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MENAFN - Jordan Times - 01/03/2005

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AMMAN (JT) — The largest floating bookshop in the world will open to the Jordanian public in Aqaba on March 5, under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania.
The world's oldest ocean-going passenger ship, the MV DOULOS, which for over 27 years has been crossing oceans and building bridges between nations, will come to Jordan for the second time in history, promoting worldwide education for all peoples of the world.

With an all volunteer crew and staff of 320 people from over 40 countries, the MV DOULOS offers a unique opportunity to cross cultural barriers, raise awareness and understanding of other cultures and promote friendships. Members of the public will have the opportunity to meet the crew, experience the many different cultures on board and learn more about the historic ship.

Operated by the non- profit charity organisation Gute Bcher fr Alle (Good Books for All) based in Germany, the ship was originally built in 1914, and only two years younger than the Titanic. It is recognised by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's oldest ocean-going passenger ship still active. In the past 27 years, the MV DOULOS has visited over 500 ports, in 100 countries, and has welcomed over 17 million visitors onboard.

The 130-metre ocean going vessel offers the world's largest floating book exhibition with over 6,000 titles. Everyday during the 17-day-visit, various programmes will take place from international cafبs, school visits and weekend activities for the whole family.

The MV DOULOS and bookstore will be open to the public in Aqaba at the Main Port, Berth No. 7 from March 4 until March 20. The ship is open to the public daily from 10:00am — 10:00pm, and from 2:00pm — 10:00pm on Fridays and opening day. Entrance is 500 fils for adults and free for children under 16 with an adult.

For those who cannot make it to Aqaba, the MV DOULOS will host a small book exhibition at Al Hussein Cultural Centre next to the Greater Amman Municipality from March 12 - 18 from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

Doulos in Jordan
Mr Erik Henrickson
Mobile: 079 652 2741
doulos.jordan@gbaships.org


 






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