Logos Hope, the world’s largest floating book fair, will return to Doha for a second visit in October 2013, after three years of absence.

With a crew of over 400 volunteers and staff from over 45 countries, Logos Hope will dock at the Doha Port from 10 to 21 October 2013. Logos Hope had welcomed over 44,000 visitors during its first visit in February 2011. Before arriving to Qatar on 10 October 2013, the vessel which is currently docked in Colombo will halt in Muscat from 1 to 8 October 2013.

Logos Hope is operated by the German Christian charitable organisation GBA Ships e.V. Since 1970, the organisation has welcomed over 42mn visitors up the gangways in over 150 countries and territories around the world.


Twice as big as any previous ship operated by the organisation, Logos Hope was completely refitted over a period of five years. Logos Hope provides a better quality of life for crew as well as a wider range of activities for visitors and guests. The newly created Logos Hope Experience (which is situated on a deck that was installed into the original ferry’s car area) holds up to 800 visitors at any time, with capacity to host an additional 700 in the Hope Theatre and Logos Lounge. This publicly accessible deck offers visitors an introduction to the vessel and the organisation, a book fair featuring over 5,000 different titles of educational and Christian books, a visual presentation called the Journey of Life, which is based on the story of the Prodigal Son, and the International Cafe.

Logos Hope’s sister ships, Logos and Doulos, have visited Qatar repeatedly between 1971 and 2006.

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Tuesday – Monday

2 pm – 10 pm

Ladies Morning on Wednesday (Ladies Only)

9 am – 12 noon


For more information, visit the website of GBA Ships e.V.