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Qatar National Library Hosts First “Cultural Salon” with Discussion on 2022 FIFA World Cup™

™ and Its Impact on Qatar and the Region

Qatar National Library, in partnership with Hamad Bin Khalifa University, has announced the launch of its newest cultural initiative, the "Cultural Salon" – a platform that promotes dialogue and communication with subject-matter experts, with the aim of creating a positive atmosphere that enriches culture and raises public awareness through a series of periodic events.

The first event, to be held on 13 March, will be a discussion about the effects that the 2022 FIFA World Cup™ has had on Qatar and the region. The session will be moderated by His Excellency Saad Mohammed Al-Rumaihi, President of the Qatar Press Center, and will feature distinguished experts Dr. Ibrahim Arafat, Professor of Political Science at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, and Ayman Jada, broadcaster, sports commentator, and former Director of BeIN Sports.

Commenting on the occasion His Excellency Dr. Hamad bin Abdulaziz Al-Kawari, Minister of State and President of Qatar National Library, further elaborated on the significance of the “Cultural Salon”, stating, "We believe that fostering open dialogue and promoting a positive atmosphere that enriches culture and raises public awareness is critical for the development and progress of any society. The ‘Cultural Salon’ will serve as an avenue for intellectuals, subject-matter experts, and the public to exchange ideas, share their perspectives, and engage in constructive discussions that can lead to new insights and solutions and cultural enrichment within the community."

This event marks the beginning of a new chapter in cultural activities at the Library, as the "Cultural Salon" will host a series of events throughout the year, featuring experts from a variety of fields. It further aims to support the country's cultural and intellectual scene, providing a platform for diverse voices and perspectives. It seeks to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where individuals can engage in thoughtful discussions and broaden their knowledge and understanding of the world.

For more information and to register for the event, please visit


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