Prominent Egyptian Musician Omar Khairat during the launching ceremony - Min. of Tourism & Antiquities
CAIRO – 2 October 2022: Egypt’s Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Ahmed Issa and Governor of the Red Sea Amr Hanafi, inaugurated the activities of the 1stALDAU International Art Festival on October 1.
The festival is held under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities and the Red Sea Governorate. It is organized by ALDAU Development Company, and is held at ALDAU Art Promenade in Hurghada, during the period from October 1-7, as part of the celebration of World Tourism Day.
The minister of tourism and antiquities and the governor of the Red Sea inspected the art exhibition, where the works of the artists participating in the festival is displayed. More than 40 artists from different countries are participating in the festival, including artists from the United States of America, Jordan, Tunisia, Uzbekistan and Saudi Arabia, in addition to a group of Egyptian artists.
It is worth noting that prior to launching the festival, the participating artists arrived to Hurghada, where a series of workshops was held from September 22-29.
The idea of this festival is inspired by the historical role of the Red Sea in international trade and also from the Dau, an Arab sailing ship that served in trade and cultural exchange. This matches with the idea and goal of the festival, turning Hurghada into a focal point of cultures.
This festival is set to be the largest international art exhibition in Hurghada, stimulating tourism and promoting the Egyptian tourist spots.