World Cup facilities have been installed in the public areas of the Cultural Village Foundation.
Doha: Katara is all lit up and dressed in her best ahead of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, as the world-class Cultural Village Foundation awaits visitors from around the world to provide entertainment and education with a plethora of events of various cultures in art, dance, music, painting, folklore and performing arts.
The Foundation will provide a feast of activities for visitors with events representing various cultures. 51 main events will see 300 sub-activities regale and immerse visitors of different tastes and expectations in various fields of arts and creativity, reflecting Katara’s desire to be a meeting place for different cultures and people.
Decked out in the finest of art, the Katara Cultural Village sports a colorful and vibrant look with flags of World Cup qualifying nations adorning all its streets, corners and promenade. Katara has been one of the most searched places in Qatar for people to click selfies and photos. During the sporting event, it will continue to be the place of memories with the Katara hills providing the perfect backdrop.
The new facilities on the hills and the colorful signs and paintings add to the charm and atmosphere of the place for more excitement for football fans around the world.
This is in addition to the unveiling of a number of artistic murals on building facades by Qatari and international artists. The sharing of artistic experiences and the mixing of cultures contribute to multiplying the opportunities for cultural and artistic exchanges.
In this context, Katara recently inaugurated a mural titled Without Borders by Brazilian artist Calvin Kubik on Building 48, the Cuban Friends of Qatar mural on Building 15 by Cuban artist Michel Lopez and the Birds mural Game by Mexican artist Eva Bracamontes on building 16.
Preparations are also in full swing for the annual Katara Traditional Dhow Festival, the 12th edition of which will coincide and celebrate the occasion of the Qatar Football World Cup which will run from its launch on November 19 to December 18, for be part of Katara’s activities accompanying the World Cup.
The festival’s organizing committee makes great arrangements for the annual event which showcases Qatar’s pearl fishing heritage and the rich values of fishing and maritime history – a cultural pride in the heart of several Qatari generations and still preserved today. Nine countries – Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Iraq, Yemen, India, Turkey and Tanzania – will be featured at this year’s Katara Traditional Dhow Festival. The World Cup will be celebrated at the festival every day with the raising of the nation flags of the 32 qualifying teams who will then be put on highly preserved heritage dhows to sail along the Doha Corniche and its beach towards the world of Qatar. . famous Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) reaching there at sunset.
In addition to these activities, Katara will be abuzz with street music and soulful performances and merrymaking anytime and throughout the month leading up to Qatar’s National Day on December 18.