The Qatar Arabic Language Center is a project of the Office of Knowledge and Innovation of the Qatar-Russian Center for Cooperation. The center will become a point of attraction for everyone interested in culture, traditions and modern processes in the Arab region, and in Qatar in particular. The Center will host lectures and master classes, and is preparing to launch a debate club and calligraphy classes. The program was developed jointly with Qatar University and Hamad bin Khalifa University.

The opening ceremony of the Center joined by guests from the Embassy of the State of Qatar, partners, friends and first students of the Center took place on April 1, 2021. The guests enjoyed performances and lectures from teachers of the language center, a master class in Arabic calligraphy and, of course, traditional Arabic coffee and treats.

The event was opened by His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed bin Nasser Al Thani, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Qatar to the Russian Federation:

“Acquaintance with the Arabic language allows to better understand the culture of our country and the surrounding region, and, as a result, deepen Russia’s historically active relations with the Arab world, which opens up numerous opportunities for interaction, said the Ambassador. – Language learning as the most important component of culture is always a step towards more close cooperation between countries, a way to deepen our understanding in business, politics, and society. The opportunity for Russians to study Arabic in Russia at the Qatar-Russian Language Center, as well as in Doha, at the University of Qatar, erases distances, opens borders, and provides huge potential. It will be further expanded by additional educational projects planned by the Center, concluded HE Ahmed Nasser Jassim Al-Thani.

“We are deeply grateful to the Embassy of the State of Qatar in Russia for their constant support and assistance. The Qatar Arabic Language Center will become a new bridge for promoting the in-depth development of cultural exchange and humanitarian cooperation between Russia and Qatar, strengthening mutual understanding between the two countries. The opening of the Center fully reflects the high level of Russian-Qatari relations, all-round partnership and strategic interaction,” joins Diana Charmadova, CEO of the Qatari-Russian Center for Cooperation.

The Arabic language is one of the five most popular languages in the world, spoken by over 200 million people. It is the official language of a number of international organizations such as the UN and the League of Arab States.