Monthly Archives: March 2016

Arab Children Explore The World At Dubai’s Global Village

Arab children participating in the 12th Sharjah Arab Children Forum (SACF), were taken away as they explored the world and multiple cultures when visiting the Global Village in Dubai.

Children’s visit to the Global Village came in a move that aimed to ignite their enthusiasm, knowledge and bring joy to their spirits. The visit was organized by SACF’s Higher Organising Committee to have Arab children and delegations entertained in one of the UAE’s most popular destinations.

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Breath-taking outdoor events and unique culinary experiences from multiple villages from the world brought smiles on the children as the second day of the forum concluded with a key learning curve.

Held under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah and Chairperson of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs, SACF 2016 is organised by Sharjah Children Centre – a subsidiary of the Supreme Council for Family Affairs – under the title “Hear us, We are the Future”.

FFWD Opens Fall/Winter ’16 Shows – 31st March- 3rd April

Fashion Forward Dubai (FFWD), the region’s most progressive fashion platform debuts its Fall/Winter ’16 collections this Thursday 31st March, marking the start of the four day industry-focused fashion event. The upcoming event is FFWD’s seventh edition, having launched in April 2013. Over six successful seasons FFWD has matured into a recognised and credible platform respected amongst designers and industry professionals regionally and internationally. This season has seen FFWD earn the endorsement of the Dubai Design and Fashion Council (DDFC), as well as moving venues to its new home at Dubai Design District (d3).

From 31st March- 2nd April, guests will see catwalk shows and presentations from 24 of the region’s best couture, and ready-to-wear designers, as well as 15 jewellery and accessories designers exhibiting in the curated accessories space: The Showcase.

Sunday April 3rd sees The Showroom day – an invitation only space within d3 which offers regional and international buyers and media a dedicated location to conduct face to face meetings with all 39 participating apparel and accessories designers.

Through the continuing strategic partnership with d3, an integral component of every FFWD season is the ‘d3 Fashion Talks’, a programme to generate debate and discussion on issues facing the region’s fashion industry.

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The influential industry speakers at FFWD this season include: CEO of Moda Operandi, Deborah Nicodemus, celebrity stylist Anita Patrickson, plus a dynamic panel of international buyers including Pascale Camert – Galeries Lafayette, Paris and Song Pham – Harvey Nichols (Hong Kong).

Operation Falafel Brings Authentic Arabic Flavors To Kite Beach’s Sands

With the opening of its third outlet in March 2016, Operation Falafel brings a new food experience to Kite Beach. The restaurant takes the form of an edgy shipping-container, where it serves traditional Arabic food to the sun warmed visitors of Dubai’s most popular beach.

The much-loved menu remains the same, and features unbeatable homemade falafels and shawermas that aren’t just cooked and plated, but handcrafted and presented by chefs who are masters of traditional Arabic street food. The restaurant seats about 35 people outdoors by the beach, with some tables located on top of the container in a balcony-like space.

Besides the best shawermas and falafels in town, Operation Falafel also serves delicious hummus, tangy fattoush, and generous portions of manaeesh. Some of the signature dishes include mouth-watering musabbaha, finger-licking Kashkaval cheese and yummy muhalabia.

Now in three great locations across the UAE, Operation Falafel delivers an authentic dining experience & tasty Middle Eastern food that will leave your taste buds asking for more. Operation Falafel at Kite Beach will be open daily from 8am to 12am

Anisha Misra Set To Launch Fashion Label And Inaugural Collection “Antiquity Revived”

Anisha Misra, the talented fashion designer behind the brand Anisha Misra, is set to debut her inaugural spring/summer collection at an exclusive fashion soire to showcase her first collection Antiquity Revived.

Taking place on 17 April, the fashion show celebrating the launch of the brand will take place at Sass Cafe, Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC).

Strongly inspired by historical textiles, architecture and antiques, the spring/summer collection by the Anisha Misra label will unveil hand stitched gowns and outfits made using beautiful fabrics, and innovative design details. The debut collection will consist of 19 brilliantly fashioned and unique pieces to fit formal occasions; made in rich colors reflecting the golden era of the 80′s and 90′s.

In order to offer UAE and Gulf women with contemporary elegant options, the collection will capture the essence of Dubai by creating a balance of classic luxury and modernity and making use of materials such as pure silk satins, embellished nets, chiffons, French Chantilly lace, Korean lace as well as acetates specially manufactured in Korea.

Speaking about the upcoming launch of her brand and collection, Anisha Misra, said: I am extremely excited to finally take my next big step in the fashion industry. My first collection, as with most designers, is very close to my heart because it focuses on occasion wear and formal attire. I have focused on creating weightless pieces, so that one can walk confidently in them, and a lot of the pieces in this collection are designed to open out and flutter away as the wearer strides forward. It puts me off when I see women in gowns that weigh them down. I have always loved classic gowns that are simple, but use really great fabrics; outfits that accentuate a woman’s natural curves, that flow and that have lot of movement when the wearer walks which is what my first collection is all about.

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Speaking about her inspiration behind the debut collection, Anisha further elaborated: My first collection takes inspiration from different facets of my life. As a child, I was always fascinated by my parents glamorous photographs of their travels around the world wearing regal clothes so that was part of my inspiration. Apart from that – my Indian background, my time growing up here in the Middle East seeing local women wearing beautiful flowing abayas, my travels around Asia and Europe, and my love for historical textiles, architecture and antiques have inspired this collection.

Anisha Misra’s debut collection is created for a woman who carries herself like a work of art, who is fashionable, elegant, graceful, yet powerful. Whilst being an occasion wear collection, the design philosophy of the label is reflected in each outfit making sure that each piece is regal yet light, easy to carry and pleasing to the eye.