Carpet & Art Oasis set for kick-off in Dubai
DUBAI, December 29, 2016
The 22nd edition of Dubai Customs Carpet & Art Oasis, one of the main attractions of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) starts today (December 29) at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
The doors will open for visitors and shoppers from 10am to 10pm up until January 15. This year’s edition runs under the theme “A Fabric of Innovation”.
Abdul Rahman Issa, chairman of the Carpet Oasis Organising Committee said that the 22nd edition of Dubai Customs Carpet & Art Oasis will last for 18 days, and now is 20percent bigger with a total space of 8,000 sq m.
“We have three more selling points this year: We moved to a better location at Sheikh Saeed Halls 2 & 3, there will be more major discounts on different types of rugs, and we dedicated a space in the exhibition to display 400-year-old antique and historic rugs brought specially to the exhibition from Iran and Azerbaijan,” he explained.
The exhibition will also include a display area for artists who are willing to exhibit their paintings. An art exhibition on January 4 will be dedicated to showcase artworks about the 10th Anniversary of the Accession Day of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
This year, rug lovers and visitors will gather to acquire some of the scarcest and most gorgeous handcrafted carpets. There will be 90 stands for 45 companies participating in the exhibition.
Occupancy rate is 100 per cent and there are up to 200,000 silk and wool carpet items, 80 per cent of these are hand-made, with strong participation from Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, India, China, and Kashmir.- TradeArabia News Service