(MENAFN - Arab News) The Indo-Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industries plans to hold a series of cultural exhibitions titled "Love Islam" in Dubai, Jeddah, Riyadh, Dammam, London, New York and New Delhi.
"This is an exhibition where we project the beauty of Islam, spread knowledge about the religion, and highlight its culture," said Sunanda Rajendran, the chamber's executive director.
"This is a unique show and nobody has done it before. We want to stage it in Saudi Arabia for a month during September and October 2014. The show will visit Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam where it will be held for 10 days each," she told Arab News.
The interactive show with laser displays will be held first in Dubai in May. "We are seeking approval and support from various departments and organizations and we have got an encouraging response from Saudi businessmen," Rajendran said.
"The show will provide a unique experience for both Muslims and non-Muslims and will enhance their knowledge of Islam," she said.
It will have five pavilions showcasing the beauty and magnificence of Islam and its culture, the chamber executive said. "It aims at creating a better understanding of Islam." The first pavilion will focus on the Journey of Islam, second on art and culture, third on architecture like the Taj Mahal, fourth on creativity and fifth on Islamic cuisines from Moroccan to Lebanese, Iranian to Arab and Middle Eastern eateries.
"The show includes a high resolution laser display and will create a unique experience for youngsters," Rajendran said. "Our chamber decided to organize this exhibition to promote cultural ties and interaction between Muslims and non-Muslims and remove misunderstandings about their religions," she explained.
She said that the show will open at the beginning of the school academic year in Saudi Arabia to attract more parents and children.