MILAN, Italy – Dolce & Gabbana is set to present its Alta Moda, Alta Storia and Alta Gioielleria Collections via a unique fashion show in Saudi Arabia’s AlUla this January. The heritage site, situated in the northeast of the Kingdom, will play host to the luxury Italian fashion house’s haute couture show on Jan.27. The forthcoming runway … More Dolce & Gabbana Set To Stage Alta Moda Show In Saudi Arabia’s AlUla
DUBAI – The United Arab Emirates will gradually lift restrictions imposed to check the spread of the COVID – 19 pandemic, as the number of infections and hospitalisations has gone down, the state news agency WAM reported on Wednesday. Venues will be allowed to function at maximum capacity by mid – February, it said, citing … More UAE To Lift Gradually COVID – Related Restrictions
Lebanese couturier Rami Kadi has been announced Wednesday as the regional Goodwill Ambassador for the sustainable fashion programme at UNEP. It is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate … More FASHION | Rami Kadi is the U.N.’s Newest Goodwill Ambassador
RIYADH – – Twitter users are clearly feeling the cold. A cohort of fashion lovers on the social media platform have gone wild over gilet worn by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman while chairing Sunday’s board meeting of the public Investment Fund. The prince showed off a $6.551 casual sleeves vest by U.K. luxury … More ROYALS | Saudi Crown Prince Sparks Twitter Fashion Frenzy Over Luxury Jacket
JEDDAH | SAUDI ARABIA – Parisian fragrance maison Ex Nihlio has cut the ribbon on its first flagship in Saudi Arabia. The new perfumery is situated in Jeddah’s Nojoud Center, alongside other brands like Lacoste and Femi9. The new store evokes the brand’s French flagship with its iconic cobalt blue interior, marble floors, Art Deco … More BUSINESS | Parisian Fragrance House Ex Nihilo Cuts Ribbon On Its First Saudi Boutique
MILAN | ITALY – An extremely rare, vivid purple – pink diamond mined in Russia is expected to fetch up to $38 million when it goes under the hammer on November 11, the auction house Sotheby’s said on Monday. The oval gem, which is named after a Russian ballet ‘The Spirit of the Rose’, is … More BUSINESS | Extremely Rare, Purple-Pink Russian Diamond Up For Action, Worth $38 Million
MADRID, Spain – The owner of the fashion brand Zara, Inditex, will start charging 10 euros cents ($0.12) for paper bags from next week at all of its shops in Spain as part of a push for sustainability and packaging reuse, the company said on Friday. The world’s biggest fashion retail will roll out the … More Zara Owner To Charge For Paper Bags In Spanish Stores In Push For Reuse
STOCKHOLM – H&M, the world’s second-biggest fashion retailer, on Monday reported a sharp but slightly smaller than expected drop in second-quarter sales as measures to slow the COVID-19 pandemic slammed the sector. The Swedish company’s net sales for the three months to May 31 fell 50% from a year earlier to 28.7 billion crowns. Analysts … More BUSINESS | H&M Says Recovery Uneven After March – May sales tumble 50%
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – The second edition of the Red Sea International Film Festival will take place from Dec. 1-10 this years, organizers said. It follows the event’s successful inaugural edition late last year, which presented 138 films to more than 30,000 filmgoers who came out to celebrate the landmark festival in Jeddah. ‘We are … More Red Sea International Film Festival Announces Second Edition
The Louvre Abu Dhabi’s license has been extended by 10 years to 2047, the French presidency said Friday during a visit by Emmanuel Macron to the United Arab Emirates. The French president and Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed agreed to the ‘extension for 10 years of the partnership over the Louvre Abu … More Louvre Abu Dhabi License Extended Until 2047
PARIS, France – A Saudi Arabia mandate requiring booster shots for citizens traveling internationally came into effect on Wednesday. The ministry of interior announced on February 3 that citizens who wish to travel outside the Kingdom from February 9 are required to take a third shot (booster dose) of the COVID – 19 vaccine for … More Booster Shot Mandate For Saudis Traveling Abroad Comes Into Effect
DUBAI – The United Arab Emirates announced that it will lift a travel ban to 12 African countries for citizens who are fully vaccinated, state news agency WAM said on Friday. The countries include Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, the Republic of Congo, South Africa, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, and Zimbabwe. Fully vaccinated citizens who had … More UAE Lifts Travel Ban To 12 African Countries For Vaccinated Citizens
PARIS, France – Saudi Arabia said on Thursday that citizens will be required to take the COVID-19 booster shot to be able to travel abroad starting Feb.9, state media reported. The kingdom is also requiring visitors to present a negative PCR result before entry.
PARIS, France – Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have published new information about the capital’s entry requirements, saying that, unlike residents and citizens, vaccinated tourists do not need to show proof of a booster shot to cross into Abu Dhabi. The tourism – specific changes comes as confusion swirls around entry rules from Abu Dhabi, which has taken a more stringent approach to containing the COVID-19 infection than its neighbor, Dubai. The pandemic has promoted Abu Dhabi to erect a hard border with Dubai, forcing all drivers to come to a halt for vaccination and virus checks on what … More Abu Dhabi Says Vaccinated Tourists Need No Booster To Entry
DUBAI – The U.S. Embassy and Consultate in the United Arab Emirates advised its citizens in the country to ‘maintain a high level of security awareness’ in a statement on Monday, following reports of a possible missile attack and accompanying missile defence activity over Abu Dhabi earlier in the morning. Such Statement are rare, for the UAE is largely viewed as one of the safest places in the Middle East, but the U.S. Embassy issued a similar security alert last week when Abu Dhabi was target by the Houthi militia.
DUBAI – Saudi Arabia’ initiative designating 2022 as ‘Year of Saudi Coffee’ spilled over at its pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai with an information campaign emphasizing the importance of celebrating one of the Kingdom’s main elements of culture and folklore. A short film discussed the importance and status of coffee in Saudi society, with its different types, flavors and tastes, as these types represent multiple regions of the Kingdom, state news agency SPA reported. Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s most coffee consuming countries, and is currently striving to achieve self – sufficiency in Khawlani coffee beans and raising its … More Saudi Arabia Celebrates ‘Year Of Saudi Coffee’ At Expo 2020 Dubai
DUBAI – Omani authorities require foreign travellers aged 18 or older to have received at least two COVID – 19 vaccine doses to enter the sultanate, the state news agency reported on Sunday. The sultanate also cancelled a previous decision that suspended entry from South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Eswatini and Mozambique.
PARIS, France – Saudi Arabia’s pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai announced that it received two million visitors in 86 days, nearly 30 percent of the total visitors to Expo since its October opening, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. The Kingdom’s pavilion celebrated this milestone with fireworks and laser lights, the press agency said. Last week, Expo 2020 Dubai organizers have recorded more than seven million visitors to the site the launch of the global event, as some activities at the world fair are suspended as a precautionary measure in the wake of the heightened COVID -19 concerns. Since … More Saudi Arabia’s Pavilion At Expo 2020 Dubai Receives Two Mln Visitors In 86 Days
PARIS, France – Kuwait’s civil aviation director has mandate a third COVID – 19 vaccine dose for citizens vaccinated more than 9 months ago who wish to travel out of the country, state news agency KUNA reported on Thursday.
PARIS, France – – The United Arab Emirats has banned entry to travelers from Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, and Nigeria due to concerns relates to the spread of the omicron COVID – 19 variant. The National Emergency Crisis and Disasters Emergency Management Authority (NCEMA) and the General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) announced the suspension of all inbound fights for national and international carriers and transit passengers from the four countries from Saturday, December 25, effective 7.30 a.m., the state news WAM reported on Thursday. This includes suspending the entry of travelers who were in the four countries 14 days before coming … More UAE Bans Travelers From Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Nigeria Over COVID – 19 Concerns
LONDON – – Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al – Maktoum, has been ordered by the High Court in London to provide a British record of more than 554 million pounds ($773 million) to settle a custody battle with his ex – wife over their two children. The bulk of the massive award to Princess Haya bint al – Hussein, half – sister of Jordan’s King Abdullah, and the couple’s two children, is to ensure their lifetime security, not least to address the ‘gave risk’ posed to them by the sheikh himself, the judge, Philip Moor, said. The judge … More Dubai Ruler Most Provide 554 Million Pounds To Settle UK Custody Case
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – Saudi Arabia’s Public Health Authority (Weqaya) is urging citizens and residents to avoid ‘unnecessary’ travel outside the country amid rising COVID-19 cases and the new omicron variant. ‘Weqaya has recommended avoiding unnecessary travel outside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, especially to high – risk countries, given the significant increase in the number of COVID – 19 cases, the emergence of the omicron variant, and the accelerated rapid spread of the virus in many countries’, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. Travelers arriving from outside of the Kingdom, including vaccinated and unvaccinated citizens and residents, are urged … More Saudi Arabia Urges Against Travel Outside Kingdom Amid COVID – 19 Concerns
PARIS, France – UNESCO on Tuesday added Arabic calligraphy, a key tradition in the Arab and Islamic worlds, to its Intangible Cultural Heritage list. A total of 16 Muslim – majority countries, led by Saudi Arabia, presented the nomination to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, witch announced the listing on Twitter. ‘Arabic calligraphy is the artistic practice of handwriting Arabic script in a fluid manner to convey harmony, grace and beauty’, UNESCO said on its website. ‘The fluidity of Arabic script offers infinite possibilities, even within a single word, as letters can be stretched and transformed in numerous ways … More Arabic Calligraphy Inscribed Into UNESCO Heritage List￼