Sayidaty launches café at Dubai’s City Walk

Sayidaty Café at City Walk in Dubai will be a melting pot for anyone interested in the fashion, style and services sectors.
Updated 06 May 2019

Sayidaty launches café at Dubai’s City Walk

Sayidaty, a weekly Arabic and monthly English women’s magazine, opened its first coffee shop — Sayidaty Café — on April 29 at City Walk in Dubai.
The opening ceremony coincided with the 8th edition of Arab Fashion Week. The event was attended by prominent personalities from the Arab Fashion Council, the UAE-based holding company Meraas and umbrella company Umdasch Group, as well as public figures and journalists from various Arab and international media outlets.
Sayidaty Café, located in building 1422, is a new project that underlines the diversity of the Sayidaty magazine and website, which operate under the Saudi Research and Marketing Group.
Mohammed Fahad Al-Harthi, editor in chief of Sayidaty and Arrajol magazines, said the café will be “an exceptional platform with fresh and innovative facilities for intellectuals and elites.”
The multifunctional venue will host seminars, and serve as a film set for programs and a space for introducing new projects.
“It will be a melting pot for everyone and anyone interested in the fashion, style and services sectors, an original concept in the Middle East and North Africa region,” Al-Harthi said.
“We are delighted that the Sayidaty Café project was launched a week after the About Her Global Forum, which was held at George Washington University. In recent years, Sayidaty was able to introduce and integrate a new concept in the media scene with the provision of services through content usage, and the forging of various economic and social partnerships for expanding prospects,” he added.
Highlighting the achievements of the print magazine, he said: “It was the first Arabic publication to be featured on a daily show — Rotana Al-Khalijia, the first to launch an e-commerce website (Al-Mall), and the only outlet that pioneered an economic partnership with the National Commercial Bank, aiming to discover and support young female entrepreneurs. This is in addition to producing and presenting the live fashion coverage Arabic series ‘Front Row’ on Twitter, and most recently, becoming the most-followed Arabic publication on Instagram.”
Al-Harthi thanked the project’s partners, namely, the Arab Fashion Council, Meraas and Umdasch Group.
Jacob Abrian, founder and CEO of the Arab Fashion Council, who attended the opening ceremony, said: “The 1422 is our gift to all women. Not only does it contain the finest choices of high-end evening dresses, ready-to-wear clothes, accessories, cosmetics, luxury perfumes and high-tech gadgets, but now, people can enjoy a special culinary experience at Sayidaty café. With its unique design and integrated technology, this venue provides a perfect platform to host a full-length fashion week featuring designer creations from all around the world. It will be the official platform of the Arab Fashion Week, where customers can shop directly from the catwalk.”

Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

Updated 21 August 2019

Bentley marks 100 years at Monterey Car Week

As part of its centenary celebrations, Bentley hosted a number of events during the Monterey Car Week, from Aug. 15 to 18.

To mark the occasion, two models debuted — the new Flying Spur luxury four-door grand tourer, and the EXP 100 GT: A vision of luxury mobility in 2035.

The third-generation Flying Spur sets new standards of driving enjoyment and luxury, showcasing Bentley’s application of modern technology, while integrating the latest British craftsmanship and innovation features.

The new Flying Spur will be the most advanced luxury grand touring four-door available. 

Alongside its totally new and advanced aluminum and composite chassis, it features optional electronic all-wheel steering — a first for a Bentley, coupled with active all-wheel drive and the Bentley Dynamic Ride active anti-roll system powered by a 48V architecture.

The Flying Spur was put on display on Aug. 16 at the Quail — a motorsports gathering and at the Home of Bentley for the remainder of the weekend.

It was joined by the EXP 100 GT concept car, which made its US debut. With the EXP 100 GT, Bentley has reimagined the idea of grand touring for the future.

The EXP 100 GT is pure Bentley, inspired by the company’s deep understanding of the desires of its forward-thinking customers. It embraces artificial intelligence (AI) as a means to reassert the car as a place for creating, experiencing and capturing extraordinary human experiences and emotions.

It displays the future of luxury craftsmanship with a seamless fusion of materials and the intelligent curation of technology. The vehicle’s battery system will power four motors that deliver superior performance. Projected performance figures include a 0-60 mph time of less than 2.5 seconds, a top speed of 186 mph, and maximum torque of 1,500 Nm.

Ahead of the EXP 100 GT’s Americas debut, Bentley launched a new and dedicated app for Apple devices.

Released on Aug. 12, the “Bentley 100 AR” app uses a printable QR code to provide an augmented reality experience of the EXP 100 GT, allowing users to explore the exterior and interior of the concept car. Users can even interact with a virtual version of the car in full scale, by using the app at selected Bentley retailers.

Bentley was a featured marque at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, where numerous classic models competed in Bentley Centennial classes, including Vintage 4 Cylinder, Vintage 6 Cylinder, Derby and Postwar.