The People Of Sand Blog

  • Travels | Zaya Beach Villas | United Arab Emirates

    [...] Zaya is a boutique real estate and hospitality development on the secluded Nurai Island. The Arabic word ‘nur’ means ‘light’. If you are looking for amazing sunsets over the Arabian Gulf, then this is it. One can access the island with a short boat ride from Saadiyat Island, and there you will find Zaya situated in the heart of the island. This private island resort has beautiful Beach Houses, Bijou Beach Villas, breathtaking Beach Retreats and several restaurants.

    The Zaya Beach Villas are designed to blend into the landscape, reflecting the surrounding beauty of the natural environment. The styling approach of The Native Bohemians was to fuse the contemporary luxury of Zaya with their own earthy approach. Interior spaces allow an abundant amount of natural light to flood in and bounce from high ceilings. It’s a photographer’s dream! Reem and Arsalan’s passion for beautiful and comfortable spaces is evident in their approach to recreate a striking, functional and practical environment. The eclectic style reminds one that this bohemian couple travels and that they are true gypsies at heart. They treasure their experiences and have an admiration for different cultures and styles. [...] Read more on:

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    Stylist: The Native Bohemians

    Products: white leather pouffes (available on our store)


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  • Feature | The Hundred, Wellness Center | Dubai, UAE

    Seen in Dubai.

    Our beni ourain carpets and leather pouffes found a new home at The Hundred, Wellness Center in Dubai. Decorated by The Native Bohemians.

    Asma Hilal Lootah, is the Founder of The Hundred Wellness Centre. Winner of Mohammed Bin Rashid Award 2010, Ahlan magazine HOT100 2011, Emirates Woman of The Year 2012. The Hundred Wellness Centre, 53b Street, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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  • Order your customized Beni Ourain Carpet

    Beni Ourain carpets (also called Beni Ouarain) are considered the most prestigious rugs in Morocco, made from the very finest wool by our team of 6 women in the Atlas Mountains.

    Every piece is one of its kind, unique. The rugs are luxurious and perfect for any sort of home design. These stunning pieces are made from natural dyes to provide a soft, neutral colours that is popular with our interior design client base.

    It takes 280 hours of weaving to complete a Beni Ourain rug and 4 different steps: hand spinning of the wool, knotting the rug, yeing and trimming and washing. 

    1. Select the model

    2. Select the size

    3. Select the color (cream or white)

    We offer custom sized Beni Ourain Carpets. It takes 4-7 weeks to be made by our team of women in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. 

    Each house is different and it is sometimes quite difficult to find the right size. 

    Sizes (approximatively):

  • Prices: from EUR376 (AED1543, $420)

    Visit our collection here

     If you don't see your size, please contact us at hello[at]


    Tags: Carpets

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  • Interiors | A House in Tangers | Morocco

    Morocco | A House in Tangers. Photographer: Jordi Canosa.

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  • Travels | DarZahia: Boutique Hotel/Airbnb | Taroudant, Morocco

    In the heart of the Medina nestled in the feverish lanes of the city, Dar Zahia, quiet and silent, welcomes guests into its cool lush garden. An authentic Amazigh Berber styled Riad in Taroudant, Dar Zahia is built of clay and been carefully restored to respect the traditions of the houses in Southern Morocco. Dar Zahia offers guests a deeply relaxing stay in Taroudant.
    Tags: Morocco, Travels

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  • ▶ Video | One of the Coolest 68-Year-Olds in the Cosmos: Lita Albuquerque – YouTube

    Lita Albuquerque was born in Santa Monica, California and raised in Tunisia, North Africa and Paris, France. At the age of eleven she settled with her family in the U.S. She graduated with a BFA from University of California, Los Angeles, and studied at the Otis College of Art and Design, from 1971 to 1972.

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