Dubai, United Arab Emirates | November 18, 2021: In a celebration of all things green, eco-friendly and sustainable, the annual ‘Down To Earth’ festival returns to Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai’s contemporary art museum, for an extended full weekend programme on November 26 and 27, offering a range of entertaining activities for all ages. The festival is presented with long term Community Partner, Dubai Holding and Sustainability Partners: Bee’ah and Hawa Water.
Free and open to the public, the festival includes workshops, demonstrations and information stalls for children, teens and adults covering topics such as seed-sowing, composting, mini garden arranging, upcycling crafts and living sustainably. Spearheaded by the Assembly, a pop-up barter shop called Faire Trade invites visitors to bring their pre-loved items and trade them in.
Spanning across Jameel Arts Centre and the Park, this year’s festival features an expanded Green Bazaar, which offers a broad variety of indoor and outdoor plants, plus related eco-conscious and sustainability-aware gifts and products from local businesses, and a special festival-themed collection of design goods at Art Jameel Shop.
The Small Talk series, organised in collaboration with SOMA MATER, brings regional specialists centrestage to explore the cross-section of food and policy and impactful living, while the Grow and Tell Zone offers hands-on demonstrations around topics such as gardening, composting and beekeeping.
Enjoy the open air and creekside views with bites and refreshments from HERE-O, Salad Jar, Teible, The Ice Cream Shop and Veghana in the designated picnic areas across Jaddaf Waterfront Sculpture Park, UAE’s first open-air art park designed by waiwai design in collaboration with Dubai Holding.
Jameel Arts Centre also thanks Al Bayader, BOCA Restaurant, Dubai Municipality, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Nai Arabia and SOMA MATER for their support.