Arabic Mehandi is best known for its beautiful flowery and leafy trail that flows from the index finger to the wrist and beyond. You can get it done on both the front and the back sides of the hand. Needless to say, it is one of the most trending designs which is loved by the young and the adults alike. Arabic Mehandi, as the name suggests, descended from the Arabic countries and slowly made its journey to the Asian countries like India and Pakistan. It has gained so much momentum that it is appreciated even by the brides. The designs are suitable for all sorts of occasions. Besides getting an Arabic Mehandi design done on your hands, you can get similar patterns on your feet too.
Like the traditional Indian henna designs, the Arabic Mehandi designs contain mostly paisleys, flowery vines and leaves, and mostly flowing design trails. Besides this, the designs also contain a lot of chequered patterns, meshwork, and dot work, all done diagonally. It has both intricate and bold designs but it is the bold designs that are dominant. Because of that, it looks like three dimensional. What makes Arabic Mehandi designs distinct from the usual Mehandi styles is space work. The designs leave ample space so that a sense of symmetry can be seen. The nature-inspired theme makes the whole design look lively and feminine. That’s the beauty of Arabic Mehandi designs for the brides too.
Arabic designs can go from being extremely simple to complicate. Beginners can first try with basic patterns and outlines to get used to the design. The good news for the beginners is that the design mostly consists of trails and recurring motifs and strokes that are easy to draw freehanded. Simple Arabic Mehandi designs are a good option for people who do not want an overpowering design to fill their hands. Rather, with the space provided, Arabic Mehandi designs look pretty elegant. Here we have collected some amazing Arabic Mehandi designs not just for hands, but feet too. Whether it is the front hand or the back one, you need not look any further than this list. The list of 55 amazing Arabic Mehandi designs that we have put together is definitely bound to set the record straight for anyone who is in dire need of good design.
1. Prominent Paisley Design
This Mehandi design has amazing paisley patterns that look totally cool. The center portion has a cool mesh design along with a little leaf work, while the fingers are beautifully adorned with swirly patterns. This is a great design for weddings or receptions.
2. Back Hand Finger and Wrist Design
This design is totally adorable as it is simple, yet a bit different from the conventional Arabic design pattern. The index finger is beautifully decorated just like the conventional design, while the design of the other parts is not connected with the finger design. This is pretty unconventional. The central design is of lotus which looks charming with the boundary dot work and the wrist band design.
3. Double Trail Design
This design is exceptionally feminine and beautified with a leafy trail pattern. The trails are an important part of the Arabic Mehandi design. This design consists of three trail patterns that move adjacent to each other and hence explicating a sense of symmetry.
4. Index and Little Finger Design
This Arabic Mehandi design is a bit unique because of two different trails that begin from the index and the pinky finger. The central design is of flowers and leaves.
5. Intricate Arabic Designs
This Arabic Mehandi design begins not from the index finger but the pinky finger. However, the tiny detailing on each finger looks pretty amazing.
6. Back Finger Designs
The backhand Mehandi designs are the most creative ones. This one looks very elegant with the leafy trail on the wrist. It is quite ornamental. The wrist design looks like an extension of the finger design.
7. Rose Design
This design is not too elaborate but a trail of sleek leafy patterns that looks absolutely stunning and elegant. I like how little roses are added in the trail to absorb the monotony of the design. The floral pattern on finger seems quite bold than the usual patterns and it complements the sleek middle portion of the hand.
8. Mesh Arabic Design
The most attractive part of this design is the meshwork on the tips of the fingers. The traditional Arabic pattern which begins from the index finger has been reversed and the trail int his design begins from the pinky finger. The Arabic pattern of the central design looks quite flawless and symmetrical. The design on the wrist is not linear but done in a V shape, which adds a certain elegance to the overall design.
9. Arabic Design on Ankle
10. Arabic Design on Feet
Arabic patterns can also be made on feet. You can add the design on the central or the side of your feet, and in fact, it looks amazing on the ankle too. The playful flowery design is quite feminine.
11. Simple on the Arm
There might be many ideas for the front and back of the hand for Arabic Designs, however, this design is made just for the arms. You do not really need any Mehandi for your hands if it is not a traditional occasion. The design on the arms works as a tattoo and can gel well with any western outfit too.
12. Mandala Floral Arabic Pattern
This design can not be more flowery. The huge rose pattern looks quite amazing added to the mandala. The finger design looks quite ornamental. The spacing is apt as it gives a neat look to the design. You can go for an elaborate nail artwork for your design as it will complement well with the henna design.
13. Absolutely Rosy
This design, like the one above, is very floral. I like how the roses are done with bold strokes instead of sleek ones. Roses are an important element of the Arabic Mehandi designs as it looks quite feminine and royal. Here, the central pattern is a string of roses tied up together. The second trail of roses has a bolder rose design. In fact, what makes the two trails distinct and hence, the whole design unique is the contrasting techniques used for making the roses.
14. Arabic Full Feet Designs
If you would notice, you will see that this design has an assortment of flower types which is quite typical of any Arabic Mehandi design patterns. The little toe fingers are done with leafy motifs to complete and complement the whole look. In fact, I think that it is just because of the leafy vibes that the flowers are accentuated. The shading done on the central flower is pretty spectacular and since it is the central flower, the other flowers in this design have been kept pretty simple.
15. Shading Effects
This design has used a more shaded effect than the previous designs on this list. Shading is quite a popular and common element of any Arabi Mehandi design. The intricate patterns reveal that they need a sort of professionalism to handle this sort of design. It is quite fairytale-like because of the flowery theme and the circular design in the middle which resembles a mirror.
16. Butterfly and Flowers
This is not your common Arabic Mehandi pattern. The distinct thing about this design is the addition of the butterfly that is sitting on the central flower. It is indeed a welcoming element of the design. Furthermore, the design is combined with meshwork, leaves, dot work, and trails of leaves.
17. Flowery Chandelier
This design gives a gothic vibe. The overall theme is that of a chandelier that looks quite majestic. All the elements in this design are symmetrically placed together which looks extremely flawless. I like the way how it is done with so much precision that it looks professionally done. With a design like this, you do not really need any added jewelry for your hands.
18. Inspired from a Canvas
This design seems as if it is truly taken out of your dreams. It is surreal! The basic elements of any Arabic Mehandi design that are the flowers and shading effect are present here. The artistic caliber is quite evident here. It would be quite true to say that this piece of work is not just a Mehandi design, but a work of art.
19. A Lace Cloth Finish
This design mainly has the mesh pattern spread all over the back of the hand. The meshwork resembles a lace glove that looks quite fancy and elegant. In addition to the meshwork, the flowery elements are the next best thing in this design. This design has a number of factors including natural as well as geometrical figurines that combine to form a unique look. You can use this design for any occasion if not weddings. Such kinds of designs are pretty common in Indian Mehandi designs too. It looks very spectacular.
20. Mesh Effect
This design, like the one above, has a dominant mesh pattern work. However, the difference is that the design above was much bolder. This one is a more intricate pattern. The matter of appreciation is the incorporation of flowers in the mesh which takes up a lot of time since the design is sleek. What makes the meshwork different is also the fact that two lines are used instead of the traditional one-line pattern. The intricacy of the meshwork is accentuated by the neighboring bolder patterns. The combination of bold and intricate patterns is what makes this design beautiful to look at.
21. Leg Arabic Design
Arabic Mehandi designs have the most elaborative and unique patterns that look great on feet or back and in front of the hands. You might have seen lace effect on hands before, but here, the lace effect is done on the feet. The subordinating flower theme gels well with the whole pattern. Do not overlook the leafy trails because they add to the beauty of the whole design.
22. Criss-Cross Design
The criss-cross lines or the meshwork is pretty simple here. It is done with a single line but it is different because of the dome-shaped patterns that move along with this. The dome pattern also helps to thicken the mesh lines. The design that begins from the wrist and moves along the arm is gain floral with a little leaf work. Such similar designs are also used in Indian Mehandi design but the difference is noticed because of the ample spacing and combination of different designs that are employed in the Arabic Mehandi designs.
23. Floral Design for Front Feet
It is a rather eye-catchy design for Arabic Mehandi lovers. I think the credit goes to the bold flower patterns that are the central theme of the design. This bold pattern is contrasted with the intricated double-lined meshwork. I think contrasting different elements work well with any design. The nails are also given a bold outline and hence it is an overall neat pattern. You can choose to extend your design further till your legs or can leave it just as it is.
24. Traditional Arabic Design on Feet
The design that you see here is very similar to the design that is usually made on the hand. Just like the hand rabic Mehandi design, this pattern starts from the toe. The patterns are very delicate and the meshwork is absolutely reserved for the toe fingers. Both the toe and finger designs are separated with ample space provided by the dome. The nails too are provided with an outline.
25. Intricate Finger Design
We all know the importance of spaces in Arabic Mehandi designs. Well, spaces are popular, however, half hand Mehandi designs have gained popularity too. The central part of the hand is not too much decorated while the fingers and wrists are decorated with a mix of bold and intricate designs. The designs are a mix of floral patterns and leafy vines. If you notice, you will also find two parrots sitting on the dotted trail. This design sure captures the scenery.
26. Edge of the Feet
This design is a perfect combination of lattice and lacework. Looking at it, one can not really say that these patterns are restricted to architecture. The border of the feet is done perfectly with a bold and intricate design of leaves. Have you ever seen a movie from the Victorian era and have noticed the lacework on women’s gloves? This pattern gels well with that. Or you can see a similar pattern on a beautiful handkerchief too. This design would definitely stand out and you can also get a similar theme on your arms and hands too. An Arabic Mehandi design like this would definitely win your many compliments on any occasion that you attend.
27. Resembles the Stocking
With this kind of design, you would not be able to differentiate between an Arabic Mehandi design or a regular stocking. I think it would look amazing with a set of traditional ‘Punjabi juttis’, however, it also gives a modern vibe from the ankle above. The combination of traditional and contemporary is a brilliant idea. Another great idea would be to team it up with a short lehenga and a crop top. You can then remove your footwear and dance the night away with these gorgeous designs on your feet.
28. Half Hand Design
This half hand design is a trademark pattern of Arabic Mehandi designs. It is beautiful, flowery and full of dainty patterns. It is a combination of beautiful intricate as well as bold strokes. The inner strokes are pretty delicate and are balanced by the outer and a more bolder outline of bold strokes. You must consider getting a design like this if you wish to stand out in any occasion.
29. Matching Hand and Feet Design
You can always get a matching design with your feet and your hand when it comes to Arabic Mehandi designs. Once again, the basic designs are incorporated with an amalgamation of bolder and lighter strokes which provides a definite balance to the whole design. The meshwork is beautiful too.
30. Full of Arches
This design looks as if it has been inspired by the domes and architecture of the Mughal era. I love how the dome design looks extremely royal. The dome shape is the trademark design of the Arabic Mehandi Patterns. It is a common sight. besides rabic Mehandi designs, the dome pattern can also be used in the Indian Mehandi designs too. Such types of designs are perfect for the brides. Wearing heavy bangles along with it would complement the design further.
31. Dome Shaped Pattern
This Arabic Mehandi might look extremely simple to the eyes, but getting a perfect dome every time is a matter of practice! It does look neat and symmetrical and I like how the dome separates the hand design from that of the wrist which is a meshwork done to look like a wrist band.
32. Beautiful Arabic Design
The most attractive part of this design is the space that the center hand has given to the wrist design. In addition o this, these designs are in sync with each other because of the similar shapes, however, the one on the center has a proper dome shape arch which gives it a regal vibe. The dome design is intricately done with delicate floral patterns and gives a super feminine look. The other thing to notice is the fingers, that are not fully covered in design but only half covered. Although the central theme is floral, you can also add paisleys, meshwork and dot work to give this design a variety.
33. Identical Feet and Hand Design
The feet and hands are totally identical in this Arabic Mehandi pattern. Once again the dome pattern is the highlight of this design and while there are not too many flower vibes in this one, the center of hand has one big flower. The rest of the hand and feet are decorated with a mix of bold and delicate patterns. Getting a similar design on the feet and hand is always a great idea, don’t you think?
34. Grand Arabic Design
This design is all about arches and tiny flowers that surround them well. I like how the fingers have been decorated with a mesh design because it serves as a great filler. It is a delicate design and does not overwhelm the overall look. I will have to say that the precision of this design is quite great. It is super symmetrical.
35. Arabic Design on Feet for the Bride
This design is an unusual reminder of the Indian place of worship where the top-most dome resembles a halo around the diety’s head. The arches are pretty beautiful and it opens the door to the floral epiphany. Arabic Mehandi designs are mostly all about arches and flowers, along with various other combinations of designs. The henna color is best suited to her red bridal collection. The golden ornaments on her ‘juttis’ are perfectly complementary to the henna design. Overall, the look is pretty subtle and not too overcrowded.
36. Heart Themed
You can see a ton of hearts in this one. It definitely has to be for the bride because of all this love that is here in this Arabic Feet Design pattern. No matter what the basic design pattern is, whether it is dot work, domes, paisleys or meshwork, it is accentuated with the addition of hearts. Since almost the whole design is done with bold hearts, it is quite easy to make and wouldn’t really need any expertise. However, you can add some delicate and intricate patterns to balance out the look.
37. Golden Toe Nails
What makes this Arabic Mehandi pattern stand out is its color which is contrasted with the golden toenail paint. This design is done with black henna and it sure has that gothic vibes to it. The design takes us back to the old Victorian era and its architecture. As you can see, this design is rather easy because of the heavy meshwork which is quite simple to do.
39. Turkish Inspired Henna Design
This is a super delicate design as it barely has any bold patterns. The whole hand is done with intricate designs. The best part of this design is the fact that all these intricacies make it look rather neat. Many of us would feel that it has a Turkish ring to it.
40. Princess Henna Design
This Arabic Mehandi design has lotus for its central pattern. It is quite amusing how Arabic designs and Indian designs have some sort of resemblance with each other and many elements from one design can be interrelated with the other one. Even though it does not cover the whole leg, it is pretty perfect for any traditional occasion. The anklet design is bolder than the one on the central foot and the dot pattern is ornamental, thus, giving the whole jewelry vibes.
41. Lotus Motif
Flowers are everywhere when it comes to henna pattern. The majority of people decide to move further with rose and lotus designs. And why not? The Roses and the Lotus motif look extremely appealing. It adds a certain regal feels to the whole outlook. While flowers are used for both Indian and Arabic Mehandi patterns, the only difference is the use of strokes and patterns.
42. Different Flower Designs
You can make any henna pattern stand out with the use of different elements. You can add jewels or gemstones to add a little glamour to your design. There are countless ways that can be used to enhance your designs. This rabic Mehandi design has everything to look unique and stand out from the rest- the bold curves, the glimmering gemstones, and the beautiful shading effect.
43. Shaded Lotus Design
In this design, one hand has lotus flower as its central theme while the other hand has the rose from as its principal theme. If you may notice, both the hands have identical designs apart from the main flower patterns. A design like this is great if you want a sense of similarity among both the hands.
44. Mix of Elements
You can see distinctly that the main design in these Arabic Mehandi patterns is that of the peacock. Peacock is sacred and a royal bird and hence it is used very commonly in Arabic and Indian Mehandi patterns. The henna design has numerous other elemnts, like paisleys, flowers, dot work, meshwork, elephants and domes that are totally approrpiate for any young bride.
45. Arm Band
You do not really have to have your whole hands covered in henna designs, rather you can keep it simple by adding an ornamental pattern to yout skin. The arm band is nothing but a plain design incorporating the lotus flower. The trio of the lotus is beautifully captured inside a dome. It is a great theme.
46. Anklet Inspired Henna Design
This design is elegant, minimalistic and yet ornamental. You do not really need to wear any feet jewelry if you already have your feet decorated with something like this.
47. Blooming Lotus Design
This desing is quite heavy in the middle part and seems like the lotus is blooming in the center. The design is a bit complicated but makes for a perfect design if you are not looking for something too professional. It is overcrowded but perfect for any traditional ocsasion.
48. Chained Lotus Design
This is very similar to a chandelier, however, here, the chandelier is fitted with a blooming lotus flower. The chain-like hangings look pretty delicate and it is a wonderous work of art. It looks elegant and yet very attractive.
49. Flowery Vine
This is probably the most common Arabic Mehandi design, vines, paisleys and a trail of flowers. The single trail of all these elements is the most common form of Arabic Mehandi design. I think that Arabic Mehandi designs like these are more suitable for the bridesmaids instead of the bride herself. Arabic Mehandi designs can be made more intricate by filling the hands more than you normally do but it will lose its traditional appeal. I specifically admire how the tips of the fingers have been simply colored with some henna to complete the look.
50. Vine Inspired Arabic Pattern
Just like a single trail is made on the front hand, like the one, as shown above, you can make a single trail pattern on the back of your hand too. Vines are easy to draw and it looks super trendy too. What makes this different is the fact that the design has been extended to the middle finger as well.
51. Extension of Jewelry
This design is a bit far from the usual as it begins from the ring finger, but still, it is a subtle one. The pattern is very symmetrical and delicate and gives the girly and chic vibes. If you look closely, you would realize that it looks as if it is an extension of hand jewelry.
52. Outline Arabic Design
This is the simplest Arabic design pattern that you can ever make on your hand. It is nothing but an outline of traditional Arabic Mehandi patterns. Even if it is quite simple, it still steals the show. The shading effect adds to the achievement of the look. It is rather very enchanting.
53. Minimalistic Arabic Design
This design too is very minimalistic, just like the one we saw above. To elaborate on this design a bit, you can say that it is a rose flower that is surrounded by other flowers along with some other elements like the paisleys and leaves. You can see a bit of dot work too. Not really for the bride, though this design would suit well for the relatives.
54. Jewelry Inspired Arabic Design
A pattern like this looks exactly like an extension of jewelry. With such curves and patterns, it is hard to pass. A design like this would want you to skip any other jewelry, however, a subtle anklet would always enhance the overall look of it. Clearly, henna always works to enhance the beauty of the overall look. You may choose to cover your whole feet or even legs too, but some like to keep it simple and sober. For them, this design is absolutely perfect.
55. Gothic Arabic Pattern
This henna color is as dark as any haunted mansion and that’s exactly why it has a certain appeal to it. It is a combination of both bold and intricate patterns that together turns out to be quite appealing. Considering a design like this would definitely make you stand apart in the crowd.