In the video, volunteer Imran Maqbool from Pakistan shares his experience working with fellow volunteers for the Second edition of the International Festival of Ibn Battuta.
It was Imran’s first travel to the Kingdom of Morocco and has stayed for approximately three weeks in the city of Tangier. He was amazed by the beauty of the country – the Moroccan cuisine, chilly weather, and to the kind locals. He was thankful to belong to this community of volunteers who welcomed him and treated him like family.
Imran worked for months on the social media and digital marketing aspect of the festival from start to finish. With this, he was among the people who were recognized and given the “Ambassadors of Peace” award during the festival’s gala dinner. In the video, Imran extended the words of his thanks to Honorary President of Ibn Battuta Association, Mr. Mohamed Dekkak, for his excellent leadership. He was also grateful to all the sponsors, partners, participants and fellow volunteers, for, without them, this cultural festival would not be a success.
Ibn Battuta’s Legacy
A native of Tangier city, he traveled the world and shared his remarkable journey. His long-term travels that span across Asia and Africa was recognized as the longest journey overland way before steam engine was invented. His travel narratives have provided a window to the world, revealing some of the world’s known and unknown cultures, and other important historical pieces.
About the Festival
The Second Edition of the International Festival of Ibn Battuta was held in honor of the Great Muslim scholar and traveler Ibn Battuta. The event bears the theme, “Travelers, the Ambassadors of Peace,” and transpired on November 9-12, 2017 in the quaint city of Tangier in Morocco.