Dubai -November 23, 2016: To commemorate the 45thUAE National Day celebrations of 2016 and in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, to create conditions that are conducive for happiness of individuals, families and employees, and to promote positivity as a core value in the local community, Dubai Outlet Mall,the first outlet concept mall in the Middle East,is organizing a unique festival. The festival will display an array of artworks by turning the mallambience into a spectacular colourful canvas. The event under the theme of ‘Happiness With No Boundaries’ will bring together, and celebrate, various artists and art forms. The works of these artists will be on display in Dubai Outlet Mall from November 24, 2016 to December 10, 2016.
The Festival, curated to bring artists of various backgrounds, ages and nationalities together,will witness art enthusiasts displaying some of their best works at the mall. Students from schools and universities, professional and amateur artists will also showcase their incredible talent.
“The theme of the festival is extremely special to us.We look up to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his vision for UAE and Dubai and wish to resonate the same into our innovative ideas. We have created this event as a platform for all the artists looking for an outlet for their artistic passion. We are pleased to organize a festival of this scale for artists and lovers of art and to bring a spectacular visual treat to everyone visiting the mall. The event is aimed at spreading happiness through expressions of art across all age groups, nationalities and among professional and amateur artists, with no boundaries.” said Mr. Vishal Mahajan, Director,Dubai Outlet Mall.
The festival will featureunique art pieces made using various art forms including pottery, sculpture, canvas painting, recycled art, sand art and murals amongst others. The festival will also have live feet painting, live caricature show and live painting in UAE flag colors. There will also be doodle artists who will turn canvases, shirts and shoes into funky artworks. A photo-booth will also be set up for visitors to click fun pictures.
The event will feature live sessions with the artists where the mall goers can ask questions and get exclusive tips from them.
Universities and schools will also form a huge part of the entire festival. The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) art booth at the mall will display artworks made by students of various schools in the UAE. Students from across different branches of Amity University will also be participating. Paintings and artworksby special needs children will be highlighted in the mall.
Happiness With No Boundaries will bring people from various walks of life under one roof to display their love for art and talent bymaking beautifully unique pieces. Dubai has been synonymous with creating the best possible living conditions for the residents with the Ministry also introducing the Happiness Minister this year.
Dubai Outlet Mall has already geared up for the event with university students painting part of the malls exterior walls with different designs and colours. The festival will also featurepaintings done by special needs children.
Dubai Outlet Mall is one of the best places in the city to shop and grab a bargain for quality products and top brands for heavily discounted prices. Having 240 stores and over 1,200 brands on offer, the mall features a mix of upscale and elite specialty shops, fine dining restaurants. The event will givemall goers a visual spectacle while also offering great discounts on top brands. A smart shopper can easily avail 30 to 90 per cent discounts on branded products ranging from clothes, shoes, lingerie, sportswear and sporting goods, watches, sunglasses and toys, every single day of the year.
Located at DubailandDubai – Al Ain Road (Route 66) near the Dubai Bypass Road interchange, the Mall is open seven days a week; between 10 am and 10 pm from Saturday to Wednesday, and between 10 am to 12 midnight from Thursday to Friday.