About Us

A bit about us!

Welcome to Made in the Desert, home to locally and lovingly inspired personalised gifts and contemporary art.

Here at Made in the Desert, we think that living in the UAE, is amazing, with the ever changing landscape, exciting vision for growth, opportunities and multi-cultural society.  Which is why we have designed and created a wide range of gifts celebrating the UAE and wonderful times spent living here.

Our personalised bespoke gifts are unique, beautifully designed, and individually handprinted here in Dubai. There is simply nothing more thoughtful than a personalised gift, that has been designed and handcrafted just for you.


A bit about me!


Originally from the UK, I moved to Dubai 6 years ago.  

Prior to becoming a mum of 2, I was a gift buyer working with some of the UK's largest multi-national retailers.  

I am very hands on in both designing and printing our gifts, and love working with individual customers / companies to bring their ideas to life.  

I love the creative process of developing a gift and the sheer joy they can bring, whether it be designing and hand printing a one off personalised gift or developing locally inspired gifts on a larger scale and I hope you love them too.  

Michelle x