Fire Station exhibition by Jawaher Al Mannai pays tribute to Qatar’s landscape

  • 10 months   ago
The Desert Ode - Fire Station exhibition Doha
Artworks explore symbolism of the desert palm tree and its symbolism.
In its continued mission to support aspiring and established artists, Qatar Museums is to unveil Jawaher Al Mannai’s The Desert Ode exhibition at the Fire Station: Artist in Residence on 9 December.
Al Mannai’s exhibition pays tribute to the palm tree and its symbolism. While taking part in the Fire Station International Exchange Program at the Cité Internationale des Arts from September to December 2019, she was overcome with nostalgia for Qatar and its desert landscape.
Saida Al Khulaifi, Senior Exhibition & Residence Program Coordinator at Fire Station, said: “We look forward to presenting Jawaher Al Mannai’s The Desert Ode exhibition – a collection of artworks that pay homage to Qatar’s desert landscape and, in particular, the palm tree and all that it has come to symbolise.”
Jawaher Al Mannai is a visual artist who experiments with different materials, mediums, and symbols to create abstract paintings.
The Desert Ode runs until 23 January 2021 at the Fire Station, Gallery 3. For more information and to book tickets, please visit:


The Fire Station Opening hours are: 9am - 7pm, from Saturday through Thursday and 1:30 pm-7pm on Friday.

Qatar Museums has implemented protocols in accordance with recommendations from Qatar’s Health Protection & Communicable Disease Control Office of the Ministry of Public Health. In keeping with the guidelines set by the Ministry of Public Health, a limited number of visitors and staff will be allowed in The Fire Station at any given time. 
Upon arrival, visitors will be required to present a “green” health status on the Ehteraz virus-tracing app. Masks are required for all visitors (12 years of age and older). Each person will also be checked for a normal temperature reading at the entrance. Visitors who have a temperature or do not have a mask will not be allowed into the Fire Station.