After a year in which Dubai enjoyed its Expo 2020 bid win announcement and the first Vogue Fashion Dubai Experience, the city is set to welcome another huge event in the shape of Chanel's next Cruise collection...

Since the year 2000, the fashion house's shows have been travelling around the world – from Paris to New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Venice, Saint Tropez, Cap d'Antibes, Versailles, Edinburgh, Singapore, Dallas – and now the Middle East.

"A futuristic megalopolis of the 21st century, the ever-developing Emirate of Dubai is a crossroads of civilisations between Europe and Asia.

This dynamic and multicultural city that inspires travel and evokes the spirit of Cruise is also the perfect setting for the show that will be held on May 13th 2014 in the presence of Karl Lagerfeld."

States the official release from Paris, revealed this morning.