Include jackets, wallets, handbags, belts and footwear for men and women. According to one of the exhibitors, Pakistan's leather items have been on the list of worldwide demand lately, due to its genuine quality, price and improved designs in fashion.
"I have a factory to produce leather goods in Pakistan and an office in Dubai for re-exporting the goods to the world. But I like to showcase my goods at Global Village, because it attracts people from all over the region and the globe. I have loyal customers who come to shop from us every year. It is my fourth year at Global Village", said Bilal, the exhibitor from Silver Shell Leather.
Baluchistan is Pakistan's most popular region for raw marble and includes: onyx, black and Verona marbles. Designed to further boost modern style home luxury, the marble comes as fountains, coffee tables, ashtrays, tea cups and various kinds of home accessories. Foremost, marble vases go as high as 1.5 meters and weigh almost one ton. Chess soldiers have been sold out, affirmed the exhibitor as the demand was high for large size chess tables and marble carved soldiers.
Organic and natural, Pakistani cotton is on the country's main export list. Cotton factories are spread across the regions but many are situated near Lahore. The 18 fabric shops showcase the mix and match of prints on cotton and the various traditional dresses of Pakistan's regions and groups. Be it Punjabi, Baluchistan or any other design, the latest in fashion fabrics and colors are on display.
Daisy Point Restaurant
The restaurant is situated within the pavilion and serves traditional Pakistani dishes, ice creams and desserts that are hard to find outside Pakistan. The owner of the restaurant, Hassan Shahzad, invests for the second year in this restaurant, "Since last year, the restaurant managed to attract a lot of people even from the various Emirates. I have many locals, Pakistani and Indian customers. We import most of the ingredients from Pakistan, and I have ten different cooks, each specialized in preparing different dishes," said Hassan.
Marking the beginning of his success story, Hassan hopes to invest on a bigger scale next season within the Pakistani Pavilion as well as through a restaurant at the main food court area at Global Village, so all visitors can taste Daisy Point's specials. Perhaps the only place to try the traditional Halleem, Challob or the real Ice Gola and Kulfi, would be the Pakistani Pavilion at Global Village.
Bangles are not miss as Hassan has a display of the three types of Pakistani made bangles which come in glass, stainless steel or cloth, so women can shop right after they dine.