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 ......
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.
Aseel Al-Hamad on her unique opportunity to inspire women in Saudi Arabia:
“I have a ......
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 ......
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, ......
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 ......
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 ......
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 ......
Over 400 brands and retailers are NOW OPEN at Doha Festival City offering shoppers their favorite summer fashion, beauty, and accessories essentials as well as specialty stories including homewares, fitness, and sport.
Doha, Qatar – 2 July 2020: As part of the second phase of the gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions in Qatar, Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only destination for shopping has expanded its reopening capacity to welcome back shoppers to their favorite shops and brands.
Visitors can now shop from all their favorite fashion, home décor, electronics, accessories and beauty brands, with an extended capacity of up to 50% of the regular mall ......read more
July 04, 2020: Millie Bobby Brown can now add jewellery codesigner to an already impressive list of titles, which includes being the face of and ambassador for Pandora Me, when the latest range of jewellery launches globally on 2 July.
Brown collaborated with Pandora’s designers and creative directors to codesign four dangle charms and an earring sold as a single stud as part of the range of new Pandora Me jewellery, inspired by Brown’s vision of summer. A star-fish, pineapple, flamingo, ocean wave and sea turtle are the symbols Brown chose to bring to life in her co-creations.
Brown said she loved the process of co-creating the bold and colourful charms for ......read more
Doha, Qatar - July 02, 2020: Grey Doha, announced the winner for “Best Low Budget Campaign” at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) UK Excellence Awards 2020.
The win followed the unique execution of #ICarryHerName (#be7mol2esma) cultural campaign for Galler Chocolatier Lebanon, a premium Belgium chocolate brand leading quality chocolate production worldwide.
The winning campaign that was launched in Lebanon on Father’s Day 2019 reached a remarkable 1 million users on social media, boosting brand sales and leaving a positive social impact on gender equality, all within a very smart budget.
Recognizing deep-rooted ......read more
July 01, 2020: A year after its official launch, Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet continues to evolve with five new Selfwinding date, hour, minute and second references and five new Selfwinding Chronograph models. Adorned with complex lacquered dials and a palette of deep colours, these novelties offer a new contemporary twist to this timeless round watch.
Rising to a new challenge, Audemars Piguet craftspeople have affirmed their creative vision via new smoked lacquered dials with sunburst pattern in hues of blue, burgundy, purple, as well as light and dark grey. The dials’ artistry is enhanced by the watch’s extra-thin bezel and double curved glareproofed ......read more
Qatar SportsTech’s Accelerator Program is dedicated to innovative sportstech startups looking to accelerate their growth whilst contributing to transforming the sports industry in Qatar and beyond.
Doha, 01 July 2020 - Qatar SportsTech (QST), the region’s first startup accelerator and hub for innovative sportstech companies, has opened applications for the third cohort of its Accelerator Program in Qatar, set to start in September 2020.
Held in Aspire Zone, the heart of Doha’s Sports City, QST’s intensive three-month Accelerator Program will run from mid-September to mid-December 2020. The program is designed to help participant innovative ......read more
Culinary aficionados will be once again rendezvous at Doha’s culinary epicenter starting from July 1st as Morimoto, Hudson Tavern, EllaMia and Smoke and Mirrors re-open!
29 June 2020, Doha, Qatar – Mondrian Doha, managed by leading international lifestyle hospitality group sbe, is excited to welcome back guests to its award-winning outlets, starting from 1 July 2020.
As part of the phase 2 of lifting of restrictions imposed by the government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mondrian Doha will once again open doors to its highly-sought after restaurants, while continuing to maintain the safest in hospitality standards in accordance with the Qatar Clean program ......read more
• Jaguar Racing publish a new episode of the new ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ video podcast series
• In the latest episode, Amanda Stretton talks to Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team Director James Barclay and Race Director Craig Wilson about Jaguar’s entry into Formula E, adapting to new ways of working and the latest announcement that ABB FIA Formula E will conclude season six in Berlin
28 June 2020: Jaguar Racing has released the latest episode of ‘RE:CHARGE @ Home’ – the new video podcast series. Available across YouTube, Spotify, Apple and Google Podcasts this episode features Panasonic Jaguar Racing Team ......read more
• Expectations for the pace of economic recovery must be realistic, but many GCC countries can be optimistic for 2021.
By Edris Alrafi, Head of Middle East & Africa for Aberdeen Standard investments (ASI)
June 28, 2020: The aftermath of the economic and market turbulence due to Covid-19 has redefined the landscape for GCC member states. A relatively bleak growth outlook requires a shift in expectations – with a recovery unlikely until 2021.
However, some GCC countries such as the UAE, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia are well placed to ensure this recovery becomes a reality as their strong Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) will pay a vital role ......read more
• The INFINITI Configurator brings the dealership to car buyers, with new digital experience, wherever they are
• The interactive experience provides a platform to visualise and customise models before requesting a quote, booking a test drive, or sharing a personalised configuration with anyone to view
• Available in 11 markets across the Middle East, the launch is the first phase of a fully operational e-commerce model
June 27, 2020: INFINITI Middle East is set to revolutionise the customer experience in the digital era by launching the ‘showroom of the future’, the INFINITI Configurator. Available in 11 ......read more