TRAVEL | AlUla Has Now An Airport That Can Receive 400,000 Passengers Every Year

Home to some of Saudi Arabia’s most talked-about events, from Formula E to the hot air balloon festival to Winter At Tantora, Al Ula is a historic region in the north west of the Kingdom that attracts visitors from across the globe to its mesmerizing sandstones and rich heritage. This week, it has been announced that the region’s airport is getting a much – needed expansion, one that will allow it to receive a staggering 400,000 tourists a year.

As the region gears up to reopen its doors in October to visitors (following months of precautionary measures aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19), the Royal Commission of Al Ula announced that the second phase of works to Al Ula Airport has just been completed, further bolstering the region’s standing as a key tourist destination, as well as a logistic hub. The second phase of the development works has been focused on renovating the main building of the airport, expanding its runway, and adding a VIP reception hall.

As part of its efforts to open to tourism, the government of Saudi Arabia has been developing its sports, cultural, and heritage offerings, and Al Ula has been the top of the country’s efforts as it is home to some of the most extraordinary landscapes in the world and renowned locally for its archaeological remnants, some over 2,000 years old.

Indeed, this over-five-thousands-year-old region is filled with centuries of rich culture and history and has been home to a number of great civilizations such as the Dadanites, Lihyanites, and Nabateans. Today, the over 22,000 – square-kilometer region, which is roughly the size of Belgium, offers locals and visitors an array of events and experiences, from concerts, to culinary events, to breathtaking hiking and climbing trails.


BEAUTY | The Top High – End Women’s Hair Trends We’ll See In 2021

With the newly introduced Covid-19 lockdown regulations we’re facing as we head further into the new year, suffice is to say that things are looking a little ‘hairy’ (if you’ll excuse the pun). And, with hairdressers now forced to close until further notice and many of us facing cancelled appointments, despite the fact that our … Continue reading BEAUTY | The Top High – End Women’s Hair Trends We’ll See In 2021

HEALTH | How To Detox

While recent times have seen the birth of  a number of traditional detox variations – tech detoxes (particularly those of the social media curbing variety) as well as skincare routine overhauls seem to have dominated our transformational hopes of late – the detoxes that continue to dominate our health – related conversations and our curiosities … Continue reading HEALTH | How To Detox

THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Pat McGrath Is The First Makeup Artist To Be Named A Dame

The Queen’s annual list of New Years Honor was released, naming the figures across British society and culture who would receive the crown’s highest accolades for their services to the country. And for fashion and beauty obsessives, there was one name above all others which stuck out: the newly-minted Dame Pat McGrath, who becomes the … Continue reading THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Pat McGrath Is The First Makeup Artist To Be Named A Dame

CELEBRITY | Deepika Padukone Returns To Social Media With ‘Audio Diary’

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone, who had delated all her posts on social media, has made a comeback on the platforms with an audio diary. Padukone posted her audio diary on Twitter and Instagram. In the audio clip, she said: ‘Hi everyone. Welcome to ‘My Audio Diary’, a record of my thoughts and feelings. I’m sure you … Continue reading CELEBRITY | Deepika Padukone Returns To Social Media With ‘Audio Diary’

FASHION | Pierre Cardin, Father Of Fashion Branding, Dies At 98

French couturier Pierre Cardin, who made his name by selling designer clothes to be masses, and his fortune by being the first to exploit that names as a brand for selling everything from cars to perfume, died on Tuesday aged 98. In a career spanning more than 60 years, Cardin drew scorn and administration from … Continue reading FASHION | Pierre Cardin, Father Of Fashion Branding, Dies At 98

FASHION | TikTok Star Addison Rae Champions Lebanese Designer Andrea Wazen

U.S. Tiktok Star Adison Rae Stepped Out In A Pair Of Heels By Lebanese Footwear Designer Andrea Wazen This Week. Rae, A 20-Year-Old Dancer Who Is Regularly Spotted With The Kardashian Clan, Shared An Instagram Story With Her 32.2 Million Followers In Which She Was Spotted Wearing Clear Pointy – Toed Shoes With White – … Continue reading FASHION | TikTok Star Addison Rae Champions Lebanese Designer Andrea Wazen

THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Lebanese Singer Yara Announced As UNICEF’s New Regional Ambassador

Lebanese pop singer Yara had been appointed by UNICEF as the regional ambassador for the Middle East and North Africa, the humanitarian aid organization shared this week on their Instagram account. ‘I am just delighted to receive this appointment with UNICEF’, Yara said in a released statement. ‘I look forward to working with my friends … Continue reading THE POWER OF INFLUENCE | Lebanese Singer Yara Announced As UNICEF’s New Regional Ambassador

WELLNESS | 8 Beauty and Wellness Resolutions To Take Forward into 2021

This year is finally coming to a close, which means it’s time to ‘Marie Kondo’ anything that doesn’t ‘spark joy‘ and make way for yourself to become a better person. Globally speaking, we are burn out: working from home has blurred the boundaries of our work/non-work’ financial security has been called into question; anxieties over the physical … Continue reading WELLNESS | 8 Beauty and Wellness Resolutions To Take Forward into 2021

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