DOHA: Porsche Club Qatar (PCQ) wrapped up last week its Tour of Germany, an initiative organized on the sidelines of the Qatar Germany 2017 Year of Culture. The one-week tour was organized in collaboration with Qatar Museums and the Qatari Embassy in Berlin, with the support of the German Embassy in Doha.
PCQ Tour of Germany invited club members and social media influencers on a custom-made trip to Germany to explore the country’s most famous cultural landmarks and attractions, helping to promote cultural awareness and exchange between the two countries.
The participants’ first stop was Berlin, where the embassy arranged for an exciting tour in this fascinating historical city. The full-day tour ended with a visit to the Embassy of Qatar in Germany. Club members were received warmly by HE Sheikh Saud Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, the Ambassador of Qatar to Germany, who noted that such initiatives by Qatar’s youth are a welcome indication of the generation’s commitment to cultural engagement and growth. “I am very happy to have met such a dedicated group. It’s fulfilling to see the Year of Culture being embraced by a community of leaders such as the members of PCQ. This demonstrates to the world how the Qatari people are engaged and committed to support national cultural endeavors. I look forward to witnessing similar activities,” said the Ambassador.
The tour participants drove Porsche Sport Cars featuring logos of Qatari entities, which supported the mission of the tour, including: Ooredoo, Qatar Insurance Company and Gulf Warehousing Company. Throughout five days, PCQ members travelled across Germany’s picturesque countryside, interacting with thousands of followers from all over the world on social media. Khaled Al-Remithi, PCQ President said: “The tour is one part of a bigger plan we have set for the new season reflecting our commitment towards creating and fostering national awareness and cultural campaigns.”
He clarified that being part of the wider Porsche Club Worldwide network, PCQ’s purpose is to bring Porsche owners under one umbrella to celebrate uniqueness, innovation and commitment towards the community. “We are committed as members to identify and support strategic initiatives that can enhance our societies. Therefore, we have laid out plans for hosting a large-scale festival during the winter season to bring the Porsche Clubs members from all over the world to Qatar. The project is currently in the preparatory phase, and we are reaching out to all relevant government authorities for strategic cooperation,” added Al Remithi.
The Qatar Germany 2017 Year of Culture is initiated by Qatar Museums and the German Federal Foreign Office and organized in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region, the German Embassy Doha and the Embassy of Qatar in Germany. The initiative aims to strengthen existing ties between both countries through mutual exchange of arts, culture, and sport, and to promote dialogue, mutual understanding, recognition and appreciation between the two countries. From his side, HE Mr Hans-Udo Muzel, Ambassador of Germany to Qatar said: “The Qatar Germany 2017 Year of Culture is a unique approach to building bridges and synergies. Ties between our two nations are strong on various levels and such initiatives promote the values we all believe in, such as tolerance and understanding. We are delighted to help PCQ to conduct such a tour and we will continue to extend our support to such programs.”
Mohammed Al Othman, Public and International Relations Director at Qatar Museums said: “The Years of Culture initiative seeks to inspire people from each country to explore and dive into a new culture through unique experiences. I hope that more organisations follow suit and get inspired by PCQ’s Tour of Germany road trip, which introduced the people of Qatar and the people of Germany to each other’s cultures in such an engaging way.”