2010 Arab Capital of Culture

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2010 Arab Capital of Culture
Dates 2010
Location(s) Qatar Doha

The 2010 Arab Capital of Culture was chosen to be Doha, Qatar.[1] The Arab Capital of Culture is an initiative undertaken by UNESCO,[2] under the Cultural Capitals Program to promote and celebrate Arab culture and encourage cooperation in the Arab region. The Qatari government has begun preparations in many different fields including a US $82 million Cultural Village.[3][4]


  1. ^ Misha, Felix (7 November 2009). "Doha makes the running". The Sunday Times. 
  2. ^ Herbert, Ian; Nicole Leclercq; International Theatre Institute (2003). The World of Theatre: An Account of the World's Theatre Seasons 1999-2000, 2000-2001 and 2001-2002. Routledge. p. 225. ISBN 0-415-30621-3. 
  3. ^ "QATAR: Doha gladly takes on responsibility as 2010 Arab Capital of Culture". ITN. 8 February 2010. 
  4. ^ Oakley, Louise (26 August 2009), Qatar's riches, arabianbusiness.com 


  • "Minister hails Syria's role in Doha festival". Gulf Times. 6 August 2010. 
  • Hussein, Ourouba (10 August 2010). "Calligraphy expo opens". Gulf Times. 
  • "Christie's to showcase Middle East art in Doha". The Peninsula. 21 August 2010. 
  • Hussein, Ourouba (27 August 2010). "Scholars call for setting up of cultural award". Gulf Times. 
  • Hussein, Ourouba (29 August 2010). "Tribute is paid to 'nation of a million martyrs' in event marking Ramadan". Gulf Times. 
  • Townson, Peter (16 August 2010). "Islamic art museum draws 400,000 visitors since opening". Gulf Times. 

External links

  • official website

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