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Is Qatar’s ‘Palm Island’ set for a comeback?

The island was shut down during the mid 2000's for reasons that have not been disclosed to the public. News suggesting the restoration of Qatar's deserted Palm Island surfaced after the Public Works Authority ...

Qatar astronomers say Eid Al Fitr predicted to land on May 13th

Qatar Calendar House predict May 13 could be the first day of Eid Al Fitr this year. Calculations by astronomers at Qatar Calendar House say May 13 may be the first day of Eid...

A look into some of Qatar’s main heritage sites

Heritage sites across Qatar provide a look into the country's past, enabling those in the present to understand the decades-long journey it has made. Qatar is home to a number of heritage sites that offer...

Garangao: The Gulf’s favourite Ramadan tradition

On the 14th evening of the holy month of Ramadan, countries in the Gulf celebrate a time-old tradition that is unique to the region - Garangao. In the Gulf, the midway point of Ramadan is...

The beauty of Gulf dance styles portrayed in new Katara Exhibition

Art enthusiasts can now check out the beautiful exhibition on Katara's website.  Kuwaiti artist May Al Saad is showcasing captivating pieces that capture the divine rhythm and movement of Gulf dance at Katara's newly opened...

Ramadan cannon: A decades-old tradition born by accident?

The first time a cannon was launched during the holy month of Ramadan was a mere accident. Years on, it is now a tradition across much of the Arab world. You may have seen it...
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