Date: Sunday, 29th June – Sunday, 27th July 2014
Audience: General Public
Category: Arts / Culture, Community
Downtown Emaar’s Ramadan tent in Downtown Dubai provides visitors a journey that starts with the spectacular entrance with the design aesthetics of Emaar’s upcoming projects, including The Opera District and Dubai Hills Estate models, spread across the venue.
Visitors are invited in a comfortable and welcoming celebratory settings with hues of purple designed for the tent, which gives the unmatched views of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. They can relish world-class traditional and contemporary cuisine, provided by Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure subsidiary of Emaar.
Downtown plans to present a selection of authentic Arabic dishes and shisha flavours served in a relaxing environment set to the backdrop of traditional music. Over 700 guests can be seated at ‘Downtown.’
Highlighting an inspirational selection of Islamic art from ‘The Gallery’ at Emaar Pavilion by the London-based gallery Ahlan Art, ‘Downtown’ is going to showcase a hand-picked collection of 27 paintings, which represents the essence of the Holy Month of Ramadan and highlight Islamic culture and art.
Combining verses from the Holy Quran, illustrations of mosques and other elements associated with the Holy Month, the display will feature works in various mediums including acrylic, calligraphy, watercolour, mixed media, and photography, by artists from Africa, India, Lebanon, Pakistan, Syria and the UK.
Ahmad Al Matrooshi, Managing Director, Emaar Properties PJSC, said: “This year, ‘Downtown’ will feature an unparalleled collaboration of Islamic art and Arabian hospitality, ensuring a truly differential experience for visitors, that highlights the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan. Whether visitors choose to dine under the magnificently-lit tent ceiling or in one of two glorious gardens, enclosed in a glass façade that provide a truly starry evening, ‘Downtown’ will be the must-visit Ramadan venue for get-togethers with family and friends.”
Hassan Mawji, founder of Ahlan Art gallery said: ‘We’re honoured to be working with Emaar Properties to showcase our Islamic Art gallery in the heart of Dubai. Founded in London, Ahlan Art gallery are at the forefront of creating a new narrative for Islamic Art by bringing to surface a diverse range of international artists and artwork.’
Eight talented artists of different nationalities (British, East African, Lebanon, Pakistan, Indian, Syrian) and backgrounds are part of this exhibition.
‘Downtown’ Ramadan Tent (you may also enjoy Iftar/Suhour with a breathtaking view of Burj Khalifa)
Sunday – Wednesday : 6pm to 2am
Thursday – Saturday : 6pm to 3am
‘The Gallery’ at Emaar Pavilion, Downtown Dubai
Saturday – Thursday : 9am to 6pm
The Pavilion Downtown Dubai
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd
Dubai-United Arab Emirates.
Tel.: +971 4 447 7025