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Family and Community in Qatar: The Fereej

Using Qatar as an example, this short video depicts the importance of family in Arab World..

Family is an integral component, and arguably the most fundamental institution, of Arab societies. In Arab culture, the concept of family extends beyond the traditional nuclear unit and includes multiple generations and relatives who live in close proximity to one another, gathering frequently for meals and celebrations. Derived from this notion, a sense of kinship pervades Arab society as different family groups come together and develop close friendships and ties, supporting one another to build a unified community. To get a glimpse into how one Arab nation is influenced by this sense of family and kinship, check out the video, “Family and Community in Qatar: The Fereej”.

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