As the world is getting to grips with Covid-19, many prestigious luxury events are back on the calendar, from famed Monaco events, such as the Monaco Yacht Show, to the glitz and glam of the lavish Met Gala. Keep on reading and discover some of the world’s must-attend luxury events.
Top 10 luxury events
January: The Grammy Awards
The world’s most respected music award, a Grammy recognizes outstanding achievement in the music industry, and the star-studded annual ceremony features dazzling performances by some of today’s most prominent artists. Without question, this is one of the world’s most luxurious events.
February: The Academy Awards
The Academy Awards, or Oscars, are the recognition of excellence in cinematic achievements, presented annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Follow this by attending Vanity Fair’s coveted annual Oscar-night bash, and mingle with movie stars, musicians and titans of the film industry at this luxury event.
March: The Dubai World Cup
This thoroughbred horse race is the highlight of Dubai’s sporting and social calendar, and one of the world’s top racing challenges, with racegoers flying in from around the world to enjoy the spectacle.
May: The Met Gala
The lavish Met Gala Ball is a fundraising luxury event for the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute, and marks the beginning of the Institute’s Annual Fashion Exhibit. This themed extravaganza attracts the biggest personalities in entertainment, fashion and politics. A not-to-be-missed luxury event.
May: Cannes Film Festival / Monaco Grand Prix
Since 1946, the Cannes Film Festival has welcomed an original selection of international films competing for the prestigious Palme d’Or prize. Happily, the festival usually coincides with the ever-glamorous Monaco Grand Prix, making this the perfect time to rent some of the best real estate in Monaco – especially if it has a circuit view.
Founded in 1877, Wimbledon is the world’s oldest tennis tournament, with a strict all-white dress code for competitors. The hottest tickets are in the Royal Box, particularly when the Duchess of Cambridge, patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, is attending this luxury event.
September: Monaco Yacht Show
The world’s leading superyacht show is where visitors meet leading industry experts and luxury manufacturers to discuss new projects and explore yachting trends. Organised under the High Patronage of His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, this luxury Monaco event attracts celebrities and VIPs from across the world.
Sep/Oct: Milan Fashion Week
Established in 1958, Milan Fashion Week is part of the global ‘Big Four Fashion Weeks,’ with the spring/summer luxury event held in autumn. The shows are set in the city’s most elegant palaces, creating an extravagant and theatrical backdrop.
October: The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
One of the greatest horse-races in the world, ‘the Arc’ is held at the Paris Longchamp Racecourse, and brings together the world’s finest thoroughbreds and jockeys. Of the races, the Qatar Arabian World Cup is the world’s most prestigious luxury event for purebred Arabs.
October – April: Al Marmoum Camel Racing
Deep in Dubai’s desert, this annual championship and most prestigious camel race provides a fascinating and colourful display over the winter months.
Which luxury event are you marking in your diary?