Celebs Reved up with Gifts During Abu Dhabi F1 Race Weekend

Celebrities from Film, Fashion, and Sport descended on Abu Dhabi for the Formula One Race Weekend. Lucky celebs were invited to the uber exclusive Flash VIP Lounge for a special gifting lounge with impressive offerings from both international and regional luxury brands.

Located at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the Flash VIP lounge was THE place for the celebrities and VIPs to visit and engage with a number of coveted brands. This was the second year Lumin  (one of the Tactical Connections companies) and Flash Entertainment have teamed up to bring the VIP lounge concept to the race weekend with major headliner BlackBerry smartphones and Alfa Romeo.

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This year Flash hosted a number of top artists at the VIP Lounge which included; Akon, Nelly, Sean Kingston, Elissa, Soccer great Diego Maradona, James Martin of Swedish House Mafia and the band Depeche Mode among others.   All stopped by to enjoy the invite-only venue that included an impressive array of top international and local brands on display. Overall the VIP guests were refreshed, pampered and presented with unique gifts by the  brands  themselves  

 “We’re excited to be back for another year with the Flash VIP Lounge at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi with a list of brands that is our most impressive to date”, said Katherine Raso, General Manager of Lumin. “Whether it’s Make Up For Ever providing touch ups and tips, It’s Sugar’s mini-candy bar, BlackBerry offering their latest range of Z30 and Q10 devices or Lipsy London providing pieces from the fall/winter collection – our VIP guests were definitely impressed” said Miss Raso.

BlackBerry is the official technology sponsor of the Flash VIP lounge, as well as the mobile computing partner for the MERCEDES AMG PETRONAS Formula One team. VIP guests can expect to get hands on with the latest range of BlackBerry 10 smartphones, including the recently launched BlackBerry Z30 and the gold and white BlackBerry Q10 Special Edition.

Nick Horton, Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa at BlackBerry, commented: "We are very excited to bring the BlackBerry experience to VIP guests and celebrities in the Flash VIP Lounge at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi this year. Getting our devices into the hands of such influential individuals from around the region is a big opportunity for us, and we was working with them on some exciting and engaging content to be shared with the BlackBerry community over our social media channels."

Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE joined the mix this year at the Flash VIP lounge. A favorite among the top tier celebrity circle,  Blue Marlin  Ibiza UAE  provided the lounge entertainment, with  renowned resident DJ’s Frederick Stone and Jean B spinning throughout the weekend.  The team  concocted  a creative mixture of their famous cocktails. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE has truly set itself apart as an all-day lifestyle destination and ideal weekend escape. Bringing pure Ibiza style and fun, this hideaway takes you from day to night, offering an experience unlike any other in the region. 

Here were some of our favorites from this year’s lounge.  

BlackBerry - VIP guests got to use the latest range of BlackBerry 10 smartphones, including the recently launched BlackBerry® Z30 and the gold and white BlackBerry® Q10 Special Edition. 

MAKE UP FOR EVER is celebrating the opening of its all- in-one New Concept Boutique at World Trade Center (WTC), Abu Dhabi, by extending its beauty touch to Flash VIP lounge at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi where it was offering celebrities and VIPs an exclusive makeover and touch ups while gifting them with the brand’s most renowned products among celebrities around the world along with their latest lipstick collection, Rouge Artist Palette.

Rouge Artist is every woman’s lipstick and there is a palette for every desire, mood or occasion! Each palette contains an assortment of 5 lipstick shades (intense & natural) in a multitude of finishes skillfully selected to indulge every impulse, from conservative to boldly artistic. A professional lip brush is also included to guarantee perfection during application.

With MAKE UP FOR EVER, you can discover and learn the secrets of the professional world and feel like a true makeup artist.

Newly launched Miriam Quevedo Skincare - Award-winning, luxury haircare and skincare brand, Miriam Quevedo was officially launching its latest skincare line at this year’s Flash VIP Lounge. Following on from the hugely successful Glacial White Caviar Haircare line, the Miriam Quevedo Glacial White Caviar Skincare Collection looks set to light up the prestigious luxury skincare market. The collection promises flawless, radiant skin thanks to its unique mix of ingredients which include precious white caviar, innovative peptides, pure glacial water and powerful antioxidants. The range uses the most delicate, light textures which are quickly absorbed by the skin giving an unmatchable radiance and luminosity.

Lipsy London - Lipsy London - the official Ladies Partywear brand of the Flash VIP Lounge @ Ferrari World Abu Dhabi invites celebrities to select an outfit from the exclusive range of stunning full length gowns and strapless princess dresses that form this season’s spectacular Lipsy V.I.P collection. This limited collection features luxurious fabrics, delicate embellishments and sophisticated styling, perfect for race glamour. Lipsy, a young British fashion brand, founded in the heart of London over 20 years ago, is a favourite with A-listers such as Jessica Lowndes, Paris Hilton and Lady Gaga. Most recently Lipsy have partnered with The Kardashian’s to launch KK for Lipsy, debuting in the UAE this November. This race weekend, Lipsy exclusively invites all celebrity guests to experience the star treatment from their team of personal styling and dress experts to perfect their look.

Bil Arabi Jewellery - A favorite of the UAE and the celebrities of the VIP lounge, regional designer Nadine Kanso was designing one of a kind jewellery pieces for each of the celebrities as well as providing her signature collection of embroidered Kafiya scarves.

Spa services by One&Only resorts and Atlantis, The Palm - Atlantis and One&Only are offering exclusive spa and wellness services to ensure the VIP guests are pampered exceptionally well while enjoying the action. Services will include Bastien Gonzalez manicure and pedicure as well as personal grooming rituals from Gentlemen’s Tonic, a classic men’s salon, whichhas recently opened its doors in Atlantis, The Palm. 

Bastien Gonzalez is internationally famous for his glamorous and unique approach to foot treatments. The passion for his profession has brought him to the highest levels of perfection in terms of quality and innovation. His experiences as a foot specialist working in remarkable places all over the world, with cosmopolitan clientele, has conferred him the privileged status of «foot Virtuoso».

Gentlemen’s Tonic,a classic men’s salon,merges old-fashioned luxury with sleek modernity. Each guest is treated to a distinct personal grooming ritual in the surroundings of masculine leather, hardwood and marble retro interior. Carefully handpicked for their quality and effectiveness, the products and services provided are designed to promote a sense of well-being and re-vitalization. 

POLICE Watches and accessories - Fashion unfolds in the fast lane as POLICE watches and accessories go to town with their Fall/Winter revelations at the Flash VIP lounge at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Patrolling the vibe with an unrestrained soul to the sounds of the action-packed race track, the independent pacesetters from POLICE’s 2013 Fall/Winter collection was gifting the celebrities with their newest collection including:

The Speedster: this daredevil timepiece is a one-stop source that ticks nothing but pure excitement. Rightfully named the "Speedster", this timepiece is armoured with a day, date and month feature to equip you for all your crazy thrills and spills.

 

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