Meeting Place

The 38th session of the World Heritage Committee (15 - 25 June, 2014) will be held at the Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha, State of Qatar. For further information please call the following number: +974 4470 7001 or consult the following link: www.qatarconvention.com

QNCC is a member of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (Qatar Foundation). It aims to support Qatar on its journey from a carbon-based economy to a knowledge-based economy by unlocking human potential. It was established in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Emir. His wife, Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, is Qatar Foundation’s chairperson and driving force.

QNCC is located on Qatar Foundation’s 2,500-acre campus, which hosts faculties from world-renowned universities such as Weill Cornell, Texas A&M, and Georgetown, as well as home-grown centres such as Sidra Medical and Research Centre, Qatar Science & Technology Park, and Al Jazeera Children’s Channel.

How to get there

The QNCC takes approximately 40 minutes by car from Doha International Airport. A comfortable shuttle service will be provided for participants, between hotels (recommended in Annex 1 and Annex 2 only) and the meeting place, several times per day. Taxis can be ordered at any time from the hotel reception.

Local Transportation and Transfers to the Meeting Place

Hotels in Annex 1 are located approximately 20 – 30 minutes away from the QNCC Convention Centre. Hotels in Annex 2 are located approximately 30 – 40 minutes away from the QNCC.

Bus shuttle services will ensure the daily transportation of participants between the QNCC and the recommended hotels (in Annex 1 and 2 only).

You may also book taxi services, limousines or car rental services should you wish to do so.

 

Area of Participants

A room equipped with computers, Internet access and printers will be available for delegates at the QNCC. Technicians will be available to assist participants at all times. Documents relating to the 38th session will be available for each delegation, as well as a memory stick containing all the relevant documents for the session. All other documents will also be made available online.

Coffee Breaks

During the 38th session, the organisers will offer coffee breaks to the participants outside the main meeting room area on a complimentary basis.

Programme

As a registered participant, you are cordially invited to attend the receptions and events that will be held during the 38th session of the World Heritage Committee. The programme will be made available on the website.

The opening ceremony of the 38th session will be held on 15 June 2014 at 7.00 pm at the QNCC theatre and will be followed by a reception. Formal dress is recommended for this event. The buses to the QNCC will leave the hotels in Annex 1 and Annex 2 at 5.45 pm and return to the hotels after the Event.

The closing ceremony of the 38th session will be held on 25 June 2014 at the Qatar National Convention Centre. It will begin at 6.00 pm and will be followed by a reception. Buses to the venue will leave the hotels in Annex 1 and Annex 2 in the accommodation section at 4.45 pm and return to the hotels after the Event.