Spring in the City | The March Luxe List

We have your Luxe List of events and places to be and be seen this March: From the Tribe-Equinox party at Coya Dubai, to luxurious culinary journeys at Emirates Palace and the Rosewood Abu Dhabi via quintessentially British picnicking at the polo at British Polo Day, to the Art Dubai fair and Van Cleef & Arpels at Dubai Design Week – it is all here!

Flavours of the Palace | 16 March 2017 | 19.00 – 23.00 | West Wing Gazebo | Emirates Palace

emirates-palace-flavours-of-the-palace-theluxediary-the-luxe-diary Embark on a culinary journey at Emirates Palace for an evening filled with entertainment and irresistible delights on our spectacular beach-side terrace. Meet our chefs and sample their specialities at the pop-up restaurant stands of BBQ Al Qasr, Hakkasan, Le Vendôme, Mawal, Mezzaluna, Mezlai, Sayad and sweet delicacies created especially for the evening by our Executive Pastry Chef as well as gourmet creations from partnering companies, such as Amstur Caviar and the Oyster Elite Company. Enjoy live entertainment and a chance to win one of our exciting prizes in a raffle draw. Emirates Palace’s third edition of Flavours of the Palace promises a gastronomic affair with your fellow epicures, so gather all your friends to enjoy an atmosphere perfect for mingling, sharing and discovery.

Reservations: +971 (0) 2690 7999 |  [email protected]

Brisith Polo Day – Picnic | 24 March 2017 from 12.00 | Al Habtoor Polo Club & Resort

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British Polo Day Dubai, presented by RJI Capital, returns for its 9th Edition on Friday 24 March 2017 at its new home, the Al Habtoor Polo Club & Resort

Aside from the invitation-only VIP lunch prepared by the new St. Regis Hotel, members of the public are welcome to watch and park their car pitch-side for AED 150 per car.

British Polo Days are a celebration of craft and heritage in a polo events network that spans the world. The Al Habtoor Family have supported the series since inception, and will play against a strong British Exiles team which will feature two England players and two British residents of Dubai.  An Oxbridge team will also take on a Gulf team, as well as the now traditional Cavalry v Guards Camel Polo in this celebration of the best of British and Arabic hospitality. As always, leading luxury British and international brands will be present, featuring, among others: Bentley, Hackett, Harrods, Royal Salute, YPI, Chelsea Barracks, Nyetimber and Justerini & Brooks.

For more information: www.britishpoloday.com 

Van Cleef & Arpels presents Art of Crafts | Design Days Dubai | 14 – 17 March 2017

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This year, Van Cleef & Arpels presents Art of Crafts, an exhibition at Design Days Dubai. Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the fair is hosted at Dubai Design District, the home for the region’s design and creative industries.

The exhibition pays tribute to savoir-faire: the ability to bring volume, depth, beauty, and life to incredible designs.

Click here for more features relating to Design Days Dubai in The Luxe Diary.

Art Dubai 2017 | 15-18 March 2017 | Madinat Jumeirah Dubai

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Held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Art Dubai is held in partnership with The Abraaj Group and sponsored by Julius Baer, Meraas and Piaget. Madinat Jumeirah is home to the event. The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) is a strategic partner of Art Dubai and supports the fair’s year-round education programme.

At Art Dubai, Julius Baer, the leading Swiss private banking group, holds a first-of- its-kind exhibition entitled “Homage Without An Homage” celebrating the life and legacy of Emirati artist Hassan Sharif, one of the region’s most influential artists whose work impacted the local and regional contemporary art scenes. The exhibition will showcase works by artists from different generations who have been mentored, influenced, and inspired by Hassan Sharif’s practice and teaching, including international artists who have all visited or lived in the UAE during their careers.

Click here for The Luxe Diary’s guide to Art Dubai and for details of this edition’s programme.

Art + Dine | 1-31 March 2017 | Coya Dubai

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For guests that prefer to catch up with friends over lunch, starting from the 1st of March, Coya Dubai shares a specially tailored lunch menu dedicated to the arts for AED 120 per person. Art + Dine is the perfect opportunity to discuss the latest art or design showcase over COYA Dubai’s award-winning cuisine.

Reservations: 971 (0) 4 316 9600 | [email protected]

Epicurean Pairing Delight  at 55&5th The Grill | 8 March 2017  – 19.00 to 23.00| St Regis Saadiyat Island

For one night only at 55&5Th The Grill, the St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort‘s Head Sommelier, Steve Fernandes has selected 3 exceptional pairings from the Ress Family‘s famed vineyard in the Rheingau region to perfectly complement an enticing three-course menu from the award-winning restaurant. Since 1870, the history of grape beverage making has been legendary in the Ress family. The famed German vineyard from the Rheingau region is now lead by Christian Ress, the fifth generation of the founding family.

Reservations: +97124988888 |

Rosewood Culinary Journey | Monday to Wednesday from 19.00 | Rosewood Abu Dhabi

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If you can’t decide which restaurant you prefer embark on ‘Rosewood Culinary Journey’ and experience the dining collection. Start at La Cava with a glass of wine, move to Sambusek for some delicious Lebanese Mezzeh, discover the Cantonese flavors of Dai Pai Dong’s main courses and delight your palate at AQUA with the dessert selection. Finish off the evening at Glo with a refreshing cocktail.

Reservations: +971 (0) 2 813 5552 | [email protected]

TRIBE-Equinox Spring Party | 20 March 2017 | COYA Dubai

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Taking place for one night only, COYA Dubai adorns the venue with lush greenery, tribal décor, dreamcatchers and native tribal influences to nod in the season of rebirth and transformation with the TRIBE Equinox spring party. Starting from dinner until late, COYA Dubai welcomes guests from all over the region to celebrate this special evening while forming new connections with people, inner roots and with mother nature.

As COYA Dubai’s resident DJ’s Stephane Karl and Rogerio Lopez introduce the crowd to the outlet’s signature sounds, ambient guests sway to rhythm of Latin America as they are immersed in a magical destination with Native Mayan décor-cladded alcoves.

Reservations: +971 (0) 4 316 9600 | [email protected]