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13 December | 6am - 8pm

Team Qatar Flag Relay 2018

Qatar

The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) will host a flag relay to unite, inspire and share pride with the nation through Team Qatar in celebration of this year’s National Day. Click below link to read more.

 

Qatar Flag Relay

18 December | 3pm

National Day Parade

Corniche

A fantastic parade where people will get to enjoy a parade by MOI, Emiri Guards, Lekhwiya, Civil Defense and other governmental bodies. There will also be aerial and sea displays by the air force and navy. The Corniche will be closed before 7:00 am, so make sure to get there early!

18 December | Evening

Fireworks show

Corniche

Music, lights, and giant fireworks. Make sure to get a good spot!

Last year's firework was at 8pm and we will update you once we receive a confirmed timing!

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Online

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17 & 19 December | Time TBC

Drone Air Show

Katara

As part of Qatar National Day celebrations, 500 drones will take to the sky to put up a unique air show on December 17 and 19. Last year, the event time was 7pm & 9pm and we are still waiting for a confirmed timing of this year.

Al Izbba

12-20 December | 8am - 12pm | 4pm - 10pm (Fridays from 2pm)

Al Ezba

Darb Al Saai

Al Ezba teaches people to ride camels and how to deal with them. To establish the concept of originality and take souvenir photos, you can catch a group of camels during the night parade.

12-20 December | 8am - 12pm | 4pm - 10pm (Fridays from 2pm)

Al Nasa - Rifle Shooting

Darb Al Saai

Al Nasa is a sport for which Qataris are famous, since ancient times. It played a great role in achieving what they sought after, through protection and the provision of game for their subsistence. The event will witness a number of shooting competitions.

Horses

12-20 December | 8am - 12pm | 4pm - 10pm (Fridays from 2pm)

Al Shaqab - Horse Riding

Darb Al Saai

The Al Shaqab event provides special trainers to teach visitors horse riding! Kids will also have the opportunity to learn horse riding. There will also be presentations that will provide tips and advice on how to care and breed horses.

Doha

12-20 December | 8am - 12pm | 4pm - 10pm (Fridays from 2pm)

Al Doha

Darb Al Saai

The Doha event brings together the State’s institutions in all sectors onto wings and platforms, through which many awareness and educational interactive presentations will be displayed to the public to achieve the vision of Qatar 2030.

12-20 December | 8am - 12pm | 4pm - 10pm (Fridays from 2pm)

Al Bidaa

Darb Al Saai

A mini traditional coastal environment that encapsulates the details of the old Al Fareej along the beach. It portrays the image of intimacy and compassion that brings the people of Al Fareej together, containing the Al Mutawa house, the popular cafe and many more.

12-20 December | 8am - 12pm | 4pm - 10pm (Fridays from 2pm)

Darb Al Saai

Darb Al Saai

Darb al-Saai, one of the major attractions of the QND 2017 celebrations at the grounds in Al Sadd. It runs from the December 9-20, showcasing different tents by different entities. There will be a food court tent with stalls that sell traditional Qatari food, as well as juice, snacks, and other items.

 

 

 

12-20 December | 8am - 12pm | 4pm - 10pm (Fridays from 2pm)

Al Fareej - Neighborhood

Darb Al Saai

Fareej means neighborhood in Arabic. A tent has been set up where there will be traditional cultural activities, such as Ardha Al Qaseed (poetry reciting), and Elmerada (traditional girls dance).

12-20 December | 8am - 12pm | 4pm - 10pm (Fridays from 2pm)

Al Rail

Darb Al Saai

A miniature model of the metro rail, dedicated to families and children to have this experience and participate in the events of the Parade.

12-20 December | 8am - 12pm | 4pm - 10pm (Fridays from 2pm)

Newspapers

Darb Al Saai

The Newspapers event will interact with the public at Darb Al-Saai by holding competitions in the art of journalism that enshrines the national identity arts, and to encourage journalists of the future from the new generation to practice the profession.

 

12-20 December | 7:00 am - 1:00 pm | 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Civil Defense

Darb Al Saai

The Civil Defense activities will have workshops, lectures, stage and field presentations to explain safety and security measures, as well the guidelines for emergency exits and to learn about safety and security requirements in camps.

 

12-20 December | 8am - 12pm | 4pm - 10pm (Fridays from 2pm)

Al Maqtar - Storytelling

Darb Al Saai

Al Maqtar is an event that showcases a collection of poetry that portray the lifestyle of the desert in ancient times. People visiting will get to learn about the daily life gatherings of the Qatari family, the women’s gathering, the house of the colonel and the house of the hunter.

12-20 December | 8am - 12pm | 4pm - 10pm (Fridays from 2pm)

National Service

Darb Al Saai

An event that targets the young generation for boys. 14 schools will constitute a faction of 21 students and the names of the factions will reflect historical meanings linked to Qatar’s history.

17 & 19 December | 4pm

Special forces Parachute Jump

Katara

You will get to see amazing art in the sky! The special forces team will display parachute jump!

12-20 December | 8am - 12pm | 4pm - 10pm (Fridays from 2pm)

The Dignity Image

Darb Al Saai

Want to set a Guinness World Record? The Qatar Police College will try the biggest portrait of HH the Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, called ‘The Dignity Image’ at Darb Al Saai, with more than 14,000 people needed to colour in the image in order to set the record!

Want to set a Guinness World Record? The Qatar Police College will try the biggest portrait of HH the Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, called ‘The Dignity Image’ at Darb Al Saai, with more than 14,000 people needed to colour in the image in order to set the record!

12-20 December | 8am - 12pm | 4pm - 10pm (Fridays from 2pm)

Kids Qatar

Darb Al Saai

Qatar Foundation for Social Work (QFSW) organizes children which includes a number of different games and activities.

Qatar Foundation for Social Work (QFSW) organizes children which includes a number of different games and activiti

12-20 December | 8am - 12pm | 4pm - 10pm (Fridays from 2pm)

3D TV series

Darb Al Saai

QF will host fun activities based on Siraj, its 3D educational TV series which aims to instill a love of the Arabic language, and its popular National Reading Campaign, which promotes a passion for reading among young people.

12-20 December | 8am - 12pm | 4pm - 10pm (Fridays from 2pm)

Koora Time

Darb Al Saai

QFA hosts a traditional Tembah tournament for local youth, participating from 16 primary schools across Qatar. Former & current football players are set to participate. There will be open play football for all age groups & other activities for children.

12-20 December | 8am - 12pm | 4pm - 10pm (Fridays from 2pm)

Darb Al Saai Theater

Darb Al Saai

The event allows the public the opportunity to follow the activities of the educational sector, which are public speaking, the Qatar debates, the “Hal Qatar” Display, Ad Al-Qaseed, Media personnel of the future, the “Lmaradah”, and the theater.

12-20 December | 8am - 12pm | 4pm - 10pm (Fridays from 2pm)

Ministry of Health

Darb Al Saai

It will participate in the health sector activities through a variety of activities that will include a timeline, interactive theater, reflective studio and segments on health and physical activity and the Shantura.

9-20 December | 8am - 12pm | 4pm - 10pm (Fridays from 2pm)

Qatar Foundation

Darb Al Saai

This is a set of activities and events organized by Georgetown University, Hamad bin Khalifa University, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Texas A & A, Virginia Commonwealth University, Northwestern University and many more.

12-20 December | 8am - 12pm | 4pm - 10pm (Fridays from 2pm)

Qatar Traffic

Darb Al Saai

The Traffic Village will be concerned with activities that include teaching children and youth the principles of traffic safety and explaining the mechanism of their application with a virtual experience.

12-20 December | 8am - 12pm | 4pm - 10pm (Fridays from 2pm)

Souq Waqif

Darb Al Saai

A popular market, contains stores selling the products of local enterprises of Qatari entrepreneurs.

12-20 December | 8am - 12pm | 4pm - 10pm (Fridays from 2pm)

Al Liwan

Darb Al Saai

This event will be held for the first time at Darb Alsaai and is specifically for women and children. A number of cultural and entertainment segments, programs and activities concerning women and children will be presented.

12-20 December | 8am - 12pm | 4pm - 10pm (Fridays from 2pm)

Al Maze

Darb Al Saai

A network of restaurants and kiosks, which consists of 16 restaurants serving popular as well as eastern and western high-quality dishes. A total of 26 kiosks will also be spread out in all parts of Darb Al Saai.

12-20 December | 8am - 12pm | 4pm - 10pm (Fridays from 2pm)

Baladiya

Darb Al Saai

The events of Baladiya will strive to raise the level of awareness amongst all members of society through the services offered to the homeland and the citizen, that would create a people who are conscious and who value the preservation of the environmental heritage in Qatar.

12-20 December | 8am - 12pm | 4pm - 10pm (Fridays from 2pm)

Al-Maseer ( The Parade)

Darb Al Saai

Arab horses, camels, classic cars, old traffic patrols, motorcycles, and a miniature model of the Metro Rail will take part in the Parade, along with the Al Mutawa and singers patrol with children.

12-20 December | 8am - 12pm | 4pm - 10pm (Fridays from 2pm)

Police College

Darb Al Saai

Police College event aims to explore the sense of pride and loyalty to the Emir, by showing the features of the togetherness among citizens and residents, and to show & illustrate the sense of coherence among all segments of society.

11-19 December | Time TBC

Cultural Bazaar

Katara

Bedaya Centre offers a wide range of Qatari products such as clothes, perfumes and traditional cuisine!

17 & 19 December | 7pm & 9pm

Citizens and expats- we are one - Opera

Katara

Special opera to strengthen the bond between Qataris and expatriates on the occasion of the National Day, considering the attachment of the expatriate communities to the host country and their valuable contributions to its progress and development.

17 December | 9am -11am

Ardha - Sword Dance

Aspire Park

The celebrations will comprise a range of cultural activities including the traditional “Ardha” sword dance that will be performed by Aspire Academy student-athletes.

13-18 December | 7pm - 9pm

Aspire Park

Aspire Park

16 booths will offer a wide range of food including activities such as live cooking demonstrations, pop up photo studios, henna, and games for children in collaboration with the Ministry of Administrative Development Labour and Social Affairs.

13-18 December | 4pm - 5pm

Military Parade

Aspire Park - Around the lake

Ministry of labour and social affairs is organizing a military parade!

13-18 December | 2pm - 10pm

Cultural & Art Celebration

Aspire Park - behind Burgeri

Organized by Doha Fire Station, Aspire Park will offer art celebration!

6-18 December

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Online

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Qatar Flag Relay

7 & 13 December | 7:30pm & 9pm

Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra

Mall of Qatar - Ooredoo Stage & Luxury Court

Ooredoo stage will also play host to 10 brass musicians from Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra with an exceptional line-up of beloved melodies. The musicians will also give a close-up performance at 9pm in the mall’s Luxury Court.

18 December | 3pm & 5pm

Theatrical performance

Mall of Qatar - Ooredoo Stage

A wonderful theatrical performance will portray the country’s past, present and future in an educational and joyful way featuring 50 young talents from around Qatar.