Mirdif City Centre unveils giant mural
Dubai, March 21, 2010
Mirdif City Centre, the latest development from Majid Al Futtaim Properties, has unveiled what is believed to be the largest mural created by children in the region.
Painted by over 500 students from five Gems Education Schools across Dubai, the massive work of art took more than 3,000 hours to produce.
The giant 36x7 metre educational work of art depicts eco-systems and endangered animals and will be exhibited in Mirdif City Centre Galleria for the next few weeks.
It was unveiled at a special ceremony in the Central Galleria of Mirdif City Centre with students involved in the art project enthralling guests with a dance performance based on the environmental themes of the mural. This was followed by displays from Team Extreme, a high tension bungee acrobatic team from Germany and a parade by the Italian Saltambico troupe of entertainers.
“Involving and educating the next generation on key issues, such as the protection of the environment and endangered species is so important, and what better way to do this than through the medium of art?” said Yousif Al Ali, vice president of Mirdif City Centre.
The mural is endorsed by the United Arab Emirates Ministry of Environment and Water, and the Emirates Wildlife Society in association with the World Wide Fund for Nature (EWS-WWF), and depicts six different ecosystems - Mountains, Oceans, Desert, Cold/Polar, Tropical Rainforest, Savannah/Grasslands.
Mirdif City Centre opened recently with over 350 stores open for business.-TradeArabia News Service