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8 Stars from the Region Share Their Post-Lockdown Plans

As movement restrictions around the region begin to ease, people can’t help but plan their first post-lockdown venture outdoors, albeit with safety measures. From something as big as overseas travel to home countries to simply heading to a favorite local café for a much-needed treat in support of small businesses, the opportunities are endless when all precautions are taken.

We asked eight of the most renowned names in the region’s fashion, beauty, and entertainment industries what is on their mind when it comes to post-lockdown plans. Here’s what they had to say…



Dorra Zarrouk

Dorra Zarrouk

Photographed by Domen / Van De Velde for Vogue Arabia

“I am looking forward to traveling after lockdown — most probably to Paris or Tunis first, but if not, I want to begin shooting for a new project.”

Lojain Omran
TV presenter

Lojain Omran

Photographed by Ziga Mihelcic for Vogue Arabia

“I am going to Nuraai Island, to spend my weekend there. This is my first official [post-lockdown] vacation.”

Karen Wazen
Founder, Karen Wazen Eyewear

Karen Wazen

Photographed by Mazen Abusrour for Vogue Arabia

“After the lockdown ends I will do my best to be with my family in Lebanon, my hometown. Being away from them for so long has been hard on me. I miss my family and my home and hope to be able to be reunited soon.”

Mohammed Ashi
Couturier, Ashi Studio

Mohammed Ashi, Ashi Studio

Photographed by Stephanie Galea for Vogue Arabia

“After lockdown, I will immerse myself in nature. While I have been filling my home with plants and flowers, I am longing to adventure out through the lush Bois de Boulogne in Paris.”

Joelle Mardinian
Makeup artist

Joelle Mardinian

Courtesy of Instagram/@joellemardinian

“At the moment I’m not jumping at the idea of planning things as soon as the lockdown is over. I’m really enjoying my home life. This is a treat for me since I work and travel a lot. If anything, I’m looking forward to airports opening up so I can travel to my home in the South of France and we can also stay at home and enjoy our house there.”

Rami Al Ali
Couturier, Rami Al Ali Couture

Rami Al Ali

Courtesy of Rami Al Ali

“The thing I am looking forward to the most is traveling. Usually, it is my source of re-energizing, connecting, getting inspired, seeing something new. It is the thing I miss the most and looking forward to, as well as the first thing I am going to practice as soon as life goes back to the new norm.”

Furne One
Couturier, Amato Couture

Furne One, amato couture

Courtesy of Amato Couture

“After the lockdown, I will brave the new norms and challenge the creativity of my team and myself further to progress and build ideas – surrounded in vision, progress, innovation, and ingenuity. To vigorously expand our horizons in ways that benefit not only the company but the entire fashion community with a shared destiny.”

Dana Hourani

Dana Hourani

Photo: Instagram/@danahourani

“After the lockdown ends I will travel to Beirut to hug my mom first, then go straight to the studio to finish working on my album.”

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