The Popularity of Henna in Dubai

henna in Dubai

Are you unable to find a good henna artist in Dubai who could come and apply your favorite designs? The good news is that salon at-home services in the city offer henna applications too.

Trying to find good henna in Dubai can be challenging if you do not know the right places. You can book salon services at home with just a few clicks to make things easier. This way, you will not have to worry about traveling to a salon to get it.

History of Henna in Dubai

Henna is a thick aromatic paste that is prepared by crushing henna leaves (Lawsonia Inermis) and mixing them with water and an acidic liquid (lemon or vinegar). This paste when applied to hands and feet leaves a stain on the skin that usually ranges from dark red to brownish.

Dubai is known for its traditional art and culture and henna is one of them. For centuries, people living in deserts have been using it for its natural cooling properties. They soak their hands and feet in the henna paste to control their body temperatures. Apart from regulating body heat, people also started using it to beautify their bodies when they discovered it leaves a stain. This gave birth to the idea of applying henna patterns to hands and feet for decorative purposes on special occasions. Brides wore henna even thousands of years ago as a symbol of good luck and fortune. They still do.

Besides the Middle East, henna as a body art has existed in various other cultures such as Indian, Pakistani, and African. It is traceable back to the ancient era of mummies in Egypt. According to legends, Cleopatra, the renowned queen, also adorned herself with henna for beautification purposes on various occasions.

Occasions to Get Henna Art in Dubai

Henna art is quite popular in Dubai owing to its rich traditional value. A full-fledged ritual takes place at least three days before the wedding day in which beautiful henna designs are applied to the bride. An entire day is devoted to the activity in which all the female friends and family take part. An elder family member usually paints the henna for the bride in traditional families.

Henna art is also common during religious celebrations such as Eid-Ul-Fitr, Eid-Al-Adha, Diwali, and Karwachauth. In fact, henna application has become a special planned event with festivities of its own. 

These days henna application is not restricted to special occasions only. Since it is not permanent like the ink tattoos, people like to get temporary henna body art even when there’s no special occasion. 

Common Uses of Henna

Henna body art continues to be a popular beauty treatment in Dubai today. People love henna due to its organic nature, strong scent, and ability to form a rich, deep color. 

Let’s have a look at some of its uses.

Henna Tattoos

People have always decorated their bodies with artwork like tattoos to exhibit personality and beauty. Although preferred by many, these are permanent and painful to get. A henna tattoo, on the contrary, is only temporary and lasts for one to two weeks making it a preferable option.  

You can use henna to create beautiful and intricate designs on the body. Once the application is complete, it needs to dry for a few hours after which you can wash it off. The longer the henna is left to dry, the darker the stain. However, the intensity of the tint also depends on the type of skin and the area of application.

Weather Protection

Henna is known to have certain cooling properties. When applied to the skin, it immediately cools it down. Owing to this, people use it in the summer to deal with extremely hot weather. Not only women but men also apply henna to their palms and soles to relieve the heat. This is quite similar to the way Peppermint or Eucalyptus helps cool the skin. They also apply it to their scalp to get rid of headaches. 

Hair Dye, and Hair Nourishment

Not only in Dubai but people in other Middle Eastern countries also use henna as a hair dye to color their hair a beautiful auburn color. It is a great ingredient to color hair naturally. Apart from coloring, it also strengthens, conditions, and nourishes the hair. Moreover, it is thought of as a great remedy for dandruff as well, due to its antibacterial and antifungal properties.

Nail Color

People also use henna as an organic substitute to nail polishes. Compared to commercial nail colors with various chemicals, henna has no damaging effects. The best part is that it lasts longer, and you don’t have to bear the ugly sight of chipped nail polish.


Henna art is a must-have for happy occasions in Dubai. If you are unable to find a salon in your vicinity, you can get henna in Dubai from expert henna artists who come to you. It’s convenient, and hassle free.

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