Dubai: “Ten thousand saw I at a glance.”
Well, I may be quoting Wordsworth. But here it’s not about daffodils.
It’s about the heliconias, guzmanias, gloriosas, corinatas, roses, sunflowers, orchids, tulips, chrysanthemums and scores of other flowers and foliage on display at Dubai International Flower Festival.
The three-day event started on February 22 at Al Lokrit Warehouse in Al Quoz, with professional, award-winning florists eyeing prize monies worth $20,000 (Dh73,450).
The theme of the event is “Dubai … through the eyes of the world — in floral form”. Exotic flowers were sourced from across the globe for the event to showcase the latest trends in floristry.
M.D. Gidwani, Group Managing Director of Al Lokrit International LLC, said, “Dubai has given us the objective to put Dubai on the world map of floral industry, through DIFF. The purpose of the festival will be to prepare for Expo 2020 Dubai over the next four years.”
He said the aim of the event was to attract international talent to raise the floral industry standards locally. The event is also designed to complement and compete with the best of the best during Expo 2020.
As an added attraction at the show, a lucky visitor is set to win a trip to the Netherlands through a draw.