#QATARILITMONTH: My Exceptional Journey With GLLI!

Yesterday was the last day of the month of July, which marked the end of the #QATARILITMONTH; it ended too fast!

It has been such a pleasure to take you though this month journey to learn more about a small country in the Arabian Gulf. Yet big with stable accomplishments and developments. Qatar has proven that the well of its people can turn dreams into realities. Who would have ever thought of Qatar as the of the FIFA World Cup Tournament, but this dream became a reality and the tournament is due to start next year. The Qataris promised an exceptional World Cup 2022 and I look forward to seeing this with you soon.

The official emblem

More sports accomplishments followed for Qatar as now we are also hosting the Olympic Asian Games for the second time in 2030.

However, the success of Qatar expands to cover other community aspects such as education, health, and culture. Through the posts that I have curated, we have highlighted the memory intuitions of Qatar which included the Museum of Islamic Art, The Qatar National Museum and Qatar National Library.  these distinguished institutions work to fulfil a vision that impacts the larger Arabic and Muslim community, not only the Qatari community.

The preservation of the Islamic and Arabic heritage is a main priority for Qatar. Many initiatives are being implemented and more planned to facilitate the access to the rare and heritage resources about the regions. The posts on the Heritage Library at Qatar National Library, the Oral History of Qatar, Qatar’s History, Qatari Fiction and Qatar Mosques can provide more details about such initiatives.

The Qatar National Vision has been the driver for the path that Qatar is taking for its development. The Qatari people work hand in hand with residents of the country to bring up the state to distinguished levels of success. Qatar has residents from diverse nationalities who came to the country to make a second home. This resulted in the exiting of a diverse community that represents different cultures.  Therefore, Qatar is working to promote the mutual understanding of multiculturalism and encourage appreciation of diversity and inclusion of the expat community in Qatar.

Qatar is developing so rapidly and there are many things worth sharing that cannot fit within thirty days. Nonetheless, I hope that this glimpse gave an idea on what is going on in here and hope that you will be able to visits this distinguish country in the near future.

With this I end my posts by thanking all my colleagues at Qatar National Library who contributed with these amazing articles. I feel very proud to have such gifted team to work with. I also thank Muneera Al Buainain, Virgilio JR G. Medina who supported me in the start to find my way in working with WordPress- I became a professional user now! A special thanks also goes to Dr. Abed N. Al-Sameai- and Donovan A. Burba form our communication department for their willingness to support in reviewing some of the posts.  

Finally, my biggest thanks and gratitude goes to Karen Van Drie inviting me to participate in the Global Literature Initiative as the guest editor for #QATARILITMONTH. It is a great opportunity that I really appreciate. Her daily support daily was really amazing.

Thank you, Karen, for being with me on this incredible journey!

You can check all the posts from the links below:

QATARILITMONTH: July 2021

WELCOME TO #QATARILITMONTH

#QATARILITMONTH:SOUK WAQIF

#QATARILITMONTH:THE MUSEUM OF ISLAMIC ART

#QATARILITMONTH: THE HERITAGE LIBRARY AT QATAR NATIONAL LIBRARY

#QATARILITMONTH: CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

#QATARILITMONTH: SKYSCRAPERS AND ARTIFICIAL ISLANDS IN QATAR

#QATARILITMONTH: MOSQUES OF QATAR-PART ONE

#QATARILITMONTH: MOSQUES OF QATAR-PART TWO

#QATARILITMONTH: DAR AL-KUTUB AL QATARIYYA’S LEGACY TO CHERISH

#QATARILITMONTH: CONTEMPORARY QATARI LITERATURE: FICTION FROM AN URBAN DESERT

#QATARILITMONTH: Nature and Biodiversity in Qatar

#QATARILITMONTH: QATAR NATIONAL VISION 2030

#QATARILITMONTH: CHILDREN’S LITERATURE AND QATARI HERITAGE

#QATARILITMONTH: THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF QATAR

#QATARILITMONTH: QATAR NATIONAL LIBRARY’S YOUNG ADULT LIBRARY

#QATARILITMONTH:THE WRITING STATION AT QATAR NATIONAL LIBRARY

#QATARILITMONTH: QATAR’S HISTORY

#QATARILITMONTH: QATAR PARALYMPIANS

#QATARILITMONTH: DIVERSITY IN THE EYES OF A PUBLIC LIBRARIAN AT QATAR NATIONAL LIBRARY

#QATARILITMONTH: HOW LIBRARIES CAN SUPPORT THE SDGS BY ENGAGING YOUTH

#QATARILITMONTH: INCLUSION AND EMPOWERMENT

#QATARILITMONTH: PRESERVING QATARI HERITAGE AND LEGACIES

#QATARILITMONTH: LIBRARIES AND LIBRARIANS!

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