Features - Insight

Five minutes with The Kayys

Hend, Ghada, and Maha al-Subaey are the three Qatari sisters behind award-winning brand The Kayys. What started out as a hobby – designing Ramadan outfits for the family – soon transformed into the birth of a fashion-forward concept. Today, the brand features two collections every year: the Ramadan Collection and the Haute Couture Collection, both available across the Gulf.

What’s in my travel bag: Lewis Hamilton

Even Lewis Hamilton’s beloved pet dogs Roscoe and Coco have been enjoying the high life and flying in style in his luxurious private jet this season. So while the dogs have paddock passes and Mercedes race suits in their bags, we asked the F1 World Champion what he packs in his own travel bag when he is jetting around the world from one Grand Prix to another.

Articles - Insight

fine food - Heiko Nieder

German-born Heiko Nieder’s career has taken him from the Restaurant Le Canard in Hamburg to L’Orquivit in Bonn.

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Five minutes with Vida Rizq

A veteran communications professional and the principal founder of Aflamnah, Vida Rizq is widely credited with bringing crowdfunding to the Middle East, helping independent filmmakers, artists, scientists, students, and innovators across the Arab world realise their wildest entrepreneurial dreams.

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What’s in my travel bag: Christian Louboutin

The superstar shoe designer reveals his essential travel items, and tells us why the women of Qatar inspire him. Just don’t ask him where he goes on holiday.

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What’s in my travel bag: Julien Macdonald

British designer Julien Macdonald dresses the world’s most photographed women, and his exquisitely crafted red-carpet creations never fail to turn heads. His signature style favours dazzling embellishment, feminine silhouettes, and a generous dose of fun. Over the course of his career he’s worked for Chanel and Alexander McQueen, and in 2001 he became Creative Director of Givenchy.

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TWG Tea: A new way to drink tea

When a Parisian tea blender decided to set up shop in Asia, he was warned about the challenges that lay ahead. Today, however, business is booming. Craig Butcher talks to TWG Tea founder Taha Bouqdib from his headquarters in Singapore.

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fine food - Vineet Bhatia

Qatar Airways First and Business Class passengers have been dining on Vineet Bhatia’s classic and original dishes ever since he was appointed as the airline’s Culinary Ambassador in 2012.

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Five minutes with Faisal Alboinin

The first Qatari A350 XWB licensed engineer, Faisal Alboinin, is one of the lucky few who gets to work first-hand with the world’s newest wide-body passenger aircraft. Away from the inspection site, Alboinin is a high-achiever with endless ambition.

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Frankie Dettori

World-class jockey Frankie Dettori reflects on riding for Al Shaqab and the special atmosphere at the Qatar Goodwood Festival.

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fine food - Chef Georges Zoghaib

Nestled at the end of Porto Arabia One, overlooking the aquamarine waters of The Pearl-Qatar’s marina, is Burj Al Hamam – a luxurious five-star restaurant that is well known for its high-end Lebanese cuisine.

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