Saudi designer launches jewelry collection in UAE

Nadine Attar, center, posing with Mahira Abdelaziz from MBC, right, and TV personality Ola Al Farsi at the official launch.
Updated 04 June 2018

Saudi designer launches jewelry collection in UAE

Nadine Attar of Nadine Jewellery recently launched her debut collection in the home of celebrity TV personality, Ola Al-Fares. The launch was a private sahoor with a star-studded guest list, consisting of TV presenters and personalities, such as Mahira Abdelaziz, Hind Boumchamar, Nicole Tannoury, and Sara Murad, as well as guests from Saudi Arabia who flew in for the occasion.

“Nadine Jewellery stands strong behind quality and creativity, manufacturing in Italy, the home of art and class. The brand’s inspiration stems from nature, spirituality and culture, with an aim to craft artistic pieces that reflect luxury and elegance, passed on from generations to come,” the brand said in a statement. “We personalize from our collection and create custom pieces that speak to individuals. We believe in celebrating individuality, and for that reason our creations are distinctive items that can be used in several ways, allowing us to become part of legacy,” said Attar, the designer behind her eponymous brand, Nadine Jewellery. The once banker of eight-years decided to move toward her passion in jewelry making and design after friends and family encouraged her to pursue her passion professionally. The Saudi designer exudes a classical yet contemporary vibe that translates into the quality and beauty of her masterpieces.

“When I met Nadine, I found in her a young woman full of energy, positivity and class. It’s a pleasure for me to be supporting her because she’s a true talent that reflects the ambition in all Arab women,” said Ola Al-Fares during her speech before unveiling Attar’s collection. Nadine Jewellery was a center of attraction across the red carpets of Cannes Film Festival earlier this month after being seen on Brazilian Victoria’s Secret model, Alessandra Ambrosio, film director Maram Taibah, and Al-Fares.


Russia’s cultural capital beckons GCC travelers

Updated 17 October 2019

Russia’s cultural capital beckons GCC travelers

  • Citizens of Oman, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia can now benefit from fast and convenient 
eVisa portal when arranging their next visit to the city of St. Petersburg.
Guarded by two marble lions at the entrance, the Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg sits within the walls of a 19th-century royal palace in the beautifully preserved imperial city of St. Petersburg. Celebrated globally for its history and architecture, Russia’s cultural capital recently became an even more attractive destination for GCC travelers thanks to the introduction of a convenient new online eVisa process.
Launched at the beginning of October, the St. Petersburg eVisa portal enables citizens from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Oman to enjoy the benefits of fast and simple online visa applications. Travelers can simply fill in the online form, upload a photograph, and can complete the entire process in just a few clicks. Applications can be made within 20 days of traveling, and up to four days before arrival. The visa is valid for stays of up to eight days in St. Petersburg and the surrounding Leningrad Region.
Felix Murillo, general manager of Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg, said: “The introduction of the eVisa portal offers a new level of convenience for international travelers, making it easier than ever for GCC citizens to arrange a trip to our wonderful city. Our concierge team takes great pleasure in highlighting St. Petersburg’s historical and cultural visitor attractions, and will be happy to arrange anything our guests may require to turn every trip into an unforgettable experience. We look forward to welcoming visitors from the Middle East to our beautiful hotel to share cherished moments and create memories that will last a lifetime.”
The Four Seasons Hotel Lion Palace St. Petersburg is located in the upmarket Admiralteysky district and was originally constructed in the early 19th century for Prince Alexander Yakovlevich Lobanov-Rostovsky.
Since first opening its doors to guests in 2013, the property offers 183 rooms, including 26 sumptuously decorated suites.
Perhaps the most stunning of the hotel’s accommodations is the one-of-a-kind Lobanov Presidential Suite, where guests can gather by the living room fireplace for a night of intimate conversation, host an al fresco dinner party on the expansive private terrace with stunning views of the Admiralty building and the surrounding park, or retreat to the grand master bedroom for a quiet and cosy evening.
The hotel is inviting guests to embark on a range of culinary adventures across its three restaurants. Diners can experience pan-asian fusion flavors at Sintoho, authentic Italian dishes at Percorso and modern Russian cuisine at The Tea Lounge.
Catering to the needs of visitors from the Middle East, halal meat is available on request.