(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula
Doha: For the 15th day in a row, the Cultural Village Foundation, Katara, continued its celebrations accompanying the FIFA Qatar World Cup 2022, amid a large crowd of different nationalities and groups. Katara is offering a variety of events to suit all tastes and interests of people from all over the world.
The Katara Traditional Dhow Festival also witnessed a number of official visits, where Katara General Manager, Prof Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti met with H E Zoran Milanovic, President of the Republic of Croatia, and H E Dr Saud bin Hamood bin Ahmed Al Habsi, Minister of Agricultural and Fisheries of the Sultanate of Oman, SanjaMosić Milanovic, wife of the President of the Republic of Croatia.
The Katara Traditional Dhow Festival attracts visitors from different countries, William from England said:“The atmosphere here is very wonderful, contrary to all expectations. I enjoy every place here in Qatar. I liked very much getting to know the old life in Qatar through the Al Mahaseel Festival.”
Victoria from France, said:“I loved Qatar very much and visited many places. This is the first time I visit Katara. It is really beautiful and displays many cultures.”
Allan from Switzerland, said:“The atmosphere of the World Cup is amazing, and I liked the events all over Qatar. Everyone here shares enthusiasm and joy.” Peter from England, said,:“It was a great opportunity to join my friends here in Qatar. I came the day before yesterday and I am very pleased with this atmosphere.”
As part of its openness to various types of arts, Katara allows artists to present their various artworks to the public in various places. At the Katara beach promenade, Russian artist Danis and the rest of his group present graffiti art. He said:“I came here to do some artwork. We worked on everything related to football, and the atmosphere of the place helped us to inspire new ideas. This is the first time we have visited Qatar, and I liked the place very much, as the atmosphere is different and the people are very nice. They ask me about the drawing and my choice of colours and shapes.”
“I was inspired by many ideas during my work here. I feel that every day here is a day of joy and happiness, as everyone is harmonious and happy with the international sporting atmosphere, especially with the convergence of many cultures and peoples,” Danis added.
Akzana, a plastic artist from Ukraine, said that she liked to paint in the open air at the cultural district, and that the place is very beautiful, expressing her admiration for the beauty of Qatar.
She indicated that she drew many scenes from different places in Qatar, including Souq Waqif and Katara, and she is happy to discover the splendour of Islamic architecture.
A number of Qatari and foreign artists of various nationalities were also present on Katara Beach and within the Katara Traditional Dhow Festival, presenting their artworks to the audience.
Some private pavilions of the participating countries are also presenting various artistic paintings inspired by maritime heritage and fishing life.