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QATAR AIRWAYS CELEBRATES DANA AL FARDAN, THE OFFICIAL COMPOSER OF THE QATAR AIRWAYS GROUP

QATAR AIRWAYS CELEBRATES DANA AL FARDAN, THE OFFICIAL COMPOSER OF THE QATAR AIRWAYS GROUP

DOHA, Qatar – Qatar Airways today named artist Dana Al Fardan, globally renowned composer and artist, as the official composer for Qatar Airways Group. This recognition caps a series of highly successful engagements, including the composition and 2016 performance of The Beginning for Hamad International Airport, its official theme song.

More recently, Ms. Al Fardan’s original composition, Art of Flight, is prominently featured in the airline’s new television commercial featuring the innovative and game-changing Qsuite – Qatar Airways’ new Business Class product that allows passengers to customise their experience on board. Parties of four can create their own cabin-within-a-cabin by lowering privacy panels and joining their Qsuites together. This product also features the first-ever double bed option in Business Class, all of which combine to bring elements of First Class to Business Class.

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “Ms. Al  Fardan’s talent is well recognised around the world, and we at Qatar Airways are happy to provide another stage for her inspiring and beautiful music, and to pair it with our world-class service. At Qatar Airways, we look after the details in order to earn our best-in-class reputation.”

Ms. Al Fardan said, “I am honoured to partner with Qatar Airways to represent their brand musically. Travel, much like music, is experienced individually but enriched when shared with others. With Art of Flight, I was inspired by Qatar Airways’ ability to take the act of travel and make it personal and meaningful for every passenger, much like Qsuites can be personalised for couples or groups up to four people. With Hamad International, as the doorway to literally the whole world, I wanted to invoke the spirit of adventure and the promise of experiences that will make lifelong memories. There is very little about travel that isn’t inspiring.”

Salam Al Shawa, Qatar Airways Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications, said: “We would have chosen to partner with Dana Al Fardan regardless, but the fact that she is from Qatar and understands our culture and tradition, and the airline’s history of world-class hospitality, gave us another layer of connection. Dana has the unique ability to capture the excitement of travel in her music, and to evoke our favourite travel memories. We are blessed to work with her.”

Ms. Al Fardan is the founder and CEO of DNA Records, Qatar’s first recording company. Her first album, Paint, was released in 2013.

To hear HIA Theme “The Beginning”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXsA7iquEmo

About Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways, the national carrier of the State of Qatar, is proud to be Going Places Together with travellers across its more than 150 business and leisure destinations.

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways has been awarded World’s Best Airline, World's Best Business Class; Best Business Class Airline Lounge and Best Airline Staff Service in the Middle East by international air transport rating organisation Skytrax.

 

Qatar Airways was the first Gulf carrier to join global airline alliance, oneworld, enabling its passengers to benefit from more than 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries.

 

Oryx One, Qatar Airways’ in-flight entertainment system offers passengers up to 3,000 entertainment options from the latest blockbuster movies, TV box sets, music, games and much more. Passengers flying on Qatar Airways flights served by its B787, A350, A380, A319 and select A320 and A330 aircraft can also stay in touch with their friends and family around the world by using the award-winning airline’s on-board Wi-Fi and GSM service.

 

Qatar Airways proudly supports a range of exciting international and local initiatives dedicated to enriching the global community that it serves. Qatar Airways sponsors world-leading sports teams including FC Barcelona and Al-Ahli Saudi Arabia FC reflecting the values of sports as a means of bringing people together, something at the core of the airline’s own brand message – Going Places Together.

 

Qatar Airways Cargo, the world’s third largest international cargo carrier, serves more than 50 exclusive freighter destinations worldwide via its Doha hub and also delivers freight to more than 150 key business and leisure destinations globally

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