Arab stars gather for glittering awards show in Dubai

Egyptian star Nelly Karim was honored at the event. (File photo: AFP)
Updated 10 February 2019
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Arab stars gather for glittering awards show in Dubai

DUBAI: The third Distinctive International Arab Festivals Awards (DIAFA) took place at Dubai’s Atlantis, The Palm hotel on Saturday, with a glittering array of stars taking to Instagram to celebrate their wins and show off their gowns.
Kuwaiti actress Haya Abdulsalam and Lebanese singer Cyrine Abdelnour were honored at the event, which also celebrated the likes of Egyptian star Nelly Karim, Emirati filmmaker Ali F. Mostafa and Pakistani actress Mahira Khan.
Scroll down for a peek at what the stars wore and their heartfelt messages.


The Six: Arab and Muslim models in New York

Updated 16 February 2019
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The Six: Arab and Muslim models in New York

DUBAI: Arab and Muslim models took the runways by storm at New York Fashion Week, which closed on Sunday in the Big Apple.

Bella Hadid

The Palestinian-American model was a smash during the Michael Kors show, which paid tribute to 1970s fashion, rocking a sparkling black blazer with feathers on the sleeves.

Gigi Hadid

The hectic supermodel lifestyle didn’t get in the way of Bella’s sister, who was seen on the streets in her retro runway hairdo after walking the Michael Kors show.

Halima Aden

This Muslim model turned heads when she closed the Christian Cowan show with an oversized black and neon pantsuit and a chain-link rhinestone hijab.

Noor Tagouri

This Libyan-American journalist took her confidence to the next level when she decided to put down her pen and walk the runway for US brand Rebecca Minkoff.

Nora Attal

The British-Moroccan model kicked off the week in elegant leatherwork by French brand Longchamp and walked the runway for Brandon Maxwell.

Shanina Shaik

The Australian model, who was raised a Muslim and whose father is half-Saudi, modelled for Vietnamese designer Nguyen Cong Tri.