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 ......
Doha-Qatar – 12 July 2020: Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.P.S.C.), has launched an e-raffle campaign for “Qatar National Products”, as part of its continued efforts as the leading national retailer to encourage customers to select local products.
The campaign, held from 8 July to 28 July 2020, gives Meera Rewards members the chance to win 1,000,000 points on a daily basis upon spending QAR 50 or more on national products. Each member will be allowed one entry per day and they will automatically be entered into an e-raffle draw announcing 70 winners every week. The winners will receive an SMS confirmation with the new points added to their accounts ......read more
QIB continues being at the forefront of banking innovations with the launch of a new mobile application dedicated to corporate customers
12 July 2020, Doha, Qatar: As part of QIB’s ongoing efforts to provide innovative digital solutions to empower its customers, Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) launched a new mobile application, the QIB Corporate App, that is specifically designed to address the financial requirements of its corporate and small and medium enterprises customers.
In recent months, QIB witnessed a surge in the usage of its Corporate Internet Banking platform, with more than 90% of local and international corporate transfers performed through ......read more
Mandatory mask wearing will protect travellers and workers
People need to learn to live with COVID-19 until a vaccine is widely available
July 11, 2020: The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has called upon all travellers to don protective face masks to show they ‘wear to care’ in the new normal of travelling.
As countries transition from lockdowns to reopening their borders, the wearing of face masks helps signal the return of safer travels, while also providing personal protection for users as well as those around them.
The advice from WTTC in favour of mandatory mask wearing comes from evidence that countries which are recovering faster and avoid ......read more
Global and local brands Digital House Pro, Karaca Home and Ambix
NOW OPEN at Doha Festival City
All Stores are now open on WEEKENDS including Fridays and Saturdays
Over 400 brands and retailers are ready to welcome shoppers
Doha, Qatar – 9th July 2020: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping is pleased to announce the opening of new retail stores from renowned global and local brands, adding to its extensive portfolio of first to market concepts in Qatar. Doha Festival City is also now open for shoppers on weekends.
Newly opened stores Digital House Pro, Karaca Home and Ambix, a French perfume specialty boutique at Doha Festival City are ......read more
“I would have never attempted a record if I didn’t move to Dubai,” says the Indian national
9 July 2020 – A total of 101 hops over a stationery ruler brought Soham Mukherjee, a 17-year old from New Delhi, a Guinness World Records title. The Dubai-based Indian national managed to break the previous title of 96 for Most side to side hops in 30 seconds.
In a video taken in his bedroom, Mukherjee completed 110 hops in total with 9 deemed invalid according to the global authority on record breaking, recording the same with two phone cameras. “The record was measured by a close-up slow-motion video, so that the line object and my feet are ......read more
Doha, Qatar – 09 July 2020: Barwa Bank announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shariah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.
As the draw results showed, the bank clients Marlo Enriquez and Baina Al-Marri each won a cash prize of 50,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 25,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Miskath Sharifdeen and Mohamed Alabadi.
The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
On a monthly basis, there are 42 winners per draw for the cash prize ......read more
July 08, 2020: Hey beauty lovers, we have big news for you! THE SEPHORA SQUAD IS HERE!
We are proud to announce the official launch of the SEPHORA SQUAD program. The most anticipated moment for everyone who lives for beauty (us included). 18 of the most authentic voices in the region, inspiring beauty content creators and trendsetters, who will share their passion for beauty and give you their favorite tips and tricks in makeup, skincare and fragrances. Meet the SEPHORA SQUAD and get to know their top 3 beauty picks from SEPHORA. We promise you this is just the beginning of an amazing journey of beauty.
Asya Shah - ......read more
● LIXIL EMENA has set itself the goal of creating plastic-free product packaging for its GROHE brand by 2021
● Thanks to the initiative, approx.10 million plastic packaging could already be saved until today
● Cooperation with Pacific Garbage Screening (PGS) supports common vision to reduce the environmental impact of plastic waste
7 July 2020 - In 2018, GROHE, a leading global brand for complete bathroom solutions and kitchen fittings, launched its initiative to replace plastic in product packaging with more sustainable alternatives. Until today, approximately 10 million items of product packaging made from plastic could be eliminated; by ......read more
Meeting of the Minds research symposium goes virtual, opens up new audiences
DOHA, QATAR—July 6, 2020: Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, a partner university of Qatar Foundation, transformed its annual research symposium, Meeting of the Minds, into a digital showcase of student work.
Meeting of the Minds was started at Carnegie Mellon’s main campus 25 years ago as an opportunity for students to present their work to the community, and it has been an annual event at the Qatar campus since 2007. While the pandemic restrictions prevented an in-person event, it was critical that CMU-Q find a new mode for students to share their ......read more