Katara Traditional Dhow Museum open to public
The Katara Traditional Dhow Museum was inaugurated on Thursday, December 1, 2022 by The Cultural Village Foundation, Katara, displaying a variety of items in line with the maritime heritage in Qatar and the surrounding Middle Eastern region. The museum was opened as part of the activities organized for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.
The museum features ships used by the ancestors of Qatar and the Gulf region, objects representing the transport of goods, trade and travel, in addition to diving tools, boats and maritime instruments used by sailors. The musuem also has displays of blades used in the manufacturing of wooden ships.
Speaking exclusively to Qatar News Agency (QNA), General Manager of Katara Cultural Village Foundation Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti said that the museum aims to identify the challenges faced by the ancestors during the pearl diving period and to explain to the younger generation, the transition of life from the peal diving era to the renaissance and prosperity currently witnessed.
He further stated that the museum will remain and there will be cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, to organize trips for children from different educational stages to view the museums holdings, which will provide a full explanation of the maritime heritage.
The museum is an excellent opportunity for the public to see all the ancient methods and equipment used by pearl divers in addtion to exploring the various diving activities featured.
Katara Cultural Village is currently hosting its 12th Traditional Dhow Festival, featuring a variety of cultural activations and events in line with the martime heritage in Qatar.
Find out more about the Katara Traditional Dhow Festival
Source: Qatar News Agency
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