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Maserati Ghibli Hybrid

Italian carmaker Maserati to focus on hybrid and full electric vehicles

Maserati’s Ghibli Hybrid is the carmaker’s first-ever hybrid – and there are more to come

Burj Khalifa Armani Hotel Dubai

UAE’s first kosher restaurant opens in Burj Khalifa’s Armani Hotel Dubai

Resident guests of the hotel will also be offered the option of kosher in-room dining services

MEBAA aviation show

Dubai’s private aviation show MEBAA postponed to February 2021

The show was slated to take place from December 8-10 at DWC Dubai airshow site

Bloomingdale's

Bloomingdale’s opens online store for deliveries in UAE, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait

Alongside the launch of the new portal, Bloomingdale’s has also introduced an iOS app for the region

The Nine Emperor Gods Temple in Penang

Travel review: Rediscover Singapore, Penang and Kuala Lumpur

A heady mix of cultures has influenced most facets of Malaysia and Singapore, from diverse foodie scenes to inspiring historical sites

Rolls-Royce New Ghost

Rolls-Royce showcases its second-generation Ghost saloon

It took eleven years for Rolls-Royce to unveil this second-generation of its Ghost model

Donna Benton The Entertainer

The Entertainer founder Donna Benton exits business; launches new swimwear brand in Dubai

The Entertainer contributed $1.3bn to the economy each year, with its profits growing 25-30 per cent annually

Patek Philippe

Patek Philippe’s Ref. 6007A-001 Calatrava celebrates the watchmaker’s new manufacture in Geneva

The facility, built at a cost of CHF500m on the company’s former parking lot at Plan-les-Ouates, was inaugurated in June

Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupé

The new Mercedes-AMG GLE 53 4MATIC+ Coupé merges the concept of SUVs and sportscars

The new Coupé is a thoroughbred AMG machine where performance is everything

Jaguar Land Rover JLR New Regional HQ at DSO

Construction on Jaguar Land Rover’s new regional HQ at Dubai Silicon Oasis completed

The 14,000-square-metre facility comprises of a training academy, an engineering testing unit and a customer relations centre

La Serre Boulangerie Dubai

Dubai restaurant La Serre to expand to Riyadh, New York and London

It will open its first interantional outpost in Riyadh in Q1 2021

Richard Mille

Horology picks: Richard Mille RM 11-05 Automatic Flyback Chronograph GMT

Lighter than titanium, and nearly as hard as diamonds – Richard Mille holds nothing back with its new grey Cermet material in its latest timepiece

Shanghai ME Dubai

Restaurant review: Shanghai ME, Dubai

Shanghai Me, unlike its name might suggest, doesn’t do traditional Chinese, either by way of its vibe or its food

Sole DXB 2019

Sole DXB 2020 event cancelled, no new date announced

The eight edition of the festival was held in December 2019 in Dubai Design District

Thierry Bolloré Jaguar Land Rover CEO

Jaguar Land Rover appoints ex-Renault chief, Thierry Bolloré, as new CEO

He will replace Sir Ralf Speth who will in turn assume the role of non-executive vice chairman of JLR

Breitling CEO Georges Kern

How some of the world’s leading independent watchmakers are navigating the Covid-19 crisis

Three independent brands – Breitling, MB&F and Bremont – share how they are navigating the current crisis

Mercedes Benz Gordon Wagener Virgil Abloh

Mercedes-Benz teams up with designer Virgil Abloh to create one-off G-Class SUV

The unique artwork will be digitally revealed on September 8

Watches & Wonders

China to host Watches & Wonders luxury watch fair this September

The event will take place from September 9-13, 2020, at the West Bund Art Center

Range Rover

Range Rover introduces 50th anniversary limited edition SUV

The new Range Rover Fifty celebrates half a century of iconic SUV design and engineering that hasn’t lost sight of its roots

Breguet Marine Tourbillon Équation Marchante 5887.

Horology picks: Breguet Marine Tourbillon Équation Marchante 5887

It features complex horological feats including a tourbillon, perpetual calendar and an equation of time function

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Groupe PSA merged company to be called Stellantis

The merger is expected to be completed in early 2021

Private Aviation

How the private aviation sector in the Middle East is responding to the Covid-19 crisis

Pre-pandemic estimates suggested that there are approximately 800 private jets registered in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region

Brooks Brothers

Menswear major and America’s oldest retailer, Brooks Brothers, goes bankrupt

The company listed assets and liabilities of at least $500m each in court papers

Ralf Brandstätter volkswagen

Ralf Brandstätter appointed as Volkswagen brand CEO

He previously occupied the position of COO of Volkswagen Passenger Cars

Watches & Wonders

Eight standout luxury watches from Watches & Wonders 2020

As the first-ever digital-only Watches & Wonders event took place recently, we examine a few of the standout pieces to emerge from among the world’s finest watchmakers

UFC Fight Island Yas Island Abu Dhabi

Confirmed: UFC Fight Island to take place in Abu Dhabi next month

The events are scheduled for July 11, 15, 18 and 25 at Yas Island

Video: Dubai Fountain resumes shows with social distancing measures

The attraction was closed in March due to Covid-19 restrictions

Vox temporarily closes drive-in cinema at Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates

The move come after the government modified the timings of its daily sanitisation drive

Apple to reopen a few stores, strict safety precautions in place

All visitors will need to undergo a temperature check before entering, and will need to wear a face mask

Sharjah’s first drive-in cinema at Aljada to offer free daily screenings

Movie Nights at Aljada is scheduled to open on Wednesday, July 1