Meet the original Hadid in the Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Vogue Man Arabia in which it becomes evidently clear where his children Gigi, Bella, and Anwar get their modeling genes from.
We sit down with real estate mogul, Mohammed Hadid to find out about building a mega project in Egypt, working in the Arab world, on what makes him mad and why there’s no such thing as failure. So, how does the mind of a self-made businessman work? “My business goes up and down with the market,” he comments. “But I never looked at my projects as ‘making money.’ It’s the pleasure of doing them that matters.” On his daring upcoming project that will change how the young working class in Egypt live, Hadid says, “We need places like this in the Arab world. Either you are in an amazing space or a poverty-driven area,” he adds. “It gives me pleasure to work on something that people can afford.”
This season, we are reaching new heights in every sense of the term as space explorers from the Arab region Emiratis Hazza Ali Abdan Al Mansouri or Sultan Saif Muftah Hamad Al Niyadi are preparing to make history. The first-ever Arab astronaut will take off in a Soyuz spacecraft on a mission to the International Space Station this September.
When it comes to style, we value heritage and tradition and never miss out on the chance to showcase our exceptional regional talent. Which is why our new issue holds a selection of kandura brands from across the Middle East. Tradition can also be found in our feature on kushti wrestling in Deira, the heart of Dubai’s old commercial district where wrestlers gather every Friday to celebrate the shared cultural heritage of India and Pakistan.
Elsewhere, we explore the fashion capital of the world in the footsteps of Saudi designer Hatem Alakeel. Find out where to eat, shop and what to see in the City of Lights from the self-proclaimed “citizen of the world” to whom France is a home away from home.