Traditional dancing and a falconry and horse display will be held at the grounds near Merkhiya roundabout tomorrow at 4.00 pm, followed by "Desert tunes on the Rabbah,' which will then be held daily until 6th March. On Sunday 28th a photography exhibition will open at the Ritz Carlton, and will remain open until the end of the festival, and the fiction film festival will feature three films daily at the Mall Cinema. Other events include poetry, lectures, plays and tonight's laser display over the bay - starting at 6pm and visible from the Corniche.
Doha Cultural Festival attracts numerous tourists to Qatar every year. The event is showcases to promote the cultural side of the region. The progress of the event is personally looked after by his Majesty Al Sheikh Hamad Ben Khalifah Al Thani the prince of the Qatar Al Sheikh Hamad Ben Khalifah Al Thanias also takes special care in the latest happenings of the event.
The annual Doha cultural festival is held in March and it is the biggest event of its kind. The festival hosts many programs, such as music, poetry, theatre and dance that promote the heritage and culture of Qatar.
You can also visit many photography and art galleries and Qatari fashion houses at the Doha cultural festival. Plays also play a vital role in the festival, international folklore shows are a hit at the event. Plays help children to understand the beautiful culture of Qatar in a better way. Because of Doha cultural festival due care is given to the cultural section.
But the events that invite maximum crowd during Doha cultural festival are singing and poetry. These events get great response not only from the locals but also from the tourists as well. Special arrangements are made so that famous singers and poets are attracted participate in the popular festival.
Doha cultural festival also gives appreciative awards to the pioneers in the field culture production .This encourages talents to work for the cultural movements. Doha cultural festival presents an excellent harmonic portrait of the values and heritage of Qatar. If you are planning to go to Qatar in March then you must visit Doha cultural festival.
What is Doha's Heritage Village?
The Heritage Village is a mockup of a traditional Qatari village. Not a desert camp, but a seaside settlement, complete with well, nets and even a Dhow permanently under repair.
During festivals and special occasions, this heritage village becomes a hive of activity. During the afternoon the almost forgotten crafts of weaving and and wickerwork are taken up, and during the evening music and dancing take place.
A full list of the events can be found here
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