The vibrant collaboration promises an array of exclusive products reflecting Qatar's rich heritage infused with modern artistry.
Doha, Qatar – 24 September 2023: Doha Festival City, Qatar’s leading destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, is thrilled to announce the launch of a new and exclusive collection at Gift Shed store by Dalu in collaboration with the distinguished Qatari artist Mubarak Al-Malik.
Dalu, which is Gift Shed’s sister company and under the umbrella of parent company Shift Group, has once again showcased its commitment to invigorating the local art landscape with unmatched vibrancy and creativity. Their exclusive collection with Mubarak Al-Malik encompasses a wide range of products including notebooks, magnet sets, art sketchpads, coffee mugs, tote bags, and enamel pins. It also features pouches, greeting cards, postcard sets, wrapping paper, and writing utensils. Rounding up the assortment are hoodies, art prints, puzzles, as well as a uniquely designed Gawa Cup set.
The eagerly awaited launch of the collection took place on Thursday, September 14, 2023, at 17:30 in Gift Shed, Doha Festival City Mall. Patrons had the unique opportunity to interact with Mubarak Al-Malik and capture memories through photographs.
Dalu champions local and regional talent, creating a space where tradition and modernity fuse effortlessly. Through its curated offerings, Dalu weaves tales that meld local heritage with global influences, as their artistic innovation not only honors the moment but also ignites inspiration, ensuring a legacy for future generations.
Robert Hall, Doha Festival City's General Manager, stated, 'It's with immense pride that we exclusively present the Dalu collection at our Gift Shed store, reflecting our unwavering commitment to the ethos of 'It's my place, my choice'. At Doha Festival City, we ensure that our offerings resonate with the desires and aspirations of our visitors, and Dalu's collection perfectly embodies that sentiment.'
'Dalu stands as a testament to the transformative essence of collaboration,” shares Hema Pathak Vara, Co-founder and Partner of both Dalu and Gift Shed, a beloved hub within Doha Festival City supporting local artisans. “Our vision transcends beyond creating mere products; we’re nurturing dialogues, merging cultures, and curating spaces where every artist finds their voice.”
Award-winning Qatari artist, Mubarak Al-Malik, celebrated for his distinctive graffiti style and iconic murals across Doha—including notable works at the Fire Station Museum and Doha Port—has joined forces with Dalu. Mubarak's artistry, characterized by his innovative use of the traditional battollah (a golden mask historically donned by Qatari women), blended seamlessly with contemporary colors, aligns flawlessly with Dalu's vision. His commitment to preserving the purity of origin while embracing modernism has not only elevated the local art scene but has also allowed him to represent Qatar on numerous national and international platforms. This collaboration with Dalu has resulted in products that are both reflective of Mubarak's unique artistic vision and resonate with Qatar's rich cultural tapestry.
To get an immersive experience of the new collection, visit Gift Shed at Doha Festival City.