Qatar’s culture and heritage has formed the bedrock of its modern society, and provided the foundation for the country’s boundless hospitality, while its music and handicraft traditions are the inspiration of modern artists and artisans.
The government, encouraged by HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, has embarked upon a multifaceted approach to preserving the nation’s culture and heritage.
The bustle and vitality of age-old souqs has been recreated in Souq Waqif amidst buildings featuring traditional Qatari architecture. Here you will find handicrafts on display as well as traditional foods, fabrics and art.
Qatar Foundation (QF), chaired by HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, promotes cultural richness and preservation of the country’s heritage. Libraries, magnificent collections of Arabic writing, calligraphy and art are all being made available for research and public appreciation through QF, the Qatar Museums Authority, and the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage.