design challenge. For further details please contact us.

The people behind the story

Little Majlis’ founders, Anna Bolton-Riley and Annabelle Fitzsimmons have worked in Dubai’s vibrant design industry since 1999. They launched Little Majlis in 2012.

We love to travel and shop for quirky quality artisan finds that remind us of our travels and the people we have engaged with on our adventures.  They are more than souvenirs, they are memories.

In 2019 we refined our business operations to focus on our growing #madeinUAE product line. We now concentrate on Little Majlis product development as well as servicing our retail and corporate clients,  meaning 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 here)

Anna Breuer

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 here)

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