Henry Jacques: Light, fresh fragrances evocative of Spring

With Spring comes a time for new beginnings, and those with a penchant for fragrances to refresh their perfume wardrobe, welcoming the days of lighter, fresher notes. French Haute Parfumerie Henry Jacques has recently introduced several new scents to its iconic Les Brumes line: Ambrose, Dorilene and Vert Galant are perfectly evocative of the shift in season, each bringing a touch of serenity whilst reawakening ones senses.

A beautiful, clean Rose scent surrounded by the cool and refreshing notes of Mint and Anise, followed by Amber and Sandalwood. Ambrose is subtle, warm and spicy – yet woody, which creates an aura of enchanting, timeless elegance.

Family: Floral / Woody
Instantly: Mint – Rose
Then: White Anise
Later: Amber – Sandalwood


A floral fresh scent with a charming opening led by the encounter of Lily of the Valley and the alluring sweetness of Ylang Ylang. The graceful presence of Roses, Freesia and an aroma of Jasmine are later balanced by the earthy and subtly green scent of Iris.

Family: Floral / Fresh
Instantly: Lily of the Valley – Ylang-Ylang
Then: White Lily – Fresh Rose – Freesia
Later: Jasmine – Iris – Magnolia


When aromatic and fresh Lavender notes meet the mysterious warmth of Sandalwood, you are immersed in the tranquility of French lavender fields. What follows is the lingering sweet aroma of Cistus Labdanum, complemented with Amber, Musk and an all-enveloping Vanilla.

Family: Fougere / Lavender
Instantly: Lavender
Then: Cistus-Labdanum – Sandalwood
Later: Amber – Vanilla – Musk

As well as being newly offered in the splash and spray 75ml Les Brumes version, the scents are also available in more traditional Les Essences in 15ml and 30ml crystal flacons. Ambrose, Dorilene and Vert Galant are available at Henry Jacques boutiques in The Dubai Mall Fashion Avenue extension – Dubai, The Galleria Mall – Abu Dhabi, and Galeries Lafayette – Doha.

Turkish superstar Burak Özçivit becomes the face of Ali Bin Ali Luxury and Ali Bin Ai Fashion

Elevating the glamour level of the brands, Ali Bin Ali (ABA) Luxury and Fashion have introduced famous Turkish model and actor Burak Özçivit as their brand ambassador. The big announcement was made by the Vice-Chairman & EVP of Ali Bin Ali Holding Mr. Nabeel Ali Bin Ali on February 21 at the Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition (DJWE) 2023. Also present at the event was CEO of Swiss luxury watch brand Purnell, Mr. Maurizio Mazzocchi.

The flamboyant actor has signed the agreement with ABA Luxury and Fashion making him the face of the brands for the entire Gulf region, for the next four years. During this period, Purnell will be the official watch brand worn by Burak. The Swiss watchmaking maison is one of the most popular brands under ABA Luxury’s portfolio.

Burak Özçivit, who has a large fanbase across the region and even globally, is also a supermodel and the face of many European brands. He was chosen the ‘Top Model of Turkey’ and later picked as the second ‘Best Model of The World’. Since his debut in the acting industry in 2003, he has featured in multiple TV shows and films, gaining international fame.

The superstar will now be the brand ambassador of ABA Luxury and Fashion, exclusively participating in various campaign activities. This partnership will unfold a new burst of positive synergies for the ABA Brands who have always carved innovative ways of appealing to the heart of clients.

Speaking about the exclusive agreement, Mr. Nabeel Ali Bin Ali said: “We are happy and proud to welcome Burak Özçivit into the Ali Bin Ali family. Just like our brand, the actor has a strong sense of individuality, which is enough to make this collaboration exceptional. Wishing him all the best for the coming four years and looking forward to seeing him represent Ali Bin Ali Luxury and Fashion.”

Expressing his excitement about the partnership, Burak said: “I am very happy to become the ambassador for ABA Luxury and ABA Fashion. I hope our collaboration helps us reach the entire Middle East and the entire world.”

Popular bloggers visit 21 High st & confirm it to be a shopper’s paradise

A group of famous regional bloggers were recently visited Ali Bin Ali Holding’s 21 High st at Katara Cultural Village and they couldn’t have been more impressed. The group included Eleen Sulaiman from KSA, Noha Nabeel from Kuwait, Lama Al Akeel from KSA, and Mariam Mohamad, A.K.A Marmar, from Kuwait. As they walked through the luxurious corridors of 21 High st, the bloggers discovered the ultimate shopping experience that awaited them.

The visit allowed them the opportunity to experience and interact with international luxury brands such as Graff, David Morris, and Elie Saab. Each of these brands showcased the best of their collections, and the bloggers were quick to share their excitement with their social media followers.

21 High st is not just about shopping, it is a complete lifestyle destination with some exquisite dining options. The bloggers proceeded to explore Joe’s Café, Wahaj, Café Pouchkine, 974 Delights, and Juan Valdez and took time to indulge into the delicious cuisines while taking in the ambiance and the warmest hospitality.

To wind up their day the bloggers also visited Galeries Lafayette to explore the latest collections of women and menswear available at the store. They were pleased to have discovered a wide range of beauty products and were happy to explore the new editions of fragrances that were part of Galaries Lafayette’s offerings.

21 High st is much more than just a shopping destination, it is an experience for the entire family. The team at 21 High st looks forward to welcoming a host of new visitors whose curiosity is sure to have been piqued by blogs that will inspire them.

Dohatna Innovative Distribution partners with Samsung to showcase an immersive space at 21 High st, Katara Cultural Village

Further strengthening their long-standing partnership, Dohatna Innovative Distribution and Samsung Gulf Electronics joined hands to inaugurate an immersive experiential store in Doha’s Katara Cultural Village. Ali Bin Ali Holding’s Dohatna Innovative Distribution is the official partner of Samsung Mobile in Qatar.

Located in 21 High st – the ultimate outdoor shopping destination in Qatar, the new store is strategically positioned right opposite the main entrance of Galeries Lafayette Doha. It offers an exclusive space for visitors who wish to see all that is new and innovative in Mobiles, TVs, Home Appliances and Monitors.

The opening ceremony was attended by Mr. Adel Ali Bin Ali, Chairman & President of Ali Bin Ali Holding, HE Lee Joon-Ho The ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Qatar, Mr. Doohee Lee, President of Samsung Gulf Electronics, Ali Bin Ali Holding’s Business Head for Consumer Electronics Retail and Distribution Mr. Ganesh Mithra Parthajee and other top officials from Ali Bin Ali Holding and Samsung Qatar team.

The showroom is bringing a unique design element to tell Samsung’s product story across a highly immersive customer journey, which intuitively, brings visitors closer to the product depending on individual taste and preferences. The approach was one of seamlessness so that visitors may be guided by their personal needs and even explore opportunities of personalization, from the design to the very software display.

Across the store, customers will get to see the latest innovations of Samsung Galaxy Mobiles & Wearables portfolio. Its highly ambitious products offering will exhibit the latest Galaxy S Series, including the Galaxy S23 Ultra, Galaxy S23+, and Galaxy S23, marking a new era of Samsung Galaxy’s ultimate premium phone.

Samsung Galaxy’s epic camera gives users more freedom to explore their creativity, like capturing truly cinematic Nightography videos with transformative AI. The “Snapdragon® 8 Gen 2 Mobile Platform for Galaxy” unleashes a premium experience, including groundbreaking AI, future-ready mobile gaming experience and powerfully sustained game play with the world’s fastest mobile graphics.

Softened by wooden slats, greenery and elegant accessories, The Frame and The Serif, both part of Samsung’s Lifestyle TV line-up, are showcased on a separate wall to help customers re-imagine their living rooms.

A must-see for visitors is the dedicated SmartThings space, featuring multiple day-to-day scenarios of connected device experiences, such as Gaming and Work from Home. In addition, customers can see up-close and personal Samsung’s latest home appliances, including The Air Dresser, Bespoke Jet, and Bespoke Refrigerators.

Turkish Superstar Visits 21 High St In Katara

Turkish actor Burak Özçivit paid a courtesy visit to the prestigious 21 High st in Katara Cultural Village, Doha, on Qatar National Day.

The Turkish star received a warm welcome from representatives of 21 High st together with hundreds of fans who were eagerly waiting for his arrival.
Burak was given an exclusive tour of the iconic Parisian department store, Galeries Lafayette – Doha, and other international outlets and brands in fashion, beauty and cosmetics, high-end luxury brands, and trendy products.

In a brief interview, the renowned star shared his fascination for Galeries Lafayette – Doha noting that the centre is one of the modern hubs in Doha that provides dynamism like no other.

“21 High st in Katara Cultural Village is the perfect place to be; it is where modern retail meets the culture and standards of Qatar,” he stated.

“I am particularly intrigued by how Galeries Lafayette in 21 High st provides immersive shopping experience with new and exclusive brands that can’t be found anywhere else in Qatar,” Burak added.

The flamboyant actor equally explored the alluring designs and architecture including an enchanting water fountain, stylish football-themed lighting, and elegant air-conditioned streets. Burak was also invited to tour exquisite restaurants such as Café Pouchkine and 974 Delights. Later, he was welcomed to dine at the classy Wahaj Restaurant, and enjoyed live presentations of fine culinary arts.

The tour concluded with a public ‘meet and greet’ session with fans. The public widely interacted with Burak on some of his previous works and took pictures with him.

The visit was widely covered on Burak’s Instagram platform that commands a following of 22.5 million followers worldwide. Likewise, his other social media platforms featured the visit.

The prestigious 21 High st in Katara Cultural Village, Doha has been one of the ultimate attractions of Qatar during the World Cup 2022 and an all-time prime shopping destination for enthusiasts. 21 High st hosts many spectacular festivities, cultural events and activities all-year-round, drawing large crowds to the area.


Ali Bin Ali Fashion opens ELIE SAAB boutique in Doha’s 21 High st, Katara Cultural Village

Expanding its already impressive portfolio, Ali Bin Ali Fashion launched the new ELIE SAAB boutique in Qatar. The store is located in Doha’s Katara Cultural Village at 21 High st – Qatar’s fashion hub –– facing the main entrance of Galeries Lafayette Doha. This strategic move comes at a time when the region, and Qatar in particular, is becoming a major travel destination.

Elie Saab Jr, CEO of ELIE SAAB Group says: “Opening a Doha boutique cements our regional influence and our mission to personally cater to our diverse clientele. Qatar has quickly become a global terminus and an imperative fashion location, which is why we have strategically partnered with the country’s leading luxury fashion reference, Ali Bin Ali Fashion, with whom we have a very long-standing relationship, in order to optimize our reach as we continue to expand the ELIE SAAB universe.”

The sophisticated boutique is ready to welcome visitors and fashion aficionados to immerse in its modern and elegant atmosphere. Exquisitely designed, the store showcases the ELIE SAAB Maison line while also highlighting the brand’s signature aesthetic with soft femininity and enduring allure. Visitors are welcomed through proud Roman columns into an expansive 340sqm-interior elevated with warm wood and lavish marble. The new showroom features Ready-to-Wear collections, a dedicated kids’ area, a private bridal salon and VIP wing to cater to our varied clientele.

Regarding the new collaboration, Mr. Kevin Gerard Pender, General Manager of Ali Bin Ali Fashion, said: “We are proud that ELIE SAAB is now a part of Ali Bin Ali Fashion. This collaboration yet again allows us to support our vision of bringing the best of international fashion to Qatar. I am sure that together, ELIE SAAB and Ali Bin Ali Fashion will offer enticing designs to satisfy the refined taste of our clients.” 

ELIE SAAB Boutique in Doha is designed to expand the brand’s presence in the region and provide a more personalized shopping experience that meets the needs of loyal clientele. With flagship stores in Paris, Beirut, New York, London and the UAE, ELIE SAAB continues to expand a vision for more meaningful connections by launching additional global boutiques in the near future.

21 High st, the ultimate outdoor lifestyle destination in Qatar, is all dressed up to celebrate the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

21 High st, the ultimate outdoor lifestyle destination in Qatar, is all dressed up to celebrate the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The essence of the football carnival resonates in every corner of the luxury hub; the lights, music and entertainment all combine to set the right ambiance.

The bustling main Street of the mall premises is lined with thematic starry lights, cheering up the mood the moment you enter. Settle down with a cup of coffee or a little bite at one of the international restaurants and café chains by the street and enjoy the festive mood.

Walk down to the end of the Street to enjoy the most enchanting water fountain show, built around a marvelous, wind-driven, kinetic sculpture. The movement of the art piece is artistically interwoven with dancing water, fire, multimedia lights and video projection celebrating the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, all of which is complemented by synchronized music. It is truly a sight to behold.

The spectacular show starts in the morning every day and is live every 30 minutes till 2am. The awe-inspiring artistry, using state-of-the-art technology, acts as a canvas for a unique expression celebrating life.


For the first time ever, the Ritz Paris is traveling abroad. This autumn, the legendary Place Vendôme hotel will open its first international boutique at Galeries Lafayette in Doha, Qatar.

The new Doha boutique expresses all the spirit of the Ritz Paris through its architecture, colors and ambiance. Customers are greeted in retail environment conceived like a dining room and a dressing area, comprising six dedicated spaces: the art of entertaining, home and bath linens, fragrances, gifts and decorative objects, games and accessories, and the brand-new Frame x Ritz Paris fashion capsule collection.


Galeries Lafayette Doha’s successful and first ever Beauty Weekend took place from September 28 until October 1. Throughout this four-day event, beauty lovers had the chance to attend masterclasses and live demonstrations, receive beauty goodies and discover new makeup trends to dive deep into the captivating world of wellness and beauty. Beauty lovers also enjoyed free of charge services such as nail arts and hair braiding by Beauty Hive, eye glam station, photo booth for friends and family, and delicious bites throughout the event. A range of important figures, vips, and reputable influencers regionally and locally were invited to both enjoy and promote the exceptional event.

Beauty Weekend was also a great chance to explore the exclusive brands in our store, available for both men and women.