The Ministry of Culture organizes a number of cultural events to coincide with the launch of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. The events, which will be held from November 18 to December 15, aim to enhance the cultural diversity of communities in Dar Al-Sulaiti.
Mrs. Maryam Yassin Al-Hammadi, Director of the Department of Culture and Arts, said: Within the framework of the Ministry of Culture’s keenness to involve the communities residing in the State of Qatar, and to express themselves and their culture, the Ministry of Culture allocated the Al-Sulaiti House building to provide various cultural activities for the communities, with the participation of more than 15 communities from Arab and Islamic countries and East Asian countries.
She added: Dar Al-Sulaiti building is considered one of the traditional houses in which the Ministry holds various events, explaining that this house was owned by Mr. Hamad Al-Sulaiti, May Allah have mercy on him As it was established in the late 19th century, the state acquired it, pointing out that it contains three rooms, a hall, a yard, a large bathroom, a council, and a kitchen.
The Director of the Department of Arts and Heritage explained that the new section was added to the hall, bathrooms and offices, in addition to changing the floor of the yard from sand and soap to interlocking, and in 1990 it was officially handed over by H.E. the Minister of Information and Culture at the time, H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Suhaim Al Thani, to Mr. Faisal Ibrahim Al-Tamimi, leadman of the troupe at that time to be a permanent headquarters for the Qatar’s Folklore Troupe, and then the National Council for Culture, moving to the Ministry of Culture, which oversees the building currently managed by the Center for Music Affairs, pointing out that the Dar was invested in holding concerts, seminars, lectures and a lot of popular and traditional work.
It should be noted that the cultural expression activities of the communities are considered community events, in which the community expresses its arts, heritage, customs and traditions, and shares with the members of the community the joy of these days that are swarming in the State of Qatar with the approaching launch of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, where the world gathers in the State of Qatar in the spaces designated for internal and external events, with the participation of a number of communities.