Rug lovers and visitors gather in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates to acquire some of the scarcest and most gorgeous handcrafted carpets. On December 29th, the 22nd edition of Dubai Customs Carpet & Art Oasis opens its doors for visitors and shoppers from around the globe.
This year’s edition runs under the theme “A Fabric of Innovation” and will be one of the main attractions of up to 200,000 silk and wool carpet items, mostly hand-made, with strong participation from Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, India, China, and Kashmir.
Abdul Rahman Issa, Chairman of the Carpet Oasis Organizing Committee, said that the 22nd edition of Dubai Customs Carpet & Art Oasis will last for 18 days, and now is 20% bigger.
“We have three more selling points this year: We moved to a better location at Sheikh Saeed Halls 2 & 3, there will be more major discounts on different types of rugs, and we dedicated a space in the exhibition to display 400-year-old antique and historic rugs brought specially to the exhibition from Iran and Azerbaijan” he explained.
Held in Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC), the exhibition will feature 90 stands for 45 companies. The exhibition will also include a display area for artists willing to exhibit their paintings.