Audemars Piguet opens newly designed boutique in Riyadh

The newly refurbished Audemars Piguet boutique opens in C-Center, Tahliya Street, Riyadh.
Updated 12 March 2017
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Audemars Piguet opens newly designed boutique in Riyadh

In partnership with Ali Bin Ali, Audemars Piguet has opened its boutique in C-Center, Tahliya Street, Riyadh, following a re-design aligned with the brand’s new global retail concept. The new space was officially inaugurated during a cocktail reception on March 7.
Situated on the ground floor of the C-Center, the boutique showcases an elegant design concept that captures the 142-year old manufacture’s core values: origins, artistry and extraordinary relationships. The blend of wood, metal and idyllic landscapes of Le Brassus, immerses clients in the Vallée de Joux in Switzerland, birthplace of Audemars Piguet. Created with the Valley’s atmosphere and base materials in mind, customers are invited to discover the brand’s heritage, craftsmanship and watchmaking expertise.
“We are pleased to introduce our new ‘home away from home boutique concept to Saudi Arabia which underlines our commitment to the region. The new design was created to transport our customers to our birthplace; the new space really brings out the quintessence of Audemars Piguet’s DNA,” said Nicolas Garzouzi, CEO Middle East, Audemars Piguet.
To mark the occasion of the opening, Garzouzi presented the Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Openworked in titanium with a black ceramic bezel, crafted specially for Ali Bin Ali Group and limited to 20 pieces.
Masterfully skeletonized entirely by hand, the Ali Bin Ali limited edition Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Openworked comes with a 44mm titanium case and a black ceramic bezel, push-pieces and screw-locked crown.
The openworked dial is black — emphasizing the beautiful hand finished decoration of the movement — and features black counters, a black inner bezel, as well as white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.


Al-Habtoor receives members of Dubai Police’s Esaad

Updated 15 January 2019
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Al-Habtoor receives members of Dubai Police’s Esaad

Khalaf Al-Habtoor, founding chairman of the Al-Habtoor Group, received a delegation from the Dubai Police Esaad Program Committee at the Al-Habtoor Group head office on Monday. Mona Al-Ameri, head of the happiness committee, Dubai Police, thanked Al-Habtoor for his continuous support for the Dubai Police employee happiness initiative and presented the Al-Habtoor Group chairman, and Vice Chairman and CEO Mohammed Al-Habtoor with their personalized Esaad cards.

Dubai Police representatives included Masoud Ibrahim Alhammad, Khalid Alsuwaidi, Ahmed bin Ghafan, Ibrahim Alblooshi, Salah Amin, Mohammed Shoaib Albalooshi, Gaafar Salim, Sayed Ibrahim, Abdullah Haidarah, Hasan Saleh, Thureya Balhoul, Waheeda Abbas, Waheeda Abdulqadir, Mariyam Saeed Abdulhakeem, Khalil Ibrahim Ali and Mahmood Ibrahim. Also present was Abdul Salam Marzooqi, director of UAE affairs and community relations, Al-Habtoor Group.

Khalaf Al-Habtoor said: “I am happy to collaborate with the Dubai Police in their Esaad program and be able to show our men and women in the Dubai Police corps our appreciation for their commitment to our safety.

“Dubai’s appeal as an investment haven is in its stability, and that is largely due to the safety and security the Dubai Police provides. I commend them for their continued service to our community.”

Al-Habtoor called for the private sector to work closely with the public sector and commended the Esaad program committee for their efforts to reward employees for their performance, commitment and dedication to the job. 

Al-Ameri, head of the happiness committee, thanked Al-Habtoor for the warm welcome and gave a detailed brief about the Esaad card and its uses across various sectors including: Education, tourism, hospitality, aviation, entertainment and leisure, real estate and retail.

She said: “The Esaad card is trusted by the civil servants in Dubai and the UAE. The number of Esaad cardholders is currently at 108,498 employees from 128 governmental and semi-governmental departments.”

Al-Ameri commended the Al-Habtoor Group for its continuous support for community activities, noting that the Esaad program is an innovative program designed to achieve happiness in the community.

Al-Habtoor Group joined the Esaad program in October 2017 offering Dubai Police staff extended benefits and discounts at Habtoor Hospitality and Real Estate properties, including hotels, restaurant, leisure and entertainment facilities in the UAE and abroad. Dubai Police staff are offered a 50 percent discount at Al-Habtoor Group hotels in Dubai and internationally, as well as a 20 percent reduction at the group’s leisure and entertainment facilities. It also includes special rates on the new apartments at Al-Habtoor City Residence Collection.