Curating a Sensation of Surprising Notes

Mustafa Alasali, Founder and Owner of Mavroki By Shereen Shabnam The art of creating a signature scent requires not just knowledge and insights into the fragrance industry but a passion for the opulent world of fragrance. We speak to Mustafa Alasali who launched his brand Mavroki in 2018, a niche luxury French perfume house that... Continue Reading →

Digital Marketplace for Car Services

Interview with Ahmed Nasser Co-Founder of Odiggo By Shereen Shabnam We recently had coffee at the Shangri La Dubai with Ahmed Nasser, Co-Founder and President of Odiggo, a one-stop-shop for everything you need for your vehicle. He tells us how the business started and how e-commerce is empowering the younger generation to come up with... Continue Reading →

Excellence in Service Innovation

Hakan Ozel, General Manager - Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai Service innovation is a continuous improvement effort that is donated to the exchange of relationships. It is just as important as the product itself, and certainly its beauty. This relationship, if actively conducted and participated, helps to strengthen the brand experience that is naturally the most required... Continue Reading →

Al Habtoor transforms its commercial Real Estate portfolio with Artificial Intelligence

Working with Start Up Company Aljoodi Technologies to install BrainBox AI Technology Al Habtoor Group (“AHG”) and Aljoodi Technologies (“Aljoodi”) announced today that they will be working together to install BrainBox AI Technology in one of AHG’s commercial buildings. This Technology will enable the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems in a AHG’s building... Continue Reading →

The City of Music: Nashville

By Shereen Shabnam The first thing I fell in love with in Nashville, the music city was Nashville's premier hotel, the Gaylord Opryland Resort & convention center and the beautiful guitar exhibits. I went there to attend an IT conference with Epicor and expected a simple resort but the ambience, excitement and energy of the... Continue Reading →

Journey of Discovery: Barcelona

 By Shereen Shabnam Every time we go to our Spanish home, we try and explore a different city and Barcelona, the second-largest city in Spain has been delight for all senses from visiting cultural sites, city attractions, art venues, trying out Catalan dishes and evening tapas experiences as well as taking a cruise ship that... Continue Reading →

Discover the Value of a Good Night’s Sleep

LUDOVIC LETRILLART, HASTENS By Shereen Shabnam Hästens recently opened its flagship store in Dubai, in partnership with The Mattress Store Group offering residents the finest handcrafted exclusive beds, expertly crafted to provide the best quality of sleep. We meet with Ludovic Létrillart, Regional Director IMEA of Hästens to find out more about the brand, its... Continue Reading →

Paxful Launches Paxful Pay, E-Commerce Solution To Strengthen Cryptocurrency Adoption

Peer-to-peer fintech partnering with global businesses to offer bitcoin as payment option Paxful, the leading global peer-to-peer fintech, today announced Paxful Pay, an e-commerce solution that allows businesses worldwide to receive bitcoin. The service is available today and allows customers to pay with almost 400 payment methods - exchanging into bitcoin that is sent to... Continue Reading →

Dynamic Futuristic Leader: Ayman Al Afifi

By Shereen Shabnam During the World Expo Commissioners Club dinner recently, we had the pleasure to meet with the charismatic H.E. Ayman Ibrahim Al Afifi, an Emirati Businessman, Ambassador, thought leader, Investor and Philanthropist whose vast experience in international business led him to be part of the World Expo Commissioners Club. Founded in Milano Italy,... Continue Reading →

Cryptocurrency Related Cyberattacks Grow 192% as Hackers Adapt Techniques to Exploit Bitcoin-Mania

As the price of bitcoin surged in the recent months, so too have the volume and sophistication of cyberattacks relating to the popular cryptocurrency. This is according to new research by Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-enabled security solutions, which found that impersonation attacks relating to cryptocurrencies grew 192% between October 2020 and... Continue Reading →

Exciting Drive Experiences: Cadillac CT4

By Shereen Shabnam Motoring enthusiasts usually find more drive enjoyment in RWD vehicles as it provides the perfect balance between the AWD and FWD configurations and this is undeniably the first thing we notice in the CT4 specially when we navigate corners plus we had a really nice experience driving up the Jebel Jais mountains.... Continue Reading →

French Atmospheres: Home Deco

Shereen Shabnam Authentic French furnishings manifest a history, a soul, a resplendence and a character. They have spanned the centuries without losing any of its charm. As antique furniture is timeless, it evolves and adapts to new fashions and trends. We get insights from Valérie Lasorne, Founder of French Atmospheres who is from France and... Continue Reading →

Aruba ESP Improves Network Agility for Organizations Adapting to New Business Realities

At HPE Discover 2021: The Edge-to-Cloud Conference, Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (NYSE: HPE), announced a new set of capabilities and solutions for Aruba ESP (Edge Services Platform) designed to streamline network operations and maximize IT efficiency for enterprises. Updates include new AIOps, IoT and security features for Aruba Central – the cloud-native, AI-powered... Continue Reading →

In 2050, Michelin tires will be 100% sustainable

Inspired by the VISION concept tire introduced in 2017, an airless, connected, rechargeable and entirely sustainable solution, the Michelin Group is committed to making its tires 100% sustainable by 2050. Today, nearly 30%* of the components used in the manufacture of tires produced by the Michelin Group are already made from natural, recycled or otherwise... Continue Reading →

On board the Sunreef 80 Grayone

Sunreef Yachts reveals the pictures of the luxury Sunreef 80 Grayone. This striking bespoke multihull craft boasts an imposing presence and refined style with her anthracite-grey hull and superstructure. Her custom-tailored interiors and outstanding alfresco lounging areas provide supreme comfort for both private getaways and high-end charters. Grayone’s main deck houses a light-filled saloon with a dining... Continue Reading →

Picturesque Prague

Shereen Shabnam Every time I go back to Prague, there are a host of new surprises the city that keep us busy an entire week and my favourite place to stay each time is the Buddha bar Hotel in Prague which is a place that is hard to leave and my favourite past time is... Continue Reading →

Orlando Attractions

Shereen Shabnam Orlando is home to a thriving holiday scene, with exciting options for those looking to extend their fun beyond the theme parks. With world-class restaurants, theme parks and high-energy dance clubs providing entertainment all day, Orlando’s playful energy kicks it up a notch more once the sun goes down. Orlando has so much... Continue Reading →

A grand design for grand aspirations

The New Mercedes GLB. Shereen Shabnam The much-anticipated Mercedes-Benz GLB is in the UAE across Gargash Mercedes-Benz showrooms bringing together impeccable design, intelligent functionality and high comfort in a versatile compact SUV. Spacious and family friendly with off-road-oriented design as well as optional 4MATIC all-wheel drive, it is perfect for UAE life. We drove the... Continue Reading →

Designed for Comfort: Infiniti Qx50

Shereen Shabnam The Infiniti QX50 is crafted for years of comfortable driving. It offers a premium in-cabin experience with the best of technology and entertainment, superior performance and handling that adapts to the driver and an exterior that is distinctively attractive. The journey starts with the Intelligent Key - simply press the switch to unlock... Continue Reading →

Free your mind

Shereen Shabnam During the initial years of me being a wellness member at the Shangri La Dubai (My favourite place to be in Dubai), I never had enough time to appreciate the lovely ambience or indulge myself physically and mentally until the pandemic gave me the time to find renewed energy to create positive changes... Continue Reading →

MKS Jewellery Presents collection that delicately connects Arabic heritage with luminous charms

Natasha Dury MKS Jewellery recently revealed a perfect collection of stunning jewellery that comprises of a vast array of beautiful pieces, from the treasured Desert Scape Medallion Necklace, to golden celestial rings, and charming hoop and stud earrings. Every feature incorporates artistic details; Be it with the craftsmanship, the personal storytelling or the connection to... Continue Reading →

World Class Entertainment

Interview with Marijana Mihajlovic, Director of Business Development, Experience Hub Shereen Shabnam Experience Hub is the one-stop destination partner and promotional arm of one of the world’s fastest growing leisure and entertainment destinations: Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, which is the world’s fastest growing leisure and entertainment destinations, located on the golden shores of Abu... Continue Reading →

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