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DIBF remains true to its reflexive theme

The 31st Doha International Book Fair (DIBF), held last Saturday at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, is a groundbreaking and historic event with the participation of Gulf countries with a focus on supporting the GCC’s community of communities. It proved to be a great event. Surgery. Under the auspices of His Highness Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Altani, the 10-day event with the slogan “Knowledge is Light” will feature local, regional and internationally renowned writers and publishers from 37 countries around the world. Featured on the literary works of. DIBF 2022 was organized by the Qatar Cultural Heritage Event Center of the Ministry of Culture.
Dr. Saad bin Mohamed al-Zughaibi, Director of Culture, Tourism and Ancient Relics, Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), said that participation in DIBF 2022 was accompanied by the implementation of the Minister of Culture’s directives, cultural and scientific. GCC’s efforts in the field of research. It provides statistical data on the interests of the Gulf and the Gulf Joint Action, in addition to the Gulf Culture and the efforts under which the GCC was established.
Dr. Al Zugaibi praised the Ministry of Culture of Qatar for hosting the exhibition in the most professional way. The GCC Secretariat’s pavilion at the exhibition shed light on various areas, especially the Cultural Strategic Plans of GCC Countries 2020-2030 approved by the leaders. The Pavilion also focused on the Gulf Health Council in the light of the current situation through community books and awareness posters.
Nourabint Yousef al-Balushi of the Oman Pavilion states that Oman’s participation in DIBF 2022, represented by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Youth and the Ministry of Information, aims to promote Gulf, Arab and international cultural communication. I did. It is in line with Oman Vision 2040 about introducing creative Omani citizens and their achievements in various forums. She describes DIBF 2022 as a gateway to the cultural world, and Qatar’s enthusiasm for holding exhibitions in the light of these exceptional circumstances related to Covid-19 considers the precautionary aspects. He said it reflects the importance of continuing cultural activities in a variety of situations. ..
Fadelhussein Ahmed, official of the Sharjah Book Authority’s pavilion, points out that DIBF 2022 is one of the most important exhibitions and is an authority to participate in various international cultural forums and book fairs, especially the Gulf. Emphasized the enthusiasm of. He said that participation in the Sharjah Book Authority is to promote the Sharjah Book Fair, get acquainted with Qatar publishers, invite participation in Sharjah exhibitions, attract new publishers, and even literary and cultural to the general public in Qatar. He added that it was intended to be an introduction. Sharjah and United Arab Emirates products in general, as well as cultural initiatives and awards offered by the Sharjah Book Authority.
Apart from the books, DIBF 2022 also hosted several sections that visitors could explore, such as the Children’s Creators Garden, Akkas Center, Youth Hobby Center, and Visual Arts Center. A series of seminars and lectures were also held at a fair with the United States as a guest as part of the 2021 Qatar-American Cultural Year. The organizers deserve special mention for their adherence to Covid-19’s precautionary and preventive compliance. protocol. The maximum number of visitors to the venue was 30%. Children under the age of 12 were not allowed for the first 5 days, after which they were allowed up to 15% of the total capacity. Given the success of DIBF 2022, the 2023 edition is now waiting.



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