The Sameem open-air pavilion takes the shape of a rough rectangle built from modular majlis (or sitting place) structures, covered in woven fabrics in geometric motifs. The center of the pavilion is open, and the plot is filled with palm trees as well native UAE greenery and shrubs. Through the pavilion, different areas evoke the mountains, desert and coast.

Interactive sessions like converse with a potter or henna artist, then watch a boat-builder construct a dhow. Witness how the date palm tree has sheltered and fed generations of Emiratis, then learn how scientists today are studying their potential for planting on Mars.

Key Facts

  • Client

    : Alshafar Interiors
  • Location

    : Expo City, Dubai
  • Description

    : Metal sculptures with DMX lighting


Sameem Cultural Plot, EXPO2020 - Dubai

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