As QNB Group expands its presence in the international arena it is committed to helping elevate global understanding of the Arab world and its culture. Since 2000, the Bank has supported a range of activities that promote the Arab culture and way of life. By sharing the views and values of the Qatari people with expatriate audiences within and outside of Qatar, QNB Group contributes to bridging cultural understanding that promotes a peaceful co-existence which supports prosperity for all.
On the home front, QNB Group has supported festivities that celebrate the cultural richness of numerous countries, to promote international dialogue and understanding. It has also provided support to local organisations that encourage local participation in the arts, including the Qatar Fine Arts Society and the Social Development Centre which helps promote traditional arts.
QNB Group is a major patron of equestrian events and understands that the support of national institutions is fundamental to promoting events such as this for the enjoyment of the entire community. The Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club each year hosts the QNB Cup, a pure Arabian stakes classic featuring some of the top purebred Arabian horses today. Horse racing festivals are among the most important events in the country and the region. Qatar’s purebred horses are among the best in their class and vie for honors with the top horses and stables of the region. Their pedigree also attracts a very large and important group of enthusiasts to such events, further enhancing Qatar’s reputation for hosting a sport of this caliber.
QNB Group has also been the sponsor of the main event of the Annual Purebred Arabian Camel Race for the "Golden Sword of His Highness the Emir of the State of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, for Sheikhs and Tribesmen". The event is held at Al Shahaniya race track. Through its long-standing support for traditional camel races held in Doha, and more recently Syria’s prestigious Tadmur Camel Races, the Bank’s CSR activities have helped sustain proud Arab traditions, which are at the heart of its society.
Through its support of Garangao, a traditional event celebrated throughout the GCC during the Holy Month of Ramadan, QNB Group provides an opportunity for youngsters to take pride in their heritage. Garangao festivities help youngsters learn to value their roots and traditional heritage. It also fosters a strong sense of pride in the traditions that shaped them.
The Bank’s support of the conference is part of its long-term partnership with Qatar Foundation and bodies such as VCUQatar that together with other Education City institutions contribute to raising the quality of the national curricular programs and consequently support the steady materialisation of a comprehensive knowledge-based economy.