After (nearly) taking over the Vogue Arabia office as its editor-in-chief, Abla Fahita will now make her debut at the 2022 Ball of Arabia on December 15 as its co-presenter. The sassy and stylish Egyptian—dubbed the Middle East’s highest-paid presenter—will be joined on stage by Lebanese entrepreneur and model Jessica Kahawaty, who will return to the spectacular event as its emcee for the third time. While Kahawaty is known for her grace and elegance that surrounds the Ball of Arabia every edition, Fahita will bring her razor-sharp wit to the stage to deliver repartee like never before. This collaboration is notably special as the Ball of Arabia’s theme for the year celebrates the Golden Age and divas of Arabia, promising an entertaining evening to remember.
A known philanthropist, Kahawaty wears many hats in her life, while raising a voice for social justice issues in the Middle East, and managing Arab food concept Mama Rita as its founder and CEO with her mother. As for Fahita, the mother-of-two is beloved for her latest hit Netflix series, Drama Queen, as well as her smart-talking sense of humor that often leaves mouths agape. What will happen when the two meet? Vogue Arabia was incidentally in earshot of the duo’s conversation which serves as the perfect sneak peek at their chemistry.
Watch how Fahita broke the news of being the co-host to Kahawaty, and discussed a matter of great importance to both: their outfits for the Ball of Arabia. Fahita may have convinced Kahawaty to wear something that doesn’t steal the spotlight from her, but only December 15 will tell whether she will play along. After all, the two “don’t want to clash, but complement…”