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Culture of Qatar

Falconry is a traditional sport in Qatar and still popular Photo HH
Falconry is a traditional sport in Qatar and still popular Photo HH

As part of the Arabian Peninsula and the broader Persian Gulf region, Qatar’s culture is predominantly Arab-Islamic. Qatar’s music, cuisine and fashion style are largely similar to the cultures of neighbouring countries on the Arabian Peninsula.

Further Reading

]The recently renovated Qatar National Museum in Doha exhibits a range of interesting artefacts and local antiquities. These are almost invariably presented as typical examples of Qatari tradition. But does ‘Qatari’ tradition ...
Language, art and artefacts may be given a national label, but that does not automatically make them a specific 'local tradition'. Travellers in the Gulf should not be surprised if the very same architectural feature is described ...
Dress is a means to express one's individuality and identity. The main item of dress for Qatari males is the thawb (plural: thiyab), a smart ankle-length shirt very similar to that worn in Bahrain and Kuwait.
Qatar's culture is based on Bedouin poetry, song and dance. Yet, because of the few archives available on the importance of its culture in the Peninsula, its original development and raison d’être have not been documented prope...
With almost no wildlife left to hunt in their own country, Qataris have to go abroad to pursue the most famous and glamorous of traditional Arab sports: falconry. Camel and horse racing are also popular, although almost exclusivel...

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