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‘1422’ a Ready Couture Store is Coming This April To Duabi

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The world’s first ‘ready couture‘ store is to launch this April in City Walk Dubai by the Arab Fashion Council (AFC), the store will be opened with the collaboration of Umdasch, an Austria-based multinational retail interiors firm.

The store will be named ‘1422‘, which is a representation for the 22 Arab countries in the council, it is derived from the AFC’s slogan ‘1 council for 22 Arab Countries’.

The store aims at becoming one of the world’s most significant stores, and being located in the heart of Dubai, it has already been given an incredible privilege. According to AFC founder and CEO Jacob Abrian, visitors will be able to find couture evening gowns, ready-to-wear, selected artwork, accessories, cosmetics, niche perfume and high-tech gadgets, in addition to the first Sayidaty Cafe.

 “We are proud to shine the spotlight on the regions strength in setting up new landmarks, terms and concepts for the world to follow. It is a Dubai grown initiative as a pride for the entire region and a sign to the unprecedented business opportunities that Dubai offers to investors,” he added.

Moreover, The store will act as the council’s headquarters, which means customers will be able to shop directly from the runway during the Arab Fashion Week. 

The ‘1422‘ store is dedicated to all Arab Women who are known globally for their sophisticated elegance and appreciation to their unique taste. This sort of style can be seen in the artistic walls of Dubai designed on its façade, that enables guests to live a tasteful, fashionable journey.

Sally Yacoub, Chief Malls Officer at Meraas says: “We are proud to be hosting this impressive Ready Couture store which highlights City Walk’s importance as a destination to both the local community and the international market”.

1422 will open on the 24th of April, during the opening of the 8th edition of the Arab Fashion Week.

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UAE Ranked as The World’s Best Travel Destination

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The UAE has been ranked as the world’s best travel destination according to a new research conducted by the online travel agency, Love Holidays.

The agency did it research and looked into more than 3,000 destination awards that countries from across the world have won in the last five years, then divided the countries to six categories, travel, hospitality, destination, business, entertainment and conservation as to decide on the most award-winning city.

After which, the UAE has made it to the top of the list!

The agency also discovered that Burj Al Arab had won he World Travel Awards’ Middle East’s Leading All Suite Hotel award every year from 2015 and up until 2019! I mean talk about the most luxurious stay, it only makes sense to have the hotel at the top of every list.

For the full list of winners, click here.

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Hazza AlMansouri Receives NASA’s Distinguished Public Service Medal

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UAE astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri has received the “Distinguished Public Service Medal” from NASA, the medal is of highest honor and previous recipients of the award included pioneers such as physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. 

Al Mansouri received the prestigious award in recognition of his “contributions during Expedition 60 aboard the International Space Station”.

The astronaut acknowledged the help of UAE’s leaders and thanked the team at Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) for encouraging him and for being a part of his successful mission.

The astronaut made it to space and became the first Emirati to do so and the very first Arab to work on the International Space Station (ISS). The trip took off last September.

Al Mansouri also shared with his followers an image of the medal and certificate on his official Twitter account.

 

 

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Al Qubaisi Sister: UAE’s First Female Race Drivers Ready to Compete in the F4UAE series

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This year has proved the true power of Arab women on the race track and now two female Emirati race drivers are getting ready for the  F4UAE Trophy Round happening this weekend at the Yas Marina Circuit.

Meet Amna and Hamda Al Qubaisi, children of the UAE’s very first motorsport star, Khaled Al Qubaisi, who are proudly taking in the footsteps of their father and leaving a mark of their own on the race track.

 

Amna was the first female Emirati race driver to break out into the single-seaters ranking in 2018, she also competed in the Italian F4 championship, and was one of nine females to take part in the testing of a Formula E car for Envision Virgin Racing, soon after Saudi women were allowed to drive.

Her sister is quickly following in her footsteps and at the age of 17! She appeared twice alongside her sister during the Italian rally that happened this year.

Watch and support the thriving sisters race as teammates in the F4UAE series, proudly representing their homeland.

For more details, click on this link.

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