Mohammed Khoja, Saudi fashion designer

Mohammed Khoja
Updated 30 March 2019

Mohammed Khoja, Saudi fashion designer

  • A self-taught artist, Khoja is the founder of luxury label Hindamme

Saudi fashion designer Mohammed Khoja is a self-taught artist and the founder of luxury label Hindamme, which he established in 2016.

Hindamme has a strong presence on the Saudi fashion scene with its “East meets West” trademark, and the brand received international attention when Khoja designed a black bomber jacket with the insignia “June 24, 2018” to celebrate women in the Kingdom being allowed to drive.

The jacket was purchased by the National Museum of World Cultures, in the Netherlands, and Khoja’s work has also been used as course material at the University of Virginia and Bangladesh University. 

Hindamme’s first groundbreaking collection “Season I” was launched in 2016, followed by “Season II” in 2017, and “Season III” last year. 

Khoja attained his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the American University of Paris in 2011.

Aside from his presence on the fashion scene, Khoja also works closely in the field of arts and culture and has been involved in the planning of several art exhibitions.


Saudi Embassy evacuates 300 tourists from Lebanon

Updated 46 min 6 sec ago

Saudi Embassy evacuates 300 tourists from Lebanon

  • The embassy said that evacuees were escorted to Rafic Hariri International Airport in Beirut by Lebanese security forces to guarantee their safety
  • Three Saudia aircraft were used to transport them

BEIRUT: Saudi Arabia's embassy in Lebanon has confirmed it has facilitated the “evacuation of Saudi residents and visitors” from the country.
“The evacuation operation, imposed by the security situation in Lebanon and the importance of ensuring the safety of Saudi nationals, started Saturday at 5 a.m. after the Kingdom secured three Saudia aircraft to transport them,” the embassy told Arab News.
“Three hundred people were evacuated as of Saturday afternoon, while the total number of those wishing to leave remains unclear. We have identified a hotel in Beirut as a starting point,” it added, noting that most of those who had left were tourists.
The embassy also confirmed evacuees were escorted to Rafic Hariri International Airport in Beirut by Lebanese security forces to guarantee their safety.
Protests broke out in Lebanon on Thursday night, and disorder has disrupted roads leading to the airport, with burning tires blocking several key routes.
On Friday, the Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs urged its citizens already in Lebanon to exercise “utmost caution.”
Egypt’s Embassy in Beirut also called on its nationals in the country to avoid protest areas, Egyptian state news agency MENA said.
“The embassy calls on all Egyptian citizens in Lebanon to avoid the areas of gatherings and protests, to be careful in their movements and to abide by the instructions of the Lebanese authorities in this regard,” MENA reported.
Meanwhile, Kuwait’s Embassy in Lebanon asked citizens wishing to travel to the country to delay trips where possible.
“The embassy also calls on citizens currently in Lebanon to take utmost care and stay away from crowds and demonstrations,” it said on social media site Twitter.
Bahrain and the UAE warned against travel to Lebanon and called on their citizens in the country to leave immediately.