Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sparks online style storm with Barbour jacket

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attended the E-Formula in Riyadh wearing a Barbour jacket. (SPA)
Updated 23 November 2019

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sparks online style storm with Barbour jacket

  • Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wore a Barbour jacket that effectively sent the Internet into overdrive
  • The outerwear item by the British heritage house even sparked its own Twitter hashtag

DUBAI: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was photographed attending the Formula E races in Riyadh on Friday and for the occasion donned a navy-colored Barbour jacket worn over a crisp white thobe that immediately sent the internet into overdrive.

The outerwear item by British heritage brand Barbour sparked its own Arabic hashtag on Twitter — that translated to “Crown Prince’s jacket”— with many taking to the social media platform to admire the look.

“What a magnificent jacket,” wrote one user on Twitter.  Another chimed in, “Really the biggest advertisement you could ever have.” Indeed, a royal co-sign from the crown prince of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is not to be understated.

In fact, some people even went as far as purchasing the same quilted jacket just 24-hours after it was spotted on the royal, posting screenshots of receipts of their purchase on their Twitter accounts.  

One user shared a photograph of the jacket, simply writing “Got it.”

MBS accessorized the Barbour Chelsea sports jacket with a pair of Tom Ford aviator sunglasses and black Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 trainers that further lent an athletic twist to the otherwise casual ensemble. 


It's a date: Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia Vision Entertainment join hands on new animated series, 'Tamr'

The new Arabic language television series will feature animated adventures with date fruits. Shutterstock
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It's a date: Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia Vision Entertainment join hands on new animated series, 'Tamr'

  • The animated television series highlights the rich culture and historic treasures of the Kingdom and beyond
  • The project is currently in pilot production, while series production is slated to begin in 2020

DUBAI; Film and entertainment company Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia-based Vision Entertainment have announced a new joint creative partnership to produce an animated television series that highlights the rich culture and historic treasures of the Kingdom and beyond.

Aptly entitled “Tamr,” the new Arabic language television series will feature animated adventures with the traditional Arabic fruit, dates. 

In an official press statement, Princess Sarah bint Faisal bin Bandar Al-Saud, executive producer and co-founder of the company specializing in producing localized content, said: “We set out to create iconic characters that are rooted in our traditions and culture.

“The palm is such a big part of our history and heritage and the date is a ubiquitous staple in our homes, so we decided to bring the world of dates to life in a fun animated series for the whole family. We are creating this series to embody our rich heritage and culture and hope audiences of all ages across the region will relate to its authentic, homegrown story.”

The project is currently in pilot production, while series production is slated to begin in 2020.