Muscat – The ongoing seventh edition of Unity Charity Exhibition has close to 150 entrepreneurs participating from all over Oman.
The three-day event was opened by Halima al Zari, chairperson of Authority of Small and Medium Enterprises Development, on Monday at Al Shafaq Club organised by the Association for the Welfare of Handicapped Children.
“I am very happy to attend this event and see the participation of the local community. We wish all the best to the SMEs. We are also happy to see the support from both the private and public sectors, as this is very important. Such events are a good source of income for entrepreneurs,” Halima said at the opening ceremony.
Speaking about the event, H H Sayyida Hujaija Jaifer al Said, chairperson of the association, said, “This is the second time we are having this event in 2022 and are happy to see the response from the people. The exhibition is an attempt to help children with special needs and also support entrepreneurs of Oman. A large number of people have been visiting; we are happy with the massive response.”
Unlike earlier editions, this time around SMEs from other Gulf countries, including Bahrain, Kuwait, UAE and Saudi Arabia, are also taking part. On display in the exhibition are abayas, bakhoor, perfumes and home décor.
Noora al Lamki, who is participating in the exhibition this year, said, “I have been a designer for several years now with boutiques in Bausher and Barka. Designer abayas are very popular, mainly for weddings and parties. We import our materials from Dubai and Kuwait.”
She described the Unity Charity Exhibition as “a good platform to showcase our businesses and sell designer wear.”
The Unity Charity Exhibition is open from 10am to 10pm.