Watches On Screen: Seiko Giugiaro 7A28-7000

In 1983, Seiko debuted the 7A28 as the world’s first analog quartz chronograph watch. But it became best known as the watch that was worn by Sigourney Weaver’s Ellen Ripley in the film Aliens. Featuring a chunky panel sticking out on one side with two big chronograph buttons, it has that quasi-military futuristic look that director…

Chef Michael Mina on his new launch in DIFC

Another big-name chef has opened a restaurant in Dubai. Egyptian-born American-based chef Michael Mina has just launched Mina Brasserie in DIFC on the site of what was the Firebird Diner. He tells us why he chose Dubai for his first overseas restaurant, why Middle Eastern food is the next big trend globally and how he…

Watches On Screen: The Alsta Nautoscaph II

More commonly referred to as the Jaws watch. Over the years this one has built up a bit of a following and been the cause of a lot of “what’s that watch?” conversations, after being worn by Richard Dreyfuss’ character Matt Hooper in the classic 1975 film. Unavailable for decades, the Alsta watch company was resurrected in…

You Can Now Fly In Albaik Fast Food From Saudi Arabia.

There’s nothing like exclusivity to make something desirable, and the legend of anything will only grow when it’s not widely available. But the fast food chicken outlet Albaik only exists in Saudi Arabia and has a reputation as the being some of the best fast food on earth. It’s the kingdom’s own version of KFC…

Is the Anger Over Forthcoming Film Beirut Justified?

A recent a trailer was released for an American film called Beirut – and lots of people online were angered. “It’s not even filmed in Beirut!”, “It shows Beirut in a bad light”, “The actors were not Lebanese” and so on. It’s a familiar complaint. The plot of the film follows a U.S. diplomat (Jon…

Puma Breakdance Cities Collection Launches in the GCC

The Suede 50 campaign has another new release as Puma honors its hip-hop heritage with the Suede 50 Breakdance Cities Pack. The Suede 50 Breakdance Cities pack pays respect to the four most influential breakdancing cities worldwide: New York, Berlin, Paris, and Seoul. Puma says it is “giving props” to these cities that has kept…