Al Rayyan and Al Khor Stadiums are all set to entertain thousands of families and single workers on Qatar National Day as part of associated programmes for National Day celebrations.

Al Rayyan stadium will welcome the Filipino, Indonesian and Malaysian communities including schools such as being Philippines Doha School, Scholars International School, Philippines International School and Doha Modern Indian School, who will be presenting different cultural shows to celebrate the National Day.

At Al Khor, Birla Public School, Ideal Indian School and Shanti Niketan Indian school will participate in parade and competitions. Cultural performance by the Nepalese community and shows from Al Khor community will entertain thousands that will flock to the stadium on national day.

The programmes will start with National Anthem at 8 am by school students and will be followed by the parade of students from each four participating schools. The schools will expose Qatari tradition in the 7-minute parade. A general song competition and a thematic song competition will be held between the schools before the communities start presenting different cultural and entertainment shows on the stage.

With the capacity of more 3,000 chairs, Al Rayyan Indoor stadium will welcome the Filipino community teams who will perform songs by Whoodesska musical band, dance by DIMP Crew, solo performance by Edgar Gian Bernardino. The Indonesian and Malaysian communities will appear with Angklung traditional bamboo music instrument performed by Indonesian ladies, Tari the traditional dances of Indonesians. Nikki Vicencio from Philippines will perform a solo followed by folk dance performed by Extreme Level Dance Crew. Kuda Kepang dance, Endang dance and Dikri Tari by Malaysian Dukhan teams, Klische musical band, group dance led by DIMP Crew dancers, will take the stage at Al Rayyan before noon.

The afternoon session will start with shows of Indonesian and Malaysian Communities teams that consist of thematic show titled ‘Wonderful Country in the desert’, Dikri Barat and Cintailah Tanah Air by Wardatul Sohro followed by solo performance and dances by Filipino stars. Iwan Orchestra, Rumah Kita Dance group from Indonesia and Nort Diversion Band, M2CD Dancers and Rochelle Juliano  all from Philippines will entertain with spectacular events later on.

In the evening, a musical band by Nort Diversion Band and solo performances by Magical show titled ‘The Amazing Juggler’ will take the stage, followed by solo performance by Indonesian artists – Opick and a Qatari song by Soutul Manar. The day-night events will be concluded by the Bollywood dance by Desi Rockers, songs and dance by Farenhayt Filipino musical band.

Al Khor StadiumWith the capacity of more 12,000 seats, Al Khor Sports Stadium will witness performances by the Nepalese community including Sunuwar Group Dance, Gurung Group Dance,  Sekela Group Dance , Tamang Solo Group Performance, Hurra Dance Group, Lmbu Group Performance, Newari Cultural Performance, Tharu Cultural Group Dance. In addition, the audience will hear songs by Shiva Narayan Yadav, Diwas Yakha, Krishna Siva, Nawkaraj Pakhrin, Raj Kuma Rai, Rupesh Parajuli, Birendra Shrestha, Rajkumar Rai, Rupesh Parajuli, Diwash Yakka – Lok Dhori.

Al Khor community will also participate with different items such as Bhangara Dance, Malaysian Folk Group Dance, Performance by Shini Dharti Organization, Skit Performance by Children Of Pakistatni Group Sohni Dharti, Children Pot Dance(Filipino Folk Dance), Mere Dholana(Semi Classical) Group Danace, Garba Group Performace and Rajasthani and Ghoomar Group Dances. Vishal Mehta (Al Khor Community), Maqsood Alam (Nepalese Community), Florante M Cabrito (Filipino Community), Ahmad Hasnan Mohd Zaki (Malaysian Community) and Zainul Arifeen (Indonesia community) are leading the community effort to make the programmes successful.

At the venue, there will be folkloric performances, traditional shows, acrobatics shows and musical performances as well. Harley-Davidson motor bike show, driving simulator, seat belt convincer and ‘traffic awareness’ competitions with gifts for winners. In addition, there will be football and volleyball tournament, and a 100 m and 200 m race at Al Rayyan as well as a friendly football match.

Besides the entertainment, free blood and sugar checkes will be provided at both venues. The venues will also include praying areas, resting areas, restaurants, emergency medical services, community bazaar and other necessary services for the public. More than 100 volunteers will be present on the occasion from 8 am to 10 pm to ensure safety and security.