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The peace icon

Designed in the form of clusters of black granite, bearing lotus leaves, topped by eight wings inspired by the wings of the god "Ra", which holds the globe with a diameter of ten meters, on it is a world map, on which the location of Egypt is determined in golden color, and above it is the pigeon carrying olive branches as a symbol of peace.


It is the "Peace Icon", also known as the "Welcome Mural", located on Airport Road in Al-Salam Square in Sharm El-Sheikh Governorate. It was established in 2015 during the preparations of the city of Sharm El-Sheikh for the economic conference as a message to the world that Sinai is a land of peace.


It is the tallest and largest peace icon in the world, with a height of 34.5 metres. It consists of three parts, the middle one has “Welcome” written on it in all the languages of the world, the right one bears a map of Sharm El-Sheikh, and the left one bears a map of Egypt. On either side of it, there are natural landscapes, along with the dancing fountain surrounding it.