Qatar Museums announced that Nakilat will be the sponsor of one of the two children’s adventure areas that opened at the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) earlier this year.

The Nakilat Adventure Ship Playground is inspired by the celebrated Qatari pearl trader Erahma Bin Jaber and his famous Ghatrousha – a type of dhow or Qatari boat. Nakilat’s world-class Erhama Bin Jaber Al Jalahma Shipyard in Ras Laffan is in honour of the famed maritime leader.

Qatar Museums Chief Executive Officer Ahmad Al Namla and Nakilat Chief Executive Officer Engineer Abdullah Al Sulaiti, recently signed the sponsorship agreement which confirmed Nakilat as the Patron Sponsor of the Adventure Ship Playground.

Qatar Museums Signs Deal with Nakilat

Al Namla said they are excited to welcome Nakilat onboard. As global leaders in the maritime sector, it made perfect sense for Qatar Museums to partner with a local enterprise that continues Qatar’s maritime legacy.

Through the Nakilat Adventure Ship Playground, we have recreated a long-standing tradition that have shaped Qatar’s heritage and culture. The playground invites children and families to reconnect with the country’s fascinating roots in an immersive and fun way.

Engineer Al Sulaiti said they are honoured to come onboard as sponsor of the Adventure Ship Playground in their first collaboration with Qatar Museums. He said that their partnership will allow them to further raise awareness for their services, and for people to learn more about Qatar’s rich maritime heritage.

We are proud to be associated with this initiative, which aims to educate the wider community about these traditions while celebrating and preserving them for future generations.

Engineer Al Sulaiti said that the collaboration contributes to Qatar National Vision 2030, which espouses sustainable and societal development. He added that as a responsible corporate citizen, Nakilat strategically partners with various national institutions to make a positive impact on the community’s health and education, as well as environmental protection.

More than a playground

Children visiting the playground can learn about sailing, pearling, fishing, trading and other maritime occupations and practices that were once common in Qatar. Through storytelling and songs, cargo and treasures, and an array of other imaginative play opportunities, youngsters can reconnect with – and reimagine – their shared and cherished national history.

The Adventure Ship Playground was unveiled at NMoQ in February alongside The Cave of Wonders, a playground designed to resemble a dahl or cave, with rays of light beaming through openings in the structure’s roof. The cave features glowing rocks, and recreations of nationally important relics, including the Al Jassasiya rock carvings and other archaeological finds.

Together, the two playgrounds provide immersive experiences that promote inter-generational play activities, while also encouraging visitors to explore NMoQ’s collection and permanent galleries, as well as Qatar’s wide-ranging natural and cultural offerings.

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