Wednesday, May 31, 2023 | Daily Newspaper published by GPPC Doha, Qatar.


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Billionaire Doha: Shining bright like a diamond

Billionaire Doha, home to Qatar’s first and only dinner show concept, continues to elevate the country’s dining and entertainment scene, inviting guests to an electrifying and theatrical experience of spectacular performances and masterfully-created food every night.A stylish location that guarantees variety, bringing you the best of musical, acrobatic, and cultural experiences, and theme nights from around the world, Billionaire Doha has also quickly become a celebrity hotspot and crowd favourite for superstar guests, residents, expats, locals, and tourists alike.Billionaire has hosted the most prominent icons through its worldwide venues, including supermodel and philanthropist Naomi Campbell, model, TV host and businesswoman Heidi Klum, and luxury fashion designer Valentino Garavani, to name but a few.In the grandeur surroundings of the venue’s signature Italian and contemporary New-Asian restaurant, guests can enjoy breath-taking shows by a world-class cast of skillful artists, musicians, entertainers, dancers, singers, and acrobats – all handpicked and choreographed by Billionaire’s Creative Director.Curated by Executive Chef Batuhan Piatti, a blend of signature Italian and modern New-Asian dishes, and the finest beverages Doha has to offer, light up diners’ taste buds. Immersed in the interactive and surreal show that drives this distinct dining experience, Billionaire has fast become the choice of venue for distinct and exclusive celebrations too.Since 1998, when former F1 supremo Flavio Briatore opened the first Billionaire in Porto Cervo – which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year – the brand has cemented itself as an icon of quality entertainment. With Briatore at the helm, Billionaire has grown exponentially and, today, it is synonymous with glamour, creativity, and exceptional food.In its conception days, Briatore wished to create a nightclub that could bring back the allure and buzz to Costa Smeralda, tantamount with the Italian dolce vita. With intuition, vision, and sharp business sense, Briatore established a venue that quickly became a favourite destination amongst the international jet setting crowd too.The bold name chosen by Briatore is because, in his own words: ‘even if a bit arrogant... it’s a name you don’t forget’ and the nightclub’s fame soon turned Billionaire into a prestigious brand renowned for its outstanding service, excellent music and entertainment in an exhilarating atmosphere. So much so that the world’s most legendary names and prominent figures frequent Billionaire venues around the world.Where delicious food meets thrilling performances, Billionaire Doha is the place to be when the sun goes down. Groups of friends gather to mark monumental occasions in an captivating and opulent setting, whilst tapping into authentic Italian and New-Asian cuisine, receiving world-class service, and enjoying a stunning Billionaire show.Exclusively on the Billionaire stage, the daily shows are themed on great musicians, including tributes to Elvis, Queen, MJ, Stevie Wonder, and more. For the sophisticated female clientele, there’s a dedicated “Billionaire and the City”, where ladies get complimentary drinks, selection of bubbles, grape and muddled drinks every Monday.Furthermore, Billionaire has partnered up with an exclusive designer brand to offer one lucky lady the chance of winning a select piece from one of their collections. In return, there is a showcase of the brand at the main reception at Billionaire Doha on that evening.Guests are enveloped in an evening that sets the bar high by constantly changing special displays, lighting, and colours, as well as delectable food designed to satisfy everyone.An easy and natural interaction and flow between Billionaire’s food and the extraordinary show, alongside the venue playing host to some of the best and most memorable evenings, is enough reason to recognise that the team at Billionaire really have earned their status as the true Masters of Extravaganza.

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M7 to present 21 Qatar-based designers at QFU by CR Runway

M7, Qatar’s epicenter for innovation and entrepreneurship in fashion, design, and technology, will propel 21 local Qatar-based brands and designers onto a global stage at the upcoming QFU by CR Runway fashion show, taking place on December 16 at Ras Abu Aboud 974 Stadium.Aligning with M7’s mission to connect creative local designers with the wider creative economy eco-system, and to provide platforms for them to scale their designs internationally, this opportunity gives both established and emerging local talents a stage to showcase their artistic flair in front of a huge global audience.Director of M7, Maha Ghanim Al Sulaiti said: “Qatar Fashion United by CR Runway is a global celebration of fashion, sport and music that bring communities together across cultures. The multicultural showcase will feature over 150 designers, out of which 21 designers will represent Qatar. It will coincide with the FIFA World Cup as part of the Qatar Creates offerings. The fashion industry in Qatar has seen rapid growth and we hope that this fashion show will put Qatar’s talent on the map amongst regional and international players in the industry. M7 is proud to be the vehicle that champions creative talents in Qatar.”The selected brands will share the stage with some of the most acclaimed and iconic names in fashion. The Qatar-based talents include two well-renowned brands: Aliya Al Obaidly Official and Harlienz, that have partnered up to curate a symbolic and unique special performance, showcasing their luxurious couture pieces. The collaboration will be accompanied by a musical piece composed by Hala Al Emadi and vocals by Qatari singer Dana. The show will also include performances from globally renowned artists including Post Malone, Zakes, DJ Snake, Ozuna, Khaled, Nancy Ajram and Kadim.Held under the auspices of Qatar Creates — the movement that curates, promotes, and celebrates the diversity of the country’s cultural activities — this extraordinary fashion show and cultural gathering will put a global spotlight on the connections between fashion, sport and music that bind people and communities together across cultures.The brands being spotlighted on the runway include:Trzi Official accessorised by Hairaat JewelleryFounded in 2010 as a brand inspired by women, art, lifestyle, and culture. TRZI’s attire blurs the line between a cultural garment and the global fashion world one stitch at a time.Lorenaa MichelleLorenaa Michelle was established in 2019 and incorporates Middle Eastern and urban Latin styles. The brand showcases culture, legacy and sustainability. The designer’s multicultural upbringing serves as an inspiration for the brand.Naila Al ThaniEmerging designer Naila Al-Thani’s namesake brand draws its inspiration from nature - how it grows, regenerates and transforms. The look being showcased at QFU by CR Runway is made with material grown from mycelium, combined with upcycled textile waste collected from local bisht tailors in Qatar.AldukanA Qatari brand founded in 2008, Aldukan uses traditional designs and embroidery combined with modern fashion trends to create unique abayas. Their abayas represent the ever-evolving taste of women in the Gulf. Rich colours, embroidery, and various textures tell the story of an Arab woman’s love for fashion, but also a story of her culture.Wit Noiz accessorized by Ghada Albuainain OfficialWit Noiz is a contemporary brand created by AlDana Khalid Al Mesnad. The brand reinterprets stylistic fashion layering into simplified yet meaningful silhouettes that directly respond to our changing times. The brand shuns bulk production standards and work with 100% sustainable fabric while creating functional pieces.Maryam Al DarwishThe brand is known for its modern yet modest aesthetic. Designer Maryam Al Darwish’s taste in chic, asymmetrical, and bohemian embroidered style has given her a unique fingerprint amongst other designers.Mhefhef accessorized by Kaltham’s PavilionCurated pieces that are all-natural, sustainable and timeless. Mhefhef collaborates with artisans from various parts of the world, allowing fabrics to be canvases for textile art. The signature Upcycled Abayas are handmade entirely from fabric waste that would have otherwise been in a landfill.By Tamader Alsultan accessorized by Ghada Albuainain OfficialA fashion label with experimental Ready-to-Wear lines that seek to push the limits of local Qatari fashion.Drizzle accessorized by Hairaat JewelleryThe brand is focused on elegant, timeless, and minimalist pieces. A piece from Drizzle will fit all times and ages, always elegant and classy.Muna Saad OfficialMuna Saad is a luxury demi-couture line. Gender, cultural and racial equality is a key part of the brand and is expressed through the designers. Muna Saad emphasis duality and uses innovative techniques and fabrics in creating her pieces.WADHAWadha Al Hajri launched her women’s pret-a-porter label, WADHA, in 2010. For QFU by CR Runway, WADHA will bring textures and lines together in a marriage of pure architectural beauty that does not overpower the wearer but lets the independence and strength of the woman come through. The brand focuses on custom-made fabrics - silks, faille, gazar - and a reduced palette of neutrals.Yasmin MansourYasmin Mansour is one of the first luxury and sustainable fashion labels in Qatar. Launched in 2014, the namesake brand aims to create unique, one-of-a-kind pieces inspired by art and architecture. The brand was selected as one of the FTA Prize 2022 finalists in the Evening Wear category.1309Founded by Qatari designer Ghada Al Subaey, 1309 is a concept to revolutionize the way fashion in Qatar is perceived. Beyond creating collections with a bold, contemporary aesthetic, 1309 boasts strong sustainability credentials.WAAD DesignsWAAD Design is a Qatari abaya brand launched in 2010 with a passion for creating unique, ready to wear attire, dressing modern women with all shapes, sizes, ages, and backgrounds in easy-to-wear yet luxurious pieces that project elegance.TiiyaFounded in 2015, TIIYA debuted in Arab Fashion Week, as part of the international fashion calendar, however, the first label that evolved into TIIYA was founded in 2006. It prides itself on being the first Qatari haute couture brand The labor of love derives from the mother-daughter duo with a shared passion for ethnography and anthropology – the study of cultural attire, motifs, and references that can be found in archival imagery and from nature.Taking place at Ras Abu Aboud 974 Stadium, QFU by CR Runway marks the beginning of a new era in fashion, an embracement of tradition and heritage in a contemporary context. It will celebrate some of the country’s most acclaimed fashion designers and highlight tomorrow’s locally-based design talents whose specialties in contemporary wear and accessories are reinventing the fashion and design scene in Qatar – and around the globe.Qatar Fashion United by CR Runway was conceived by Her Excellency Sheikha Mayassa Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, curated by the French editor and visionary stylist Carine Roitfeld, and directed by CR Runway CEO Vladimir Roitfeld. This will be the third edition of CR Runway, following CR Runway x LuisaViaRoma in Florence in 2019 and the CR Runway x AmfAR virtual show to raise awareness about COVID-19 in 2020.For information on purchasing tickets for Qatar Fashion United by CR Runway or the Qatar Creates One Pass, please visit For viewings of the fashion show, audiences should visit and

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