There is so much to tell you all this month starting with our exciting brand partnership with Camilla Franks launching My Dubai Dreams collection.
With Ramadan around the corner we felt it was opportune to also provide more cultural insights into Destination Dubai and what the visitor can expect in this period.
Finally remember to answer the questions below to go into the draw to win a luxury travel accessory prize from the My Dubai Dreams collection.
Thank you for your continued support of Dubai.
Director – Australia & New Zealand
Dubai Tourism and leading fashion label CAMILLA are excited to announce a colourful partnership with a collection inspired by the cultural melting pot of Dubai. The collaboration brings a splash of Dubai to the Australian fashion scene, showcasing key elements of design, colour and femininity that represents Camilla Franks’ exploration through the Emirati city. Inspired by the Arabian Desert and the bustling souks of inner city Dubai, the new CAMILLA capsule collection, My Dubai Dreams, features the iconic kaftan and other fashion items as well several travel accessories including a passport holder, beach bag, beauty bag and scarf, all in a matching print that reflects the colours and designs of Dubai.
“My time in Dubai was adventurous and eye opening. I wanted to incorporate my experience into a print and truly push the boundaries of people’s perceptions of Dubai. The design, called My Dubai Dream, is made up of references which includes the intricate tile work and architecture at my hotel, Madinat Jumeirah the Arabian Resort of Dubai, the jaw-dropping ceilings of the Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque and the Presidential Royal Suite at the iconic Burj Al Arab,” added Franks.
“This is an exciting collaboration for Dubai Tourism,” said Julie King Director – Australia and New Zealand, Dubai Tourism, “While many Australians associate Dubai with a bustling fashion and shopping scene, the aim of this collection is to showcase the natural beauty and culture and tell the story of the city through design. CAMILLA’s My Dubai Dream brings that to life, harnessing Dubai’s vibrant colour palate with prints inspired by architecture, designs, tiles and artworks of the city and its hotels and attractions,” added Ms King.
Question 1. The design of the collection, called My Dubai Dreams, is made up of references – name 2 of the 3 references which were used.
Question 2. What was the aim of Dubai Tourism partnering with Camilla Franks?
Please send your answers via email to Fiona Stewart on firstname.lastname@example.org by COB Friday 9 June to submit your entry.
The winner will be drawn on Wednesday 14 June and notified via email.
Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is expected to begin on 27 May this year. The Holy month is a time when the otherwise frenetic pace of the city takes a slow, deep breath. Spend Ramadan in Dubai to see a whole new side to the city, learn about the local culture, try authentic Emirati cuisine and experience traditional festivities.
As the sun sets, the city comes to life as families and friends head to Dubai’s elaborately decorated Ramadan tents to break their fasts with an Iftar buffet (sunset feast) or Suhoor (early morning feast). It is a real opportunity to savour a fascinating city wide experience. More info on Ramadan Tent experiences >
Immerse yourself in the spirit of Ramadan at a traditional Iftar at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding. The Iftar here is as authentic as they come, held in the courtyard of the wind-tower house in Al Fahidi Historical Neighborhood.
Where to eat like a local and discover new Arabian flavours? Indian spices, Levantine specialties, Persian ingredients and the Bedouin lifestyle have all combined to influence the cuisine of Dubai. It is as cosmopolitan as the city’s culture. Learn more >
Ten exciting days of entertainment and incredible shopping offers just in time for Eid in Dubai. This shopping bazaar focuses on featuring branded merchandise from retailers across the region.
When: : 1 June - 10 June 2017
Where: Dubai World Trade Center
Malls in Dubai open traditionally from 10am until 2am with food court areas open until 3am during Ramadan. Designated covered food areas are available in the Mall for visitors to eat during the day.
Attractions are generally open later in this period too. A guide to opening hours across attractions will be available soon.
Our top spots for authentic, great value meals. Dubai is home to a vast array of cultures, so there's always a place to find an authentic, bargain-priced meal. Street food fans and culinary explorers will be pleased to find that some of the best unfussy dining in Dubai can be found on a shoestring. Cheap eats in Dubai >