Our community initiatives are designed to empower a prosperous and engaged local society.
All our work at Qatar Foundation revolves around offering people opportunities. While our other initiatives provide opportunities for excellence in education and research, it’s through our community development initiatives that we provide a platform to fully engage communities on the ground and build programs that develop our nation as a whole.
We’re proud of the diverse and international community we’ve grown and continue to foster here.
In our rapidly advancing world, we recognize the importance of remembering our past to inform our future. We also believe in sharing and preserving our culture, our religion, and our language.
That’s why we have started several initiatives and developed a variety of outreach programs that aim to safeguard and celebrate our heritage.
A leading global equine center passionately committed to preserving Qatar’s heritage by promoting the Arabian horse and setting the highest standards in horse welfare, breeding, equine education, and research.
A modern equine veterinary hospital, consisting of a diagnostic laboratory and a clinical research laboratory, that contributes to veterinary science through research and educational programs. The hospital is equipped with facilities to conduct MRIs, CT-scans, and nuclear scintigraphy, and includes two operating theaters, a well-equipped farrier shop for hoof care, and lameness examination areas.
Akhlaquna is an award that highlights Prophet Mohammed’s (PBUH) universal and inclusive values, such as mercy, tolerance, honesty, and generosity. It recognizes those who exemplify great moral character through initiating projects that serve their community and beyond.
Emphasizing our approach to engaging with the public, the Education City Mosque’s vision is to be the premier community-focused mosque in Qatar and the region. It’s located in the Minaretein building, which rests on five large columns representing the five pillars of Islam, with each featuring a verse drawn from the Holy Qur’an. With the capacity to host 1,800 worshippers in its main prayer hall and another 1,000 in its exterior courtyard, it also serves as a community mosque for the surrounding Al Rayyan area. With a mission to be more than just a place of prayer, the facility has also hosted a variety of events for the entire community since it first opened, offering a diverse range of activities for those who seek to gain knowledge.
The Qur’anic Botanic Garden exhibits and conserves the plants mentioned in the Holy Qur'an and the native flora in Qatar.
Siraj is Qatar Foundation’s 3D edutainment TV series that helps children learn the Arabic language in a fun and engaging way.
We like people who are curious. That’s why we developed several initiatives that help people express their curiosities in creative ways.
From one of the most multicultural orchestras in the world to a library that isn’t afraid of letting people be themselves, you’ll find our offerings cater to all ages and interests.
Qatar National Library (QNL) is a modern facility that provides the people of Qatar with access to over one million books. In its role as a research library with a preeminent heritage collection, QNL fosters global insight into the history and culture of the Arabian Gulf region.
The Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra (QPO) consists of more than 100 musicians chosen by a jury of international music professionals. They perform western and Arabic music in local and international settings.
Co-owned by Qatar Museums and QF, Mathaf seeks to inspire the community by offering an Arab perspective on modern and contemporary art, while supporting creativity and promoting dialogue.
Qatar Music Academy (QMA) provides promising young musicians with a comprehensive music education program that draws on practice and music theory, incorporating both Arab and Western classical music curriculum.
Co-owned by Qatar Museums and Qatar Foundation, Mathaf seeks to inspire the community by offering an Arab perspective on modern and contemporary art, while supporting creativity and promoting dialogue.Learn more
As our research centers work to find innovative solutions to our health and sustainability issues, our community development initiatives actively promote the importance of living green, healthy, and active lifestyles.
Education City Golf Club is a state-of-the-art golf facility that honors our approach to education, innovation, sustainability, research and development, and culture through sport.
Qatar Diabetes Association (QDA) strives to help the people with diabetes and those who are at risk of developing it by providing innovative patient care, education, and related services with the hope of improving the overall quality of life for those who are affected.
Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) is a non-profit, membership-driven organization providing leadership and encouraging collaboration in conducting environmentally sustainable practices for green building design and development in Qatar.
The idea of the 130,000-square-meter Oxygen Park is to introduce a green lung in Education City, inviting students and visitors alike to refresh their mind, body, and spirit through active exercise and to explore the symbiotic relationships between oxygen, plants, and healthy purified living.
We have opened a variety of other recreational facilities for our community to use in order to encourage exercise and sports. These facilities host various fitness and sports classes for both children and adults.
Designed to IAAF and FIFA standards, this project will provide Education City staff, students, and faculty with three world-class sporting pavilions: one for swimming, one for indoor sports, and a final pavilion for a track and field stadium. The latter has a capacity of 25,000 spectators, and will be expanded as a 2022 FIFA World Cup stadium in the second phase of the project.
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While many nations shy away from their brutal history of slavery, Qatar decided to document it. This is why when a former slave trader’s house was discovered during the rebuilding of Msheireb Downtown Doha, a decision was made to turn it into a slavery museum—the first establishment in the region dedicated to exhibiting the slave trade that took place in the Indian Ocean early in the 20th century.
We’re dedicated to helping and empowering every member of our community by providing platforms for development and discovery.
By delivering a wide range of high-quality debate learning programs in Arabic and English, QatarDebate seeks to promote the culture and use of debate, open dialogue, and discussion as effective academic and personal development skills amongst secondary and university students.
Qatar Career Development Center (QCDC) supports Qatari capacity building and empowers youth to better plan their career paths in line with their potential and the future needs of Qatar’s labor market.
There’s always something to do when you’re in Education City.