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The Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art will open in Doha on December 30. Mathaf, which means “museum” in Arabic. It will showcase more than 6,000 works of modern Arab art from the 1840s to the present.

The world-renowned Iranian calligrapher, Nasrollah Afjei is scheduled to mount an exhibition of his works in the capital city of Doha, Qatar. “I will exhibit 12 Qura’nic works, mostly in the Nasta’liq and Thuluth styles,” the 77-year-old artist told Fars News Agency. Most of the works feature verses from Al-Fatihah, the first sura of the […]

HH the Deputy Emir and Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani yesterday released the Mus’haf Qatar, the country’s first edition of the Holy Qur’an. The special edition, which was set in exquisite calligraphy and made into templates for large-scale printing, had been in the making for nearly two decades. The project cost totalled QR30mn.

Qatar’s initiatives in promoting Arab culture and tradition get praise from various Ministers of Arab countries that are here in Doha for participating in the Doha cultural event under the theme ”Arab Culture as a Homeland and Doha as a Capital”. Dr Riyad Nassan Aha, Minister of Culture, Syria expressed his gratitude for providing a […]

Qatar Duty Free has launched its latest inflight magazine offering all Qatar Airways passengers an even greater choice of products than ever before. The 124-page Shopping Extravaganza Magazine is packed full of new and best-selling products including fragrances for men and women, designer make-up, jewelry and electronic gadgets. Qatar Airways passengers will be spoilt for […]

Cultural carnival from January

With more than 80 events revealed so far, Qatar is all set for a year long carnival marking Doha as the Capital of Arab Culture 2010. Apart from a celebration of the culture and traditions of Qatar, Arab world and Islam, the year 2010 will witness a cultural jamboree of different countries like Syria, India, […]

Movie star Robert de Niro presented the top Audience Awards at the first Doha Tribeca film festival to a Palestinian film and to a documentary made in Qatar. The 50,000-dollar award for best film went on Sunday night to “Team Qatar” a documentary directed by Britain’s Liz Mermin that tells the story of a group […]

Qatar’s new Islamic art museum, designed by famous American architect I.M. Pei, is the latest effort by this tiny, oil-rich nation to compete with rival Gulf countries for international attention and investment. Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates also have spent billions during the last decade to transform themselves from small desert […]

Qatar Foundation’s Concert Series

The first celebrity concert of the 2009 Concert Series presented by the Qatar Foundation, in association with Qatar Shell, will commence on February 19 at the Qatar Academy Auditorium at 7 pm. International opera star Sir Willard White, who will be visiting Doha for the second time, will be the featured guest artist of the […]

Celebrated Qatari artist Faraj Daham Al Suwaidi exhibited his works at the Waqif Art Centre yesterday. An active member of the Qatari Fine Arts Society, Al Suwaidi said he was proud of his new work Coordinates, a series of drawing-collage on paper, mixed-media on canvas, mixed media on panel and sculptures which describe the location […]