On the 18th of December, Qatar will commemorate its unification in 1878. Qatar National Day is celebrated every year with various traditional activities and costume displays, military parade, fireworks and Qatari flag displays all over the country.
As announced by the National Day Committee, the slogan this year is a poetic verse by QND Founder Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed bin Thani – ‘As long as it was proven by our deeds’.
DARB AL SAAI
Organised by the National Day Committee, the ‘Darb Al Saai’ festival tent will once again house memorabilia to commemorate this historical event. The venue offers activities and entertainment to engage the entire family – from traditional villages to parlour games.
Date: 12–20 December
Timings: 9 am to 1 pm, and 3:30 pm to 10 pm
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HBKU Qatar National Day Participation at Darb Al Saai
Various HBKU entities will be showcasing their work at the Qatar Foundation set up at Darb Al-Saai this year, as part of ongoing Qatar National Day celebrations.
The College of Science and Engineering, College of Health and Life Sciences, Qatar Environment and Energy Research Institute, Qatar Biomedical Research Institute, Qatar Computing Research Institute, and HBKU Press will be taking part in the activities.
Representatives from the various entities will be present to attend to visitors.
The event will be conducted in English and Arabic.
Police College Attempts to Break the Guinness Book of World Records
The Police College will participate in the events of Darb Al-Saai in celebration of the Qatar National Day 2018, highlighting a number of new activities, in cooperation with the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy. One of the main activities would be the attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records by creating a football model that symbolises the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Click here to read more
Qatar National Day Celebrations at Katara Cultural Village
Katara Cultural Village has lined up nine-day festivities to mark the Qatar National Day from 11 to 19 December from 4 pm to 11 pm.
A major highlight of the celebrations is an opera titled “Citizens and expats- we are one,” to be staged on December 17 and December 19. There will be two shows on both days at 7 pm and 9 pm.
There will be more than 45 events and activities over the nine days, including fireworks, opera, musical shows, parachuting, drone shows, cultural shows and other fun-filled activities.
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- A week-long of celebrations at 4 pm on 13–18 December
- QND Flag Relay, Grand Finale at Aspire Zone, 13 December at 7 pm
- Aspire Academy’s Ardha, 16 December, 9 am–11 am
For the Love of Qatar Poetry Night at QNL
Celebrated Qatari poets will take part in a poetry night at Qatar National Library on 15 December, and recite verses in two common traditions, Faseeh and Nabaţi. The event will commence at 5:30 pm at the Library’s Special Events Area. To learn more, visit the QNL website
Qatar Cricket Association to Celebrate Qatar National Day with Asian Stars T20 Match
The Qatar Cricket Association and the Ministry of Interior have teamed up to mount a memorable celebration of the Qatar National Day at the Asian Town Cricket Stadium on 18 December at 2 pm. QCA, with the support of the Qatar Olympic Committee, will host a Twenty20 cricket match between Asian stars and Qatar national team players.
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