Qatar Airways is the official airline partner for Qatar-India Year of Culture 2019 — a cultural event that will feature exhibitions, musical performances, fashion, film and artistic events from Qatar and India. Developed by Qatar Museums, the Years of Culture programme started with the launch of Qatar-Japan Year of Culture 2012.

This year, visitors can enjoy the cultural fiesta at Doha International Book Fair 2019. Some of the highlights of this year’s event include exhibition by Raqs Media Collective, known for producing contemporary art, literature and exhibitions; ‘Festival of India’ event that will showcase visual arts and traditional performances of the country; ‘The Monsoon Wedding’ musical; and a contemporary Art Qatar Exhibition depicting the Middle-Eastern country’s social and urban transformation.

His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive said, “We are delighted to be the Official Airline Partner of the Qatar-India Year of Culture 2019, taking place in both Qatar and India. As an airline, we believe that culture is a universal connector that brings people together, and this year-long event will enable both societies to share a mutual path of understanding and appreciation of each other.

“As the Official Airline Partner, Qatar Airways also looks forward to being the bridge between both countries by bringing more travellers from India to Doha, so that they can experience Qatar’s incredible hospitality and cultural heritage throughout the year.”

Currently, Qatar Airways 102 weekly flights between Qatar and 13 Indian destinations including Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Goa, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Kozhikode, Mumbai, Nagpur and Thiruvananthapuram.

Jessica Goel