Seasonal Cultural Tourism Activities

Pearls of Al Zubarah

We're hosting a range of special cultural activities and events at Al Zubarah from December 2014 to April 2015.

Join us for the Pearls of Al Zubarah cultural tourism season, where we'll share the stories and customs of Qatar's traditions.

Browse through what's on offer and see how you can get involved below. Read more about QM's Cultural Heritage, or contact us for more information about any of the events.


Weekly Live Demonstrations of Handicrafts

Enjoy live demonstrations of old handicraft-making traditions, such as Sadu making, and savour the tastiest dishes of Qatar's traditional cuisine to the tune of traditional rhymes and songs. There'll also be the chance for camel riding and to visit the archaeological site.

Date: Every Friday and Saturday from 4th December 2014 to 30th April 2015

Time: 3pm to 5pm on Fridays and 10am to 5pm on Saturdays


National Day Celebration

Join in this celebratory event to mark Qatar's National Day. Different community institutions will contribute through multiple performances and displays of Qatar's heritage. These include:

  • Al Arda performance, a traditional dance by Qatari men (sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Art and Heritage)
  • Marine handicrafts, including splitting shellfish displays, netting and more (brought by the Doha Youth Centre)
  • Marionette traditional crafts performance by Qatari artist Abdurrahman Al Mulla
  • An exhibition showcasing traditional garmets and gold jewellery, by Amel Al Ali
  • Displays of local fish models from Qatar and the region (brought by the Ibrahim Bin Ali Centre)

There'll also be the opportunity to dress up like Qataris and have your photograph taken in a traditional setting, wearing traditional Qatari clothing!

Date: 11th, 12th and 13th December

Time: 10am to 5pm


Photography Competition Exhibition

Come and view the photographs of young budding photographers!

During a photography competition for high school students and Qatar Scouts, students were asked to submit their images of Al Zubarah fort. Organised by QM in collaboration with Qatar Scouts, the final works will be on view for the public to enjoy in early 2015. As part of the programme the students visited the archaeological site of Al Zubarah and submitted their best shots.

Date: 5th, 6th, 7th March 2015

Time: 9am to 5pm


Workshop on Recycling

Come and attend a lecture and workshop by Mr Ghanim Al Kuwari. You'll hear from experts and learn about recycling waste to produce archaeological models.

Date: 2nd January, 6th February, 13th March and 3rd April 2015

Time: 3pm to 5pm


Live Falconry Demonstration

Enjoy live demonstrations of the most common falcons in Qatar, in partnership with the Al Gannas Association. We'll introduce you to the falcons and their names, and there'll be an exhibition of paintings and artistic models of the most common falcon species, as well as live demonstrations.

Date: 11th, 12th, 13th December and 6th March 2015

Time: 10am to 5pm in December and at 3pm to 5pm in March


Duha Seating - Morning Gathering

Duha Seating involves the participation of thirty Qatari women who'll exhibit their traditional expertise in customary fashion. The Morning Gathering includes Lemradah (women's traditional dance), flower bouquet arrangements, traditional clothing and jewellery displays, traditional games like Al Jdeer and Al Maddoud, as well as traditional songs and melodies.

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Join in and enjoy the cultural devours of Al Zubarah, and share your experiences with us in the Social Media Hub.

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