The festival themed 'Promoting Arabic: A collective responsibility', is one of the many initiatives of Katara to preserve Arab cultural identity and promote Arabic language, while at the same time providing an enriching experience for the community. The inauguration of the festival witnessed a wide number of enthusiastic school students that are eager to learn fascinating facts about the Arabic Language in a fulfilling technique.
Speaking on the occasion of the latest literary initiative, HE Dr. Khalid Bin Ibrahim Al-Sulaiti said, "The festival comes in line with Katara's vision and mission to stress the importance of preserving the Arab cultural identity, and nurture it through organizing and hosting several events around the year."
"Katara has prepared a full-fledged interactive programme that lives up to the importance of the 'Katara Arabic Language Festival (Dad), and its noble goals focusing on preserving and promoting Arabic language as the revival of the languages reflect on the strength of their nations". Katara's Chief added.
Katara Arabic Language Festival is scheduled to run over five days until the 15th of December 2016, at Katara's Wisdom Square and is expected to attract a large number of school students, families and enthusiasts of Arabic language and literature. The festival will be open to the members of the public from 09.00 – 14.00 hrs and from 17.00 – 21.00 hrs and will stage a wide variety of activities that will include: plays, puzzles, interactive games and competitions, such as 'Five plays for children including proverbs and wisdom statement', 'Comedy in Classical Arabic language' 'Arabic Poetry Gallery', The Katara Used Books Gallery, The Arabic Calligraphy Zone, The Poetry-Recrimination Competition, The Oratory Platform to name a few.