The Global Village has seen a great success since it has been launched in 1996 and throughout 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 is a wholesome experience for the visitor to enjoy, as it offers a variety of facilities and services. The Global Village opened with the beginning of DSF on 12 Jan 2005 and remained open for two and a half months until 31 Mar 2005.
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.