In honor of the remarkable personality of Ibn Battuta, and in order to consolidate the values of peace and tolerance, which is considered the spirit of the philosophy of this pioneer, the Moroccan City – Tangier – is gearing up to host the international festival of Ibn Battuta in it’s second edition under the theme: Travelers, Ambassadors of Peace on 9 -12 November 2017.
With unconditional commitment and endless efforts, The Moroccan Association of Ibn Battuta aims to celebrate the legacy of one of the greatest travelers of all the time – Ibn Battuta, the event is going to be strengthened by the participation of many prominent personalities and associations from around the globe.
In this regard, and among the associations that are going to participate in this international event, the Moroccan Association of IBN Battuta is going to be honored by the participation of a team of the UAE travelers supervised by Mr. Awad Mohammed, a team that by the middle of 1996 had a journey around the world using cars, a journey that represent its first tour, attended by: Awad Mohammed bin Majran and Ahmad Al-Awar, Mohammed Al-Amri, Abdul Bari Bin Suqat and Ahmed Bin Hareb.
In this period that lasted six months, and which included continuous traveling from one country to another throughout Saharas, rivers, summits, hills, mountains, and forests… The start was from Abu Dhabi to Gulf Countries, Europe, the Maghreb, the countries of the North and the South Americas and ending by the Amazon forests, then returning back to the homeland declaring the end of the first stage, during which more than 40,000 km through 25 Arab and foreign countries had been visited. Furthermore, the team presented several activities at the festival of The Travelers in Dubai.
The UAE Travelers Association’s participation on The Second Edition of International Festival of Ibn Battuta goal is the exchange of the experiences in the field of travel and exploration, also to help spread the concept of tolerance and peace among all the countries around the world.
Mr. Awad Mohamed – the Chairman of the team- expressed his great desire to participate in this festival, emphasizing the great role played by the Moroccan Association of Ibn Battuta to commemorate this global event in its second edition.
Likewise, the Honorary President of the Moroccan Association of Ibn Battuta, Mr. Mohamed Dekkak, hailed the participation of the Emirates Travelers Association, as one of the most prominent and active traveling associations in the Arab World, whose participation is a symbol of coexistence and brotherhood between the Moroccan and Emirati people.
In this respect, the Moroccan Association of Ibn Battuta, under the theme, “Travelers, Ambassadors of Peace” is very happy to welcome everyone from all over the world to attend the various social activities of this International exhibition.