Recently I had the absolute pleasure of meeting one of the founders of My List AE. Not only did Julie tell me all about the incredible things that My List AE offer, but she also spurred on my entrepreneurial mojo! Julie has carved out a business for herself by recognising the gap in the market for an online gift registry. Lets face it, most of us are away from our family here in Dubai and My List AE could be the answer you’ve been looking for.
To tell us more about how it works and some of the incredible items available, I’ll hand you over to Julie herself:
Tell me more about how My List works?
MyList.ae is the leading online multi-store gift registry in the UAE and offers Wedding & Honeymoon registry services.
> Set up your online Wedding / Honeymoon registry for FREE
> Pick up gifts online and inform your friends and relatives
> Just go shopping!
It’s flexible as you can purchase whatever you like from your initial gift list or something else from any partner store. You will be able to choose among high quality and well-known brand items as MyList catalogue references more than:
An international Department Store: Galeries Lafayette The Dubai Mall
A travel agency: Al Arabi Travel Agency
40 partner stores & services: Tavola, Banyan Tree, Top Chef, O de Rose, Andrew Martin, D.Tales, Balloon Adventures, Ashraf Electronics, Harvest Home, Seawings, Urban Energy…
100 brands: Apple, Alessi, Emma Bridgewater, Kitchen Aid, Samsung, Recaro, Muuto, Design House Stockholm, Le Creuset, Staub, WMF…
2,000 items referenced: kitchenware, honeymoon, flights above Dubai, fitness classes, spa treatments, furniture, electronic items, private chef, fashion, artwork, cooking school…
You can even donate to charities through your Wedding registry.
If you were creating a wedding list what would your top 5 items be?
- A set of fine china is a staple on every wish list. Rarely would you buy yourself a full fine china dinner set so your wedding is the perfect time to ask for ones. I love the Dhara and Ravissement dinner sets by Deshoulieres available in Galeries Lafayette The Dubai Mall
4. A week-end escape in a private villa of Banyan Tree Ras-Al-Khaimah to relax after the Wedding and to enjoy the last days before going back to the reality or a honeymoon package with Al Arabi Travel Agency in Maldives or Seychelles
Who is your most quirky industry partner?
I am not sure if “quirky” is the best word to use for O de Rose but I really love the unique pieces they supply in store – always with an Arabian twist.
Cooking courses of Top Chef Dubai are really a must-have to offer to the newlyweds. They will share an amazing experience with Head Chef Hadrien in their cooking studio in Jumeirah.
Hot-air balloon flights above the desert are also an original Wedding gift that guests will love to buy for your Wedding.
Is there a honeymoon option?
We have recently partnered with Al Arabi Travel Agency, a leading bespoke agency established in the UAE since 1992, to launch an online honeymoon and travel registry.
You can sign up for our free honeymoon registry and start receiving gifts.
We are thrilled to launch this new online service for people living in the UAE and the Middle East who are getting married. It was a continuous demand from our existing clients and this is really something we wanted to add to our Wedding registry section. Your guests can now contribute towards your honeymoon in Maldives, Seychelles or any other dream destination…
Your honeymoon should be the most memorable travel of your life. It is the perfect way to relax after the Wedding, It might be the last travel before starting a family when long-distance travels and peaceful moments together will become more difficult to organize (laughs)
We chose Al Arabi Travel Agency because this is one of the most experienced travel agencies in Dubai which provides our clients a complete travel management service whilst maintaining the best possible personalised service (like we do) with their highly trained professional consultants, client profiles for all executives and an emergency after hours contact.
How does it work?
1. Select your honeymoon
2. Reveal to friends and family
3. Receive your gifts
Our service is totally FREE for you and your guests.
For more details click here
As the founder of My List, was there a moment when you knew you’d created a successful company?
When I arrived in Dubai, I was 6 month pregnant and I could not believe that none of the most well-known stores did not provide an online gift registry service. Having used an online Wedding list for my own wedding back in Europe, I knew how useful it was for us and for our guests living all over the world.
When you answer to a need and when you help your clients notwithstanding their culture and traditions, there is no doubt that the success will be there!
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not running My List?
Being an entrepreneur is a 100% full-time job but I allow some time for myself and my family.
I love spending time with my husband and my boys (4 yrs old and 2 1/2 yrs old). I am a tennis and running addict as Dubai offers so many opportunities to exercise outdoor.
Travelling and reading are also activities that allow me to think, dream…and create!