DB foundation showcases Emirati objects at Dubai expo
Dubai, July 7, 2014
Deutsche Bank's Middle East Foundation has launched the ‘Objects of the Emirates’ exhibition, in collaboration with urban lifestyle guide Brownbook, in Dubai.
The exhibition, taking place for two months at the Dubai International Financial Center, will showcase Emirati clothing, jewellery, beauty products, house hold and kitchen items, fishing tools, musical instruments and falcon training accessories.
It will feature these objects as illustrations, presented in a large open air space within the DIFC Gate Village, said a statement.
The chosen objects will provide an insight into the traditional, everyday life of the country, paying homage to the creativity and resourcefulness of the Bedouins, fishermen and date palm farmers who constituted the sparse population of the UAE in the past, it said.
Philippe Vollot, chairman of the foundation and bank’s regional chief operating officer, said: “We are delighted to partner with Brownbook to create this brilliant exhibition as it will offer a unique opportunity for its visitors to explore the Emirati culture. Through our Middle East Foundation we continue to bring our unparalleled global commitment to the communities where we live and operate in."
Nick Miller from Brownbook, said: “While some of the exhibited objects have become increasingly obsolete today by the advent of new technologies, a significant number of them continue to play an important role in Emirati culture, representing local identity, values, traditions and customs, which continue to be cherished and practiced by large segments of society today.”
The open air exhibition is open to the public in the podium level of Gate Village Building 2 at DIFC and will be moved to the new Design District in Down Town Area where it will also be shown for one month during the opening of the district. - TradeArabia News Service