Qatar UK 2013 celebrated the long-standing relationship between Qatar and the UK. The bilateral cultural exchange programme was an initiative of the Qatar Museums Authority, developed in partnership with the British Council, Qatar’s Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage, and the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

Its aim was to support existing partnerships and forge new ones in the arts, education, sport and science, while promoting an awareness and appreciation of each country’s culture, achievements and heritage.

The year-long cultural exchange programme helped to strengthen bilateral relations by creating lasting partnerships between institutions and individuals. Mutual recognition, understanding and appreciation of Qatari and British cultures were cultivated through over 80 entertaining and educational events throughout the year, taking place in both countries.