Our Story


Let me tell you about me. My name is Raquel and I am Portuguese, mother to Martim and the founder of Martin and Ella. I have been living in the Middle East for over 10 years.

Though I graduated in Psychology, I always had a special interest in Interior Design, Architecture and Arts in general.  The arrival of Martim has inspired me further and is one of the reasons I decided to create Martin and Ella. Exploring and enjoying the world of children’s brands soon became a passion and one that I am very happy to share and bring to you.

Throughout my travels, back home to Portugal or holidays abroad, I would bring back elements that I loved and that I couldn’t find in the Middle East, and gradually the idea of setting up my own company was born. Martin and Ella would bring to the Middle East a collection of excellent brands, known for the best quality and finest designs, made easily available to everyone.

Martin and Ella is based in Dubai with reach to all the GCC countries. It is a multi-brand online store, catering for all your children’s clothing, toys and room decoration needs.

Martin and Ella brand’s strive for Design excellency whilst developed in a sustainable way.  We are passionate about our choices and hope that you enjoy them and find them as inspiring as we do!