Haute Secrets: The Favorite Dubai Locations of Famed Couturier Faraz Manan

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In 2003 when Faraz Manan started on his journey as a designer with the help of his mother, Memoona Manan, even he couldn’t have imagined the heights to which his talents would take him. Now a celebrated couturier, Manan is living the dream as he sees his aesthetics brought to life on haute couture fashionistas around the globe.

Bursting onto the fashion scene in 2003, Faraz delighted and stunned the industry with his masterful designs and exquisite attention to every last detail. Whether luxury pret, couture or classic wear, the signature elements of precision and graceful beauty are embellished in each Faraz Manan collection.

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The Faraz Manan bridal collections feature elegance, timelessness and the materials of dreams.
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The attention to detail and exquisite embellishments are the hallmark of famed designer Faraz Manan.

Capitalizing on the high demand for his work, Faraz recently opened a storefront in Dubai that is already the talk of the town in fashion circles. If an occasion calls for elegance, glamour, sophistication and unique style, Manan is the name that is on the lips of women across the globe.

His most recent couture collection, Desert Royal, was revealed to an awe-inspired crowd by none other than Karisma Kapoor, who has become a close friend of Manan after she wore some of his designs. Kapoor serves as the face behind his brand. Truly at the apex of the fashion world, Manan has designed couture for the Saudi Royal Family, Victoria Beckham and Deepika Padukone.

Though catapulted to spectacular heights of fame, Manan remains grounded in his humble personality as well as his activities, favoring beach-side talks set to the sounds of nature rather than loud clubs overflowing with people.

Setting aside some time from his jet-setting and laborious schedule, renowned couturier Faraz Manan sat down with Dr. Nasrine Abushakra for an exclusive interview to discuss the locations in Dubai that he finds the most fabulous.



Where were you born? Lahore

How long have you lived in your region? All my life

Neighborhood: Gulberg

Favorite Dubai Restaurant: La Petite Maison

Best Sushi: Salmon Sashimi

Best Italian: Ravioli

Best Dessert: Molten Cake

Best place for a romantic date: By the beach

Best Sunday Brunch: Bagatelle

Best place for a power business meeting: Capital Club DIFC

If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend? Palace Hotel

Favorite shopping venue/boutique: Faraz Manan Jumeriah

Best Spa: Royal Mirage

Favorite Cultural Event: Eid

Best Steakhouse: Nusr-Et

Best Pizza: Margarita

Best Gym/Athletic Facility: Four Seasons

Describe your city in three words: Culture, food & Fashion

All-around favorite spot in in your town: Coya

Best Aspect of your town/city/region: Food