I went to The Walk JBR with some friends to check out RWAQ the Ramadan event and we had a really lovely evening. Its an interactive event which is split into five zones including contemporary food, retail, art installations and exhibitions. I enjoyed the retail aspect as they featured some really nice modest wear. I was lucky enough to meet the owners of Lomar, a lovely married couple who created an abaya, accessories and perfume store. They told me how the name Lomar is a blend of both of their names and that their brand was born out of love. They began with designing and manufacturing pieces in their house and now manufacture more then 125,000 pieces. They had a really nice selection and the traditional arabic perfumes were deliciously woody and fragrant. They gifted me some beautiful rose quartz and moonstone prayer beads that can also be worn as a bracelet making it easy to pray on the go, plus they look beautiful 🙂
The stores have beautiful unique pieces, I also loved Searinas store, her pieces are vibrant and colourful, perfect for the summer. I spotted some of Rula Galayini’s fabulous bags and some other really nice items dotted around.
The restaurants offer iftar and capture the essence of ramadan, the event brings to life the region’s rich heritage, connecting residents and tourists to the spirit of the Holy Month through an exceptional experience. Tahir Sultan and Loop.pH have designed a unique visual interpretation of Ramadan. The first installation, titled “1001 Nights, Alf Laila wa Laila”, is a full-scale light installation of larger-than-life 3D stars. The second installation is the Lunar Dome designed by Loop.pH. The dynamic and slowly moving light is reminiscent of the ever-changing moon light and represents the passing of time during the Holy Month.
They had street vendors selling delicious snacks, my favourite was sunny’s popcorn. The popcorn came in all kinds of flavours such as bubblegum and three cheese however I loved the salted caramel. The packaging and stall was so cute too, definitely worth a pit-stop! There is also a live Oud player and many other activities and activations you can take part in. Make sure you check it out while you have the chance, It is on until the 25th July and open from 7pm-2am or 2pm-2am on Eid.