For Emirati women, henna is a very significant part of a plethora of rituals. Beautiful and intricate designs are created using henna dye, and it is one of the highlights of weddings.
The family and relatives of the bride host a henna night, three days before the wedding and it is said that the elaborate designs have compelling energy flowing through it, warding off evil eyes and will bring the bride many blessings.
Henna also, adorns the hands of women to celebrate important religious holidays such as Eid al-Fitr, the celebration that follows Ramadan.
Here are the top 10 henna spots where you can get amazing designs and look like an absolute queen.
How did Lovin Dubai choose the final list?
- Finalists were selected from all across Dubai
- Online reviews, previous media coverage and notable blogs were also included in the overall rating
- The final list is subjective – if we’ve missed out on any must-try places across Dubai, please do let us know!
- The brand’s social media audience and engagement were considered
10. Luxury Henna Salon, Sheraton Hotel Jumeirah
In Luxury Henna Salon, established in 1991, the henna is made from powdered henna leaves, lemon juice, sugar, and essential oils of tea tree. With each cone made fresh before an appointment, the henna artists also cater to those with sensitive or allergy prone skin.
With a wide canopy of services like Sudan Henna, Mughlai henna, Moroccan henna and so on, they cover Ramadan and Iftar events as well.
9. SAbeauti Professional Ladies Salon, Al Wuheidah Street
A wide range of services from Arabic henna designs, mehendi, and professional bridal henna, SAbeauti is one of the go-to salons for any henna requirement.
SAbeauti also offers one of the finest home services in Dubai at affordable prices!
8. Eyana Ladies Salon, Karama
Looking for body art? Want to experience a tattoo? Or just looking for something decorative for a special event? Eyana beauty bar can provide you with the perfect henna art solution.
Customers can choose from their extensive collection of henna art or design their own. Followed is the Indian technique which has been in practice for over 5000 years!
7. Afrina Beauty Centre, Al Mamzar
Afrina Beauty has been dedicated to providing the best henna training and henna services for over 28 years now, and has consistently provided high customer satisfaction using quality products.
Their henna designs are described to be detailed and delicate, with a modern twist.
6. Al Marasim Ladies Salon, Umm Suqeim 2, Jumeirah
With experts with both talent and experience in the field on henna application, Al Marasim offers some of the best henna services in town. The salon boasts a huge range of henna tattoo designs from traditional to contemporary ones and services are customized so as to meet niche requirements as well.
Visitors can be assured that products are of premium quality, safe and without chemicals.
5. Rachna Salon, Umm Suqeim 1
Rachna Salon aspired to bring their authentic indian mehendi and henna talents to the UAE and they have done just that. An ode to the Middle East, they believe henna to the the focal point of its offerings.
With constant work and reinventions they have fused arabic designs with traditional henna hand printing which has been passed on through generations.
4. Grand Flora Salon, Jumeirah
Specialising in Arabic henna art, their highly experienced designers create a fusion of contemporary and modern designs and create magic on your hands and feet.
With a wealth of experience spanning over 35 years, they undertake all kind of henna events, they invite visitors to come and experience “unconventional” body art.
3. Dubai Henna by Sara, Jumeirah Lake Towers
Being the First-Ever Internationally Certified Henna Artist in the Middle East, Sara, has dedicated her research towards the usage of safe and natural ingredients and it has made Dubai Henna one of the biggest names in the henna industry.
Dubai Henna provides an array of products and services across different countries and offers henna services for all types of events!
If interested in learning the art of henna, their Henna Academies are located in JLT and students will be taught by the market leader who has taught a number of International students.
2. Vandana Henna Art Designs, Al Safa street
Vandana Makar began her business 25 years back purely out of passion and love for the art, but now it’s developed into an expansive business which specialises in henna designs popular in India, Pakistan and the Middle East.
What makes Vandana’s work stand out is that she strays away from the traditional designs and has launched an innovative form of henna painting with 24 carat gold. Hands are painted with gold to induce a shimmering and glittering effect, perfect to compliment a bride’s dress on her big day.
The henna is 100% safe, nickel free and They paint your hands with gold henna to give it that royal glittering effect. As Vandana says ,this henna is safe, nickel free and biocompatible.
It was difficult, no doubt, going through several designs and seeing how each one stands out compared to the other. However after much contemplation, our number one is…
1.Heritage for Henna, Old Town Island
Heritage for Henna is the REAL DEAL. Not only does the henna paste prepared using special methods and applied using tools unique to Heritage for Henna, but they are known to be extremely skilled in the craft, preserving designs and decorations passed down through generations.
Visitors can customise their designs and the artists bring them alive to adorn their arms and legs.
Heritage for Henna also offer an array of training sessions wherein they show the applicant how to mix different types of henna mixture as well as how to create and apply your own fantastic, unique designs. Classes are also tailored to suit the needs of the applicants.