Saudi designer launches jewelry collection in UAE

Nadine Attar, center, posing with Mahira Abdelaziz from MBC, right, and TV personality Ola Al Farsi at the official launch.
Updated 04 June 2018
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Saudi designer launches jewelry collection in UAE

Nadine Attar of Nadine Jewellery recently launched her debut collection in the home of celebrity TV personality, Ola Al-Fares. The launch was a private sahoor with a star-studded guest list, consisting of TV presenters and personalities, such as Mahira Abdelaziz, Hind Boumchamar, Nicole Tannoury, and Sara Murad, as well as guests from Saudi Arabia who flew in for the occasion.

“Nadine Jewellery stands strong behind quality and creativity, manufacturing in Italy, the home of art and class. The brand’s inspiration stems from nature, spirituality and culture, with an aim to craft artistic pieces that reflect luxury and elegance, passed on from generations to come,” the brand said in a statement. “We personalize from our collection and create custom pieces that speak to individuals. We believe in celebrating individuality, and for that reason our creations are distinctive items that can be used in several ways, allowing us to become part of legacy,” said Attar, the designer behind her eponymous brand, Nadine Jewellery. The once banker of eight-years decided to move toward her passion in jewelry making and design after friends and family encouraged her to pursue her passion professionally. The Saudi designer exudes a classical yet contemporary vibe that translates into the quality and beauty of her masterpieces.

“When I met Nadine, I found in her a young woman full of energy, positivity and class. It’s a pleasure for me to be supporting her because she’s a true talent that reflects the ambition in all Arab women,” said Ola Al-Fares during her speech before unveiling Attar’s collection. Nadine Jewellery was a center of attraction across the red carpets of Cannes Film Festival earlier this month after being seen on Brazilian Victoria’s Secret model, Alessandra Ambrosio, film director Maram Taibah, and Al-Fares.


467 Dar Al-Hekma students graduate in Jeddah

Updated 20 May 2019
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467 Dar Al-Hekma students graduate in Jeddah

Dar Al-Hekma University held a graduation ceremony for 467 undergraduate and postgraduate students from the 2018-2019 academic year. The students represented the 17th batch of the School of Design and Architecture, the School of Business and Law and the School of Behavioral Sciences and Education.
The event, which took place on May 16, was held under the patronage of Salih Al-Turki, Jeddah mayor and honorary president of Dar Al-Hekma University, and was attended by mothers of the students.
In her speech, Dr. Suhair Al-Qurashi, president of Dar Al-Hekma University, congratulated the students and their parents for their achievements. She wished them luck and urged the students to use the knowledge they gained at university to serve their country and religion.
“Today we celebrate the graduation of a new batch who will join the labor market. I am quite confident that our students will be valuable to the labor market and society and contribute to economic development because they have been prepared by highly-qualified faculty members who enjoy global experience,” she said.
“Indeed, this is one of the most beautiful moments in your life. Today you are reaping the benefits of the years you have spent studying at the university. Your efforts have paid off. You are about to start a new phase of your career and I am confident you will be successful. Keep up the persevering and fruitful efforts to reach the top,” Al-Qurashi told the students.
Jeddah mayor Al-Turki said the new batch of graduating students will follow in the footsteps of their predecessors and contribute to the development of the country and society and play a national role as citizens. Congratulating the students and parents, he said their achievements reflect the high standard of Dar Al-Hekma University.
Al-Qurashi thanked the sponsors and founders of Dar Al-Hekma University who have dedicated their time and efforts to the institution. She said the university will continue to recognize them as they are part of the successes achieved by the students.
During the event, speeches were delivered by the university’s board of trustees; guardian of the graduating students Dr. Hatim Al-Marzoky, deputy minister of education for universities; winner of Dar Al-Hekma Award for Outstanding Woman Dr. Eiman Al-Mutairi, assistant minister to the minister of commerce and investment; and the graduates.
Awards were handed out to the top-performing students, including the Abdulmajeed Outstanding Performance Award and Khalid Ali Al-Turki Award for Talents. Donors and sponsors, including Al-Turki, were also honored.
A documentary highlighting the development and achievements of the university was shown to the audience.