Emaar partners with Elie Saab for beachfront property

The gated island destination in Dubai was unveiled by Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar, and Elie Saab, founder and chairman of Elie Saab Group.
Updated 14 April 2019
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Emaar partners with Elie Saab for beachfront property

Luxury has a new destination: The Elie Saab at Emaar Beachfront project. The gated island destination in Dubai was unveiled Sunday at Dubai Opera by Mohamed Alabbar, chairman of Emaar, and Elie Saab, founder and chairman of Elie Saab Group.
Global developer Emaar is partnering for the first time with the renowned fashion designer for the new residential development.
“Elie Saab is the pride of the Arab world and a fascinating international success story,” said Alabbar. “Through our first association with Elie Saab, admired by the world’s leading celebrities, we are offering discerning customers a new lifestyle address. Every aspect of these glamorous residences is personally designed by Elie Saab, who brings his rare genius and aesthetics to create a new architectural and lifestyle expression. It is our honor to be associated with him.”
Saab said: “We are delighted to collaborate with Emaar and Mohamed Alabbar on this new project. Over the years, Elie Saab has evolved into a lifestyle brand, through the development of diversified product categories that deliver a unique experience of the brand’s universe. Through this new collaboration, brought by Emaar, leaders and experts in real estate, Elie Saab is confident that its aim at extending the brand experience into home and interiors will be a granted success.”
In addition to one to three-bedroom apartments, the tower will have an exquisite collection of Elie Saab four-bedroom penthouses — overlooking the Arabian Sea, The Palm and Dubai Marina.
Designed to celebrate the 1930s Art Deco era, the tower sets itself apart in height, profile and its inherent link to fashion and style. Ground-level boutique fashion stores, galleries and cafes, as well as lobbies designed by Saab, promote the feeling of luxury.
Inspired by chic Miami lifestyle, an amenity pool deck located at the eighth level ensures superb views and privacy from the promenade.
Owners of these select units will also have the chance to get a private consultation from the Elie Saab design team on purchasing furniture for their premium units.


Top CEO Conference & Awards wraps up in Bahrain

Updated 17 April 2019
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Top CEO Conference & Awards wraps up in Bahrain

The Top CEO Conference & Awards 2019, organized by TRENDS magazine — Mediaquest and international business school INSEAD, has concluded at the Al-Areen Palace and Spa in Bahrain. The event, held on Thursday, included seven key panel discussions under the theme “Growth in a Volatile Future” as well as the Top CEO Awards 2019 ceremony, which recognized the region’s most successful and trendsetting CEOs from more than 700 companies listed on GCC stock exchanges.

Top business leaders and more than 30 speakers from across the GCC shed light on the Middle East’s dynamic but volatile region and the burning issues facing the corporate world today. This year’s theme focused on a score of relevant issues, such as oil price fluctuations, tech disruptions, armed and political schisms that pose new risks, and opportunities. Speakers such as renowned economist Professor Nouriel Roubini provided growth solutions and road maps for businesses in the GCC region.

Alexandre Hawari, CEO of Mediaquest, said: “In its fifth edition, the Top CEO Conference & Awards fully encapsulated the theme of ‘Growth in a Volatile Future’ by acknowledging and exploring the growth transformation that the region is undergoing through digitalization and the fourth industrial revolution amid geopolitical tensions, looming trade wars and a rapidly evolving business environment. Building on the huge success of the previous years, the Top CEO Awards 2019 recognized CEOs and companies who have raised the bar by navigating challenges, implementing new strategies, and have demonstrated unquestionable growth, profitability and excellence in corporate governance.”

The conference kicked off with an opening keynote from Jassim Al-Seddiqi, CEO of the Abu Dhabi Financial Group and chairman of GFH Financial Group, who delved into the potential of transforming the region into a fintech hub and the importance of jumping on the digital bandwagon. 

The prime panel discussion on the “Future of Growth Amid Volatility” brought together five CEOs who explored methods to create future-proof strategies that can not only tackle challenges but also boost growth in a tough geopolitical and economic climate. 

Hisham Al-Rayes, CEO and board member of the GFH Financial Group, said: “Investing in the future in areas such as fintech, education and technology, the foundations for strong, enduring knowledge-based economies, is a priority for the group and the governments of the region in which we invest.”

“The Blockchain Opportunity” and “The Human Factor and Tech Innovation” panels brought together industry experts from Facebook, the Bahrain FinTech Bay and King Abdul Aziz University. 

“The Future of Women’s Business Leadership” panel discussed positive strides taken by GCC governments and businesses in leveling the playing field for women professionals.