Qatar Museums is getting ready to kick off a colourful weekend event (taking place this weekend from the 10th to the 11th of November) to celebrate traditions and cultures from all over the world at MIA Park.

International schools and communities were invited to take part in this festival, which celebrates the rich and varied heritage of people residing in Qatar. Countries represented by either the country’s Embassies, community groups, or schools, include Jordan, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Tunisia, Palestine, Morocco, Bangladesh, Philippines, India, China, Tanzania, USA, Canada, Turkey, Afghanistan and Sudan.

During the event, communities will give a glimpse into their cultures by showcasing traditional clothing items, music, games, books and much more. In addition, a selection of delicious food and beverages representing each country will be on offer.

Salem Al Aswad, Deputy Director, Learning & Outreach at MIA said:

We’re proud to celebrate and recognise cultures from all over the world at MIA this weekend. It is wonderful to see individuals from all over the world come together to connect over music, books, children’s activities and delicious food. We hope that visitors take this opportunity to experience and engage with the different cultures that are available right here in Doha.’

The event at MIA compliments QM’s commitment to promoting understanding, recognition and appreciation of different cultures, traditions and people in Qatar.

QM believes that culture is one of the most effective tools for bringing people closer together, encouraging dialogue and deepening understanding between people. This is evident in its Years of Culture initiative, which was developed and designed to deepen understanding between nations and their people through mutual exchanges of arts, culture, heritage and sport.

Now in its sixth year, the Years of Culture programme has created sustainable platforms for collaboration and exchange between cultures, lasting long beyond the Years of Culture themselves.

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