UAE team to retrace Silk Road to bridge cultures

Expedition will cover 5 countries, 22 cities, and 15,000km

31 August, 09:30

    (ANSAmed) - DUBAI, 31 AGO - A team of UAE-based drivers will embark on a month-long journey by land from the UAE to China, traversing 15,000km in total, to promote cultural exchange and dialogue, Gulf News reports.

    Called the '1% Drive Master UAE to China' trip, the expedition will feature 15 automobile aficionados of different nationalities from the UAE and China who will drive along the New Silk Road from September 23 to October 23. The trip will coincide with the China Travellers Festival on October 19 to 21.

    "This will be the first gathering for global travellers in China under the name of the China Travellers Festival. This event is expected to strengthen the cultural relations between the UAE and China, especially following the historical visit of the Chinese President Xi Jinping to the UAE in July," Awad Mohammad Shaikh Mujirin, Chairman of the ETF, said.

    The members of the expedition on all-terrain vehicles will cross five countries beginning with a three-day trip around the UAE. They will then fly to Turkmenistan where their vehicles will be waiting for them and drive across 22 cities in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and finally to Xian City in the Shanxi province of China.

    Atiq Hassan Mubarak, Director-General of EMSF, said the trip underlines the UAE's support for China's Belt and Road Initiative and fosters friendship between the two peoples. He also encouraged people of all nationalities to register with the federation at the earliest if they wanted to be a part of such trips in the future.(ANSAmed).

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