Posted on December 13, 2017

Commercial Bank, Qatar’s first private bank, has begun a host of Qatar National Day activities and promotions with a staff event honouring Qatari traditions and heritage at Commercial Bank Plaza in West Bay.

A stunning of replica Al Zubarah Fort, the UNESCO World Heritage listed site, has been constructed outside of Commercial Bank Plaza, with staff and the public treated to traditional Qatari cultural activities, together with unique classic cars in the nearby open area to reflect the national heritage. The interior of the Plaza lobby was decorated with Qatari flags and featured a Qatari majlis, plus a traditional coffee shop with Arabic sweets and coffee. The folkloric Arda dance greeted the arrival of Commercial Bank Board Members, who officially opened the day of celebrations by welcoming staff and guests to the National Day zone. Board Members viewed a play and traditional dancing performed by a visiting girls’ local school, before cutting a special National Day cake featuring the Tamim Al Majd image and the Qatar National day slogan.

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Seven Commercial Bank branches will feature a range of traditional activities such as henna, a falcon handler, and traditional food and sweets from 10 to 14 December for customers and guests to enjoy the festivities in comfort.On18 December, giveaways gifts will be provided for children in Commercial Bank’s mall branches.

His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Jabor Al Thani, Commercial Bank’s Chairman of the Board of Directors said: “Commercial Bank is very proud to be a local Qatari bank and Qatar National Day holds great significance to us an organization due our longstanding and deep roots with Qatar going back over 40 years. We take the time on National Day to express our pride in being Qatari, unity with the Qatari community, and renew our commitment to Qatar’s all-round national development in economic, social and human terms as one of Qatar’s leading private sector companies and employers.”

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Mr. Hussain Al Fardan, Commercial Bank Vice Chairman said: “The focus for our National Day activities is Qatar’s rich cultural heritage as it is important to maintain Qatari traditions and a link to the past, whilst at the same time we celebrate the tremendous progress Qatar has achieved as a nation, and we look forward to a bright and prosperous future under the wise leadership of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.”

Mr. Omar Hussain Al Fardan, Commercial Bank Managing Director said: “Qatar National Day is a glorious day in our nation’s history and great occasion to celebrate and strengthen national unity.” Commercial Bank Group CEO Joseph Abraham said: “Commercial Bank has always played a central role in supporting Qatar’s economy and we work hard to strengthen our nation’s sustainable and prosperous economy for many National Days to come in the future.”