Kareena Kapoor spends girls weekend in Dubai

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Kareen Kapoor travelled to Dubai with her best friend to Amrita Arora, sister Karisma Kapoor, makeup artist Mallika Bhat and manager Poonam Damania. (Instagram: Kareena Kapoor)
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Kareen Kapoor travelled to Dubai with her best friend to Amrita Arora, sister Karisma Kapoor, makeup artist Mallika Bhat and manager Poonam Damania. (Instagram: Kareena Kapoor)
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Kareen Kapoor travelled to Dubai with her best friend to Amrita Arora, sister Karisma Kapoor, makeup artist Mallika Bhat and manager Poonam Damania. (Instagram: Kareena Kapoor)
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Kareen Kapoor travelled to Dubai with her best friend to Amrita Arora, sister Karisma Kapoor, makeup artist Mallika Bhat and manager Poonam Damania. (Instagram: Kareena Kapoor)
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Kareen Kapoor travelled to Dubai with her best friend to Amrita Arora, sister Karisma Kapoor, makeup artist Mallika Bhat and manager Poonam Damania. (AFP)
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Kareen Kapoor travelled to Dubai with her best friend to Amrita Arora, sister Karisma Kapoor, makeup artist Mallika Bhat and manager Poonam Damania. (AFP)
Updated 20 August 2018
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Kareena Kapoor spends girls weekend in Dubai

  • Kapoor was accompanied by sister Karisma Kapoor, best friend Amrita Arora, makeup artist Mallika Bhat and manager Poonam Damania
  • The actress will soon begin shooting “Good News” with Akshay Kumar, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani

JEDDAH: Indian actress Kareena Kapoor Khan sure knows a thing or two about mixing work with fun as the Bollywood beauty took along her friends on a short getaway trip to Dubai over the weekend, where she attended a promotional event.
Kapoor was accompanied by sister Karisma Kapoor, best friend Amrita Arora, makeup artist Mallika Bhat and Kapoor’s manager Poonam Damania on the trip. The girl gang went out for partying and shopping, pictures of which were duly posted on Instagram by Arora and Karisma.
“Outta here, ciao,” wrote Arora with a photo of the girl squad at the airport, while Karisma shared a few more clicks in her Instagram story.
Kapoor, who attended the launch of Emcer Tiles’s Eslab wall tile on Sunday, wore an olive green satin top and pants from designer Atsu Sekhose’s pre-fall collection for the event. She accessorized her look with large drop hoops by Misho Designs.
After the event, for her night out with the girls, she sported a shiny sling bang that added some shine to her otherwise understated look. Karisma, Damania, Bhat and Arora, meanwhile, all sported black.
On Monday, the 37-year-old star was seen arriving at the Mumbai airport with Karisma from Dubai. Choosing comfortable yet stylish outfits for traveling, Kareena sported a white sweatshirt with blue pants, while the elder sister chose a flashy pink top paired with black pants.
Kapoor was last in Dubai earlier this year in April for a photo shoot. She recently walked the runway for Falguni & Shane Peacock at India Fashion Week.
She was last seen in the “Veere Di Wedding,” and will be a part of director Karan Johar’s next film “Takht,” where she will star alongside Alia Bhatt, Ranveer Singh, Janhvi Kapoor, Vicky Kaushal and Bhumi Pednekar.
The actress will soon begin shooting “Good News” with Akshay Kumar, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani.


Highlights: Next-gen designs from the Global Grad Show

The Global Grad Show at Dubai Design Week 2018. (Arab News)
Updated 19 November 2018
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Highlights: Next-gen designs from the Global Grad Show

  • The Global Grad Show at Dubai Design Week showcased 150 innovative designs created by students from around the world
  • Designs ranged from high-tech solutions to simple objects

DUBAI: Highlights from the Global Grad Show at Dubai Design Week, which showcased 150 innovative and potentially life-changing designs created by students from around the world, ranging from high-tech scientific solutions to conceptually simple physical objects.

FROM NOWHERE WITH LOVE
Ukranian designer Olga Zelenska says her work “focuses on simplicity, sustainability and aesthetics of design,” and “From Nowhere With Love” delivers on all three. It’s a set of biodegradable postcards, designed for “migrants and modern nomads” to allow them to take a piece of their homeland’s nature with them wherever they travel. The postcards contain seeds specific to the plant life of the country or area in which they are bought. Those seeds can then be planted wherever the buyer — or the recipient of the postcard — wishes. (We’re not sure they’re guaranteed to grow well, but you get the idea…)

DYSLEXIA LEARNING DIFFICULTY
Yara Ahmed Rady is a product design student at the German University in Cairo. Her GGS project “Dyslexia Learning Difficulty” is designed to help dyslexic children learn Arabic through a series of exercises that use conventional teaching techniques which Rady has transformed into educational games using digital technology and engaging all five senses, thereby, she wrote in her project description “offering alternative routes to literacy.”

TINY HOME BED
One of the questions that GGS was attempting to answer this year was “How do we do more with less?” South Korean designer Yesul Jang, currently studying in Switzerland, came up with a product which addresses the needs of the ever-growing number of people living alone in small apartments or rented rooms in urban spaces. “Tiny Home Bed” is a raised bed with storage space — covered by a sliding fabric curtain allowing easier access than drawers — beneath. The frame is constructed of lightweight wood and is, Jang insists, “easy to construct.” Just as importantly, it’s not an eyesore.

THIS IS GROWN
After several years of working in the sportswear industry, London-based designer Jen Keane wanted to come up with a more sustainable way to make products. By combining digital and biological technology, she created a strong, lightweight, hybrid shoe that is made partly from bacteria. “I weave fibers into the shape and the bacteria grows around it,” Keane explained to Arab News. “It’s kind of a scaffold.” Keane added that she created the shoe in her kitchen at home. “I don’t have a lab,” she said. “I don’t have a [science] background. I learned how to do this by reading a lot, experimenting and talking to biologists. It’s totally doable.”

10:01
Sustainability also factored into Christian Hammer Juhl’s thinking when the Netherlands-based Danish designer was creating his inflatable furniture collection “10:01.” Made from dense foam material, the furniture can compress down to 10 percent of its original size (through a process similar to vacuum packing). So it’s not only ideal for modern transient lifestyles, but also means that transport from factory to retailer is more sustainable too.

TARDIGRADE
Billed as “clothing that can save your life,” David Bursell’s “Tardigrade” is the jacket you’re going to want to be wearing when the zombie apocalypse hit. Or, you know, a more conventional kind of Armageddon (Bursell says it was “inspired by climate change and the increasingly extreme natural and social crises it will trigger”). “Tardigrade” can be transformed into a shelter, a shoulder bag, a hammock, and any number of other things. It’s detatchable pockets can be used to collect water and other material. A warning though: at the moment, the jacket aids survival for “three to seven days,” so you might want to invest in several if things get really bad.

TWINKLE
“It’s flying lighting for urban safety,” designer Jiabao Li told Arab News about “Twinkle,” which she co-designed with fellow Harvard student Honghao Deng. Basically, flying drones clamp themselves to lampposts during the day to recharge their batteries, and at night they head to poorly lit neighborhoods. “They fly off to follow people around and provide sufficient lighting to guide their way. Like fireflies,” she explained. Both designers describe their creations as “living” creatures. “They’re curious animals,” said Deng. “We don’t think they should be owned. They should just be living around the place.” Li and Deng are currently talking to various governments trying to get permission for a trial run.

NAJI
Developed by a team of students from the Art University of Isfahan, “Naji” is an ingenious product designed to provide assistance in times of severe flooding. In normal situations, the device — four rectangles constructed of ethylene vinyl acetate (“resilient and buoyant”) with holes in — forms part of the base of streetlights, and the designers claim it will fit into existing infrastructure without the need for additional construction. If an area floods, however, the device floats to the surface of the water and provides a place for people to sit safely in one of the squares, strap in and await rescue.

ACORN
Another team project, this time from the Huazhong University of Science and Technology, “Acorn” is designed, according to the team’s statement “to be entirely beneficial to the environment.” Lead designer Zhang Liye told Arab News that the project is specifically intended for use in desert cities like those in the Gulf “because the soil lacks minerals and nutrition.” “Acorn” is an easy-to-assemble biodegradable plant base made from compressed crop waste that you simply bury in soil so that it can provide that missing nutrition to your plant.

SAHAYAK
A great example of how designers at GGS tackled another question: “How can technology make us more human?” In other words, how can we make life easier for people in tough situations? “Sahayak” is designed for porters working on railway platforms in India, who traditionally carry luggage on their heads, which can create several long-term health issues. “Sahayak” is a backpack that transfers the weight of their loads from their heads to their shoulders and protects the spine. “The design uses an inexpensive torsion spring to distribute the load throughout the backpack’s frame, reducing the load borne by the user’s head and neck by 75 percent,” designer Risbagh Singh claimed in his GGS statement.