February 23, 2024


Range Rover House Abu Dhabi provided the backdrop for a curated luxury experience and forum for conversations between influential women in the Middle East.
The exclusive event hosted discussions with prominent women from a diverse range of backgrounds and gave guests a unique insight to the inspiration behind the new Range Rover SV Bespoke Sadaf Edition. Designers of the ultra-exclusive model – just 20 examples will be produced – were inspired by the region’s rich tradition of pearl diving.
As part of the experience, jewellery maker Lynn Born, who specialises in working with pearls, hosted a workshop on the art of jewellery making, showing how pearls are incorporated into her designs. Other influential attendees included:

  • Nisreen Shocair – 2023 Arab Woman Award winner and Chief Transformation Officer, Virgin Mobile
  • Graziela Martins – Vice President, Amex
  • Estelle Létang – General Manager, Estée Lauder ME
  • Amal Berhuma – Chief of Staff, RAK Bank
  • Liberty Jones – Head of PR, Van Cleef & Arples
  • Joanna Marsch – Opera Composer
  • Ayesha Blooshi – Emirati Marine Biologist
  • Layla Jardan – Artist

Geraldine Ingham, Managing Director of Range Rover, said: “Range Rover is a symbol of excellence, and our clients are life’s leaders, who possess the highest standards and are some of the most well-travelled, well-resourced people we have had the pleasure to meet. Range Rover House Abu Dhabi has been inspired by the history and culture of the region and bringing together this group of female leaders and tastemakers, to share their stories and experiences, supports Range Rover’s evolution in proving itself as a leading voice in the region for modern luxury.”
The rich tradition of pearl diving in the Middle East is integral to the region’s history and culture. It inspired the new Range Rover SV Bespoke Sadaf Edition, which was revealed at the Range Rover House Abu Dhabi.

The unique colour of natural pearls and their shells was used to curate the exclusive ‘Glass Pearl Flake’ White Gloss exterior paint, providing a deep and sophisticated finish, paired with a pearlescent contrast roof. Its 23-inch Diamond Turned SV wheels feature Gloss Dark Grey contrast and matching White Gloss inserts. On the bonnet, the two-piece hand-crafted metal Range Rover script is finished in 24k gold and black chrome, for a jewellery-like finish.
Paula Shamaa, Brand Director, JLR MENA, said: “It is a pleasure to host such a group of outstanding women at our Range Rover House in Abu Dhabi. Women play a more prominent role in all fields of life than ever, and the automotive industry is leading the way. From engineers to AI specialists, women play a significant role in the JLR world, and the new SV Bespoke Sadaf Edition simply wouldn’t have been the work of art that exists today without the talented women working on the project in Range Rover Design.”
Lunch at the exclusive event was prepared by Sara Akeel. The multi-award-winning chef combines creativity with a vision of sustainability, by locally sourcing produce and utilizing every ingredient in the kitchen with a zero-waste ambition.
Range Rover House is an exclusive destination at the Anantara Santorini Abu Dhabi. The luxury retreat is inspired by the Mediterranean island and will open its doors in mid-February 2024.

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