MUBS in partnership with the Shouf Biosphere Reserve celebrated Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday in Shouf as part of the Lebanese British Festival 2016 on Saturday June 4. The British Ambassador to Lebanon HMA Hugo Shorter and Lebanon’s Minister of Tourism HE Michel Pharaoun attended the event joined by MUBS's Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Dr. Hatem Alamy, along with university board members, faculty and students. A 90 minute-long mountain trail was inaugurated and named in honor of HM Queen Elizabeth II, and 90 cedar trees will be planted to mark the occasion as well.
The festival started early in the morning with a hike in Ain Zhalta’s Cedar Reserve reaching the newly opened trail named after the Queen. Dr. Nael Alami, VP for Research & Innovation at MUBS, gave a welcome speech and highlighted the significance of a strongly established partnership between MUBS and Cardiff Metropolitan University in UK.
students with local farmers and traders in Shouf province displayed their
creativity and talent showcasing the cultural diversity of the United Kingdom
and Lebanon. The festival's entertainment program was hosted by Frankie Walters
in a live coverage by Virgin Radio Lebanon and included a number of musicals
and activities with a traditional Scottish dance and Lebanese Dabkeh shows,
live band performances, food, and fun games. The jubilant day was concluded
with a bonfire in the Ain Zhalta’s Victoria Scouts Village.
MUBS would like to thank all faculty, staff, and students who helped organize this successful event!