Doha: They are seventeen Qatari sailors, led by Al Nokhadha Muhammad Al Sada. They spread their sails to the wind, and launched the Fath Al Khair 5 cruise that links the past with the bright present.

Their journey, which lasts for a month and a half, set off on the fourth of last July from the port of Grand Hyper Marine in Malta, and will go through ports in Italy, France and Spain to introduce the authentic Qatari maritime heritage and promote the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and within the framework of Katara’s strategy of documenting the relationship of generations to their glorious past through sea voyages that were at the heart of the lives of parents and grandparents and their source of livelihood in the era of pearl diving.

Regarding this journey, General Manager of the Cultural Village Foundation (Katara), Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, said in a special statement to Qatar News Agency (QNA), that Fath Al Khair’s fifth journey achieved more than one goal. On the one hand, it conveyed the authentic Qatari maritime heritage and the life of its ancestors in the past, and on the other hand, it promoted the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in an exemplary way, noting that the current trip is an extension of the previous journeys.
Dr. Al Sulaiti pointed out that the Fath Al Khair journey has opened wider horizons since its launch in 2012, as it roamed at that time in the Gulf, and remained faithful to its role in linking the young generations of Qatar with their ancient past and glorious maritime heritage. It deepened the cultural ties that bind the Qatari people to brotherly and friendly peoples, based on the experience gained by Katara in running previous Fath Al Khair journeys.