Friday Feature – The inspiring Dana from @dee4dana

Tell us more about yourself

Hmm.. Not really sure where to start.. I work full time at an Insurance company and I am currently pursuing my bachelor’s degree in International Business part time, and my favorite part of my life is that I’m a fashion blogger.  I’m inspired by the little details that make a difference in this world!

My style.. Well.. It’s an everyday wear, available for everyone! I always find myself looking for something unique that makes people stand out! It all relies on having the ability to pick out something “different”

I put lots of efforts into making sure the materials I post on the blog are always different, finding affordable options similar to the outfits I choose, and trying to portray the story behind each and every outfit to my readers!



If someone were to ask you what do you do, what would you say?

I spend most of my days working at an insurance company in Abu Dhabi which I enjoy, but my heart lies in fashion. Proudly, I am a fashion blogger.


Tells us more about deefordana; what encouraged you to have your own fashion blog?

I owe it all to my family and friends who have supported me throughout the process and motivated me in sharing my lifestyle diaries and fashion inspirations, ideas, and tips!


List your 3 of favorite items you cannot leave the house without:

Red lipstick, bronzer, and Mascara


Any plans for the future you would like to share with? 

I’m currently in the process of collaborating with great brands and amazing people. Can’t wait to finally launch these collaborations!


If you had to pick one to place to shop in Abu Dhabi, where would you go?

If you mean one mall, then I would go for Yas mall, but if you mean one shop then this is a very VERY difficult question.. I shop from so many different places! Mmm I guess I’m going to choose Zara


What’s your favorite quote ?

“Stay humble, work hard, be kind..”


How do you start your day?

Morning routine.. Wake up, smile, and get dressed because you’re late for work!




What makes you laugh, smile and be joyful?

In general, every good thing in my life happens from the wonderful people I am blessed to be surrounded with! These people make me laugh with all my heart, smile for their happiness, and joyful to their success and excited for their future. Their Joy brings me joy!


As Health Coach Students of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, we believe wellbeing  isn’t just about nutrition, it’s also about managing stress, sleeping well, exercise and self-care. What is your typical …

  • Exercise routine: Squats and sit ups daily!
  • Way to decompress from a busy day: Take off my heels, wear my sweatpants, lay down, and watch an episode of new girl or a rerun of friends
  • Favorite bedtime ritual: take a warm shower, moisturize, and catch up with all the beautiful people I know on IG
  • Self-care tip: I try to eat an orange every day, have a healthy green salad with every lunch, and drink green tea


You mentioned on your blog that cooking is another passion of yours, especially when it comes to modernize you grandparents’ recipes; any healthy recipes you would like to share with us?

Yes!! I love cooking, and one my favorite recipes from my grandma “Teta”  is grilled chicken with Zaatar!

Recipe:Mix the below in a  bowl

3 Tablespoons of Thyme (dry Zaatar)

Half a Teaspoon of black pepper

Half a teaspoon of Salt

One teaspoon of Sumac

Half a teaspoon of Cardamom

Half a teaspoon of Cinnamon

2 Tablespoons of Olive Oil

1 Tablespoon of water

1 teaspoon of Coriander

Marinate the chicken for 30 minutes

Heat oven to 230 C


If you could pick one meal to eat over and over again, what would it be?

Seafood! I like it grilled, fried, steamed, cooked with rice or pastas! So yeah.. maybe not that obvious but I would choose seafood.


What’s the one food you avoid at all time?

Asian! I love going to Asian restaurants a lot and I enjoy the atmosphere and some of their dishes, but I don’t do well with Asian spices.


Finally, where can everyone keep up with you?

I try to make myself available all the time.. With working, studying, and blogging I sometimes feel overwhelmed with things to do but I tend to find myself sitting at a cafe around the beautiful city of Abu Dhabi hanging out with friends and family and just catching my breath!


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