The Cultural Village Foundation-Katara has inaugurated Ibn Al Rayb Cultural Street on December 31 with the participation of about 15 publishing houses and libraries.
Ibn Rayeb Cultural Street, Katara cultural village, Qatar
03 January 2021, 12:00 AM
31 January 2021, 12:00 AM
General Manager of the Cultural Village Foundation (Katara) Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti on Thursday inaugurated the Ibn Rayeb Cultural Street, located behind the amphitheatre at Katara.
The inauguration included the launch of a cultural initiative in cooperation with the Qatari Publishers and Distributors Forum, with the participation of 15 publishing houses and a library.
Khalid Abdul Rahim Al Sayed, director of Cultural Affairs and Events at Katara, said the street was named after Ibn Al-Rayb, an Arab poet and one of the desert knights, in recognition of his contributions to literature and culture.
Describing Ibn Rayeb Cultural Street as ‘Katara jewel’, which includes pavilions of libraries and publishing houses, Sulaiti said the street would serve as an arena for the meeting of cultures and exchange of visions and ideas.
He said Katara the cultural street to facilitate readers’ access to local publishing houses and keep abreast of everything new in the publishing world in a way that contributes to spreading the culture of reading among all segments of society, in line with efforts to support local publishing houses that are witnessing a great boom and renaissance.