Gulf Bank Platinum Sponsor of 29th Memorial Journey for Pearl Diving
Gulf Bank is pleased to be a platinum sponsor of the 29th Memorial Journey for Pearl Diving for the 8th consecutive year. The journey, which begins on July 27 and ends on August 3, is organized on yearly bases by the Committee of the Marine Heritage of the Kuwait Sea Sport Club, under the Patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmed AlJaber Al-Sabah.
The journey will kick off at 8:30 am on Thursday, July 27 to start with a special ‘Al-Dasha’ ceremony. The dhows will leave carrying captains as well as other participants heading to Bandar 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 an 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.
The journey is organized each year by the Committee of the Marine Heritage of the Kuwait Sea Sport Club, which has Kuwaiti sailors using dhows to sail great distances away from their families and to dive for pearls in the traditional way.
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 www.e-gulfbank.com.