First Digital Alternative Reality Festival To Launch In Dubai

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Dr. Marwan Al Zarouni

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A first-of-its-kind, the WOW (World of Web3) Festival is set to take place in the UAE promising an unparalleled digital alternative reality festival, NFT gallery, Web3 Summit and multi-dimensional outdoor performance all on one place.

WOW aims to raise community understanding of the Web3 technology, its ascension in emerging markets, plus its impact on innovation, and life as we know it. Events will include a WOW Summit, Business Expo of the world’s leading blockchain tech industry companies and the “Metafest”—a multi-dimensional, immersive outdoor performance.

The flagship event will be held from March 13-16 at Burj Park in Dubai, opening with a summit on blockchain and closing with developments in the digital mining hardware and software industry. Across the four days, a pop-up gallery will showcase one of the biggest NFT & digital art shows in the Emirates, featuring artworks from some of the world’s leading digital artists from the UAE, U.S, Spain, Barbados, Sweden, Australia, Turkey, China, Japan and Lebanon, and curated collections from major galleries. The main exhibition “Alternative Reality” is dedicated to the influence of blockchain technology and the phenomena behind it on the development of contemporary art as a whole in the digital world.

Confirmed speakers to date comprise Dr. Marwan Al Zarouni, CEO of Blockchain Center UAE; Hoda A. Alkhzaimi, president of Emirates Digital Association for Women; Saeed Aldarmaki, founder of Sheesha Finance and co-founder of Alphabit Digital Currency Fund; Ralf Glabischnig, founder of Crypto Oasis; James Wo, founder and CEO of DFG; Alex Nascimento, managing director of 7CC; Ali Madhavji, managing partner of Blockchain Founders Fund and LP at Loyal VC & Draper Goren Holm; Nils Tharandt Ortiz, CEO & co-founder of Paypolitan; and Gaurav Dubey, CEO of TDeFi, TradeDog incubator and advisor.

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