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My Entertainment: Maha Abdul Rasheed

Dubai’s first lady of vintage and owner of Jumeirah’s Bambah boutique Maha Abdul Rasheed, talks glamorous getaways and golden-era movies

  • By Farah Andrews, Scene magazine
  • Published: 10:42 November 20, 2012
  • Scene

  • Image Credit: Supplied picture
  • Manolo Blahnik is Maha's favourite fashion designer.

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Favourite film of all time? Casablanca
Favourite film seen in last month? The Vow
Ultimate movie icon? Audrey Hepburn
Movie character you’d most like to play? Holly Golightly
Favourite movie quote? “Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine,” Rick Blaine in Casablanca
Favourite movie snack? Gummy Bears
First record you ever bought? El Último Cuple, Sarita Montiel
Favourite band? Red Hot Chili Peppers
Song to be played at your funeral? Traditionally, music won’t be played at my funeral, but for the sake of the argument, I’d say Raoui, by Souad Massi
Best album of all time? Strangers in the Night, Frank Sinatra 
Song guaranteed to get you on the dance floor? Tongue Tied, Charlie Wilson


Favourite designer? Manolo Blahnik
Favourite fashion capital? Paris
Favourite restaurant in the UAE? La Petite Maison
And what dish do you always order there? The onion tart
Last book read? The Yacoubian Building by Alaa Al Aswany
Last thing you bought? A black and white polka dot Fifties skirt
Favourite holiday destination? Capri, Italy
Favourite hotel? The Weinmeister, Berlin
 Best website?
Favourite celebrity hottie? Harvey Specter from Suits 
Best UAE hangout? The Gramercy
Personal motto? You only live once
Describe yourself in three words? A vintage-aholic control freak
Word or phrase you most say? “You’re kidding me!”

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