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Rania Masri, Chief Transformation Officer, Chalhoub Group

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Designing the Store of the Future

Chalhoub Group’s Rania Masri is transforming how stores interact with customers, starting with Level Shoes.

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Sonam Kapoor with Jean-Christophe-Babin during the show for Bulgari's high-jewelry collection Jannah in Abu Dhabi.


Bulgari Building Cultural Bridges With Latest High-Jewelry Collection, Jannah

The historic collaboration with the Emirati royal family was launched at the Louvre in Abu Dhabi.

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Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak Al Nahayan, Noura Al Kaabi and Judith Price.


National Jewelry Institute Celebrates at the Louvre in Abu Dhabi

Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development, was honored.

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LVMH Watching Making division ceo Stephane Bianchi and Bulgari ceo Jean-Christophe Babin.

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LVMH Gives Nod to Doing Future Watch Weeks After Dubai Debut

At the inaugural LVMH Watch Week, Stephane Bianchi and Jean-Christophe Babin said clients enjoyed the luxury of time and relationship-building in Dubai.

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Net-a-porter global buying director Elizabeth von Der Goltz

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Net-a-porter’s Brand Assortment Grows More International

During a visit to Dubai, global buying director Elizabeth von der Goltz shares insights on the market.

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Emirati Ambassador to the U.S. Yousef Al Otaiba, flanked by his wife Abeer Al Otaiba and Nicky Hilton Rothschild, wearing Semsem.


Fashion and Foreign Policy Mingle in Abu Dhabi

Emirati Ambassador to the U.S. Yousef Al Otaiba and his wife, Sem Sem designer Abeer Al Otaiba, host dinner at Café Milano in Abu Dhabi.

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Shireen El Khatib appointed ceo of Majid Al Futtaim Shopping Malls


Shireen El Khatib Appointed CEO of Majid Al Futtaim Shopping Malls

The veteran retail executive will lead a portfolio of 26 malls across the Middle East.

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Comité Colbert President and CEO Elisabeth Ponsolle des Portes


Comité Colbert to Bring French Luxury Experience to Abu Dhabi

The monthlong immersive program will be a cultural exchange between France and the United Arab Emirates.

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Urban Outfitters Dubai


Urban Outfitters Expands to the Middle East

The flagship marks the brand’s first foray outside of North America and Europe.

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Fashion Trust Arabia Announces Finalists for Inaugural Prize

Designers were chosen across four categories.

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Anthony Chalhoub


Anthony Chalhoub, 63, Passes Away in Paris

The co-ceo of the Chalhoub Group succumbed to cancer.

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Nicola Maramotti and Halima Aden at the new Max Mara flagship in Dubai


Max Mara’s New Dubai Flagship Celebrates Diversity of Women in Middle East

Nicola Maramotti shares her vision with WWD.

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Bulgari ceo Jean Christophe Babin and Úrsula Corberó

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Bulgari Hosts Party to Fete Fiorever

The jewler’s beachfront resort in Dubai was host to international guests celebrating the launch of the new collection.

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