In line with its corporate social responsibility and proactive role in the community, Qatar Steel participated as a silver sponsor of Al-Khor Club’s Midar Maritime Festival, held from 2-3 May, 2014 at Al-Khor Port. The two day event was organized by the cultural and social committee at Al-Khor Sports Club and Ibrahim Bin Ali Centre for reviving of Qatar’s Heritage.
Qatar Steel’s support of the maritime festival emerges from its interest to take part in all social activities and functions that may contribute to the benefit of the local community. The festival aims at reviving Qatar’s past Heritage, familiarize young generations with the heritage of their fathers and grandfather in land and sea, link the Qatari youth with the local environment as well as giving the visitors insight into the country’s rich marine heritage.
The Festival’s program included fishing competitions. Eight teams participated and prizes were given to the winning teams who took the first three positions. Heritage and popular activities were displayed such as old handicrafts including dhow building, ‘gargoor’ making and knitting. A marine exhibition showed different kinds of fish from Qatar’s marine environment, in addition to many other various activities as well.
At the festival’s closing ceremony, and amid crowd of attendees, the sponsors and the supporting companies were honored.