Sirage Exhibition' opens at Dubai Festival City
Staff Reporter - The exhibition features over 50 kiosks displaying and selling a variety of goods and products from members of Dubai SME and Dubai Exports.
By Staff Reporter
Published: Sun 19 Jun 2016, 6:00 PM
Last updated: Sun 19 Jun 2016, 8:03 PM
The Department of Economic Development (DED), Dubai, recently opened Sirage Exhibition, a Ramadan charity bazaar, which will run until June 21 at the Dubai Festival City Mall.
Held under the patronage of Shaikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai International Marine Club, the exhibition features over 50 kiosks displaying and selling a variety of goods and products from members of Dubai SME and Dubai Exports, as well as the Dubai Centre for Special Needs, Community Development Authority, Ministry of Social Affairs and the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation.
The exhibition, open from 9pm until 12 midnight, is part of Sirage initiative, the first cycle of which will support the Reading Nation campaign of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, aimed at providing five million books to children in need worldwide.
"The Sirage initiative reaffirms our commitment to promoting all SMEs, manufacturers and exporters within the local business community and motivating them to join social and humanitarian agencies in the good deeds being carried out during the month of Ramadan," said Sami Al Qamzi, Director-General of DED.
"All proceeds from the exhibition as well as the Sirage Gala Dinner will go into the Reading Nation campaign. The initiative translates the aspirations of our leadership to see the public and private sectors working together to fulfil their social responsibility and commitment towards humanity. The Sirage programme will be held annually and each year it will support initiatives launched by the UAE leadership," Al Qamzi added.