LIFESTYLE


FASHION | Rami Kadi is the U.N.’s Newest Goodwill Ambassador

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


BUSINESS | Parisian Fragrance House Ex Nihilo Cuts Ribbon On Its First Saudi Boutique

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


BUSINESS | H&M Says Recovery Uneven After March – May sales tumble 50%

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%

BUSINESS | Malls, Private Businesses To Reopen In Dubai On Wednesday

DUBAI – Dubai will allow the full reopening of malls and private business starting on Wednesday, its media office said, in the latest easing of coronavirus restrictions, the emirate’s media office announced. ‘Shopping malls and private sector businesses in the emirate will fully operate at 100 percent from Wednesday’, the Dubai Media Office tweeted on … More BUSINESS | Malls, Private Businesses To Reopen In Dubai On Wednesday


Saudi Arabia’s Ithra Celebrates Ramadan With Cultural Events, Activities

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) is celebrating the holy month of Ramadan with a wide selection of cultural events and interactive activities. Ithra is offering visitors a chance to take part in events focused on national traditions and  Saudi Arabian heritage, as well as different interactive workshops. The centre’s Ramadan program also includes a collection … More Saudi Arabia’s Ithra Celebrates Ramadan With Cultural Events, Activities

CULTURE | Hagia Sophia Must Remain Part Of Humanity’s Shared Heritage, Spanish Minister Says

MADRID | SPAIN – Spain’s foreign minister Arancha Gonzales Laya said on Monday it was important that Turkey’s Hagia Sophia remains part of humanity’s shared global heritage, after it was reconverted into a mosque from a museum last week. ‘For us it is important that the spirit of this great monument of Hagia Sophia is … More CULTURE | Hagia Sophia Must Remain Part Of Humanity’s Shared Heritage, Spanish Minister Says


These Nations Are Opening Their Frontiers To Vaccinated Visitors: Seychelles

Last month, Seychelles become the first destinations to open its borders to vaccinated visitors. Between a four – and five hour flight from the most GCC countries, the archipelago is boosting its tourism industry by getting rid of any quarantine requirements for incoming visitors who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 – travelers just need … More These Nations Are Opening Their Frontiers To Vaccinated Visitors: Seychelles

TRAVEL | Britain Will Not Introduce COVID-19 Vaccine Passports

LONDON – Britain will not introduce COVID-19 vaccine passports, but people will be able to seek proof from their doctor if needed for travel to other countries, vaccine deployment minister Nadhim Zahawi said on Sunday. ‘We are certainly not looking to introduce it as part of the vaccine deployment programme’, Zahawi told Sky News.