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 preview to select guests, included Bulgari brand ambassadors and VIPs who added some celebrity sparkle to the event, was held on the seahorse-shaped island, including 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 her husband Ahmed Helmy, Tunisian actress Hend Sabry, and Lebanese TV Host Wissam Breidy who was master of ceremony accompanied by his Tunisian wife and model Rym Saidy. 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 of the Bvlgari Resort Dubai 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 Bvlgari Resort Dubai event, including orchestral performances, a scenographic light show and the dance music of famous Italian deejay 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 Il 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.
He said: “This is a momentous day for us here at Bulgari, to launch in one of the most talked about cities in the world. 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 Bvlgari Resort Dubai on the map as being one of the city’s most iconic destinations”.