Each of the portraits contain 350,000 individually applied crystals and beads, and start from Dhs30,000…

The UAE’s leaders are often depicted in a number of different media platforms and artist impressions, but this fabulous new exhibition will see them in a new light – as crystal art masterpieces.

Between May 5 and August 21, the luxurious lobby of Fairmont Dubai on Sheikh Zayed Road, will be home to a glittering gallery to celebrate the Year of Tolerance.

The four crystal, canvas mounted portraits on display are of the late Sheikh Zayed, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

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Each of the portraits contain 350,000 individually applied Swarovski Crystals, Swarovski Pearls and Japanese glass crystal beads, and each have taken 480 hours (that’s around three months) to create. 

The artist responsible for these amazing creations is Natalie Daghestani – a crystal and mixed media artist.

Keen to get one for the living room? The one-off artworks are worth a jaw-dropping Dhs30,000 each and are available to buy, if you’ve in the market for such a piece.

Now, just to find somewhere to hang them…

Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, May 5 to August 21. Tel: (04) 311 8317. fairmont.com/dubai

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