Global Town festival showcases diverse cultures

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Coffee sold at the Global Town festival.
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  • The Ethiopian Corner depicted the country’s ancient culture, the origin and distinct aroma of the Ethiopian coffee
  • It also showed and how it is extracted and made, even as visitors tasted it and witnessed the making process

Visitors are flocking to the Global Town festival in Riyadh to get acquainted with different cultures from across the globe, local reports have said.

The festival is dispensing cultural knowledge through visual experiences and services, said the local reports.

For example, the Ethiopian Corner is said to depict the country’s ancient culture, the origin and distinct aroma of the Ethiopian coffee, and how it is extracted and made, even as visitors taste it and witness the making process.

The corner also includes an array of images, symbols, and terrain of Ethiopia and its innate and natural landmarks, in addition to the historical extension that combines Ethiopian culture with Arab culture and the similarities between them since ancient times.

On one of the days of the festival, the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology demonstrated its Saqr 1 reconnaissance drone, which was made of carbon and glass fiber to reduce its weight and increase its durability.

It has a length of two meters, a wingspan of three meters, a speed of 120 km per hour, a weight of 5 kg, and a payload capacity of up to 3 kg.

The festival also offers its visitors the opportunity to experience a 3D image of Makkah taken by the Spot 7 satellite, and a 3D image of Al-Ula taken by the Worldview-2 satellite, which creatively shows the landmarks and terrain of the region.

The charities participating in the festival have presented shared publications and introductory clips to educate visitors about their services and their role in society, including “Kibar Foundation, concerned with the quality of life of the elderly and empowering and serving them in terms of health, social, psychological and entertainment.

The Society for Learning Disabilities (SLD) also briefed the festival’s visitors about its services, which include enabling people with learning disabilities to participate in the social development of society.

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