logo: QATAR National Day | 18th of December

All About National Day

On 18 December 1878, Sheikh Jassem bin Mohamed bin Thani succeeded his father as the ruler of Qatar. With that, Qatar became a country with a vision… a country that would find unity, grow rapidly, and reach toward ever higher heights.

National Day, also known as Founder's Day, celebrates the rise of Sheikh Jassem as the father and founder of the State of Qatar. And yet this holiday is a mere two years old: it was founded in 2007 to give people an occasion to honour the history and identity of their country, and to commemorate those who have worked and continue to work to make Qatar a great nation.

The 18th of December is a special day – a day of unity for the people of Qatar. We want you to be a part of it!

Why are we a part of it? At the heart of everything to do, we're driven by a commitment to make a positive difference for all people in Qatar. Our vision is to make Qatar a better place with everything that we do.

To put it more simply, we love Qatar. So much so that it's our name! iLoveQatar.net.

On this special day, we want to give people a better understanding of what Qatar is all about… as well as a bit of fun! We truly hope you'll have a great time during national day and will take some great photos! Please share them with us on our Facebook pages.

If you want to find what's happening in Qatar, and join a growing community of others doing the same, visit www.iloveqatar.net.

And have a happy National Day!