ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – World Luxury Expo, Abu Dhabi, the third edition of the World Luxury Expo series was hosted at the magnificent Emirates Palace from 27-29 September 2013.
The first day of World Luxury Expo, Abu Dhabi was a salubrious occasion with the event officially inaugurated by H.R.H Prince Faisal bin Saud Al Faisal.
The magnificence of the Emirates Palace Etihad Ballroom was perfectly complimented by the luxury brands that took up residence for the World Luxury Expo over the three day period.
Setting the tone – on arrival, invited guests were welcomed to a grand display of a Rolls-Royce Ghost 1001 Nights Bespoke Edition, valued at $436,562.
A selection of event highlights included three hundred year old jewellery house, Mozafarian, showcasing a Royal Collection of exquisite casks to commemorate 2,500 years of the Persian Empire. The collection’s value is priceless as these are now part of the museum collection. Mozafarian also presented a 171 carat Royal Necklace valued at $15,000,000.
Danish Zenvo ST1 Supercar made its UAE debut at World Luxury Expo, Abu Dhabi. This hand-built 7 litre V8 engine supercar has a limited production run with only 15 cars to be built and sold to specially approved customers – valued at $1,000,000.
Comments Angela Kashina, CEO of Zenvo Automotive, “Our ideal customers are those who not only have the financial means for the purchase and maintenance of this unique car, but are also knowledgeable enough to appreciate and enjoy our technologically remarkable machine. Of course, such privilege should not be afforded to anybody who wishes for it, which is why our philosophy is to build a relationship with our potential customers from the beginning to ensure they share the same passion for supercar technology that we do. Manufacture and sale of 15 vehicles is another way to ensure driving Zenvo ST1 remains a privilege of the selected few.
There are two Zenvo ST1 already sold so the remaining 13 will be shared between Middle East (GCC), Russia, Chine and Europe markets equally. In our first model, we have built a supercar that can easily compete with the highest class of well-known supercars. Moreover, we believe Zenvo ST1 stands out among these through its bold and aggressive design as well as top performance supercharger and turbocharger engine that was developed in-house. We also believe a unique and exclusive supercar such as this deserves to be owned and driven by an elite class of customers. With this in mind, we understand the importance of building long-lasting relationships with such unique customers and are excited to embark on this journey.”
The Sitara of Ka’aba was presented by Barakat Galllery, valued at $ 4,850,000. This magnificent artefact was an external curtain made to cover the door of the Kaab, one of Islam’s holiest sites. It was commissioned in 1181 Hijrah by Sultan Selim III (1761-1808) known for his reforms of the state system as well as for his love of music, poetry, and the arts.
Haute parfumier, House of Sillage, presented a limited edition Pink Enamel Travel Spray that consisted of 122.4 grams of 18kt rose gold, 1.96ct pink sapphire and 3.20ct VSF round brilliant cut diamonds in a pavé setting.
Moiseikin Jewellery, renowned for creating one of a kind jewellery pieces and objets d’art, presented the “Horn of Plenty” at the event. The exquisite tourbillon time piece was valued at more than $1,500,000 and consisted of over 4,000 diamonds with the total weight of over 30 carats.
Three days of regal opulence and indulgence were summed up by a quotation by Sir Henry Royce (1863-1933), co-founder of Rolls Royce Motorcars Ltd., “The quality remains long after the price is forgotten.”
The 4th edition of World Luxury Expo now takes place at the luxurious St Regis, Doha from 14-16 November 2013.
To set the tone for the upcoming event, on arrival to the St. Regis guests will be welcomed by a vintage 1911 Rolls-Royce Motor Car, set on a floating display in the lobby water feature.
Also exhibiting is the “Rolls-Royce” of pianos, the magnificent Steinway & Sons, comments Vincent Corver, Manager of Steinway Piano Gallery, CDC – Qatar, “A Steinway is an instrument of the finest quality and through our association with the CrystalRocked, there is the opportunity to own an extraordinarily distinctive, bespoke Steinway grand piano that is the perfect blend of sophistication and glamour. At World Luxury Expo, we will be displaying a crystalized 1/6 scale model grand piano valued at $3,200,000.”
World Luxury Expo features a wonderful selection of carefully selected luxury categories including fine art, high-end jewellery, fashion, hand-crafted time pieces, designer furniture and exquisite table settings, luxury automobiles, fine dining, private aviation, and luxury travel. All participating exhibitors are leaders in their respective fields, who constantly strive for the ultimate in quality and perfection.
Those looking to attend World Luxury Expo, Doha can request an invitation and pre-register online at http://world-luxury-group.com/preregister/doha2013
Following the Doha edition, World Luxury Expo will return to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi in 2014, creating an annual signature series of events in the GCC region.
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