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Deira City Centre showcases children’s artwork for Earth Day

United Arab Emirates: Monday, April 23 - 2012 @ 13:34

The budding artists from surrounding schools will have their environment-themed paintings on display in the Bridge Gallery, in the Metro Link from April 22nd to 30th. This exhibition is part of Deira City Centre’s ‘Love Art’ initiatives which is intended to showcase art from the local community.

Earth Day is the largest civic observance in the world, with over one billion people participating worldwide. This year’s efforts at the mall are part of an art competition, wherein approximately 70 children will have their Earth Day artwork displayed and entered into a contest to win Deira City Centre GiftCards. Each drawing will showcase the young artist’s individual talent and highlight the importance of Earth Day and protecting the environment year-round.

“We’ve opened up our ‘Love Art’ initiative to local schools as part of Deira City Centre’s commitment to the surrounding community and education through the arts,” said Fuad Najjar, Senior Asset Director, Asset Management, Shopping Malls. “Earth Day is an important initiative because the environmentally-conscience actions we take today will greatly impact the world future generations live in. ‘Love Art’ is just one way children can express their creativity while promoting an environmental cause.”

The ‘Love Art’ initiative at Deira City Centre showcases work on a rotating basis from local artists and schools. Most recently, artwork created by children from the Dubai Autism Centre (DAC) was displayed in the mall’s Bridge Gallery to show the creativity of special needs children and the healing power of art.

Deira City Centre is the original flagship mall in the Majid Al Futtaim Properties portfolio. Launched in 1995, it pioneered the concept of combining shopping and entertainment in the region. It remains one of the region’s most visited destinations, attracting over 20 million visitors a year.

The Centre has over 360 stores including its anchors – Carrefour, Debenhams, Iconic, Sharaf DG, Virgin Megastore and Paris Gallery. It prides itself with its wide range of mid-market popular brands such as Zara, Forever 21, H&M, Splash, Marks & Spencer, American Eagle and Toys R Us, as well as a host of electronic stores.

In addition to offering a great and convenient shopping experience, the Centre also features City Centre Hotel and Residence, managed by Pullman; VOX Cinemas, an 11-screen multiplex cinema, Magic Planet family entertainment centre, as well as a food court and several international restaurants and cafes; dedicated tourist services; and a Metro Station at its doorstep.

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