For the second year, Ali Bin Ali Luxury joined hands with Katara as an official sponsor of the luxurious Katara International Arabian Horse Festival (KIAHF), held from February 2 to 12, 2022 at Katara Cultural Village, Doha. Supporting this year’s event as the Titanium Sponsor, ABA Luxury has signed up to sponsor the festival every year till 2024.
The festival captured the imagination of horse connoisseurs – owners, breeders and equestrianism lovers alike – with the participation of over 500 horses from 11 countries. The very best of Arabian horses not only in the Arab region but also in the world stood out in all their magnificence as 12 international judges voted to decide on the champions.
The 11-day festival was inaugurated by HE Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, General Manager, Katara, and Chairman of the Organizing Committee of KIAHF. The opening was marked by the presence of VIPs including Ali Bin Ali Holding’s Vice-Chairman & EVP Mr. Nabeel Ali Bin Ali, representatives of diplomatic missions to the country and other dignitaries.
Ali Bin Ali Luxury is organically linked to the Qatari culture and being a part of the KIAHF was an extension of that identity. ABA Luxury was featured in all branding for the event and even had a dedicated area to display luxury items, specifically products that featured horses in their design.
KIAHF 2022 had a total prize-money of QR 17,083,500 besides many in-kind prizes, including cars and luxury watches. The host nation, Qatar, dominated the grand finale of the prestigious Title Show Championships with 13 Qatar horses winning in the six championships, including the Gold, Silver and Bronze places in the Senior Stallions Championship and Senior Mares Championship.
Reflecting the brand’s innovation and creativity, Galeries Lafayette Doha has launched the inspiring ‘Lines of Abstraction’ campaign. Introduced with the tagline, the ‘Line that connects us’, the campaign will continue until September 30, 2021.
The visual campaign is based on the idea of ‘Line art’ or Line drawing’ that consists of distinct straight or curved lines placed against a background to represent two-dimensional or three-dimensional objects.
As the tagline suggests, the campaign revolves around the use of single line drawings and the reflection of lines that connect us. The abstract lines in our subconscious mind interact with our surroundings and acquire a more definite form to take a more concrete shape. This in a way, it designs our lives and emotions. Different variations, colors, methods, with the artist’s own specific characteristics, help create lines around our thoughts and eventually become a line that connects us all.
In true Galeries Lafayette style, the key message of the campaign reflects in every aspect of the Department Store, integrating shopping with the wider experience of the ‘Lines of Abstraction’ campaign. 3D faces structures interacting with the mannequins and original painting design on accessories windows are just some elements to look out for.
Rounding up the experience, Galeries Lafayette Doha’s food and beverage outlets are offering some special-edition ‘linear-inspired’ dishes. These exclusive desserts and savory dish are simply ‘Art on a plate’.
Speaking about the campaign, General Manager of Galeries Lafayette Doha Mr. Kevin Gerard Pender said: “Fashion is not just what meets the eyes, and through the ‘Lines of Abstraction’ campaign, we have tried to highlight the non-obvious. The linear elements in a way simplify the complex world around us and give a new perspective to fashion. It is our way of creating a connection with our clients and staff through fashion, accessories and gastronomy.”
Ali Bin Ali Holding’s 21 High st at Katara – the Cultural Village has added a new dimension to fun during the summer months in Qatar, making the ‘ultimate outdoor shopping destination’ the coolest place to spend your leisure time in, with family and friends.
And to experience this fascinating ambiance, an exclusive media gathering was organized on June 25, 2019. Members of the local media and bloggers were invited to relish the cool outdoors and enjoy a sit-down dinner at the popular Russian restaurant – Café Pouchkine Qatar.
The incredible outdoor cooling system at 21 High st, which is one of its kind in Qatar, offers visitors a comfortable and cool climate. The attractive architecture with wide open spaces and unique ancient European style, makes it an appealing, walkable destination for the whole family.
You can blissfully forget about the soaring temperature of 40°C or the humidity level and walk under the open blue sky at 25°C as you browse through the exclusive boutiques on the premises. Imagine not having to bother about the summer heat while you enjoy your favorite beverage at an outdoor café. 21 High st has made this a reality by making summer feel like spring.
Talking about this unique feature, General Manager of 21 High st Mr. Tolga Engin said: “21 High st is designed to be a multi-dimensional project – reiterating the commitment to Qatar’s tourism and commercial progress. We are proud to bring to you the first lifestyle destination in Qatar with an outdoor cooling technology. The outdoor cooling system at 21 High st triumphs over the soaring summer months in Doha and allows our visitors to enjoy the outdoors. You need to experience it to feel the difference.”
Built on approximately 40,000sqm, 21 High st is home to luxury, fashion, watches & jewelry brands from all around the world, including the iconic French department store, Galeries Lafayette. It also features some exclusive dining options and cafes, as well as gourmet retail outlets.
The International Sports Press Association (AIPS) held its annual Congress at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, Qatar between February 7 and 11, 2016. Ali Bin Ali Group was one of the main sponsors of the AIPS Congress and proud to have supported Qatar’s ongoing development in the sports sector.
The Congress aptly coincided with Qatar’s National Sports Day, enabling the international delegates to participate in the sports day activities. After successfully hosting the AIPS Congress back in 2006, Qatar, the fast-rising sports capital, was once again chosen to host this internationally-acclaimed Sports Congress. The Congress was the perfect platform for Qatar to showcase its upcoming infrastructure projects and highlight the progress of the National Vision 2030.
The Ali Bin Ali Group is set to operate the iconic “Katara Plaza” project. The star project is being built at the Cultural Village Foundation “Katara”, and is poised to be a unique commercial plaza that includes a series of features, which are the first of its kind in Qatar. The project will be developed in line with the atmosphere of global culture offered by Katara. At Katara Hall, the world got its first glimpse of “Katara Plaza” on Sunday, 8th of March 2015 at an innovative press conference which utilized state of the art technology to demonstrate the exceptionality of the project. By engaging the strengths of a 4D show, a technology employed for the first time in Qatar for an event of this nature, the Ali Bin Ali Group was able to give the foreign & local press who gathered the opportunity to discover what “Katara Plaza” was all about.
“Katara Plaza” project, which is one of the planned projects included in an agreement jointly inked by Ali Bin Ali Group with Katara, will provide a distinct experience as it blends a classical architectural experience with traditional heritage. The “Katara Plaza” project will offer a relaxed atmosphere and designated spaces for shoppers, including some of the most famous brands in the world. This project will also offer recreational experiences, in line with culture and entertainment. It will exemplify innovation. The project will have a pioneering, air-conditioned and open space that provides year round comfort utilizing a state of the art system that uses the latest ground cooling technology, thereby presenting a perfect blend of artistic architecture, innovation and maximum comfort.
Speaking of this new venture, Mr. Nabeel Ali Bin Ali, Vice Chairman & EVP of the Ali Bin Ali Group said “The Ali Bin Ali Group recognizes the tremendous potential for growth available in the Qatari market, supports the Qatar National Vision 2030 and promotes the country’s status as a true trendsetter in the Gulf region. It is with great pleasure and excitement that we have embarked on this project. “Katara Plaza” will open its doors in 2016. We expect that “Katara Plaza” would unlock a unique world class shopping experience offering the Qatari market many first of its kind experiences that can be valued and enjoyed as never before”. The Dot is pleased to report that among the deals inked already, is the arrival of Galeries Lafayette to Qatar. The Ali Bin Ali Group has succeeded in attracting the well known French department store which is the undisputed leader in department store retailing in France and other global locations in the areas of fashion, luxury goods, accessories, perfumes, cosmetics, leisure, gastronomy and home interiors.
Another distinguished tenant who has already secured its place within “Katara Plaza” is the French natural mineral water brand evian®. Through this confirmed tenancy at Katara Village, Qatar will welcome one of the very few exclusive evian®SPA in the world.
The children’s mall is a unique and pioneering experience in the region and an example of innovation and architectural design. This commercial complex, which is the first of its kind in the Middle East, seeks to surprise visitors and draw a smile on their faces, within an overwhelming atmosphere of joy and fun. Moreover, “Katara Plaza” project will provide residents of “Katara Hills” project with the opportunity of firsthand experience of this outstanding environment. The tenants of spaces in “Katara Plaza” who have signed contracts, share a vision that entails providing a unique experience for anyone who sets foot on this pioneering project. What distinguishes this project is the integration of visual aesthetics, entertainment, hospitality, trademarks, leisure, art and culture all in one outstanding area.