Handcrafted from the finest leather
Deeply rooted in local tradition, while remaining ahead of trends, Albatar is a homegrown brand of Emirati sandals, perfect for the modern gentleman. Handcrafted from the finest leather, each pair is designed for maximum comfort.
Founded in Abu Dhabi in 2016, Albatar is an up-and-coming UAE luxury brand, with its products designed and produced in Italy. Various leathers and finishes are available, catering to a savvy and sophisticated clientele.
Creative designer and founder Salem Al Romaithi says, “As an Emirati, I understand what the local gentleman looks for when selecting traditional footwear. This is why Albatar will never compromise on quality or design. I find the Italian craftsmanship to be unmatched when it comes to ecosystem and artisan – perfect for designing and manufacturing Albatar.”
The current collection features seven designs, including the special Abu Dhabi edition, dedicated to Al Romaithi’s hometown. Classic colours like white and honey, or unique shades like denim and olive green, are all part of the range. Modern textures such as ostrich and python add an interesting mix, while some pairs contain traditional patterns inspired by Middle Eastern culture.
Contemporary with cushioned insoles, Albatar promises luxury, style and comfort with every pair. Find its store on Hamdan bin Mohammed Street in Abu Dhabi, open Sat-Thu 10am-10pm, Fri 5pm-10pm, or call 02 666 8688 to find out more.