Lacoste unveils new ‘life is a beutiful sport’ collection

Updated 11 June 2014

Lacoste unveils new ‘life is a beutiful sport’ collection

An unprecedented event, reminiscent of 1,001 Nights, was held at Mall of Arabia in Jeddah, where the most notorious crocodile in modern history (Lacoste) showcased its new spring and summer 2014 collection for women, men and children.
The Lacoste new season’s refined collection was labeled "Life is a beautiful sport" after the brand’s founder Rene Lacoste, who was a dedicated sportsman and a fervent supporter of sports activities throughout, in addition to being passionate about life, creativity and beauty …
The guests, who comprised VIPs and top media people, enjoyed an eye-catching and impressive fashion show, and savored simultaneously delightful canapes and beverages with an authentic French touch and savoir faire.
Lama Kanan, MENA marketing manager of Lacoste, said: “Our NSSC reflects the lively and bright colors of nature in spring and summer seasons, and pays tribute to the forthcoming football season 2014 in Brazil through a Special Rio line – conceived and designed with the modern and chic fashion lovers in mind.”
With 12 boutiques located at exclusive locations across the Kingdom, “Lacoste is gaining in reputation and popularity. Hence, we look toward further geographical extension and coverage on the short and the long terms,” Kanan added.

Emirates NBD opens branch in Alkhobar

Updated 20 September 2018

Emirates NBD opens branch in Alkhobar

Emirates NBD, a banking group in the Middle East, has expanded its presence in the Kingdom with the opening of its first branch in Alkhobar in the Eastern Province. Emirates NBD now covers three key regions in Saudi Arabia with a presence in Riyadh, Jeddah and Alkhobar. 

As Saudi Arabia progresses plans for economic reform, in line with its Vision 2030, Emirates NBD’s presence builds on the growing economic and trade ties between Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Following the establishment of the Saudi-Emirati Coordination Council, the UAE and Saudi Arabia recently announced The Strategy of Resolve, a joint vision for economic development through 44 joint strategic projects within a five-year time frame. 

UAE-based Emirates NBD is the first non-Saudi bank with a significant branch network across the Kingdom. The bank offers retail, private, business and wholesale banking across its network of three full-fledged branches in the Kingdom, in addition to corporate finance advisory, project and syndicated finance through Emirates NBD Capital KSA, the bank’s investment banking arm.

Emirates NBD also operates in Egypt, India, Singapore, and the UK with representative offices in China and Indonesia. 

“Our presence in Saudi is integral to Emirates NBD’s growth strategy as we continue to explore opportunities in the GCC region’s largest and most dynamic economy,” said Hesham Abdulla Al-Qassim, vice chairman and managing director of Emirates NBD. 

“Saudi Arabia is in the midst of a landmark economic transformation and we look forward to continuing to support Saudi individuals and businesses looking for a trusted banking partner.” 

Emirates NBD recently renewed its partnership with the Kingdom’s Kafalah Program, which aims to promote financing to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) within the country.

Loai Abduljawad, CEO of Emirates NBD KSA, said: “Emirates NBD’s expanded network strengthens our offering to individuals and corporates in Saudi Arabia looking to invest and trade across the MENA region and beyond. Our superior value proposition, built on the bank’s unique ‘high tech + high touch’ philosophy of offering customers a modern banking experience complemented by personalized advisory services, will enable us to strengthen customer acquisition in the Kingdom as we continue to support the country’s long-term growth and development goals, as outlined in Saudi Vision 2030.” 

Emirates NBD is a leading banking group in the region. As of June 30, 2018, its total assets were 477.5 billion dirhams, ($130 billion). The group has a significant retail banking franchise in the UAE and is a key participant in the global digital banking industry, with over 90 percent of all financial transactions and requests conducted outside of its branches. The bank was declared the “Most Innovative Financial Services Organization of the Year” at the 2017 BAI Global Innovation Awards.