Published: 02 May 2014
1st Dubai International Garden Competition 2014
A world class event takes off in Dubai.
At the conclusion of the first Dubai International Garden Competition (DIGC) it is apparent that this new event has gained momentum with participating companies and the international judges revealing fascinating insights into the increasingly sophisticated methods of gardening and landscaping designs to be seen in the UAE. Thousands of visitors flocked to the event during the four days, and the consensus among them is that the designs have lived up to the hype and indeed surpassed their expectations. 
The Dubai International Garden Competition (DIGC) is the UAE’s first landscaping competition that has been specially created to showcase the beauty of Dubai’s gardening masterpieces to the region and the wider world. It brings together the world’s best landscapers, architects, designers, botanists, engineers, scientists, real estate experts and other professionals. The competition is facilitated by Purelife Events, Conferences & Exhibitions, under the patronage of Dubai Municipality.


Encouraged by the beautiful weather, the public came in huge numbers to enjoy a magnificent family outing in a spectacular setting surrounded by natural beauty and serenity. Fun City - the largest entertainment center in the region - has served as the exclusive fun partner, hosting fun activities and games through all four days of the event, thereby enabling parents to roam the stalls with full peace of mind. The dazzling attractions have included the sensational Lokrit Garden Village, Grand Floral Arena Stall, Raffle Draws, the Education Zone & Talks, Furniture Display, Best of Show Award and a Food Court that recharged the visitors’ energy levels throughout the event.
The organizers of Dubai International Garden Competition are confident that this is of the best and most exciting gardening event ever witnessed in the region.
Nasser Khan, CEO of the organizers Purelife Events, Exhibitions & Conferences summed up the event by saying: “If the whole world is a garden, then Dubai is its fountain of ideas. Now our event has made its debut in the region over the past four days it has been a fascinating learning curve.  We have demonstrated that Dubai has become the global center of attraction as we prepare for international events like the World Expo 2020. 
Nadeem Abbas, Director of Purelife Events, Exhibitions & Conferences added: “Many families were attracted by the open-air gathering and greenery. We are delighted to have provided a relaxing alternative to the usual indoor activities in Dubai.”
Dubai is known as a dynamic city of surprises where there is always something new and exciting going on. The Dubai International Garden Competition will, over the coming years definitely strengthen that reputation to a global market, not forgetting that this scene of spectacle of flower colour was until recently a desert.   
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Reported by Chris Allen  

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