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The launch of the luxury Armani Hotel, Dubai was postponed by six days due to the ongoing flight disruptions caused by volcanic ash from Iceland.

Bosses at Emaar decided to move the opening to allow Giorgio Armani and a host of VIPs and celebrities to attend the event.

The hotel’s media launch was due on Wednesday morning, followed by a major launch party on Wednesday night. The party was due to have included a special fashion show.

A collaboration between famed Italian designer Giorgio Armani and Emaar Properties, the 160-room hotel was initially scheduled to open last year.

The opening of the Armani Hotel in Dubai is due to be followed by the launch of the Armani Hotel Milano.

Other properties underway include the first Armani Resort, planned for Marrakech, and the first Armani Residences villas, for Marassi in Egypt.

Further Armani hotels, resorts and residences will open subsequently in key international destinations such as New York, Tokyo, Shanghai and London.