The year-long ‘Doha Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2021’ activities will begin on March 8, under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture and Sports in cooperation with: Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO), Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science; and the strategic partners in the State. the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, the Ministry of Endowments and Islamic Affairs, Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, Qatar Museums, Katara.
Due to its ancient history, civilization components, and landmarks, Doha was selected to be the Capital of Culture in the Islamic World for the year 2021. The city’s hosting of Islamic events created respectful relationships with other Islamic countries in the world.
The activities promote Islamic values, heritage, creativity and innovation, diversity, inspire new generations in the Islamic world, and introduce Qatar’s cultural experience.
General coordinator of ‘Capital of Culture in the Islamic World 2021,’ Hamad Al Athba, said Doha met the conditions that make it stand out in the Islamic world. Islamic and archaeological heritages are specifically what Qatar concentrates on through the restoration of several archaeological locations in the country.
Secretary-General of Qatar National Commission for Education, Culture and Science Dr. Hamda Hassan Al Sulaiti, said the decision to spread Islamic and Humanitarian culture was issued twenty years ago when Qatar became part of the Third Islamic Conference of Culture Ministers, held in Doha in 2001.
Director of the Culture and Arts Department at the Ministry of Culture and Sports Faisal Al Suwaidi said the cooperation between all parties in the State of Qatar stemmed more than 70 events the current year.