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the Sunpendulum Time-Eye of Dubai installed on the roof of the library building / Zayed University Dubai
Dubai is the second largest of seven Emirates that comprise the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a young nation, less than 30 years old. 
Zayed University was established in 1998 and carries the name of President His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding President of the UAE.
a public institution of higher education with campuses in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, teaching almost 2500 national female students
most national men wear a traditional long white robe, while women are usually covered entirely by a black abaya and a thin face veil.
David McGlennon, Campus Director, and Anand Pinto, Network Supervisor, acquaint Hofstetter Kurt with the University Campus
up to the roof
looking for the best position 
the position has been found
  surrounding desert 
Anand Pinto (right), Mathew Cyriac, Telecom Technician (middle), and Hofstetter Kurt discussing the network connections up to the roof
formidable development
clearing details of the installation process
brand new freeways running through the desert 
Tahsin Haimour, Coordinator of the Campus Physical Development Office, and Hofstetter Kurt measuring the front wall of the library building
calculating the position of the Time-Eye according to the Golden Mean  
 checking the direction to the east with Ghulam Saddique Awan, Assistant, Department of Facilities
in parallels
mounting the bracket of the camera
Mohammed Kokosh, Maintenance Coordinator, Department of Facilities, assisting
 mounting the camera

 Mathew Cyriac running the video- and power cables
from the camera to the Time-Eye's computer system
the Sunpendulum Time-Eye System - ready to transmit the images from the sky via the internet
  a large number of Mosques are dotted throughout the cities
closing the weatherproof case
the Arabian Gulf 
fine and final adjustments
the Time-Eye of Dubai - ready to work
On February 12, 2002 the opening ceremony of the Time-Eye of Dubai took place at the Zayed University Dubai.
numerous guests of honour were invited
His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research as well as President of the ZU (right) and Vice President of the ZU, Dr. Hanif Hassan Al-Qassimi (left)
arriving at the auditorium of the Zayed University Dubai
to attend the opening ceremony
His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak Al Nahyan
 Dr. Hanif Hassan Al-Qassimi, Vice President of the ZU
the presence of the UAE Ambassadors of Japan, India and Austria, the Consul of Egypt in Dubai and numerous guests of honour underlined the importance of this event.
Provost Dr. Dell Felder, MC of the event, welcomed all the guests and introduced Hofstetter Kurt and his Sunpendulum project.
the opening statement by Hofstetter Kurt - thanking everyone involved in the realisation of the Sunpendulum Time-Eye of Dubai
His Excellency, who has the patronage on the Time-Eye of Dubai, and Dr. Nikolaus Seiwald, Commercial Counsellor of the Embassy of Austria unveiling the plaque commemorating the project.
This plaque will be mounted near the entrance to the ZU library, where the Time-Eye of Dubai has been installed.
After the presentation of the Sunpendulum project His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan (middle) and Dr. Hanif Al-Qassimi, (left) handed over a special present to Hofstetter Kurt.
Dubai Internet City - 
located in the Dubai Technology, e-Commerce and Media Free Zone
Hofstetter Kurt presented a signed "Sunpendulum Book of Documents"
the first Information Technology and Telecommunications center inside a free trade zone 
Hofstetter Kurt is very honoured by the appreciation shown to his international media art project and the impressive ceremony  
after the conclusion of the formal ceremony the Sunpendulum press conference took place
Knowledge Village - "a connected learning community" located near the Internet City.
a perfect location for the Sunpendulum Pavilion ... they are very interested in having it sited there.
Stephen Brannon, Supervisor of Publications, Department of Public and Cultural Relations ZU moderator of the press conference
numerous journalists of the leading newspapers including Akhbar Alsa'ah
Al Bayan
Al Fajr
Al Khaleej
Khaleej Times
Gulf Today
Gulf News
The Burj Al Arab (Arabian Tower) by architect Tom Wright - the world famous seven star hotel in Dubai 
Todd DeVriese, Associate Professor, College of Arts & Sciences, presented the artistic view of the ZU participation in the Sunpendulum project 
 Nikolaus Seiwald, Commercial Counsellor and acting Ambassador of the Austrian Embassy Abu Dhabi,  has supported the realisation of the Time-Eye of Dubai from the start
Hofstetter Kurt
  His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, President of the UAE 
Dr. Christoph Traxler, representative of the Institute of Computergraphics and Algorithms / Vienna University of Technology talking about the Sunpendulum Software
the press conference was held in English -  translation into Arabic by Dr. Adel Gamal, ZU
Journalist of the Khaleej Times, readership of over 435,390 in the UAE
students have attended the press conference and expressed their appreciation  
Lauren Stephenson, Assistant to the Provost, and ZU coordinator of the Sunpendulum Time-Eye project in Dubai was very happy about the great success of the event
sunpendulum team
in Dubai:
Hofstetter Kurt
Barbara Doser
Christoph Traxler
many thanks for the great collaboration to the staff of the Zayed University Dubai the impressions will ever last