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See Abu Dhabi’s Most Iconic Spots Through the Lens of Fashion

Mthayel Al Ali. Shirt and trousers, Max Mara; boots, ByFar; sunglasses, Bally. Photography Sabrina Rynas

Vogue Arabia’s ongoing campaign in collaboration with Retail Abu Dhabi aims to support retail and further the positioning of Abu Dhabi as the summer’s style hub with various programs, including in-store brand activations and global style masterclasses.

Creating content with local talent, Vogue Arabia has produced photoshoots with leading Middle East-based influencers dressed and captured by 10 regional stylists and photographers. Shot at iconic Abu Dhabi locations, each picture highlights the cultural and contemporary beauty of the capital, fusing the photographed venues with expertly handpicked fashion hallmarks.

Here, your front-row pass to 10 unmissable photoshoots.

Enjy Kiwan, by Sandra Chidiac Dubai-based photographer


Clutching a race car helmet and waving a finish flag, Dubai-based TV presenter Enjy Kiwan, photographed by Sandra Chidiac, exudes a renegade aura at Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi’s beloved racecourse where champions meet. Sporting crisp coats and stout boots amid supercars, she means business.

Tala Aboushaar, by Faheem Ismail  Pakistani stylist

Shrouded in shimmering gowns of regality, Syrian Dubai-based influencer Tala Aboushaar, dressed by Pakistani fashion stylist Faheem Ismail, loses herself among magnificent chandeliers and cascading staircases in the St Regis Abu Dhabi.

Nour Ghandour, by Cedric Haddad – Lebanese fashion stylist

Perched upon Emirates Palace’s opulent marble, granite, and stone Arabian architecture, Egyptian television presenter Nour Ghandour wears billowing statement dresses reminiscent of summer evenings and cocktail parties, styled by Cedric Haddad.

Rhea Jacobs, by Rabih Rowell – Lebanese fashion creative

Dubai-based Indian influencer Rhea Jacobs stuns in large tied-up bows, loose netted silhouettes, and cozy sweater gowns, styled by Lebanese fashion creative Rabih Rowell, against dainty curtains and on marble floors at the Conrad Etihad Towers.

Zeinab Hammoud, by Mixalis Khoury – Lebanese photographer

Dubai-based digital creator Zeinab Hammoud combines formal blazers, leather jackets and gloves, sparkly sundresses, and leisurely hoodies in whimsically adventurous combinations. Lebanese photographer Mixalis Khoury captures her bold attitude at the Abu Dhabi EDITION hotel.

Deema Al Asadi, by Sarah Keyrouz Lebanese celebrity stylist

A luxurious backdrop on the edge of Abu Dhabi offers lush green thickets, the calm ebb and flow of waters in salt marshes, and misty skies at the Anantara Eastern Mangroves. TV host of Arabic channel MBC1, Deema Al Asadi, brings to life bold luxury statement coats, dresses, and accessories styled by Lebanese celebrity stylist Sarah Keyrouz.

Eleen Suliman, by Jennifer Kolomoni Dubai-based fashion consultant

Surrounded by lavish white and liquid gold architecture depicting motifs of Yas Island’s iconic waterways at the W Abu Dhabi hotel, Saudi TV presenter and influencer Eleen Suliman both effortlessly blends into the background and stands out in stunning creations styled by Dubai-based fashion consultant Jennifer Kolomoni.

Layla Kardan, by Celia-Jane Ukwenya Dubai-based stylist and London College of Fashion alumna

Whether it’s riding camelback in Al Ain, vacationing at Emirates Palace tucked away from the hustle of the city, looking out from a skyscraper office in the Etihad Towers, or losing herself in the gigantic Al Jahili Fort, Dubai-based Iranian singer-songwriter Layla Kardan evokes quintessential Abu Dhabi experiences dressed in various voluminous textures and silhouettes styled by London College of Fashion alumna Celia-Jane Ukwenya. The alt-pop artist, behind musical hits such as Closer and Goddess, is  currently working on an album set to release soon.

Mthayel Al Ali, by Sabrina Rynas Dubai-based photographer

At Al Wathba Hotel, an intimate retreat suffused with palm trees, natural arid beauty and serene tranquility, Emirati businesswoman Mthayel Al Ali becomes one with classical dwellings, traditional artwork, and playful creatures of the desert, donning layered pieces with timeless local details, photographed by Dubai-based creative Sabrina Rynas.

Mohammed and Humaid Hadban, by Rudolf Azzi Dubai-based photographer and artist

Sporting geometric patterns and traditional protective coats with modern splashes and twists, Emirati influencer twins Mohammed and Humaid Hadban, photographed by Dubai-based artist Rudolf Azzi at the Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation, reflect the city’s commitment to nurturing Emirati heritage, art and literature, and a welcoming culture of tolerance and hospitality.

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Enjy Kiwan
Photography: Sandra Chidiac
Style: Amine Jreissati
Hair and makeup: Michel Kiwarkis
Photography assistant: Jaffer Shereef
Location: Yas Marina Circuit

Tala Aboushaar
Style: Faheem Ismail
Photography: Zohaib Pervez
Makeup and hair: Sana Zohaib
Style assistant: Samreen Kazi
Lighting assistant: Yasir Shah
Location: St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Nation Towers

Nour Ghandour
Style: Cedric Haddad
Photography: Rudolf Azzi
Makeup and hair: Michel Kiwarkis
Production: Danica Zivkovic
Style assistant: Jad Khalil
Photography assistant: Karimar Salario
Location: Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi

Rhea Jacobs
Photography: Rudolf Azzi
Style: Rabih Rowel
Hair and makeup: Sammy Khojasteh
Style assistant: Monique Spearman
Location: Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers

Zeinab Hammoud
Photography: Michel Boulos
Style: Cedric Haddad
Location: The Abu Dhabi Edition

Mthayel Al Ali
Style: Chloe Bosher
Hair and makeup: Athina Doutis
Assistant: Emanuel Orao
Location: Al Wathba Hotel

Deema Al Asadi
Style: Sarah Keyrouz
Hair and makeup: Michel Kiwarkis
Assistant photographer: Jaffar Shereey
Location: Anantara Eastern Mangroves

Eleen Suliman
Style: Jennifer Kolomoni
Hair and makeup: Michel Kiwarkis
Photographer sssistant: Maryame Tmiri
Location: W Abu Dhabi

Humaid Hadban and Mohammed Hadban
Style: Rabih Rowell
Hair and makeup: Michel Kiwarkis
Assistant: Karimar Salario
Location: Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation

Layla Kardan
Style: Celia-Jane Ukwenya
Hair and makeup: Athina Doutis
Fashion stylist sssistant: Nebal El Assaad, Astrid Mora
Location: 8th Street Studios


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