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EXHIBITIONS, EVENTS ETC. - FESTIVAL OF THE CULTURES AND CIVILIZATIONS OF WORLD DESERTS

A riot of design and craftsmanship

Posted on 20/04/2005

The exhibition continues till April 22. The event being organised by the Zayed International Prize for the Environment, the Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) and the World Deserts Foundation provides a platform for the display of exemplary design and craftsmanship of artisans from desert cultures and civilizations from 37 participating countries. "We are enthusiastic about encouraging excellence, inspiring creativity, and preserving the traditions of cultures and ...  >>MORE

Scientific institutes vital to region

Posted on 19/04/2005

Establishing national scientific and environment institutions will provide authorities with localised information on their region. This should push decision makers to act upon research produced by scientists instead of it remaining as bound theses never acted upon, said a member of the Sahara and Sehel Observatory (OSS) in Tunisia. Wafa Essahli from OSS, attending yesterday's lectures as part of the Festival on Cultures and Civilisations of World Deserts at the Dubai Police Officers' Club, ...  >>MORE

Desert Festival like no other

Posted on 18/04/2005

The week-long desert fiesta inaugurated on Saturday night showcases the rich and traditional culture of the Arab world, "A desert festival gives us the opportunity to welcome the rest of the world to the UAE to experience a different style of life that is varied and rich and offers an unforgettable taste of the desert, recreating cherished moments of the desert's glorious past and diverse culture, said Mohammed bin Fahad, Chairman of the Zayed Prize and Vice President of the World Deserts ...  >>MORE

Deserts need joint action

Posted on 17/04/2005

The vulnerability of desert ecosystems to changes caused by human activity is among the core development issues faced by the desert people. This was said by Thabo Mbeki, President of South Africa, at the Second Festival of the Cultures and Civilisations of the World Deserts, which opened in Dubai yesterday. At a ceremony attended by General Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, Abdul Aziz Bouteflika, President of Algeria, and other top officials, ...  >>MORE

Algerian President arrives for UAE visit

Posted on 17/04/2005

Algerian President, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, arrived here Saturday evening on a several-day's visit to the UAE during which he will participate in the inaugural ceremony of the 2nd Festival of Cultures and Civilizations of World Deserts, which opens here later this evening. President Bouteflika was received on arrival by Dubai Crown Prince and UAE Defence Minister, General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Department and President of the Emirates Airline, ...  >>MORE

Endurance City spruced up for staging desert fiesta

Posted on 17/04/2005

The Dubai International Endurance City is being spruced up to stage the Second Festival of Civilizations and Cultures of World Deserts which opened yesterday. 'The Endurance City is a world class venue and we have simply made it more attractive and added a variety of special events and activities to coincide with the staging of the desert festival, created adequate additional parking space for visitors because of the large number of international delegates travelling to this event,' said DTCM ...  >>MORE

Mbeki in Dubai for World Deserts Festival

Posted on 17/04/2005

South African President Thabo Mbeki arrived yesterday in Dubai to attend the opening of Second Festival of the Cultures and Civilizations of World Deserts scheduled to take place at the Endurance Village in Bab Al Shams. He was welcomed by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Department, a number of senior officials and South African ambassador Dikgang Moopeloa. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM) ...  >>MORE

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