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(March 17–20, 2005)

Andy Alpern

Bedouin Goat Market

Loyd Almeida

The Dubai Global Village... around the globe in under 1 hour...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

March 18th, 2000 (GMT +4)

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© 2005 Loyd Almeida, All Rights Reserved.

The Global Village has seen a great success since it has been launched in 1996 and through out the following years, establishing a unique tourist destination that is sought by visitors from all over the world. According to the statistics, which have shown an outstanding increase in the numbers of visitors and countries participating with special sets of pavilions on the location, the village is still by far the most exotic attraction of the DSF.

It's a wholesome experience for the visitor to enjoy, as it offer them various of facilities and services. After more than 9 years of its presence at Dubai Shopping Festival, the Global Village is now moving to a new location on the immense project of "Dubai Land" announcing a new rule of continuing to succeed and attract tourists from around the world – whom have last year exceeded 5.2 million. The Global Village openened with the beginning of DSF on the 12 Jan 2005 and remained open for two and a half months till 31 Mar 2005.

This panorama is part of an Art / Artist unity to help the Middle East Peace Effort.

The 2nd Edition of the Middle East Peace - World Wide Panorama is a cooperative effort by VR photographers living in United Arab Emirates (UAE), Lebanon, Israel, and Egypt. We have organized, worked together and produced QTVRs that are linked together. Our message is clear, we cannot ignore each other any more since we all benefit from peace. This is our way to contribute to the Middle East peace efforts.

The members of this family are (in alphabetical order): Andy Alpern (Israel) Eldar Sharir (Israel), Fadi Saikali (Lebanon), Loyd Almeda (Dubai), Rana Mahmood (Dubai), Samir Ahmed (Dubai), Waleed Nassar (Egypt), William Matar (Lebanon) and Yaniv Sirton (Israel). Thanks go to all participants for contributing to this effort, to Samir Ahmed for designing and writing the flash in our QTVR's, and to Waleed Nassar for coming up with the idea of this edition.
Canon 10D, Sigma 15mm lens, Manfrotto panoramic head attachments

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