Friday, 8 July 2022

Special Dubrovnik Security Measures in Force Until End of Weekend

July the 8th, 2022 - Special Dubrovnik security measures are coming into force today and well remain in place until the end of this coming weekend owing to an international conference beginning in the Pearl of the Adriatic today.

As Morski writes, the fifteenth annual international Dubrovnik Forum conference will begin today in the City of Dubrovnik, which will last until Saturday. The renowned 73rd Dubrovnik Summer Festival will also begin on Sunday.

On this occasion, the police have asked both residents and visitors of the City of Dubrovnik and the surrounding areas, including Konavle, that from today until Sunday, special Dubrovnik security measures will be in effect in the main city area, which will affect the normal flow of traffic. Traffic is usually slow in Dubrovnik at this time of year anyway owing to increased volumes of people as the main summer tourist season progresses.

People have been informed that from Friday, July the 8th until Monday, July the 11th, there will be temporary traffic jams on the main roads leading from Dubrovnik Airport in Cilipi to the hotel accommodation facilities of foreign delegations that will attend the aforementioned gatherings, as well as in the area of ​​the very core of the UNESCO protected old city, where the wildly popular 73rd Dubrovnik Summer Festival is set to kick off.

The opening ceremony of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival is set for the traditional date of the 10th of July at 21:00 in front of the church of St. Blaise (Sv. Vlaho) with the raising of the Libertas flag to the lyrics of the Hymn to Freedom (Himna slobode). Guests can expect 47 days full of varied programmes that will be enjoyed by Croatian and foreign audiences of all ages.

The police have asked residents and visitors alike for their understanding and patience for the duration of these special Dubrovnik security measures, especially in regard to likely traffic jams, and at the same time have urged them to respect the instructions of police officers out in the field.

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Sunday, 11 July 2021

72nd Edition of Dubrovnik Summer Festival Kicks Off

ZAGREB, 11 July, 2021 - The 72nd of the Dubrovnik Summer Festival began on Saturday evening at the traditional ceremony which included the hoisting of the festival's Libertas.

The ceremony was addressed by Mayor Mato Franković who, among other things, spoke about the importance of freedom.

In attendance at the ceremony were Croatian Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Josep Borrell, as well as some of the guests who had participated in the Dubrovnik Forum earlier in the day.

This year's festival will run through 25 August, and its programme includes over 60 plays, concerts, dance and folklore performances that will take place at a dozen venues,

The budget of the 72nd Dubrovnik Summer Festival is nearly HRK 8 million, which is HRK 1.5 million more than in 2020. The festival's own funds, including revenues from sponsors, donors and tickets, account for 30% of the budget.

The Dubrovnik Summer Festival was founded in 1950. Unique ambiance of indoor and open air venues of the historical City of Dubrovnik makes a perfect stage for many theatre, music, opera and dance performances during the festival.

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Saturday, 13 March 2021

Life According to KAWA Pop-Up International Food Shop Opens in Dubrovnik!

March 13, 2020 - Dubrovnik's Life According to KAWA is organizing their first pop-up food shop "8th Continent Trading", showcasing authentic ingredients, spices, snacks, & ready to eat meals from China, India, Japan, Korea, Latin America, Mexico, Singapore, Thailand, USA, UK, and Vietnam. 

The winter seems to have lasted at least 1.5 years. The weather is getting nicer but we still feel trapped. Groundhog day. We miss movement. We miss travelling. We miss eating new things and going out to restaurants. It's getting tougher and tougher to create a weekly meal plan that doesn't sound like the previous week... But KAWA is here to bring cooking inspiration back into your life by bringing the food of the world directly to Dubrovnik. 

After researching various food and ingredients from different countries and regions, the team at KAWA individually sourced and selected favourite brands and ingredients that locals use on an everyday basis. They have gathered up all the staple ingredients they could get their hands on to create the best authentic recipes and bring diversity to your kitchen! From ingredients for butter chicken, Thai green curry, sushi, tacos and so much more, Life According to KAWA has you covered.

The past year seems to have put us all in a boring routine so why not take a well-deserved break from the kitchen, relax, and still enjoy deliciously prepared homemade meals? KAWA also offers frozen pre-made products from around the world, so why not try out the famous Japanese gyoza from the number 1 producer in Japan? Or if you're feeling adventurous, why not try out the famous Chinese wontons, delicious spring rolls, or simply enjoy their meal prep kits without all the hard work! 

Whatever your heart desires, no doubt that Life According to KAWA has got it for you. Visit their first pop-up food shop and stock up on your favourites or be adventurous and try out some new global delicacies. 

"Our hope is that this pop-up shop will give other expats the joy that we feel when we come across the comforts of home.  And we're really excited to introduce these authentic ingredients, spices, and food, to the locals of Dubrovnik". 

The team at KAWA has travelled and lived all over the world, so you know you're getting the real deal when it comes to authentic brands and spices. 

As the past year has been an interesting one, if there is any specific food or ingredients you're missing out on while in Croatia, ask and you shall receive or the more realistic option, the team at KAWA will do their best to source it! 

Located just outside Ploce Gate, KAWA is a short two-minute walk from Stradun. Customers can also choose to order for in-store pickup or curb-side delivery (there are two 10 minute parking spots just below the shop). The pop-up food shop ends 26.03.2021 so make sure to get some new ingredients and spice up your life!

To find out more about Life According to KAWA and the pop-up event, visit their Facebook page

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Saturday, 7 July 2018

69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival Begins Soon

Are you ready for the 69th Dubrovnik Summer Festival?

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

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Tuesday, 8 May 2018

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Saturday, 5 May 2018

From Ferrari to Lamborghini - Exclusive Supercar Club to Arrive in Dubrovnik Next Week

Lover of supercars? Head to Dubrovnik next week!

Thursday, 12 April 2018

CSEBA Brings Most Powerful Representatives of Chinese Tourism Sector to Region

Closer ties between Croatia and China are on the cards.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Dubrovnik FestiWine To Tickle Your Taste Buds Once Again

Are you ready for this year's FestiWine in the Pearl of the Adriatic?

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