Through a creative and charitable retail space that pays homage to Arabian souks of a bygone era, the Mirbad pop-up shopping event in Abu Dhabi has now become one of the most highly anticipated events on the Emirates’ social calendar.
Founded by Maitha Al Mehairbi, Maitha Al Foulati and Noura Al Foulati, Mirbad aims to capture the ambience and presence of a traditional Arabian souk whilst keeping up to date with artistic trends and inclinations through pieces that embody contemporary design and modern aestheticism. However, it is not only the mysticism of craftsmen and makers setting up shop in a unique social setting that makes Mirbad such a special name amongst retailers, it is also their promotion of conscious consumerism. The group runs itself foremost as a nonprofit, raising money for charity during the pop-up’s three-day duration. Since its inception in 2013, vendors get access to free space while allocating 20 percent of their sales to Mirbad which are then given to charity.
From the 11 to 14 January, Mirbad will host another charitable pop-up at the esteemed Al Forsan International Sports Resort & Club. Presenting the perfect opportunity for customers to engage with artisans in the field of jewellery, clothing, decorative arts and other goods, Mirbad is set to present a fresh and modern take on equine art whilst also promoting a conscious and charitable take on the retail experience. This is shopping with ‘feel-good’ mission.