UAE-based Brand Eyes International Expansion

Created by an Emirati entrepreneur, Lava is a range of luxury handcrafted candles


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Founded in 2016 by Sheikha Amna, Lava is a collection of handcrafted candles produced in the UAE. Lava opened its first stand-alone Candle Bar in the Galleria Mall, Abu Dhabi last year and is also available in multiple locations, including Bloomingdales, Harvey Nichols and Galleries Lafayette. 

Commenting, Lava head of brand and business development Gemma Creed said: "Lava was originally a passion project that has blossomed into a successful business. Our visionary founder, who has a creative entrepreneurial spirit, took her love for developing customised fragrances and luxurious hand-made candles. This year, we look forward to connecting with our customers, whether this is at our Candle Bar in the Galleria, on our website, or our clients’ homes."

With over 35 lines across eight collections, each Lava candle combines fragrances of Arabic heritage and exotic ingredients from Grasse perfumery houses.

For 2019 Lava is focusing on producing new candles and scents’ collections and looking to expand  beyond the UAE to department stores in London such as Selfridges, Harrods and Liberty’s.

Lava candles can be purchased online at,, and

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