Live above dreams: Dar Al Arkan reveals W Residences Dubai – Downtown overlooking Dubai’s Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain

Dar Al Arkan, the leading real estate company in Saudi Arabia, has unveiled the W Residences Dubai – Downtown in the bustling heart of Dubai, offering hotel-inspired living at one of the most sought-after addresses in the world. The development will mark the first standalone residences in the world under the iconic lifestyle W Hotels brand.

W Residences Dubai by Dar Al Arkan – Downtown, which will be managed by Marriott International, is situated in the prestigious Downtown Dubai, the spotlight of the city’s vibrant life, with uninterrupted, spectacular views of Burj Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure in the world. The Dubai Opera, Dubai Mall, the Dancing Fountains, and Old Town Dubai are only a few steps away. Elegant streets, majestic buildings, chic leisure points, the most exclusive venues: it all happens here.

The W Residences Dubai – Downtown

FUEL, the W brand’s take on wellness will allow residents to focus on mind and body and will be complemented by an infinity outdoor swimming pool with views of Burj Khalifa and a terrace that features a lounge and dining area, as well as a fitness centre and a spa.

Residents will also have access to the W brand’s Whatever/Whenever service which will provide round-the-clock in-residence dining and catering services, laundry and dry cleaning, housekeeping, babysitting and fitness training.

Ziad El Chaar, vice chairman of Dar Al Arkan Properties.

Other amenities include a media room with a cinema, gaming equipment and a chill-out space; a coworking space, meeting rooms, and a clubhouse where new connections spark over signature cocktails or a gourmet lunch.

Our experience in delivering high-end co-branded homes with global brands puts us in a unique position to always bring the best, most desirable residential spaces to our customers. The W Residences Dubai – Downtown sets a new standard for extraordinary hotel living in the heart of a bustling city like Dubai catering to clientele who like to be close to the action but have their own luxurious private space close by.

Ziad El Chaar, vice chairman of Dar Al Arkan Properties

The Residences are 20 mins away from Dubai International Airport, 10 minutes from the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and a few minutes away from The Dubai Mall, one of the world’s largest shopping malls.

The W Residences Dubai – Downtown is estimated to be completed by December 2025. For more information: Fidu Properties. Come into the beautiful world of Dar Al Arkan.

Mickael Lafon is again Missoini’s new face

He’s a ballet dancer at the prestigious Opéra de Paris, a model and a father of two boys: Mickael Lafon combines with a maturing artistry ballet, beauty and family. A griffin tattoo graces the right side of his upper body. For Mickael, the griffin is a not only a characterful and majestic creature, but also a symbol of freedom.

Mickael celebrates the seductive and unconventional elegance of the Missoni man. The elegantly dressed Frenchman, who’s wearing a Missoni scarf, dances at a party and has a good time.

In 1997, Mickael entered the Paris Opera Ballet School, ten years later, he joined the Corps de Ballet and in 2010 the Coryphée (in which dancers dance in a small group instead of in the Corps de Ballet or as a soloist). The French ballet dancer also works as a model: he appeared in commercials of Missoni, Mercedes-Benz Perfumes and Repetto. He’s in a relationship with Myriam Ould Braham (38), an Etoile dancer of the Opéra de Paris and the mother of his two sons.

In Missoni’s new commercial for Wave, a new Eau de Toilette for men, Mickael celebrates the seductive and unconventional elegance of the Missoni man. The famous Italian fashion and design company, which is still owned by the Missoni family, was founded in 1953. It is best known for its colourful zigzag knitwear.

Wave is a citrus, aquatic, aromatic and woody fragrance. Its freshness is inspired by the waters of the Mediterranean. Missoni describes it as “a masculine concept that is reminiscent of a sea breeze, comprised of crystalline colours, delicate scents and a magical atmosphere. A sparkling fragrance, created for the young man with solid roots, who is adventurous, virile, highly principled and charismatic”.

In Wave‘s commercial, the elegantly dressed Frenchman, who’s wearing a Missoni scarf, dances at a party and has a good time. It is Mickael’s second commercial for Missoni.

 Come into the beautiful worlds Mickael Lafon on Mickael Lafon and Missoni and the fashions house Instagram.

Missoni Wave For Men

Wave is the new masculine fragrance from Missoni, the famous Italian fashion and design company, which is still owned by the Missoni family, was founded in 1953. It is best known for its colourful zigzag knitwear.

A masculine concept that is reminiscent of a sea breeze, comprised of crystalline colours, delicate scents and a magical atmosphere. A sparkling fragrance, created for the young man with solid roots, who is adventurous, virile, highly principled and charismatic

Created as a radiant fragrance dedicated to young men with strong roots, an adventurous nature, strong principles, and charisma. The inspiration for the newest Missoni Wave is the Mediterranean. The sea can be calm or stormy, but it is always strong and majestic.

Created by Christophe Raynaud, the composition of Missoni Wave offers a bursting freshness of citruses and a sea note splash at the opening, leading us to a well-nuanced heart of aromatic herbs, which plays on contrasts of piquant, calm, and spicy accords. The base offers a masculine yet sensual hint of woods combined with blue vanilla orchid.

Top: citruses, Italian mandarin, sea notes
Middle: Egyptian geranium, clary sage, lavender spikes and flowers, rosemary needles
Base: oak moss, patchouli, Haitian vetiver, blue vanilla orchid

Its freshness is inspired by the waters of the Mediterranean. Missoni describes it as “a masculine concept that is reminiscent of a sea breeze, comprised of crystalline colours, delicate scents and a magical atmosphere. A sparkling fragrance, created for the young man with solid roots, who is adventurous, virile, highly principled and charismatic”.

The advertising face of the newest Missoni Wave is ballet dancer and model Mickael Lafon. In Missoni’s new commercial for Wave, Mickael celebrates the seductive and unconventional elegance of the Missoni man.

In Wave‘s commercial, the elegantly dressed Frenchman, who’s wearing a Missoni scarf, dances at a party and has a good time. It is Mickael’s second commercial for Missoni.

Missoni Wave is available as 30ml, 50ml, and 100ml Eaux de Toilette, and a matching care line: 100ml after shave balm; 250ml shower gel, and a 75ml deodorant stick. Come into the beautiful world of Missoni.

Missoni Pour Homme: An inviting woody-fougère scent

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Missoni have launched their first men’s fragrance in twenty years (the last men’s scent from the Italian fashion house was Noi Uomini from 1997. The new fragrance, Missoni Parfum pour Homme, is ‘designed for the seductive man who has an elegance to match but who is never conventional’.

Top notes: lemon, grapefruit, lavender
heart; ginger, jasmine, rose apple
Base: oak, sandalwood, birch, patchouli, musk

The captivating freshness of the Missoni Parfum Pour Homme is inspired by the Mediterranean landscape warmed by the sun. A woody-fougere fragrance both fresh and luminous, full of contrasts, a precious scent reflecting the colours of the Mediterranean Sea. Leaves and pulp of Green Lemon and Ginger, together with Pink Pomelo mix the timeless, aromatic notes of Lavande Espic, fruity Pomarose and a light touch of Jasmine Petals. The dry-down contains comforting notes of Sandalwood, as enveloping as a precious Missoni cardigan, with the passionate, sensual and masculine touches of Oakwood, Birch, Patchouli and vibrant Musks.

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Missoni Parfum Pour Homme is housed in a dark-tinted flacon crowned with a metal cap with a magnetic closure. The cap is engraved in a sculptural style with Missoni’s iconic zig zag motif.

Missoni Parfum Pour Homme is available as 30, 50 and 100ml Eau de Parfum, with accompanying grooming products. Come into the beautiful world Missoni.