Vogue Arabia set to launch in the region

Conde Nast is set to launch an online edition of Vogue Arabia this Autumn, in partnership with Dubai-based media agency Nervora. The Middle Eastern edition of the luxury fashion title will be headed up by Editor-In-Chief, Deena Aljuhani Abdulaziz. The website will be launched in Arabic as well as English and followed by a print magazine due to begin publication next Spring.

Vogue Arabia will be the 22nd edition of Vogue in print from Conde Nast and the magazine’s headquarters are to be located in Dubai. It will be distributed across the Gulf in Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, as well as targeting the wider MENA region. Daniela Agnelli, who previously worked on London’s Telegraph magazine for 15 years and a number of publications in the UK as well as the U.S. will be joining the publication as Fashion Director. Caterina Minthe, current Managing Editor at Style.com/Arabia, also part of Nervora, will join the team as Features Director.

“Nearly four years ago, we embarked on a mission to change the fashion landscape in the Middle East with Style.com/Arabia,” says Shashi Menon, CEO, Nervora. “That mission continues — and grows markedly — with Vogue, the world’s pre-eminent fashion publication. We couldn’t be more thrilled.”

Jonathan Newhouse, Chairman and Chief Executive, Condé Nast International adds “There has been a growing demand for Vogue in the Arab world for some time, and now the time has come to make it a reality.”

Nermine Kashef joins Plus 1 Communications

Plus 1 Communications has appointed Nermine Kashef to the role of Account Manager. With over seven years of experience in PR, Nermine has previously worked for companies including Al Ghurair Investments, Sobha Development and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts. She was most recently Assistant Publications and Communications Manager at the Burj Al Arab and in her new role, Nermine will manage accounts across Dubai for the agency, providing an Arabic perspective for clients.

“With Nermine’s extensive experience and knowledge of the region from working with the likes of Jumeirah’s flagship hotel, the Burj Al Arab, she will be a valuable asset to the Plus 1 Communications team,” says Anna Hope, Managing Director, Middle East, Plus 1 Communications.

ShortList launches initiative to support Dubai Autism Center

ShortList UAE, an Arab Publishing Partners (APP) publication, has launched an ongoing initiative to support the Dubai Autism Center. A selected number of the magazine’s 75,000 copies in weekly circulation will now be sold for AED 1, beginning July 5, 2016 and all of the proceeds will go towards supporting the centre’s mission to educate and nurture children with Autism. The special copies of ShortList will be available from Spinneys, Carrefour, Geant, Choithram, Borders, Park N Shop and Kinokuniya.