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Watch: Saudi Arabia’s Cool Crew Give You a Glimpse of Hai Vogue in Al Balad

It’s almost time for Hai Vogue, where Vogue Arabia will take over Jeddah’s picturesque UNESCO heritage site — Al Balad — for a two-day block party. And the best part? It’s open to the public, so get ready to celebrate the best food, culture, fashion, and celebrities the region has to offer. As we gear up for the one-of-a-kind event, a selection of Saudi Arabia’s coolest names — from actor Sarah Taibah and designer duo Alia and Abeer Oraif, to Olympic rower Husein Alireza and beyond — take you on a tour through Hai Vogue‘s venue. Scroll to check out their new video, and find out everything about Hai Vogue — from how to get tickets, to the line-up of musical performances coming your way — here.

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On February 8 and 9, 2024, Vogue Arabia is inviting you to join our first public event in the Kingdom, where we will turn the spotlight on Saudi Arabia’s spirited youth and creative community, framed by the unique architecture and spirit of the historical neighborhood of Al Balad.

At Hai Vogue, we aim to celebrate the burgeoning talent that will shape the future of the Kingdom, all while keeping in touch with the rich Saudi heritage—a phenomenon inspired by the country’s youth that lives by it every day. The two-day festival will allow guests to enjoy a myriad of incredible pop-ups by local and international fashion and beauty brands, talks featuring poets and celebrities, interactive experiences, and musical performances by the likes of Cosmicat, TamTam, Mishaal Tamer, DJ Malkin, and many more.

Ahead of the festival, we invited some of Saudi Arabia‘s coolest personalities, who are helping shape the perspective of their home country’s creative landscape, to give attendees of Hai Vogue a taste of what they can expect. The special video shot at the festival’s vibrant venue sees professionals including designers, athletes, entrepreneurs, and more soak in the charm of Al Balad, and its alleyways lined with colorful buildings and teeming with its much-adored street cats.

Below, check out the video featuring designer Arwa Al Banawi, CEO and founder of Basamat Arabia Aisha Almamy, Atelier Hekayat design-duo, Alia and Abeer Oraif, Olympic rower Husein Alireza, entrepreneur and creative consultant Lina Malaika, designer Mohammed ‘Moe’ Khoja, fashion and luxury consultant Nojoud Alrumaihi, actor Sarah Taibah, actor Fay Fouad, and professional boxer Ziyad ‘Zizo’ Almaayouf.

Film director: Elie Fahed
Style: Mohammad Hazem Rezq
DOP: Yassin Yassin
Hair: Maggie Semaan, Mana Hamza, Salon Mermaid
Makeup: Ranim alturki, Jana Korkomaz, Manal Hamza, Laila Shawil, Yara AlJasser
Fashion coordinator: Fayzah Saleh
Fashion assistants: Mamon Ahmed Sqr, Kendah Jambi, Raneem Shaban, Neymat Master, Rehab Alahmadi
Production: Basamat Arabia
Production assistant: Mohammed Fawzi
Special thanks: Shangri-La Jeddah, Afnan Memesh, Cafe Noir 

Lina Malaika wears dress, Dior
Husein Alireza wears blazer, shirt, pants, Boss
Nojoud Alrumaihi wears dress, Dazluq
Fay Fouad wears dress, NH Designer
Alia, Abeer wears dress, coat, scarves, sunglasses, Atelier Hekayat
Ziyad ‘Zizo’ Almaayouf wears jacket, shorts, Noble and Fresh
Mohammed ‘Moe’ Khoja wears shirt, pants, Hindamme
Sarah Taibah wears blazer, pants, Nans
Arwa Albanawi wears Michael Kors 

Vogue Arabia is taking over Jeddah’s Al Balad for a one-of-a-kind block party at the UNESCO World Heritage Site on February 8 and 9, 2024. This two-day festival marks the first large-scale Vogue Arabia event taking place in the Kingdom, where international brands will also be invited to collaborate with local artists and artisans, creating a unique, never-before-seen experience. Buy your tickets here

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