Sayidaty launches second season of #FrontRowGlam

#FrontRowGlam is hosted by Rafeea Al-Hajsi, world’s first Emirati runway model.
Updated 27 February 2019

Sayidaty launches second season of #FrontRowGlam

The second season of #FrontRowGlam, a new fashion series developed by Sayidaty magazine, has returned with the first episode airing online last week. This season, hosted by Rafeea Al-Hajsi, the world’s first Emirati runway model, spotlights the most popular fashion shows of 2019, highlighting the latest color trends, top brands, fashion houses and designers.

The first season of the show aired in September and October last year. It was a huge success, recording more than 2.1 million views. The episodes featured top fashion shows in New York, Milan, London and Paris for the 2019 spring season. All episodes were posted on social media platforms of Sayidaty. 

The next episodes of the current season are scheduled to broadcast exclusively on Twitter in Arabic and will highlight the latest fashion trends as seen during the top shows of autumn 2019 in New York, London, Milan and Paris.

Sayidaty is the first Arab magazine to employ a staff of reporters and videographers to run a live lifestyle and fashion show in Arabic covering international fashion events and beauty trends.

Apart from fashion shows, the second edition of #FrontRowGlam also shows the glamorous lifestyle of Arab women, including fashion, beauty, luxury, decor and health. 

In each episode, prominent celebrities, artists, fashion designers and local personalities and experts in different fields will share tips for a modern lifestyle in the Arab world. 

The shows can be viewed on Twitter via @Sayidatynet for free across the globe and broadcast every Sunday afternoon on all Sayidaty magazine channels and social media accounts.

To watch the episodes on YouTube, please visit

Fine watchmaking expo returns to Saudi Arabia

Updated 19 March 2019

Fine watchmaking expo returns to Saudi Arabia

Annual horology exhibition Salon des Grandes Complications (SDGC) is returning to Saudi Arabia for the third year in a row, with shows in both Jeddah and Riyadh. The event will showcase the latest masterpieces from some of the most celebrated watchmakers in history. The fine watchmaking exhibition will kick off in Jeddah at the Hilton Hotel April 8-11, and then move to Al-Faisaliah Hotel in Riyadh April 15-18.

Salon des Grandes Complications debuted in Dubai in 2014, later branching out to Saudi Arabia due to high demand and the appreciation of exceptional timepieces in the Kingdom. 

Saudi Arabia is a key Middle Eastern market for watchmakers — last year saw a year-on-year increase in the import of Swiss watches by 6 percent, and this figure is only expected to increase with the introduction of new policies. 

The capital city of Riyadh is home to over 10,000 watch collectors while Jeddah on the other hand, is Saudi Arabia’s commercial hub, with almost as many horological aficionados estimated to live there. 

Designed to offer a platform for Maisons and enthusiasts to convene, Salon des Grandes Complications creates opportunities for knowledge to be exchanged and collectors to discover — often for the first time in the region — limited editions, the newest launches and unique rarities. 

Among the international brands that will be present at the 2019 edition are Bell & Ross, Blancpain, Breguet, Breitling, Fabergé, Girard-Perregaux, Greubel Forsey, Harry Winston, Montblanc, Rudis Sylva, TAG Heuer, Ulysse Nardin and Zenith. 

With the introduction of several new brands, there will be a more diversified display of timepieces, from innovative novelties to classic creations, grand complications and high jewelry timepieces. Also new to this year’s edition will be a private majlis (a gathering place for social events), where special talks will be hosted by various brands and experts will share their personal insights into modern day horology. 

SDGC has successfully attracted over 80 international Swiss, German and Italian brands during the past five years.

The event will be held alongside the 10th annual Jewellery Salon 2019, a well-established jewelry exhibition in the Kingdom.

SDGC 2019 will be held in partnership with Bentley Motors and with the support of the Embassy of Switzerland in Saudi Arabia.

The event will be open free of charge to all professional visitors from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.