The VIP launch of “Artist Playground by Pullman” at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre in partnership with IFDC’s Pret A Cover™ Buyers Lane an astounding success!

Dubai, UAE, 5th November, 2018  –  Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre  and Islamic Fashion & Design Council’s (IFDC’s )Pret-A-Cover™ Buyers Lane launched “Artist Playground by Pullman” on November 2nd , 2018.­

This past Friday, November 2nd at Pullman Dubai Creek City Center, something thrilling happened to the Dubai art scene. Dressed to the nines, VIP art lovers attened the highly anticipated launch of “Artist Playground by Pullman” in partnership with IFDC’s Pret-A-Cover™ Buyers Lane. The selected artists unveiled their art which will remain on exhibit for the next 3 months, after which the Pullman Dubai Creek City Center and IFDC team will introduce a new selection of artists to art lovers, media, and VIP clients.


“It was an exciting evening! The launch of Artist Playground by Pullman at Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre in partnership with IFDC’s Pret-A-Cover™ Buyers Lane sealed opportunities for artists as we saw the tremendous appreciation for the selected artwork by VIP art lovers and media alike. Our out of the box thinking in creating a unique hub for all things creative, is an obsession – not just another operation”

Nishan Silva

Cluster General Manager for Majid Al Futtaim-AccorHotels Shared Services


The artworks by notable artists, gastronomic delights by the signature t-Lounge by Dilmah, live furniture painting by acclaimed artist Ramsha Fatima from Falaknaz Warehouse, live flower arrangement demo by expert florist, Viviane Torbey were just the beginning. The beautifully done up stage by none other than renowned interiors and furniture experts Burgundy and Zoq invited the reigning artists to a panel discussion, moderated by Thomson Reuters’s Emmy Abdul Alim. There was treat after treat for the attendees and the reviews from the VIPs all summed up that the launch exceeded everyone’s wildest expectations!



“We wanted to give the esteemed guests an art experience all the way through. So we ensured that our tea infused dishes and famous tea based beverages were a work of art in their own right. Everything planned for this special launch was memorable, and the food and beverage experience had to match that!”

Dilhan C. Fernando

CEO Dilmah Tea

Delights from new tea infused menu by “The t-Lounge by Dilmah”. Food was art on this night!
Vivianne Torbey, expert live floral arrangement demo
Executive Chef Mouli preparing finest feast for Artist Playground by Pullman guests
Distinguished guests arrive for a fun filled evening
Exquisite food presentation
Art Buyers at Artist Playground by Pullman Launch
VIP guests Mr. and Mrs. Haitham Al Saif at Artist Playground by Pullman Launch
An art enthusiast admires Falaknaz Warehouse art-like furniture


Marketing Team, Pullman Dubai Creek City Center: Tanya Scampini, Marketing Executive; Vanessa Chinopoulou, Director of Marketing & Communications; Glaiza Ann Paderon, Digital Marketing Manager
Dilmah tea treats for all the guests
Art enthusiasts at Artist Playground by Pullman Launch

Dilmah tea gifts were given to all the VIP guests
Ramsha Fatima wows the guests by turning Falaknaz Warehouse furniture into art!

The stage was beautifully designed by leading interiors and furnishings sponsors, BURGUNDY & ZOQ

Emmy Alim of Thomson Reuters superbly moderated the engaging panel discussion as she gave us great insight to intimate moments with each artist that she spoke to on the stage. Great artistic profiles were adored on this night, like Musab Al Rais, son of the master Emirati artist Abdul Qader Al Rais, the clever illusions of Muhammad Ibrahim.


“I have a vision for my art that evokes people’s hearts as well as their thoughts. I saw that my 3D work especially moved a lot of people tonight, and it’s great to have such indicators through a place like Artist Playground by Pullman. This is by far the most exciting experience of my entire career as an artist!”
Shabir Mir, Sculptor

Tells Emmy Alim of Thomson Reuters as his stunning work caused a stir on the opening night of Artist Playground by Pullman


Then there were mystical calligraphies of Ahmad Khan and also Zulqarnain whose painting was purchased immediately by an art buyer right at the beginning of the evening. The meditative art by Arif Khan and the works of Bahraini artist Abbas Al Mosawi, miniatures by Noreen Akhtar, generated strong media interest.



“My expression is what I’ve made my career. This unique art hub space gives me a powerful driver to move forward. Now there are many ways to connect with an artist in this place!”

Humaira Hussain

Guljee’s very own apprentice and acclaimed artist.

“I can’t express how thankful I am for a space like this, it is exactly what artists like myself need in order to develop our clients and business further”

Sanaa Merchant 

Emerging Emirates based artist.


“I’ve been very careful with the art spaces that I showed my work in, however the Artist Playground by Pullman was a no brainer. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of this unique concept?”

Meena Kamal 

Lead artist of San Francisco’s top galleries told the audiences at the panel discussion

“We are thrilled to discover this partnership with Pret-A-Cover™ Buyers Lane, now we have a source with whom we can share new art discoveries and build more exposure for the incredible work artists and creative talent bring our way!”

Falaknaz Warehouse owner Therese Foot 

Unveiled exquisite art-like furniture at Artist Playground by Pullman launch


“This has been a positive experience right from the beginning. The Artist Playground by Pullman partners have proven their respect for the arts in the way we were brought into this project with such care and appreciation. It’s going to be a great space for everyone to enjoy, so glad they did this!” 

Ayesha Imtiaz

Head of Poetic Strokes

Noreen Ahktar
Artwork – Noreen Ahktar
Abbas Al Mosawi
Artwork – Abbas Al Mosawi
Musab Al Rais (Right)
Artwork – Musab Al Rais


Zulqarnain sells out right in the beginning of the evening
Artwork – Arif Khan
Ahmed Khan
Artwork – Muhammad Ibrahim
Alia Khan, Chairwoman, Islamic Fashion and Design Council wearing dress by BAMBAH BOUTIQUE

“It was exciting to see people enter transactions on the exquisite art right from the beginning of the magical night. So many pieces have already been put on reserve or purchased at the launch event. They will now be replenished by the artists so that newcomers to the exhibit will also have fantastic choices to choose from. This experience proved the concept, that people are ready for a unique art hub where opportunities for artists are heightened and people who appreciate all things creative can come together for any purpose be it social, business, work space, etc. We are pleased with the way Artist Playground by Pullman was welcomed by art lovers and the t-Lounge by Dilmah completed the experience with their art-like food and beverages. Artist Playground by Pullman is a very unique concept, and it’s here to stay”

Alia Khan

IFDC Chairwoman


Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre in partnership with IFDC’s Pret-A-Cover™ Buyers Lane look forward to welcoming the public to this exciting dedicated art area that is a must-see for all at their signature t-Lounge by Dilmah in the hotel lobby. Enjoy genuine creativity and a yearly calendar of arts/culture/talks/lifestyle series to continue to build on the grass-roots ethos of “Artist Playground by Pullman” that supports artists and leading minds at an entirely new level


Pullman Dubai Creek City Centre and IFDC’s Pret-A-Cover™ Buyers Lane launched the “Artist Playground by Pullman” on November 2nd , 2018.­


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