On 18 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 organising committee, the slogan this year is ‘Al Maali Kaydah’, which means that the path of excellence is difficult.
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Qatar Balloon Festival 2019
The 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.
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
Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Doha
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 savor local and international specialties: 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.
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.
+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 on production of their ID.
Sofra Head to Sofra on 18 December to celebrate Qatari National Day. They have pulled all the stops to create a local menu based on the freshest of local produce – the best that Qatar has to offer.
O’Glacée: Happy Hour All Day In celebration of Qatar National Day, O’Glacée launches amazing Happy Hour on December 18 when guests will get discounts on selected beverages all day.
For more information and reservations: call 4009 9999.
City Centre Rotana Doha
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.
Wednesday, 18 December, 12:30 pm–3 pm
QAR119 per person
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!
*Subject to availability. Package is available 16 – 21 December.
Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park
On 18 December, Arabic coffee and dates will be served in the lobby. A special lunch buffet at Aramede featuring national dishes. 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 18 December, 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
QAR145 per person. Vouchers accepted
Children below 6 years old eat for free. Children between 6 and 11 get 50% off the regular price.
Call +974 4019 8876/77, WhatsApp 3348 5456 for more information.
Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel & Villas
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
Wednesday, 18 December 9 am–12 am
Call 4448 1234 for more information.
Holiday Inn Doha – The Business Park
On 18 December, Arabic coffee and dates will be served in the lobby. A special lunch buffet at Sirocco featuring national dishes. QAR125 per person.
For reservations or more information, call +974 4031 3333
JW Marriott Marquis City Center Doha
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 for 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.
Date: 11 – 18 December, 11 am – 11 pm
Price: QAR48 per person
Location: 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!
Date: 11 – 18 December, 6 am – 9 pm
Price: QAR48 per person
Location: Quick Bites, Ground Level
For more information and reservations: +974 4419 5000 or visit marriottmarquisdohadining.com
Sealine Beach, a Murwab Resort
18 December 2019 | 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm
QAR220 (including entrance fee, beach and pool pass and access to all hotel facilities)
For more information or reservations, +974 4021 4000, +974 4476 5202, Whatsapp + 974 3393 8151
Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel
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.
18 December, 12:30 pm – 4 pm
QAR350 per person including soft beverages / QAR500 per person including special beverages
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.
18 December, 12:30 pm – 4 pm
QAR325 per person including soft beverages / QAR475 per person including special beverages
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.
18 December, 6 pm – 11 pm with live music entertainment
QAR350 per person including soft beverages
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.
18 December, 6 pm – 11 pm with live music entertainment
QAR375 per person including soft beverages
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.
18 December, 6 pm – 10 pm
QAR375 per person including soft beverages / QAR475 per person including special beverages
For reservations, call 974 4485 3000 or email F&[email protected]
The Ritz-Carlton, Doha
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
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.
1 – 18 December 2019, 2:30 pm – 8 pm
Bespoke Cakes Special occasions deserve special cakes. Order your beautifully designed and crafted National Day Cake now.
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.
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.
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
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)
The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa
On the Occasion of Qatar National Day, enjoy special offer at Seasonal Tastes. Get 30% off your bill on lunch and Asian Night Dinner buffet.
Offer is valid for National Day only.
Heavenly Spa by Westin In celebration of Qatar National Day, Heavenly Spa is offering what you wish for! Avail 50% off on Westin membership and make wellness your priority this season!
Offer valid only from 11–18 December
For more information and reservations, [email protected], 3359 8514
Important Note: Rates subject to change. Please check with the hotel before you confirm your reservation.
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