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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 25 June 2018

Glitz and glamour at Bulgari Hotel opening - in pictures 

To launch its first UAE property, Bulgari brought in a slew of actresses and models

Bella Hadid attends the grand opening of Bulgari Dubai Resort on December 5, 2017. All photos by Vittorio Zunino Celotto / Getty Images for Bulgari
Bella Hadid attends the grand opening of Bulgari Dubai Resort on December 5, 2017. All photos by Vittorio Zunino Celotto / Getty Images for Bulgari

On December 5, a horde of A-listers descended on Dubai to celebrate the opening of the first Bulgari hotel in the UAE, on the man-made Jumeriah Bay Island.

In the crowd was model and Bulgari ambassador Bella Hadid, as well as Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander and male supermodel Jon Kortajarena.

Amid the bright colours of Hadid's yellow silk dress and Jasmine Sanders's orange kaftan, high-jewellery Bulgari pieces gleamed in the lights. Former Miss Lebanon Nadine Nassib Njeim rocked a Serpenti necklace and bracelet, while Sanders, also known as the Golden Barbie, wore a necklace from the Italian Garden high-jewellery collection, with Bulgari's trademark cabochon-cut stones.

Jordanian-Palestinian actress Saba Mubarak, meanwhile, wore a white diamond Festa necklace, paired with a strapless dress. As brand ambassador, Hadid went all out, and wore a Serpenti necklace and bracelet with earrings and ring, and carried a Bulgari clutch, too.