Harper’s Bazaar X Mall of Emirates

The Shoot


Harper’s Bazaar Arabia hired Meraki to work on this film: A Night At The Mall. It was produced in partnership with Mall of the Emirates to celebrate the beginning of World of Fashion 2020 and to promote the mall.

Location & Duration

The shoot for A Night At The Mall took place over 2 nights in October 2020 inside the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai.

All COVID health and safety guidelines were strictly adhered to throughout shooting and a COVID officer was present on set.


Meraki provided full film production services for this shoot. Harper’s Bazaar Arabia provided additional assistance with styling, hair and make-up.

The Talent


The talent for this shoot were not models, rather they were a group of influential figures, from athletes to artists, from across the UAE.

The film starred: dancer and choreographer Joyce Amil, singer-songwriter Layla Kardan, fashion blogger Nadya Hasan, parkour athlete Amal Murad, and the UAE’s first professional ballerina Alia Al Neyadi.

Director of Photography

Martin J Leahy was the DoP for the A Night At The Mall shoot. He has over 10 years’ experience in film and television, across commercials, music videos and short films.

Creative Director

Harper’s Bazaar Arabia’s own The Editor in Chief, Olivia Philips, was the Creative Director for this film.


Meraki sourced local Director Thabit Salem for this shoot.

Fashion Director

Anna Castan, Fashion Director for Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, was also the fashion director for this shoot.