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Tourism Ministry Celebrates “Mediterranean Heritage in Alexandria”


Thu 23 May 2024 | 10:28 AM
Ali Abu Dashish - Amed Emam

The Egyptian General Authority for Tourism Promotion in Alexandria, in collaboration with the Egyptian Yacht Club, organized the Mediterranean Heritage Event. The event aimed to showcase the city of Alexandria and its various tourist and archaeological attractions. It coincided with International Museum Day on May 18 and Europe Day on May 9.

The event is part of the Authority’s efforts to raise awareness about tourism and promote Egyptian tourist destinations.

The event was attended by several dignitaries including Professor Maha Jalal Eid, Director General of the General Administration of Internal Offices at the Authority, Professor Amal Al-Arjawi, Supervisor of the Authority’s office in Alexandria, Professor Mohamed Metwally, Director General of Alexandria Antiquities at the Supreme Council of Antiquities, Dr. Islam Selim, Director General of the General Administration of Sunken Antiquities in Alexandria at the Supreme Council of Antiquities, and consuls from European countries overlooking the Mediterranean Sea in Alexandria.

According to Professor Maha Jalal Eid, the event included various activities such as a visit to Qaitbay Citadel, a sea trip in the eastern port, and a symposium on the Underwater cultural heritage of Alexandria. A documentary film about the sunken heritage was also shown at the Egyptian Yacht Club. An information office equipped with promotional materials about Egyptian tourist destinations, especially Alexandria, was set up to provide information and souvenirs to the guests.

In turn, Professor Al-Arjawi explained that the celebration of the Mediterranean heritage in Alexandria will include workshops throughout the month of May.

"These workshops will cater to various groups including people with disabilities, children, and tourists, and will cover topics such as drawing, coloring, creating miniature models, and making museums and archaeological sites accessible for people with disabilities."