Diner En Blanc returns to Dubai

Diner En Blanc - the Authentic White Party - returns to Dubai for the second year

Knowledge story, The Knowledge

One of the world’s most exclusive dinner parties will return to Dubai this year but will you get an invite?

The Authentic Dîner en Blanc aka White Dinner is asking “handpicked chic guests” to save to the date for their plus event taking place at the end of this year.

Those who get invited can expect to attend a pop-up picnic dinner and won’t gain entry unless they follow the white dress code. So far the actual date and venue remains a secret.

For those who weren’t lucky enough to receive a ‘save the date’ invite, says ‘your gatherer will give you further details’. However with just under six months to go until the meal takes place, perhaps we’ll have to wait a while until we hear more.

In 2014, the bash saw 700 guests in attendance, donning their best ivory ensembles.

Sofitel The Palm hosted the gathering, but it’s not clear whether they will surprise those invited – or risk the hush-hush location being discovered early - by holding the event for a second year in a row.

The first Dîner en Blanc kicked off in Paris over 25 years ago and almost 15,000 people turn up every year in the French capital.

Now it takes place in many cities across five continents.

Speaking about the first of its kind in the Middle East, Christophe Schnyder, general manager of Sofitel the Palm said last year: ‘We are delighted to have been part of this historic occasion. Such a distinguished event perpetuates the true Parisian ambiance and also reflects Sofitel's “art de vivre”. We pride ourselves in making sure guests enjoy a magnifique and unique experience.’

The Palm Jumeirah location certainly is a glamorous one to hold such an event and the organisers will be spoiled for choice with plenty of other gorgeous options in the city.

‘We were glad to offer to our guests such a magnificent view on the iconic Palm and to occupy, for our first venue, a bit of French land on the Sofitel beach,’ an anonymous organizer said about the European brand. ‘But guess how many, when and where we shall be next year for our magical white feast? Who knows.’

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