Hala China, a joint initiative by Meraas and Dubai Holding, is hosting the ‘Silk, Tea and Celadon: An Intercultural Dialogue on the Silk Road’ exhibition as part of its year-long activities aimed at enhancing trade and cultural relations between Dubai and China.

Running until Jan 15, the event takes visitors on a fascinating journey along the ancient Silk Road. On display are over 100 artefacts demonstrating the skilful craftsmanship, bold imagination and ingenious handiwork of folk artists from the Zhejiang province, including silk clothing and accessories, teaware and tools used in traditional Chinese tea ceremonies, as well as exquisite celadon ceramics.

The six-week exhibition has been organised in partnership with the Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism and with the support of the People’s Government of Longquan of Zhejiang Province, the China National Silk Museum and the China National Tea Museum.The Zhejiang provinceis a well-acclaimed centre of culture in China and is the birthplace of the country’s ancient celadon pottery tradition.

It is worth mentioning that the Hala China initiative aims to attract Chinese visitors and investors to the emirate through an annual calendar of tailored events and tour packages that span seven categories – stay, shop, eat, play, explore, wellness and concierge.

In showcasing Dubai and the wider UAE to the Chinese diaspora, Hala China aligns with Dubai’s Tourism Vision 2020. The initiative is led by a board of directors responsible for planning and organising food festivals, fashion shows, sporting events, as well as music and cultural festivals, among other activities.