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 – 18 September 2019: Barwa Bank has announced the names of the winners for its 2019 Summer Spend Campaign’s fourth monthly raffle draw, rewarding the bank’s loyal customers for their credit card spend since the campaign was launched in May 2019.
The campaign offers Barwa Bank credit card holders the chance to enter monthly draws and win 20,000 loyalty points each. By the end of the campaign period one winner will take home the grand prize of 1,000,000 loyalty points.
For the campaign’s fourth monthly draw, 25 loyal Barwa Bank customers each won 20,000 loyalty points.
The winners of the fourth draw were Maryam Mohammed ......read more
17 September 2019, Doha, Qatar: Msheireb Properties, the national real estate developer and subsidiary of Qatar Foundation, won a prestigious award during the efficiencies of the fifth meeting of the GCC Labor and Social Affairs Ministers, in Muscat, Oman last week.
The award comes in recognition of Msheireb Properties’ efforts and commitment to nationalise jobs, scoring the highest percentage of national hires during 2019.
Mr Hamad Al Naemi, Senior Manager - HR and Corporate Services, who received the award on behalf of Msheireb Properties, said: “It is such an honor to receive this acknowledgment of our policies and hard work to create job ......read more
DOHA, QATAR, September 17, 2019: Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC extended their presence in the Middle East earlier this year with the official launch of Qatar Sotheby’s International Realty in June.
Qatar Sotheby’s International Realty is owned by Alfardan Group, a leading luxury lifestyle conglomerate in Qatar. “We’re delighted to partner with the world-known Sotheby’s International Realty brand as we approach a turning point in our premium property market”, said Omar Hussain Alfardan, President and CEO, Alfardan Group. “We’re proud to unveil a fine collection of the latest in high-end real estate across the ......read more
The West End Musical, by Dana Alfardan and Nadim Naaman, is a tribute to the poetic writer, Khalil Gibran
17 September 2019, Doha, Qatar: Dana Al Fardan, critically acclaimed Qatari musician, composer, songwriter and symphonic artist, and Katara Cultural Village announced today in a press conference the Qatar debut of the West End musical, Broken Wings, co-written and composed by Dana and West End’s very own star Nadim Naaman.
Based on Khalil Gibran’s masterpiece, Broken Wings will be played for three days from 7 – 9 November 2019 at the Opera House at Katara Cultural Village, with Matinees and Soiree performances.
Broken Wings was ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 16 September 2019 – Al Khaliji Commercial Bank P.Q.S.C. (al khaliji) , Qatar’s next generation bank, has announced another milestone development for its operations in Qatar. The group headquarters is now at Lusail, Qatar’s city of the future. The move comes under al khaliji’s ambitious plans, its central operations now at the heart of Qatar’s vision for a sustainable, interconnected and smart future.
Commenting on the move, HE Sheikh Hamad Bin Faisal Bin Thani Al Thani, Chairman at al khaliji, said:
“Our customers and our nation’s prosperous future form the driving force behind our evolution and investments. Today, this ......read more
September 16, 2019: Compass International School Doha has welcomed students to its new, state-of-the-art Themaid Campus for the academic year 2019/20. Compass International School Doha’s world class teaching team, led by Ann Djedid, Head of Campus Themaid, are delighted to welcome students to their new campus and learning areas.
Students were in awe at the outstanding facilities at Themaid Campus, from the science laboratories and theatre to the 25-metre swimming pool and specialist areas for design technology, dance and music. At Themaid Campus, students from Early Years through to Secondary can discover a world beyond a traditional classroom, with ......read more
QIC Insured affirms shift towards digitalization with one-third of business transacted online
QIC Insured garners success in end-to-end digitalization of products & services
Doha, 16 September 2019: Generating one-third of its business through its online portal, QIC Insured-the retail arm of Qatar Insurance Group has garnered success in digitalization of its suite of insurance products and services. QIC Insured deployed end-to-end digitalization and enhanced operational efficiency, which in turn resulted in a significant reduction of time lag. It also improved customer interaction and engagement.
Witnessing the shift in customer’s mindset towards ......read more
Doha, Qatar – 15 September 2019 – 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 Mohamed Fakhroo and Rashid Al-Naimi each won a cash prize of 10,000 Qatari Riyals. Also, a cash prize worth 5,000 Qatari Riyals was awarded to Ehab Elsaqqa, Hussain Al-Jaber, Ranya Al-Ansari, Marites Caranto, Mona Hussein, Bassem Hmeidan, Eid Al-Kuwari, Mohammed Al-Kuwari, Mamoun Khalil, Abdulla Al-Kaabi, Prem Kasilingam, Abdulrahman Fakhroo, Ibrahim Haraz, Laith Bayari, Mohammed Alabdali, Abdulaziz Alhalaki, Reshma Khan, Mohamad ......read more
El Faro, by Javier Aranda
Spanish cuisine fans flock to Marsa Malaz Kempinski to enjoy a Spanish night like no other
Doha, Qatar, September 15, 2019 –Chef, Javier Aranda, returned to Doha last week to introduce the authentic Spanish flavors of El Faro, by Javier Aranda, to the people of Qatar. He is one of the youngest esteemed leaders in the industry to be awarded a Michelin Star and is making waves in the Spanish culinary scene with two restaurants, La Cabra and Gaytán, in Madrid.
The newly launched restaurant at Marsa Malaz Kempinski, features an exclusive “tapas and pinxtos bar”, and a full dinner menu in the main seating area, offering ......read more
Paying tribute to the legacy of Arabic perfumery, Al Asel is the newest scent launch from renowned fragrance house Ghawali. Creating this collection was a unique process.
September 15, 2019: Al Asel means from the roots and is a uniquely artisanal fine blend that brings a new addition to Ghawali’s signature scents. This highly captivating aroma exposes a new and unexplored dimension to the traditionally coveted leather notes, by adding a warm depth amongst the smoky woods of the Agar. With touches of almonds and saffron, Al Asel evolved into a gourmand facet fragrance. From spiced oud perfumes to dokhouns and intense oils in rich browns, accented with golden details, ......read more
Doha, Qatar, 14 September 2019 – Al Khaliji Commercial Bank P.Q.S.C. (al khaliji) , Qatar’s next generation bank, has announced the appointment of two Qatari executives to senior leadership roles in its organization, under its ongoing talent Qatarization program.
Omar Al Emadi and Hassan Al Jaidah were both promoted and appointed to lead on the bank’s strategic business development efforts and verticals. Al Emadi, previously Head of Corporate Banking at al khaliji, will now be managing the bank’s growing portfolio and customer base, and spearheading its growth initiatives and strategies as Group Chief Business Officer. Hassan Al Jaidah was appointed to the ......read more
Charlotte Tilbury launches its brand-new range of foundation in partnership with industry-leading shade consultants
11 September 2019, Doha--- Doha Festival City, Qatar’s preferred and world class destination for fashion and beauty, hosted the exclusive launch of Charlotte Tilbury’s latest long-wear foundation that comes in 44 new shades. The event ran for a whole week creating a lot excitement and enthusiasm amongst shoppers and local beauty aficionados.
Charlotte Tilbury is a key store at Doha Festival City, which has award-winning makeup and skin care ranges from one of the world's top makeup artists who has been a pinnacle in the beauty industry for over 20 ......read more