Culture & Religion

Qatar National Day 2019 Celebrations

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Qatar National Day is celebrated every year on 18 December to commemorate the country’s unification in 1878. Various traditional activities and costume displays, military parade, fireworks and Qatari flag displays, are observed all over the country.

As announced by the organising committee, the slogan this year is Al Maali Kaydah, which means ‘the path of excellence is difficult’.

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Aspire Zone Foundation

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Aspire Zone Foundation is hosting a series of exciting events at Aspire Park from 12 to 18 December to mark this year’s Qatar National Day.

The activities feature collaboration with a number of organisations and are all designed to accommodate the local community. There will be cultural celebrations courtesy of the Ministry of Admirative Development Labour and Social Affairs; the Sports Police Federation will have a ‘Military Iron Man’ competition and a military obstacle and shooting competitions; there will be a military parade by the National Service Academy; while the Girls Creativity Center will have an Art Celebration. The Qatar Air Sport Committee will have an Air Show and Parachuting and Activities for kids.

For more information about the different activities in Aspire, visit aspirezone.qa.


Darb Al Saai 2019

A major attraction during the Qatar National Day celebrations, with events and activities for everyone, open from 12 until 20 December, at the Darb Al Saai grounds in Al Saad.

Katara Cultural Village

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Cultural Village Foundation – Katara is holding a series of activities to celebrate Qatar National Day on 18 December, including various shows, operettas, exhibitions, drone and fireworks showcase. These are in cooperation with various ministries, and government/private entities.

Timings: 18 – 19 December / 3 pm to 10 pm

Events/Highlights

  • Qatar national dance Ardha at the Katara waterfront
  • Loyalty Book of the National Day,  on display for seven consecutive years
  • Qadimek Nadimak 
  • ‘This is Qatar’ operetta directed by Nasser Abdul-Reda
  • Fireworks and drones display, at the amphitheatre
  • Astronomy shows, workshops at Al Thuraya Planetarium
  • Show of Paramotor and parachute fireworks
  • Military parade
  • Air Ambulance display
  • Classic Cars display
  • Arabic language workshop for children by Ktateeb Company

The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy is showcasing Qatar as the world’s sports destination with a folklore show participated by 15 international communities. The entire Cultural Village are also decked up in national colours and lights.


Ministry of Interior

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 3 pm – 9 pm

Venues: 1) Wakra Sports Club 2) Barwa Al Baraha 3) Asian Town, 4) Cricket Stadium, 5) Lusail Sports Arena 6) Barwa Workers Recreation Complex  – Al Khor 7) Barwa Village in Mukainis 8) Shahhaniyya Industrial Area 9) Sri Lankan School and 10) Doha Stadium.

Activities:

  • Cultural performances by Indian, Bangladeshi, Nepalese, Sri Lankan, Pakistani and Indonesian Communities
  • Musical performance by the famous Asian orchestra
  • Safety and Security awareness programmes by the Ministry of interior and Ministry of Labour

Free entry


Mirqab Mall

Mirqab Mall National Day events

Celebrate Qatar’s most momentous occasion at Mirqab Mall. From the 13 to 18 December, enjoy a variety of wonderful, free family activities:

  • Build The Qatari Flag / 4 pm to 8 pm
  • Traditional Qatari Majlis / 3 pm to 9 pm
  • Complimentary Traditional Henna / 3 pm to 9 pm
  • Stilt Walker Parade / 6 pm to 7 pm
  • Falcons in the Mall / 6 pm to 8 pm

National Cruise 

Celebrate Qatar National Day on 18 December 2019 with a special two–hour trip with National Cruise.

Book your trip now!
+974 6600 0926, +974 5000 8820

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Qatar Balloon Festival 2019

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Qatar Balloon Festival is the country’s first 12-day festival of Hot Air Balloons, where 30 balloons will be gathering from around the world. The event will be held at Aspire Park.

18 December

6:15 am Balloon Launch
2 pm Balloon Activity
6:30 pm Nightglow
8:30 pm Festival Day Closes

Get the full schedule here


Jaidah Automotive – Chevrolet

Start the Qatar National Day Celebration with Chevrolet Year-End Sales Event. Visit your nearest Chevrolet showroom. 8000 100, chevroletqatar.com


Skyline Automotive – Hyundai

Celebrate Qatar National Day with The Hyundai Annual Sales event. To discover more visit their showrooms. 8000 231, hyundai.com.qa

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Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Doha

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Come together and celebrate the pride of Qatar National Day while enjoying a true epicurean culinary experience at Al Messila Resort & Spa. Treat your family and friends to an elaborated lunch displayed in our lush gardens, carefully crafted by our Michelin-starred chefs. To delight and content different indulgent palates, guests will be able to savour local and international specialities: from baby lamb ouzi, Turkish Manakish and pide with kebabs prepared on the outside grill, to Indian biryani, tandoori tikkas, selection of Italian pastas and Nordic delicacies, all immersed in the only botanical oasis in Doha. Starting from QAR325 per person, food only.

When: 18 December, from 12 pm onwards

Stay Package Celebrate the pride of Qatar National Day as you escape to Al Messila Resort & Spa, the authentic botanical oasis of Doha. Stay for a minimum of 2 nights, and let us welcome you to an exquisite getaway infused with true Arabian hospitality. For your first evening, indulge in Epicurean discoveries of North-Italian cuisine endorsed by Michelin-starred Chef Stefano Ciotti at Veritas, while the second day enjoy an elaborated lunch displayed in our lush gardens, carefully crafted by our award-winning chefs: from baby lamb ouzi, Turkish Manakish and pide with kebabs prepared on the outside grill, to Indian biryani, tandoori tikkas, selection of Italian pasta and Nordic delicacies. For ladies only, one-hour pamper at the Wellness Retreat during the stay. Our lavish Epicurean Breakfast served in the delightful Deli Kitchen will be the perfect ending to a blissful weekend. Starting from QAR1,650 per room per night.

A Special Celebration at The Little Explorers Kids Club A special day of celebrations fun-filled with joy and laughter awaits little guests at Al Messila! Throughout Qatar National Day, our Little Explorers Club will host a series of thoughtfully curated activities:

10 am – National Day Bracelet Making
11 am – Qatar Flag Cookie Decoration
Noon – Afternoon Movie
2 pm – Sand and Glitter Art
3 pm – National Day Scavenger Hunt
4 pm – Archery Tournament
5 pm – Qatar National Day Kids Disco
7 pm – I Love Qatar Face Painting

For kids from 4 to 12 years old.

Price: Starting from QAR80 per kid

+974 4445 0000, almessiladoha.com


Alwadi Hotel Doha MGallery Hotel Collection

Helping guests celebrate Qatar’s National Day Alwadi Hotel Doha MGallery Hotel Collection launches an excellent offer open for direct bookings only between 15–20 December. The celebration room rate starts at QAR700 per night for double occupancy plus a child under 10 years, comes with complimentary breakfast for two, a QAR250 spa voucher per room per night which covers a one-hour massage to be taken during the stay. An extra bed can be provided for just QAR150 per night for larger families.

Non-Qatari guests will also get a 20% extra discount on SPA retail products and on all outlets while Qatari nationals will qualify for 40% off all spa and F&B offerings upon presentation of QID.

The hotel has also paid particular attention to promotions with a distinct local flavour and is offering a traditionally inspired menu based on the freshest local produce in Sofra, while Le Colonial and O’Glacée are running special National Hours in celebration of Qatar National Day on 18 December.

For more information and reservations: call 4009 9999.


City Centre Rotana Doha

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National Day Lunch Enjoy relaxed National Day Lunch: choose your items in the live cooking station, sample Arabic and Qatari cuisine in the modern setting of Olive Oil.

Price: QAR119 per person
When: Wednesday, 18 December, 12:30 pm–3 pm
Where: Olive Oil

For more information and reservations:+974 4445 8888 or [email protected]

National Day Room Offer Book your well deserved stay now and enjoy a buffet breakfast at Olive Oil and have lunch or dinner at Teatro. With 20% off on food and beverages including room service and 20% off at Bodylines AND a late checkout until 4 pm!

Book today: http://roho.it/vegsk | +974 4445 8888 | [email protected]

*Subject to availability. Package is available 16 – 21 December

Read more here


Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park

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On 18 December, Arabic coffee and dates will be served in the lobby. A special lunch buffet at Aramede featuring national dishes.

Price: QAR125 per person.

Call 4408 7788 for more information or reservations.


Crowne Plaza Doha West Bay

Nidaaya Doha Celebrate National Day with a traditional ambience only at Nidaaya!

Join us and indulge in the local flavours of our special upgraded lunch buffet available only on December 18.

National Day Buffet

Price: QAR145 per person. Vouchers accepted
Children below 6 years old eat for free. Children between 6 and 11 get 50% off the regular price.
When: 18 December, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Call +974 4019 8876/77, WhatsApp 3348 5456 for more information.


Dusit Doha Hotel

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With a room rate of just QAR1,812 per night, guests can choose between a Junior Suite with scenic West Bay views or a two or three-bedroom apartment all of which have open style kitchens and spacious living rooms.

Offered for up to two adults and three children, the package includes breakfast at Taste and dinner at Benjarong.

Parents can get a break from the kids with an inclusive 60 minutes couples massage at the hotel’s luxurious Devarana Spa which is set over the hotel’s entire 29th floor.

The hotel is offering pick-up and drop off services from addresses within Doha and late check-out until 6 pm.

Devarana Spa is inviting guests to celebrate from 18–20 December National Day weekend where guests receive a complimentary 30-minute cleansing and soothing milk and salt scrub when booking any 90-minute massage for QAR700.

National Day package is available from 18 December 2019–31 December 2020, though bookings must be made before 31 December 2019.

All packages are subject to room availability. Terms and conditions apply.

+974 4004 4444 Read more here


Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel & Villas

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Rejoice Qatar’s most momentous occasion at Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel & Villas to a sumptuously rich selection of Qatari flavours. Guests can sample an array of mouth-watering local delicacies and benefit from a 20% discount on food and beverage at all of our restaurants. In addition, experience the magnificent traditions of Qatar at our traditional tent setup comprising of a range of cultural activities including the customary Henna design and Qatari falconry.

20% discount on all food & beverage, excluding Monkey Tale

When: 18 December 9 am–12 am
Call 4448 1234 for more information.


Holiday Inn Doha – The Business Park

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On 18 December, Arabic coffee and dates will be served in the lobby. A special lunch buffet at Sirocco featuring national dishes.

Price: QAR125 per person
Where: Sirocco

For reservations or more information, call +974 4031 3333


JW Marriott Marquis City Center Doha

JW Marriott Marquis Helipad Qatar National Day 2019

Celebrate Qatar National Day With A View JW Marriott Marquis City Center Doha offers the best view of the air show and the fireworks on 18 December to celebrate Qatar National Day. A spectacular air show and fireworks will light up the sky while you are enjoying your food and drinks at the helipad located on the 48th floor. This memorable experience is available for two sessions, air show and fireworks QAR350 per person.

Air show, 3 pm – 5 pm
Fireworks session, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Helipad, Level 48

For reservations, please call +974 4429 5295 or follow them on @jwdoha


Marriott Marquis City Center Doha

National Day Afternoon Treat Celebrate the 48th Qatar National Day in style with a special Arabic afternoon tea, prepared lovingly by Executive Pastry Chef Giovanni Lurig. Each tantalising spread served at our West End Café & Patisserie offers customers an assortment of oriental sweets alongside their aromatic Arabic tea or coffee. What better way to soothe mind, body and soul in the midst of a national celebration.

Price: QAR48 per person
When: 11 – 18 December, 11 am – 11 pm
Where: West End Cafe, Lobby Level

National Day Traditional Menu Celebrate Qatar National Day in authentic style! Quick Bites has prepared two special Arabic menus, for breakfast and lunch. You’ll find our menu includes all-time Qatari favourite dishes such as Chicken Machboos with Spiced Oriental Rice and Nuts. There’s also a beautiful Tomato and Bell Pepper Shakshuka on the menu. Join us for a true taste of Qatar!

Price: QAR48 per person
When: 11 – 18 December, 6 am – 9 pm
Where: Quick Bites, Ground Level

For more information and reservations: +974 4419 5000 or visit marriottmarquisdohadining.com


Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort

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Come and join us for the Cake Cutting Ceremony for the most awaited event in the country. Enjoy our luscious Qatari-themed buffet with in-house amenities and giveaways you will surely love.

Price: For only QAR220 you get to enjoy all our facilities and access our beach and pools. Discounts for children available.
When: 18 December 2019

For more information, kindly Whatsapp us at 6681 1562
More details here


Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

Qatar National Day at Sheraton Grand Doha

This Qatar National Day, celebrate with us as we transform our majestic lobby into an oasis of breathtaking festivities. There is no better place to celebrate Qatar National Day than at the iconic landmark hotel of Qatar. Join us on 18 December 2019.

Brunch at Al Hubara Infused with culinary influences from around the world, we transform Al Hubara into a feast for the eyes as it is for the palate as we celebrate Qatar National Day.

Price: QAR350 per person including soft beverages / QAR500 per person including special beverages
When: 18 December, 12:30 pm – 4 pm
Where: Al Hubara

Brunch at La Veranda Join us at La Veranda for the National Day Brunch, which features Italian and Mediterranean spreads, a selection of antipasti, and a free flow of unique beverages. Enjoy our sumptuous grill stations with fresh fish, lobster and meats, and interactive cooking stations.

Price: QAR325 per person including soft beverages / QAR475 per person including special beverages
When: 18 December, 12:30 pm – 4 pm
Where: La Veranda

Seafood Feast at Al Hubara Enjoy an array of the finest international specialities and indulge in extensive seafood selection ranging from lobsters and tiger prawns to the freshest oysters and mussels.

Price: QAR350 per person including soft beverages
When: 18 December, 6 pm – 11 pm with live music entertainment
Where: Al Hubara

Dinner by the Sea at La Veranda Celebrate Qatar with an Italian feast set against a backdrop that offers vista views of the Doha skyline and the spectacular fireworks show that is sure to take your breath away.

Price: QAR375 per person including soft beverages
When: 18 December, 6 pm – 11 pm with live music entertainment
Where: La Veranda

BBQ Dinner at the Resort Beachside Our sumptuous seaside barbecue features the city’s best view of the spectacular fireworks display, a selection of the finest fare grilled to perfection and fresh local produce served on the picturesque shores of the Arabian Gulf. Undeniably a memorable setting to celebrate National Day.

Price: QAR375 per person including soft beverages / QAR475 per person including special beverages
When: 18 December, 6 pm – 10 pm
Where: Resort Beachside

For reservations, call 974 4485 3000 or email F&[email protected]


Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels

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Celebrate Qatar National Day with a spectacular view of the Corniche and fireworks.

Enjoy amazing dining options at Al Shurfa

Breakfast set menu QAR49 (7 am–11 am)
Lunch set menu QAR120 (12:30 pm–4:30 pm)
Dinner a la carte menu (4:30 pm onwards)

Call 4433 6666 for inquiries


The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

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Make the most of this special month and experience these incredible offers with your family and friends, featuring an Arabic feast on 18 December from 1 pm to 4 pm at The Lagoon, the all-day dining venue. Continuing the celebrations on Qatar National Day, guests will also enjoy special treatments at The Ritz-Carlton Spa. more here

For more information: 4484 8000


The St. Regis Doha

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An Exquisite Afternoon Tea at Sarab Lounge Celebrate Qatar’s 48th National Day with a luxurious decadent afternoon tea at Sarab Lounge. Indulge in a selection of beverages while savouring the exquisite selection of handcrafted creations served with freshly baked scones and clotted cream along with a variety of delightful goodies.

When: 1 – 18 December 2019, 2:30 pm – 8 pm
Where: Sarab Lounge

Bespoke Cakes Special occasions deserve special cakes. Order your beautifully designed and crafted National Day Cake now.

Price: QAR250 per kg. Minimum order 3kg
Additional charges apply for carving and detailed drawings. 72 hours advance ordering

Exquisite dining – a special lunch buffet On December 18, The St. Regis Doha’s culinary team will be celebrating National Day with a special lunch buffet at its all-day dining restaurant, Vine.

Enjoy a ‘taste’ of the Qatari cuisine with a huge selection of local and international delicacies, salads, mouthwatering desserts and a lot more.

When:18 December, 12:30 pm–4 pm

Stay Exquisite The St. Regis Doha is marking the 48th Qatar National Day with a special offer on its signature rooms starting from QAR1048 per room per night including breakfast. Crafted for the modern connoisseurs who desire exceptional experiences, The St. Regis Doha brings distinctive St. Regis New York legacy to the Finest Address in Qatar with a wide range of world-class facilities.

Price: QAR1048 per night including breakfast for two
QAR1248 per room including breakfast and dinner buffets for two
The offer is valid throughout the month of December and is subject to availability.

Call 4446 0105 or email [email protected] for reservations


The Torch Doha

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Three Sixty Lunch and dinner
Flying Carpet 18 December Lunch Buffet for QAR150 per person and QAR70 kids
Kufic Special cakes and cookies available from 16–18 December

www.thetorchdoha.com.qa (4446 5600) Read more here


The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa

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The Hotel offers an attractive deal for residents and visitors from across the region where they can enjoy the sanctuary of The Westin Doha Hotel and Spa. The exclusive offer consists when booking two rooms, 50 % off on the second room, additionally kids under 12 years dine in for free.

For those who wish to explore a culinary journey, the hotel offers several dining options. Seasonal Tastes, the signature restaurant, offers special lunch for just QAR109 and Asian Night dinner with a 30% discount.

Guests who are looking for authentic Thai flavours can enjoy dinner with a complimentary dessert. For meat lovers, Hunters Room & Grill, a contemporary Grill & Lounge that serves the finest quality meat, will give a complimentary starter.

In addition, Heavenly® Spa by Westin has announced the launch of a special offer that consists of 50% off on Membership from 11–18 December, to give guests the opportunity to explore revitalizing health and beauty treatments, active and fun sports activities while experiencing a genuine wellness retreat.

For more information and reservations, [email protected], 3359 8514


VIP Hotel Doha

National Day Traditional Lunch Buffet Feast on the authentic flavours of Traditional Qatari food in celebration of Qatar’s National Day.

When: 16, 17 and 18 December, 12:30 pm to 4 pm at Violet Restaurant
Price: QAR 125 per head inclusive of soft drink
Children up to 11 years old free of charge

National Day Getaway Spend an unforgettable stay with your favourite person for only QAR444

Benefits:

  • Deluxe Room
  • Half Board basis
  • 2 Adults
  • Free access to gym and pool Date: 18 December to 4 January

For reservations, call 4426 1111


Darwish Holidays

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For booking and inquiries:
Tel: +974 4036 0500 / 4036 0519 / 4036 0600 / 4443 9579 / 4036 0509 / 4445 2276 / 4466 0754
Whatsapp: +974 5575 7910
Email: [email protected]


Qatar Airways

QR QNDCelebrate Qatar National Day with Qatar Airways! Take advantage of their exclusive offers when you book now until 18 Dec for travel until 31 Aug 2020. Visit qatarairways.com for more details.


Important Note: Rates subject to change. Please check with the hotel before you confirm your reservation. 

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  1. Tomas

    December 17, 2017 at 10:04 pm

    What time are the fireworks on Corniche???

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