With Dubai fast on its way to becoming the new fashion capital of the world, we thought it only right that we look back at the best style moments of 2015, and the women wearing them.
From the fashion events including Fashion Forward and Arab Fashion Week to socialite parties at Cartier Dubai Polo and Dubai International Film Festival, smart-casual is not a dress code you ladies seem to like, favouring glamour chic instead.
Ballgowns, trouser suits, sequins, and tulle, the sartorial stakes are always high, which is why we pay homage to those who keep us on our (fashion) toes. Here’s our pick of the 10 most stylish women in Dubai… please note, some don’t live in the emirate but visit regularly (just in case you were going to be pedantic).
How could we compile this list and not talk about Emirates Woman, Woman of the Year Awards nominee Natalia Shustova? Lawyer-cum-style-queen, she not only regularly graces our best dressed lists but she was also highlighted in US Vogue, who championed her as Dubai’s street style star. We couldn’t agree more.
Adorable mum and fashionista, Saudi blogger Ascia AKF is one of our favourite Instagrammers, we just love it when she comes to the region.
If there is anyone who knows how to party while donning high-end attire, and Dior’s embellished trainers, it’s Zoya Sakr.
No one rocks a black tie gown better than TV star and model Diala Maki.
Another Emirates Woman, Woman of the Year nominee, British fashion designer Deborah Henning manages to stand out thanks to her urban chic look – well if had a collection that great, we’d be modelling it on ourselves, too.
Maha Abdul Rasheed
Maybe it’s because we are obsessed with her brand (Bambah boutique), which she wears frequently, or may be it’s because she is so stunning, either way we just love Maha Abdul Rasheed‘s style.
Well there’s no surprise Nausheen Shah is a stylist and creative consultant, her wardrobe is one of the most enviable in the region.
Architect Fatima Almomen loves a coat hanging off her shoulders and we love the signature look.
Dalia Nsouli has to be the most fashionable banker we have ever met. Her blog might be called We Have A Problem, but there is certainly no problem with her fashion.
Proving you can have both beauty and good looks in former Miss World Australia, TV host, philanthropist and lawyer Jessica Kahawaty.