Thursday, November 20, 2014
Thursday, November 13, 2014
Baruni and Professionelle Boutique to launch UAE National Day dresses
The collection, supported by pan-Arab celebrity ‘Alaa Shaker’, features UAE flag colours
Dubai, UAE, 13 November 2014: Fadwa Baruni, the renowned pan-Arab fashion designer, has joined hands with Professionelle Boutique, a contemporary multi-brand boutique to launch a special collection themed on the UAE National Day.
A number of the dresses will be available at Professionelle Boutique in Dubai Mall as of today and until the National Day on 2 December 2014.
Baruni’s UAE National Day Dress cleverly incorporates the colours of the UAE Flag, while retaining the signature elegance of Baruni, using high quality fabrics, mainly silk.
“We have created some chic patriotic dresses to celebrate the UAE’s special day in style. The idea of the dresses came from my sense of gratitude to the UAE and respect for the country and I have tried to subtly convey the spirit of the occasion,” said Baruni.
“We have aimed for a sophisticated take on the national colors using only touches of a sizzling shade of red, complemented by black as well as white which represents clarity. As for the green of the flag, we have used the deep shade of this colour to round out the design.”
Baruni has been strongly supported by celebrity and actress, Alaa Shaker, who will promote the dress and bring the significance of this occasion to the UAE community. Baruni has also collaborated with the celebrity photographer Mohammed Al Marzouqi and Poupa Salon & Nail Spa to execute the project in record time.
“This is a matter of great pride for us to remind the multi-cultural community of the beautiful national colours,” added Baruni.
The new dress will be available for reviewing on Baruni Facebook page and at Professionelle Boutique which is located next to Galleries Lafayette in the Dubai Mall. Professionelle has become a popular stop for fashion connoisseurs who are looking for latest fashion trends from around the world. Professionelle Boutique is on Level 1 of the Dubai Mall facing Shakespeare and Co, with easy access through Grand Parking.
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
UAE national pride soars high above Majid Al Futtaim’s shopping malls
UAE Flag Day to mark His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s accession as President of the UAE
Dubai, UAE, November 3, 2014 – Majid Al Futtaim’s six shopping malls across the UAE demonstrated a unified show of patriotism and national pride for UAE Flag Day today, initiative announced by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, the Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.
A series of UAE National Flags were raised high above Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Ajman, City Centre Deira, City Centre Fujairah, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Sharjah at noon today, creating a great moment for the nation and also commemorating theUAE’s founding fathers who hoisted the flag 43 years ago. The mall’s social media pages also joined in the festivities, raising digital flags to spread the spirit. The flags will remain up until the 43nd UAE National Day on December 2nd.
Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).
A remarkable business success story, Majid Al Futtaim started from one man’s vision to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure, and to create great moments for everyone, every day. It has since grown into one of the United Arab Emirates’ most respected and successful businesses spanning 12 international markets, employing over 26,000 people, and achieving the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the Middle East.
Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 17 shopping malls, 11 hotels and three mixed-use communities in MENA, with further developments underway in the region. This includes Mall of the Emirates, City Centre malls, and also 4 community malls which are in joint venture with the Government of Sharjah. It holds exclusive rights to the Carrefour franchise in 19 markets across MENA and Central Asia, operating a portfolio of over 50 hypermarkets and over 60 supermarkets in 14 countries.
Majid Al Futtaim operates 109 VOX Cinemas screens and 16 Magic Planets across the region in addition to iconic leisure and entertainment facilities such as Ski Dubai and iFly Dubai among others. Majid Al Futtaim is parent to the consumer finance company issuing 'Najm' credit cards, a fashion retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Juicy Couture and Halston Heritage and a healthcare business. In addition, it also has a joint venture operation with Dalkia and has recently expanded into food & beverage in partnership with Gourmet Gulf.