(MENAFN - Emirates News Agency (WAM)) Travellers Festival 2012, the first event of its kind in Arab countries and the Middle East, will hosted by Dubai next Thursday under the patronage of H. H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.
Organized by Travellers Emirates in cooperation and coordination with Department Of Tourism And Commerce Marketing (DTCM), the Festival aims to bring together travellers from around the world who have unique experiences and adventures including climbing mountains peaks and exploring the two Poles.
The announcement was made at a press conference at the Heritage Village in Al Shindagha area of Dubai.
Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Travellers Festival 2012, Awad Bin Mejren, said "The Festival aims to honour the travellers who have achieved success and contributed significantly in setting records in various kinds of traditional sports, especially towards those who were not honoured in a way befitting their achievements" The festival also aims to provide visitors with comprehensive, diversified and unique information acquired by the travellers during their adventures.
Some participants will give a brief overview of their journeys, adventures, successes as well as share knowledge and information they obtained. These include the first Arab woman to climb Mount Everest, the first local man to climb mount Everest twice consecutively, the first family to spend 28 years travelling around the world with cars, in which they drove six hundred and sixty five thousand kilometres and the first Arab sailing around the world via a sailing boat. Red Crescent in Dubai is also taking part in this (humanitarian trips), in addition to many Emirati, Arab, and foreign travellers".
The Executive Director of Business Tourism at DTCM Hamad Mohammad Bin Mejrin said such events will enhance Dubai's global and regional position as a distinctive tourist destination.