Katara was the first and most ancient name designated for Qatar Peninsula in geographic and historical maps.
Katara is located between Doha's West Bay and The Pearl Qatar. It has been soft-opened in October 2010 during Doha Tribeca Film Festival, and TEDxDoha. Many Qatari organisations have their offices in Katara. These include the Qatari Society for Engineers, Qatar Fine Arts Society, Visual Art Centre, Qatar Photographic Society, Childhood Cultural Centre, Al Gannas Association, Arab Postal Stamp Museum, Theatre Society and Qatar Music Academy.
Keeping pace with the emerging global culture that emphasises the importance of diversity in human development, Katara Cultural Village is the largest and the most multidimensional cultural project of Qatar. It is a place where people come together to experience the cultures of the world. With beautiful theatres, concert halls, exhibition galleries and cutting-edge facilities, Katara aims to become a world leader for multi-cultural activities.
One of the most beautiful natural beaches of Qatar, Katara’s private beach spans over 1.5km. Beach goers have a choice between enjoying a relaxed beach experience and diving into the fun with a great variety of adrenaline-boosting beach activities.