Sunday, December 17, 2006

Dubai launches biggest balloon festival in Asia

My invite must have gotten lost in the post I am sure. I bet it's a bit warm
up there at the minute though. Down here in RSA I sit between some big
storms wondering what tommorrow morning will bring. Normally after a night
like this clear skies! We have been known to have cricket ball size hail
stones in these sort of conditions before. Soft Landings G

Dubai launches biggest balloon festival in Asia

DUBAI, Dec 17 (KUNA) -- The Dubai Balloon Festival, including air balloons
from 20 countries around the world, is the biggest on the Asian continent as
it will showcase around 75 colorful balloons in an exciting spectacle, a
Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) statement said Sunday.

Festive ambiances will characterize Dubai, spreading joy and entertainment
among the city's visitors, who are in for a shopping and winning treat in
the festival taking place from December 20 until February 2, the statement

Balloons from the United States, Europe, Japan and Australia, in addition to
three balloons from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will participate in the
event taking off from the Global Village.

The city of Albuquerque, USA, has been holding the International Balloon
Fiesta for over 34 years giving a chance to experience the thrill and grace
of hot-air balloons. With technical expertise by a team of professionals
from the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Inc., the Dubai version of
the event has been initiated as a joint venture of a UAE business group and
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is providing technical support.

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