Dynamic Futuristic Leader: Ayman Al Afifi

By Shereen Shabnam During the World Expo Commissioners Club dinner recently, we had the pleasure to meet with the charismatic H.E. Ayman Ibrahim Al Afifi, an Emirati Businessman, Ambassador, thought leader, Investor and Philanthropist whose vast experience in international business led him to be part of the World Expo Commissioners Club. Founded in Milano Italy,…

UAE and Vancouver based Award-winning filmmaker; Uzair Merchant launches new age cinematic single – Stardust : A sci-fi hiphop experience from the future

UAE based Award-winning Filmmaker and Producer, Uzair Merchant launches new single soundtrack – Stardust. The new ‘space’ single is a new-age cinematic experience – completely shot on the iPhone- it is a fusion of cultures through music, film, and art. Stardust showcases a complete blend of emotions a person experiences while processing overwhelming feelings of…

Digital Marketplace for Car Services

Interview with Ahmed Nasser Co-Founder of Odiggo By Shereen Shabnam We recently had coffee at the Shangri La Dubai with Ahmed Nasser, Co-Founder and President of Odiggo, a one-stop-shop for everything you need for your vehicle. He tells us how the business started and how e-commerce is empowering the younger generation to come up with…

Free your mind

Shereen Shabnam During the initial years of me being a wellness member at the Shangri La Dubai (My favourite place to be in Dubai), I never had enough time to appreciate the lovely ambience or indulge myself physically and mentally until the pandemic gave me the time to find renewed energy to create positive changes…

A Swiss experience: Revier Hotel, Business Bay

Shereen Shabnam We love to experience authentic Swiss hospitality every year in different parts of Switzerland and recently we found a slice of this in the heart of Dubai at the Revier Hotel in Business Bay. It was perfect for a weekend getaway with the family as we got to enjoy the Swiss ambience while…

Discover the magical Canton of Vaud by road

Mountainous region’s lakes offer breathtaking scenery to nature lovers The Canton of Vaud, in the Lake Geneva region, is the perfect place to enjoy a road trip on your next holiday. With its breathtaking scenery of winding roads through the mountain valleys, it offers a natural escape from city life, for a romantic break or…

Absolue golden cream mask

24k gold infused mask For an instant golden glow For 55 years, Lancôme has been setting the bar for premium skincare with Absolue. Uncompromisingly luxurious, its legend is built upon an exclusive blend of rose extracts, combining several extraction processes to extract a wide variety of active molecules from the heart of the rose in…

Confident, Talented & Inspiring

Nandakumar Vijayan, Director of Marketing & Communications of Lulu Group International Publicity Pundit, Nandakumar Vijayan, Director of Marketing and Communications of Lulu Group International has a gift when it comes to awareness campaigns in retail at a global level. Spearheading the global marketing, communications, CSR initiatives, digital and social media of LuLu Group which operates…

Fragrant Notes

Nishrat Nazeen, Founder and Curator of Aromas Fiji The pandemic has inspired people all around the world to focus more on being clean, hygienic and healthy and this vision has led many around the world to invest in inspiring projects and products that focus on keeping everyone around cleaner and safer. Aromas Fiji was initiated…

Building a Culture of Trust

By Shereen Shabnam Over the last two decades in UAE, every project I took was built on a culture of trust. For years I have not written a CV for myself or done a pitch document because in this part of the world, word of mouth takes you a long way if you do meaningful…