Guests of honour, Cate Blanchett and Kevin Spacey, mingled with the rest of the revellers at the gala dinner, followed by a special performance at the after party by Bryan Ferry.
With every socialite in Dubai in attendance; dancing, laughing and people watching was on the agenda from the get go. EW took their place front and center to bring you the most glamorous behind-the-scenes snap shots.
Cate Blanchett stunned in Peter Pilotto, Roger Viver clutch and shoes, and a IWC watch
Bryan singing Slave to Love for the glamorous audience
Diala Makki & Rami Al Ali
The models were out in force -Aydin, Paul & Ralph
Aylian, Hatice & Aslan
Shawn & Ralph
Aydin & Andreea
TV presenter Diala Makki & friend
EW’s Alexandra & Paul Frangie
EW’S Senior Editor Sophia wearing Fendi fur with friend Rami Al Ali