DIRAC Shopping in DUBAI


So in this second instalment of the traditional forms of Dirac shopping, we are going to look into everyone’s favourite way of shopping for a Dirac when a wedding invite comes through your post box. YES, a trip to Dubai.

Ladies, we all love a nice little getaway abroad.

The prospect of sun, sea, sand, spa’s and shopping are all the things we crave especially when we look out of the window when the weather is gloomy and its pouring down with rain.

A party or wedding invite is sometimes just the excuse you need to treat yourself to a few days away to find yourself the perfect dirac (the sun, sea and sand are the added bonus).

Day dreaming aside,

Lets face it, we can’t always jump on a plane to Dubai for some Dirac shopping every time we are invited to a wedding (especially if the wedding we’ve been invited to is for the cousin of a friend of a friend of a friend …).

In reality it’s not practical; imagine having to fly away to Norway to buy a decent winter jacket or Paris every time you wanted to buy the latest perfume.

Flights to Dubai can range from £400 onwards up to £1000 or more for an economy ticket depending on the season. That does not even take into account the cost of your accommodation, food and that is even before you’ve gone Dirac shopping.

If you need a Dirac to help you look fabulous for your next wedding invite without putting a hole in your purse, then look no further. If you need style tips or recommendations, then our team of stylist are always on hand, dont hesitate to get in touch with them on info@heblayo.com

Don’t settle for less than the best.

Come and shop with Heblayo.

Till next time,


heblayo.com pictures from Somali Week Festival 2014 – Part 1


The Somali Week Festival is an annual event organised by Kayd Somali Arts and Culture which showcases the best of Somali arts and culture, both old and new. The festival offers a mix of events including poetry, literature, panel discussions, documentary film screenings, music and theatre. Through these different artistic forms, Somali Week Festival has explored a variety of themes in past years and has become a widely recognized and anticipated annual event in the UK.

This was an ideal event for heblayo.com to take part in and we thoroughly enjoyed the 3 nights we took part, meeting so many people along the way. Below is a selection of pictures from  Sunday the 26th October 2014 which was the finale for this year’s Somali Week Festival.


heblyo.com exhibition banner


heblyo.com exhibition table


heblyo.com Dirac’s


crowd entering the event



Stage almost ready


the legendary Maryan Mursal


Packed Oxford House




heblayo.com taking part in somali week festival 2014

We are delighted to be part of the Somali Week Festival 2014 which is taking place in Oxford House, Derbyshire Street, London, E2 6HG.

heblayo.com will have an exhibition stand where you can meet some of our team members, get to know us a little better and have a look at some of our products (which can also be purchased at the event).

To find out the full schedule of events at the Somali Week Festival this weekend the 25th/26th October 2014:

Somali Week Festival 2014 Schedule

As part of this fantastic event, we have a FREE SHIPPING offer where you can order any item from the heblayo.com store up to Sunday the 26th October at 3PM which you can then pick up at the Somali Week Festival.

All you have to do is enter the promo code:


on the basket page as shown on the screen below. Remember, once you enter the Free Shipping promo code, click on apply coupon button to redeem this deal. If you have any difficulties, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team on info@heblayo.com


Basket Page

Enjoy the rest of week and we sure hope to meet you all at the Somali Week Festival this weekend.

Ta ta for now :)