Down To Earth, Dubai’s annual festival celebrating all things green, returns to Jameel Arts Centre

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By Time Out EditorsNovember 22, 2021
In a celebration of all things green, eco-friendly and sustainable, the annual Down To Earth festival returns to Jameel Arts Centre, Dubai’s contemporary art museum, for an extended full weekend programme on November 26 and 27, offering a range of entertaining activities for all ages. The festival is presented with a long term Community Partner, Dubai Holding and Sustainability Partners: Bee’ah and Hawa Water.

Free and open to the public, the festival includes workshops, demos and information stalls for children, teens and adults covering topics such as seed-sowing, composting, mini garden arranging, upcycling crafts and living sustainably.

There’s even a pop-up barter shop called Faire Trade, which invites you to bring in your pre-loved items and trade them in.

Spanning Jameel Arts Centre and the Park, this year’s festival features an expanded Green Bazaar, which offers a broad variety of indoor and outdoor plants, plus related eco-conscious and sustainability-aware gifts and products from local businesses, and a special festival-themed collection of design goods at Art Jameel Shop.

The Small Talk series, organised in collaboration with SOMA MATER, brings regional specialists centre stage to explore the cross-section of food and policy and impactful living, while the Grow and Tell Zone offers hands-on demonstrations around topics such as gardening, composting and beekeeping.

Browse the full programme through the link here. To register for your two-hour arrival slot, please click here.

Enjoy the open air and creekside views with bites and refreshments from HERE-O, Salad Jar, Teible, The Ice Cream Shop and Veghana in the designated picnic areas across Jaddaf Waterfront Sculpture Park, UAE’s first open-air art park designed by waiwai design in collaboration with Dubai Holding.

Jameel Arts Centre also thanks Al Bayader, BOCA Restaurant, Dubai Municipality, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment, Nai Arabia and SOMA MATER for their support.

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