Large crowds enjoyed a range of fun family activities at Qatar Foundation’s (QF’s) ‘Education City United’ event organized by student leaders as part of QF’s National Day celebrations.
‘Education City United’, which took place at QF’s Ceremonial Court on Thursday, 30 November, was held as a celebration of Qatar’s rich traditions, values, and culture.
The event highlighted the diverse multicultural community within Education City and aimed to demonstrate the bonds that strengthen the wider community through the country’s many achievements, as well as the morals and values that Qatar represents.
QF’s 'Education City United' event included two traditional majlises for males and females, traditional and non-traditional food stalls, and musical performances. Participating universities provided a news studio simulation by Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q), representing the role of media, and Hamad Bin Khalifa University presented the first map of Qatar made from LED lights.
The event also included a flag-raising ceremony and a marching display by members of the Qatar Armed Forces, traditional sword dancing, and a vintage car show.
AlDana Mohammed Al-Dosari, a senior student at NU-Q, said: “Every year, universities in Education City celebrate Qatar National Day through their own activities; however, this year, the students have come together to create one big event that shows how all of us are standing together for Qatar. By celebrating together, we want to show how much we appreciate this country and everything it has done for us. Besides celebrating National Day together, this event provides an opportunity for the public to learn about aspects of the different universities in Education City.”
Attending the event, Saeed Binnoora, a junior student at Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ), said: “This event allows us to show the sense of unity felt among everyone in Qatar. I’m so grateful to everyone who came together to make it all possible. Education City is a perfect example of the diverse community we have here in Qatar. Even inside our campus at TAMUQ, there is so much diversity, and people are always so eager to learn about other cultures, making an event like this very important.”
Education City United is supported by Seashore, platinum sponsor; QNB, sponsor; Ooredoo, official telecommunications sponsor; and Omsiyati and Leto Café, contributors.