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Annual Pearl Diving Journey Kicks Off with ‘Al-Dasha’ Ceremony
August 1, 2017, 5:42 pm

With the traditional ‘Al-Dasha’ ceremony, Gulf Bank has announced the official kick off of the 29th Memorial Journey for Pearl Diving, which runs from 27 July -3 August 2017. Organized each year by the Committee of the Marine Heritage of the Kuwait Sea Sport Club, the journey is taking place under the Patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.

Sponsored by Gulf Bank for the 8th consecutive year, the journey kicked off yesterday, Thursday 27th of July at 8:30am, with a special “Al-Dasha" ceremony. Representing H.H. The Amir, the ceremony was attended by Dr. Mohammad Abdulatif Al- Fares, Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Education. Ceremony was also attended by Kuwait Sea Club’s Chairman, Major General Fahad Ahmed Al Fahad, in addition to friends and family members of the participants.

 The dhows leave carrying captains as well as other participants heading to Al Khairan for an entire week trip. The return ceremony “Al Qoffal” is planned for the afternoon of Thursday, 3 August 2017.

The Pearl Diving Memorial Journey is one of the initiatives that Gulf bank sponsors it on annual basis, it forms a key part of its long-term commitment to preserving the heritage and continuing the traditions of Kuwait’s unique past. The Journey aims to remind young Kuwaiti generations of the difficulties and challenges faced by their forefathers in earning their living, along with a message urging these generations to uphold the traditions and values their ancestors developed during that time. 

Gulf Bank continues to maintain and strengthen its position as an integral part of the Kuwaiti society. The Bank supports and emphasizes the true Kuwaiti identity and the importance of the Kuwaiti traditions and customs, through sponsoring different of social activities and events, for more details about Gulf Bank initiatives, please visit the bank’s website Also, regular updates on the journey, including photos and videos will be available on the bank’s social media channels. 

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