Meraas and City Walk welcomes the 9th edition of the Arab Fashion Week on 9th October 2019 at 1422, an iconic space specifically created and dedicated for luxury shopping, custom made fashion and lifestyle experience.

The night hosted Alina K, a Romanian – Lebanese Dubai based singer known for her elegant style and fluid voice.

On its first day, the Arab Fashion Week hosted the following designers that showcased their amazing collection.

  • Fashion Farm Foundation – Hongkong

Brands: YLY Studio and FromClothingof

FromClothingOf showcased SS20 collection “Perfectly Imperfect”, it celebrates loser, inspiring from the movie “Inside Llewyn Davis”. The designer believes that life with regret is the essence of life; she hopes to present a kind of defective beauty. Designer will piece thin taffeta or cotton, mesh and Organza together. The clothes will be contoured with semi-dress and irregular cuts to present the layering and an unfinished regret. FromClothingOf is founded in 2015 with the aim of breaking away from conventional ideas about women’s fashion and aesthetics. The name “FromClothingOf” comes from “Exlibris”, meaning “from library of”, i.e. my book.

YLY Studio is a brand that offers fashion collections and also embroidery workshop. With focusing on women swear, the workmanship, embroidery and knitwear are three key elements of the brand. YLY Studio designers Matt Hui Yip Long and Lilian Tsang Lai Yu would hope that they can bring people’s focuses and appreciations back the details and workmanship in fashion, and not just the fast-moving trend.

Naja Saade – Lebanon

Naja Saade has shown a distinguished capacity of balancing modern designs with traditional elegance. His Simple yet extremely refined and meticulously handcrafted collections create an attractively simple and clear look. Naja Saade – who brings to life unique designs created with love to reflect the woman’s image and personality and mirror her femininity in all its forms – is leaving an imprint in this era’s fashion scene. Exteriorizing every woman’s power and light will always be his call!

Valeryia As’ad – UAE

Valeryia As’ad is a professional fashion designer. She designed very unique handmade knitted dresses where she mixed simplicity, sophistication and intricate embroidery while using very old technique of blending traditional classic in contemporary style. Flawless style, impeccable quality of finishing and simplicity for everyday wear, this is why her collections was adored by everyone.

Baravia – UAE

Baravia Fashion offers both ready to wear, made to order unique and stylish wedding dresses and elegant evening and casual dresses for special occasions, exclusively for the fashion forward and bold-young and old people who are not afraid to stand out and break outside the norm! Gulnora is always known in her simple designs with details and embroidery. Her dresses are mostly timeless and she does not focus on the age gap when designing.

Charbel Zoe – Lebanon

Charbel Zoe is a Lebanese designer who studied Fashion Design, Marketing and Photography at Esmod-Paris. As a child, he was inspired by his grandmother’s couture sense of fashion. His work draws heavy inspiration from the likes of Alexander McQueen, Elie Saab and Givenchy, and he has worked alongside many industry icons such as Elie Saab, Ungaro, and Zuhair Mrad. He was very proud of working at his favorite design-house Givenchy where they implemented many of his designs.



VAIO returns to Middle Eastern in partnership with Nexstgo

The brand marks its return with its premier line VAIO® laptops with Nexstgo

  VAIO Corporation is back in the GCC with the launch of its new range of laptops with Nexstgo Company Limited. This license agreement between Hong Kong-based Nexstgo and Japan-based VAIO Corporation includes manufacturing, sales and marketing as well as servicing of VAIO laptops under the VAIO trademark in Hong Kong, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan markets and now in the Middle Eastern.


The laptops will be soon available across the Flagship Showrooms and other leading electronics stores across the UAE.


Commenting on the comeback, Mr. Alex Chung, CEO, Nexstgo Company Limited, said, “We are excited to bring VAIO back in the GCC. VAIO has always been a market leader for its stylish and durability range of laptops. With the launch, we aim to expand our distribution network in Middle Eastern region and clock a phenomenal growth by end of 2019. We are honoured to be VAIO’s key partner in the Middle Eastern, where we will participate in sales and marketing, and work together with VAIO to rebuild its brand position in the Middle Eastern”.


Mr. Hayashi Kaoru, Director, VAIO Corporation, said, “We are delighted to bring back the familiar VAIO brand to the hands of customers in the Middle Eastern region. I would like to thank Nexstgo for their support throughout this journey. Nexstgo is energetic and is strong in Research and Development (R&D) capabilities.  What’s more, they understand the VAIO brand and the products very well. We both hope to continue the momentum by further strengthening our business pillars of strong product line-up, robust distribution network and innovative marketing. We are confident that Nexstgo will successfully re-introduce and expand VAIO’s business in Middle Eastern market”


This year, VAIO adds a very refreshing line-up of laptops to its product portfolio.

 VAIO® SX12 priced at 6500 AED

Made in Japan. Powered with Windows 10 PRO / Home, this device is available in Black, Silver, Brown and Pink color with full-size backlit keyboard. It has an Intel® Core™ i5-8265U Processor, Intel® Core™ i7-8565U Processor with 12.5” (even in 11” foot print) full HD display, and has a memory of 8GB / 16GB.  It is built with integrated layers of unidirectional carbon fiber that enhance the protection, while still keeping the laptop thin and light at a mere 899g.  It supports VAIO® TruePerformance, a technology that helps optimize and maximize CPU and overall performance.  It’s fast charging feature allows recharging of the laptop to around 80% in merely an hour.

The USB Type-CTM port of SX12 supports charging from your handy power bank or any regular 5V cell phone charger.  It also comes with a variety of connection interfaces including a USB Type-C™ port, 3 USB ports, a HDMI port, a VGA connector and LAN connection.

 VAIO® SX14 priced from 6050 AED

Made in Japan. Powered with Windows 10 PRO / Home, this device is available in Black, Silver, Brown color with backlit keyboard. It has an Intel® Core™ i5-8265U Processor, Intel® Core™ i7-8565U Processor with 14-inch (even in 13” foot print) full HD / 4K ultra HD display and has a memory of 8 / 16GB. It weighs approximately 1.05Kg and features a lightweight UD carbon case.  It supports VAIO® TruePerformance, a technology that helps optimize and maximize CPU and overall performance.  It also comes with a variety of connection interfaces including 4K HDMI, VGA/RGB, LAN, USB Type-CTM, 3 USB Type-A, SD card reader, security lock slot and 3.5mm headset/headphone jack.

 VAIO® A12 priced from 7200 AED

Made in Japan. Powered with Windows 10 PRO, this device is available in Black tablet with silver keyboard with Anti-spill Backlit Keyboard. Intel® Core™ i5-8200Y with 12.5” full HD display, and has a memory of 8GB.  VAIO A12 two-in-one device is designed to be a “True Laptop, True Tablet”. Its exclusive “Stabilizer Flap” design improves stability of the device in use.  The tablet part features a 12.5” multi-touch screen with Full HD resolution. When attached to the keyboard base with built-in battery, the total weight is at approximately 1.2kg.   In addition, A12 also goes with an All Black version with Intel® Core™ i7-8200Y.

 VAIO® SE14 priced from 4400 AED

Powered with Windows 10 PRO / Home, this device is available in Red Copper and Dark Gray color with Island Style Keyboard and an optional backlit too with spill resistance. It has 8th Gen Intel® Core™ Processor i5 – 8265U, i7- 8565U with 14” full HD display, and has a memory of 8GB / 16GB. Connection options are also very comprehensive, with two USB Type-CTM ports, two USB 3.0 ports and a HDMI port.  It weighs approx. 1.35kgs with 4-Speaker design (Top-firing dual speakers, Down- firing dual speakers), Microphone optimized for Cortana and HD 720p, FHD 1080p (Optional) webcam.

ACE launches its new and inspirational Outdoor collection

Home improvement and lifestyle store invited customers to be part of the Catalogue in a unique collaboration


  If you are looking to refresh your outdoor living space, look no further. ACE, the home improvement and lifestyle store, has announced the launch of its new and exciting Outdoor collection across all its nine stores in the UAE.


The new Outdoor range is an important result of ACE’s year-long transformation studying new living priorities, space constraints, budget requirements and a strong sense of conscious living growing steadily among residents within the UAE. And the result is a host of solutions that are new, space relevant, at a wide range of prices and above all, gentle to the planet.

The recently unveiled range covers multiple categories such as Outdoor furniture, Heating solutions, Garden products & plants, Camping gear and finally, Barbecues & accessories. It features world-leading brands such as Karcher, Black & Decker, Weber, Makita, Gardena, Kingfisher and Leisuregrow. Over the last 18 years of operating in the UAE, ACE has established itself as a leader as well as one-stop-shop across all of these categories with no close competitor. The Outdoor range for 2020 comes with a strong commitment to be even better than earlier, surprising and delighting customers in the market.


Commenting on the launch, Justin Roberts, Senior General Manager at ACE said, “We are very excited to launch this year’s Outdoor collection. The range represents the amalgamation of two key findings. First, our customers really enjoy the cooler weather. As soon as the temperatures begin dropping everything from general sentiment to social engagements witness a new lease of life. The market requirements at this time are different from those in other periods of the year. And second, customers want to do more than just decorate their home. They want to personalize their living space that speaks to their personality.

“We have tried to cater to both these requirements with not just a wide range of new products, but affordable prices, sustainable sources and lots of design inspiration. We have put ourselves in the shoes of our customers to understand their mood, their expectations and their challenges. The new Outdoor Collection looks after customers with all budget types, those in villas and those in apartments, even those who look for something new in the market and those who want to think planet first. I am confident that every customer will find something just right for themselves and I look forward to welcoming them across all our nine stores soon,” he added.

Justin Roberts, Senior General Manager at ACE

The new ACE Outdoor collection is introduced to customers through the ACE Outdoor Living 2020 catalogue, which features over 200 new products that provide plenty of inspiration for customers to revamp their outdoor living space. It will be delivered to over 150,000 homes around the country, in addition to being available across all stores as well as being hosted online at While browsing the physical catalogue, customers will have the added convenience of seamlessly switching over from physical to digital by scanning the QR codes in each inspirational setting, which would take the reader to the page on the ACE mobile website where all of the products from the ‘look’ are listed.

From makeover ideas for your backyard, garden or balcony to the ACE camping must-haves list to plan everything from a budget to an extravagant expedition, the new catalogue has something for everyone. It also features an all-important how-to list on growing and maintaining a healthy garden. In line with growing urban trends around the world and especially within the UAE, this year, the ACE Outdoor Living 2020 Catalogue has specific focus around Balcony Living and Vertical gardening. While Balcony Living explores the idea of creating a tranquil outdoor resting area in the reality of urban apartments, Vertical Gardening moves away from the width of the gardening area to instead utilize the height of most homes in order to stack up plants and create a breathing, green wall.

Also, as part of its efforts to engage more closely with its customers, ACE took the unique step to invite its patrons to be part of the Outdoor Living 2020 Catalogue. Over 300 responses were received in just one week and shortlisted customers were invited to star in the catalogue shoot – and the result is an inspirational catalogue that showcases ACE’s outdoor products with the people that truly trust the brand and interact with it every day.

In addition, ACE has taken the first steps towards leaving a better legacy behind for future generations. The ACE team have hand-picked an entire range of products that are gentle to the planet, easy on the pocket and is offering a helping hand towards customers who want to take a conscious step. As a result of this commitment, the Outdoor Living 2020 catalogue has ‘Go Green’ signs beside all sustainable products, helping customers make an easy choice in line with the UAE governments vision on sustainability.

Customers will also be delighted to know that ACE stores and the Outdoor Living 2020 catalogue feature hundreds of products that are available at incredibly competitive prices, labelled ‘Everyday Low Price’ – which means great quality products at great prices all year long.




ACE stores are located at Dubai Festival City, Sheikh Zayed Road, Motor City and Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai, Yas Island, Mina Road and Dalma Mall in Abu Dhabi, Bawadi Mall in Al Ain and Manar Mall in Ras Al Khaimah.

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Bahi Ajman Palace – Arabesque Friday Brunch

The splendid property of Bahi Ajman Palace Hotel situated at Ajman Corniche is one of the biggest hospitality attractions in Ajman. It offers different restaurants, & luxurious hotel stay.


Our recent visit at Bahi Ajman Palace at their All Day Dining Restaurant ‘Arabesque’.   They have launched their Friday Brunch with multiple cuisine offers under one roof.


A lavish Buffet spread  is all set to cater foodies from all across the world . UAE has multiple cultures & Arabesque offer Live cooking stations with a wide seating arrangement & separate allocations for each type of cuisine.


An extensive setup is seen as you walk in the restaurant. Variety of Salads , Main Course & Desserts . Families can have a fabulous Friday Brunch  as the kids have special treats & dishes. Even the adults can indulge in the fun at Cotton Candy  Cart, Pan Cakes & other sweet treats.


The brunch theme says ‘Dream Of Asia’ & proves to be  best in serving Asian delicacies at each of its station. Don’t forget to pass by from the Chaat Street & get your favorite tangy chaats & paani Puri prepared at the spot.

For the Veg options, they prepare Dosa, Pao Bhaji, Vada pao, Bhel Puri etc.


The inviting colorful counter has assorted drinks like flavored Lassis, Fresh Juices & Shakes. I had Strawberry lassi which was amazing & ended up my meals with refreshing Mint, Lime & Ginger Drink.


Next comes the grilling ………  Seafood, Corn, Chicken, Beef, Mushroom. Select your choice of grills, Seafood, Mushroom or other meat Skewers & let the chef grill  it for you to be served  at your table.



Meat Cuts with all flavors intact whether it be Roast Beef, Roast Lamb, Slow Roast Honey Glazed Chicken, Tandoor Chicken  or Sesame Crust Fried Fish. You can also enjoy crispy Potao Wedges.


Sushi is also part of the buffet, enjoy assorted sushis.


The aromas of lemongrass & galanjal  will take you to the Pad Thai Cart. Thai Curries are so delectable with combinations of Vegetables in Beef & Chicken. And if you like Crabs, your weekend lunch is sorted here with this favorite item.


I tried my favorite Lamb Biryani with yogurt Raita. Butter Chicken is also available.


Desserts …..  Assorted Asian  delicacies are added in desserts.


You can also get to try  Butter & Chocolate Croissants , Pineapple Danish, Chocolate & Banana Doughnuts. The innovation is Green Tea Papa Roti. Also liked the Matcha Baked Yogurt & Fresh Fig Tart. Other items are Sorbet, Pineapple Upside Down Cake,Moong Daal Halwa, Thai Sticky Rice with Mango, Sago Pudding, Strawberry Mousse Cake, Poached Plum, Coconut Pudding, mango Guava Mousse, freshly cut Fruits  &  specialty Indonesian desserts …..  Cendol & Kue Lapis Legit.


Friday Brunch is 146 Dhs per head .




Café Bazza City Walk Dubai

Cafe Bazza Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato


Café Bazza is a restaurant in City Walk serving Kuwaiti dishes & home style recipes with a twist .


City Walk is a go-to place for foodies with a variety of restaurants with cuisines from all across the world. Café Bazza is one of them, with its calm ambiance & traditional interior setting.
Restaurant offers many other Middle Eastern delicacies & other mix cuisines in addition to Kuwaiti dishes. The menu has pakoras & Tandoori Chappatis as well.
We had our favorite mezzehs like Mutabal, Fattoush & Crispy Chappatis.


Fried Shrimp Tanoor …… fried & wrapped with thick flour coating, thee shrimps were served along with sauces.

Tanoor Burger …….. This Tanoor Burger has a delicious thick Beef Patty with maabooch, mayo, & pickles accompanied by crispy Potato Wedges.


Murabyan …… a special Kuwaiti dish of rice & shrimps.


Bazza Grills …….. a generously served Mixed Grilled Platter is truly delightful item consists of Tikka, Shish Tawouk, Meat Kebab, Minced Meat stuffed bread with Hummus.

Desserts …… Special Kuwaiti & other Arabic sweets are available. We had yummiest combination of crushed Oreo Cookies, Chocolate Sauce, White Chocolate & Vanilla Ice Cream.

You can have fresh juices, shakes & hot beverages of your choice.



Carro Matto Carnival at Da Vinci’s,  Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai

Da Vinci’s will be hosting a Carro Matto Carnival, the most popular harvest festival in Florence, on Friday, 27 September 2019 from 7pm to 11:30pm. In keeping with the traditions, it will be a night filled with exceptional Italian food paired with superb grape beverages and band performances. The restaurant will also offer an array of irresistible deals to choose from.

Mr. Simon Moore, General Manager of Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai, said, “Every year, we celebrate the ‘Carro Matto’ which symbolizes the new harvest season. It takes place with a lot of gaiety accompanied with great food and drinks. Our highly skilled and passionate culinary team at Da Vinci’s has meticulously crafted a special menu for the festival as well as some enticing promotions to titillate the guests’ palates. It is a memorable experience where people come together to enjoy their favourite Italian dishes with a choice of Italian grape beverages and fabulous entertainment.”

Friday, 27th September 2019 from 7pm to 11:30pm.

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The Collective DXB is a springboard for Dubai’s hottest new trends


The trailblazing event will gather the city’s leading tastemakers and trendsetters

  Debuting in the UAE, The Collective DXB is the first international spinoff of a Los Angeles lifestyle conference.


Enjoying a cult following in LA – the event will connect influencers from Los Angeles and Dubai over food, fashion, and travel. The space will be designed to spark inspiration, stir social chemistry, and create budding relationships.

What: The Collective DXB

When: November 7   10am -6pm

Where: Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club

Fine print: 365 AED for early birds

The full-day conference will be hosted on November 7 at the Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club. The panel will feature prominent industry voices from Los Angeles and Dubai. Speakers to anticipate are YouTube personality, Gemma Stafford, known and loved for her cooking vlog Bigger Bolder Baking, fashion blogger and influencer, Christine Kong, the writer behind popular fashion blog Daily Kongfidence, and rising stars like Rabia Z (modest fashion vlogger), Lucy Chow (founder of The Elements Group), Aishwaria Ajit (TV presenter, lifestyle and fashion blogger) and Haifa Addas (founder of Instaglam).

“We are excited to be one of the official sponsors for this event, and we’re certain this will open the door for future collaborations. Dubai is now the center for influential trendsetters from the worlds of fashion, beauty, food and travel who are aligned with a passion for brands to share their experience of being successful in today’s world” says Elias Boutsikaris, Head of Commercial at Dubai On Demand.


The Collective DXB will witness the inception of new food, fashion, and travel trends as international trendsetters start ping-ponging ideas around.

Expect special guests like: STARE cosmetics / InstaGlam (App)/ InstaSize (App)

Existing Partners  – Young Arab Leaders YAL, Rove EMAAR Hospitality, IQ Robotics, LinkedIn

Founders: Reim EL Houni (DXB) / Ferial Moloo (LAX)



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Grand Opening of Hamoudah Kafarneh’s Atelier in Dubai


New Haute Couture Collection Revealed

 Mohammed also known as Hamouda Kafarneh,  an artistic and globally acknowledged Arab designer held a grand opening of his atelier and launched his new  haute couture collection on 17th of September in Um Suqeim 2 Villa 677 Dubai UAE. The event was successfully attended by VIP guests, media and celebrities such as Rowaida Al Mahrooqi, Jumana Murad, Diana Karazoon, Fayez Al Saeed, Abdullah Bulkhair, Dalaia Mubarak and Fadia Al Taweel.

Hammoudi (332 of 716)

Inspired by his mother’s great passion for fashion, he started fashion designing at the age of sixteen and since then he was a great source of creativity that went beyond talent.

Hamoudeh Kafarneh has built a solid network in the world of fashion, and he has made Dubai as a foundation of his brand in the Gulf Region after his participation in some TV programs, commercials and festivals in the Arab Gulf.

“Dubai has steadily positioned itself as the regional hub for fashion entrepreneurs, stylists, designers and international retail brands. I’m so thankful to this country since I have given the chance to pursue my dreams. Now my fashion brand is booming and will definitely continue to grow. Moreover, we plan to expand to other countries in the region to be able to reach out to other clients”, Hamouda Kafarneh said.

Back to Grills Resto Café – DXB

Back to Grills Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Looking to try something which is grilled, done with innovations & hand picked recipes from around the world ? Even the desserts you will find here will mostly be done by baking or grilling using the seasonal fruits & maintaining the health standards. This is all about the restro café Back to Grills in Oud Metha.


Last week we savoured this delicious lunch, started with Chinese Fried Noodles served by our cheerful attendant as we were told while the food is in making you can munch on these crispy Noodles.


The Salad which we opted was Melon & Berry Feta Salad drizzled with balsamic reduction. Quite refreshing to have this bowl of Melon Salad in afternoon.


For starter we had Thai Fish Parcels …. Flavored with lemon grass , galangel, kaffir lime, & thai chilli wrapped in banana leaf. Wrapped fish was too yummy well immersed with all flavors.


This was our main course ……Harissa Lamb Shank …… succulent lamb shanks barbecued in harissa marinade served with Carribean Rice, Grilled Pepper & Baby Corn. Smoking hot & delicious lamb was great going with grilled veggies & rice.


For desserts, Tangerine baked Yogurt sounded interesting to try …… Zesty Yogurt which is baked & daintly glazed with Orange, very pleasurable & healthy sweet to end up.

Home delivery is also available.
Their menu has a wide variety of different cuisines, fresh juices & mocktails.


Year of Tolerance Art Exhibition by

2XL Furniture & Home Décor Opens with a Grand Celebration


2XL - Year of Tolerance Art Exhibition (2)

The Year of Tolerance Art Exhibition by 2XL Furniture & Home Décor was inaugurated on 11th September 2019 by H.E. Fernando Luís Lemos Igreja, Ambassador of Brazil, H.E. Vipul, Consul General of India, Mr. Abdul Qader Alrais, Celebrated Emirati Artist and Mr. Khalil Abdulwahid from Dubai Culture & Arts Authority.

The four-day event running from 11th to 14th September brings together over 100 leading and emerging, local and international artists from diverse nationalities to pay tribute to the UAE’s spirit of peace and equality. On display at the show are over 250 spectacular artworks reflecting . Part of the exhibits is also Mr. Ram Kumar Tolani’s precious Coin Collection that includes many rare coins and masterpieces.

Commenting on the exhibition, H.E. Fernando Luís Lemos Igreja, Ambassador of Brazil, stated, “In the UAE’s Year of Tolerance it is a great initiative by 2XL Furniture & Home Décor to invite artists from all over the world for this wonderful exhibition. For Brazil, which is a country very proud of its diversity and culture of tolerance, it is very important to take part in this event through the works of distinguished Brazilian artists.”

Mr. Suood Al Sadi, General Manager of 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “We are proud to host this unique exhibition in commemoration of the Year of Tolerance in the UAE. Our objective with this show at 2XL has been to celebrate and salute the emirates as a global capital for tolerance.”

Amit Yadav, Head of Marketing, 2XL Furniture & Home Décor, said, “The potential of art is enormous – be it in terms of interior design or bringing cultures and people together. Best of all art ignites ideas and allows people to share their experiences even if they see the world in radically different ways.”

This year also marks the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi who is remembered the world over for his teachings of tolerance and respect and during the opening ceremony Midhun Mohan, a member of Art4You Gallery supported by Jesno, paid tribute to Gandhiji with his live painting.

Year of Tolerance Art Exhibition by 2XL Furniture & Home Decor

  • Venue: 2XL Furniture & Home Décor store on Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah, Dubai
  • Open to Public: 12th to 14th September 2019
  • Show Timings: Daily 10am to 10pm and on Friday from 2.30pm to 11pm