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, March 20, 2019: The Ritz-Carlton, Doha is pleased to announce that it will be featuring the first Unknown Concert in Qatar, which will feature a lineup of twelve to sixteen local DJs and two bands on three stages at one venue. .
The event will be spread across three different stages at three unique locations on The Ritz-Carlton, Doha property on Friday March 29, 2019. Each location and DJ will provide a unique vibe to concert-goers and will surely become the talk of the town.
Event planners are expecting a large turnout from the community for the three staged concert, which will host a variety of music from House, EDM, Hip-Hop, RnB with ......read more
Doha, Qatar – March 20, 2019 – More than 20 students from Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) are interning for 10-weeks at international communication firms and news outlets in Washington D.C., New York City, London, Berlin, Stockholm, and Doha.
As part of their junior year at NU-Q, students in the Journalism and Strategic Communication Program are offered residencies at various organizations where they intern full-time and explore professional career opportunities by working onsite in a professional environment.
“The NU-Q residency program,” Everette E. Dennis, NU-Q dean and CEO, said, “based on a model from our home campus in ......read more
Doha, Qatar, March 20, 2019: In keeping up its momentum of providing immense opportunities to Qatari entrepreneurs, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) successfully hosted the 4th edition of its Retirees Entrepreneurship Program ‘Khutwa’, which was organized in collaboration with the General Retirement and Social Insurance Authority. The event was held on the 14th of March, at Bin Jelmood House at Msheireb Downtown Doha.
The program paved the way for retiree entrepreneurs to present their ideas and integrated business plans for their projects that serve the diversity of the national economy and opens up new business horizons. In its current edition, Khutwa program is ......read more
Doha, Qatar, March 19, 2019: Barwa Bank, Qatar's most innovative Shari’ah compliant bank, announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shari’ah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.
As the draw results showed, Dana Yousef Al-Horr and Alanoud Mohammed Al-Enazi each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to the following bank clients: Suhail Al-Mazroey, Sheikh Fahad Jassim Al-Thani, Ibrahim Abdalmuty Mohammad, Asmaa Mohamed Al-Suwaidi, Randa Shaher Al-Saadi, Muneera Saif Al-Kubaisi, Fahad Assadi, Ali Abdulrahman ......read more
Doha, Qatar, March 19, 2019: Collaborating with Qatar’s largest and flagship medical trade event, SEIB Insurance and Reinsurance has announced its Silver sponsorship of the second edition of QMED 2019 (Qatar International Medical Devices & Healthcare Exhibition and Conference). Held at the QNCC (Qatar National Convention Center) over a 5,000 square-meter space, the exhibition will take place between March 25 and March 27.
Commenting on SEIB’s participation in QMED 2019, Mr. Elias Chedid, the company’s Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Officer, says that this strategic partnership aims at empowering the Qatari healthcare sector as a ......read more
Doha, Qatar, March 19, 2019: Qatar Insurance, the largest insurer in the MENA region has won two prestigious awards at the MENA Fund Manager Performance Awards 2019. The award ceremony, which was held in Dubai recognised and rewarded fund and asset managers that had outperformed their peers over the last year. QIC won awards in two categories- the Qatar Equity Fund for its 2018 performance and the QIC GCC Equity Fund for its three year performance.
The QIC GCC Equity Fund won the award for the best GCC fund performance over three years ending 2018 for a GCC fund with over $75m in assets. The Fund posted a return of 23.4% in USD terms over the three years and topped its ......read more
Doha, Qatar, March 18, 2019: Qatar Development Bank (QDB) and the Ministry of Finance hosted a press conference yesterday, on Sunday March 17 at the Ministry to announce the main preparations to welcome the 4th edition of Government Procurement and Contracting Conference & Exhibition ‘MOUSHTARAYAT 2019’. Scheduled to take place for three days between March 31 and April 2, the 4th ‘MOUSHTARAYAT’ will be held in collaboration with the Ministry of Finance, and in partnership with the Ministry of Commerce & Industry (MOCI) and the Public Works Authority (Ashghal), and sponsored by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment.
The Government ......read more
With a view to offer students global financial paradigms
Doha, Qatar, 18 March 2019: The partnership between Qatar Finance & Business Academy (QFBA) and MUFG is growing from strength to strength. QFBA Kawader interns 2018-2019 were hosted by MUFG at its international offices in their efforts to contribute to the Qatar National Vision 2030 vision. The continued and ever-growing collaboration between MUFG and QFBA Kawader, has been working to create expansive and challenging opportunities for the program.
The program, which provides learning opportunities for those interested in developing their skill set and knowledge of the financial services arena, this ......read more
Doha, Qatar, March 18, 2019: Al Meera Consumer Goods Company (Q.S.C) held its Annual Ordinary General Assembly on Sunday, 17th March 2019 at La Cigale Hotel, in the presence of Sheikh Thani Bin Thamer Bin Mohamed Al Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors, as well as members of the Board of Directors, shareholders and investors.
During the year, Group sales increased 4.7% (QAR 134.8 million), from QAR 2.8 billion to QAR 3.0 billion. Its gross profit increased 3.9% (QAR 18.5 million), from QAR 477.9 million to QAR 496.4 million. Group gross shops rental income increased 9.1% (QAR 6.3 million), from QAR 69.5 million to QAR 75.8 million. Al Meera ......read more
Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of The State of Qatar
Sports and Culture, a closing cultural discussion that showcased Qatar’s efforts in bringing communities together through sports, in parallel with the spectacular local preparations to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The close harmony between sports and culture was the most striking unique aspect that this entire dialogue has brought to the audience.
Doha, Qatar, March 16, 2019: Following a two-month unique stay at the Institut du monde arabe (IMA) in Paris, “The Majlis – Cultures in Dialogue”, a traveling cross-cultural exhibition organised at ......read more
A Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative
Doha, Qatar, March 16, 2019: Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C, Qatar’s next generation bank, as part of corporate social responsibility drive, has once again extended its financial support in the form of donation to the Qatar Society for Rehabilitation of Special Needs, a local humanitarian organization that aims to support and develop the skills and capabilities of people with disabilities.
The donation, which was handed over in the presence of Mr. Mohamad Alkuwari, Head of Reward and HR Services at al khaliji, and Mr. Taleb Abdullah Afifah, Board Member at the Qatar Society for Rehabilitation of ......read more