Kooheji Jewellery’s Royal Collection, a Creation Shining the Halls of Waldorf Astoria Jeddah – Photobook Photography Article

The enchanting Royal Collection of Kooheji jewellery was showcased for the very first time at Qasr Al Sharq “Waldorf Astoria” in Al Shurfa hall, at a luxurious evening that welcomed the selective elite of the jewellery and fashion industry. The royal collection consists of several exclusive precious pieces inspired by historical and royal jewels of queens and princesses, that were captured in historical moments during various royal events around the world. Each piece is characterized by the quality and clarity…

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Accor Opens: Novotel Bur Dubai in Healthcare City – Photobook Photography Article

Novotel Bur Dubai will be the first 4-star midscale hotel in Healthcare City and expands Accor’s portfolio to 58 hotels in the UAE. Accor, a world-leading augmented hospitality group, is bolstering its portfolio in the United Arab Emirates to 58 hotels with the opening of the all-new Novotel Bur Dubai in Healthcare City. Novotel, a brand renowned for its natural and intuitive design and relaxed and lively spaces, has opened its doors in the vibrant Healthcare City area of Dubai.…

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Al Mosafer to Roll out 25 new KSA Retail Branches This Year – Photobook Photography Article

Reinforced with intensive recruitment programme to certify Saudi travel advisors. Move forms part of Almosafer’s plans to expand its footprint in Saudi Arabia while re-defining how consumers book travel Almosafer plans to develop and certify Saudi agents to become travel advisors capable of curating incredible, effortless travel experiences Young nationals are embracing the scheme with over 10,000 applications to become the next generation of travel advisors in the Kingdom Almosafer plans to have 50 stores in KSA by Q1 2020…

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Dar Al Hekma and Abraj Avenue sign an agreement to open Dukkan DAH – Photobook Photography Article

Dar Al Hekma University (DAH) and Makkah’s largest department store Abraj Avenue signed Thursday July 25th in Jeddah an agreement to open Dukkan Dar Al Hekma at Abraj Avenue. The new partnership will open doors for young and senior designers of Dar Al Hekma University to display their artistic works in a dedicated section for retail at the Abraj Avenue department store. It will also allow DAH students to gain international exposure through Dukkan Dar Al Hekma, which was launched…

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Destination #TGIT: What’s Going On, Sharqiya? – Photobook Photography Article

Hello Sharqawies! Here are your updates for the weekend and the upcoming week, of what’s happening in Sharqiya. Event of the Week: Future Bakery Summer Camp Photo Credit: Instagram orchidkids Design, Build & Bake For all technology, design, and robot lovers out there.. we have some amazing news for you! Orchid Kids are collaborating with Bright Up to bring you an exciting summer camp dedicated to all things fun. Girls from 4 – 10 years oldBoys from 4 – 7…

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Film Starring Milo Ventimiglia, Amanda Seyfried and the Voice of Kevin Costner Is Out In Saudi Arabia Cinemas this Eid Al Adha – Photobook Photography Article

Based on the best-selling novel ‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’ tells heartfelt tale narrated by a witty and philosophical dog named Enzo. Based on Garth Stein’s beloved novel, which spent three and a half years on the bestseller list and has been translated into 38 languages, THE ART OF RACING IN THE RAIN stars Milo Ventimiglia (CREED II, ROCKY BALBOA), Amanda Seyfried (‘MAMMA MIA!, LES MISERABLES, TED 2) and the voice of Kevin Costner (HIDDEN FIGURES, JACK RYAN…

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The Rise of the Saudi Art Scene: Athr Gallery – Photobook Photography Article

Photos taken by Mohammed Eskandrani Exporting local culture through creative expression. When driving on-the all too familiar-King Fahad Road, it is easy for one to overlook the many large-looming structures that have occupied spaces on the side roads for decades. The crime in that, however, is overlooking the hidden treasures within these structures. Athr Gallery, in Serafi Mega Mall, is one treasure that must not be missed. Located on the fifth floor, Athr Gallery was founded by Hamza Serafi and…

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Zawia 97 Craft Exhibit at Historic Jeddah Season – Photobook Photography Article

The Historical Jeddah Season which opened successfully to a huge crowd on June 8, 2019 aims to showcase and educate the rich culture and history of Al Balad which has been deemed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. One of the interesting workshops being held at the Historic Jeddah Season is the Zawia 97 Craft Exhibit at Bait Al Sharqi. This heritage building, which sits on the corner after 97 degrees from the direction of the Kaaba in Mecca,…

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Stilts Band Parade and CYR Wheel at Historic Jeddah Season – Photobook Photography Article

The fun never ends at the Historic Jeddah Season this summer. With a few more days of excitement left, the Season has in store a wide range of activities filled with lots of laughter, entertainment and delight. The CYR Wheel artists at Historic Jeddah Season will enthrall you with their feat. A display of sheer talent, the brilliant artist’s, swirls around performing their act of balance and precision, amusing all visitors watching their performance. A must watch show for families…

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Unfinished Wanderings – Photobook Photography Article

Twenty years ago I was swept off my feet. Not by a girl, but by the incredible feeling of riding waves. My love affair began during a study year abroad in California; one of the original playgrounds of an ever growing tribe of people who define themselves as surfers. A love that drove me away from careers and girlfriends and towards two decades of global travel spanning three continents. The feeling of warmth as you paddle vigorously towards the shoreline…

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Cheap but excellent Taxi service in KSA – All About KSA – Photobook Photography Article

Many of you might not be aware that there is an excellent taxi service working in KSA which is not only budget friendly but also a very convenient service to travel in city and it is called UBER. It is an application that you can download for Android & Apple smart phones. From the app one can order a ride sitting at home with convince & ease. Uber is working in Saudi Arabia for quite some time but as these…

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“The Beach” In Jeddah – Photobook Photography Article

A best selling novel called “The Beach” by Alex Garland features a lead character in a lengthy, dangerous search for a perfect stretch of sand in Thailand. Whilst locating “Silversands” beach in Jeddah wasn’t death defying, we did abandon our search on first attempt, and eventually recruited a Filipino boat captain from the Marina to help us on the second attempt. European bikini clad girls at “Silversands” Saudi “Silversands” is located in North Obhur, about 45km outside of Jeddah Old…

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A Saudi Surf Day – Photobook Photography Article

The uncertainty of surfing in a country where security services take more action against a soul surfer than a 12 year old kid driving his mother and sisters around forced me to abandon the surf dream for the past two months. Four really fun days and a few other windier swells have passed by unsurfed. The youth of this town, like all others in the Kingdom, are preoccupied with drifting their cars, obsessively texting or watching You Tube on their…

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Sliding Saudi: A Saudi Surf Story – Photobook Photography Article

Pioneering a punchy left hander now called Raf’s point, KSA.  The three months from January to March have swiftly fallen into memory. My apartment is eerily quiet. Life is a countdown once again. Purposeless except for saving money and dreaming of a distant exit. What a total contrast to the excitement of the winter months, during which my son conquered the fun beaches and points of NE Saudi Arabia. We named one spot after him, “Raf’s Point”, where a small…

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