First Impression A word from the editor-in-chief
he next few months are proving to be a very exciting time to be in Bahrain, with a variety of events to keep you busy all throughout autumn. Held under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sabeeka Bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa, Wife of the King of Bahrain and President of Supreme Council for Women, the first ArtBahrain takes place in the Kingdom from 13-16 October. ArtBahrain will bring world-class art to Bahrain, while also shining a spotlight on local talent through showcasing the best artistic talent the country has to offer. Bahrain has already proved itself as an arts and culture capital, and with an increasing list of events on the horizon we will only see it develop further. This issue we interview His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Essa Al Khalifa who provides inspiring insight into his life and passion for the Bahrain economy. As Tamkeen Chairman and Acting Chief Executive and Political and Economic Affairs Advisor to Bahrain Crown Prince HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad
Al-Khalifa, His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed has a clear focus and vision for the future of the Kingdom. Another highlight this issue is Durrah’s trip with luxury travel consultants Scott Dunn to India’s Golden Triangle. Read about the amazing experience staying in five star accommodation from Delhi to Jaipur, enjoying an exceptional, tailor-made itinerary. Our expectations were truly exceeded thanks to Kate Pittam and the Scott Dunn team, who left no detail overlooked. Once you have experienced a holiday with Scott Dunn, you’ll never look at luxury travel in the same way again. You will also find interviews with artists Bhim Singh Hada, Omar Al-Rashid and Ammar Basheir, and recipes shared by Chef Chuck Kazmer of the Four Seasons Hotel Amman. As always we have showcased the latest cars, hotels, spas, restaurants, boutiques and more, so you can be assured you’ll find all the latest in luxury within these pages.
Khalid Ahmed Juman Editor in Chief
Luxury lifestyle quarterly publication for the Middle Eastern market