U.S. Embassy in Qatar Kicks-Off 2019 Discover America Festival

October 23, 2019                                                                                                                                        

For Immediate Release

U.S. Embassy in Qatar Kicks-Off 2019 Discover America Festival

The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce the 2019 Discover America Festival, which brings the best of American innovation and culture to Qatar.  The Festival will feature a jam-packed week of events to explore American innovation, education, fashion, business, music, consumer products, food, and films.  All events are open to the public, and the U.S. Embassy will be hosting a variety of events throughout the week of October 23 – November 2, 2019.

After more than 45 years of friendship and partnership, relations between the United States and Qatar have never been stronger.  The U.S. continues to be Qatar’s largest trading partner and the largest source of foreign investment in Qatar.  Trade has increased by more than 17 percent in the first eight months of 2019 compared to 2018.  Nearly 40,000 Qataris and residents of Qatar visit the United States every year, 15,000 of them as students.  More than 100 U.S.-based companies are located in Qatar.

The U.S. Embassy invites you to discover American business, food, music, culture, and films during the week October 23-November 2.  Apparel Brand Group will run promotions on famous American brand names including Foot Locker, West Elm, Bath and Body Works, Pottery Barn, Pinkberry, Payless, and Shake Shack.  Lulu Hypermarket will feature special promotions on your favorite American products, as well as new lines that support a healthier lifestyle and foster environmental sustainability.  The Embassy will also have a booth at QITCOM to promote the Select USA Investment program and share information with entrepreneurs on investing in the U.S. as well as to highlighting the existing U.S.-Qatar partnership on smart cities and technology.

For film movie-goers, the U.S. Embassy in Qatar is partnering with the Doha Film Institute to present the “Cinema Under the Stars” series, every evening from October 23 – October 26.  Enjoy a line-up of four American films to entertain the whole family at the Museum of Islamic Art Park and enjoy the cooler evenings.  Screenings are free and will begin at 7:00 PM.

Come and experience American films and music and discover new opportunities to partner with American businesses in Qatar and abroad.  For the latest updated schedule of events and promotions for the 2019 Discover America Festival, visit our website: https://qa.usembassy.gov/daf2019/ .

And let others know how you are enjoying the special promotions by using #DiscoverAmericaWithUS; #USQatar and #DAWQatar2019 .

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