21st August, 2012, Dubai, UAE……: Ramadan Night Market, a 10 day shopping extravaganza concluded successfully on 19th August 2012 at Dubai World Trade Centre. Surmounting all expectations the first edition witnessed footfall of 50000 visitors in 10 days. The market that started on 10th August had tremendous opening as 8500 visitors thronged on the very first day and on an average 5000 visitors were registered thereafter every day crossing the earlier target of 2000 visitors. 100 participants showcased the products in categories such as apparel, gifting, electronics, perfumes, cosmetics and jewellery. The market buzzed with visitors from different nationalities buying from midsized retailers such as Kani home, Unoo.ae, Lifestyle Fine Jewelry, Emirates Gourmet as well as big brands such as Panasonic, Lootah Perfumes etc.
Sunil Jaiswal CEO Sumansa Exhibitions, said, “We think, what clicked with the visitors, was the concept of the market which is based on the fact that shoppers get unique gifts at the time of Eid for their loved ones. The exhibitors are overwhelmed with the response and some have already committed bigger space for the next edition. Our first edition has been received very well and we are committed to deliver a bigger and better show next year. We will also include more entertainment like kids zone etc in the next edition of Ramadan Night market. We are confident that in coming years Ramadan Night Market will become one of the most awaited events in the calendar of UAE. We plan to organise more consumer fairs in coming years, giving an opportunity to midsized retailers to showcase their products and also to the visitors to get that something different which they usually don’t see in the malls. And it will not be just Dubai, but we plan to explore other emirates such as Abudhabi and Sharjah”.
Mr. Ramesh Chhugani – Managing Director, of Sparkle 365, exhibitor at Ramadan Night Market commented, “We have got tremendous response and we believe that Ramadan Night Market has been a good platform for us. It is not just the number of visitors, but even the quality that matters and we got serious buyers. Also we had right product mix such as handbags, perfumes, shoes, cosmetics etc. The show overall was organised very well and we plan to exhibit in the next edition as well.”
“It was good to meet nice mix of nationalities at one go and most of them were serious buyers. Our brands were very well received and the market has acted as a good platform for us to create awareness and meet entirely new set of quality buyers.” said Mr. Mohammad Hatamleh, Director, of Unoo.ae.
Source: Zawya.Com – Press Release – 21 August 2012