Festivals

International Art Festival

 This annual festival is the brain child of the Ministry of Culture. It lasts one whole month and includes a number of performances centered on dance, song, orchestras, opera, magic shows and other theatrical performances. The purpose is to promote both traditional Chinese culture as well as the culture of other countries.

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Prophet Muhammad's Birthday
Kuda Eid/Eid ul Fitr
Ramadan
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Heritage House Museum

Heritage House Museum

Doha, Qatar

This museum is located in a building dating back to the 1930s. It showcases the ethnography of Qatar. The architectural style definitely invokes nostalgia for the old Doha. The stone tower was a feature common to structures in the gulf region since they kept buildings ventilated and cool even in soaring temperatures. Even the exhibits harken back to a time now lost.  Most of the pieces showca...

Soneva Gili Resort

Soneva Gili Resort

Maldives, Maldives

Soneva Gili & Spa is a one of a kind resort, describing it would be like describing a painting. The whole resort is set on turquoise blue water, consisting only of water villas, on the private tropical island of Lankanfushi. This island is located in Male' Atoll, which is one of 19 atolls that stretch over 800 kilometres through the Indian Ocean. Soneva Gili is only 20 minutes away by boat from Ma...

Iranian Photographer’s Centre

Iranian Photographer’s Centre

Tehran, Iran

shows an interesting slice of Persian art and is a good place to meet Iranian photographers. The gallery is beautifully displayed and there is an adjoining shop which sells photographic equipment. Telephone: 8889 5054 ...

Oriental Institute Museum

Oriental Institute Museum

Chicago, United States

The orient generally refers to East Asia, but the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute is dedicated to the Middle East.  It is one of the world's premier research institutions  regarding the region's archaeology and history.  The Institute was founded in 1919, and the art deco building it's housed in was completed in 1930.  The collection is largely due to the efforts of ...