#QATARILITMONTH:The Writing Station at Qatar National Library

Establishing A Creative Writing And Storytelling Community Of Practice At Qatar National Library A Book at Qatar National Library “To be one of the world's preeminent centers of learning, research and culture; a guardian of the region’s heritage; and an institution that promotes imagination, discovery and the nourishment of the human spirit.” That is the … Continue reading #QATARILITMONTH:The Writing Station at Qatar National Library

#QATARILITMONTH: Qatar National Library’s Young Adult Library

Young Adult Programming and Services at the Library during COVID-19 Chess Competition at Qatar National Library. Source. In the unprecedented coronavirus health crisis, many libraries around the world opted to adopt a wide range of virtual services to address the needs of young people. Some invested in their databases and resources, while others have offered … Continue reading #QATARILITMONTH: Qatar National Library’s Young Adult Library

#QATARILITMONTH: The National Museum of Qatar

What Makes Qatar A Large Museum The National Museum of Qatar. By Danica O. Kus https://www.arc-magazine.com/national-museum-of-qatar-qatar/ Qatar is a small country in terms of land space of 11,627 km2 with a population of 2,326,464, but the services and cultural institutes are bigger than its land. With more than 25 museums and cultural institutes such as, … Continue reading #QATARILITMONTH: The National Museum of Qatar

#QATARILITMONTH: Children’s Literature and Qatari Heritage

Children in Traditional Qatari Clothes Holding Qatar Flags The Children’s Library is full of books written by local authors, brimming with linguistic, intellectual and literary stories that are appropriate for children of all tastes and maturity levels. These books can help bring joy to children’s souls, shape their personalities, enhance their identities, and enrich their … Continue reading #QATARILITMONTH: Children’s Literature and Qatari Heritage

#QATARILITMONTH: Qatar National Vision 2030

A Vision For The Future Qatari Men with Traditional Clothes on Camels. Photo by Maryam Al Marzoqi Qatar is an independent, sovereign Arab state. It is an Islamic country, and Arabic is the official language, yet English is widely spoken. Due to its oil and gas reserves, strategic location and leadership, it has gained global … Continue reading #QATARILITMONTH: Qatar National Vision 2030

#QATARILITMONTH: Nature and Biodiversity in Qatar

QATARILITMONTH: Nature and Biodiversity in Qatar Qatari Oryx Qatar is an 11,437-square-kilometer peninsula surrounded by the Arabian Gulf on three sides. Most of the land of Qatar is flatlands, with some rocky hills, salt flats and mudflats along the coast. Although Qatar has been classified as a hot, subtropical desert region and, with no rivers … Continue reading #QATARILITMONTH: Nature and Biodiversity in Qatar

#QATARILITMONTH: Contemporary Qatari Literature: Fiction from an Urban Desert

You can learn a lot about a nation’s history, culture and aspirations by reading its literature. A number of Qatari authors have made their work available in the English language, making it easy for a global audience to read the country’s historical fiction, magical fantasy and folk tales. Qatari author Abdulaziz Al-Mahmoud’s writing depicts the … Continue reading #QATARILITMONTH: Contemporary Qatari Literature: Fiction from an Urban Desert

#QATARILITMONTH: MOSQUES OF QATAR-PART TWO

Mosques of Qatar: Beyond Places of Worship Abdullah Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud Cultural Center (Fanar) The Abdulla Bin Zaid Al Mahmoud Islamic Cultural Center is also known as “Fanar” or Qatar Islamic Culture Center. This landmark is a cultural organization in Doha, located close to the Corniche and easily seen by its spiral minaret. Moreover, … Continue reading #QATARILITMONTH: MOSQUES OF QATAR-PART TWO

#QATARILITMONTH: Mosques of Qatar-Part One

Mosques of Qatar: Beyond Places of Worship A mosque, or masjid, is the building where Muslims perform their five daily prayers. However, many people do not know that mosques are much more than just places for prayers—mosques are at the heart of Muslim societies. Though the Islamic culture urges modesty of architecture and interior furnishing … Continue reading #QATARILITMONTH: Mosques of Qatar-Part One

#QATARILITMONTH: Skyscrapers and Artificial Islands in Qatar

"Beauty At First Sight" Skyline of Doha The year 2005, when I set foot in Qatar, was a turning point in my life. That was the moment I saw the beautiful architecture that saturated my soul and nourished my ideas at the College of Architecture. I have not forgotten when I went with my husband … Continue reading #QATARILITMONTH: Skyscrapers and Artificial Islands in Qatar