Mawaheb art students paint exclusive Year of Tolerance banner and celebrate Iftar at Sahara Centre
Dubai: Sahara Centre, Sharjah’s leading retail, leisure and dining destination, joined hands with Mawaheb from Beautiful People, an art studio for the determined ones, aged from 16 years, to celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan, with a colourful initiative that not only celebrated the Year of Tolerance marked by the UAE this year, but also highlighted the value of art in bringing together people and communities.
As part of the initiative, students of Mawaheb from Beautiful People painted the logo of the Year of Tolerance on a large canvas in the mall. They were accompanied by volunteers and the Mawaheb team, alongside a delegation from Indefinite Arts, Calgary, Canada. On completion of the painting, the students were treated by Sahara Centre to an Eid clothes shopping spree at Matalan, followed by Iftar at Russo’s New York Pizzeria.
Akram Ammar, Managing Director of Sahara Centre, said: “As the UAE marks the Year of Tolerance and in line with the spirit of togetherness and generosity during the Holy Month of Ramadan, we are delighted to partner with Mawaheb from Beautiful People to support the students in expressing their creativity. This reflects our mission to bring joy to the community, and to create platforms for people of determination to highlight their talents.”
Wemmy de Maaker, Founder and Managing Director at Mawaheb from Beautiful People, added: “We are thankful to Sahara Centre for the opportunity to highlight the creative talent of our students. The initiative, coinciding with the Holy Month of Ramadan and the Year of Tolerance, highlights the power of art to bring the community together. Through this artistic activity, the students further underlined the message of tolerance and acceptance of all, which is central to an inclusive community.”
About Sahara Centre:
Sahara Centre is strategically located on the Dubai-Sharjah Highway and first opened its doors to customers in February 2002. The mall is home to an eclectic range of retail outlets with key anchor stores, including renowned brands, such as Adventureland, Babyshop, Debenhams, Emax, Fitness First, Novo Cinemas, Home Centre, Marina Home, Matalan, Spinneys, Toys ‘R’ Us, Zara. Sahara Centre is open from 10am to 11pm on weekdays, 10am until 12 midnight on Thursdays and Saturdays, and 10am to 12pm and 1pm until 12 midnight on Fridays.
© Press Release 2019