The 7th edition of the annual Senyar Festival on 4 – 21 April will see a larger number of participants this season. There are 67 teams participating with their own wooden boats in the (Haddag) fishing championship, and another 15 teams in the pearl diving championship. 1 April will be dedicated to receiving and preparing participating boats at the Katara beach area.
The championship aims to revive ancestral heritage while highlighting the traditions, customs and values associated with Qatari marine life. The experiences of arduous diving voyages of the past centuries included the admirable exertion of patience and persistence.
The pearl diving championship will start on 4 April (Ghaffal), while Haddag championship will start on 14 April.