October in Dubai translates to two things: the beginning of good weather and the arrival of eagerly awaited outdoor soirées, concerts, and festivals. This weekend, Dubai is playing host to everything from a fashion extravaganza to food markets and art exhibitions. And, needless to say, dressing the part is half the fun of attending. Here, Savoir Flair lists three very diverse scenes that you should be seen at this weekend, along with enough style inspiration to help you steal the show.
Fashion Forward Dubai, D3
Fashion Forward Dubai returns to the ultra trendy neighborhood of d3 for its eighth season this weekend, providing a dedicated platform to both emerging and established talents from the region and beyond. This event is where you’ll want to wear your statement pieces to stand out in the crowd and get snapped by photographers who are keeping an eye on new and unique trends between the shows.
Ripe Market, Zabeel Park
Ripe Market runs across several venues around the year, but our favorite Zabeel Park location is back, taking place each Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., starting tomorrow. Not only can you enjoy a relaxed day out with friends, but also sample some of the best brewed coffee for breakfast and freshly grilled burgers for lunch. And if those do not hit the spot, a little retail therapy at the stalls of regional designers will. A style tip to scoring points at the park is to stay comfortable, yet blend in with your natural surroundings – think airy skirts, light denim, or matching pajama-style coordinates.
'When Time Does Not Exist', Gulf Photo Plus
Featuring photographic work about Beirut, the When Time Does Not Exist exhibition by Stephane Lagoutte and Randa Mirza is now in its final leg, so catch it while you still can. The showcase explores Beirut as a city that has been forgotten and one that has yet to be created through a mix of present-day photos and archival material. When stopping by Gulf Photo Plus, a great way to visibly express your appreciation of the arts is to dress up for the occasion – formal yet artsy is the vibe to aim for.