The ninth edition of the Traditional Dhow Festival continued to draw crowds on Thursday at Katara – the Cultural Village.
A wide range of traditional handicrafts from the maritime heritage of Qatar and the participating Arab and foreign countries were among the highlights.
The festival also highlights the legacy of the pearl trade and marine transportation.
The event, open to the public until December 16, from 9am to 12 noon and 3pm to 10pm, showcases Qatar’s rich maritime heritage and the deep-rooted marine life traditions in the region.
Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Iraq, Turkey, India, Greece, Italy, Spain, Iran, and Zanzibar are the participants.
The festival features activities, events and exhibitions, traditional art, in addition to competitions, cultural and recreational activities that give special focus on the traditional marine history of these countries.
Dhow Festival features a wide range of traditional handicrafts.
Spectators at the festival will today be treated to a feast of operettas, according to a statement from Katara.
The operettas will feature the legacy of Qatar and its history of the time when pearl fishing was a basic source of livelihood.
The operettas to be staged at 7pm and 9pm at the festival site will shed light into the long voyages of ships to transport goods.
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