Year of Culture initiative to bring Qatar and Germany together in mutual exchanges of art, heritage and more

As the official airline sponsor of the Years of Culture initiative by Qatar Museums, Qatar Airways is proud to support Qatar German 2017 Year of Culture. The Qatar German 2017 Year of Culture is designed to deepen the understanding between the two nations and their people through mutual exchanges of art, culture, heritage and sport, which will take place throughout the year.

The Years of Culture initiative was launched in 2012 under the guidance of HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Chairperson of Qatar Museums, as a cultural exchange programme that conveys Qatar to an international audience. It is an invitation to people from different nations to explore the similarities and differences between their way of life and that of the Qatari people. Qatar Airways has been the official airline sponsor of Years of Culture since 2014.

Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, said:

By connecting more than 150 destinations around the world directly with Doha, including several major cities in Germany, Qatar Airways is an international ambassador as well as a flag bearer for our home country. Often our customers’ first experience of the renowned Qatari hospitality is through our airline, and while we are proud to be the first point of contact, we are also very keen to support initiatives that promote Qatar’s unique culture around the world. Qatar Museums’ Years of Culture is an exciting initiative to be a part of.’

The Qatar Germany 2017 Year of Culture is organized by Qatar Museums in partnership with the GoetheInstitut Gulf Region and the German Embassy Doha. Activities in 2017 will include art exhibitions, literary and art workshops, film screenings and discussions, concerts, performances, sports competitions, and trade shows.

Qatar Airways flies 35 times a week from Hamad International Airport in Doha directly to three destinations in Germany – Berlin, Frankfurt, and Munich. The airline operates one of the world’s youngest fleets, with an average fleet age of just 5.5 Included in Qatar Airways’ fleet is the Airbus 350, the most technologically-advanced aircraft in the world, for which the airline was the global launch customer. Qatar Airways was also the Middle East launch customer for the ultra-modern Boeing Dreamliner. Passengers travelling to Germany aboard Qatar Airways can experience both of these leading aircraft, as well as the airline’s well-appointed Airbus 330 craft.

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