DSS 2003 for the children of the world

Sponsors of the Dubai Summer urprises at a cake-cutting ceremony.

Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of the Department of Dubai Civil Aviation, chairman of Emirates Airlines and chairman of DSS Supreme Committee gifted Dubai Summer Surprises 2003 to the children of the world during a press conference organised to announce the key sponsors of the event.

Dubai Summer Surprises 2003, being organised for the sixth year has five new Themed Weeks amongst the 10 themed surprises.

DSS 2003 will start with the Flower Surprises on June 19, 2003, followed by Cartoon Surprises, Colours Surprises, Sweet Surprises, Knowledge Surprises, Ice Surprises, Arts Surprises, Heritage Surprises, Adventure Surprises, and will end with Back-to-School Surprises on August 29, 2003.

Presenting the event to the attendees, Sheikh Ahmed said, "Under the wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and the ambitious efforts of His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Defence Minister of UAE and Crown Prince of Dubai, UAE does not need to past a test to prove yet again that it is an oasis of peace and Emirates stability."

"In fact, each person visiting or living in the UAE experiences this sanctuary of peace on a day-to-day level. During the recent weeks, UAE has continued in its role as a meeting point for financial, social and cultural interchange, gathering on different occasions the nations of the world," Sheikh Ahmed said.

"The achievements of Dubai Summer Surprises in summer tourism are apparent to every one, and it is natural that Dubai has become a year round tourism destination. High quality tourism options, nature's bounty and man made factors have been very favourable in attracting visitors, " Sheikh Ahmed said.

"We must remember that an ambitious concept born in the year 1998 has now become a colossal tourism event - and the credit for this remarkable achievement should go to the hard work, creativity and innovation of the government and the private sector in Dubai

"I am happy to announce that the list of key sponsors, and I personally thank our sponsors this year - Jumeriah Beach Residence, MasterCard, Emarat, Emirates airline, Dubai Shopping Malls Group, Dubai Festival City, Deira City Centre, BurJuman and Seven-up," Sheikh Ahmed said.

"The completely new and reinvented theme weeks have been developed to give a fresh perspective to Dubai Summer Surprises," Saeed Mohammed Al Nabouda, CEO, Dubai Summer Surprises said.

"The Organising Committee of DSS also played a laudable role in redistributing and reallocating the management of the theme weeks to Government Departments, in order to infuse the event with creativity and innovation."