Mohamed Dekkak travels to Puerto Banús, Marbella
Jaime de Mora and Aragón
Born in Madrid in 1925, died in Marbella on July 27, 1995, this film actor belonged to a large Spanish family. One of her sisters is none other than Queen Fabiola of the Belgians.
Jaime de Mora and Aragón, Spanish aristocrat. He was one of the sons and daughters of the Marquis of Casa Riera, and of Blanca of Aragon and Carrillo de Albornoz, Barroeta-Aldamar y Elío. Brother of Queen Fabiola of Belgium, he led a bohemian lifestyle, devoted himself to nightly shows, founded a theater company and participated in several minor films. Installed in Marbella since 1964, he became a figure of the jet set on the Costa del Sol.
He studied baccalaureate in the German school, in Madrid, and in several schools in England, Switzerland, and France, where his family went into exile in 1931, with the arrival of the Republic, to return to Spain in 1940. He also studied in Princeton (United States). Unidos) and mercantile expertise in Alicante, and spent five years in law school, which did not finish.
His noble ancestry and his kinship with the Belgian court helped to open the environments of European high society, although there was a country that could not return, Italy, which was sentenced in October 1965 to one year and six months in prison for a fraud offense of 30 million lire.
Jaime de Mora tried, with varying success, the adventure of cinema, theater, and showman. With itself or led by his company, released and walk around Spain comedies Decent people scare me Emilio Romero and directed by Adolfo Marsillach, and psychoanalysis himself al isis a wedding (1965), Vizcaino Casas, directed by Angel Martinez.
He appears in the film The Folly of Greatness (1971), with Louis de Funès, Yves Montand and Alice Sapritch, in a role he knows: that of a great of Spain, the Marquis de Priego.
He chained several modest jobs before meeting a few roles in theater and cinema. He played in several Spanish films, and in a British film, Nicholas and Alexandra(1971), history of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra.
This socialite with the original character, loving eccentric outfits, married in 1958 with a Mexican actress and in 1962 with Margit Ohlsen, a former Swedish model, was without descendants.
He contributed, along with the Prince of Hohenlohe, to make Marbella one of the most famous resorts in the world. An avenue and a statue perpetuate his memory.
He owned several nightclubs, which he himself encouraged by singing on the piano. Although he did not possess any noble title, from 1980 he began to request the rehabilitation of several titles: Duke of Vitonto, with the greatness of Spain, Marquis of Preux, Baron de Oticoren, Marquis of the Valley of Oaxaca and Marquis of Tabuerniga. He has authored an autobiographical book entitled Yo(1966), which he wrote during a retreat in a French castle.
In 1958 he married the Mexican actress Rosita Arena, a union that lasted only two months. Then, in 1962, he married again with the Swedish model Margit Ohlson, from whom she has separated on three occasions and with which she finally married a Catholic on March 18, 1978, in Madrid-
A self-confessed horse aficionado, Mohamed Dekkak visits a Moroccan property raising a Barb horse, a desert horse known for its great stamina.
Although not that much is known to the general public, there’s a strong influence that Barb holds upon other breeds of the horse as the Arabian.
Similar to Arabian Horse, the Barb Horse possibly had a strong influence on racing equestrian breeds. Many considered the Barb breed has more influence on racing horses compared to any other horse breed. Its influence can well be observed in a number of other equine breeds, like the Appaloosa, the Mustang, the American Quarter Horse, the Paso Fino, and the Argentinian Criollo.
In the 14th century, the Barb breed turns out to be highly valued across Europe wherein rich families own large racing stables. In England, the barb horse was used to develop other breeds like Thoroughbred for horse racing.
These days, the Barb Horse is largely raised in Morocco, Algeria, southern France, and Spain. Other varieties of the Barb Horse, includes the Tunisian Barb, Moroccan Barb, and Algerian Barb and Abaco Barb.
Due to Barb Horse’s willing personality, the breed may be used for many different functions. As a matter of fact, aside from equestrian sports competitions, these breeds of horses have been effectively used to work both in agriculture and the military. They are also great horses for conventional horse riding, and they can even be used in.
Barb horses are amazing to work with since they have a willingness to learn, making it easy to train them. Most importantly, these horses are gentle in nature which makes them a wonderful equestrian companion for riders, horse owners, and trainers of all levels.
There are several theories about the origin of the Barb breed. One said that this horse would come from a group of wild horses that survived the ice age. Doctors in animal paleontology argue between 1987 and 2002 that he is probably a clean horse in northern Africa, from a domesticated wild horse that has lived there for tens of thousands of years. The Barb horse would be one of the oldest breeds in the world. It was established that the horse was absent during Saharan prehistory. It would have been introduced at the IIth millennium BC. AD. Research in Algeria shows that horses’ bones are found in deposits dating back 4000 years or more. In North Africa, the horse is an integral part of human life, in all its history. Rock paintings representing horses have been found in Algeria. The Barb horse is an autochthonous race from the Maghreb in North Africa (Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya), according to paleontological studies and DNA analysis.. This origin is reinforced by the rock engravings and paintings and by the monuments that exist on the soil of North Africa from Libya to Morocco. These inscriptions represent the domestication of a horse with the morphological characteristics of the current barb horse. The Barb horse has been raised since antiquity for hunting, war, parade, and work. He is the traditional companion of the nomads and breeders of the Atlas and Hauts Plateaux.
The Roman sources attest (under the name of the Barbary horse) of the presence of these horses among the “barbarians”. These animals are traded throughout the Roman Empire and reach many Mediterranean countries such as Italy and France. Mount of the Numidians, the Barb is used by the armies of Julius Caesar deployed during the Gallic Wars. In the vii th and viii th centuries, many Barb horses arrive in Europe with the Muslim conquests. These horses back the royal stables of the courts of Europe since the xiv th century. Antoine de Pluvinel extols their qualities and their abilities to classic dressage.
Barb has influenced many breeds in the world such as the Purebred Spanish and Lusitano as well as the Navarin Horse, the Argentine Criollo, and the Mustang descended from wild barbed and Iberian horses. A presumed barb stallion, Godolphin Arabian, is one of the three founding stallions of the Thoroughbred breed. Erwin Rommelrequisitioned many Barbes horses for the [evasive] Russian campaign.
In France, the race is re-discovered at the end of the xx th century after a long period of neglect. In 1987, a few people organize World Barb Day in Algier. The stud-book is opened in 1989 in France. There are just over 100 births in the French studbook of the breed in 2006.
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Experience the modern day royalty at Royal Mansour, Marrakech. Royal Mansour, nestled inside Marrakech’s old city, is a sanctuary of classy Riads. Marrakech is a city divided into halves, the old town, defined by unique orange clay city, and the new city that’s expanding fast.
Royal Mansour is more than perfect for a relaxed holiday, a sweet escape or quiet family getaway. The hotel offered me an incredible set of amenities and fun activities that are in absolute harmony with its guest. I, sometimes have to pinch myself to ensure I’m not dreaming. It is a real privilege to be here.
Royal Mansour is an extraordinary experience and one of the true jewels in Marrakech tourism. Bespoke design is at the heart of the Royal Mansour, cleverly designed with subtle influences from Morocco’s rich and artistic heritage.
An enduring symbol of exceptional and promising hospitality made me feel I’m home in a City of sophisticated haven that is all set to deliver on the new levels of refinement and innovation with a discernible, and discerning, Morocco’s touch.
This is one of my memorable experience that will last a lifetime, an unforgettable holiday simply turned into a moment of magic.
Mohamed Dekkak with Alba and Hicham Belarbi
Prata Event, Communications and Strategy Events Advisor, launches its new 100% Green Complex project, a first in Africa. At a time when Morocco is developing the strategy “Nation Branding,” to strengthen its capital, new green structure projects become a key element in positioning the country in the region and across the globe concerning its initiatives to decrease Morocco’s dependence from conventional energies. The country also actively promotes eco-friendly habits and its reputation as a green country especially with the launch of COP22 in 2016.
Our project consists of the creation of a luxury “eco-lodge” palace, receptive center and sports pole. This prestigious site will also be equipped with a car circuit adapted to hybrid cars among others.
The complex is expected to be eco-friendly from its construction. Recycled materials, special paints as well as modern technology and other environmental practices will be used in the design of the building.
This project will be developed in Tangier, a booming city in terms of tourism. This pearl of the North pleases attracts many visitors and investors thanks to various riches it contains.
Renewable energies, clean technologies, waste recycling, the Kingdom of Morocco is gearing on solutions to the many environmental issues. Prata Events is well aware of this and has always kept in mind the promotion of the Kingdom as the ultimate goal, committing to the “Palace Green” Project.
Chairman and Founder of Adgeco Group, Mohamed Dekkak attended the launch together with Hicham Belarbi and was seen with Prata Event’s Alba who launched the Prata project in Marrakech.
Ambassador of France to the United Arab Emirates, Ludovic Pouille, has invited prominent personalities in the U.A.E. to celebrate the National Day of France. The event was held at the luxurious ballroom of Ritz Hotel – Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal on Saturday night, 14th of July 2018.
This important holiday celebration, most especially to the French people was attended by government leaders, heads of various international business councils, businessmen and important personalities from the civil society. Adgeco Group’s Chairman and Founder, Mohamed Dekkak attended the occasion together with Noeleen Saeed, President of the Irish Business Council Abu Dhabi as well as Mr. Bachir Belbachir Haskouri AB Consultant.
The significance of National Day of France
Similar to United States’ Independence Day, the National Day of France, recognized as Bastille Day is France’s national holiday that denotes the attack of the Bastille in the 1700s and is called La Fête Nationale Française.
During the eighteenth century, the country was in serious economic and political crisis, and the French people were disappointed with the administration under King Louis XVI’s rule, which ended up with high taxes and food shortages.
A symbol of cruelty and injustice in Paris, the Bastille which was an old prison and fortress held captured many political rebels. Then on July 14, 1789, a fuming crowd stormed the Bastille and freed the seven prisoners before taking the weapons stowed inside.
The attack was momentous for it proved to revolutionaries that the King had weak control over his armies and destabilized his power. The event spark of what later has been known as the French Revolution and the kingdom was ultimately dethroned.
King Louis and his wife Queen Marie Antoinette were detained and were executed together with other people who supported the royal family.
The Bastille and Eiffel Tower
The people of France celebrated the very first Bastille Day during the first anniversary of the storming, on the same site where the famous Eiffel Tower now stands. The iconic structure opened officially in 1889, precisely a hundred years after the storming of Bastille and was constructed to commemorate the 100th anniversary.
Celebrating Bastille Day
Bastille Day is being observed across France every 14th of July. Citizens are dancing in the streets and waving the country’s flag – a tradition practiced up to this day. A lot of people go to significant public events like parades, performances, and firework displays.
In 1880, a political leader named Benjamin Raspail proposed that July 14 should become a national holiday in France. Since then, the holiday has been held annually to remind today’s generation of the people who fought for freedom and justice in society.
France and U.A.E. Relations
On the occasion of National Day of France, a message of peace and congratulations was extended by H.H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the President of France, Emmanuel Marcon.
The French President was quoted saying about the status of culture in the cooperation relations between France and the UAE. President Marcon told the press during the Paris International Book Fair, that the culture occupies a significant place in the UAE-France relations. This statement was reiterated during his speech at the opening of Louvre Abu Dhabi. The French President believes in this high status of culture to build a good future together.
French-Emirati Cultural Dialogue
France and the U.A.E. have created a healthy relationship from the time the Federation in 1971 was established. Inspired by the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed, the country’s Founding father, the U.A.E. has continuously sought to foster the relationship grounded in trust and friendship. This national bond is developed by a privileged strategic partnership, solid economic connections, a close political and defense cooperation, and top initiatives in the fields of education and culture.
On the 8th of November 2017, the strong friendship among the government of France and the United Arab Emirates was reaffirmed on the occasion of the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s inauguration. The presence of both government leaders graced this huge event, Emmanuel Macron, the President of the French Republic, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum the Vice-President, Prime minister, Minister of Defense of the U.A.E. and Ruler of Dubai, as well as His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
A new cooperation agreement implementing the “French-Emirati Cultural Dialogue” was signed on November 9th, 2017, to be able to develop the range of exchanges and encounters, in France, and in the UAE throughout the whole country.
The excellent relationship between these two countries can very well be manifested and experience among the many cultural and tourist hotspots in the city. Led by the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the most significant artistic project promoted by France abroad and Arab world’s very first universal museum. There is the Emirati university Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi that offers French degrees to students from different nationalities, INSEAD and ESMOD, leading French establishments in the UAE, along with other French schools and universities which have collaborated with esteemed Emirati institutions, particularly in the fields of justice, medicine, and arts.
The Best Place on the planet is Kaaba where people from the world gathered. Even you traveled around the world, but you always want to come here again and wish to live here for the rest of your life.
Every Muslims intends to visit this holy place at least once in their life. In Kaaba, you feel the real-time peace for the soul which is a stunning experience in my life. When you see the Kaaba, you don’t even want to blink your eyes, and there is no better way in the life to see Al-Kaaba in front with your own eyes.
A beautiful place for meditation, just heaven on earth. There are no words to describe my happiness to visit this holy place. There you will be able to see people all over the world praying to God.
People from all the cultures and races arrive here to get the peace. This place is the most significant example of unity, faith & discipline.