Ritu Upadhyay

EXCLUSIVE: Nisnass, New Middle East Online Retailer, to Launch

Business Features

EXCLUSIVE: Nisnass, New Middle East Online Retailer, to Launch

The app targets customers where they are spending: on their phones.

clock January 8, 2018Ritu Upadhyay

Dr. Lamees Hamdan, founder of Shiffa

Skin Care

The Middle East’s Hottest Luxury Skin-Care Brand Lands Stateside

Shiffa lands at nordstrom.com.

clock December 21, 2017Ritu Upadhyay

The Bulgari Resort in Dubai opens on a man-made, seahorse-shaped island created for the hotel.

Real Estate

Bulgari Sets Multifaceted ‘Gem’ of a Hotel in Dubai

The Bulgari Resort Dubai is the company’s most expansive property.

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Ingo Wilts, Chief Brand Officer for Hugo Boss

Fashion Scoops

Hugo Boss Gets a Makeover

Chief Brand Officer Ingo Wilts discusses the brand’s direction for women during a new store opening in Dubai.

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Faissal El-Malak, winner of the DDFC Vogue Arabia Fashion Prize for Ready to Wear

Designer and Luxury

The Dubai Design and Fashion Council and Vogue Arabia Award Fashion Prizes

Faissal El-Malak, Nadine Ghosn, Joanna Constantine reflect the global nature of the region.

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In this photo released by Saudi Press Agency, SPA, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, center, and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde, left, attend the opening ceremony of Future Investment Initiative Conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, . Saudi Arabia's powerful crown prince on Tuesday announced plans to build a futuristic city run entirely on alternative sources of energy and said the ultraconservative kingdom must return to "moderate IslamInvestment Conference, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - 24 Oct 2017

Government and Trade

Kingdom Investments Says It’s Business as Usual Despite Saudi Crackdown

International investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdul-Aziz Alsaud has been detained in an anticorruption sweep.

clock November 6, 2017Ritu Upadhyay and Samantha Conti

Christian Louboutin visits Level Shoes during their Dear India campaign.

Parties

Louboutin’s Love of India

Level Shoes celebrates the designer’s lifelong love of the country with an in-store appearance and dinner, part of the department stores’ “Dear India” campaign.

clock October 20, 2017Ritu Upadhyay

The hub will have crystal displays and workspaces for talent to experiment with

Markets

Swarovski Opens Creative Hub in Dubai

The center will offer design resources and networking for local talent.

clock September 11, 2017Ritu Upadhyay

Vogue Amber

Retail

Vogue Arabia and Al Tayer Team in Dubai for Fashion Weekend

The event will take place September 14-15.

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Level Shoes - Dear India Campaign Imagery 1

Retail

Level Shoes Launches Campaign Celebrating India

With an eye on targeting Indian clientele, campaign brings together unique collaborations and exclusive pieces.

clock September 4, 2017Ritu Upadhyay

Charlotte Tilbury is bringing her award winning make up to the middle east with three new stand alone stores.

Beauty Features

Charlotte Tilbury to Open First Stores Outside U.K.

The Middle East store will be the largest in the world.

clock August 23, 2017Ritu Upadhyay

Leading Arab nations have cut their ties to Qatar, whose capital Doha is a major area for retail development.

Government and Trade

Retailers, Brands Worry as Arab Nations Cut Qatar Ties

Retailers in the Gulf countries could be hit hard by the decision.

clock June 5, 2017Ritu Upadhyay and Natalie Theodosi

Manish Arora's capsule collection for Riva in the Middle East.

Fashion Features

Manish Arora Launches Diffusion Line With Riva in the Middle East

Manish Arora is partnering with high-street brand Riva to launch a more democratic line.

clock May 26, 2017Ritu Upadhyay

The Modist Fetes Malone Souliers in Dubai

Parties

The Modist Fetes Malone Souliers in Dubai

New retailer dedicated to high fashion modest dressing celebrates hot footwear brand.

clock May 19, 2017Ritu Upadhyay

Jewelry from Michael Aram.

Jewelry

Michael Aram to Relaunch Jewelry

Designer Michael Aram has taken back the license to create his jewelry line.

clock May 16, 2017Ritu Upadhyay

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