Logos Hope book fair in Qatar: All you need to know

Logos Hope book fair in Qatar: All you need to know

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

After nearly a decade-long hiatus, Logos Hope, the world's largest floating book fair, is returning to Qatar. The book fair was last docked in Qatar in 2013. 

The comeback of this impressive floating book fair is sure to thrill book lovers as they immerse themselves in an array of international books, events, cultural performances, and engaging activities. With Doha as its next destination, Logos Hope is prepared to dock here for a couple of days.

Read on for everything you need to know about Logos Hope's visit to Qatar.

Details

Dates: Expected date of arrival in Doha - June 25, 2023

*check their website for more accurate live updates on the ship's location.

Timings: 4 pm to 10 pm (last person in at 9.30 pm) – Monday to Thursday

5 pm to 11 pm (last person in at 10.30 pm) – Friday to Saturday

Closed on Sunday

Location: Old Doha Port

Access: QAR 5 for entry (no pre-booking required) 

History of Logos Hope

The Logos Hope is the largest floating bookfair in the world. Sailing around the world and docking at different ports for a couple of weeks at a time, the ship is a booklovers’ paradise and hosts more than a million visitors on board each year.

The ship is manned by a crew of volunteers from many nationalities, who also participate in community outreach programs and literacy initiatives.

Activities on Logo Hope

Launched in 1970 by a German non-profit organization, Logos Hope has since docked at 480 ports in 150 countries, welcoming 49 million visitors on board. Upon its return to Doha, Logos Hope will offer over 5,000 titles for readers to explore. The selection includes books of various genres hailing from different countries and cultures, providing a rich, diverse browsing and shopping experience for book enthusiasts.

In addition to its extensive book selection, the ship will host a variety of cultural performances, special events, and activities for all. An international café is located on the first floor, and a children's drama theater is on the second. Please note that most performances require tickets, which can be purchased via Q-tickets.com.

With its vast selection of books, cultural events, and a unique ambiance, the Logos Hope is more than just a floating book fair. It's an immersive cultural experience that's set to dock in Doha, promising an enriching journey through literature and beyond for all its visitors. Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of this global literary voyage.

Here are some of the ticketed events onboard Logos Hope book fair:

Meet the world

Watch exciting performances by the crew who comes from different parts of the world. Travel the world through this performance that includes traditional dances and more. 

Date and timings: June 30, 2023 | 8.30 pm onwards

Access: Book tickets on q-tickets.com

Cultural Booth

Crew members from Logos Hope will host booths from different countries of the world where visitors can explore and experience the authentic culture. 

Date and timings: subject to changes in Logos Hope's arrival to Doha Port

Access: Book tickets on q-tickets.com

The Greatest Treasure

This is a drama for children where the actors dressed like pirates depict a play to find the greatest treasure in the world. The performance will be fun and entertaining and kids can participate in the games and also take pictures with pirates towards the end. Kids must be accompanied by an adult and kids under 3 years enter free. 

Date and timings: June 29, 2023 | 8.30 pm onwards

Access: Book tickets on q-tickets.com

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By qaqatarisbase• 10 Jul 2023 00:36
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Damn it looks luxurious!

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