Bulgari unveiled its fifth property, the Bulgari Resort Dubai, earlier this month to a selected audience, with an array of spectacles from live music and dance, to exceptional cuisine and pyrotechnic shows.

Through a discovery journey of the resort in four different locations, guests were dazzled by ballet performances, live music, and a star-studded red carpet.

The Dubai resort is built on a seahorse-shaped island that was created especially for Bulgari. The exclusive opening preview was attended by VIP guests, including Bulgari brand ambassadors, who added some celebrity sparkle to the event, such as model Bella Hadid, Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander, model and actor Jon Kortajarena, and model Jasmine Sanders.

Regional celebrities included the Lebanese star Nadine Nassib Njeim, Egyptian cinema power couple Mona Zaki and husband Ahmed Helmy, Tunisian actress Hend Sabry, and Lebanese TV Host Wissam Breidy, accompanied by his Tunisian wife and model Rym Saidi. They were joined by top international press and a number of eminent Emirati dignitaries and public figures from Dubai’s thriving arts and culture scene.

Singer Matteo Brancaleoni, one of the leading Italian jazz interpreters, brought on stage the best 10 songs of his repertoire combining international titles and emblematic Italian successes such as Volare and O Sole Mio.

Italian culture was at the heart of the event, including orchestral performances, a scenographic light show, and the dance music of famous Italian artist DJ Mokai.

A long-distance light installation, visible from land and sea, ensured Bulgari left its indelible mark on the Dubai skyline to be seen from far and wide. A delectable Italian dinner was specially designed by Michelin-starred chef, Niko Romito, the curator of Bulgari’s Ristorante. Before guests danced away the evening under the stars at the chocolate party held in the Yacht Club, Bulgari CEO Jean-Christophe Babin spoke of his pride at the resort’s launch.

“We hope this architectural masterpiece, not only the stunning design of the resort by our architectural team, but the magnificence of a seahorse-shaped island, will truly put The Bulgari Resort Dubai on the map as being one of the city’s most iconic destinations,” Babin said.

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