Desert River is a young and dynamic Dubai based company specializing in the distribution of European lifestyle brands and event rentals. Desert River was set-up in January 2004 by Claudia van der Werf and Michiel Schröeder, both Dutch nationals, each with extensive experience with various international five star hotel chains. The company has since been very successful in bringing new European quality products, through retail, wholesale and rental operations to the market. Desert River has built a good name and trust in the local community and our products are frequently featured in leading designer’s magazines in the GCC. Our contemporary products are ideal for homes, offices, hotels and commercial projects. We represent a limited number of high-quality European brands that are distinctly different in their own right. Only originals so to say because there ain’t nothing like the real thing! We distribute throughout the Middle East and have dealers in various countries. Amongst others, our lifestyle brands include Fatboy from The Netherlands and Slide from Italy. To target the consumer market for European quality design products, Desert River in 2010 launched a webshop called www.filini.com for funky designs & cool gifts. This is the UAE’s sexiest on-line retail shop, with new brands and products added frequently, like Imagilight (Belgium) Moree (Germany) and Design of Love (IT).