November 21, 2012

Emirates Palace hosts Swiss artist Dante

This December, Emirates Palace – Abu Dhabi’s iconic and luxurious 5-star destination - will host a spectacular exhibition by award-winning Swiss artist Dante. Following the excitement of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Emirates Palace will race into December with a showcase of Dante’s critically-acclaimed sports car series, including a unique interpretation of the legendary Lamborghini Miura P400 SV. 

From 10th to 16th December 2012, a collection of seven magnificent limited edition gold sculptures - including interpretations of Picasso’s Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing, the Aston Martin DB5, made famous in 1964’s Bond film Goldfinger, and the ‘most expensive car in the world’ the Ferrari 250 GTO – will reside in the beautiful palatial surroundings of Emirates Palace.
The highlight of the collection is set to be the unveiling of Dante’s unique 1:24 scale interpretation of the legendary Lamborghini Miura P400 SV: the fourth sculpture in Dante’s series. The world premiere of this exceptional piece will take place in the presence of Swiss Ambassador to the region, H.E. Andrea Reichlin at a glamorous cocktail reception and VIP launch in the stunning domed atrium of Emirates Palace.

Other high-profile events taking place during the exhibition include those in association with the Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (11th December) and Ferrari World (13th December), alongside a number of special afternoon teas and early evening cocktails. Over the six days, visitors and guests to Emirates Palace can enjoy an exclusive opportunity to purchase their own bespoke silver and 24 carat gold or solid 18 carat gold sculptures, individually created by Dante. For more information, please visit or