Sitting Down With Global Citizen

September 22, 2013 4 Comments

"Bringing back meaning to toys, one handmade doll at a time." - Global Citizen

We are honored that Global Citizen invited us to be a part of their September/October 2013 issue. If you are in the Middle East, be sure to pick up a copy. 

"Every detail, from the intricate hairdos to the bows on the feet is indicative of their extraordinary craftsmanship." - Nausheen Noor, Global Citizen Contributor

"This calling had been sitting in my headspace for some time and I think becoming a mother gave me the courage to explore it. If I didn't have the courage to fulfill my potential, how could I ask her to? If I wasn't willing to try and make a positive difference in this crazy world, how could I ask her to? If I wasn't willing to put my values above profit, how could I ask her to?" - Sahar Wahbeh, Dumyé Founder

Global Citizen has shined a bright light on our mission and we are incredibly grateful. If you too know someone who would appreciate our hand-crafted dolls and our greater purpose, don't be shy and share Dumyé's story with them. To make it easy you can use those cute little social sharing buttons below. Thank you xo 

Read the full article here.
Correction: The article in Global Citizen incorrectly states that Dumyé has already gifted dolls to orphans in Africa. Although Dumyé has a relationship with an orphanage in Africa, no dolls have been gifted as of September 2013. 

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4 Responses


September 26, 2013

Thank you Judy ♥


September 25, 2013

Great article, great work!! Love reading your story =)


September 22, 2013

Thanks Ameena! We are very excited to be able to share our story with Global Citizen’s readers. xo


September 22, 2013

Sharing space with Oprah! Boom! Go Sahar and your Dumyettes!!

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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.

Where does my doll ship from?

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.