Oman takes centre stage at 33rd Doha International Book Fair

Muscat – The book fair was opened formally under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Qatar, and in the presence of His Highness Sayyid Theyazin bin Haitham Al Said, Oman’s Minister of Culture, Sports and Youth.

Participating in the fair under the theme ‘With knowledge, civilizations are built’, Oman is showcasing its rich literary and cultural heritage through a meticulously curated pavilion.

The design of Oman’s pavilion, spanning 160 square meters, draws inspiration from the iconic Al Alam Palace and the nation’s maritime heritage, incorporating architectural elements and artistic decorations that captivated visitors.

Divided into two sections, the exhibition features an array of publications from government institutions and civil society organizations, offering visitors insight into Oman’s diverse literary landscape.
The second section showcases publications from the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Youth, the Ministry of Information, the Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, Sultan Qaboos University, and selected works from prominent cultural institutions such as the Society of Writers, the Cultural Club, and the Oman Memory Center.

The opening ceremony also included a vibrant cultural program featuring performances celebrating Omani heritage and intellectual production.

Ahmed bin Saud Al Rawahi, Assistant Director General for Knowledge and Cultural Development at the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Youth, underscored the significance of Oman’s participation, emphasizing its role in strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries and fostering cultural exchange. He highlighted the importance of the Doha International Book Fair as a platform for showcasing Omani culture to a global audience and promoting dialogue in various fields.

Al Rawahi revealed that Oman’s pavilion would host an array of cultural activities, including intellectual seminars, dialogue sessions, poetry readings, and artistic performances, featuring contributions from official figures, thinkers, writers, poets, and researchers from both Oman and Qatar.

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