14 January 2020 - Hublot started the year 2020 with a new milestone for the Brand in the UAE. The Swiss luxury watchmaker officially reopened its flagship Boutique in The Dubai Mall, one of the world’s largest and most visited shopping destinations. Ricardo Guadalupe (CEO of Hublot), David Tedeschi (Regional Director for Latin America & Caribbean and Middle East & Africa), Mohammed Abdulmagied Seddiqi (Chief Commercial Officer, Seddiqi Holding) and members of the Seddiqi family welcomed friends, Hublotistas, clients, collectors and media at the 105m2 boutique ribbon cutting ceremony.
(left to right) Mohammed Abdul Hamied Seddiqi (Finance Director, Seddiqi Holding), Osama Ibrahim Seddiqi (CFO Seddiqi Holding), Stéphane Bianchi (CEO LVMH Watchmaking Division), Abdulmagied Ahmed Seddiqi (Chairman Seddiqi Holding), Ricardo Guadalupe (CEO of Hublot), Abdul Hamied Ahmed Seddiqi (Vice Chairman, Seddiqi Holding), Mohammed Abdulmagied Seddiqi (CCO, Seddiqi Holding), David Tedeschi (Regional Director for Latin America & Caribbean and Middle East & Africa)
"Our Dubai Mall Boutique demonstrates the success of Hublot, not only in the Middle East but worldwide, as it has been the best performing boutique in our network, growing from strength to strength since its launch in 2015. Its new identity and its iconic location embody the fusion of traditional watchmaking and contemporary luxury. The success of this Boutique attests to the great support and loyalty of Hublotistas and watch collectors in the UAE. We are happy to introduce it once again, with a fresh look that reflects Hublot’s First, Different and Unique ethos." - Ricardo Guadalupe CEO of HUBLOT
On January 13, the official reopening celebration took place, starting with activities and speeches at the pop-up stand where partners, guests and press gathered, then moving to face the Boutique. After the ribbon cutting ceremony, Ricardo Guadalupe, David Tedeschi, Mohammed Abdulmagied Seddiqi and senior members of Seddiqi Holding cut the ribbon and welcomed everyone in the lavish Boutique, which blends materials and styles in a modern and innovative spirit. Contemporary furnishing, brightly-lit surroundings and Pop-Art paintings inspired by the iconic Big Bang collection complemented the Big Bang, Classic Fusion, Spirit of Big Bang, MP and limited edition timepieces showcased in the Boutique.