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Swissotel Al Ghurair are on the hunt for Dubai’s next Picasso

Swissôtel Al Ghurair, in collaboration with Swissôtel Kursaal Bern and Swiss International Air Lines (SWISS) have challenged eighth-grade students at Swiss International Scientific School (SISD) to an art competition.

The competition was subject to a public vote before final judging was undertaken on Wednesday 23 March, with FACT’s Publishing Director, Edward Smith on the panel. In addition to ten of the winning artworks going on display at Swissôtel Al Ghurair for one year, prizes included a staycation at Swissôtel Al Ghurair, including day access to Laguna Waterpark and a family day pass to Dubai Parks and Resorts. The grand prize for the winning student was a round trip to Zurich sponsored by SWISS, including a two-night stay at the Swissôtel Kursaal Bern, a property boasting picturesque views of the Alps and the historic city.

Swissôtel Kursaal Bern

The theme of the competition revolved around the student’s favourite cartoon characters, combined with their dream of travelling with Swiss International Airlines to Switzerland. The eighth-grade students were encouraged to unleash their creativity taking inspiration from pop culture cartoons such as Mickey Mouse, Snoopy, Tom and Jerry and even Olaf, the beloved taking snowman from Disney’s Frozen. 

Swissotel Al Ghurair Art Competition

Each artwork embodies a distinctive Swiss twist with the inclusion of flags and iconography within the pieces. With craftsmanship representing a key brand pillar of Swissôtel, the five-star Swissôtel Al Ghurair has thrown its support behind the younger generation by providing avenues to embrace the Swiss culture and let their imaginations thrive. 

Swissotel Al Ghurair search for Dubai's Picasso

The contest shortlisted 20 pieces, judged by an elite team of five judges hailing from the Swiss Business Council, SWISS, SISD, Fact Magazine and Swissôtel Al Ghurair’s very own General Manager, Dominic Arel.

Swissotel Al Ghurair Art

The selected art pieces will form part of a new treasure hunt for children staying in the hotel, who will be encouraged to find the paintings in addition to the plethora of kids activities on offer at the hotel, including Zumba, arts and crafts.

GO: Visit www.swissotel-dubai-alghurair.com for more information.

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