From fabulous frocks to glamorous gowns, the Emirates Woman of the Year Award nominees pull out all the stops to kick off voting in serious style

The fabulously fashionable Armani Hotel Dubai sets the scene for this year’s shoot

Taking in impressive views of the Burj Khalifa in between takes

The lovely staff at the Armani Hotel Dubai kept up our strength with delicious nibbles

Amy from Toni&Guy creates glossy locks to cause serious hair envy

Sephora’s Hanan works her magic to perfect a smoky eye

Photographer Farah Nosh briefs Zeina and Rania as the sisters have their moment in the spotlight

Mona’s amazing accessory collection makes us go weak at the knees

The secret behind picture-perfect locks

Sarah gives Katie some last-minute advice before she hits the set

Assistant Fashion Editor Cherith fixes Tamara’s train of her pretty pink creation

For more behind the scenes and a look at the final photographs, pick up a copy of Emirates Woman out now!

Photographer Farah Nosh (
With special thanks to The Armani Hotel Dubai, Sephora and Toni&Guy