52 Simply Elegant Arabic Mehndi Designs

Hailing from the Arabian region, Arabic mehndi designs are renowned worldwide for their elegant and contemporary appearances. This kind of mehndi design flows freely with sharp strokes and a mixture of different elements. Once applied, all the elements come together to form a wonderful concoction of aesthetic designs.

Arabic henna designs are not only the favorite of Indian women but also the top preference of Pakistani and Egyptian ladies as well. While some historians argue that henna was originated in the subcontinent of India, others say that it was brought to India by Egyptians in the 12th century. No matter where it might have originated, Indians have been applying mehendi since the beginning of times and have a huge significance towards it.

Mehendi in India is not just the art of drawing in one’s skin with graceful patterns, it has a lot of cultural as well as religious significance. Not only are they auspicious, but they are also considered a sign of good luck in Indian weddings. Women and even men in India apply mehendi on their arms and legs during their wedding to ward off the evil eye.

The most common Arabic mehndi include detailed floral patterns, leaf designs, paisley motifs, and circular mandala artwork. We have put together a list of different types of Arabic mehendi designs for some major artistic feels. Dive in and get the inspiration you were looking for!

1. Basic Floral Arabic Mehndi Design

Sharp, sleek, and stunning, this mehndi design is filled with floral and leaf motifs. The sufficient empty spaces elevate the beauty of this design making it seem more elegant. The detailing is simple and can be done by an amateur as well.

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2. Geometric Design With Lotus Motif

How striking is this Arabic Mehndi design? Who would have thought that an amalgam of geometric design and lotus flowers would look good together? Three of the fingers feature intricate line artwork while the other two fingers feature leaf design.

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3. Petal Designs In A Delicate Trail

We simply love this design because of its simplicity. All the finger but one are semi laden with elementary patterns while the design in the ring finger flows and forms a delightful ‘S’ in the palm. The S is covered with petals and leaves motifs.

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4. Floral Band Arabic Mehndi Design

This design incorporates a carefully designed floral band in both the back of your palm and the wrist. The floral band is accompanied by leaves that give this design a heavy look. The fingers are also delicately painted with tiny leaves.

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5. Unadulterated Elegance

A mixture of so many elements, this design is so soothing to the eyes. From flowers to circles, and lines to leaves, this Arabic mehndi design has so much going on. It makes for a perfect design for the sister of the bride.

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6. Enchanting Blossoms

When it comes to Arabic Mehndi Designs, nothing can beat a simple floral design. We love how the index finger starts with a basic design but ends up with a delicate blossom trail that goes up to the wrist. Right below the middle finger is a fleeting trail of dots that I think is the highlight of this entire piece.

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7. Not So Conventional Arabic Mehndi Design

One of the most offbeat yet stunning Arabic mehndi design, this is easily one of our favourite designs in the entire list. The fingers feature a mixture of jaali and lotus design while the palm is beautifully decorated with florals and geometric designs. From the wrist and below you can see an amalgamation of lacy and floral works.

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8. Checkered Fingers

Perfect for someone looking for a design that is easy to apply and yet undeniably fashionable. No matter how new you are to henna, anyone with an artistic capability can apply this design with ease.

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9. Crescent Moon Arabic Mehndi Design

This design is unique in itself as it is a perfect amalgamation of paisley, floral, lace, and coil design. It features a thick and thin stroke design which enhances the beauty of this mehendi. So, what are you waiting for? Go Get yourself this mehndi design right now!

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10. Sharp And Edgy

Get this uber-chic Arabic mehndi design painted in your arms and go boho. While one arm has a delicately drawn mandala design, the other flaunts curvy design with plenty of empty spaces. The finishing in the fingers is so precise and sharp.

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11. Graceful Coils

How elegant is this intricate chain and coil henna design? This design is so minimal that it pleases the eyes. The climber type leaves adorning the fingers look lifelike and the design below it with flowers and coils is just gorgeous.

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12. Intricate Patterns With Plenty Of Empty Space

Similar to one of the previous designs that we featured, we just couldn’t stop ourselves from sharing this mehndi pattern. The favorite thing about this design is the ornamental bracelet and the overall jewel-like design of the entire mehendi.

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13. Multi-Patterned Arabic Mehndi Design

Lovely blossoms, plenty of whirls, flowy leaves, and curvy lines come together meticulously to complete this henna design.

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14. Clustered Beauty

A half backhand design, this clustered piece is extremely accurate and precise. Right from flowers, laces to leaves, and cute little dots, this design has it all in it.

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15. Oh So Minimal

This is one of our more contemporary designs. The back of the hand has a captivating free-flowing flower design while the fingers are decorated with carefully drawn tribal patterns.

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16. Alluring Simplicity

These pretty leaves and dainty dots joined together with complexity makes for a unique and easy to draw henna design.

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17. Just Like An Accessory

With the top backhand part looking like a finger ring cum chain and the wrist part looking like a thick floral bracelet, this mehndi Arabic design is undeniably beautiful. The pearl and floral detailing looks superb together.

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18. Double Trouble

How pretty is this mandala dominated style? The index and the pinky finger flow down to the palm with multi-patterned design and break out into multiple tiny mandalas of ranging sizes. After sufficient space, two more extended mandalas break out from just a little below the wrist.

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19. Simple Yet Voguish

This peppy finger art design is a hit due to its simplicity and elegance. The backhand design features a diamond design in the back index finger that trails down to create a delicate climber leaf design.

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20. Bold And Beautiful

Not just limited to the front hand, the backhand can also be adorned with this decked up Arabian mehndi design. The fingers are blazing alive with symmetrical design while the forearm is embellished with multiple carefully drawn patterns.

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21. Trail Arabic Mehndi Design

Hand decorated with enough of quintessential empty spaces and sufficient peppy paisley design, we loved the basic elements of this henna patterns.

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22. Floral Trail With Checkered Design

We just cannot seem to take our eyes off this gorgeous Arabic Mehndi design. From florals to checks, this mehndi design has almost everything pretty. The delightful blend of florals, leaf, and checkered patterns leave us wanting for more.

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23. Checks And Peppy Leaves Arabic Mehndi Design

Thin strokes with extremely perfect finishing of dainty leaves and jaali design embellished with tiny flowers.

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24. Oh So Soothing Arabic Mehndi Design

This mehndi with its meticulous detailing and perfect finishing is an ultimate eye-catcher. Flaunt this design with that perfect mehendi outfit and look marvelous in it.

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25. The Arabic Way

The epitome of the quintessential Arabian mehndi design, decorate your hand with delicacy. Get this design painted in your hand for a modern and chic look.

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26. Hearty Affair Arabic Mehndi Design

Honestly, this design with two delicate hearts and a flower motif is seriously under-appreciated. Following an intricate line patterned design, I’d have my hand painted with this design any day!

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27. Through Thick And Thin

Handpicked for someone who is not very fond of heavy mehndi design, this Arabic design should be your go-to pattern. Extremely minimalist but leaving a mark, here is a design with three heavily patterned fingers flowing down to form a 3/4th mandala.

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28. Eye-Pleasing Back Hand Arabic Mehndi Design

When multi-patterned fingers are adjoined with the lace patterned design in the back of the hand, magic is created. The lace pattern further trails down to meet a wrist band of detailed tribal print.

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29. Hanging Mandala

jewel-like backhand Arabic mehndi design features lace design in the index as well as the pinky finger and the design streams downward in the form of three chains or thread adjoined with a magnificent mandala.

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30. Sinfully Beautiful Arabic Mehndi Design

Predominantly adorned with complicated and tiny floral motifs, there is just something that is sinfully beautiful about this Arabic mehndi design.

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31. Thick Leafy Arabic Henna Design

When it comes to Arabic Mehndi Design, it is very rare when a design with thick strokes catches our eyes and this is one of those designs.

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32. Love-Birds

Soar your wings and fly high with this Arabic mehndi design with bird and floral motifs. We adore this design because of how well aligned it is and would definitely draw this in the palm of our little ones.

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33. A Musical Trail

Arabic mehndi designs with plenty of clear spaces are strikingly gorgeous and we cannot get over this particular piece.

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34. Just Finger And Wrist

Adorn your arms and legs both with this matching Arabic mehndi design, specially designed for the sister of the bride and get ready for the upcoming shaadi season.

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35. Lots Of Florals

One look is all it takes to fall in love with this exquisite henna design. Just look at how clean the strokes are and how magnificent the finishing of this design is.

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36. Feathery Rings

Our top choice for an Arabic bridal mehndi design. It is precise, thorough, creative, and traditional all at the same time.

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37. Fine Foliage With Multiple Chakras

Something straight out of a fairytale, this design looks as if a string of leaves were wrapped around your finger. The string of leaves breezes downward to a mind-blowing semicircle with a commendable finishing.

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38. Artistic Beauty

Can’t stop staring at the intricacy of this design? Neither can we! We love each and every little thing about this design. From the jaali work to the floral motifs, and the swirly coils to the dot detailing. We are obsessed and we cannot stop!

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39. Arabic Mehndi Design

When two hearts come together to form a pattern, how can we ever dislike it?

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40. Geometric Charm

Thin stoke is definitely phenomenal but bold strokes are known to enhance an Arabic mehndi design like nothing else. They hold the attention and make people want to hold your hand and take a little more time to observe the patterns.

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41. Refined Arabic Mehndi Design

So clean and crisp, this level of intricacy is usually hard to obtain but with this design, anyone could do it. The artistic use of contouring makes this design truly unique.

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42. Trail From The Middle Finger

Starting from the middle finger and trailing down to the wrist, this Arabic mehndi design is easy to make and stylish nonetheless.

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Since a lot of you are specifically looking for leg Arabic mehndi designs, below are some handpicked designs just for you.

43. Bel Leg Arabic Mehndi Design

Just like a backhand Arabic mehndi design this design also follows the same trail pattern but in the leg.

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44. Pathway To Beauty

Leave the top of your feet empty and design an Arabic henna trail through the side of your feet for a unique design.

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45. A Blossom Trail

An elementary yet voguish Arabic mehndi design, it is easy to draw yet looks flawless and detailed.

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46. Jhumka Resembling Mandala Style

Embellish your leg with a simple mehendi style with a mandala finished with a floral motif.

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47. Peacock Bridal Leg Mehendi

What started as a simple floral and leaf motif Arabic mehndi design ends with a majestic Peacock with a huge feather stretching outwards.

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48. Detail Oriented Side Leg Arabic Mehndi Art

Meticulously drawn design with a keen focus on the detailing. Get this painted in your legs to make an amazing statement.

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49. Mandala Arabic Mehndi Leg Design

When a mandala is drawn in an Arabic style mehndi, it usually depicts the changing wheel of life and a big upcoming change. This little detailing makes this design perfect for a bride.

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50. Leafy Tiara With Checkered Detailing Arabic Mehndi Design

We have quite not seen a design like this. It is so unique and contemporary. Not at all heavy, we suggest this design for the best friend of the bride.

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51. Floral Designs With Leaves

Depicting your wild side, adorn your leg with a design that is as wild and free-flowing as you are.

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52. Jhumka Gira Pao Mein

This ornamental design features a string artwork with jhumka motif in the center.

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Did you screenshot your favorite design yet? If not, scroll back and screenshot the design you feel is right for your arms and legs.

Other Outstanding Mehndi Designs For You:

Full Hand Mehndi Design

Bridal Mehndi

Khafif Mehndi Designs

Back Hand Mehndi Design

Kids Mehndi Designs