Many Qatari organisations have their offices in Katara. These include the Qatari Society for Engineers, Qatar Fine Arts Society, Visual Art Centre, Qatar Photographic Society, Childhood Cultural Centre, Theatre Society and Qatar Music Academy. The QMA manages the QMA Gallery, a public art venue in the village. The buildings and facilities at Katara were deliberately arranged in order to reflect the country's cultural and architectural heritage.
crossing is a causeway between 600 m and 1,300 m which will link Hamad International Airport with the district of Katara. It is set for completion by 2021. A project dubbed "Katara Plaza" was launched in April 2015. It will feature a number of retail outlets.
Katara has an open amphitheater, an opera house, a multi-purpose cinema, a multi-purpose conference hall, a beach, and a souq. A museum showcasing the country's maritime heritage was opened in November 2015. It is also site of AlBahie Auction House.
Katara hosts the following cultural organizations:
Al Gannas Association, an organization for hunting and falconry.
Al Bahie Auction House, dedicating to auctioning works of art.
Arab Postal Stamp Museum, a museum covering the postal history of 22 countries.
Bedaya Center, a career center dedicating to helping young Qataris find employment.
Brooq Magazine, a monthly cultural magazine established in 2003.
Doha Film Institute, a film production company that promotes local and regional filmmakers.
Forum of Arabic and International Relations, a cultural organization formed to promote intraregional relations and dialogue.
Katara Art Center, an art center founded in 2012.
Katara Art Studios, an organization that holds art workshops and organizes local art-related events.
Katara Beach Club, a sports and wellness club.
Katara Planetarium, a planetarium which has a capacity for 200 viewers and boasts a 22-meter display.
Poet Majles, a center dedicated to Arabic poetry.
Qatar Fine Arts Association, one the oldest artist societies in the country.
Qatar Music Academy, a government-sanctioned academy that trains students in music.
Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, an orchestra that performs both western and Arabic museum.
Visual Art Center, which showcases the work of local artists and holds educational workshops.
Youth Hobbies Center, a youth center that holds workshops on activities such as photography, stamp collecting, animation and video games.
Fath Al Kheir journey
Fath Al Kheir journey is a voyage organized by Katara management to promote Qatar's maritime heritage. The first voyage took place in the Persian Gulf from 22 November to 18 December, 2013. A second voyage was launched on 6 October, 2015. The ship was manned by 40 Qataris in traditional attire and sailed around the Arabian Sea, with the key destinations being Oman and India. The Indian ambassador to Qatar hailed it as a milestone in the countries' bilateral relations
A two-day discussion forum for the arts was inaugurated in Katara in 2014. An annual event, the forum features international and local researchers who deliver speeches on topics such as the history of Arab art and Arab art groups.
In October 2012, an event featuring Giuseppe Verdi's classic opera Aida was hosted in Katara's amphitheatre. It was the first opera to be held in Qatar. The Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra were featured in the opera, alongside at least 80 singers and 35 actors.