Last night the Middle East edition of HELLO! rolled out the red carpet to welcome a glamorous guest list at Café Del Mar, Meydan Beach – situated under the stars on JBR’s The Walk, in celebration of its refreshed look and format, and also its 8th anniversary in the region.

EW’s favourite high society weekly magazine naturally knows how to throw a party, and never ones to miss out on a classy soirée we threw on our LBD’s, strapped on our stilettos and hightailed it to the beachside location to attend the red-carpet bash in style.

A smattering of light rain did nothing to dampen the fun filled atmosphere, thankfully nor did it ruin any blow-dries!

We spotted Syrian designer Rami Al AliRashmi Ahmad of C’est Moi and British-Emirati filmmaker Ali F. Mostafa amongst a crowd of the city’s finest from the fashion, food and leisure industry.

See all our snaps from inside the bash…

helloThe scene 

5G0B0011-2DJ Nina Kay

5G0B0207Amanda Rushforth, Andrea Brocca and Louisa Northcote

5G0B0064We love these colourful cocktail frocks 

5G0B1148EW’s Annah

5G0B0186Holly Willimans looked chic in this monochrome lacey playsuit 

Ali-Moustafa11Filmaker Ali F. Mustafa

Stephanie-Khouy-and-Danielle-Blaker14Stephanie Khoury and Dannielle Blake

EW’s Assistant Online Editor Annah with Sophie Blake 

5G0B1030Rosemin Manji looked effortlessly elegant in this beige shift with black patent Louboutins 

Elle-and-Mark-Timms50Hello! Middle East Editor Elle Timms with Mark Timms

IMG_6305xGucci’s Holly Russell with a friend

IMG_6343xRami Al Ali, Elle Timms and Kate Barry