Thursday 7, April 2016

Dubai – MENA Herald: CITY WALK, the urban living destination by Meraas opened doors to a one-of-its-kind “Hareem Al Sultan” The Exhibition on 26 March, evoking the resplendent magic of the all-time popular Turkish television series Hareem Al Sultan for Dubai-based fans.
The exhibition with its evocative designs of the Topkapi Palace, and other entertaining and interactive features recreates the television series and gives visitors a historical glimpse of the period.
Written by Meral Okay and Yilmaz Sahin, the series narrates the historical tale of the longest reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire – Kanuni Sultan Suleiman, also known as ‘Süleyman the Magnificent’. Portraying his conquests on the battlefield, the storyboard captures his love for Huyam Sultan, a slave girl who became his wife and Sultana. Mounted on a grand scale, the show drew huge viewership for its visual spectacle, exquisite costume designs, strong cast and exemplary performances.
Produced by the Istanbul Entertainment Group in a joint venture with Meraas, “Hareem Al Sultan” The Exhibtion, takes visitors on a tour through the palace and provides them the opportunity to explore the artistry and craftsmanship involved in creating the props and costumes for the series. Handmade life-like silicone sculptures of the show’s popular characters enrich the overall experience.
Spread across 1,300 square metres, The Exhibition has 14 unique rooms offering a wholesome sensory experience. The décor, costumes and accessories are a visual and tactile treat, while the aroma of fasincating scents transcend the guest to a bygone era. Furthermore, as the special sherbets and sweets from the Ottoman era tantalise the palate, the lucid and rhythmical verses of the Magnificent Suleiman recreate the romance of the past.
The gift shop at The Exhibition retails over 200 specially designed items from apparel, jewellery and decorative accessories to exclusive scents, caftans and stationary items, inspired by the series.
“Hareem Al Sultan” The Exhibition is open seven days a week at CITY WALK from 12pm to 10pm till December 2016. Tickets to the exhibition are priced at AED 50 for those aged between 7 to 14 years and AED 100 for those 15 years and above and can be purchased at the venue, or online at Admission to the exhibition is complimentary for children under the age of six.
Combining sophisticated concepts with innovation, CITY WALK has emerged as the city’s preferred destination for friends and families.