What We Are Eating Today: Pink Camel

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Updated 25 July 2020

What We Are Eating Today: Pink Camel

  • Pink Camel is located on Ibrahim Al-Jaffali Road in Al-Andalus district, Jeddah

The Pink Camel cafe has elevated the art of pastry cooking in the Kingdom. Everything from the cafe’s exquisite interior to its superb range of produce tells a tale of class and authenticity.
The cafe provides more than high-quality desserts. The entire experience is bound to delight customers, starting at the entrance with a rose pink wall. The rest of the boutique store is adorned with greenery and color-coordinated furniture.
Staff are friendly and helpful. As someone with a sweet tooth and a picky taste, I was surprised by the flavor of most of the things a friend and I tried.
The cafe offers a variety of macaroons, ranging from local options like the Halawa Tahinia macaroon, to international-inspired flavors such as salted caramel and pistachio.
Pink Camel has also upped its pastry game by offering macaroon ice creams, with gluten-free options for those watching their diet.
Another thing I enjoyed from their bakery was the Nutella loaf cake, a soft-chocolate sponge decorated with swirls of Nutella. Coffee is freshly brewed by professionals, who serve an unbeatable brew.
Pink Camel is located on Ibrahim Al-Jaffali Road in Al-Andalus district, Jeddah.


Lebanese teen Nour Ardakani is global pop group Now United’s first Arab member

Updated 21 September 2020

Lebanese teen Nour Ardakani is global pop group Now United’s first Arab member

DUBAI: The search for global music group Now United’s newest member is finally over. Enter Nour Ardakani, the 18-year-old singer from Lebanon, who is set to become the band’s 16th member – and first Arab – after an extensive, months-long search for talent across the Middle East and North Africa.

Ardakani was hand-picked by Simon Fuller, the man who founded popular British girl band The Spice Girls and created “American Idol.”

“I think you are absolutely wonderful, and I think you would be perfect to join the group. And I would like to invite you to be the next member of Now United,” Fuller told the singer and dancer in a video call.

“Seriously, it’s me? You picked me?” asked Ardakani, to which Fuller replied: “You got it.”

The singer, who currently resides in Beirut with her family, joins fellow group for the band’s latest single “Feel It Now.”

Founded in 2017, the multinational music group announced in November last year that they were looking for a new member from the MENA region.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Out of thousands of hopefuls in the Middle East and North Africa, 13 were shortlisted and invited to participate in a virtual audition last week in front of Fuller. Eventually, it came down to Ardakani and a 15-year-old Emirati singer, Alya Al-Ali.

Fuller picked Ardakani after hearing her recording of Now United’s song “Habibi.”