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The US Embassy in Qatar yesterday kicked off the 2019 Discover America Festival, which brings the best of American innovation and culture to Qatar.  

Running until November 2, the Festival features events which are open to the public and explore American innovation, education, fashion, business, music, consumer products, food, and films.  

During the festival, Al-Shaya Group offers promotions on famous American brand names including Foot Locker, West Elm, Bath and Body Works, Pottery Barn, Pinkberry, Payless, Shake Shack, and Texas Roadhouse.  Lulu Hypermarket also has special promotions on favorite American products, as well as new lines that support a healthier lifestyle and foster environmental sustainability.  

The Embassy also has a booth at QITCOM to promote the Select USA Investment program and share information with entrepreneurs on investing in the US as well as to highlighting the existing US-Qatar partnership on smart cities and technology. 

For film movie-goers, the US Embassy has partnered with the Doha Film Institute to present the “Cinema Under the Stars” series, every evening from yesterday until Saturday in which the entire family can enjoy watching a line-up of four American films at the Museum of Islamic Art Park in the cooler evenings.  Screenings are free and begin at 7pm.  

After more than 45 years of friendship and partnership, relations between the United States and Qatar have never been stronger.  The US continues to be Qatar’s largest trading partner and the largest source of foreign investment in Qatar.  Trade has increased by more than 17 percent in the first eight months of 2019 compared to 2018.  Nearly 40,000 Qataris and residents of Qatar visit the United States every year, 15,000 of them as students.  More than 100 US-based companies are located in Qatar.  

For the latest updated schedule of events and promotions for the 2019 visit Discover America Festival website.

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