Emaar blends Islamic Art and Arabian hospitality at ‘Downtown’ Ramadan tent’

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Published June 24th, 2014 - 12:37 GMT
Visitors can revel in a warm, welcoming and truly celebratory ambience with hues of purple enveloping the tent, which opens to unmatched views of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building
Visitors can revel in a warm, welcoming and truly celebratory ambience with hues of purple enveloping the tent, which opens to unmatched views of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building

The rich heritage of Arabian hospitality will meet the captivating beauty of Islamic art this Ramadan, at ‘Downtown,’ Emaar’s Ramadan tent in Downtown Dubai.

‘Downtown’ provides visitors with an experience like no other; a journey that begins at the spectacular entrance, where they can observe the design aesthetics of Emaar’s upcoming projects, including The Opera District and Dubai Hills Estate models, spread across the venue.

Visitors can revel in a warm, welcoming and truly celebratory ambience with hues of purple enveloping the tent, which opens to unmatched views of Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. They can enjoy world-class traditional and contemporary cuisine, catered by Emaar Hospitality Group, the hospitality and leisure subsidiary of Emaar.

 ‘Downtown’ will offer an array 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.’

Featuring an inspiring selection of Islamic art from ‘The Gallery’ at Emaar Pavilion by the London-based gallery Ahlan Art, ‘Downtown’ will be home to a handpicked collection of 27 paintings, which embody the essence of the Holy Month of Ramadan and highlight Islamic culture and art.

Incorporating verses from the Holy Quran, illustrations of mosques and other elements associated with the Holy Month, the exhibition 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.”

 

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Emaar Properties

Emaar Properties is one of the world’s most valuable and admired real estate development companies. With proven competencies in properties, shopping malls & retail and hospitality & leisure, Emaar shapes new lifestyles with a focus on design excellence, build quality and timely delivery.

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