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The 2010 Arab Capital of Culture was chosen to be Doha, Qatar.[1] The Arab Capital of Culture is an initiative undertaken by UNESCO,[2] under the Cultural Capitals Program to promote and celebrate Arab culture and encourage cooperation in the Arab region. The Qatari government has begun preparations in many different fields including a US $82 million Cultural Village.[3][4]

2010 Arab Capital of Culture
Location(s)Qatar Doha


  1. ^ Misha, Felix (7 November 2009). "Doha makes the running". The Sunday Times.
  2. ^ Herbert, Ian; Nicole Leclercq; International Theatre Institute (2003). The World of Theatre: An Account of the World's Theatre Seasons 1999-2000, 2000-2001 and 2001-2002. Routledge. p. 225. ISBN 0-415-30621-3.
  3. ^ "QATAR: Doha gladly takes on responsibility as 2010 Arab Capital of Culture". ITN. 8 February 2010.
  4. ^ Oakley, Louise (26 August 2009), Qatar's riches,


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