The “Holiday Swap Shop” At Sustainafest Is A Genius Way To Swap Your Festive Swag


COP28 has arrived, and the buzzword on everyone’s lips is sustainability!

As global leaders convene to address the imperative of making our world a greener place, it’s time to pose some tough questions about what each of us can contribute to building a more sustainable tomorrow.

Are you living sustainably? To help us understand how we can live better, international broadcaster, retail and consumer expert champion for sustainable living, and founder of “Buy Smarter, Buy Greener” Kate Hardcastle MBE is in Dubai to lead a four-day event at Time Square Center, the first of its kind sustainability festival.

Learn how you can live more sustainably (and have fun while doing it!) at “Sustainafest” this weekend


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Sustainafest is informative and fun and it’s got activities for the whole family!

Leading the way with one green activity we’re sure you’re going to want to roll up your sleeves for… is the ‘Holiday Swap Shop’,

There’ll also be workshops, talks, entertainment, and free activities for the whole family. The event supports home-grown businesses & brands championing sustainability and it promises to be a UAE National Day celebration like no other.

Kate Hardcastle MBE will lead the event which aims to empower you to make smarter choices

Choices that are “better for your purse, better for the planet, and better for those who inhabit it”, choices we STAN!

The calendar is jam-packed… here are the unmissable activities

  • The Holiday Swap Shop – stay sustainable this winter and swap all your festive swag, from jumpers to ornaments
  • The Compost Workshops – learn how you can make a difference at home
  • Catch UAE National Dancers live on stage, ‘Eco-Man’ and ‘The Sustainable Crazy Orchestra’, fun for all the family with an opportunity to win awesome prizes live on stage every afternoon

The important bits

How much? It’s free!

When? December 1 – 4

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