Katara – The Cultural Village is a unique destination not only in Qatar, but also in the entire region.
The exceptional project of hope for human interaction through art and cultural exchange was made possible thanks to the inspired vision, solid faith and wise leadership of His Highness the Father Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, as recalled by Katara's website.
Keeping pace with the emerging global culture that emphasises the importance of diversity in human development, Katara is the largest and the most multidimensional cultural project of Qatar.
It is a place where people come together to experience the cultures of the world.
With beautiful theatres, concert halls, exhibition galleries and cutting-edge facilities, Katara aims to become a world leader for multi-cultural activities.
In line with the goals set forward by the Qatar National Vision 2030, Katara serves as a guardian to the heritage and traditions of Qatar and endeavours to spread awareness about the importance of every culture and civilisation and as such, Katara hosts international, regional and local festivals, workshops, performances and exhibitions.
Katara was born out of a long held vision to position Qatar as a cultural beacon a lighthouse of art, radiating in the Middle East through theatre, literature, music, visual art, conventions and exhibitions.