Updated: Nov 6, 2022
I can’t believe that we will be celebrating our 8ths birthday at Paper Fig, it feels like only yesterday that we were blowing out the candles following our first successful year in business. That first year was truly incredible, but these past years have been even more amazing and I am so grateful to be experiencing 2022 with Paper Fig’s beautiful, supportive community and family.
The first years were a journey full of self-discovery, and we had to overcome many challenges in the desire to reach our goals. It’s amazing to think that we started out with 10 staff and now, 7 years in, we employ 45 staff here at Paper Fig. I'm also blessed that during these years my little family got bigger with our little one Mohammed.
Our story began with desserts, coffee, and a very limited menu – and now we are serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and also catering for your events.
It’s an old cliché, but it’s true: “Find something you love, and never work another day in your life”... Although this journey hasn’t been easy, I would not have it any other way – I am so inspired by you, our team, and the people we’ve met along the way: You give us strength. This process has also given me a very precious giſt: I have realized my own strength.
I am so proud to be doing this work, as an Emirati entrepreneur, a woman, a mother, and a wife. This is my greatest passion. Your smiles are the most precious reward.
Thank you for supporting us. May we always be your favorite sweet retreat.
All my love, Nawal