The Carpet and Art Oasis 2015, organized by the Dubai Customs as part of Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), is back again on Thursday, January 1, 2015 with the Oasis’ official inauguration to take place on January 6. The exhibition runs until February. The 20th edition of the Oasis is themed ‘20 Years of Spinning Art’.
This is an exhibition-cum-sale of some of the rarest, largest and distinct carpets and rugs from renowned producing countries that are unique and exclusively handmade. There are sure to be good offers on a range of floor coverings from rug-making regions in the Middle East where carpet weaving is a traditional practice.
In addition, the exhibition will host works of arts and handicrafts on display. There will be a designer line of exquisite handcrafted pieces of artwork, which will be conveniently nestled amongst some of the best pieces in the region made by the area’s finest professional craftspeople.
The bazaar will also have a large collection of antique souvenirs and even exhibit rare collections of historical Dubai photographs (of important places, governmental and private buildings) to show changes that took place over the years; age-old stamps, as well as documents and equipment used by Dubai Customs since its establishment will also be shown under the theme “Al Furdha”.
Officials from Dubai Customs (Al Furdha), which is considered the oldest governmental departments in Dubai’s organizational and administrative structure, and the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment, an agency of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing and organizers of DSF, will be present.
Like other years, the show is being held at the 6,200 square meter exhibition hall at Dubai Festival City; this has been the Carpet and Art Oasis’ home since 1996. What makes this trade fair different from previous years is that it’s expected to attract a growing nymber of visitors: 20 per cent more participants compared to last year.
The Carpet Oasis will be open for visitors on Saturdays to Thursdays from 10am to 10pm and Fridays from 4pm to 11pm; closed on Sundays. Admission is Free.
The Emirates News Agency, WAM, (Wakalat Anba’a al-Emarat), states there should be another great turnout this year of visitors interested in the field of carpeting; this will contribute to more retailing; Carpet Oasis has already reached over one million, visitors with total sales of more than Dh 1.7 billion.