By Shereen Shabnam When I look back at my time in Portugal, what comes to mind is the medieval castles, palaces, hilltop castles, picturesque cobblestone villages, bustling towns and great food. My favourite time was sitting in the open-air cafes, watching the locals while enjoying freshly baked bread, delicious fried sardines served with sauces of... Continue Reading →

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By Shereen Shabnam One of the most memorable trips I have taken as a motoring enthusiast was to Gramado, a tiny mountain resort that has the Hollywood Car Museum and a place for super car driving experiences. The town is like a Swiss mountain village with boutiques selling avant-garde glasswork, gourmet chocolate and has some... Continue Reading →

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Revel in picturesque views while sipping signature coffee and tea blends and enjoying healthy snacks and desserts     Spend quality time with your friends while relishing the beautiful views of Palm Jumeirah and the Dubai skyline, over a Healthy Afternoon Tea at The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery by Sofitel. Guests can choose from the curated... Continue Reading →

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By Shereen Shabnam My favourite place to be in Dubai is the Shangri-La Hotel, my perfect sanctuary during these trying times for fitness and relaxation, delicious dining and premium wellness and leisure facilities. EVery morning I start my day at the wellness area and while people close to me wish it was more in the... Continue Reading →

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Redesigned for Ultimate Comfort

The new Volkswagen Teramont By Shereen Shabnam The Volkswagen Teramont never compromises on space, quality, safety, and connectivity and that is the first thing we love about this popular seven-seater SUV which now features an updated interior and exterior. The 2021 Volkswagen Teramont is Volkswagen Middle East's boldest and most robust vehicle and it has... Continue Reading →

Confident Ride with Sophisticated Interior

All-New Lincoln Corsair Shereen Shabnam Staying true to its Quiet Flight DNA, the all-new Lincoln Corsair delivers an effortless yet sprightly drive experience. Expressively designed and effortlessly agile, the all-new Lincoln Corsair arrives as a spacious two-row SUV that combines refined power and a confident, whisper-quiet ride in a luxurious sanctuary that is uniquely Lincoln.... Continue Reading →

Russian Helicopters

The Mi-171A3 Completes Its First Flight The multipurpose helicopter Mi-171A3, developed by the Holding Company (Rostec State Corporation), started flight tests. The maiden flight in hover mode lasted 15 minutes and passed properly; all systems evinced stable operation. The rotorcraft is designed for offshore operations and maintenance of offshore drilling platforms. During the flight, the crew consisting... Continue Reading →

AnadoluJet starts Sharjah – Istanbul flights

AnadoluJet, the brand of Turkish Airlines, is starting Sharjah – Istanbul flights Established in 2008 in order to offer more inclusive and advantageous options to meet the air travel needs of Anatolia, Turkish Airlines’ successful brand AnadoluJet, with its fleet of 52 aircraft, currently operates in 149 routes and 88 destinations; 40 destinations and 65... Continue Reading →

Maximum Cruising Pleasure: New Azimut 68

Edited by Shereen Shabnam Azimut 68, the latest model in the Azimut Yachts Flybridge collection, is a yacht designed around the owner. It offers a choice of three interiors layouts for different onboard lifestyles. proposing three different interior layouts designed for different lifestyles on board. Thanks to the combination of carbon fiber and optimized hull... Continue Reading →

Signature style with Bespoke Customisation

Al Huzaifa, launches the Design Studio By Shereen Shabnam We recently had a tour of homegrown luxury decor brand, Al Huzaifa's newest design concept, the Design Studio, redefining the custom-furniture creation experience. The Design Studio is an inspirational space dedicated to making the entire bespoke experience come to life. The new concept offers unparalleled end-to-end... Continue Reading →

Unique and elegant Ikmah Fashion Cavalry Show

AlUla and Dolce&Gabbana celebrate ancient equestrian heritage AlUla, the Saudi Arabian city of heritage and culture, situated in the northwest of Saudi Arabia, will host Dolce&Gabbana Alta Moda, Alta Sartoria and Alta Gioielleria in a unique and elegant fashion show on 27th January 2022 as part of AlUla Moments festivals season. In addition to the... Continue Reading →

New Year, New Look

It is essential to start the new year with a new look. Natasha Dury is loving the gifting ideas from Givenchy that should cover you for a different look this season. ALCHEMY BY GIVENCHY Gold is deeply rooted in the origins of Givenchy beauty. Pure, dazzling gold, which Hubert de Givenchy used to encase the... Continue Reading →

Go floral with Parfums de Marly 

By Natasha Dury Winter is all about cuddling at home on the sofa with a good book with aromatic uplifting and mood-altering scents. We are ready to embrace a new generation of floral fragrances that last all day from Parfums de Marly. Combining citrus notes with deep wood embers, spring florals and aromatic spices, these new... Continue Reading →

Les Benjamins Debuts Fragrance Line

Natasha Dury Les Benjamins introduces their eponymous inaugural fragrance line. The new line, which consists of ten individual eau de parfums, serves as a continuation of the brand’s long-standing mission to bridge the east and the west through the marriage of cultural symbology, and now fragrance notes. Liquid Gold unites top notes of marine accords,... Continue Reading →

Salties Beach Bar and Grill

Sounds and flavours Ignited with Food, Music and Good Vibes By Alessandro Rosso Salties Beach Bar and Grill by Grenada Launches its First Indoor Beach Bar inside the Grenada country pavilion extension, Salties Beach Bar and Grill opens its “lift doors” for the very first time exclusively to Expo 2020 visitors and staff Showcasing Sustainability,... Continue Reading →

Timeless Elegance: The Langham, London

By Shereen Shabnam London is always a good idea for a holiday and selecting the right hotel depending on what you want to do in the city. On my top three favourites for hotels in London is The Langham. Creating exceptional guest experiences since it opened as Europe’s first grand hotel in 1865, The Langham,... Continue Reading →

Picturesque Landscapes: New Zealand

By Shereen Shabnam New Zealand is truly breathtaking. From spectacular glaciers, rugged mountains, vast plains, rolling hillsides, subtropical forests, volcanic plateaus to miles of coastline with beautiful sandy beaches. It is one of my favourite stopovers on the way home to Fiji Islands. New Zealand has two main islands, the North Island and the South Island and many smaller... Continue Reading →

Retreat and Renew: Harmony of the Seas

By Shereen Shabnam After my first cruise holidays over a decade ago when I set sail with Royal Caribbean from Barcelona for a week exploring different European cities along the way, I was hooked to spending holidays on a ship so getting on the impressive Harmony of the Seas needed no persuasion. As a seasoned... Continue Reading →

Cybersecurity Leader Spearheads Service-Centric Evolution by Launching Help AG as a Service

Help AG, the cybersecurity arm of Etisalat Digital and the region’s trusted security advisor, has launched “Help AG as a Service,” a service-centric model that provides comprehensive cybersecurity offerings that customers can avail “as a service” based on state-of-the-art platforms and tools. This highlights Help AG’s position as a pioneer in the Middle East’s cybersecurity... Continue Reading →

Contextual analytics, cybersecurity mesh, and zero-touch service management to dominate IT in 2022

By Rajesh Ganesan, Vice President, ManageEngine The role of IT has expanded significantly over the last two years with organizations forced to rethink and revamp the way they work. Going forward, there will be renewed emphasis on leveraging technological advances to tackle business challenges presented by remote workforces. "Following the pandemic, hybrid work will be an... Continue Reading →

Rethink How You Consume IT

By: Mohammad Abulhouf, Senior Sales Director, KSA, Bahrain & Qatar at Nutanix The consumption of products and services has changed for good. We live in a consumer-centric world where we switch on the television and watch the service we elect, whether that is Amazon Prime, NetFlix, or Apple TV. The point is that as consumers... Continue Reading →

McArthurGlen Group eyes presence in the Middle East

McArthurGlen Group, Europe's leading owner, developer, and manager of designer outlets recently concluded a successful sales mission in the UAE. The company currently manages 26 designer outlets across 10 countries, namely Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, and the UK. With 695,000 square meters of retail space, McArthurGlen caters to over... Continue Reading →

Digital Safety This Holiday Season

By Aamir Lakhani, Global Security strategist and researcher at Fortinet  This holiday season checking off that gift list will look a little different than in past years. Many shoppers are planning to rely on e-commerce for a significant amount of their holiday shopping. Digital gift card sales are also likely to increase.  However, given the spike in digital... Continue Reading →

Culture at the forefront

22nd session of the Conference of Arab Culture Ministers at Expo Dubai By Eric Dury Having the world Expo at our doorstep has many benefits but we are most fascinated with the cultural exchange around the Expo site from all corners of the world, at a scale and concentration unlike any other seen before. The... Continue Reading →

Cultivating Trust with consumers

Salim M A - Director Lulu Group As a multichannel grocer, we find that trust is the foundation of a successful business, especially when supported by online retail. If customers are comfortable buying from a grocer in physical hypermarkets, chances are they will be more comfortable buying from the same grocer online. Building a trustworthy... Continue Reading →

Lazio’s commitment to tacking climate change on display at Expo 2020 Dubai

In an ongoing series of forums focusing on the Italian region of Lazio, the Italy Pavilion today discussed the region’s comprehensive approach to tackling climate change through co-planning processes and innovative methods and tools Mitigating and adapting to climate change; sustainable use and protection of marine resources; transition towards a circular economy; pollution prevention and... Continue Reading →

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