Online shoppers flock to buy original art for Eid Al Adha gifts
Innovative UAE portal ArtSmiley.com sees spike in activity in build-up to Islamic celebration as trend for unique and inspiring present ideas increases
It’s that time of year again when gifts are at the forefront of shopper’s minds as they prepare for the upcoming Eid Al Adha celebrations.
As Muslims everywhere prepare to visit family and friends during Eid Al Adha, the exchange of greetings and gifts is a cause for much happiness.
And while it may have always been popular to opt for jewellery, scents, fashion items, or gourmet food – another growing concept is buying a piece of original art. Thanks to exciting new UAE portal ArtSmiley.com, buying art is easier than ever.
Created to make art accessible and affordable, ArtSmiley.com brings upcoming contemporary artists from the region and beyond and art-seekers together in one marketplace. It was founded by Dubai entrepreneurs Aruna and Lurdh Allam.
The duo has confirmed they are currently seeing increased buying though the site as Eid Al Adha approaches, and believe there is new demand for more personal and expressive holiday gifts, in a country famed for high-end fashion stores and glitzy malls.
“We have seen a definite spike in activity as Eid approaches. I think our customers love the idea of purchasing a beautiful piece of art that they know will truly speak to the recipient,” said Lurdh Allam. “We connect shoppers with incredibly skilful artists working in a range of medium and styles, and the joy is in uncovering new talent and hidden gems. This is the strength of ArtSmiley.com, and this is what people are telling us they love.”
And there is an extra treat for Eid online shoppers – ArtSmiley.com is currently offering a whopping 55% off on selected purchases for those who sign-up to the site.
People can also buy gift cards from Artsmiley.com and gift them to their friends and family so they can choose their own art work.
Featured on ArtSmiley.com
Here are some of the intriguing artists currently selling their works via ArtSmiley.com:
Ahmed Alfalasi (Emirati) – A self-taught artist who excels in the use of colour configurations and the art of transforming fantasy scapes.
Mahmood Ahmad (Indian) – An award-winning artist known for his captivating nature drawings. Has various collections in several galleries in India and abroad
Tina Eskilsson (Sweden) – Uses drawing, painting, photo and different printing and graphic techniques to illustrate the concerns regarding the behaviour and importance of water