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Interview with Asil Attar, CEO of Al Yasra Fashion

December 12, 2018:  Q&A WITH ASIL ATTAR    1. Tell us about the relationship between DKNY and Al Yasra Fashion. How has it evolved during the years?   The relationship between DKNY and Al Yasra is one of the best. DKNY has always had a strong presence in the region and a very strong and loyal customer base.  GIII Apparel Group are the new owners of DKNY and bought the brand from the LVMH Group in 2016.  They have a vision to re-focus their energy on the DNA of the brand as it used to be. We have a very strong relationship with GIII on multiple levels – we work closely together on ......

    Aseel Al-Hamad tells CNN: Nothing is impossible

    August 26, 2018:  To celebrate the lifting of Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving, Aseel Al-Hamad, the first female board member of the Saudi Arabian Motor Federation, drove Renault Sport’s 2012 Formula One car around the 2018 French Grand Prix track and became the first Saudi woman to drive a Formula One car.   On this month’s episode of The Circuit, host Amanda Davies meets Al-Hamad to learn more about her hopes for a future full of possibilities for female drivers.   Key Quotes:   Aseel Al-Hamad on her unique opportunity to inspire women in Saudi Arabia: “I have a ......

      Inspired by Prince Mohammed bin Salman's Vision 2030: Nader Sabry

      Nader Sabry, a space tech entrepreneur and mentor, is the creator of the world’s first physiological prayer mat. His online retail company, TIMEZ5, is focused on using space technology to tend to the health and wellness needs of the Muslim/Islamic lifestyle, an economy globally valued at over $2 trillion. Sabry’s prayer mat works in three ways: it reduces pain, improves posture support, and increases energy when praying or meditating. It has a five layer system, which works to achieve those three benefits. Arab News interviewed Sabry to learn more about his work, his views on Saudi innovators and why he wants to be a part of the ......

        Inaugural OBG Business Barometer: Qatar Ceo Survey Published

        Country is adapting to challenges, results indicate   Doha, February 06, 2018:  Almost all decision-makers interviewed for the first release of the Business Barometer: Qatar Survey carried out by Oxford Business Group (OBG) remain upbeat about the local business environment, despite the ongoing boycott implemented by some of its GCC neighbours.   As part of its survey, the global research and consultancy firm asked over 100 high-level executives from across the country’s industries a series of questions aimed at gauging business sentiment. The results of the survey which was done on a face-to-face basis, ......

          A Chat With Mr. David Benedek, the man behind BDK Perfumes.

          I was invited at Robinsons, a Luxury Shopping Destination, to interview a very dynamic, enterprising, enthusiastic and probably the youngest perfume designer- Mr. David Benedek. Mr. David(BDK) has his very own individual perfume house that is based at that Palais Royal, Paris. He demonstrates a strong passion about his work. Furthermore, he grew up in a perfume heaven (Perfume shop in Paris) with his grandparents and parents owning a perfume store. Later, he went on to study Economics and Management. Eventually, his passion drove him to specialize in the field of perfumery and cosmetics.  BDK prefumes are known to be long lasting ......

            Mohsin Abrar – Photographer, United Arab Emirates

            Dubai, UAE, June 9, 2016:   They say that anyone can pick up a camera and start taking beautiful photographs as long as the camera that they use is of utmost quality type. I disagree. If you are naturally born gifted with a third eye like Mohsin Abrar, regardless what camera is at hand – a photograph might be as well taken from the Creator Himself.  Photos that not only depicts the beauty of this world – but also life’s lessons. Did you study photography? No.  I self-taught.  I started photography only three years in Dubai. What do you mean three years? I just picked up my first ......

              Salalah Rotana Resort Q&A with Omer Kaddouri, Rotana's President & CEO

              Why did Rotana choose Salalah for their first hotel in Oman? Oman has always been a key growth market for us to expand into. We pride ourselves in identifying new and upcoming travel destinations people wish to visit and Salalah is growing in popularity. The opening of Salalah Rotana Resort is an exciting one for us, not only does it take us one step closer to reaching our ultimate vision but it has strengthened the company’s standing as the leading hotel management company in the region. Posted on www.godubai.com In which ways do you want to contribute to the Salalah region? The resort is the largest stand alone hotel in the ......

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Mohammed bin Rashid launches “Ministry of Possibilities” to tackle critical national programs and solve the systemic impossibilities of government…

Cabinet to administer world’s first virtual ministry Qatar - April 24, 2019:  His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched the world’s first virtual “Ministry of Possibilities” to incubate and develop radical solutions to government’s most pressing problems.  Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum directed to start working on a number of pressing national programs in the first phase, in the form of four time-bound departments: Department of Anticipatory Services, Department of Behavioral Rewards, Department of UAE Talent and Department of Government ......read more

Chloé Launches The New Spring/summer 2019 Advertising Campaign Featuring Two Iconic “rosie” Style Sunglasses…

April 23, 2019:  Chloé introduces the new, free-spirited Spring/Summer 2019 advertising campaign, inspired by a dreamlike voyage to Greece filled with grace, femininity and sisterhood, shot by Steven Meisel. The immersive imagery, an intimate interior setting infused with Mediterranean light, portrays women’s evocative beauty with intrigue, which highlights the new “Rosie” sunglasses featured in the story. The now iconic design concept takes center stage with a new, gradient Gold/Violet Fuchsia tone, which was inspired by Chloé’s ready-to-wear runway show, and lends an even more vivid aspect to the look. The campaign also features the sharp, new ......read more

VCUarts Qatar, Qatar Foundation and Mall of Qatar to Present “EDGE” Fashion Show on April 27…

20th Edition of the fashion show to be held at the Ooredoo Stage at Mall of Qatar, from 6pm to 7pm on April 27 Qatar, April 23, 2019:  Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar), Qatar Foundation and Mall of Qatar will be presenting “EDGE”, the University’s 20th Annual Fashion Show, on April 27 from 6pm to 7pm at the Ooredoo Stage at Mall of Qatar.  The show features collections from sophomore, junior, and senior students from VCUarts Qatar, as well as three senior students from the University’s Richmond campus. The 2019 fashion show is a platform to inform the audience about a group of emerging, young designers ......read more

Sel & Miel to Open at the Ritz-Carlton, Doha…

Modern French Brasserie to open in Doha on April 25, 2019    Doha, Qatar - April 23, 2019:  The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is pleased to announce the launch of Sel & Miel, the first authentic French brasserie in Doha, which will open its doors to guests on Thursday, 25 April.   Sel & Miel showcases comfortable interiors with four different seating sections which include the main dining area, bar seating, and an indoor terrace. The brasserie will also offer a private dining room, called the Chef’s Table that can accommodate nine guests. The modern brasserie will be offering a delicious authentic French menu prepared to perfection by Chef Alain Regnault and his ......read more

QIC Insured was the Platinum Sponsor of Football Championship organized by Hamad Medical Corporation…

Doha, Qatar -  23 April, 2019:  QIC Insured, the retail arm of Qatar Insurance Group, the flagship insurer of the MENA region recently sponsored the Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) Football Championship.  As a progressive leader in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and socially responsible business practices, the company’s role as a platinum sponsor highlighted its unilateral focus on being a responsible corporate citizen and demonstrated its full support to all sports activities and initiatives.  In view of the partnership, QIC Insured has provided special offers on car insurance, travel, home, personal accident benefit insurance & Anaya ......read more

Msheireb Properties Wins Three Awards at the Tarsheed Awards Ceremony for its Sustainability Developments…

The national real estate developer is revolutionising urban planning and development with innovative and sustainable solutions to enrich people’s lives 22 April 2019, Doha, Qatar—  Last week, Msheireb Properties, the award-winning national real estate developer and subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, won three new accolades during the seventh annual ceremony of the prestigious National Programme for Conservation and Energy Efficiency (Tarsheed), organised by the General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa).  The event was attended by HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani, who presented seven ......read more

Barwa Bank and ibq complete legal merger…

Combined entity’s total assets are valued at more than QAR 80 billion Operational integration to be completed by Q4:2019 The first merger between banks in Qatar’s history The combined entity to operate under the “Barwa Bank” name Doha, Qatar, 22 April 2019 –   Barwa Bank has announced the official completion of its legal merger with International Bank of Qatar (ibq). The merger, which brings two of Qatar’s leading and most dynamic financial players under one roof, will establish a powerhouse Shariah compliant financial institution in both local and regional markets, backed by robust liquidity and solvency ......read more

Cerruti 1881 launches a splendid new collection for the festive season…

 April 21, 2019:  Unique creations that immortalize beauty in a symphony of spectacular designs, crystals and colours, the latest collection of Cerruti 1881 timepieces and jewellery exalt grace and beauty.  Adding to the festivities of the season, the timepieces are emblazoned with gleaming crystals that are speckled on a rich tapestry of colors. The most spectacular timepieces of the collection, Corniglia presents its complete beauty and refinement. Great care has been taken to imbue the timepiece with lucidity and lightness that can be experienced even in the smallest of details like how the lugs seamlessly melt into the unique bracelet and in deftness of the beautiful ......read more

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha Presents an Enchanting Ramadan Tent…

Fifty One East alongside Lagoona Mall, Fnac and JouéClub are the Platinum Sponsors of this year’s Ramadan tent while Qatar Airways is the exclusive airline partner.    Doha, Qatar, April 21, 2019:  The Ritz-Carlton, Doha will be hosting a magical tent experience this Ramadan within the regal setting of Al Wosail Ballroom.    The master chefs have created a menu of distinctive dining offerings that will feature only the finest in Arabian, Eastern and international cuisine. Gastronomists will be delighted by the vast offering of decadent canapés, entrees and mouthwatering desserts. Each dish has been thoughtfully prepared and will deliver robust flavors ......read more

Juliette has a gun's New Vanilla Vibes Perfume, a hymn to Adventure and Freedom, now in the UAE…

April 21, 2019:  Vanilla Vibes is the exhilaration of the unknown, the thrill of the first encounter, the memory of this very moment, sensual and electric, like the trail of the fragrance. Vanilla Vibes is a persistent beat of an olfactive dance, the flame under the ice, the alchemy of the opposites, an invitation to be yourself.  Vanilla Vibes is now available at Beautique stores in Dubai Festival City Mall and Bawabat Al Sharq Mall for AED 520 (100 ml). It is also available at Paris Gallery, Bloomingdale’s, and Harvey Nichols  Close your eyes and get transported across the immensity of the desert. Suddenly, she appears, voluptuous. The natural vanilla reveals ......read more

Education Above All Foundation (EAA) hosts Scholarship Awarding Ceremony for resident students…

Through the support of the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs The first edition witnessed offering 32 scholarships Doha, Qatar, April 21, 2019:   Education Above All (EAA) Foundation’s programme Al Fakhoora, hosted yesterday a special ceremony at Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies (QFIS) auditorium at Education City, to award and announce the students who have been accepted into the “Dynamic Futures Qatar” scholarship programme for the academic year 2018 – 2019. The ceremony was attended by representatives from Education above All (EAA) Foundation, Dr. Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed Al Thani, Director-General of the General Department of Awqaf, Dr. ......read more

Qatar Finance and Business Academy Awards First Powerful Leader Certificate…

DOHA, Qatar – 21 April 2019 –   With a view to empowering human capital, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) is pleased to award its first powerful leader certificate to Khalid Jassim Al Jassim, Security, Fire & Safety Manager at Al-Meera Consumer Goods Company, for taking up its highly acclaimed program, ‘The Powerful Leader’. Enrolling for this program was part of his Professional Development plan in order to enhance leadership skillsets. Falling in line with Al Meera's strategy to develop its employees professionally. It is a continuous professional development solution designed around the busy schedule of senior leaders. The ......read more

Al Khaliji Bank wins big at the European Magazine Awards…

Doha, Qatar, 21 April 2019:   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, is pleased to announce that it has won two prestigious awards- ‘Best Corporate Bank – Qatar’ and ‘Best Financial Inclusion Program – MENA’ at the recently held the European Magazine Awards.  The European Magazine, over the last several years, has been celebrating achievement, innovation and excellence through its annual awards program. It offers corporate organizations an insight into various achievements within a range of organizations. These recognitions add to the achievement of al khaliji bank in Qatar. On receiving the ......read more

Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar welcomes Class of 2023…

DOHA, QATAR, April 20, 2019: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) welcomed more than 80 newly admitted students and their parents at the Marhaba Tartans event on April 18. The evening is an opportunity for incoming students to meet their professors and future classmates, and learn more about studying at CMU-Q.   Michael Trick, dean of CMU-Q, welcomed the Class of 2023 and reminded each of them that they have earned a place at the university. “When we selected you, we looked at your academic accomplishments, your extracurricular interests, and your plans for the future. We chose you because you want to learn, and you are curious and forward-thinking. We have every ......read more

Ralph Lauren Unveils the Earth Polo, Made Completely From Recycled Materials…

Company launches Polo shirt made from recycled plastic bottles and dyed with a waterless process; commits to removing 170 million plastic bottles from landfills and oceans by 2025 April 18, 2019:  Polo Ralph Lauren is reimagining its iconic Polo shirt with Mother Nature in mind. Introducing the Earth Polo, crafted from thread derived entirely from recycled plastic bottles and dyed in an innovative process that uses zero water. Each Earth Polo is made from an average of 12 plastic bottles.  “Ralph Lauren will commit to removing at least 170 million bottles from landfills and oceans by 2025. Plastic waste is a major issue threatening the environment  – we want ......read more

Held under the patronage of Her Excellency, Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani…

The 15th Edition of Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition Showcases the Latest in Modest-Wear Fashion with More than 250 Brands Qatar-India Year of Culture partners with Heya for showstopper with internationally acclaimed designer Suneet Varma Doha, Qatar:  18 April, 2019:  Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition, Qatar’s most popular showcase of abayas and traditional Arabian attire, will return for its 15th edition this month with a rich program of more than 20 fashion shows, seminars, designer workshops and 250+ brands participating in this exciting array of fashion and showmanship.   Held under the patronage of Her Excellency, Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin ......read more

New books from NU-Q faculty…

Doha, Qatar, April 18, 2019:  Media issues in the Middle East – including the digitization of regional advertising and understanding the media and culture in the region, along with and a study of the evolution of American animation are the subjects of three new books that have been written and edited by NU-Q faculty.  “These books document a transformative and dynamic period in the media, particularly the Middle East. As a leading media and communication school in the region, it is imperative for our faculty, and students alike, engage in intellectual inquiry and contribute to literature and research on these topics and beyond,” said Everette E. Dennis, dean ......read more

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