Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Revealed New Plans for Disneyland Paris, Disney Cruise Line and Walt Disney World


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Guest Blogger – Natasha Dury

Last night I ventured across the street to City Walk to attend the Walt Disney Parks & Resorts  event in Dubai to celebrate key announcements about Disneyland Paris, Disney Cruise Line and Walt Disney World. Some of the new exciting bits revealed are below:

Marvel Summer of Super Heroes 

From 10 June to 30 September 2018, the Marvel Super Heroes will be assembling at Disneyland Paris for the very first time! Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, Black Widow, Star-Lord, Gamora and Spider-Man will all be at Walt Disney Studios Park for a unique season of events, boasting shows and interactive experiences of truly epic proportions:

Marvel: Super Heroes United 

Marvel: Super Heroes United is a truly immense show at the Studio Theatre in the heart of Walt Disney Studios Park. The programme for this superproduction includes live-action on-stage antics with Thor, Iron Man, Black Widow, Doctor Strange, Black Panther and Spider-Man – to name just a few. It also features cutting-edge special effects and spectacular projections along with a whole host of other big surprises. This 20-minute show will be performed several times a day at Walt Disney Studios Park.

Stark Expo presents: Energy for Tomorrow! 

Tony Stark invites you to the open-air Production Courtyard to present the latest version of his revolutionary invention – an ‘Arc Reactor’ that generates green energy.

Several times a day at the foot of the Hollywood Tower Hotel, guests will have the opportunity to see this amazing show that’s as action-packed as it is offbeat.

Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Dance-Off 

As the name suggests, guests will have the opportunity for a dance-off with the Guardians of the Galaxy on 70s and 80s tunes. Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Dance-Off will take place several times a day in the Production Courtyard and is set to be a truly wild experience!

Heroic Encounter: Captain America 

The Marvel Summer of Super Heroes is also giving you the chance for a heroic handshake with the very first Avenger: Captain America.

This unique season is a spectacular conclusion to Disneyland Paris’s 25th Anniversary celebrations.

Disneyland Paris also revealed plans to bring the Marvel Super Heroes to life in an epic way at Walt Disney Studios Park with a completely new Marvel-themed attraction.

New Marvel-Themed Attraction 

Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith will be completely reimagined into a new Marvel-themed attraction where riders will team up with Iron Man and their favorite Avengers on a high-speed, hyper-kinetic adventure.

The addition of the new attraction provides a permanent presence of Marvel making this Park even more of a must-do for guests.

Avatar Flight of Passage on Pandora Ð The World of Avatar at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Pictured: A scene from Avatar Flight of Passage, a 3-D thrilling adventure on Pandora Ð The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Avatar Flight of Passage offers guests the chance to connect with an avatar and soar on a banshee over Pandora. The journey begins in the queue, as guests get a peek inside a high-tech research lab to view an avatar still in its growth state inside an amnio tank. The room features charts and screens that show just how humans will “connect” with a fully developed avatar for their upcoming flight on a banshee. (Disney Handout)

Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel 

Additionally Disney’s Hotel New York® will soon be reimagined to become Disney’s Hotel New York – The Art of Marvel, becoming the first Disney Hotel to showcase the thrilling world of the Avengers. With exclusive artwork and a new design, it will be a residence fit for Tony Stark himself.

Disney Cruise Line Disney Cruise Line announced the new itineraries for summer 2018, including magical sailings in Europe from Barcelona (Spain) and Rome (Italy) and sailings with two stops at Castaway Cay, Disney’s own private island in the Bahamas.

New sailings from Rome and Barcelona 

For the first time, Disney Cruise Line guests can experience the rich culture of Barcelona and inspiring history of Rome as bookend experiences in a single cruise.

Castaway Cay: More opportunities to explore Disney’s exclusive private island 

Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island in the Bahamas, is consistently a top-rated destination. In summer 2018, the Disney Dream will sail a series of cruises that include two stops at Castaway Cay so guests can have twice the fun in the sun and enjoy even more of the pristine island paradise.

Marvel Day at Sea 

From January to early March, 2019, special five-night Disney Magic sailings will take guests to the Caribbean and Bahamas, along with an action-packed, day-long celebration of the Marvel Universe.

Marvel Day at Sea combines the thrills of renowned Marvel comics, films and animated series, with the excitement of a Disney Cruise to summon everyone’s inner Super Hero for adventures that lie ahead during this unforgettable day at sea.

Occurring on one action-packed day during each of the select Disney Magic sailings, Marvel Day at Sea transports guests to a new realm of possibilities when the largest collection of Marvel Super Heroes and Villains assembles on a cruise ship.

The event features all-day entertainment including interactions with some of the mightiest Marvel Super Heroes and the menacing foes who oppose them, an extraordinary deck show spectacular, Marvel-themed youth activities, special merchandise and unique food and beverage offerings.

Walt Disney World 

Walt Disney World shared the opening date of Toy Story Land and revealed details of the new Star Wars themed hotel and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, a brand new land set to open in 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Toy Story Land 

The fun will soar to infinity and beyond on June 30, 2018 with the opening of Toy Story Land. This playful new land will transport guests into the adventurous outdoors of Andy’s backyard where guests will feel like they have been shrunk to the size of Woody and Buzz, as they are surrounded by oversized toys. Using toys like building blocks, plastic buckets and shovels, and game board pieces, Andy has designed the perfect setting for this land that includes two major new attractions.

Slinky Dog Dash is a family-friendly coaster that will send riders dipping, dodging and dashing around turns and drops through the world of Andy’s toys. Guests can also spin around with little green aliens aboard Alien Swirling Saucers and quick refreshments will be on tap at Woody’s Lunch Box.

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge 

This highly anticipated new land is set to open in 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – on a grand scale – including the creation of a full-sized fleet of X-wing star fighters and a life-size Millennium Falcon starship.

The totally immersive land will include two jaw-dropping attractions that allow guests to have control of their experiences. One attraction will put guests in the middle of a battle between the First Order and the Resistance—inside a Star Destroyer. In the second attraction, guests will have the chance to fly the Millennium Falcon – the most famous ship in the galaxy. Throughout the land, guests will also have the chance to interact with Chewie, the lovable BB8 and members of the First Order, plus wander through a toy shop in the street market run by a Toydarian, one of the creatures from Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

Immersive Star Wars-Themed Hotel 

Fans can live out their Star Wars adventures beyond the theme parks with an immersive experience at a groundbreaking new Star Wars–themed hotel concept. The epic new experience will take guests to a galaxy far, far away and will be seamlessly connected to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, the new land set to open in 2019 at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Unlike anything that exists today, the new luxury resort will completely immerse guests in an authentic Star Wars story. The journey through space begins the moment guests arrive, as everyone boards a starship and departs together for a multi-day Star Wars adventure. An opening date for the new hotel has not been announced.




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I started the New Year with a brand with a Tips & Toes facial using products from Anesi Beaute’s phytolab laboratories that have gained international recognition for their highly acclaimed face and bodycare products.

If you are looking for some personal time, you can also benefit from their years of wisdom exclusively at Tips & Toes. Below are some ideas.

The Aqua Vital Hydro Detox Facial (AED263) uses the active 3D Hydra APS complex to nourish dull, polluted and asphyxiated complexions. If the years have proven cruel and a slightly more intense rejuvenation is in need, book in for the Aqua Vital Dermo Peel Expert (AED420) – an enzymatic peeling treatment, which removes the superficial dead skin cells to reveal a youthful layer glowing beneath.

The Cellular 3 Age Control (AED525) is the ultimate anti-ageing facial, that tones while targeting the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, removes blemishes and improves skin sensitivity. The Expression Care Ritual (AED420) treats all problems relating to the eye and lip contours, treating dark circles, eye bags, smile lines and even lashes and brows.

For people with sensitive side, enjoy the Harmonie Tendresse Facial (AED420), which is designed to soothe, protect and prevent inflammation from the inside. For a new age anti-ageing facial opt for the Infinite Jeunesse Stem C3 Treatment (AED525), that uses advanced Plant Stem cell technology to reverse, delay and prevent the first signs of ageing, by protecting the skins stem cells from oxidative damage caused by sun radiation and stress.

Tips & Toes is the UAE’s largest and most successful salon and spa chain. Stay up-to-date with all Tips & Toes news by following @TipsAndToesME on Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat and liking Tips & Toes Middle East on Facebook. You can find an array of useful information on www.tipsandtoes.com or further details by calling 04 399 0550.


IoT Middle East 2018 is all about Business


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Event to feature 35 International speakers and over 400 participants

The fifth edition of the ‘Internet of Things 2018’ be held on the 13th of March, 2018 at the Armani Hotel Dubai is a cross-industry conference aimed for the business community to discuss bottom-line impacts, business models and how to monetize data while getting insights on new technologies and opportunities that are brought by IoT.

The C-level event focuses on making business out of Internet of Things and is designed to help business leaders and Executives enhance initiatives proposed by their organisations, local governments clients and enterprises for digital transformation projects.

Focus will be on groundbreaking IoT technologies and solutions that companies can leverage now to optimize business. The event will provide business cases from C-level executives that are in charge of their companies major transformation initiatives like Lego, Tesla, F5 Networks, Konica Minolta, Kaspersky lab, PWC, McKinsey & Co, Du, Microsoft, IBM and many more.

According to Johan Ehrstrom, CEO of IoT Middle East 2018, “The region needs a platform to discuss the business relevance rather than always being technology focused. This event hence blends over 35 speakers, over 400 professional peers and inspiring start-ups with an action packed day filled with hands-on case studies, objective insights, real-world scenarios and excellent networking.

Nearly two hundred CEO, COO, CDO, SVP, VP and Heads of IoT/digital transformation have joined this inspiring business day to discuss, learn and find new opportunities for collaboration.

Participants can register on www.iot-dxb.com. Early registration is open for USD 795 compared to the normal USD 1395 closer to the event.

Pottery Barn Teen reveals Spring 2018 Collection


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Teen Guest Blogger – Natasha Dury

Its about time I got my bedroom look changed and behold – Home Furnishings brand, Pottery Barn Teen launched their latest Spring 2018 collection.

With an emphasis on safety, stability, longevity and space, the collection offers the chance to make the smallest bedroom feel bigger with the right choice of products.

Dominated by the colour Blush Crush, the PBTeen Spring 2018 Collection launched a variety of home furnishing products that perfectly blend with black, gray and everything in between.

I am sure my girly friends would want to add gold and faux-fur for a glamorous look but I would keep it simple and choose a modern print.

The PBTeen Spring 2018 collection features the Avalon Channel Stitch Bed, elevating the style of a bedroom. The tufted-detailed headboard and copper legs add sophistication and elegance to your dream space. The Beadboard bed with its headboard details makes it a classic and timeless design that works with any decor. It is crafted with a quality kiln-dried solid wood frame to ensure this product lasts a lifetime and also has a coordinating trundle, which is perfect for sleepovers.

There is also the Hang-A-Round Chair designed with foldable legs and a velvet pleated seat, perfect for watching movies, lounging or studying.

The collection of Duvet covers in the new collection are inspired by a vibrant sunset. Colorful duvet covers and pillowcases bring a dose of style to your sleeping space. Made with pure organic cotton, they add warmth and comfort for a good night’s sleep. The duvets covers are also Oeko-Tex® Certified to be both safe and chemical-free.

The Bluebell Rose TENCEL® Duvet Cover + pillowcase brings southern belle charm to the sleeping space with a floral-inspired beautiful blue magnolia print duvet cover and pillowcase.

Emily & Meritt Collection

The collection features an exclusive collaboration with celebrity stylists and fashion designers Emily Current and Meritt Elliott. It captures their classic and rebellious aesthetic in sparkling and glamorous jewellery boxes with shining gold over a natural background.

The jewellery boxes keep jewellery safely in place and features a bold desk and vanity in a rich gold colour, detailed with beautifully curved drawers and legs. Throws in bold designs and monochromes are available in black and white, blush stripes, and gold stripes, boasting playful tassels on each corner of your house.

The Spring 2018 Collection is available across Pottery Barn Teen stores in The Dubai Mall and Yas Mall in abu Dhabi.

Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series announces 2018 tournament fixture at live draw


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The Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series, an 18-goal handicap competition, enters its ninth year under the Patronage of HH Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. On Monday, 22 January 2018, the organizing committee conducted a live draw for the McLaren Cup 2018 fixture at The St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club – the new home ground of the Series.

Five high-goal tournaments fall under the umbrella of the Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series: The McLaren Cup, which runs from 26 January to 9 February, The Polo Masters Cup from 10 to 15 February, The Julius Baer Gold Cup from 16 February to 9 March, The Dubai Challenge Cup from 14 to 23 March, and The Dubai Cup from 6 to 13 April 2018.

The Dubai Polo Gold Cup Series is the fourth-largest tournament of its kind after Argentina, the United States and the United Kingdom. Founded by Mohammed Al Habtoor in 2009, the tournament is the premier regional polo competition of the year, attracting VIPs, society figures, and senior corporate executives from across the region. It has grown in tandem with the city of Dubai, and since 2012 it is the only tournament in the United Arab Emirates to be recognized and certified by the World Polo Tour (WPT). It is played under the banner of the Hurlingham Polo Association (HPA), with the tournaments being played under strict international supervision according to the HPA rules and provision of its umpires.

The six participating teams in The McLaren Cup 2018:

  • Zedan Polo Team (Patron: Amr Zedan)
  • Bin Drai Polo Team (Patron: Rashid Bin Drai)
  • Habtoor Polo Team (Patron: Mohammed Al Habtoor)
  • Mahra Polo Team (Patron: Rashid Al Habtoor)
  • UAE Polo Team (Patron: Her Highness Sheikha Maitha Bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum)
  • Wolves Polo Team (Patron: Habtoor Al Habtoor)

Swiss Mentalist and Pop Band: Federico Soldati and Pegasus heading to UAE


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Swiss Art Gate UAE is celebrating the tenth anniversary edition of Swiss Days under the patronage of the Embassy of Switzerland to the UAE by presenting two dynamic Swiss productions that are sure to delight and thrill the enthusiastic public at the Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah Dubai.

The innovative pop music group Pegasus will be performing on February 1 with their unique sound that has won them three prizes at the Swiss Music Awards. On February 2, one can experience the astonishing mental magic of Federico Soldati – magician, artist and television presenter. Performances start at 8.30 pm.

We are extremely happy to be able to host these two talented Swiss groups for the Swiss Days 10-year jubilee. Our strategy during the past ten years has been to treat our public to exceptional Swiss entertainment. In fact, as stated by H.E. Maya Tissafi, Ambassador of Switzerland to the United Arab Emirates: “since their inception, the Swiss Days participated in ensuring the diffusion, in this country, of Switzerland’s best culture of divertissement and we are therefore very proud to have been able to support this journey from its very beginning!”.

PEGASUS represents innovative pop music. They are currently one of the most successful pop bands in Switzerland. This award-winning trio has already earned gold and platinum records, a number one hit song in the charts, several top-ten singles, and are now ready to challenge the international market.

FEDERICO SOLDATI is a professional artist and television presenter based in Switzerland. He has been astonishing international audiences for over ten years with intriguing and innovative mentalism shows. His passion and enthusiasm for constantly expanding his repertoire led to his first public presentations at the age of fourteen.

Kurt Blum, general manager of Swiss Art Gate UAE, says about the ten-year celebration: “My heart fills with pleasure as I look back upon ten years of Swiss Days Dubai. I remember the excitement of the initial meetings, together with the fears and anxieties about whether we will succeed in developing a Swiss cultural event in the UAE. We pressed on, and today we are able to celebrate ten years of this unique and entertaining performing event for our UAE community. Let us celebrate with two outstanding performances that I am completely sure will surprise and astonish our audience!”

Thursday, February 1, 2018 | 8.30 pm, doors open 7.30 pm: Pegasus – 3-Times Swiss Music Awards Winner
Tickets AED 75 | Minimum recommended age: 6 years

Friday, February 2, 2018 | 8:30 pm, doors open 7:30 pm: Federico Soldati – Magician & Mentalist

Tickets AED 75 | Minimum recommended age: 6 years

Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah Dubai:

www.madinattheatre.com | +971 4 366 6546


Panasonic Launches the World’s First Cinema 4K 60p/50p Video Recording Digital Mirrorless Camera during CABSAT 2018


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New LUMIX DC-GH5S – Rediscover Light.


Panasonic is proud to introduce the new Digital Single Lens Mirrorless Camera LUMIX GH5S with expanded video recording capability and enhanced image quality in low light during CABSAT 2018. Designed and developed for professional filmmakers, the LUMIX GH5S achieves the highest-ever sensitivity and image quality in the history of LUMIX cameras.

The new 10.2-megapixel Digital Live MOS Sensor with Dual Native ISO Technology and Venus Engine faithfully reproduce even dark parts of the image, allowing a maximum ISO 51200 high sensitivity recording. This sensor is a multi-aspect type with a sufficient margin for realizing the same angle of view at the same focal length in 4:3, 17:9, 16:9 and 3:2 aspect ratios. The sensor also supports photoshooting in 14-bit RAW format, providing higher flexibility for professional RAW development workflows.

Hitesh Ojha, Deputy General Manager, AVD, Panasonic, said, “The launch of the LUMIX GH5S is a testament to our commitment of offering future-proof products and solutions that our customers will truly appreciate. We are proud to be at the forefront of innovation and technology, especially with the growing digital revolution currently taking place in the industry. We are optimistic that this cutting-edge camera model will strengthen will the company’s position as the leading consumer electronics brand in the region and exceed the expectations of the customers across UAE.”

DFD (Depth From Defocus) technology and ultra high-speed digital signal processing achieve fast auto focusing of approximately 0.07 sec and 12 (AFS) / 8 (AFC) fps in 12-bit RAW and 11 (AFS) / 7 (AFC) fps in 14-bit RAW high-speed burst shooting. A total of 225 focus areas, Tracking AF, 1-area AF and Pinpoint AF are available for precise focusing. The 4K PHOTO enables 60 fps high-speed capture in approximately 8-megapixel equivalent resolution.

As a camera that excels in low-light shooting, the LUMIX GH5S boasts -5EV luminance detection performance with Low Light AF thanks to the higher sensitivity and optimized tuning of the sensor. Live View Boost is another practical feature that makes it possible to check the composition even in total darkness by boosting the sensitivity just for live view. Night Mode displays menu interface in red, which is gentle to the eyes in dark situations. The magnification ratio in MF assist is increased from the conventional 10x to 20x, which is convenient especially for astronomical photography.

In order to make the GH5S tough enough to withstand even heavy field use, it is composed of a magnesium alloy full die-cast front/rear frame and is not only splashproof and dustproof but also freezeproof down to -10 degrees. The GH5S is equipped with a double SD Memory Card slot, compatible with the high-speed, high-capacity UHS-II and Video Speed Class 60. Users can flexibly choose the recording method from Relay Recording, Backup Recording or Allocation Recording. The HDMI Type A terminal is provided.

The GH5S has a large LVF (Live View Finder) with a stunningly high magnification ratio of approximately 1.52x/0.76x (35mm camera equivalent) providing smooth display at 120 fps. A high-precision, high-speed OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode) display features 3,680K-dot resolution and 100% field of view. In addition to dual dials, an omni-directional joystick enables more intuitive and flexible operation.

The GH5S includes Bluetooth and Wi-Fi® connectivity to offer a more flexible shooting experience and instant image sharing with easy operation. Compatibility with Bluetooth 4.2 (called BLE: Bluetooth Low Energy) enables constant connection with a smartphone/tablet with minimum power consumption. For Wi-Fi, 5GHz (IEEE802.11ac) can be selected in addition to the conventional 2.4GHz (IEEE 802.11b/g/n) for an even more secure and stable connection.

For extended battery life and a more stable hold, the Battery Grip DMW-BGGH5 (sold separately) is available. The XLR Microphone Adaptor DMW-XLR1 (sold separately) allows high-res sound recording with an external XLR microphone.

The new LUMIX GH5S brings further innovation to creative workflows with new heights in recording low-light, high-quality images that greatly expand the possibilities for video creators.

Sony Mobile Unveils New Selfie Smartphones: Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra


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3 new, super mid-range line smartphones Xperia XA2 Ultra, Xperia XA2 and Xperia L2 with Sony camera technology and powerful performance.

Sony Mobile Communications (“Sony Mobile”) today unveiled Xperia XA2 and Xperia XA2 Ultra – the latest additions to its popular super mid-range line, with Sony camera technology, elegant designs and powerful performance.

“Our super mid-range product strategy started out as an exciting new idea based on bringing bold technologies to this section of the market in the most accessible way possible,” said Hideyuki Furumi, EVP, Global Sales & Marketing, at Sony Mobile Communications. “Xperia XA2 and XA2 Ultra are no different, with leading front camera technology first seen in our flagship XZ line. We’re targeting 2018 as a breakthrough year, and look forward to showcasing further innovations across the entire Xperia portfolio over the coming months.”

 Xperia XA2 – capture life’s beauty with sophisticated Sony camera technology in a sleek, borderless design

Xperia XA2’s powerful 23MP rear camera packs Sony’s large 1/2.3” Exmor RSTM for mobile image sensor, with ISO 12800 sensitivity for clear low-light photography.

It features 4K movie recording, allowing you to create with colour and clarity – 120fps slow motion video capture is also included for dramatizing action and movement. There’s a 120° super wide-angle 8MP camera up front, so you can fit more of your friends and surroundings into selfies.

The 5.2” Full HD display is brighter, sharper and more colourful – it sits within a beautiful borderless design, taking the screen right to the edge. And it’s built to last with strong and durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass.

Unlocking is made easy with the one-touch rear fingerprint sensor – integrated into the smooth metallic back panel. Xperia XA2 is composed of anodized aluminium on the sides, with a diamond-cut finish on the top and bottom, accentuating the industrial beauty of metal. It represents an evolution of the recognisable Xperia “loop surface” form, with smooth screen curvature and a symmetrical layout for a sleek look and comfortable feel.

The high-capacity 3,300 mAh battery and the Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 630 Mobile Platform means you can do more of what you love for longer with smooth and speedy performance. And, even more Sony smart charging technologies; Smart Stamina extend usage during the day, with Battery Care and Qnovo Adaptive Charging ensuring the battery stays healthy over time. Quick charging is also supported to give you hours of power with just minutes of charging (requires Quick Charger UCH12W).

Xperia XA2 will be available in Single SIM and Dual SIM in select markets, in four fresh colours: Silver, Black, Blue and Pink.

Xperia XA2 Ultra is the ultimate “dual selfie” camera smartphon

Engineered specifically for selfies, Xperia XA2 Ultra features 16MP with Optical Image Stabilisation and 8MP 120° super wide-angle dual front cameras, both with front flash, producing clear shots regardless of lighting or environment and for fitting more friends and surroundings into selfies.

With the same 23MP rear camera module as Xperia XA2, the large 1/2.3” Exmor RSTM for mobile sensor is capable of ISO 12800 sensitivity for better low-light photography – and the 4K movie recording and 120fps slow motion video capture features allow you to preserve memories and magnify moments.

It features Sony’s most vibrant 6” Full HD smartphone display yet, with a wide and accurate colour gamut – built with strong and durable Corning® Gorilla® Glass. It sits within a borderless design; hardware so immersive, the screen becomes indistinguishable from the experience.

Just as with Xperia XA2, unlocking is made easy with the one-touch rear fingerprint sensor. The “loop surface” design is also composed of anodized aluminium on the sides, with the same recognisable diamond-cut finish on the top and bottom.

The super-capacity 3,580 mAh battery means you can use the device for longer, and intuitive Sony smart charging technologies regulate and analyse power consumption and charging cycles, so it lasts and stays healthy over time – and the Qualcomm® SnapdragonTM 630 Mobile Platform ensures performance is seamless and multitasking is made easy. Quick charging is also supported for hours of power in just minutes of charging (requires Quick Charger UCH12W).

Xperia XA2 Ultra will be available in Single SIM and Dual SIM in select markets, in four contemporary colours: Silver, Black, Blue and Gold.

Xperia L2’s expansive 5.5” HD screen is great for enjoying video, browsing and social networks on the go.

The 3,300 mAh battery means you can do more of what you love for longer, and intuitive Xperia smart charging technologies ensure the battery stays healthy during its lifespan.

The 120° super wide-angle 8MP front camera is built for selfies, with its 13MP F2.0 rear camera ensuring clear and crisp mobile photography.

Xperia L2 will launch in Single SIM and Dual SIM in select markets, in three colours: Black, Gold and Pink – each rendered with reflective surfaces, emphasizing the “loop surface” design, and unlocking is made easy with a single touch via the rear fingerprint sensor.

Race to Acquire Luxury and High-Performance Horsepower with the Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate 10


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Get your hands on the most coveted smartphone in town

What happens when you bring a legacy of luxury and horsepower together with the world’s most powerful Artificial Intelligence (AI) smartphone? You get an envy-inspiring, high-performance, sophisticated piece of technology – the Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate 10.

A product of the partnership between the two brands, Porsche Design and HUAWEI, the limited edition smartphone is built for luxury aficionados, purveyors of style and the crème de la crème of society, who want to experience the joy of unmatched speed, unsurpassed performance and unrivaled design.

It’s the model tech-savvy trendsetters have been waiting to show off. Whether you walk into an important business meeting or stroll into a cafe for high tea, place your new Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate 10 on the table and it will immediately attract glances, both curious and envious. A signal of appreciation and recognition of sorts as they whisper amongst themselves: who is that person and what is that special object they’re holding?

A model that sets you apart from the crowd, the designer smartphone sports an exclusive look and feel with signature craftsmanship and distinguished Porsche racetrack stripes to show off its speed heritage. The glass uni-body construction and sleek handcrafted exterior is complemented by innovation and performance – intelligent speed, intelligent power and an intelligent camera.

The Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate 10 is the most powerful Mate Series smartphone, with a 6GB RAM + 256GB ROM storage solution that maximizes performance. Featuring Kirin 970, the world’s first smartphone chipset with a dedicated Neural Network Processing Unit, the Mate 10 series marks the beginning of a new era of smartphone development that brings the future to life with the first ever truly intelligent devices.

Huawei is holding an exclusive event for their key VIP guests to unbox the epitome of luxury, design and performance, PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 10.

The designer model is built to match the lifestyles of the influential, powerful and glamorous and is priced at AED 5299. PORSCHE DESIGN HUAWEI Mate 10, the coveted edition is exclusively available in Diamond Black, and delivered in true UAE style with special premium packaging, custom accessories and VIP member services.



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KARL LAGERFELD is pleased to announce the return of the Karl Ikonik collection for Spring-Summer 2018. This season the world’s most famous feline, Choupette, makes an appearance alongside playful graphics of Karl Lagerfeld in his signature attire: sunglasses, fingerless gloves and a tuxedo blazer. The Karl Ikonik collection will be available from December 2, 2017, at KARL LAGERFELD stores, online at KARL.COM, and through select wholesale partners.
This season’s offering features t-shirts, sweatshirts and a wide range of bags including totes, shoppers, cross-bodies, weekenders, minaudieres and a trolley suitcase. Additional collectibles include a baseball cap, notebook, laptop sleeve, beach towel, travel accessories and more. Designs are grounded in palette of black and white, with pops of metallic silver glitter: they bring a youthful twist to Karl Lagerfeld’s image as a fashion rock star.
The first Karl Ikonik collection premiered in Fall-Winter 2017. It generated incredible buzz worldwide from celebrities, VIPs and fashion influencers including model Barbara Palvin and bloggers Janni Deler, Sofie Valkiers and Sandro Rasa.