Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: The Fashionable Race-Goer’s Must-Pack List

Abu Dhabi’s Grand Prix is a flurry of colour, excitement and glamour in one of the world’s most extravagant settings.

Indulge in a travel wardrobe that caters to the spectacular social aspects of this must-attend event: yacht parties, days at the track, shopping trips, VIP evening soirees and more.

The capital of the United Arab Emirates spares no expense on the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and the jet set pay homage to that by bringing their A-game to the social scene.

Evening + Wear

Evening events provide a reason to bring out the finery, and the Middle Eastern culture harbors a love for refined style, rich colors and elegance.

For ladies, an evening gown that gracefully falls to the floor, enhanced with fine detailing and rich colours will be admired and add color to the social scene. To demonstrate the exquisite Middle Eastern fashion influence, we’ve selected a gown from Beirut designer, Elie Saab.

Elie Saab Gown
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A chic evening bag, large enough to hold the essentials and maintain its shape, but small enough to be a style statement provides an accent to any ensemble. Opt for bold colors and luxurious materials.

Yves Saint Laurent velvet clutch
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Gentlemen are in the ideal setting for unleashing their wildest fashion dreams. Rich colors, designer cuts and bold patterns are not only accepted but encouraged as the fashionistas showcase their finest. Team a bright blazer or evening jacket with neutral, slim fit trousers to make a statement.

Neiman Marcus – Tuxedos and Evening Jacket collection
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Day + Wear

Keep it casual but sophisticated when trackside, or taking in the spectacular city of Abu Dhabi. For gents, a loose-fitting linen blazer, teamed with the right accessories gives a look of effortless style. A crisp white cotton shirt reflects the taste and style of men of the region.

Blazer: SuitSupply / Watch: Tudor Heritage Black Bay
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Bright colors adorned with intricate detail and lightweight materials are the ideal option for ladies when exploring the shopping districts or taking strolls along the famed corniche. A fresh, summery look can be easily achieved while adhering to the local expectations of modesty.

Dolce & Gabbana Maxi Dress
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+ Sunglasses

Your sunglasses are an extension of your outfit. Match them to what you’re wearing to add a colorful accent to a casual ensemble. Keep in mind the difference in textures, as pictured here, gives an unexpected element of depth to your look.

RayBan – Hexagonal Flat Lenses in Silver Flash
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Man + Bag

A trip to Abu Dhabi requires sleek travel accessories, and a medium-sized bag that can be taken for day trips as well as on a flight is an essential accessory. Choose a chic weekender that can be casually slung over the shoulder or easily balanced on a rolling suitcase.

Mulberry Clipper Duffel Tote
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Elisabeth Corcoran

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