Art Therapy Workshop For UAE Orphans

June 26, 2014 1 Comment

We promised that for every doll you purchased we would gift one to an orphan and allow them to make it their own in an art workshop...well the giving begins now!

Working in collaboration with START, a non-profit organisation founded by Art Dubai and the Al Madad Foundation, we will give nearly 40 orphaned girls and boys from around the UAE the opportunity to create their own dolls.

“The process of doll creation can be both liberating and healing. It gives the children an opportunity to self reflect, process what they have been through and control at least one piece of their world. So when someone purchases a Dumyé doll, not only does a child in their life receive a meaningful gift to laugh, play, and dream with, but an orphan does as well.” - Sahar Wahbeh, Founder of Dumyé

The children, aged from 4 to 15 years, will receive a blank organic-cotton-stuffed doll and various craft supplies to make it their own. Children younger then 4 years will receive a ready-made doll personalized by one of our loving volunteers. You can see all the fun they had making dolls in the slide show below.


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1 Response

Sahar Mahboobi
Sahar Mahboobi

October 28, 2015

Hi there,
love the idea it is pretty inspiring the purpose is pure and constructive in every way. we ar in event management company maybe we can work together and introduce Dumye to some of our organizational clients??
let me know what you think and how we can work together.

all the best and wishing you best of luck.


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Shipping & Returns

How long until my order ships?

All items ship within 72 hours with the exception of our Personalized Designer Dolls, which can take up to 2 weeks, as they are made to order.

After my order ships, how long does it take to get to me?

Within the United Arab Emirates it takes 1-2 days and internationally it takes 3-5 days. Most of our international orders ship via FedEx. You will receive a tracking number by email once the courier has collected your order from our studio.

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All our dolls are handmade in the United Arab Emirates and ship from there.  

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Please be advised that international orders may incur a customs or duty charge upon entering your country. These charges are determined and paid to your government. Dumyé does not have any control over these charges. Please touch base with your countries customs office for more details.  While we cannot guarantee it, historically speaking dolls shipped to the USA have not incurred any additional charges upon entering the country.

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We want you to be super happy with your doll. If you're not, we would like the opportunity to make it right. You may return any order within 14 days of receiving it. Send us an email to and we will let you know what needs to happen next. Shipping is nonrefundable. Please note, our Personalized Designer Dolls and any doll that has been personalized with a monogrammed heart has been made just for you and is not eligible to be returned. If your order is defected please except our apologies and send us an email to with a picture of the defect, so we can swiftly make things right.