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Leading Online Beauty Store Basharacare Expands across the GCC

BasharaCare, the leading online beauty store in the UAE, has now opened up to shoppers in the rest of the GCC. This expansion opens up BasharaCare’s unique shopping experience to customers across the gulf, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman,…

Serena Guen: The Mark Zuckerberg of Publishing

Traveling around the world might sound like a fun experience, yet reality does not always meet our expectations. Truth is, people often feel lost after arriving in a new city. What to do? Where to go? And what to see?…

A Day with Yana Chala: Candid Shots in Candyland (Model Series)

Beaming of joy, smiling all the way through the shoot and charming everyone with her fiery eyes… Some would see in her an innocent “Alice in Wonderland”, others who know her better will recognise the passionate dreamer she has always…

The Perfect Valentine’s Day: Blow Her Away at Palazzo Versace Dubai This February

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well –  Virginia Woolf Those longing for luxury this Valentine’s Day would do well not to look any further than Dubai’s prestigious Palazzo Versace. Envisioned and created…

Probability of Finding a Suitable Partner at Bocconi as an Undergraduate Student

Why use statistics and probabilities to calculate the likelihood of a meteor shower on Planet A3D45 in a Galaxy 300,000 light years away, when we could be using scientific methodologies to determine things that matter most to us, namely: relationships….

DHD Beauty: How Following One’s Passion Led Twin Sisters To Success

Two sisters with a background in sciences and a passion for Make Up walk into a room… This is not the start of a joke, it’s the crazy story of how a successful Make Up service specialising in bridal beauty in the…

Gulf Elite Model Series: Meet Stunning Cristina Merino

Supermodels: some fantasise about their dream-like looks and some blame them to be shallow and lacking the brains to succeed in intellectually demanding areas, but what few realize is that for every model there is a story, there are passions and goals,…

Noor Shamma: The Emirati Artrepreneur Mailing Happiness Around The World

By honing her diverse passions and career goals, Noor Shamma’s combination of business, art, and philanthropy has made her what she likes to call an “artrepreneur.” After graduating from The American University of Sharjah with a BSc in Design Management,…

When Social Entrepreneurship Becomes The Best Type of Feminism: Meet Alpaca Inc.

We’re all too accustomed to the image of businesses and corporations being evil institutions sucking every possible profit out of people and countries. Whether it is Wall Street or the greedy multinationals setting sweatshops around the world, the realities of today’s…

WOMENA: How Women Are Pioneering The VC Landscape In The GCC

The startup community nowadays is buzzing with names: from the inspirational Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg, to visionary investors like Peter Thiel or Marc Andreessen, there is no shortage of testosterone around. Yet what goes unnoticed most of the time are female…

Simple Tricks to Keep the Spark Alive in a Relationship

The world is so busy and there are so many things competing for your attention every day that it can be difficult to stop and recognize what really matters, the people you love. It’s important to take the time to…

Pintsized Fashionista: Twin sisters Lailli & Alizey Mirza Take Fashion and Luxury To A Whole New Level

Fashion and Luxury make for a great combo, especially when you’re told about how to style yourself in class by twins who know all too well what it takes to flash a killer look! The twins in question, Lailli & Alizey…

Jessica Kahawaty: The Lawyer, Model and Goodwill Ambassador You Should Follow On Instagram

She has a Bachelor of Law and Business (Finance) from the University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), is a Lebanese-Australian TV Host, won multiple international beauty pageant competitions, is a goodwill ambassador, and most recently the face and presenter for Yahoo Maktoob’s new…

Reclaiming Cricket In Pakistan: ‘Women In Green And Beyond’ by Mahwash Rehman (Photos)

Recently I showcased my project ‘Women In Green And Beyond’ a photojournalistic project on Pakistan’s women’s cricket team at ‘The Space’ twofour54 in Abu Dhabi. Let me briefly take you through my journey of documenting the women cricketers and more importantly…

Lean In: The 10 Best Advices for Recent Graduates (Pictures)

Since Lean In was published, it has sparked a global conversation about gender equality. Now Sheryl has enlisted the help of experts for Lean In for Graduates, a handbook that offers instruction and inspiration for the next generation. Lean In for Graduates includes the full…

New Low For Fox News: Women Earn Less Because They Are Less Ambitious (Video)

It’s not like we needed a new excuse to think that Fox News is the pinnacle of biased and below-par news, but among the intermittent racist inclines and misogynistic comments, sometimes you just can’t help but stare in awe at…

What 14 Successful Women Tell Themselves In The Mirror Every Morning

Science has long touted the benefits of reciting self-affirmations and directing these words at yourself in the mirror. The practice of acknowledging yourself first thing in the morning and filling your body with confidence-boosting sentiments motivates you throughout the day. How you feel about…

Emirati Women Are Leading Change In The UAE

Since its inception, the UAE has supported women who pursue higher education and join the workforce. The late Sheikh Zayed, the founding father, stressed that “all fields of work are open for women in the Emirates, just like men”. However,…

Mom Knows Best: 4 Times Your Mother Was And Still Is Always Right

I hate to even admit it, but my mom is usually right. From the time I was a young child to the present, my mom has been correct on most occasions. There have been plenty of fights, tears and laughter in…

Azza Al Mughairy: The Emirati Role Model Shining At Saadiyat Beach Club

She is young, ambitious, determined and successful. Her path took her across industries, from being a TV reporter to leaving banking to become a brand ambassador. She is passionate about her work and unstoppable when it comes to fulfilling her…