Designed as a true haven for Arabic arts and culture from both Qatar and the Middle East in general, the Katara Cultural Village opened its doors for the first time in 2010 during the Doha Tribeca Film Festival. The village has since maintained a full schedule of Arabic art installations and live performances, making it a favorite for both locals and tourists alike.
Qatar's cultural hotspot
The Katara Cultural Village is a major initiative of the Qatar National Vision 2030 and was planned to establish the nation as a beacon of Middle Eastern culture. Through its rich and varied cultural program, Katara safeguards the traditional Qatari culture and art and also provides a forum for national and international contemporary art and performance. The cultural village aims to become a world leader of multi-cultural projects, and with its beautiful theaters, stunning concert hall, exhibition galleries, and cutting-edge facilities.
The impressive Katara Opera House is the only venue of its kind in Qatar and is home to the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra. With its astounding atmosphere and classic design, the opera house has quickly become the preferred concert venue for some of the world's leading artists and musicians when performing in the Middle East. Katara Cultural Village is also home to several permanent attractions, including the Arabic Postage Stamp Museum and the Childhood Cultural Centre, as well as the Sout Al Khaleej radio station.
In the area, visitors will also find beautiful outdoor scenery in Katara's Garden and the beautiful views of the Persian Gulf from the pristine location on Katara Beach in the Westbay-area of Doha.