Her Highness Sheikha Sheikha Bint Saif, wife of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, officially opened The Bride Show Abu Dhabi to launch a four-day showcase in the UAE capital for fashion followers, fiancГ©s and their families.
After cutting the ribbon to inaugurate the shopping exhibition at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Her Highness Sheikha Sheikha Bint Saif, toured the halls which have brought together foremost wedding industry businesses to provide an all-inclusive bridal experience under one roof before she enjoyed a private catwalk preview of dresses by celebrity fashion designer Tony Yaacoub, taking part in the event for the first time.
The private fashion show was followed by the presentation of a cheque for AED45,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation UAE, the official charity of The Bride Show Abu Dhabi.
Daily fashion shows will unveil traditional and modern bridal looks and with many exhibitors offering exclusive discounts and fantastic competition prizes such as a complete wedding package worth AED100,000 given away to a lucky visitor courtesy of La Fete Weddings, the event is expected to attract more than 15,000 visitors from around the region.
With the bridal event taking place just before the most romantic date in the year, ValentineвЂ™s Day celebrations are hot on many exhibitorsвЂ™ and visitorsвЂ™ lips. Arushi, one of the most established design houses in Dubai, has designed an eye popping cocktail dress which will be given away to a visitor to wear to impress her loved one on the most romantic day of the year.
Platinum Sponsor, Corniche Hospital launched its emirate-wide public health awareness campaign targeting young women who will soon start their own families.
A team of female doctors, dieticians and health experts from Corniche Hospital will be available at The Bride Show Abu Dhabi until Saturday 5 February at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, offering advice and giving away a free three monthвЂ™s supply of pre-natal vitamins suitable for all women.
The Bride Show Abu Dhabi, organised by IIR Middle East, is the most prestigious bridal exhibition in the UAE capital and takes place daily until Saturday 5 February 2011 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.
Open to the public from 2:30pm-10:30pm daily, with admission reserved exclusively for women on Thursday 4 February, The Bride Show Abu Dhabi has attracted an international line-up of more than 200 exhibitors who are showcasing wedding gowns, international haute couture fashion, beauty, hair and jewellery ideas, wedding venues and honeymoon destinations.