Saudi Arabia is building its first-ever opera house

Saudi Arabia is building its first-ever opera house

Saudi Arabia is building its first-ever opera house

The partnership will help deliver a growth strategy for the fashion industry within the Arab World and provide a gateway into the region for British and worldwide brands. "With the counsel and expertise of the British Fashion Council, the AFC will nurture and promote the talent resource from the region and strategically reinforce the Arab World as an important economic hub for the worldwide fashion industry", said Jacob Abrian, founder and chief executive, the Arab Fashion Council.

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The AFC launched its regional office in Riyadh with the appointment of H.H. Princess Noura Bint Faisal Al Saud as Honorary President.

Layla Issa Abuzaid, AFC country director for Saudi Arabia, explained that this historic event "will be more than a world-class event; it is a catalyst through which we believe the fashion sector will lead other economic sectors, such as tourism, hospitality, travel and trade".

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"God willing, you will see a real change by 2020", Khatib said, adding that more than 5,000 events were planned for the coming year.

Earlier this month, it was reported that Saudi authorities also plan to take a 60% stake in the privately held pan-Arab media giant MBC.

"The launch of the Arab Fashion Week in Riyadh is an unprecedented step for the Arab Fashion Council".

"We are already building the infrastructure", Khatib said, adding that ground had been broken for an opera house.

In the past, Arab Fashion Week has been hosted so far exclusively by Dubai.

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