Power Letters 2023: Fahed Ghanim, CEO, Majid Al Futtaim – Lifestyle

As we look to the year ahead, we will undoubtedly see ‘moments’ become the currency of customer experience

Majid Al Futtaim and Poltrona Frau sign strategic partnership

Majid Al Futtaim, Italian luxury brand Poltrona Frau announce strategic partnership

Founded in 1912 in Turin, Italy, Poltrona Frau is known for its 21-step tanning process to create enduring leather items

Vacheron Constantin

Vacheron Constantin: A time-honoured legacy

Christophe Ramel, regional director at Vacheron Constantin, shares how the watchmaker has endured the test of time and tide, and how it contnues to pay homage to the maison’s deep roots in the Middle East

Ian Fairservice Managing Partner and Group editor of Motivate Media Group

Ian Fairservice, Motivate Media Group’s Managing Partner and Group Editor-in-Chief, to speak at Emirates LitFest

Fairservice, a well-known personality in Dubai’s expat, business and cultural community, has played a key role in transforming the UAE’s media industry over four decades

Luxury shopping

Insights: How the luxury shopping experience has evolved

Shopping remains a key component of Dubai’s draw as a tourist spot, as daily spending by tourists in the UAE increased 30 per cent during the summer of 2022

Qatar

Qatar launches first commercial charter flight to and from Kazakhstan

The nation has identified Kazakhstan as one of 15 target markets where tourists can relax, rejuvenate and enjoy Qatar’s vibrant culture

Vietnam

Dubai’s Sunset Hospitality Group launches Azure Beach and Attiko in Vietnam

The group sets sights on opening a further 20 venues in 2023, 15 of those internationally, as its expansion plan gathers pace

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Abu Dhabi: More than one million visitors visit Sheikh Zayed Festival to watch fireworks

The largest fireworks display lasted for more than 40 minutes, with more than 3,000 drones in the air during the show

Green living

Sustainability: 16 ideas for greener living

Begin the new year on a greener note, here are tips to help you get started

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Top tips to address job burnout

A recent study by Cigna showed that 92 per cent of those surveyed in the UAE experience at least one symptom of burnout compared to 90 per cent globally

Restaurant Review: World Cut Steakhouse in Al Habtoor Palace

Restaurant review: World Cut Steakhouse, Habtoor Palace

This comfortable, classy restaurant features a 12-seater private dining suite with an extensive menu ranging from small entrées to luxurious classic steaks served right out of the grill

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International travel to see steeper growth in 2023, predicts Musafir.com

The average annual business travel spend of SMEs in the UAE is expected to grow by 15-20 per cent in 2023

Review: Staycation at V Hotel Dubai

Review: Staycation at V Hotel Dubai

Located in Al Habtoor City on the banks of Dubai Water Canal, the hotel is unlike anything else you will experience

Tesla

Tesla says new Texas factory is making 3,000 SUVs a week

Tesla shared the new production figure in a tweet on Thursday

BeingShe Universe 2022 grand finale held in Dubai on 26 November

BeingShe Universe grand finale held in Dubai on November 26

Aparna Bajpai, founder of BeingShe Organisation mentioned that this edition was powered by Mai Dubai, running under the theme ‘Beauty and Fitness in Perfect Balance’

Interview: Ranjit Phillipose, General manager at Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

Taj Exotica Resort & Spa, The Palm, Dubai, strengthens the Taj brand portfolio in the UAE and complements the other two city hotels as an upscale luxury resort.

Pandemic travel

Pandemic travel has reached a tipping point

The pullback in restrictions is “an acknowledgment that we’re in a new phase of this pandemic, where things are more stable

Restaurant Review: Italian cuisine at Chic Nonna

Restaurant Review: Italian cuisine at Chic Nonna

All-New Italian Restaurant, Bar & Lounge by the leading Italian hospitality company Mine & Yours Group, now open in the heart of DIFC

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi launches its first flight to Tashkent

Air Arabia Abu Dhabi launches first flight to Tashkent

The flights will connect Abu Dhabi International Airport to Islam Karimov Tashkent International Airport with a twice-weekly service

Alpha Dhabi launches lifestyle vertical with investment in Nammos Group

This came as a result of its joint venture partnership with Monterock International, an investment company with a focus on hospitality and F&B sectors

Passenger demand, forward bookings signal continuing recovery, says IATA

Passenger demand, forward bookings signal continuing recovery, says IATA

Total traffic in October 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 44.6 per cent compared to October 2021

Founders of the kind collective

How an Australian beauty brand is making the world a better place

Lynda Chapman and Pia Dwyer, co-founders of Australian beauty brand The KIND Collective, share what inspired them to launch their range of vegan, cruelty-free and sustainably derived cosmetics

SEVEN's entertainment destination in Al Hamra

Saudi Arabia’s SEVEN to invest SAR50bn to develop entertainment destinations in 14 cities

Construction on its first entertainment destination in Al Hamra district of Riyadh has begun

Balenciaga seeks damages from company that made controversial ad

Balenciaga seeks damages from company that made controversial ad

Balenciaga is seeking at least $25m in damages from the production company behind an ad campaign that has made the luxury fashion house the target of fierce criticism

teamlab Phenomena Abu Dhabi

teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi is 25% complete: DCT Abu Dhabi, Miral

Scheduled to be completed in 2024, teamLab Phenomena Abu Dhabi is set to be an immersive, inspirational space at the intersection of art and technology

Restaurant Review: Festive celebration awaits at Fi’lia

Restaurant Review: Festive celebration awaits at Fi’lia

Celebrate the holidays with Fi’lia and take advantage of the Christmas and New Years offer

The rapidly changing music industry landscape

With fans today embracing classic, modern and futuristic methods of consuming music, coupled with the recovery of live events from the pandemic, the outlook for the global music business is upbeat

Dnata

UAE’s dnata announces partnership with Amex GBT

As per the agreement, dnata will provide full end-to-end travel and meetings management services to Amex GBT’s customers in the region

Estée Lauder

Zegna to buy Tom Ford fashion operations in Estée Lauder deal

Estée Lauder is buying the Tom Ford brand and its intellectual property

Balenciaga is latest Twitter quitter amid exodus under Musk

Balenciaga is latest Twitter quitter amid exodus under Musk

Other companies have paused advertising on the platform, including General Motors, Volkswagen, Pfizer and General Mills