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We are a specialist Darbuka company based in London, UK. Have a read about who we are and our commitment to you. 

Founded by Ibraheem Malik, we are the fastest growing Darbuka company in Europe, with warehouses and presence in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Austria, the Netherlands, and of course, the UK. We also sell significantly in the United States and Canada.

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Ibraheem Malik | Managing Director

The Darbuka Mastery Program

The Darbuka Mastery Program | Our Flagship Darbuka Course

Malik Instruments have one simple goal; to provide the Western Darbuka player with everything they need to be incredible. We source the highest quality Darbukas from Egypt, ensuring that only the best instruments are sold via our platforms. We also worked tirelessly for over a year to create the Darbuka Mastery Program, a market leading Darbuka instruction that takes the complete Darbuka beginner to a point of mastery.

Here at Malik Instruments, we believe in quality above all else. We can say with confidence that the Darbukas that you purchase from us are better than 95% of the Darbukas that you’ll find in Egypt. Each of our Darbukas is meticulously checked at three stages of it’s manufacturing journey, firstly before it leaves Egypt, secondly when it arrives in the UK and thirdly just before it is shipped to a customer. Our team consists of experienced Darbuka players who know exactly what to look for when ensuring an instrument is in perfect condition prior to a customer receiving it.

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Gawharet El Fan | Our Official Partners

We source our instruments from Gawharet El Fan, one of the oldest Darbuka companies around. Gawharet El Fan were the first company to design the Mother of Pearl Darbuka in the 1970s, and remain the most reliable and well known Darbuka brand in this industry. The Malik Instruments team work closely with the Gawharet El Fan team to provide incredible quality products to Western World. Only the products which are absolutely perfect are marked as “Export Grade”, and shipped to our warehouses for sale in the Western world.

What makes Malik Instruments special is, without a doubt, our people. In the Darbuka business, where every product is handmade, it’s the human touch that makes all the difference. Our team care about ensuring you as a customer have the best experience and we will work tirelessly to support you in your Darbuka journey. So no matter what stage you are on that journey, rest assured that Malik Instruments are with you and on hand to support you, every single step of the way!

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Malik Instruments | The Fastest Growing Darbuka Company in the World


Our Commitment to you


Here at Malik Instruments, we value and cherish our Darbuka community. We have customers from around the world, over 20,000 followers on Facebook, and presence in 12 countries across 4 continents. We take our customers and their satisfaction very seriously and that's why we commit to:


  • Providing excellent products
  • Ensuring exceptional customer service
  • Caring and supporting each and and every member of our community
  • A hassle free shopping experience
  • Continued developments and innovations in the Darbuka field


When you buy from Malik Instruments, you buy from a London based firm of Darbuka players, lovers and experts. We want you to be assured that you are buying the best products around, from people who care deeply about providing you with everything you need to be incredible. 


Join Us on Our Journey


If you'd like to keep in touch with us and get updates on the latest goings-on here at Malik Instruments, please join the Malik Instruments Darbuka Lounge Facebook group, and make sure to add your email address to our Newsletter using the form at the very bottom of this page.