Marka, the first public joint stock retailer operator in the UAE, have chosen a team of students from design schools across the country to design and conceptualise Real Madrid products.
The students will be selected on the basis of their academic performance and will work on a part-time basis.
“The students have been hand-picked by us and are under the age of 25. This is our way of keeping our brand and designs fresh by using the creative streak of young talents,” said Khalid Al Mheiri, Vice Chairman and CEO of Marka.
“The students are from different nationalities. We have students from all nationalities. I believe that whoever stays in the UAE is a local of this country and for this reason we have equal opportunities for all design school students.”
He further explained that the design will be revamped every two months to preserve its exclusivity and prevent it from being replicated.
The products include clothes, shoes, accessories and toys that will be distributed across the GCC region and made available at all Marka outlets.
“Our aim has been to secure such agreements with renowned brands – Real Madrid being a leading example – to provide our customers with the very best products across our sports, fashion and beauty, and hospitality outlets in the UAE and wider GCC region. This agreement will offer all Real Madrid supporters and fans a unique chance to purchase original club merchandise right in the GCC,” said Al Mheiri.
An iconic performance was witnessed 11 years ago today as the prolific Kobe Bryant stunned the NBA, his 81-point game in a 122-104 win against Toronto Raptors representing the competition’s second-highest individual scoring total.
To put this achievement into context, only Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game in 1962 can better it.
Since the 2005-06 season, only six games have seen a player score 60 points or more – and Bryant has half of them.
Current Golden State Thunder superstars Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant have not passed that mark, with the inimitable LeBron James doing it just once.
Such displays cemented Bryant’s unquestionable legend.
Other memorable events on this day:
1857: The National Association of Baseball Players is founded.
1959: Reigning Formula One world champion Mike Hawthorne is killed in a road accident in Surrey.
1984: The revolutionary Apple Macintosh computer is introduced during a Super Bowl XVIII commercial.
1988: West Indies great Brian Lara makes his first-class cricket debut in Trinidad & Tobago v Leeward Islands
The British boxing hero took a Mercedes for a spin around the iconic Formula One circuit in Abu Dhabi on Friday morning.
He shared the picture to his 1.8 million followers on Instagram as he enjoys a lengthy break in Dubai ahead of his fight against Wladimir Klitschko on April 29.
The 27-year-old will start his training camp in February as he prepares for what will be one of the biggest fights in recent history.