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Organized in the emirate in time for the festive season, the event allowed women entrepreneurs to showcase their products.



Published: Monday 10 Oct 2022, 3:01 PM

Last updated: Monday 10 Oct 2022, 3:03 PM

With Diwali just around the corner, hundreds of Dubai residents recently thronged a bazaar that showcased unique, handcrafted goods that are perfect for the festive season.

Held at the Grand Excelsior Hotel in Bur Dubai, the ‘Quirky Nari’ market was organized to support women entrepreneurs and allow them to showcase their products.

“We organized the event at this time of the year so that the exhibitors can get the benefit of more women visiting, more sales, and more exposure for their products,” said Neena Chaudhary, chairperson of Jito Ladies Wing, who organized the event.

The exhibition showcased a range of products – from designer clothes to accessories, shoes, perfumes and vegan food – all of which were designed and curated by women in Dubai.

Anshika Mehta was among those who arrived at the market to do her festive shopping. “I came here just to check it out as I wanted something unique this Diwali. I managed to tick off all the items on my shopping list, and I have to get some makeup now,” said Mehta.

The one-day event featured around 35 stalls, some of which featured gold and silver jewellery. There was also a pop-up beauty salon.

“Two booths were also provided to promote educational toys and books,” Chaudhary said.

The calligraphy workshop at the exhibition was a hit. “I tried writing and understood how to improve my writing,” said the young child who came with his parents.

The event also ran a breast cancer awareness campaign, allowing women to register for health screenings. “The registration was done here, and those who registered will be able to get a mammogram done at a private hospital in Ajman,” Chaudhary said.

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