Published on December 21st, 2016 | by Manisha Surange0
22nd edition of Carpet & Art Oasis
Date: 29 Dec 2016 to 15 Jan 2017
Industry: Consumer Goods
Organised by: Dubai Customs
Featuring 90 stands with the presence of more than 45 companies the 22nd edition of long-running DSF is a major attraction.
Dubai Customs is gearing up to launch its 22nd edition of Carpet & Art Oasis under the theme “A Fabric of Innovation”. Conducted at Sheikh Saeed Halls 2 & 3 in Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC), the event will take place from December 29th 2016 to January 15th 2017. This is a unique annual event, which welcomes thousands of tourists and visitors from around the world to Dubai. The Carpet & Art Oasis of Dubai Customs had made its debut in 1996 as one of the main attractions of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF).
Abdul Rahman Issa, Chairman of the Carpet Oasis’ Organising Committee mentioned that the 22nd edition of Dubai Customs’ Carpet & Art Oasis will be 20% bigger than the exhibition held during DSF 2016.
“The total space is now 8,000 sq m, as we have moved to a better location at Sheikh Saeed Halls 2 & 3” he explained.
This year, rug lovers and visitors will gather to acquire some of the rarest and exquisite handcrafted carpets. There will be 90 stands for 45 companies, who will be participating in the exhibition. Organisers have received an overwhelming response from exhibitors with 100% occupancy levels. The event will feature about 200,000 silk and wool carpet items, 80% of which are hand-made.
“The Carpet & Art Oasis now draws in thousands of tourists to Dubai. The event is a main attraction at DSF, especially for rug lovers who flock every year to the exhibition” Abdul Rahman Issa added.
The last edition of Carpet & Art Oasis witnessed the sales that reached AED 44 million, and the number of visitors stood at 10,000. This year the number is expected to rise with strong participation from Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, India and China. Art & Carpet Oasis is a unique annual event, which draws in thousands of tourists and visitors from all around the world to Dubai, the Carpet & Art Oasis of Dubai Customs. It was launched in 1996 as one of the main attractions of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF).
This event offers a treasure trove of rare and priceless carpets, with traders from all over the world, offering good value on a comprehensive range of handmade floor coverings. Right from a tiny carpet outlet to one of the world’s largest exhibitions of hand-woven mats, the Carpet & Art Oasis is gaining in grandeur year after year both in terms of exhibition space, the level of participation and the items on display.
For more information please call +971 600 55 5559, +971 4 201 7631 or visit www.dubaitourism.ae.
Dubai World Trade Center
Sheikh Saeed Hall 2 & 3
Sheikh Zayed Road
Dubai – United Arab Emirates.
Tel.: +971 4 332 1000
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