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The St. Regis Dubai, in collaboration with Sulty Events and Entertainment will open the third installation of the “Your Perspective: Art Exhibition” featuring numerous artists in the surrounding area of ‘Le Patio’ on the second floor of the hotel from July 12th, 2017 for two months.
The artists featured in the new exhibition include Elisabeth Krogull of Germany, Reta Richards of Canada and six artists from Korea – Nahyun Hwang, Hyojung Kim, Jiyoun Jeon, Eunyoung Heo, Hakman Hwang and Sunhee Kim.
Faiek El Saadani, Hotel Manager, The St. Regis Dubai, said, “Our third art exhibition reflects the diversity of artists we intend to showcase through the year as it adds a touch of International culture and heritage to the area around ‘Le Patio’. We are committed to bringing world art to the city and there is no better venue than Le Patio that combines a Parisian inspired Courtyard with a contemporary international look and feel.”
Vanessa de Caires, Owner of Sulty Events and Entertainment Dubai said, ”After the success and positive response to our last exhibition, we are excited to bring in a multicultural mix of artists set to enthrall art connoisseurs and collectors in the region. We hope the new installation deepens our understanding of the messages behind the new paintings in this collection.”
The art selected in this initiative are ideal as masterpieces in art galleries and private collector’s residences. Diplomats, Art Collectors, regional Business leaders and media will be attending the opening night of the exhibition.
The China International Development and Investment Corporation Limited, Red Orange Events Management, Gallery The Grace Seoul, Art Couture and Coral Coast PR will be supporting the Event.
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Women in media and creative industries are excelling in their industries and at the helm of the industry in Dubai is the Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications at Dubai Media Incorporated.
Sara Al Sayegh is a young and dynamic professional who is a role model to young women interested to have a career in communications and media. Below are some insights from Sara on what makes her successful in her field and what her job entails.
Tell us a bit about yourself and how you got into Media & Marketing and your present role at DMI?
I have long had a passion for media and marketing, which started whilst studying Marketing and Communication at the American University of Sharjah. My Father is a very established and respected financial advisor and banker who wanted me to pursue a career in the financial sector. However I found myself drawn to the media world, due to a fascination and interest in the sector. This great love for the industry led me to start my career at the Marketing Department at Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI) in 2004, only a few months after its official inception.
I now have 16 years of combined academic and enriching practical experience across the media field. I feel very blessed to have fulfilled my passion through the launch of some of the greatest and most exciting media brands and channels in the Middle East.
All of this has brought me to today’s point, as Director of Marketing & Corporate Communications, Dubai Media Incorporated (DMI). This role affords me the opportunity to enjoy working on a series of strategic and operational aspects, which relate to growing and developing the range of brands and channels that was launched over a decade ago. I am now leading all of these aspects of the organisation through a whole new phase of media evolution, the digital era.
What inspires you most and what keeps you inspired?
On a personal and professional level I aspire to be an active part of the ongoing evolution of Dubai, both the city and the brand. This is an exciting time for both of these elements, with the Emirate soon to welcome the world to Expo 2020 Dubai.
Expo 2020 Dubai is just one example of a bigger than life idea and it is these kind of grand ideas and concepts that truly inspire me. We are fortunate in Dubai to be part of one of the largest and most momentous city projects in the world, and I am thankful to have been provided with the opportunity to be involved in some of the exciting plans and projects such as those I have worked on with DMI. The team I work with to deliver these projects keeps me inspired through their strength, creativity and dedication, and our collective efforts are the key driver behind the success of the organisation’s brand. The projects we work on together are what get me out of bed in the morning, and planning, managing and executing a good campaign provides me with a great deal of satisfaction and keeps me going.
Is there a specific area that you focus on at DMI?
My role at DMI comprises of a broad range of activities, and on a day-to-day basis I formulate and execute the research, marketing and commercial strategies of the network. The research component is fundamental to our business, as what we find in each research project provides us with the information we need to create carefully targeted campaigns, which is crucial to distinguish us within an increasingly crowded media and broadcasting landscape.
I’m a big believer of the power of tailor-made research as it helps in setting a solid fact-based foundation for our business, marketing and commercial initiatives. This component of DMI’s work is front and central to the organisation’s overarching strategy, and it affords me the opportunity to work in partnership with a number of different departments all across the network. All of these different aspects make my work extremely challenging and fascinating. I have a great deal of passion for what I do.
Which is your favourite piece of content/work (both within DMI and outside), something that you take great pride in, and why?
It is actually impossible to choose a favourite, as each launch and event has its own story and distinct personality. We take great pride and joy in every project we do and treat each piece of work as if it is our one and only, giving it all the love and attention it needs. This dedicated, tailored approach is what makes each of our projects a stand out success. Our team’s hard work has paid off significantly and I am proud of the contribution it has made to where we are today, with exciting projects ahead of us and a string of memorable success stories behind us.
Externally I would choose the successful global Expo 2020 Dubai bid. Even to be involved with the bid was an honour and a positive and challenging process, however winning the bid was a whole other level. Not least because of the considerable positive effects this significant event will produce for our country.
What do you see are the biggest challenges that traditional broadcasters per se face given the current context of content generation and new media invasion?
The technological revolution which has swept the globe has had a hugely significant impact primarily on how people engage with media – you can see from your own usage how this has become a lot more active rather than passive following consumer empowerment. Modern technology has provided consumers with advanced and easy to operate tools including state-of-the-art media software and applications, which have had the effect of altering media habits.
In turn, at DMI we dedicate a lot of resources towards conducting research into how customers use digital platforms and research in general; media organisations such as ours require reliable information on how these platforms are used. Although such materials are widely available, the tracking data in this respect tends to be unregulated and has a questionable level of credibility.
I believe that the good news is that an overly saturated media market provides an opportunity for experienced broadcasters, who have the tools and the know-how to provide their viewers with what they want, considering the unique and diverse mix of cultures in Dubai.
As a broadcaster in an extremely segmented market like the UAE, what do reckon are your biggest marketing, branding & content related challenges and how are you going about addressing them?
The modern media landscape is constantly evolving and changing, with new technologies coming in leaps and bounds. DMI works in tandem with these technologies, employing digital, social media and advanced interactive platforms to reach its audience where they consume media.
This new media utilises segmented and on-demand content, personalised to what the viewer wants and prefers to watch. Customers’ smart devices are having an increasingly significant impact on the viewer experience and are creating what we are now calling ‘smart viewing’, where users can watch at their leisure and their convenience, even extending to advanced media such as virtual reality. Furthermore, ‘Geomapping’ technologies undertake careful study of viewer information, to learn about target audiences with a view to creating content that is tailored to their preferences.
Do you see Dubai/UAE becoming a hub for Television content conceptualisation and production?
From what I can see this is already happening – Dubai has long been an innovative media centre and has created whole zones which are dedicated to different media. These include hubs scattered across the city such as Dubai Media City, Studio City and International Media Production Zone.
Through the combined efforts of all of these different zones, Dubai is positioning itself as the new capital of media production in the MENA region. The UAE has for many years been a regional and global media innovator and our organisation has been a fundamental part of this. Much of our work is based out of the Emirate’s specialist media zones, along with many of our partners. From a personal perspective I am proud to be a part of this wave, and I believe that much of the groundwork that has already been laid in the Emirate’s media development will soon bear fruit with output of increased regional and global significance.
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Michael Kors is pleased to announce a new capsule of Kaftans and handbags designed especially for the Middle East.
Capturing the brand’s relaxed glamour, and polished aesthetic, the capsule collection showcases three unique Kaftans in varying designs, including graphic leaf-print and floral-embellished versions. Floral studded updates to the Ava, Selma and Ginny handbag groups complement the luxe Kaftans, creating the perfect elegant pairing for any Iftar gathering.
These special styles will be available in May 2017 in Michael Kors retail stores in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain.
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In February 2017 Deloitte in Annual Global Retailers Report has ranked LuLu Group as the top retailer in the Middle East and 27th among the top 50 fastest growing retailers in the world.
Following the announcement Chairman for LuLu Group, Yusuffalli M.A said: “Today, it is completely a consumer-driven market and the shopper needs only the very best. We have been continuously innovating in all aspects of our business process, right from store layout to product offering and pricing structure. We see no slowdown in our industry and we intend to go ahead with our announced expansion plans. Currently, we have 133 stores which will reach 150 by mid-2018, with new stores coming up in almost all GCC countries.”
What is the success secret of LuLu?
The main goal is simply to make customers happy with diversity of products, the price policies and attention to details.
LuLu offers an ultra-modern shopping ambience by integrating all conceivable needs of the consumers under one roof. Firmly following the tagline “LuLu, where the world comes to shop”, the Group has always tried to be a one stop shop for the multi-ethnic community of the region with an international mix of products as well as staff of different nationalities. The 500,000 plus shoppers who patronize LuLu daily are the true testament to the popularity of the LuLu brand.
This international character fully reflected at Grocery and Hot Food section where the menu consist of more than 20-30 dishes prepared every day for breakfast, lunch and dinner for each of cuisines type – Arabic, Indian, Filipino and Continental.
Facts about LuLu Kitchen:
We prepare over 20 different types of world foods from Indian and Chinese to Arabic, Thai and many more countries of the world
We import different types of spices – nearly 40 – from all over the world to complement our in house produced quality foods
Our menus change daily from breakfast to lunch and evening dinner. We offer over 30 varieties of dishes per setting
We have over 20 different types of biryanis and this goes up with promotion’s or festivals. Did you know we sell over 600,000 Shawarmas’ a year in Dubai?
We prepare all our salads and cuts fruits within our stores in Dubai and we sell over 100 types of salads, and over 500,000 kilos of fruits
Facts about LuLu Fish & Meat Section
We sell many types of meat: specialty and organic ranges, Wagyu beef, Venison, Angus beef, organic beef, Camel meats, gazelle meat, ducks, turkeys, Quails and rabbit meats
Facts about LuLu Bakery
We import almost 100 different product ranges from various countries across the world, USA, UK, Spain, Italy, India, Canada France and the Philippine’s to sell in our bakeries in Dubai
We source and use ingredients from suppliers from around the world to make our specialty products and ranges. These countries include Germany, Holland, Belgium, Australia, Austria, Indonesia. Did you know we sell over 200000 white bread loafs in Dubai?
We sell many types of health-related ranges such as Organic and Vegan. As an example: all our Bridor range is Organic.
We make in house 60 specialty breads, 70 Arabic products and 21 specialist Filipino products .
All our specialty bread, Arabic and French bread are vegan with no milk or eggs added so almost 100 breads fall into this category.
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To know about the Group, visit: http://www.lulugroupinternational.com
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MARKA has launched the Essentiel men’s collection for the first time in the UAE. The Essentiel Autumn & Winter 2016 Men’s Collection is about new shapes and styles, with colour combinations and contemporary details that derive their inspiration from military uniforms. Essential’s universe embodies a blend of colours, prints and embroidery, creating an outspoken style that can be combined with a sharp suit, or just as easily worn nonchalantly with a pair of casual trousers.
The collection features a warm, rich palette of colours, extending from wine red, dragonfly green and petrol to caramel, in combination with deep purples, light emeralds and mahogany. This sumptuous array of colours is complemented by classics such as navy, black and various shades of grey.
Essentiel man can get accessories to complement their look, with an entire series of men’s shoes and belts designed in-house this season. Sporty slip-on sneakers exude a vintage look with leather and pony hair finishes, with the final touch provided by socks to mix & match with any outfit, military-inspired pins and gunmetal key rings
Its party season – Get the perfect lip or eye color for every outfit in an easy-to-carry palette! Mikyajy’s Star Dust winter makeup palette is the best solution for any beauty lover’s makeup collection and is guaranteed to get you every look you can think of. A 92 piece trendy, portable palette with mesmerizing and glamorous finishes for eyes, lips and cheeks.
The Limited Edition winter makeup palette is available at all Mikyajy stores across the region for AED 149.
I love getting hair styling tips from Hairstylist to the stars, Asgar Saboo. Summer is a lovely time to have the perfect wedding – it’s sunny, the flowers are blooming and everyone is in an uplifted mood. But summer does tend to make the hair dry and limp, especially if you tend to have thick or curly hair, plus the high humidity levels can add stress leading up to the preparations for your special day.
Asgar shares some perfect hairstyles you can sport during your big day which won’t transform into frizzy, limp locks when you step outside. He also explains how you can use exotic influences to modernise and add a twist to your beautiful wedding look.
This is a very popular hairdo which shows off great facial features and is especially perfect for those with straight hair. It is a very easy style and barely takes five minutes – all you have to do is part your hair on the side and braid it tightly. If you want to make the braid look more intricate and elaborate, try the fishtail braid or the mermaid braid, which brings a great modern twist. Then wrap the braid around and pin it neatly into a bun with several bobby pins. If you want to add an additional oomph factor, use bedazzled bobby pins or fresh flowers which match your bouquet. This hairdo works best for those that don’t have bangs, so that the side partition will be more evident. If however you do have bangs, then pin them neatly to the side and make sure you use lots of hair spray to keep in place. In order to look extra polished, make sure that you comb your hair and keep it tangle free. A hair accessory like a hair comb can also be pinned on the top of the bun for a nice sophisticated effect.
This is a lovely romantic hairdo that’s elegant but actually very low maintenance, hardly taking two minutes to create. Loosely gather the top half of your hair and pin it in place. Make sure there is a little volume at the top, otherwise it will end up looking flat and limp, so do some gentle backcombing if necessary. For this style, I recommend using bobby pins that are similar to your hair colour, so that the effect is more subtle and don’t forget to use hairspray to keep the hair in place and avoid humidity. Add a flower chain or a string of pearls to add to that romantic bohemian vibe, which is something we are seeing more on celebrities who want to bring a fresh take to their wedding look.
3. The Head wrap chain
If you want to add an exotic vibe to your look, wear a head wrap chain. The style options are endless, ranging from the styles with big stones and crystal to the delicate ones with small chains and bells. If you have smaller facial features, then I recommend opting for the more delicate and subtle head chain, whilst those with bigger features can get away with a more extravagant look. You can choose to wear the chain with your hair tied up in a bun, but this accessory looks best when the hair is left down and flowing. Also make sure that the hair is parted in the middle, since symmetry is important for this accessory to look glamorous and exotic.
4. Messy twisted braid
This hairstyle is perfect for women with thick hair, which is very common with my clients from the Middle East and India. While it can look great, humidity and sweat means that it can be troublesome during the summer. To get this look, gather all your hair and braid it loosely. Don’t be worried if you have a lot of flyways, it adds to the charm of the hair style, but make sure that you add bobby pins so the braid stays in place. If you really want to take the hair style a step further, go into the garden and pluck some flowers. You can find brightly coloured flowers all over the world that look gorgeous when you braid them into your hair. Make sure that when you pick the flowers that they have a small stem at the bottom for you to use. This is a very bold hair style, so pair it with some subtle earrings and let the hair make a gorgeous statement by itself.
This is a hairstyle that suits all hair textures and brings glamour to any bride’s look. Grab all your hair into a low pony and twist it all around, twice. Tuck the ends inside the twist and secure it firmly with bobby pins – that’s how simple this style is to do. You can customise this hairstyle according to how much volume you want around your face, and you can accessorize by wearing a headband or a hair comb at the back. If you want, you can even tuck some flowers beneath the twist, which gives the style a little edge and modernity. However, it’s really important to ensure that you use enough bobby pins to place your locks firmly in place, otherwise you will be fiddling with your hair throughout your big day. Adding some hairspray is all you need to fix the hair once this is done, leaving you to relax and enjoy your wedding day in style.
With July 4th around the corner, designer Philipp Plein introduces an all American summer with the latest spring/summer styles. The most vibrant shades of red and blues interspersed with white come in comfy yet chic summer designs. From holiday staples to sparkling accessories and evening wear, the selection is limitless….check them out!
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