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Beauty & Style | Thursday 22 August, 2019 12:24 am |

French High Jewelry Maison Opens Les Salons Van Cleef & Arpels Dubai Opera

High Jewelry Maison Van Cleef & Arpelshas a new address in town near the radiant Dubai Opera. This novel boutique, located close to this center of culture and artistic performances, pays homage to the Maison’s long-standing links with the world of dance.

With this opening, the Maison extends its partnership with Dubai Opera while showcasing its virtuoso craftsmanship through contemporary and patrimony creations.

Les Salons Van Cleef & Arpels Dubai Opera 

With 222m2of timeless design, Les Salons Van Cleef & Arpels Dubai Opera is the grandiose Van Cleef & Arpels location in the UAE. Situated on the boulevard of Dubai Opera, it reflects the enchanting spirit of the Maison in its refined aesthetic.

Like many of the Maison’s creations, the features of the boutique embody a timeless elegance.The two-story building’s facade is notable for its unique design.Symbolic of Van Cleef & Arpels’ rich patrimony, it is inspired by a drawing from the archives. Designed in 1929, the jewel box drawing reflects the Art Deco influence over the Maison’s creations during this time. A metallic moucharabieh graces the pattern of the boutique’s façade with plays of light and shadow. This architectural structure is adorned with precious and soft materials creating a graceful and shimmering curtain effect. 


          Product card of a jewel box, 1929.

  Van Cleef & Arpels Archives


For the first time in the Middle East, Les Salons Van Cleef & Arpels Dubai Opera houses a patrimonial area in the center of the building, symbolic of the center stage of an Opera house. Complimented by a lavish library, the elements of this salon bring stories to life. Visitors can embark on a journey back in time, to discover the rich history of Van Cleef & Arpels. 

Completing the experience, special features include an elevator and an opulent staircase, adorned with custom made embellishments. 

“Since 2016, the Maison’s friendship with the Dubai Opera has only strengthened over the years. We cherish this treasured bond and take it to a novel stage with the opening of the enchanting Les Salons Van Cleef & Arpels Dubai Opera,”says Alessandro Maffi, Managing Director Middle East and India of Van Cleef & Arpels“It is a momentous occasion for all of us as we celebrate the wondrous universe and iconic creations of the Maison at this exclusive venue. We look forward to welcoming guests to this inspiring stellar boutique.”


Van Cleef & Arpels and Dance

Van Cleef & Arpels – for whom a sense of beauty and harmony goes hand in hand with a quest for excellence – has long turned to dance as a major source of inspiration. Ballerina clips were created in New York in the early 1940s at the prompting of Louis Arpels, a great opera and ballet lover. Much to its success, the creations progressed to become one of the signatures of Van Cleef & Arpels. The Maison continues to nurture this bond with the world of dance through collaborations such as that with Benjamin Millepied, previously principal dancer at the New York City Ballet and founder of L.A. Dance Project in 2012. The Maison’s attachment to dance and creativity also finds expression in other artistic projects, such as the “FEDORA - Van Cleef & Arpels Prize for Ballet” which supports innovation and new talents in the field of choreography. 


Ballerina clip, 1944

Yellow gold, rubies, sapphires, diamonds


Charming Ballerinas

For the dance lovers, Van Cleef & Arpels presents a patrimony exhibition, featuring an immersive array of ballerina clips from the 1940s up until today. The exhibition highlights the tradition of fluid movement, lightness and refinement: each clip brings a joyful dance to life, and many inspired by famous dancers such as La Camargo.

Ballerina clip, 1952

           Platinum, yellow gold, turquoise, rubies, diamonds


The Patrimony exhibition opens at Les Salons Van Cleef & Arpels Dubai Opera from June 26th until mid-September.





Dubai Opera Plaza

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard 

P.O. Box: 27156

Dubai UAE


Contact Info:

Telephone number: 800vancleefarpels  or +971 4 3253147
Fax number: +971 4 3253629
Email: [email protected]

Opening hours: 

Sunday to Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Thursday to Saturday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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