Safe Flight Solutions, the organiser of the successful Qatar Balloon Festival Series, and, the online platform for booking local activities and adventures as well as international hotels and travel, will host a new and exciting event for residents and visitors of Qatar.

The 2023 Qatar Kite Festival will be held from 16 to 18 March at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Park hills adjacent to the ‘7’ sculpture by Richard Serra. The festival will be presented by Regan Tetlow, the renowned emcee of the Qatar Balloon Festival.

Dazzling display

A dazzling array of uniquely patterned kites, flown by teams from France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Germany, Switzerland,  Thailand, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States will be flown in a magnificent display, and with their LED features, will continue to light up the skies of Doha at night.

The venue partner, Qatar Museums, is proud to be hosting this long-anticipated event at MIA Park, a location considered one of the prime outdoor family-friendly spaces in Doha, with its spectacular backdrop of West Bay’s glittering high rises and stunning coastline.

The event, which will take place over three days, will also include activities for children such as an inflatables games area (adjacent to the entrance of MIA) and two kite-building workshops (in front of Al Riwaq Gallery and on the alley of the MIA park hills).

The workshops will be led by Iqbal Husain, a seasoned kite-flying professional, who at the age of five learned how to build Pakistani fighter kites, and now crafts traditional kites made from bamboo and recycled Japanese washi paper. Children of all ages will learn how to use eco-friendly paper and biodegradable materials to draw, build and paint their own kites, and once finished, will watch them be flown by professionals.

Timings and schedules:

  • 16 Mar (Thu): 3 pm to 9 pm
  • 17 Mar (Fri): 2 pm to 9 pm
  • 18 Mar (Sat): 11 am to 9 pm

For more details about the event, visit or send an email to [email protected].

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