November 11, 2020
The Ministry of Culture and Sports launched the third edition of the Drama Writers Forum under the theme: Arab drama between theory and application: the crisis of aspirations and the reality of challenges – with the participation of a selection of writers, critics and artists from Qatar and 20 Arab countries. This year’s forum is held remotely due to precautionary measures in light of the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19 and includes a number of events such as discussion sessions as well as various workshops.
The Ministry of Culture is organizing the first edition of the Ramadan Book Fair, from the 8th to the 16th of April 2022 in the West Square of Souq Waqif. 35 publishers from nine countries are participating in the Ramadan Book Fair. This fair is an extension of the Doha International Book Fair, as it aims to encourage reading, support Qatari publishers by marketing books, expand the readership, develop knowledge, and celebrate the Qatari heritage to enhance authentic cultural values.
For its first time, the Ministry of Culture launched the Seminar Series that will be held from 17 to 31 March 2022. This event will contribute to the establishment of a harmonious and diverse intellectual and cultural environment, enhancing the role of intellectuals and thinkers in Qatar. Dialogue and debates will encourage creativity and consolidate the Qatari identity.
Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Hamad Al Thani, Minister of Culture, the Doha Theater Festival returns for its 34th edition, after an absence of 5 years, organized by the Theater Affairs Center from 16 to 27 March in Katara Cultural Village, and this version of the festival coincides with the 50th year since the beginning of theatrical movement in Qatar.
On the occasion of Qatar Photography Day, the Akkas Photography Center of the Ministry of Culture is organizing Soura Forum 2022 to highlight and develop the hobby of photography in Qatar. The forum extends over two days and includes a series of artistic workshops in various fields of photography.
Qatari Success 2022 kicks off in its fifth edition and this year’s festival includes several forums and events in addition to presenting several workshops over three days at the Qatar National Convention Center.
The 31st edition of the Doha International Book Fair is held under the slogan: Knowledge is Light. This edition marks the achievement of 50 years of exhibition since its first launch in 1972. This year, the United States of America is the guest of honor in accord with the Qatar-America Year of Culture 2021.
Under the slogan: Ancestral Meadows: A Matter of Trust, the State of Qatar celebrates the activities of the National Day 2021. The National Day is an opportunity to commemorate the founding of the State of Qatar by the founder Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Thani on December 18, 1878. During the year, many celebrations are held to introduce the heritage of Qatar, the customs and traditions of the Qatari society, and the dignity and pride of the country, in addition to shedding more light this year on the world of nature, the environment and the natural resources that the land of Qatar preserves.
The Qatari song reflects the artist’s connection to the National identity and the culture of the Qatari society by reflecting the details of the local environment in it. The Qatari song is also a milestone in that emotional encounter between the creative art of Qatari singing and the sense of the Qatari audience, which is attracted by quality music and singing. Through its content and originality, the Qatari song has marked the lives of the Qataris over the years, and it was characterized by honesty and nobility. The Qatari Song Festival aims to support the Qatari song and encourage the pillars of creativity in it (composers, poets, singers, and musicians) to present artworks befitting the march of Qatari song.
Katara International Hunting and Falcon Exhibition 2021 (S’hail Exhibition) is held in its fifth edition at Katara Cultural Village with the participation of many companies that provide the latest tools and equipment used in hunting, falconry, and road trips. For the second year in a row, organizers are keen to achieve the highest standards of precautionary measures to combat the covid-19 virus and ensure the safety of the visitors.
In its fourth edition in 2021, the Qatari Success festival aims to showcase the most successful Qatari experiences of influencers and distinguished people in all areas, and provides an opportunity of interaction between officials and the public through the organization of numerous talk events.
We coexisted with its nature, the colors of its soil and sea, and the changing seasons, then we were affected by its characteristics until it formed an important and influential part in building our personality and identity.
Mohammed Al-Braidy conveys Eid Al-Adha 2021 atmosphere from various malls as well as numerous interviews with citizens and residents of Qatar.
His Excellency the Minister of Municipality and Environment, Mr. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Subaie, on the occasion of the launch of the National Day 2021 slogan.
His Excellency the Minister of Culture and Sports Salah bin Ghanem Al-Ali on the occasion of the launch of the National Day 2021 slogan.
Mohamed Al-Braidy joins the people’s Eid al-Fitr 2021 celebrations as well as the greetings of Qataris and residents of Qatar.
Under the slogan Our Culture is Enlightenment, the Doha Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2021 events will be launched throughout 2021. The event aims to enhance Doha’s cultural standing as culture is considered an important window overlooking the entire world and the Islamic World in particular. The Islamic World Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization ISESCO has chosen Doha as the Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2021 to highlight the Islamic culture throughout the year.
Qatar celebrates National Sports Day on the second Tuesday of February each year. The year 2021 was exceptional due to the corona pandemic and the precautionary measures imposed during this day, with only individual sports allowed such as running, swimming, and cycling. The importance of organizing National Sports Day in Qatar every year is to promote the moral and human values of sport as well as its many health benefits, and to educate citizens and residents about the importance of sport in their daily life, encouraging them to practice it throughout the year.
Qatar National Day is a national commemoration of Qatar’s unification by the founder, Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Thani. It took place on 18 December of the year 1878. In December, a variety of celebrations and events are held to introduce the heritage of Qatar, and to appreciate the genuine customs and traditions of the Qatari community enhancing the pride for the state. The National Path is one of the celebrations. It falls on 18 December and takes place in Doha Corniche. This year witnesses the organization of several historical and cultural programs, events, and seminars. All these programs and events will be held distinctively to highlight the significance of Qatar National Day, as a distinctive national occasion for all people in Qatar. Also, as a day to strengthen the national affiliation and loyalty. In addition, to express all aspects of solidarity, unity, and pride in Qatar national identity inspired by its original values extended since the founding of the state.
Qatari Song Night concert at Al-Mayassa Theater at the Qatar National Convention Center – Video of the second night live broadcast.