Doha, January 19 (QNA) - The Cultural Village Foundation (Katara) launched Thursday on the southern side of Katara the 7th edition of the Mahaseel Festival, which runs through Jan. 28, in collaboration with the Ministry of Municipality and the Qatari farmers forum.
Director of Human Resources Department at Katara Saif Saad Al Dosari, who opened the festival, hailed the festival as an important annual occasion for shopping for Katara visitors.
Al Dosari added that this seventh edition of the festival proved its success in achieving the goals for which it was established, particularly spreading the culture of consuming local agricultural and industrial products, which has achieved great development over the years. He highlighted the festival's high-quality products and multiple choices, which made it attract shoppers.
Director of Agricultural Affairs Department at the Ministry of Municipality, Youssef Khaled Al Khulaifi, said that the festival is being held in cooperation between (Katara) and the Ministry, which is keen on participation and coordination between the two sides, and because of the importance that Katara represents as a tourist and entertainment destination that attracts visitors from different nationalities.
He noted that all of this contributed to enhancing the role of the festival as a unique destination for displaying national products of various varieties.
The 7th edition of the festival shows the development of the agricultural product at the level of quantity and quality, in addition to being an opportunity for citizens and residents to learn about the diversity of the local product, Al Khulaifi added.
Chairman of Mahaseel organizing committee Salman Al Nuaimi said that this edition brought together 28 local farms and eight plant nurseries, in addition to poultry, meat and dairy companies.
The festival will continue from 9 am to 9 pm until Jan. 28, while the Mahaseel market will continue after that on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays of each week until mid-April, he added.
He highlighted this edition's accompanying activities of art workshops and various activities, providing a beautiful opportunity for the family to shop and spend enjoyable times.
The opening of the festival was attended by a number of Qatari farm owners and representatives of the participating national companies, Al Nuaimi said. (QNA)
19 January 2023
Katara Launches Mahaseel Festival 7th Edition