About Shahi Hamad

Shahi grew up a true Dubai kid with weekends consisting of jumping waves on the beach to desert exploring. She learnt early on she had a love for the environment, forcing everyone in the neighbourhood to recycle and she started the recycling initiative at school. After moving to London to study, she soon realized she also had a passion for fashion. Upon returning to Dubai in 2005 she embarked on her first entrepreneurial venture in 2005 opening the UAEs first lifestyle concept store Five Green, shortly followed by many others including 50°C gift store. Having lived in Dubai, New York and currently London she considers herself a global Arab with three things at heart fashion, writing and being good to the environment. When all three collide, she is at her happiest.