Floating Book fair reaches Salalah
Logos Hope, the world's largest floating book fair, and its crew were accorded with a warm welcome upon its arrival in Salalah on Thursday.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Saif Al Mahrouqi, deputy governor of Dhofar; and Khalid Muslim Al Rawas, director-general of Tourism in Dhofar Governorate, attended the reception function.
Omani traditional art forms were staged as part of the welcome function.
Logos Hope opened to the public in Salalah from Friday. It will remain open till Tuesday.
"The ship, which is the first of its kind, is keen to be a bridge to connect the cultural and tourism between the countries of the world," Logos Hope captain Dirk Kolenber said.
The book fair on board logos Hope offers an expanded selection of over 7,000 books at affordable prices.
They cover a range of subjects including science, sports, hobbies, cookery, the arts, medicine, dictionaries, languages, arid philosophy. With children's titles, academic texts, dictionaries, atlases and more, the book fair is something the whole family can enjoy.
Though this will be Logos Hope's first time in Oman, her sister ship Doulos has visited four times previously, most recently in 2006, when she received an enthusiastic welcome from thousands of Omani people.
Additionally, the rest of the fully air conditioned visitor experience deck is also open for the public to explore.
From the welcome area, which introduces the new vessel through a short movie and interactive displays, to the international cafe, which has ice cream, drinks and snacks for sale, there is sure to be something for everyone.
Logos Hope is operated by GBA Ships e.V., an international, charitable organization registered in Germany.