From the mega malls to the desert dunes, peel away the shiny wrapper on the UAE capital and revel in a curated collection of luxury experiences
1. Featuring 350 extraordinary objects, the 10,000 Years of Luxury exhibition at Louvre Abu Dhabi will take you on an historical tour of the lavish. Running until 18 February 2020, it shines a light on the ways in which luxury has been interpreted by different cultures, from furniture fit for royalty to couture from iconic fashion houses and virtuous objects from Christian Dior, Chanel, Cartier and more. Plus, you can immerse yourself in a sensory journey thanks to the olfactory art installation, USO – The Perfumed Cloud.
2. Those with a penchant for designer labels should strut to The Galleria Al Maryah Island, which is hosting a shopping-inspired leg of the Flânerie Colbert Abu Dhabi luxury event series until 14 December. Intended to explore 21st-century French luxury, with a heavy focus on craftsmanship, you can expect showstopping window displays and some absolutely fabulous happenings, such as Louis Vuitton demonstrating its iconic monogram painting technique, and a masterclass in the art of saddle making with Hermès.
3. Experience a slice of luxury deep in the desert at the ultra Instagrammable Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, which has introduced an impressive line-up of luxurious new adventures to mark its 10th anniversary. The Bedouin Night Camping Experience invites you to spend the night in a Bedouin-style tent under a canopy of stars. Arrive by camel and savour an authentic Emirati dinner in the Hadheera. Plus, there’s a thrilling range of activities to try, from archery to dune bashing.
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Photo: The Bedouin Night Camping Experience at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara