News About Abeer

Read the latest news and updates about Abeer Shoukry-Al Otaiba, founder of luxury fashion brand SemSem and Al Otaiba Investments, philanthropist, and wife of UAE Ambassador to the US.

US Led Consortium Wins Bid for the Redevelopment of the Historic Mogamma El Tahrir

December 9, 2021 – PRNewswire

Al Otaiba Investments is among a consortium of investors selected to redevelop the Mogamma el Tahrir Complex into CairoHouse, a mixed-use development complex.

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Egypt plans new life for Mogamaa, Tahrir’s crumbling bureaucratic monolith

December 7, 2021 – The National

The Sovereign Fund of Egypt and the Ministry of Planning signed a contract with a consortium of three international companies including Al Otaiba Investments to renovate the historic Mogamaa.

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Philanthropy in fashion: the Middle East designers embracing the concept

August 29, 2021 – The National

Abeer Al Otaiba is spotlighted among three regional designers who have embraced the world of philanthropic fashion.

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Abeer Al Otaiba: 40 Women Behind Middle Eastern Brands 2021

August 5, 2021 – Forbes Middle East

Forbes Middle East featured Abeer Al Otaiba in its exclusive list of the top 40 Women Behind Middle East Brands for 2021.

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Muslim consumers want luxury. They just can't find it

May 7, 2021 – Vogue Business

SemSem’s Ramadan collection helps to bring luxury fashion to women in the West.

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Katy Perry has been seen wearing one of our favourite Middle Eastern designers

December 8, 2020 – Emirates Woman

Katy Perry took to Instagram to share a photo of herself wearing SemSem’s stunning pleated lamé gown in gold.

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SemSem makes a strong statement closing out Arab Fashion Week

October 27, 2020 – Emirates Woman

SemSem’s Spring 2021 collection closed out Arab Fashion Week and paid tribute to the unwavering strength of women.

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Regional designers unveil latest lines at Arab Fashion Week

October 25, 2020 – Arab News

Abeer Al Otaiba virtually revealed SemSem’s Spring 2021 collection at the 12th edition of Arab Fashion Week.

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6 Arab designers taking part in Arab Fashion week

October 19, 2020 – Arab News

Abeer Al Otaiba was one of six Arab designers to virtually showcase her latest fashion collection at Arab Fashion Week.

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Ramadan collections to shop now

April 28, 2020 – Arab News

Check out the latest fashions to wear during Ramadan, including a pearlized pleated kaftan designed by Abeer Al Otaiba for SemSem.

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How I got my job as...Founder of Middle Eastern Brand SemSem, Abeer Al Otaiba

February 9, 2020 – Emirates Woman

Emirates Woman Interviewed Abeer Al Oltaiba to learn more about her early life and journey to launching SemSem.

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Inside The Home Of Yousef And Abeer Al Otaiba

January 13, 2020 – Harper’s Bazaar Arabia

Get an inside look at Yousef and Abeer Al Otaiba’s home, designed by Los Angeles-based interior designer Joan Behnke.

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This Middle Eastern Brand Just Launched Exclusive Designs on Net-a-Porter

September 8, 2019 – Harper’s Bazaar Arabia

SemSem launches several exclusive styles from the Resort 2020 Collection on Net-A-Porter.

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SemSem Channels 70’s Glam in the Latest Collection Inspired by a True Fashion Icon

July 14, 2019 – About Her

Explore Abeer Al Otaiba’s Resort 2020 collection, inspired by Biana Jagger.

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Inspired by Bianca Jagger, SemSem is celebrating powerful women

July 11, 2019 – Arab News

Abeer Al Otaiba seeks to empower women worldwide through SemSem’s Resort 2020 collection.

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Why is Ramadan a Month of Giving and Reflecting

May 15, 2019 – Harper’s Bazaar Arabia

Harper’s Bazaar Arabia Interviewed Abeer Al Otaiba on how she gives back to her community during Ramadan.

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Philanthropist Abeer Al Otaiba On Launching Her Charitable Fashion Line

April 23, 2019 – Capitol File

Learn how Abeer Al Otaiba’s long-time dedication to philanthropy led to the founding of SemSem.

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SemSem Celebrates Spring-Summer 2019 in Abu Dhabi

November 27, 2018 – WWD

Abeer Al Oltaiba hosts a presentation and dinner to celebrate SemSem’s Spring 2019 collection at the Abu Dhabi Edition hotel.

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Washington Confidential: SemSem’s Abeer Al Otaiba Opens the Doors to Her Embassy Estate

October 4, 2018 – Vogue Arabia

Vogue interviewed Abeer Al Otaiba to get an inside look at her embassy estate.

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SemSem’s Ramadan Line Has a Charitable Twist

May 27, 2018 – Arab News

Learn about SemSem’s bold and red-based Ramadan collection, which donates to causes supported by the Dubai Cares Charity.

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