LIFESTYLE

MASTERWORKS OF TIME | Rolex Daytona ‘JPS’ 6264 Fetches a record $1.5 million in online sale

An ultra – rare Rolex Cosmograph Daytona JPS  reference 6264 in 18k gold achieved more than $1.5 million in a single-lot online sale held by Sotheby’s in London. The 1969 ‘John Player Special’, named after Formula 1 livery, because of its black and gold ‘Paul Newman’ dial. The price set action record for a watch … Continue reading MASTERWORKS OF TIME | Rolex Daytona ‘JPS’ 6264 Fetches a record $1.5 million in online sale

AVIATION | The Top 5 Private Jet Destination After COVID-19 According To The Experts

The pandemic outbreak has been  a major blow to the global travel industry. Private aviation, although less affected than commercial flight, has been forced to diversify its services to maintain the number of operations. Furthermore, a shift in consumer behavior has been registered by charter jet companies, with passengers opting to fly private thanks to … Continue reading AVIATION | The Top 5 Private Jet Destination After COVID-19 According To The Experts

SUPERCARS | Limited Edition Lamborghini Aventador SVJ XAGO: Only 10 Will Be Made

Lamborghini announces the new limited-edition Aventador SVJ Xago for ten select customers who order through the new virtual Ad Personam Studio. In celebration of the new ‘virtual’ Ad Mersonam Studio experience, Lamborghini has announced ten select clients will have the opportunity to order the limited edition Lamborghini Aventador SVJ Xago exclusively through the virtual program. … Continue reading SUPERCARS | Limited Edition Lamborghini Aventador SVJ XAGO: Only 10 Will Be Made


FINE JEWELRY | Sonam Kapoor And Arab Stars Preview Bulgari’s Collection Inspired By The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Celebrities from all over the Arab flew to Abu Dhabi for the launch of Bulgari’s new Jannah Collection. The glorious high jewelry designs unveiled at the Louvre Abu Dhabi are the results an unprecedented collaboration between the Italian house and Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, member  of the ruling UAE … Continue reading FINE JEWELRY | Sonam Kapoor And Arab Stars Preview Bulgari’s Collection Inspired By The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

SUPERCARS | The 2021 Geneva International Motor Show is canceled as event organizers seek a new owner for the largest public event in Switzerland.

GENEVA – Following the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show’s cancellation due to the COVID-10 pandemic, the 2021 event has suffered the same fate as the Committee and Council of Foundation ‘Salon International de l’Automobile’ has decided not to proceed with organizing the event. Although it’s possible travel restriction will be lifted by next year, in … Continue reading SUPERCARS | The 2021 Geneva International Motor Show is canceled as event organizers seek a new owner for the largest public event in Switzerland.

BUSINESS | Diane Von Furstenberg To Pay Laid Off Employees ‘In Full’

MILAN | ITALY – Iconic fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg wrote on Instagram that laid-off employees of her struggling company will be paid in full including severances. The statement was in response to a New York Times article that was written about the closing of her company’s clothing stores which laid off 60 percent of … Continue reading BUSINESS | Diane Von Furstenberg To Pay Laid Off Employees ‘In Full’

FASHION | H&M Collaborates With Sandra Mansour For Its First Collection With An Arab Designer

In H&M’s storied collaboration history, there has never been one with an Arab designer, until now. Enter Lebanese designer Sandra Mansour with her trailblazing new collection that is an empowering demonstration of hope and resilience even in the most turbulent of times. Inspired by a quartet of powerful female artists, Mansour dares to dream of … Continue reading FASHION | H&M Collaborates With Sandra Mansour For Its First Collection With An Arab Designer

FASHION | Lamborghini Unveiled Its First Kidswear Collection

Here’s an interesting surprise from Automobili Lamborghini: the Italian supercar maker has recently teamed up with Danish children wear specialist KABOOKI for the company’s first kidswear collection. They’ve signed up a licensing agreement for production and distribution of the Automobili Lamborghini kidswear line, that will kick off with the Fall/Winter 2020 collection. Lamborghini wants to … Continue reading FASHION | Lamborghini Unveiled Its First Kidswear Collection

FASHION | Paris To Hold Men’s Fashion Week In Virtual Format July 9-13 – Statement

PARIS| FRANCE – Paris will hold a men’s fashion week in virtual format from July 9 to July 13 for the Men Spring/Summer collection 2021, organizer said on Wednesday. ‘This event will be structured around a dedicated platform’, the Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode said in a statement. ‘Each house will … Continue reading FASHION | Paris To Hold Men’s Fashion Week In Virtual Format July 9-13 – Statement

BUSINESS | Louis Vuitton Launches First Online Store In United Arab Emirates

French luxury brand Louis Vuitton has launched its first-ever online store in the United Arab Emirates. The e-commerce platform, accessible on louisvuitton.ae has launched with a range of ready-to-wear for both men and women, leather goods, footwear, accessories, watches, jewelry, luggage and fragrances available to shop in both Arabic and English. The storied Parisian maison … Continue reading BUSINESS | Louis Vuitton Launches First Online Store In United Arab Emirates

LIFESTYLE | Elie Saab Broadens Creative Horizons With Debut Furniture Collection

The Elie Saab Maison collection, which is in keeping with the brand’s aesthetic, is divided into ‘Day’ and ‘Night’ so that it encompasses every area of your home. While Elie Saab is known for his head-turning couture and ready-to-wear designs created in his ateliers in Beirut and Paris, his brand has grown to become a … Continue reading LIFESTYLE | Elie Saab Broadens Creative Horizons With Debut Furniture Collection

FASHION | Saudi Designer Yousef Akbar Wins Competition To Debut At Fashion Forward Dubai

MILAN | ITALY – – Saudi-born designer, Yousef Akbar, was selected out of 170 competitors to participate in Fashion Forward Dubai’s (FFWD) 2020 edition in April, the UAE-based initiative announced. The competition, which he won, was by ‘Not Just a Label’ – a community that helps give emerging talent an easily accessible network and retailing … Continue reading FASHION | Saudi Designer Yousef Akbar Wins Competition To Debut At Fashion Forward Dubai


HEALTH | Prenatal Air Pollution Exposure Tied To Childhood Blood Sugar

Kids who are exposed to air pollution in the womb may have higher blood sugar level during childhood than kids without this exposure, according to a study that suggests particle pollution could be an environmental risk factor for diabetes. The current study included 365 children in Mexico City who were exposed to average daily PM … Continue reading HEALTH | Prenatal Air Pollution Exposure Tied To Childhood Blood Sugar

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Young Children With Coronavirus May Carry 10 To 100 Times More Of Virus Than Adults

Children under five years of age may harbor up to 100 times as much of the coronavirus in their noses and throats as infected adults and older children, according to a study out of Chicago. ‘Our analyses suggest children younger than 5 years with mild to moderate COVID-19 have high amounts of SARS-COV-2 viral in … Continue reading CORONAVIRUS CRISIS | Young Children With Coronavirus May Carry 10 To 100 Times More Of Virus Than Adults

BUSINESS | L’Oréal To Drop Words Such As ‘Whitening’ From Skin Products

PARIS | FRANCE – L’Oreal, the world’s biggest cosmetics company, will remove words referencing ‘white’, ‘fair’ and ‘light’ from its skin-evening products, a spokeswoman said on Friday, a day after Unilever made a similar announcement in the face of growing social media criticism. Unilever and L’Oreal are two big players in the global market for … Continue reading BUSINESS | L’Oréal To Drop Words Such As ‘Whitening’ From Skin Products

BUSINESS | Chanel, Revlon, L’Oreal Pivoting Away From Talc In Some Products

Los Angeles – Chanel, Revlon and L’Oreal, three of the biggest brands in cosmetics, are quietly moving away from using talc in some products as U.S. cancer lawsuits and consumer concerns mount. Luxury beauty company Chanel has removed talc from a loose face powder and dropped a talc body powder because of negative perception around … Continue reading BUSINESS | Chanel, Revlon, L’Oreal Pivoting Away From Talc In Some Products

BEAUTY | Tips For Staying Fit While Stuck At Home During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Just because the gyms are closed, doesn’t mean you still can’t get fitter in time for summer. Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, more and more people are finding themselves working from home. At the same time, many local businesses (including gyms and fitness centers) have temporarily closed their doors, creating a situation where some may … Continue reading BEAUTY | Tips For Staying Fit While Stuck At Home During The Coronavirus Pandemic

HEALTH | Diets Higher In Protein, Particularly Plant Protein, Linked To Lower Rates Of Early Death: Study

The results of a new study may give you a reason to make a three-bean salad or snack on hummus. According to a report published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), diets rich in protein, particularly plant protein, are linked to a lower risk of early death. The study said diets consisting of plant proteins … Continue reading HEALTH | Diets Higher In Protein, Particularly Plant Protein, Linked To Lower Rates Of Early Death: Study

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

BUSINESS | Lamborghini Will No Longer Be Attending Auto Shows Like The Geneva Motor Shows

Lamborghini Head of Marketing Katia Bassi has revealed the Italian supercar automaker will not be attending future auto shows as part of their strategy moving forward. It looks like Lamborghini are set to abandon traditional motor shows in favor of more tailored experiences for their customers. While this is sad news for the enthusiasts simply … Continue reading BUSINESS | Lamborghini Will No Longer Be Attending Auto Shows Like The Geneva Motor Shows

TRAVEL & HERITAGE | Work Begins On World’s Largest Cultural And Heritage Development In Saudi Arabia

RIYADH | SAUDI ARABIA – While many countries in the world have halted construction work and put projects on hold due to the pandemic, Saudi Arabia continues to move forward with its giga-projects, including the homeland of its forefathers, Diriyah. Construction on the first phase of Diriah Gate has resumed in the past few weeks … Continue reading TRAVEL & HERITAGE | Work Begins On World’s Largest Cultural And Heritage Development In Saudi Arabia

ENTERTAINMENT | Saudi Arabia Cancels ‘Jeddah Season’ Festival Over Coronavirus: State TV

RIYADH – Saudi Arabia canceled ‘Jeddah Season’, a weeks-long entertainment and cultural festival in the Red Sea port city, as part of measures to curb the coronavirus outbreak, state television reported on Thursday. The event, which had been scheduled for June and July, was first run last year under efforts by Crown Prince Mohammed bin … Continue reading ENTERTAINMENT | Saudi Arabia Cancels ‘Jeddah Season’ Festival Over Coronavirus: State TV

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS | Hawaii Added To Japan’s Safe International Travel Destination List

The popular vacation destination has struggled with reduced tourism during the coronavirus pandemic. Fortunately, due to the state’s low number of cases, some countries are considering it a safe travel destination. Japan listed Hawaii, along 11 other countries and regions, as a safe international travel destination, the Associated Press reports. The announcement was made as … Continue reading TRAVEL ESSENTIALS | Hawaii Added To Japan’s Safe International Travel Destination List

TRAVEL ESSENTIALS | Bulgaria Eases Travel Band For Tourists From Ukraine, Balkans

BUCHAREST | ROMANIA – Bulgaria will allow tourists from Serbia, North Macedonia, Albania, Kosovo, Bosnia, Montenegro, Moldova, Israel and Kuwait to visit its resorts as of July 28 if they have negative COVID-19 tests, the health ministry said. The negative tests have to be done 72 hours prior to arrival. Tourists from Ukraine will be … Continue reading TRAVEL ESSENTIALS | Bulgaria Eases Travel Band For Tourists From Ukraine, Balkans

TRAVEL ALERT | Qatar Allows Citizens And Permanent Residents To Travel And Return Anytime

DOHA – Qatar on Wednesday relaxed restrictions aimed at controlling the novel coronavirus, allowing citizens and permanent residency holders to travel outside the country and return at any time, and residents outside the country to return starting Aug.1. The government communication office (GCO) said arrivals from low-risk countries are required to take a coronavirus test … Continue reading TRAVEL ALERT | Qatar Allows Citizens And Permanent Residents To Travel And Return Anytime

TRAVEL | Pakistan Validates Licenses Of 166 Pilots Working In Foreign Countries

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan on Thursday validated licenses of 166 pilots working in foreign countries amid  a scandal involving ‘dubious’ flying certificates, which caused a global alert. Pakistan’s civil aviation ministry grounded 262 pilots for ‘dubious’ qualifications last month, prompted by a preliminary report into an airliner crash in Karachi in May that found the pilots … Continue reading TRAVEL | Pakistan Validates Licenses Of 166 Pilots Working In Foreign Countries

TRAVEL | Jordan Says To Reopen Airport For Commercial Flights Next Month

AMMAN – Jordan said on Thursday it will partially resume commercial flights from August to a limited number of European and Asian countries on an internationally approved safe list. Government spokesman Amjad Adailah told state-owned Al Mamlaka TV that regular commercial flights from Alia international airport, suspended since March, could begin in the first or … Continue reading TRAVEL | Jordan Says To Reopen Airport For Commercial Flights Next Month

NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Receives Phone Call From Crown Prince Of Abu Dhabi

Prince Mohammed Bin Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, received a phone call from Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, congratulating him on the blessed Eid Al-Adha and the recovery of the Custodian … Continue reading NEWS | Saudi Crown Prince Receives Phone Call From Crown Prince Of Abu Dhabi

NEWS ALERT | Saudi King Receives A Phone Call From Crown Prince Of Abu Dhabi

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received Friday a phone call from Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abdu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces. During the phone conversation, the Crown Prince congratulated the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques … Continue reading NEWS ALERT | Saudi King Receives A Phone Call From Crown Prince Of Abu Dhabi

ROYALS | Former King Juan Carlos To Leave Spain Amid Corruption Allegations

MADRID – Spain’s former king Juan Carlos has told his son, King Felipe, that he is leaving the country, the Royal House said on Monday, in a dramatic move designed to protect the monarchy after corruption allegations against him surfaced. In June, the Spanish Supreme Court opened an investigation into Juan Carlos’s involvement in a … Continue reading ROYALS | Former King Juan Carlos To Leave Spain Amid Corruption Allegations

ROYALS | Kate Middleton, Prince William Change The Name On Their Social Media Accounts

Kate Middleton and Prince William have updated the display names on their official social media accounts. The royal couple’s name on Twitter and Instagram now reads ‘Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’. It was previously ‘Kensington Palace’. The handle for both still remains @kensingtonroyal. Middleton, 38, and William, 37, had previously changed their profile photos on … Continue reading ROYALS | Kate Middleton, Prince William Change The Name On Their Social Media Accounts

ROYALS | Meghan Felt ‘Unprotected’ By U.K. Royal Family While Pregnant: Court Papers

LONDON – Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, felt ‘unprotected’ by the British Royal Family while she was pregnant with her son Archie, according to London High Court documents filed as part of her legal action against a tabloid newspaper. Meghan, wife of Queen Elizabeth’s Grandson Prince Harry, is suing publisher Associated Newspapers over articles its … Continue reading ROYALS | Meghan Felt ‘Unprotected’ By U.K. Royal Family While Pregnant: Court Papers

BREAKING NEWS | Mohamed bin Zayed, King of Spain Review Global Fight Against COVID-19

ABU DHABI – Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, discussed over a phone call with King Felipe VI of Spain the global fight against COVID-19. The two leaders underlined the necessity of maintaining global channels of coordinate to curb the spread … Continue reading BREAKING NEWS | Mohamed bin Zayed, King of Spain Review Global Fight Against COVID-19