Over 250 brands on display as 16th Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition opens


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Ibtihaj Al Ahmadani, Executive Board Member at Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, inaugurating the 16th Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre yesterday
Stunning fashion shows and inspiring talks headlined the opening day of the 16th Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition yesterday at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Ibtihaj Al Ahmadani, Executive Board Member at Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, officially launched the five-day event held under the patronage of H E Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. 
Representatives from Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), ambassadors, media and renowned fashion and lifestyle bloggers as well as representatives from Heya organisers, Design Creationz attended the opening ceremony with Halima Aden, the first hijabi top model as special guest.
The five-day exhibition has brought together under one roof more than 250 brands from 11 countries showcasing the latest in Arabian and modest designs, as well as discussions which focus on the fashion industry, latest trends, beauty, textiles, and sustainable fashion. 
“We are delighted to once again partner with Design Creationz to bring the 16th edition of Qatar’s pre-eminent fashion event, the Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition that showcases our rich heritage and talent. We are thrilled to see such a large increase in the number of local entrepreneurs participating in this edition,” said Jawaher Al-Khuzaei from QNTC.
For this edition, Heya brings to the limelight the largest display of Arabian designers with Qatari brands representing 75% of participants, the highest percentage of local participation ever recorded to date.
Apart from local brands, designers from Kuwait, Oman, India, Turkey, Lebanon, Morocco, China, Indonesia, Italy and Georgia are taking part in the exhibition. “We also welcome participating designers from all over the world, and hope they enjoy the event as well as Qatar’s authentic experiences,” said Al Khuzaei.
Esraa Abel, spokesperson for Design Creationz, said: “We are proud to have more than 250 brands participate this year, with many returning ones exemplifying what Heya stands for; a space for industry experts, leaders and entrepreneurs to collaborate and come together under one roof helping each other evolve. We are thrilled with the turnout and look forward to welcoming visitors over the next few days.”
Kicking off the fashion shows were spectacular collections by Debaj, Al Baccarat Fashion, Malo Italy, Faggioli Atelier, Atelier.C Firenze and Positivity Couture.  Designs by Tahani Al Otaibi, Apple Wang, Al Baccarat Fashion, Bebe Collection, Sweet Dolce, Lialy Line and Kyra were also showcased on the catwalk later in the night.
“I am thrilled to be sharing my collection with Qatar and the world here at Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition. This is truly an exceptional platform that gathers all modest fashion lovers from around the globe under one roof to showcase their creations and to learn more about the latest trends in the industry,” said Tahani Al Otaibi, fashion designer of her own line, Tahani Al Otaibi.
Halima Aden shared her journey to success and the rise of modest fashion on the international fashion scene at “Celebrity Talk: Breaking boundaries, a history of firsts” hosted in collaboration with Narges Raiss, Contributing Editor for Harper’s Bazaar, Grazia Arabia and Esquire Qatar. 
A talk on “The International Fashion Scene in Parallelism to the Arabian Vogue” with Jeannie Lee, Head of Buyers at Galleries Lafayette, and Christopher Fink, VCUArts Chair of Fashion was also held yesterday.

Doha ready for memorable IAAF Worlds: Dahlan

Doha ready for memorable IAAF Worlds: Dahlan

Doha ready for memorable IAAF Worlds: Dahlan
Doha’s Khalifa International Stadium, the host venue for the IAAF World Athletics Championships 2019. Pic: Qassim Rahmatullah/The Peninsula


Doha:  The Vice-President of the IAAF and Head of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) of 2019 World Athletics Championships, Dahlan Al Hamad said that the city is ready to host a memorable edition of the competition when it starts on September 27.
Dahlan, who inaugurated the volunteers’ tent at Khalifa International Stadium, said that the competition’s volunteers reached 5000, adding that he was sure that their contribution will help make the major sporting event a success. It is worth noting that the Middle-East is hosting the Athletics Worlds for the first time ever.
Al Hamad stressed that the experience of volunteering will provide valuable experience to the young volunteers, saying that it was a true reflection of the national cohesion among all members of society. He also said that the State of Qatar has always been lucky to be the home of such giving young people.
Dahlan concluded his remarks by conveying his gratitude to the President of the Olympic Committee, H E Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad Al Thani to the volunteers. He then invited fans in Qatar and all over the world to come and enjoy the different competitions throughout the event.
Deputy director of the institutional support committee Kaltham Al Rumaihi expressed her delight at the launch of the volunteers’ tent.
She said that this great sporting event awaited by the world with all the excitement would turn the attention to Qatar as it hosts the world’s best athletes to compete at Khalifa International Stadium.
Al Rumaihi stressed that the volunteers proved during the training programs that they have the excellence, patience, and readiness to take responsibility, despite the efforts made in the past period they showed team spirit and cooperation to ensure the success of the tournament.
She added that volunteering is a true translation of the passion for serving our dear country, Qatar.
He conveyed the honor and pride of his colleagues volunteering to serve the 2019 Worlds, adding that the whole world is waiting for this prestigious tournament.

Dubai Duty Free Job Vacancies


Founded in 1983, Dubai Duty Free recorded first-year sales of US$20 million and has grown into one of the biggest travel retail operator in the world.

2018 has been a milestone year for Dubai Duty Free which celebrated its 35th anniversary on December 20th and crossed the US$2 billion mark on 29th December.

Year-end sales reached US$2.015 billion (Dhs7.356 billion), representing a 4.31% increase over the previous year.

Dubai Duty Free currently operates some 38,000sqm of retail space at Dubai International Airport and 4,000 sqm at Al Maktoum International that will grow in line with the massive development plans of Dubai South.

Now employing over 6,100 people, the operation has consistently raised the benchmark for airport retailing and it continues to grow. Of the original 100 staff who joined in 1983, 25 are still in active service and referred to as “Pioneers”.

How to Apply ?

Dubai Duty Free Company Careers offer a wide range of opportunities to people who want to advance in their particular field and are determined to be in their crew. Their criteria of selection are simple and they would consider you if you have a degree or diploma in your hand. If their recruitment panel sees a passion in you then you can be one of them. 

You can forward your resume to the link given below.

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