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Qatar Airways Host Of Qatari Night At World Economic Forum - Dead Sea

AMMAN, Jordan: Qatar Airways announced that it hosted a themed Qatari Night at the Marriott – Dead Sea Sunday night as part of summit celebrations welcoming World Economic Forum delegates.

The World Economic Form, which was held under the patronage of His Majesty King Abdulla II, was held in Jordan from May 15 – May 17, 2004.

The Qatari night, welcomed a multitude of business and political personalities who experienced what Qatar had to offer in terms of culture and heritage. The event was attended by Prime Minister of Jordan - Mr. Faisal Al-Fayez, the Minister of Economy and Trade - H.E. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Ahmed Al-Thani, the Qatari Ambassador to Jordan – H.E. Mr. Mana Al Hajiri, and the Jordanian Minister of Planning – Mr. Bassem Awadallah. Also in attendance was Qatar Airways’ Chief Executive Mr. Akbar Al Baker and Qatar Airways Regional Manager Amman Mr. Hilal Al Mohannadi and many other ministers, ambassadors, and foreign delegates.

The Forum operating under the theme “Facing the Real Challenges: Partnering for Change, Peace and Development”, served as a platform to implement policy reform, and examined how the Middle East was positioned in the global economy.

“Sunday evening offered delegates a synopsis of what Qatar has to offer, and I hope it enticed all who attended to visit Qatar in the future”, said Qatar Airways Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker

“Qatar Airways is proud to have sponsored this evening to showcase Qatar’s rich history and culture.

“I am especially pleased that the World Economic Forum has given Qatar Airways the opportunity to participate in what has been a successful event that will serve as a striking reminder of what my country has to offer,” added Mr. Al Baker.

As part of the celebrations, Qatar Airways organized a memorable evening where invited delegates had the opportunity to experience cultural elements of Qatar presented by the National Council for Culture, Arts & Heritage.

The delegates received a warm welcome from a folkloric Qatari band, and had the opportunity to visit a Bedouin tent that offered a variety of glimpses into Qatari cultural life. Among the participants of this cultural evening, were a henna lady, a traditional bread maker, and pearl diver, just to name a few. Guests also enjoyed an evening of traditional Qatari music and dance.

The Qatari Night hosted by Qatar Airways was held on May 16, 2004 from 8:30pm – 11:30pm at the Jordan Valley Marriott Resort and Spa.

Doha-based Qatar Airways will operate a fleet of 110 aircraft by 2013 – almost double the existing size. Qatar Airways has ordered 80 Airbus A350s, 60 Boeing 787s and 32 Boeing 777s, with deliveries of the latter having started in November 2007. The airline is a launch customer of the twin-deck Airbus A380 ‘super jumbos’ with five aircraft on order and scheduled for delivery from 2010. Qatar Airways moves to the New Doha International Airport in 2010, when the first phase of the new facility opens. For more information, visit www.ndiaproject.com

Qatar Airways is one of only six airlines in the world with a Five Star ranking for service and excellence awarded by Skytrax, the independent aviation industry monitoring agency. Skytrax also named Qatar Airways’ cabin crew as Best in the Middle East for the fifth year running in 2007 following a survey of more than 15 million passengers worldwide. For more information, log onto www.qatarairways.com


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