Interactive activities at Qatar Foundation’s Darb Al Saai tent showcase country’s history, culture, and traditions
The opportunity to create storybook ideas, transform phones into 3D hologram projectors, discover more about clean energy sources, and perform detailed microscopy experiments is being provided through Qatar Foundation’s Qatar National Day celebrations this year.
Taking place until December 20 at Darb Al Saai, in Al Sadd, Qatar Foundation’s (QF) festivities are being held under the theme of Our Unity...Our Pride, and feature an array of activities that showcase the full spectrum of QF and the contribution it makes to Qatar, from education to science and research and community development.
The interactive and diverse activities within our tent at Darb Al Saai are reflective of our nation’s values, identity, unity, and culture.
“We are proud to play our part in the Qatar National Day celebrations, to help illustrate and celebrate the essence of the nation, while highlighting the role our organization plays in supporting the development of a diversified and sustainable economy,” said Khalifa E. Al-Kubaisi, Manager, Media Relations & Press Office, Qatar Foundation.
“The interactive and diverse activities within our tent at Darb Al Saai are reflective of our nation’s values, identity, unity, and culture.
“Qatar National Day is a unique and wonderful opportunity for the entire community to come together to not only reflect upon past achievements and the milestones our nation has reached, but to showcase how we are working collectively toward building a better future for Qatar.
“Our activities are designed with the intention to empower, inspire, and excite people, and can be enjoyed by the whole community, regardless of age, nationality, and interests. There truly is something on offer for everyone.”
In the QF tent at Darb Al Saai this year, visitors are learning the secrets and exploring the beauty of Arabic calligraphy in an activity organized by the Education City Mosque, as well as finding out more about specific plants mentioned in the Holy Qur'an and Hadith courtesy of the Qur'anic Botanic Garden.
Children are exploring the world of literature and books in the Qatar Reads corner, while also learning about the importance of displaying strong and positive moral virtues at the Akhlaquna Award booth.
Meanwhile, the three research institutes under QF member Hamad Bin Khalifa University are offering a range of educational activities. Qatar Energy Environment Research Institute is teaching visitors about renewable energy; while the principles of 3D design and printing are being demonstrated by Qatar Computing Research Institute; and Qatar Biomedical Research Institute is giving people the chance to test how many calories can be burned on a digital bicycle.
The QF tent at Darb Al Saai is open to the public on from 9am-1pm, and from 3.30pm-10pm, up to and including Thursday, December 19, and from 2pm-11pm on Friday, December 20.