First Impression

Every issue of Durrah is a labor of love. It comes from a very special place and a desire to serve as a vehicle to the best our world has to offer. This makes each issue special. That said, this issue is even more special for us as it marks the 10-year anniversary since we launched the magazine.

What started as a vision soon became reality only because of the hard work and sheer dedication that our team has given to Durrah over the years. Since the beginning, we made a pledge to ourselves to always aim for the highest standards with each article. Today, our pledge to our readers is to maintain the quality that they have come to expect from us, and we are confident that you will see that in each future issue. You can read all about our journey in our special 10th year anniversary article.

To mark such a special occasion, we made sure to bring you a host of special interviews and articles that truly reflect the status we have achieved. Our dear readers will be pleased to know that we have the crème de la crème of Baselworld gracing our pages in this issue. We talk to senior figures at Graff, Van Cleef & Arpels, Corum and other brands that are synonymous with luxury watches. We also talk to Kresimir Kucko, the CEO of Gulf Air to find out what plans are in store for the Kingdom’s national carrier amid plans to boost tourism rates. Al Baraka Islamic Bank CEO, Mohamed Al Mutaweh shares his ambitious vision of incorporating Sharia-compliant FinTech solutions into Islamic Banking’s offerings. And we interview Mohammed and Ahmed Shirazi, Directors at Bahrain Jewellery Centre about the journey of their historic family business.

Needless to say, those are just samplings of what the issue has to offer. As you have come to expect, the magazine is also filled to the brim with breathtaking destinations, prestigious hotels, delectable gourmet food, invigorating perfumes, and essential lifestyle items just to name a few. Truly a milestone issue for a milestone occasion.

Enjoy your read!

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