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Celebrating the imminent Qatar National Day, Doha Colleges A2 Applied Business students thanks
to sponsorship from Ooredoo organised and hosted Qatar Cultural Day to celebrate and share
Qatars culture, traditions and future plans with Doha College students and to raise money for The
Charity Committee.

The event engaged the entire student body, including staff, who competed within their House
Teams and participated in six cultural based activities. These were designed to suit every taste and
included symbolic Qatari cupcake decorating, Arabic calligraphy demonstrations, a scavenger hunt,
2022 football competition and a photo and video booth using Qatar themed props and a falcon
with his trainer from Katara Falcon Centre.

Traditional Arabic delicacies were for sale such as Karak, Shawarmas, kunafa and homemade
Machboos. Thanks to generous support from local companies and restaurants, students were able
to enjoy refreshments from the Karak and Chapatti restaurant, Aspire Katara Hospitality, Red
Velvet Cupcakery and the Mercure Hotel.


Cupcake decorating and Arabic calligraphy

allowed students to explore their artistic side.
Using resources supplied by Katara Arts Centre,
Head of Arabic Mr Chawki Nacef taught
students the traditional calligraphic art which
allowed students to explore the Qatari language
in a fun and creative way. Henna provided by
the Al Rayyan salon was a popular treat for the
female students and the Qatar Falcon Center brought in a traditional falcon for students to hold.

The 2022 football competition and scavenger hunt suited active and sporty students. To celebrate
Qatar winning the 2022 World Cup, a penalty shoot-out occurred on the Doha College pitch where
students battled it out to score goals. The scavenger hunt was an exciting activity for students who
followed clues to collect items around the College.

Doha Colleges Senior Vice Principal Teresa Woulfe stated, We are exceptionally proud of our Year
13 students who planned, organised and executed Qatar Cultural Day. The success of the day was
due to careful planning, hard work and tenacity. This was a wonderful and fitting way to finish a
fantastic term at Doha College.

The celebrations were a massive success

thanks to the event planners Amna AlNasser, Alexandria Lee, Paul Meichsner
and Natalia Faisal, and special thanks to Jas
sim Al Thani for his support with the
sponsors. The students were all extremely
positive with how the event went and
worked well together to make it a success.

They had never done
anything like this before so it was a great learning opportunity
and they had full control of the event.

Jassim Al Thani stated, I think it went really well. The students were very excited, especially the
younger ones because of the fun activities we had planned for them. As a Qatari national it makes
me feel proud to be showing other nationalities our heritage and culture.

Anam Al-Nasser echoed, I really enjoyed the cultural aspect of this task and infusing Qatari
culture into Doha College. We educated the students on Qatars history and cultural and I hope
this becomes an annual event.

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