The FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM: A confluence, not a clash of cultures was the topic of the fifth edition of Culture, a magazine published by the Katara Publishing House. With more than 400 pages devoted to information on Qatar’s history, culture, and creative events, the magazine bills itself as “Qatar’s first contemporary cultural guide.” It is available to the public without charge in Building 10 of the Katara Publishing House. At kataraph.com, there is also an online version accessible. Khalid Al Sayed, Editor-in-Chief of the magazine in his editorial titled “This World Cup has been more inclusive and conveys message of love and unity” said that: “Finally, the message of unity and love has won. In other words, the beautiful game of football has won.”
One of the cultural initiatives coming out of the Katara Cultural Village Foundation is the Katara Publishing House. It aspires to offer a regional and global platform for the creation of literature and culture. By publishing the works of talented authors, it also hopes to boost public interest in the Arabic novel, cultural studies, and research to advance knowledge and strengthen Arab and Islamic cultural identity and legacy.