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Luxury Fashion Week in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 25. Nov, 2012 by in Destinations

Now that Christmas is just a month away, shopping for Christmas gifts is coming to the forefront of everyone’s minds. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a shopping aficionado who loves to scour the department stores or you’d rather avoid the manic crowds during the Christmas rush, finding the perfect present can be a real struggle. This year, why not think outside the box and get all of your Christmas shopping done at once, whilst also enjoying a relaxing winter break?

Abu Dhabi is the ideal destination if you’re looking to get away before Christmas – just imagine being able to relax in a luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi whilst rain and snow are predicted for the UK! Not only will you be able to enjoy the hot weather of the Arabian Gulf, but Abu Dhabi is also a great place to get your Christmas shopping done – from the expanses of the traditional Arabian markets to the stunning modern malls which include high-end designer boutiques!

Jumeirah at Etihad Towers - Abu Dhabi - Elegant ResortsIf you’re thinking about heading to Abu Dhabi for a shopping break, now is definitely the right time to go! This November, Abu Dhabi is playing host to the first ever Luxury Fashion Week; meaning that shopping fanatics and fashionistas from the world over will be descending on the destination! The inaugural event will run from November 25th – 29th, set in the stunning location of the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers – a perfect setting for the abundance of luxury fashion which will be showcased!

For those who love the exuberance of catwalk shows, the opening events of the Luxury Fashion Week will certainly be your cup of tea! With two evenings of BMW Haute Couture shows, you can expect some world famous designers showing brand new collections – reportedly even including the latest collection by world-famous fashion house Jean Paul Gaultier. The next two evenings welcome some prestigious buy-to-wear collections, including pieces from designers such as Carolina Herrera NY, Hervé Léger and Paule Ka Collections – and if you’re looking for some fashion that you really won’t find at home, acclaimed Arabian designers such as Walid Atallah and Reem and Hind Beljafla will also have collections on show.

In the hours between these stunning catwalk shows, you’ll find that there’s plenty of shopping which can be done across the streets of Abu Dhabi. You don’t even need to leave the luxury of the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers to fulfil your retail therapy needs! Avenue at Etihad Towers offers a huge range of exciting designer stores, meaning you can find the latest collections of Herve Leger, the highest heels from Manolo Blahnik and the most exclusive watches from Rolex all within the resort!

If you’re looking for some unique reminders from your Abu Dhabi shopping trip, don’t miss a trip to the traditional Arabian souks. Whether it’s sparkling jewellery that catches your eye, or local fabrics which are unlike anything you’d see at home, you’re sure to find something unique. We’d recommend visiting the Al Ain Souk to get the full experience – but there are a variety of different souks to try – from the Carpet souk right through to the Al Mina Fruit and Vegetable souk!

Shopping in Abu Dhabi is a delight – from luxury designer collections housed in glossy boutiques right through to the sights, sounds and smells of a traditional souk. If you’re planning on a shopping break to Abu Dhabi and want to experience some of the excitement of the first ever Luxury Fashion Week, Elegant Resorts would recommend staying at the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers – the stunning luxury hotel which is part of a complex of five towers with sophisticated decor throughout! Alternatively, why not consider The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Central, which is due to open in December 2012, or the Emirates Palace – the only hotel in Abu Dhabi to offer a butler service!


About Lizzie

Lizzie loves that her job has taken her to some of the most remarkable places in the world. Travel is her passion and she believes that there can be no better place to work than for Elegant Resorts. Lizzie has a great deal of experience in planning destination weddings, family holidays and short breaks across the world.

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