The designer known for dressing Tinseltown stars like Halle Berry, Marion Cotillard, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Beyoncé has two larger-than-the-red-carpet projects in the pipeline.
First up, the Lebanese couturier has signed with London-based Weyves International Ltd. to design three mega yachts. Saab will be creating everything from interior decor to the external lines, reports WWD.
Expect equally mega millionaires (and their model girlfriends) to be on hand when the first Elie Saab yacht debuts at the Abu Dhabi Yacht Show, Feb. 25-27.
And while Tiger Woods' sponsors may have dropped the drama-laden pro, but the golf star has putting, er, staying power.
Tiger Woods Dubai, a posh golf, hotel and residential complex endorsed by Tiger, has teamed with Saab on a luxury boutique hotel, says the source.
It's called Al Ruwaya, which translates to "serenity" in Arabic, and is set to open in 2011.
As if two hefty lifestyle projects weren't enough, Saab is something of a workaholic. The designer is showing his much-watched couture collection in Paris on Jan. 27.
Tough times call for branching out. Giorgio Armani is one step ahead with his Dubai hotel set to launch in March.