Sahar Al Aufi


Sahar Al Aufi


Sahar Al Aufi has been creating youthful yet sophisticated designs for over 20 years. Coming from a long line of entrepreneurs, she began her design career in 1998 and has since been the founder of the brands Sahar Al Aufi and Melis, as well as the co-founder of Weddings from Italy with her business partner Giuliano Rubini.

Al Aufi’s designs are uniquely modern and elegant yet play off of traditional and cultural styles. Her looks feature the highest quality fabrics adorned with rich embroidery, intricate beadwork, and dainty embellishments. She inspires those who have a passion for fashion and encourages all women to be creative with their style. With the belief that “love is all we need,” she finds inspiration from love and channels it into her work.

Melis By Sahar Al Aufi retails and distributes Italian/Omani manufactured clothing. The company’s manufacturing standards revolve around a keen attention to details, a continuous research and employment of exclusive materials, and the use of ancient tailoring crafting techniques. 

Melis BY Sahar Al Aufi collection includes wedding gowns, stylish bridesmaid dresses, elegant mother of the bride occasion attires, stunning prom apparel, and evening, pageant and cocktail dresses, suits, shirts, pants, tuxedos, sport jackets, and overcoats. 

Our company specializes also in the creation of custom made Suits and wedding gowns. Our top lines are strictly Made in Italy & Made in Oman 


testimonial Madi Lane

Sahar Alaufi was absolutely amazing! Sahar AlaufI custom-made my wedding dress she was very accomodating and knew exactly what I wanted and what to do to ensure I looked my absolute best. I received soo many compliments on the dress on my big day. I can’t thank or recommend Sahar Alaufi enough.

testimonial Amelia

I bought my beautiful wedding dress from Sahar Alaufi highly recommend starting your search with the lovely people who work there. They listen to what you are looking for and make personalized suggestions.

testimonial Katy

After getting engaged in September 2020, I started researching wedding dress places. I would look at all of the different dresses online to see if that was a place I would want to try dresses on. The moment I came across Melis, I immediately fell in love. Every single dress that I looked at online was just stunning, but one in particular caught my eye. I knew my dress was going to be at Melis. The moment you walk into the atelier is simply magical. Everything about it is perfect. The environment, the employees, the knowledge, the taste in fashion. I loved every single dress that I tried on, but the moment I put on the dress I saw online, I knew this was the one. I immediately started tearing up when I saw myself because I could just imagine how my future husband would react. It was simply the most beautiful gown I have ever seen.”

testimonial Emma

Thank you all again so much; being in your salon was truly one of the best days! I went to two bridal stores before coming in. The taste inside and the dresses are so beautiful. Even as I tried on dresses, my family was super comfortable enjoying the music and their drinks, and the happy moments waiting for me to come out to show them the dresses I tried. Everyone was IN LOVE with my removable sleeves from the latest collection they had at that time, and I was over the moon for how I felt so comfortable and so beautiful. Thank you again!”

testimonial Maya

My experience at Melis topped every other! To see all of the gowns without having to dig through them and the elegance of the store made it a dream-like day for me. The consultants were AMAZING in helping me in every way, from assisting me with each dress (sometimes several times because I couldn’t decide) to helping me so easily envision myself walking down the aisle. Finding my gown was a moment of absolute assurance and peace, mixed of course with a ton of excitement! They customized my dress from scratch. I consider myself a difficult client, but they were able to make my experience one of the most easy and beautiful experiences. I was able to get the details in fabric pattern, color, accessories from the same pattern, and the dress that flatters my body shape. From the moment I said “yes” to the dress, I had no hesitation that I would feel amazing in it on my wedding day, and I am so thankful for the experienced tailors and designer who were there to make my dream come true.

testimonial Clara

It was pure magic. It’s going to take us a long time to come down to earth. It was truly a dream come true! I took a virtual appointment at first to feel the place and the employees. They were able to convince me immediately to pick only Melis as my wedding store. They made me feel safe and in good hands. The professionalism of the brand starts from the tailors to the designer. The dress they designed for me was a ‘Wow, I felt like a bride.’ I’ve never felt prettier. It was such a stunning experience.


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