Our story is one of family, fashion and over 40-years of personalized service and individualized connection with each of our clients.
Al Boushiya, the UAE’s leading multi-brand boutique, specialized in evening and bridal wear, was established in Kuwait City in 1979 by Abdul Rahman & Najwa Kaloti who were among the very first retailers to bring high-end luxury fashion to the region in a multi-brand setting. In 1993, Al Boushiya opened its first Abu Dhabi store. Today, Al Boushiya operates in both Abu Dhabi and Kuwait, and is an entirely family-owned business steered by three generations of women. Al Boushiya prides itself for being a family-led enterprise that values family, friendship, and forging personal relationships with its clientele. Al Boushiya’s product line has expanded through the years and today includes a fine selection of clothing, bridal pieces, shoes, accessories, and exclusive and unique capsule collections.
Lina Kaluti, owner of Abu Dhabi boutique Al Boushiya, is one of the UAE’s most powerful
retailers. Through canny buying and deep personal relationships with clients, Lina has grown
Al Boushiya to be justifiably one of the region’s leading specialty stores.
Lina was among the first to buy Oscar de la Renta, Naeem Khan, and Zuhair Murad in the UAE,
and has always been a keen supporter of young designers. It was Lina who first nurtured many
Emirati women’s love of fashion.
Lina is known to inspire many designers with design ideas, helping them to better understand
the preferences of the market she knows so well and to produce pieces suited to her clients'
tastes and preferences. She is also known for establishing deep relationships and friendships
with her clients.
Raised in Abu Dhabi, Najwa Abdul Hadi grew up in the heart of her mother’s business, spending her after-school hours at Al Boushiya, watching her mother style and dress clients. Najwa moved to Boston in 2007 to complete her college studies. She graduated from Massachusetts College of Art & Design with a BFA in Architecture and joined Al Boushiya in 2013. She is now the fashion director of Al Boushiya and is known for her ability to spot new and emerging talents. She has helped transform the Abu Dhabi boutique into a fashion incubator for young talent. In 2016, Najwa launched Al Boushiya’s e-commerce platform, alboushiya.com. Part of Najwa’s success lies in her fearless approach to fashion. She invests in new brands, has a close and strong relationship with her clients, and has a keen eye for what’s missing in the market.