An oasis of creativity

DUBAI — Arts Oasis, a premier in-mall event during Dubai Summer Surprises 2007, concluded at BurJuman Centre on Sunday.

By A Staff Reporter (DSS SPECIAL)

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Published: Tue 7 Aug 2007, 9:02 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 1:50 AM

Thousands of visitors and art enthusiasts visited the nine-day event, which featured art works by international artists displayed on theme-styled platforms distributed throughout the mall.

The event proved a great success with 21 paintings, estimated at Dh30,000 being sold. Up to 17 artists, including Lebanese, British, Sudanese, South Africans, Iraqis, New Zealanders, Indians, Germans, Portuguese, and UAE citizens provided a multinational feel to the exhibition.

Dr Aliou Gassama, President of the Senegal Business and Professional Council, attended the exhibition in support of compatriot and renowned brushless finger artist, Mamadou Diakhate, and expressed his admiration for the collection at Arts Oasis.

“The event was well organised with paintings of high calibre and exhibitions like these add value to cultural and art events hosted by Dubai year round through.”

He commented further, “DSS and DSF have enhanced the tourism industry and various economic sectors in Dubai, also illustrating how an economy, with the tourism sector in particular, can be enhanced in such a short span of time.” He also revealed current plans for Dakkar, the capital of Senegal, by discussing major infrastructure developments, and that ideas inspired by DSS and DSF would be studied and implemented in Senegal to enhance the tourism sector.

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