Discover America Festival Connects Doha to American Culture, Food, Art & Education

Press Release

As Prepared                                                                                           October 30, 2017

For Immediate Release

Discover America Festival Connects Doha to American Culture, Food, Art & Education

DOHA:   The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that the Discover America Festival is underway in Doha with a variety of events, activities and special promotions that will take place throughout the city for the next three weeks.  The festival is in its third consecutive year, and with support from the U.S. Embassy’s many partners, the festival will showcase the United States’ contributions to commerce, food, art, culture, and education.

For those who love film and cinema, the U.S. Embassy has partnered with the Doha Film Institute for special screenings of American documentaries and animated films that touch upon themes such as resiliency, perseverance, and innovation.  Film screenings are free and open to the public and will begin at MIA Park at 7pm every night Nov. 1-4.  The U.S. Embassy, with support from the Qatar Financial Center, will also be conducting a business and investment seminar targeting business owners and entrepreneurs seeking to expand their markets in the United States and in Qatar (contact office.doha@trade.gov to register).  All students and their families are welcome to attend a U.S. university fair on Nov. 4, 6-9pm, at the Sheraton Hotel, where U.S. university representatives will be on hand to answer questions on admissions, academic programs, and campus life.

Experience the excitement of a live American band at the Mall of Qatar on Nov. 15 and taste the unique flavors of American cuisine in specially-crafted menus at five American hotels in Doha.  Enjoy special food promotions on U.S. products around town.  The American Chamber of Commerce is also hosting a special dinner to commemorate the American tradition of the annual Thanksgiving dinner, and to also provide cultural and educational context on its meaning and significance to many American communities.  For details and information regarding tickets please visit the American Chamber of Commerce events page.

The goal of the Discover America Festival is just that:  to encourage Qataris and members of Doha’s other local communities to experience American culture, art, and education, and discover new opportunities to partner with American businesses in Qatar and abroad.

For more information about Discover America Festival 2017, please visit [https://qa.usembassy.gov/our-relationship/discover-america-festival-2017/ ].

Find out what’s going on during the Discover America Festival and let others know how you’re enjoying the festival by using #DAinQatar and #USAinQatar in your tweets and Instagram posts.

Be sure to also follow the U.S. Embassy on Twitter @USEmbassyQatar and on Facebook for the latest updates on the festival.