The Doha Prize is an annual all-Russian contest in the Arabic language, which takes place from November 11 to December 17 2020. The competition is organized by the Cultural Creative Agency and the school of Arabic language, Qatar Arabic Language Center (QALC), in the framework of the (no) borders concept.

The aim of the Arabic language contest is to strengthen Qatari-Russian relations, which are based on the mutual interest of both countries.

The contest welcomes Russian citizens aged from 18 to 35 who are currently studying the Arabic language individually or at university.

The contest includes three stages:

  • In the first stage the participants pass an online-test. Those of them who receive the highest score will be invited to take part in the second stage of the competition. The first stage will last until December 1 2020
  • The second stage will include individual online-interviews with experts. The results will be announced on December 10 2020.
  • In the third stage, a jury of specialists from Qatar University will assess the verbal language skills of the finalists. The awards ceremony will take place on December 17 2020.

All stages of the competition will be held online. Registration is open at

Seven winners will share the prize. All the finalists will be awarded a one-year scholarship to study Arabic at Qatar University (Doha, Qatar).