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13 December | 6am - 8pm

Team Qatar Flag Relay 2018


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 | 2:45pm

National Day Parade


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 road will be closed from 10:00 am!

18 December | Evening

Fireworks show


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!

Check out youtube.com/iluvqatar

14-18 December

Go Local, Buy Local, Eat Local

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha, Sheraton Grand Doha Resort, and Sharq Village & Spa, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel

The Hotesl in Doha will be opening its doors to Doha’s most loved resort from 14th – 18th December 2018 with a specially curated ‘Arabian Souq’ experience! For more information click here.

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18 December

Celebrate Qatar National Day 2018 at Sheraton Grand Doha

Sheraton Grand Doha Resort

Kick off the momentous day with a cake befitting the grandeur of the occasion and a dramatic flurry of thousands of balloons and much more!

Call them at 4485 4444

Everyday | All day

The Look Company


Get into the spirit of Qatar National Day! The Look Company features everything you need to fly the Qatari flag at your home, school, office or any occasion.


Click here to order online.

17 & 19 December | Time TBC

Drone Air Show


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 | 9am - 10pm

Al Ezba

Darb Al Saai

Al Ezba teaches children how to ride camels and also, how to deal with them.


12-20 December | 9am 1- 1pm | 3:30pm - 10pm

Doha Tent

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 | 9am - 1pm | 3:30pm - 10pm

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 | 3:30pm - 10pm

Qatar 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.

17 & 19 December | 4pm - 5pm

Special forces Parachute Jump


40 paratroopers and paramotor show will be happening with fireworks!

12-20 December | 9am - 1pm | 3:30pm - 10pm

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.

9-20 December | 9am - 1pm | 4pm - 10pm

Qatar Foundation

Darb Al Saai

This is a set of activities and events organized by 17 entities from QF to promote a culture of excellence in Qatar and furthers its role in supporting an innovative and open society that aspires to develop sustainable human capacity, social, and economic prosperity for a knowledge-based economy.

12-20 December | 9am - 10pm

Souq Waqif

Darb Al Saai

A local market of shops that sell locally-made products made by Qatari entrepreneurs, aiming to introduce the local products to the community and support local products

12-20 December | 9am - 1pm | 4pm - 10pm

Al Liwan Women's Tent

Darb Al Saai

Liwan is an ancient Qatari dialect name, that is still used nowadays, and it means the middle area between the room in the house’s yard. A special event for women that includes various activities for women.

16 December | 9am - 1pm | 3:30pm - 10pm

Police Academy

Darb Al Saai

Training the young to be disciplined and committed, and to overcome the obstacles, and the job of security men who protect the people from the outlaws, and to strengthen their participation in national forums.

11-19 December | 4pm -10pm

Cultural Bazaar


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

12-20 December | 6:40pm

Raise the Flag

Darb Al Saai

It is the pulse of Darb Al-Saai in which citizens and residents, old and young, participate to represent the pillar of solidarity and loyalty.

17 & 19 December | 7pm & 9pm

Citizens and expats- we are one - Opera


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.

12-20 December | 6:50pm

Parade at Darb Al Saai

Darb Al Saai

The event is held daily with the participation of horses and camel in addition for classic, old and modern cars along with the participation of government agencies.

12-20 December | 9am - 10pm

Qatar Social Work Foundation

Darb Al Saai

Lots of kids' activities will be offered by QSWF such as Cinema 9D, shows, competitions and many more entertainments.

12-20 December | 9am - 1pm | 3:30m - 10pm

Regulatory Authority of Charity Work

Darb Al Saai

A place specified for the kids next to the theater, connects the participant with the values of the National Day, from the humanitarian work perspective, in a way that is suitable for the kids in a practical and simple way for them to understand.

12-20 December | 8am - 1pm | 3:30pm - 10pm

Ministry of Defense

Darb Al Saai

The Qatari Armed Forces participate in the events and activities with live military shows, music battalion unit shows, parachute landing and hand-to-hand combat shows. There are different activities available during these hours.

12-20 December | 9am - 10pm

Higher Committee for Projects and Heritage

Darb Al Saai

Organized by the Supreme Committee, there are many digital activities for children and adult to get to know about Qatar World Cup 2022.

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

Qatar Airways QND Promotion


This Qatar National Day, enjoy up to 25% in premium & up to 35% in Economy. Earn up to triple Qmiles. Book by 18 DEC. Terms apply. Click below link to visit to book.

Qatar Airways National Day Promotion

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.

16-18 December | 5pm - 9pm

Mirqab Mall

Mirqab Mall

Free Giveaways daily (5-9pm), Islamic Arts Workshop (5-9pm), Stilt Walker Parade (7-9pm) and Traditional Arda Show in the Fountain area on the 18th at 7pm will happen!

There are many events lined up to celebrate Qatar National Day and malls have cool activities planned too! @mirqabmall has 3 days events from Dec. 16th – 18th as below, so check them out! .
Stilt Walker Parade daily from 7pm to 9pm
Free Giveaways daily from 5pm to 9pm
Islamic Arts Workshop daily in the Atrium from 5pm to 9pm
Traditional Arda Show in the Fountain area on the 18th at 7

13-17 December | 10am - 11pm

Doha Festival City

Doha Festival City

A variety of family-friendly activities showcasing Qatar’s rich culture including a performance by a traditional Qatari band, and a falconry display at the newly transformed main gate Majlis and at the Clouds Node. There will be an exhibition of Qatari artists' pieces showcasing their love to Qatar.

18 December | 2pm & 4:30pm

Kerala Muslim Cultural Center

Wakra Sports Club - Stadium

There will be cultural performance and shows from 2-5pm in association with Kerala Muslim Cultural Center and Pakistani singers' concert will be happening from 5-9pm

18 December | 3pm - 9pm

Asian Cultural Performances and Traditional Shows

Barwa Al Baraha - Football Ground

Cultural performances and traditional shows by Indian, Sri Lankan Nepalese and Bangladeshi community teams. Musical performances by famous Asian Orchestra.

18 December | 3pm - 9pm

Cultural Parade

Asian Accommodation City - Near Karqa HQ in Indust.Area

Parade by company teams, cultural performances and traditional shows by Indian, Sri Lankan, Nepalese and Bangladeshi community teams and Musical performances by famous Asian orchestra.

18 December | 2pm - 9pm

Parade and Cricket Tournament

Asian Town - Cricket Stadium

Parade, cultural performances and musical shows by Asian community teams. There will be also a cricket tournament!

18 December | 3pm & 9pm

Cultural performance and Traditional Shows

Shahaniyya - Near Farm House in Industrial Area

Cultural performance, Traditional Shows and Parade by Asian community teams

18 December | 10am - 9pm

Event for students and parents

Lusail Sports Complex

Cultural parade and performances of 7100 students from 18 Asian schools (Entry for students and their parents and families only)

18 December | 3pm - 9pm

Al Khor Events

Al Khor - Barwa Workers Recreation Complex

Cultural performance, traditional shows and musical show by Bangladeshi, Nepalese, Indian, Al Khor community teams and Asian Orchestra

11-19 December | 4pm - 10pm

Ardah Qatari Traditional Folk Show

Katara - Esplanade

This will be a good chance for you to watch a traditional Qatari show!


11-19 December | 4pm - 10pm

Dhows & Art

Katara - Beach

Dhows display, boat tour, free access to all games in Katara Beach, flyboard & flyride show is happeiing at Katara Beach. There will be art workshop for children too!

11-19 December | 4pm - 10pm

Classic Cars

Katara - Corridor

Mawater Center will display classic cars for those who are

17 December | 3pm

Army musical Show

Katara - Amphitheatre

Organized by the Ministry of Defence, horse parade with Amiri Guard, international army musical shows will be happening!

11-19 December | 4pm - 10pm

Loyalty Book

Katara - Esplanade

There will be an exhibition showcasing the visitor's signatures on the previous year's National Day. You will get to sing as well!

11-19 December | 4pm - 10pm

Traditional Tent

Katara - Esplanade

Traditional tent featuring accomplishments and items by Al-Gannas Society (Arab Hunters). There will be Al-da o (the Lure) show as well!

11-19 December | 4pm - 10pm

Air Show

Katara - Sukar Pasha Area

Airshow with extra aircraft will be performed by  Qatar Flying Club

18 December | 3pm - 5pm l 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Shangri-La Helipad

Shangri-La Hotel


15:00-17:00 for the parade
19:30-21:30 for the fireworks
350 for each


Shangri-La hotel is offering their Helipad for those who would like to enjoy the parade and fireworks from the sky! There are 2 separate sessions for Parade and Fireworks with QAR350 per person. Call 4429 5050