If you follow him on Instagram or SnapChat then you will know that Balmain’s creative director, Olivier Rousteing, has been living it up in the UAE with style…

No stranger to our shores, the 30-year-old fashion designer is a huge fan of the UAE and friends with the region’s movers and shakers. Such a fan, he even spent Christmas and New Year here, in what looked like the best holiday ever.

Inspired by the designer’s upbeat Instagram photos, here’s how to make the most of the place we call home – copy Olivier Rousteing in Dubai and Abu Dhabi:

If travelling into Dubai then first thing is first, perfect the airport selfie

Olivier Rousteing in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Scope your stunning surroundings #Dubai

 

Olivier Rousteing in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

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Stay in a luxurious hotel and show off your room (bonus points for showing off some necessary bling)

Olivier Rousteing in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Blissfully watch the sunset

Olivier Rousteing in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

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Watch the sun rise at the beach and then spend the whole day there – “morning”

Olivier Rousteing in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Enjoy the city skyline

Olivier Rousteing in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

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Party at #ThePlaceToBe with friends (Olivier with Rania El Sadek and Mohammed Sultan Al Habtoor at Novikov restaurant)

Olivier Rousteing in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Eat your way through the region’s list of top restaurants

Olivier Rousteing in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

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Mingle with more friends (Olivier with singer Mariam Hussein and Mohammed Sultan Al Habtoor at Atlantis)

Olivier Rousteing in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Take in the sights, especially Abu Dhabi’s stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Olivier Rousteing in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

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… take your friends with you

Olivier Rousteing in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Be brave and get involved with the many activities the region has to offer

MOOD #endof2015 @xdubai

A video posted by OLIVIER R. (@olivier_rousteing) on

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Spend some alone time on the beach and reflect

Olivier Rousteing in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Dress to impress – #BalmainNation

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Dine under the stars (Olivier spent NYE al fresco style at Atlantis, The Palm)

Olivier Rousteing in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Share your experience on social media. Olivier reached 2 million followers on Instagram while in Dubai. Here he celebrates:

 

When you realise u have 2000000 of ❤️ #2m #thankU #loveU A video posted by OLIVIER R. (@olivier_rousteing) on

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