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THE PLACE TO BE: The Abu Dhabi Edition Kicks off F1 weekend

Abu Dhabi's coolest new hotel hosts the region's hottest VIP's at their official launch weekend - starting with an exclusive private dinner hosted by Rue Khotari and Ralph Nauta
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Where was anyone who was anyone at Abu Dhabi's F1 Weekend? When they weren't schmoozing by the racetrack at Yas Island, the region's coolest crowd were at the official opening of The Abu Dhabi EDITION, an exclusive waterfront oasis spearheading a new movement in the city that never stands still.

Kicking off a full weekend of celebrations, Ralph Nauta, co-founder of Amsterdam based design duo Studio Drift, and Rue Kothari, Fair Director of Downtown Design, hosted the premiere of The Abu Dhabi EDITION festival of events. Held in The Edition's Oak Room, a private dinner created by chef Tom Aikens welcoming regional arts and design identities was followed by an after party at Library Bar until the early hours. 

The first EDITION to open in the Middle East, Abu Dhabi is a ground-breaking hotel concept brought to life by Ian Schrager, the contemporary luxury visionary, in collaboration with Marriott International. The area’s finest hotel concept, offering the ultimate elevated experience in design, food, amenities and entertainment, The Abu Dhabi EDITION was central to one of the most glamorous weekends in the region's social calendar, hosting an array of exclusive VIP events throughout Formula 1.

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