The Cultural Village Foundation (Katara) launched the book entitled : "Traditional Dhow Fatah al Khair Voyage to the Gulf Ports- noble meanings) that coincides with start of the fourth edition of Senyar Championship for fishing and pearl diving, started few days ago at Katara.
This was given on Thursday during a press conference attended by Director General of Cultural Village Foundation (Katara), Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim al Sulaiti, along with Ahmed Yousef Al Khulaifi, the president of board of directors of Qatar Society of photography and Dr. Nadia Al-Mudahka, Director of Research and Studies in Katara.
The journey of Fath Al Khair to five ports of the Gulf States of; Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates, was launched under the auspices of HH father Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. The trip was documented in the "Great Meanings" exhibition by the Qatari photographer artist Ahmed Yousef Al-Khulaifi, the president of board of directors of Qatar Society of photography.
Addressing the media persons, Director General of Cultural Village Foundation (Katara), Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim al Sulaiti said. "We are really pleased to meet in this precious occasion, as we issue the book of Traditional Dhow (Great Meaning Fatah al Khaier Voyage to the Gulf Ports), that falls on the occasion of launching the fourth Senyar championship for fishing and Pearl diving. This important documentary book is sought to depict and revive the historical voyage of Fath al Khier dhow through words and photographs".
As the images have deep impact to memorize the event and its strong ability to consolidate it in minds and its potentials to transform moments to beautiful human arts.
For his part, Ahmed Yousef Al Khulaifi, the president of board of directors of Qatar Society of photography, shed light on the difficult time they had endured during the voyage. He said: "At one night of the Voyage, the ships master ordered everyone not to light up any kind of lamps including the phone, because the crew has to see all the light in the sea even if it was small to avoid collusion, except the green and red lighting".