The Award forms part of an exciting development of ambitious design initiatives in AlUla including the groundbreaking Madrasat Addeera Editions exhibited during Paris Design Week and the announcement of the upcoming inaugural Design Residency and opening of Design Space AlUla.
This year’s Arabic Music Days will focus on the oud, the unrivaled queen of Arabic music. Five days in September will honor the centuries-old tradition of the instrument as well as its role in contemporary culture. In concerts with the Ahmad Shamma Quartet, Islam Taha & The Cairo Oud House Trio, Sherine Tohamy & The Abu Dhabi Oud House Trio, and the Nehad El-Sayed Quintet, the short-necked lute will be heard in different settings—including an oud quartet a well as ensembles featuring saxophone or strings. For the festival’s finale, curator Naseer Shamma will lead a veritable oud orchestra.
To coincide with COP28 and the Year of Sustainability UAE, Blane De St. Croix: Horizon, will reveal major new artworks from a study of UAE environment.
As the ambassador of the new perfume, watch and jewellery campaigns, Vanessa Kirby inaugurates her role with a debut dedicated to la panthère fragrance.
A brand-wide special programme honours the newest addition to The Peninsula portfolio –
and the quintessential flavours of Britain.