Sisters lara Jean Elias and Nadine Elias launched glitterbox back in 2015 to bring their own style of sparkle to the Uae’s parties, nightlife and events scene in the form of glitter body and face decoration. here they tell us about their favourite haunts
My go to hairdresser
Nadine: My top hair salon is Luca Comella at Y-12 in DIFC. They have some of the best hair stylists in Dubai.
A hidden gem
Lara: I would say the Arabian Tea House in Dubai’s Bastikiya area, down by the creek. It’s really beautiful at any time of the year and a winner for taking visitors. You can explore the surrounding area and pop into the XVA Hotel – which is another of my favourites.
My favourite store for evening wear
Lara: My favourite is Ganni at the online store The Modist.
My favourite workout
Nadine: Round 10 Boxing in Al Quoz. It’s hardcore, but by far the best full-body workout I’ve tried in Dubai.
Lara: I like the indoor cycling classes at Bespoke Ride in Al Quoz.
My favourite place to unwind
Nadine: When I want to relax with family or friends, I head to Cove Beach Dubai near Jumeirah Beach Hotel, for a chilled glass of rosé and view of the Burj Al Arab.
the best place for a family day out
Nadine: My family loves Dubai Miracle Garden near Arabian Ranches. The flowers are beautiful and there is a lovely butterfly park attached.
My favourite date night spot
Lara: I love Bu Qutair – especially since they moved to their new venue at the fishing harbour. Spicy prawns with curry sauce on pretty peach plates? Perfect.
Nadine: I would choose The Maine – delicious seafood and a great atmosphere works every time for me.
For more Lara and Nadine, find them on Instagram (@glitterbox_uae) and on Facebook (/glitterboxuae).