6 New Super Devices Unveiled by Huawei

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Huawei Tech Investment Saudi Arabia unveiled a new range of Super Device products including Huawei Watch 3|3 Pro, the new 12.6-inch Huawei MatePad Pro, Huawei FreeBuds 4 and Huawei MateView, through an organized media gathering held in Riyadh in the presence of esteemed top tier media and technology influencers who were all given an exclusive look at the unparalleled experience of the new range of Super Device products. 


HUAWEI Vision S

The Huawei Vision S comes with 1080p MeeTime Full HD Video Call, which enables users to make and take video calls at the big screen, in full HD quality. Additionally, users can transfer the video call from their phone to the big screen with ease, giving them the freedom and opportunity to enjoy immersive audio-visual communications at any time. The video call experience is complete with a 13MP Magnetic camera supporting 1920 x 1080 resolution for video calls and photography, making it remarkably convenient to install and adjust. Huawei Vision S is capable of connecting with phones to offer the best of both worlds, immersive viewing alongside nimble smartphone functionality. %d9%87%d9%88%d8%a7%d9%88%d9%8a-%d8%aa%d9%83%d8%b4%d9%81-%d8%b9%d9%86-%d9%85%d8%ac%d9%85%d9%88%d8%b9%d8%a9-%d9%85%d9%86-%d9%85%d9%86%d8%aa%d8%ac%d8%a7%d8%aa%d9%87%d8%a7-%d9%84%d9%84%d8%a7%d9%94%d8%ac

Huawei phones can quickly project audio and video content to the large screen for sharing with just a tap with the OneHop Projection. Phones can be mirrored on the larger screen of the HUAWEI Vision S with nimble smartphone functionality such as touchscreen attributes to reproduce the smartphone experience, on the TV.

Huawei Vision S distributes gaming, offers clearer graphics, and ultra-low lag with low latency. With Huawei Share, the Huawei Vision S and smartphones can share videos, pictures, and apps with newfound ease, providing users with an endless source of convenience and comfort. huawei-launches-new-range-of-super-device-products

It comes with a 120Hz display which offers a new level of viewing immersion and comes armored with TÜV Rheinland-certified low blue light and flicker-free technologies, to provide real-time viewing, while also protecting the user’s vision. Thanks also to Huawei’s smart MEMC, the Huawei Vision S is capable of inserting 24/30 fps video into 120 frames on an intelligent basis, regardless of what is being played, from fight scenes in movies to fast-paced action in games to shots on goal; everything is displayed smoothly and with optimal stability.

The Huawei Vision S features four 10W speakers, including two 10-frequency speakers, and two 10W high-frequency speakers giving the audio a gentler edge, while ramping up the authority of bass sounds.huawei-launches-new-range-of-super-device-products-1

The Huawei Vision S is now available for pre-order starting on June 3rd through online Huawei Store, eXtra Stores, and across selected retailers. It is available in two different sizes of 55″ priced at 3499 SAR and the 65″ model priced at 4499 SAR with a valuable gift worth 2042 SAR, including the Huawei MatePad, 3 months Huawei Video subscription, 3 months Starzplay subscription, 3-year warranty, and special entertainment gift.

Huawei Vision S is finally available for pre-order in the local market.

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HUAWEI WATCH 3|3 Pro

Running on HarmonyOS, Huawei Watch 3|3 Pro comes with a polished stainless-steel watch body adorned with a pane of ultra-curved 3D glass and a large display, culminating an elegant design for the smart timepiece series. Huawei Watch 3|3 Pro is the first Huawei smartwatch series to come with a 3D rotating crown that offers tactile feedback. Huawei Watch 3|3 Pro supports standalone connectivity and can receive and make calls. By activating the eSIM service on their smartphones, users can share the phone number, data, and voice plans between their smartphone and smartwatch without having to worry about the battery as it features ultra-long battery life, supporting five-day battery life in smart mode and provides 21 days in ultra-long battery life mode.

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12.6-inch Huawei MatePad Pro

Huawei MatePad Pro is equipped with the powerful Kirin 9000E that delivers an incredible level of performance. Equipped with a 12.6-inch OLED FullView display and a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio, a million-to-one contrast ratio delivers a crisp color-accurate picture. The brilliant display on Huawei MatePad Pro is complemented by an eight-speaker sound system consisting of large amplitude tweeters and woofers to provide immersive multimedia experiences for the consumers. The Huawei MatePad Pro also supports Multi-screen Collaboration with PCs.

Huawei FreeBuds 4

Huawei today also unveiled its latest True Wireless Stereo (TWS) Bluetooth earbuds, the Huawei FreeBuds 4. This new addition to Huawei’s numeric series of TWS earbuds inherits the world’s first open-fit active noise cancellation (ANC) technology from the previous generation. With open-fit ANC 2.0 technology, lightweight comfort, high-resolution sound quality, and intelligent audio connectivity, Huawei FreeBuds 4 delivers not only audio quality but also takes the open-fit ANC listening experience to a whole new level.

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Huawei MateView

Huawei MateView is a large 4K+ Ultra-HD pro-grade standalone monitor featuring a 28.2-inch 3:2 panel that supports a native resolution of 3840 × 2560, offering a 94 percent screen-to-body ratio to provide users with a highly immersive viewing and premium viewing experience where even the most minute detail is faithfully reproduced on screen. In addition, it debuts with the first-ever integrated height-adjustable mount. Huawei MateView supports cable connections and lets users declutter their tables by connecting their mobile phone, notebook, tablet to the monitor wirelessly. Users have access to a versatile range of ports for every office use case, including two USB-C ports, two USB-A ports, one HDMI port, one Mini DisplayPort, and one 3.5mm audio jack. Huawei MateView introduces a cleverly hidden Huawei Smart Bar that offers a user-friendly touch interface for users to easily adjust various display settings, such as input source and volume.

Huawei MateView GT

Huawei also had a surprise for gamers with the unveiling of the Huawei MateView GT displaying cutting-edge technology, great reliability, and outstanding quality. Introduced as a brand-new product category, the Huawei MateView GT features a curved ultrawide display that supports a refresh rate of 165Hz, with an innovative integrated SoundBar. With the Huawei MateView GT, Huawei is dedicated to offering consumers an even more powerful and efficient monitor, taking the gaming and entertainment experience to a new level.

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Ithra’s COVID-19 Exhibit Connecting the World Through Shared Experiences

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The Ithra exhibition is set to provide a universal snapshot of how humanity has dealt with the coronavirus pandemic.


The King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture (Ithra) is today marked the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 lockdown in March with the launch of a virtual showcase titled COVID-19 Exhibit. A display of mementos tied to an unexpected cultural and social reset that resonated across borders, cultures, and languages, the exhibition is a collection of thoughts, memories, and reflections on the pandemic experience by people from across the globe. 2fe6519b266141e6a62c229b9a47a8ab-copy

“A year into the global health crisis, the COVID-19 Exhibit is an opportunity for the global community to reflect on this complicated and difficult time and tell our pandemic stories,” said Ithra curator and head of Ithra museum, Farah Abushullaih. “Art is about connecting people through culture, but we connect maybe even more easily through common objects.b90cc1f3dbb62189bdb7acc6bd288afe-copy

The exhibition is the result of an open call to art enthusiasts around the world. It has received hundreds of submissions, from which a collection of 270 pieces has been curated. The COVID-19 Exhibit highlights our shared feelings and experiences during lockdown – an ordeal that transcends language, cultures, and borders. The collection finds common ground in the diverse sentimental and significant objects that helped people worldwide cope in a time of change. Recurring themes emphasize our unity through the similarity of our experiences and range from lockdowns, social distancing, masks, and working from home to supporting medical heroes and front-line workers. The objects include everyday items as well as instruments, photos, notes, and artworks – both old and new. edf466b09ed4639f32eac4c96a3fa8f0-copy

Ithra received exhibits from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain, with additional submissions from Australia, Malaysia, Germany, USA, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Jordan, UK, India, Sudan, Bangladesh, Philippines, and Pakistan.ed8f4accfacad23f062ed355fd0313a7-copy

Through telling personal COVID-19 stories, the COVID-19 Exhibit provides a universal snapshot of how humanity has dealt with and continues to grapple with what has become our new reality, amidst a unique moment of global solidarity. The exhibition puts the effects of the coronavirus on ourselves and our relationships with objects into perspective, while also connecting cultures and creating dialogue through international participation.

The COVID-19 Exhibit will run for two years. To view it and for more information on Ithra and its programs, visit ithra.com

Instagram: Ithra

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Discover the Timeless Alhambra Collection

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Van Cleef & Arpels announced the opening of a unique pop-up on February 5, that celebrates the iconic moments of Alhambra in Centria Mall.


Faithful to Van Cleef & Arpels’ tradition of excellence, the Alhambra collection reflects all the expertise of a High Jewelry Maison. Created by Van Cleef & Arpels in 1968, the four-leaf clover-inspired Alhambra jewelry collection established itself as a timeless symbol of luck.

Reaffirming the timeless elegance of the Alhambra motif, this immersive experience through a guided tour around the popup of Van Cleef & Arpels, this experience is the first of its kind in the Kingdom where the Maison will present the collection’s enchanting story and its latest creations.

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The popup nourishes and expresses the values of the Alhambra collection through four distinctive spaces. The first one highlights the timelessness of the collection and showcases historical aesthetics representing the first designs of Alhambra dating back to 1968. The second one features the inspiration of the collection – the four-leaf clover shape – displaying creations and worn views that have drawn on this iconic symbol of luck. In the third part dedicated to know-how, the rigorously selected, natural and precious materials highlighting the craftsmanship of Van Cleef & Arpels will be revealed. Creations like the Magic Alhambra long necklaces, a ring in guilloché yellow gold, and a jewelry watch taking its place in the collection will be displayed at the popup and boutique.

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SE_11- Travail du serti, de la nacre grise. / Grey mother of pearl, setting work.

A celebration of the Maison’s creativity, the collection’s design and distinctive beaded silhouette are brought to life with a broad palette of natural materials. Different crafts have come together for each piece, ranging from the lapidary to the jeweler, from the stone-setter to the polisher.

On the creations in guilloché yellow gold, interplays of dazzling lines captivate the gaze with their solar reflections. The depth of the striations and their sun-shaped pattern bring a subtle relief effect to the surface, creating an intense circulation of light.

In addition to displaying the classic collections, the popup will also host a special origamist who will share hand-crafted lucky symbols with the visitors.

Offering their clientele an enchanting experience to discover decades of the Maison’s jewelry savoir-faire and illustrious heritage with Alhambra creations, Van Cleef & Arpels welcomes you to view several exquisite variations from this iconic collection at their pop up, which is open until February 25 and the boutique in Centria Mall.

Web: vancleefarpels.com

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EO Jeddah Chapter Presidents’ Night

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The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) Jeddah Chapter’s Presidents gather under one roof to recognize and celebrate achievement.


EO Jeddah Chapter hosted a rare and momentous event to gather all the presidents from 2003 till the present at Bino Afternoon Experience on 20th January. In the spirit of learning and growth, the event kicked off with a motivational talk by Eng. Hani Kayal, the current Chapter President, formally opening by acknowledging the honoraries, members, and guests followed by an evening of speeches, awards, and networking.

With 198 chapter locations in 61 countries, EO Global serves as a catalyst for global economic growth, fueled by the commitment to nurture entrepreneurship globally and transform the lives of those entrepreneurs who transform the world. Chapters provide EO members with a local resource to learn and grow, including access to executive education events, networking opportunities, and mentorship programs.4c7a0110

EO Jeddah Chapter started out by its founding member and first president, Makarem Al Batterjee in 2003 with a commitment to transform the lives of entrepreneurs in Saudi. Since then, it has grown to over 87 members across the kingdom. With a mission to engage leading local entrepreneurs to learn and grow, it enriches members’ lives through dynamic peer-to-peer learning, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and connections to experts.

Each president’s contribution in bringing the EO Jeddah Chapter to where it is now is immeasurable and to honor each of the past president’s immeasurable contributions in building the organization.4c7a0274

The awardees of the EO Jeddah Chapter Board are:

Makarem Batterjee 2003-2005, Abdullah Kamel 2005-2006, Samer Kurdi 2006-2008,  Hani Aboulfaraj 2008-2009, Reda Islam 2009-2010, Fehr Nazer 2010-2011, Waleed Abbar 2011-2012, Abdullah Al-Nowaiser 2012-2014, Yasser Dahlawi 2014-2016, Wessam Maghrabi 2016-2018, and Al-Harith Al-Qurashi 2018-2020.

This ceremonial chapter key concept was impromptuly brought up by Ex-President Al-Harith Al Qurashi in 2020 and then executed by the current president Eng. Hani Kayal in 2021, which then became a unanimous decision to award all the past presidents.  A key-shaped engraved glass plaque, a symbolic memento was presented to the awardees to commemorate the chapter’s transition of leadership.

With the lively and cheerful gathering abuzz, the glorious night ended with a grand dinner.

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The Land of Cream & Pastry

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The gourmet side of Paris.


When we were invited by the organizers of the Cream of Europe program in the Middle East to celebrate French cream and its a unique place in pastry and culinary art, we knew they would have to bring us to Paris, famous for its delectable variety of desserts and pastries. We were not disappointed.

Here are some of the places where we discovered firsthand the excellence and versatility of French cream, as prepared by the masters. If you’re ever in town, you know where to go!

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Living up to its luxurious name, Ritz Paris, helmed by the icon Chef François Perret, is a jewel of high-end hospitality. The renowned chef skillfully recreates the classic French desserts of his childhood: marble cake, madeleines, and rice pudding, among many others.

Location: 15 Place Vendôme, Paris, France
Instagram: francoisperretpatisserie // ritzparis

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The two-story diner located in the magical location of Opéra Garnier is the playground of the French pastry world’s rising star Chef Kevin Lacote, who not only serves a menu of premium cuts and distinctive French dishes but also offers dessert workshops to share his love for the art of pastry production.

Location: Palais Garnier, 1 Place Jacques Rouché, Paris
Instagram: coco_palaisgarnier , kevin_lacote

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A creative bakery that offers bread made with love (try the Viennoiseries!) and an array of tantalizing pastries. Try here the much-lauded pastry Kouignamann, which literally means butter cake.

Location: 18 Rue de Turbigo, Paris
Instagram: boetmie

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Take a break from your shopping at the French department store Printemps and dip into this food hall that has one of the most breathtaking views of Paris. Get your caffeine fix and pair it off with anyone (or three) of Chef Christophe Michalak’s pastry and dessert creations for complete retail therapy treatment.

Location: 59 Rue de Caumartin, Paris, France
Instagram: christophe_michalak // Printempsdugout

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The famous Chef Philippe Conticini is known for not only his heavenly pastry creations made in the tradition of high French pastry-making but also for his charisma and passion for poetry, which you get to witness as he shares his work process and presents his delicacies in these workshops.

Instagram: Philippe_conticini

img_6038-1-copyLAITERIE DE LA CHAPELLE

This artisanal cheese production the factory manufactures and refines 100% Ile-de-France raw milk cheeses, and also offers fun, easy-to-follow classes that teach you how to properly whip butter and cream. Definitely the place to go to for a handson experience.

Location: 72 Rue Philippe de Girard, Paris
Web: laiterielachapelle.com
Instagram: laiterielachapelle

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A cheese grocery creamery off the beaten track owned by Ludovic Bisot, here the cheese piles up in artful displays. Fun fact: Bisot has lived in Riyadh and first met his wife here! Upon his return to France, he acquired a small dairy farm in Rambouillet and began his dream of becoming a cheesemaker, researching the ancient cheese-making process of Chablis and bringing it back to the market.

Location: 87 Rue du Général de Gaulle, 78120 Rambouillet, France
Instagram: tout1fromage

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And perhaps you want something a little different during your French cream and pastry tour in Paris. Here’s your chance to get a little adventurous: spend the day with grazing herds and a full equestrian center for beginner and experienced riders at the Bergerie Nationale. There’s also a host of workshops for everything, from how to milk cows and goats, to shearing sheep!

Location: Parc du Château, Rambouillet, France
Instagram: bergerie_nationale

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A creative hub dedicated to teaching, this Maison welcomes both French and international professionals to learn from the expertise of executive pastry chef Nicolas Boussin, the Meilleur Ouvrier de France’s Best Pastry Craftsman of 2000.

Location: 91 Rue Joseph Bertrand, 78220 Viroflay, France
Web: elle-et-vire.com
Instagram: elleetvirepro , nicolasboussin
Facebook: elleviresa
Products are available in Saudi.

img_3698-1-copyTHE 7TH ARRONDISSEMENT OF PARIS

Take a tour around some of Paris’s finest patisseries and chocolate shops on the 7th arrondissement of Paris with the neighborhood’s iconic Eiffel Tower in the background, and sample from a grand assortment of the rich pastries, cakes, and chocolates. Tastings are included in the price of the tour.

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Local Sentiments

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Top-selling perfumes by local perfumers.


Perfumery is becoming a flourishing business nowadays. Local perfumers import essential oils, mix and match till the recipe is created, then send it to Saudi factories for bottling and packaging. Once they’ve received the oils and recipe, factories facilitate approval from the Saudi Food and Drug Administration (FDA) ensuring the safety of use. From whiffs of nostalgia to lingering aromas in memory, perfumes are timeless and personal. Here is a list of top-selling local perfumes.

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Part of the S1 collection, this Eau de perfume is a mix of oud, lavender, and saffron. The notes of oud are tamed within this blend and don’t present themselves straight off the bat. When you first spray it on, you can tell the predominance of saffron. Then, when the scent off over time, trails of lavender linger behind.

WHERE TO PURCHASE:

PRICE: SR 400
JEDDAH
Grey Collective
RIYADH
Stitch, Onze, Personage, Mosha Art
Instagram: s1_perfume

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This newest edition to the collection appeals to the public due to its light nature. A mixture of main musk, bukhoor, and oud, it brings about floral accents and feels like a celebration of the end of winter and the breezy beginning of spring. The value for the price is great too as it comes in a 75ml hefty container.

WHERE TO PURCHASE:

JEDDAH
PRICE: SR 150
Ruf Concept Store, Makeen Space, Zmakan
Instagram: ab_.perfumes

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Sweet and spicy, this perfume is best appreciated when it’s left to settle. A combo of radiant leather, distinct cinnamon, and lasting patchouli, this scent is unique and paints a picture of fall in the forest. It comes in a 50 ml bottle and is an Eau de parfum.

WHERE TO PURCHASE:

PRICE: SR 230
JEDDAH
Grey Collective, Crate
RIYADH
Stitch Concept Store, Personage, Number Nine, Perfume Hall, We Cre8
Instagram: thebaseperfumes

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Puff is one of those soft, smooth scents that exude freshness and cleanliness. It’s dreamy, powdery, and bestows a sense of childhood nostalgia. Perfect for after-shower use and casual daytime outings, Puff is an Eau de perfume that comes in a 100 ml square reflective container.

WHERE TO PURCHASE:

PRICE: SR 300
JEDDAH
Crate
Web: crateksa.com

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Hend No. 10 was inspired by the predominant aroma that occupied wedding halls in the past. The notes that make up this perfume is that of cardamom (inspired by Arabic coffee), oud (worn commonly by guests), and sandalwood. Earthy and rustic, this fragrance is perfect for late-night occasions and would appeal more to an old soul. The Eau de parfum comes in 65 ml bottles.

WHERE TO PURCHASE:

PRICE: SR 269
JEDDAH
Zmakan, Makeen Space, Naz Outlet Store, souq.com
Instagram: hendalgheethi

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The silky-smooth marriage of musk and pearls are the basis behind the creation of Musk El Lolo as a brand. Royal Musk, their signature perfume is a mix of three different kinds of premium musk. Subtle but definitely present, this fragrance is attractive and quiet, just right for indulging in a perfume without it being too overpowering. It comes in a 50 ml container with pearls dancing inside.

WHERE TO PURCHASE:

PRICE: SR 300
JEDDAH
Grey Collective
RIYADH
Papillon
Instagram: muskellolo

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The successor to Cardamom Oud, another hit perfume of the Sash collection, Cardamom Leather became customers’ favorite and therefore the bestseller. Cool and fragrant leather notes caressed by a tad bit of cardamom makes this a citrusy scent good for daily use. It comes in 50 ml bottles and as a hair mist too.

WHERE TO PURCHASE:

PRICE: SR 290
JEDDAH
Homegrown Market Space
RIYADH
Personage & Beau Wow
The Zone
Instagram: Sash.creations

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Spatial Reasons to #STAYHOME

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The designers behind interiors you love.

Admit it, the quarantine has probably had you re-evaluating your living arrangement and sparked a dozen home improvement projects.


As we spend more time indoors, we’re all inspired to reinvent our spaces to make more room or simply give it a new flair. Need an interior design consult? We’re bringing the masters of space to you:

Small areas lend themselves very well  o bold colors, prints and textures, just as long as you mix in some neutrals so that you don’t overwhelm the room - Eng. Mahmoud  hunaim

Small areas lend themselves very well o bold colors, prints, and textures, just as long as you mix in some neutrals so that you don’t overwhelm the room – Eng. Mahmoud hunaim

A.D DESIGNER

A.D Designer is a well-rounded design and architectural office located in Riyadh that designs commercial offices, homes, hospitals, and hotels. “Whenever I work with a small space, I like to go bold. Small areas lend themselves very well to bold colors, prints, and textures, just as long as you mix in some neutrals so that you don’t overwhelm the room,” shares Eng. Mahmoud Ghunaim from A.D Designer.

Having the right lighting also gives a small room a vast view. Mahmoud recommends taking advantage of vertical space in a house or office, as they are perfect for creating resourceful storage units that keep the house decluttered and fill unusable areas. Decorating your house with large and colorful rugs is another way to give a grand feel to any room. Mahmoud added, “It’s smart to look for multi-purpose and/or folding furniture. It will save you both space and money.”

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We’ve all fallen under the same cluttering issues, and we have come to believe that cluttering is indeed inevitable. According to Mahmoud, there are some ways we can ‘keep’ our mess while maintaining a tidy home. Storage beds and mudroom benches, for instance, are great solutions to hide away some of our objects.

Creative bath cabinets, storage ottomans, and wall-hung TV cabinets are other examples of creative inventory solutions that A.D Designer recommends. As for Mahmoud’s top 2020 color choices, the following 6 paint colors can magnify your room and make it look bigger: stark white, soft black, light taupe, blush pink and dark navy. Add light colors with the darker options to balance it out.

Location: King Abdullah Rd, Riyadh
Tel: 920028838
Email: info@addesigner.com.sa
Instagram: addesignersa

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It’s all in the details of your home accessories and furniture – the ‘soul’ of your space. – Deema Al Jaafari

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With Teakwood located in Khobar and Pieces Store in Riyadh, founder Deema Al Jaafari’s top design picks for 2020 caters to all different tastes.

“Add a lot of nature in your home to make your space a breathable area. Plants and flowers are beautiful and very easy on the eyes. Create a lot of storage space so your house is always tidy and decluttered. When a house is messy, it eats up all the space.”

The first solution to creating a breathable space is to declutter. As hard as this sounds, the first trick to decluttering is getting rid of unnecessary objects. If you haven’t used something for more than 3 months, it’s a goner.

A smart way to make your house roomy is by using lots of mirrors. “They will reflect natural and artificial lighting and make the room look so much brighter. If your space is small, make sure you hang one large painting or wall art instead of small groups of paintings or frames.” She also recommends matching some furniture to the wall paint as it will make the house look a bit vaster.

Pieces
Location: Prince Turki Ibn Abdulaziz Al Awwal Rd, Riyadh
Mob: +966-500166215
Web: pieces-sa.com
Instagram: pieces_sa

Teakwood Work
Location: Ibn Sina, Al Khobar
Mob: +966-50993399
Instagram: teak.woodwork

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Nün Academy and the Next Generation of Leaders

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Nün Academy believes that each student is a unique individual whose academic, social, and emotional development is of paramount importance. The Academy’s vision and mission are to provide a school culture that supports and nurtures students to reach their full potential within the context of their own culture and heritage.


The school’s educational philosophy centres on teaching a values-based, rigorous, and academic international curriculum in tandem with a bilingual learning environment which promotes self-regulated and independent learning. Students develop a well-grounded understanding of their linguistic, religious, and cultural heritage.lulua-copy

The students at Nün Academy are the future leaders of the Kingdom, are part of the generation to fulfill the aims of Vision 2030; and our ambition for them is that they will lead their nation to take its place on the global stage. With that in mind, Nün Academy hosted an open discussion with students from Years 4 to 6 on how they are learning to take on their future roles.

During this open discussion, the students highlighted that they were learning and practicing life-long skills that prepare them for leadership. One of the strategies the school uses to develop these skills is through our Positive Discipline programme. With the focus on character, values, personal and interpersonal skills development, students are being prepared to become future leaders who will lead to positive change for all citizens of the country. In this endeavor, the school believes that the entire school community has an important role, students, parents, teachers, and the administration.

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Salma Hafiz, year 6, shares, “We are learning ethics and values, and how to respect others as well as to help people in need. We are learning communication skills, and that all people are different and equals – it’s our school motto.”

Ziad Baarma, year 4, adds, “Even if we are different and from different countries, we can still get along and take care of each other. Respecting others and learning how to deal with our differences is important to shape a better future.”

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BADR ALABBASI, YOUSOF BIN AHFOUZ, MOHAMMED BASYONI, AND YOUSOF TAIYEB

Mohamed Basyouni, Year 4 as well as Yousef Bin Mahfouz shared their feelings about how much they have changed since joining Nün and finding that teachers were more supportive to them in giving them strategies and support when they faced challenges. “I learned about self-regulation, because sometimes when I get mad, I get out of control. And self-regulation taught me to breathe in and out when I get mad or I cry to help me calm down.”

“We learn from our mistakes” added Yousef Al Tayeb Year 4.

SALMA JAMJOOM

SALMA JAMJOOM

Through the school’s positive culture, all students learn that making mistakes is an opportunity for learning and the students reflect on their experiences so that, next time, they are even better equipped intellectually, socially, and emotionally to deal with challenging situations which are part of life. An integral component of the school’s culture and learning process is supporting the students to set goals and create concrete and creative strategies to achieve them.

Nün Academy also prepares its students to never give up and motivates them to always overcome and triumph over their errors.

TAMARA ENANI

TAMARA ENANI

“When you try, don’t give up. If you’re a leader, then you need to keep trying until you succeed.” Tamara Enani, year 4, said, “In my school, they always give you chances to try again.”

At Nün Academy, it is our privilege to have students who are the generation of the future: we pride ourselves on our ambition to support these young people who will shape our country and the world because, with them, anything is possible.

LANA ABU LHAMAYEL

LANA ABU LHAMAYEL

Location: AZ Zahra District, Abdallah Bin Seedan, Jeddah 23522
Mob: +966-509939702
Tel: +966-12-6223056
Instagram: nunacademy

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Eco Initiatives: Voting for a Better Earth

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With climate change rapidly affecting our day-to-day lives, companies – including small businesses and non-profit organizations – have been taking drastic measures to reform their means of production and take steps to keep the global crisis from growing. Here are some new-age initiatives taking a stand against climate change through their products and services.


COYARD

Community and guilt-free coffee

Ghanem Binyousef, the founder of Coyard coffee shop in Riyadh, is looking to change the game for the Kingdom’s caffeine addicts by taking an all-time Saudi favorite chill spot and turning it into an eco-friendly hub. Coyard does not provide plastic straws or bottled waters – there is a water fountain with clean glasses for drinking – and it sells 100% organic tote bags and high-quality, reusable, to-go coffee cups. img_8130-copy

With all the precautions Ghanem is taking towards running a sustainable business, he is still having trouble when it comes to replacing single-use plastic cups. “We are researching cost-effective ways to replace them. This will be the coffee shop’s next step; we are serious about this initiative.”

Coyard has started multiple campaigns; the most famous one was Make A Difference, which encourages customers to bring their own reusable to-go cups by discounting their drinks. “We love educating people through our campaigns by getting them involved and excited about the process,” Ghanem says. b4506d3d-fbf7-4c89-b520-6db9cc87c68d-copy

Ghanem hopes to see many more conscious businesses and advises everyone to do their research before starting, as there are plenty of resources available to run a sustainable business.

Location: King Abdul Aziz Branch Rd., King Abdul Aziz Dist., Riyadh
Instagram: coyardco

AMUSED

Upcycling luxury closets

NSara and Mansoor are Saudi- British couple introducing an improved method of buying luxury items in the Kingdom. The couple started Amused, an Instagram retail buy-and-sell page with valuable luxury pieces, from YSL shoes to Hermès handbags. The idea began when Sara started selling her items online and realized that there is a market for selling second-hand items in Saudi.gucci

“We found that Saudi Arabia has the second-highest closet value in the world after Italy,” Sara says, noting that pieces coming from people in the Kingdom are often in great condition. “However, the fashion industry is also the world’s second-highest contributor to environmental pollution, and some of the best-known fashion labels burn past season merchandise so they are not discounted and resold.” This is the main reason the couple strives to purchase good quality items and find them a new home, where they won’t contribute to the growing landfills.hermes-2

With Amused, people can buy and sell their luxury items with ultimate transparency. “We are selective about our inventory, taking time to authenticate every item with layers of verification offered for our customers’ protection.”

Instagram: amusedksa

Avoid keeping plastic afloat, get yourself a tote and keep the earth clean with reusable products.

Avoid keeping plastic afloat, get yourself a tote and keep the earth clean with reusable products.

NAWAH

Awareness platform turned online retailer

Nouf Bannan started an online eco-awareness Instagram page where she discusses the importance of sustainability, recycling, and reusing, as well as tips on how to lead an efficiently green lifestyle. She would always recommend different reusable products people can buy and realized that many don’t know how or where to shop for such items.

She decided to start distributing reusable products on the same platform, such as bamboo products and washable cotton pads that can easily be delivered to people’s houses. She wanted to encourage people to get their hands on affordable eco-friendly products. “I wanted the price to be as low as possible, so I’m selling it at the same price I purchase the products. My platform is non-profit – the only thing I’m gaining is that people are finally using sustainable products.”

Nouf also created her own product – reusable tote bags with interesting local designs. A popular one has an Arabic recipe for Shakshuka printed on the bag. “Ever since starting this business, I realized how much people want to be sustainable and how much they are actually excited for these products.”

Instagram: nawah.sa

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Eco Initiatives: Voting for a Better Earth

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With climate change rapidly affecting our day-to-day lives, companies – including small businesses and non-profit organizations – have been taking drastic measures to reform their means of production and take steps to keep the global crisis from growing. Here are some new-age initiatives taking a stand against climate change through their products and services.


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Sustainable laundry

Green Earth Laundry developed three years ago when founder, Ridwan Akhter, was tired of often receiving his laundry damaged. The idea to start his own laundry store came to him when he was in Europe and stumbled upon an eco-friendly laundry concept. He was fascinated by their sustainable operation and their use of biodegradable detergents, which actually helped maintain the quality of their items.

1h7a0979-edit-copySoon enough, Ridwan signed a contract to train with them for about a year and a half in order to launch Green Earth Laundry in Jeddah. “We trained operational managers in different sections to equip them for the business. The training took place for a year and a half,” Ridwan stated. He then added that they had finally started their operations, where they wash clothes in sustainable chemicals that don’t cause allergies or skin sensitivities.

“We also know how to differentiate and handle the more expensive garments with better care through our lux-service.”1h7a0986-copy

This business is the first of its kind in the Kingdom. Other than using biodegradable chemicals, they also wash and dry their clothes at low temperatures (30- 40 degrees), which is the ideal temperature to use on garments. Green Earth has many unique attributes such as recycling their hangers, where they give their customers who do so a discount to help promote the idea. They also have an in-house tailor as an added service for their customers.

Ridwan’s advice for people aspiring to enter the sustainable business field is that “you should always consider your carbon impact when providing a good or service.”

Location: Arid Ibn Mahshi Rd., Al Zahra Dist., Jeddah.
Instagram: greeneartchlux

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Amused saves your favorite pieces from ending up in landfils.

AMUSED

Upcycling luxury closets

NSara and Mansoor are a Saudi- British couple introducing an improved method of buying luxury items in the Kingdom. The couple started Amused, an Instagram retail buy-and-sell page with valuable luxury pieces, from YSL shoes to Hermès handbags. The idea began when Sara started selling her items online and realized that there is a market for selling second-hand items in Saudi.gucci

“We found that Saudi Arabia has the second-highest closet value in the world after Italy,” Sara says, noting that pieces coming from people in the Kingdom are often in great condition. “However, the fashion industry is also the world’s second-highest contributor towards environmental pollution, and some of the best-known fashion labels burn past season merchandise so they are not discounted and resold.” This is the main reason the couple strives to purchase good quality items and find them a new home, where they won’t contribute to the growing landfills.hermes-2

With Amused, people can buy and sell their luxury items with ultimate transparency. “We are selective about our inventory, taking time to authenticate every item with layers of verification offered for our customers’ protection.”

Instagram: amusedksa

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Running for a Better Earth

Hejaz Ploggers started in June 2018 when founder Taha Boksmati was looking for a new eco-initiative to start in Saudi. Taha was part of a running group and loved staying active. Around the same time, he came across plogging – a mass ‘cleanup sport’ where volunteers go for a run around a designated area picking up trash to send to recycling streams in the city. It is an eco-friendly and healthy activity that was founded in Sweden.

Not only do the Hejaz Ploggers visit neighborhoods in Jeddah, but they also team up with local hiking groups to leave no trace when visiting popular hiking locations like Eagle Rock and Moon Mountain. The ploggers also collaborated with #breakfreefromplastic to get 12 different schools, colleges, and universities to raise awareness on plastic consumption and its dangers to the marine environment.

Keep the earth wealthy while keeping your body healthy.

Keep the earth wealthy while keeping your body healthy.

They host ‘plogging marathons’, too, encouraging participants to find recycled materials through fun activities. Taha stresses on the importance of reusing to build better environmental habits, stating that, “there is a lot of uncertainty attached to recycling nowadays because of the amount of energy lost during the process.”

Taha hopes to keep the same momentum running and is planning to expand and open up a team in Riyadh soon.

Instagram: hejazploggers

Avoid keeping plastic afloat, get yourself a tote and keep the earth clean with reusable products.

Avoid keeping plastic afloat, get yourself a tote and keep the earth clean with reusable products.

NAWAH

Awareness platform turned online retailer

Nouf Bannan started an online eco-awareness Instagram page where she discusses the importance of sustainability, recycling, and reusing, as well as tips on how to lead an efficiently green lifestyle. She would always recommend different reusable products people can buy and realized that many don’t know how or where to shop for such items.

She decided to start distributing reusable products on the same platform, such as bamboo products and washable cotton pads that can easily be delivered to people’s houses. She wanted to encourage people to get their hands on affordable eco-friendly products. “I wanted the price to be as low as possible, so I’m selling it at the same price I purchase the products. My platform is non-profit – the only thing I’m gaining is that people are finally using sustainable products.”

Nouf also created her own product – reusable tote bags with interesting local designs. A popular one has an Arabic recipe for Shakshuka printed on the bag. “Ever since starting this business, I realized how much people want to be sustainable and how much they are actually excited about these products.”

Instagram: nawah.sa

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