Qatar Opens Pearl Diving Forum

Qatar opens Diving Forum

Doha: The Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage,
H E Dr Hamad bin Abdul Aziz Al Kuwari opened the Diving Forum yesterday, an event hosted by Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development as part of National Day celebrations, in cooperation with the National Day Committee. The forum presents the history and craft of diving for pearls in Qatar and the related trade from that era as well as everything related to diving heritage in Qatar, showcasing the progression of pearl diving in Qatar.

Twin Towers at Eastern End of the Corniche, Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar

Twin Towers at Eastern End of the Corniche, Doha, Ad Dawhah, Qatar

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The first day of the forum also highlighted different aspects of pearl diving such as specific diving skills, pearl trade and arts and crafts made out of pearls.

?Celebrating National Day is an occasion for us to look forward to more successes but also one in which to revive our history and heritage, said the minister in his opening remarks. Pearl diving was not only a way of earning a livelihood for our forefathers, it was a way of life, and with it came skills like patience and discipline, so it is important to look back on that part of our past.

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