Interviews

Interview with PNC Menon, Founder & Chairman of Sobha Realty

Interview with PNC Menon, Founder & Chairman of Sobha Realty

20 Nov 2018

Sobha Realty, the recently rebranded property developer, said it is right on track to achieve a target of doubling annual sales to Dh2.5 billion in three years on the back of an upturn in investor confidence subsequent to a series of pro-investor reforms unveiled by the government. 

PNC Menon, founder and chairman of the multinational real estate and construction giant, made a foray into Dubai property market in 2005 after making his mark in Oman, launched two iconic projects in the... Read More

Interview with shoe designer Katrine Hanna

Interview with shoe designer Katrine Hanna

15 Nov 2018

Katrine Hanna, the young shoe designer who established her luxurious eponymous label in Dubai since 2017, has introduced her shoe collection inspired by the unknown world of Australian flora.

With her design ethos to transform women into an allegory of fantastical nature, Katrine Hanna expresses her inspirations through the use of unique material combinations and silhouettes. Starting with the Australian bush, Katrine’s first collection translated elements of its botanical makeup... Read More

Mozart's beloved opera, The Magic Flute at Dubai Opera

Mozart's beloved opera, The Magic Flute at Dubai Opera

21 Sep 2018

Mozart's beloved opera, The Magic Flute, came to Dubai Opera mid of September in a dazzling production, offering audiences spectacular music set around a comic fairy tale.

We joined Tamino, Papageno, and Pamina in this fairy-tale adventure and let Mozart’s enchanting masterpiece transported us to a world of fantasy and the realm of the Queen of the Night. Composed feverishly a few weeks before his death, this lyrical testament by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is the universal opera par... Read More

New projects for Emaar Hospitality Group

New projects for Emaar Hospitality Group

28 May 2018

Emaar Hospitality Group Chief Executive Officer Olivier Harnisch talks to us about the group's new brands and growth plans for these properties.

Olivier Harnisch said: “The predictions on the hospitality landscape underline the need for the stakeholders to look at existing systems and processes, and prepare for a highly evolved industry that leverages the newest tools in digitisation. With enhanced guest experience as the bottom line, we have already rolled out our digital... Read More

Nakheel adds another year of successful achievements to its record

Nakheel adds another year of successful achievements to its record

26 Dec 2017

Nakheel remains committed to the Government's vision of Dubai as a world class destination for living, business and tourism. During a recent interview with Aqil Kazim, Nakheel has unveiled to Aviamost the extent of its contribution to realizing that vision: more than AED 50 billion worth of real-estate projects are currently under way.

What are the main projects which you launched or announced in 2017?

We have unveiled a diverse range of projects throughout 2017, in particular... Read More

Interview with Christian Beck, Creative Director AIGNER

Interview with Christian Beck, Creative Director AIGNER

10 Dec 2017

Unique craftsmanship and highest quality coupled with tradition and perfection in every detail - those special properties are the symbol of the products of the premium brand Aigner. Today the German brand, with its three product areas leather, accessories and fashion, is part of the premier class and can be regularly admired at the Fashion Fairs in Milan. The distinctive mark of the world-famous brand is the characteristic Aigner "A", a small horseshoe, which identifies its owner as a... Read More

Behind Maje

Behind Maje

10 Oct 2017

Parisian chic; while those who have 'got' it might attribute it to je ne sais quoi, Maje Founder and Artistic Director Judith Milgrom manages to translate it into each and every collection – much to the delight of the brand’s scores of devotees.

-          What was the first thing you ever made?

The first piece I remember having made was a print waisted cocktail dress when other brands were doing only black, white minimalist clothes.

-          What does "Maje" stand... Read More

Azizi Riviera takes the real estate market by surprise

Azizi Riviera takes the real estate market by surprise

25 Sep 2017

During Cityscape Global 2017 we met with Farhad Azizi, the Chief Executive Officer for Azizi Developments, a subsidiary of the Azizi Group of which he is the Vice-Chairman. We spoke about Dubai's latest mega-project, its AED 12 billion (US $3.27 billion) Azizi Riviera waterfront project which is situated within Dubai’s Meydan One development in Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City.

During Cityscape Global 2017, you announced the launch of the 2nd phase of the Riviera project. Please... Read More

Paule Ka’s new creative direction

Paule Ka’s new creative direction

24 May 2017

Aviamost spoke to chic Parisian fashion brand Paule Ka’s new Creative Director Alithia Spuri-Zampetti to discover her plans for its future. She took over the post in 2015 from brand founder and creative director Serge Cajfinger

 

Tell us a little bit about your fashion journey. 

Before coming to Paule Ka I worked for Valentino and Bottega Veneta. I then worked six years at Lanvin under Alber Elbaz.

 

What inspired you to become a fashion designer?

I... Read More

Once again, Emirates Winner of the Best Airline Worldwide Award!

Once again, Emirates Winner of the Best Airline Worldwide Award!

17 May 2017

During the Arabian Travel Market we met with Thierry Antinori – Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer at Emirates Airline who revealed their winning combination.

In a competitive industry, what differentiates Emirates Airline from other airlines so that seats are filled while maintaining low operating costs?

I think Emirates is the most customer-centric airline. Everything we do is to give the customer the best value for money in each class: First Class,... Read More

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