Special Issue of World Heritage magazine dedicated to Qatar
At the occasion of the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee, held from 15 to 25 June 2014 in Doha (Qatar), a special issue of World Heritage is dedicated to Al Zubarah Archaeological Site, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2013, which flourished as a pearling and trading centre in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, and offers outstanding testimony to an urban trading and pearl-diving tradition. The Old Palace in Doha, the rock carvings of Qatar and Khor Al-Adaid Nature Reserve are also among the articles featuring Qatari heritage.
A message from UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova and an interview with H.E. Sheika Al Mayassa Bint Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Chair of Qatar Museums Authority and Chair of the World Heritage Committee, are also featured.