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18 December | 8PM - 8:10PM

Fireworks show


Music, lights, and giant fireworks. Last year the fireworks were in sync with a story. Make sure to get a good spot!

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18-19 Dec | 1PM-10PM (18th) 10AM-10PM (19th)

Katara National Day Celebrations


The line-up for celebrations, featuring more than 43 events. There will be a military parade by the Emiri Guard, horseback tours, some international and national musical shows, para-jumping show by the Armed Forces, and fireworks.

18 December | 7AM - 7:40AM

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 preliminary show will be from 7AM until 7:40AM. Audience required to be present before 7AM.

From 17th to 21st December

Careem 44% Discount Promo

Anywhere and everywhere in Doha

Use promo code Qatar44 to book a ride with Careem and enjoy the festivities. You won't have to worry about finding a parking spot this weekend! Sign up at www.careem.com or download the App. All rides are 44% off up to 100QAR - until the 21st of December

15th - 31st December | Sunset-Sunrise

Palm Tree Illunimation

Corniche (and around Qatar)

Don’t forget to pass by the Corniche, to check out how the Palm Tree Illumination! It's a beautiful sight. Honestly, we wish it could always look like that.

Al Izbba

8-20December | 4PM - 11PM

Al Ezba

Darb Al Saai

Al-Izbba is the site where a man is away from home looking after camels in the wild valleys and desert. Children can get the opportunity to ride camels and be taught ways to deal with them; to establish the concept of originality and take souvenir photos, You'll see a group of camels in the night parade.

8-20 December | 8AM - 12PM | 4PM - 11PM

Al Nasa (Rifle shooting)

Darb Al Saai

Al Nasa is a sport for which Qataris are famous since ancient times. Qataris are well known for rifle and shotgun shooting as a sport. Come on down to learn the basics of shooting with rifles, pistols, electronic devices and the bow and arrow.


8-20 December | 8AM - 12PM | 4PM - 11PM

Al Shaqab (Horse Dressage)

Darb Al Saai

This event is supervised by specialists trainers from the stable, to teach visitors horse-riding, in addition to displaying the beauty of the Qatari horse and providing tips and advice on how to care and breed horses. Children are welcome!


8-20 December | 8AM - 12PM | 4PM - 10PM

Al Doha

Darb Al Saai

View a show case of Qatar's history and development through the times. Government and Civil organizations have come together to show the public how Qatar became to what it is today.

8-20 December | 8AM - 12PM | 4PM - 10PM

Al Mishabayh (Oryx)

Darb Al Saai

Learn about one of Qatar's native animals, the Oryx. You'll get an understand for how they breed them, take pictures, and perhaps even pet some too.

8-20 December | 8AM - 12PM | 4PM - 10PM

Al Maqtar

Darb Al Saai

You'll find loads of tents set up in one area that have been laid out to show the public what Qatari life in the desert looked like. Within each tent you'll find various activities, story telling, and giveaways. Learn about the young Qannas (hunter), bird taming, camel riding, and more.

8-20 December | All Day

Souq Wagif

Darb Al Saai

Of course, you could always just go to the REAL Souq Wagif, but if you're in the area of Darb Al Saai, drop on down to enjoy Qatari food tasting, photography, and view all the different types of old trading that used to happen (textiles, ceramics, engraving, etc...)

8-20 December | 8AM - 11PM | 3:30PM - 11PM

Al Bidaa

Darb Al Saai

An embodiment of old Marin life in Qatar with its activities, like sailing, Oyster opening for pearl, traditional coffe shop, and traditional games.

8-20 Dec | 8AM-12PM/ 4PM-11PM

Darb Al Saai

Darb Al Saai grounds

Darb al-Saai, one of the major attractions of the QND 2015 celebrations at the Al Sadd area. It runs from 8 to 20th December, showcasing different tents by different entities. There will be food court tent with stalls that sell traditional Qatari food as well as juice, snacks and other items.




8-20 Dec | 8am-noon | 4pm-11pm

Al Fareej

Darb Al Saai

Fereej means neighbourhood in Arabic. A tent has been set up where there'll be traditional cultural activities such as Ardha Al Qaseed (poetry reciting), Elmerada (traditional girls dance), and Oratory.

8-20 Dec | 4PM-9PM

The Rail

Darb Al Saai

A mini replica of metro rail experience that allows the future generation to simulate this project that inspired both citizens and residents. Jump on board the train!

16 - 18 December | All Day

Light and Water Projections

The Pearl

This year's festivities will be highlighted by hightech tower and water screen projections. Everyone should prepare their warm tea and blankets to enjoy the fireworks as the skies light up with all things Qatar.

4 Dec 2014 - 30 Ap 2015. Every Fridat an Saturday

Weekly Live Demonstrations of Handicrafts

Qatar Museums

Enjoy live demonstrations of old handicraft-making traditions, such as Sadu making and many more.

17-18 Dec | All Day

The Pearl Qatar 'Come Show Off Your Talent'

The Pearl Qatar

Are you a photographer? If so, join them on 17 and 18 December at The Pearl-Qatar to show your talents during their Qatar National Day Celebrations.

Registration: Events@thepearlqatar.com

8-20 December | 8AM - 12PM | 2PM - 11PM

Khalifa City Traffic Department

Darb Alsaai

A village dedicated to children that includes a set of recreational and educational activities including test driving a car, getting a (temporary) driver's license after passing the safe driving test in an area provided with streets and special traffic light signals.

8-20 December | 8AM - 12PM | 4PM - 10PM

Qatar Media Corporation

Darb Al Saai

All television and radio channels of QMC will broadcast directly from Darb Alsaai, and allow the public an opportunity to get to know the radio and television crew and become acquainted with their duties through the studio of each channel and radio station.


8-20 December | 8AM - 12PM | 4PM - 10PM


Darb Al Saai

The Newspapers Event will interact with the public at Darb Alsaai 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.


8-20 December | 8AM - 12PM | 4PM - 11PM

Civil Defense

Darb Al Saai

They introduce us the ways of preventing dangers of fires and accidents and to avoid their occurrence and using the media to achieve the objectives of Civil Defense, through a variety of educational and cultural events for the public.


8-20 December | 8AM - 12PM | 4PM - 10PM


Darb Al Saai

Free medical check-ups for visitors as well as vaccination against seasonal influenza available at the tent. It also features a healthy studio allowing visitors to take pictures in uniforms of nurses and doctors. Workshops and colouring competition for children.

16-20 December | 5:30PM - 11PM

Water Screen Projection

The Parking Lots next to The Pearl-Qatar Roundabout

Be captivated at night with a series of dedicated National Day footage projected over a breathtaking water screen, from the 16th till the 20th of December from 5:30pm till 11:00pm at The Parking Lots next to The Pearl-Qatar Roundabout.

8-20 December | 8AM - 12PM | 4PM - 11PM

QF's Kids Interactive and creative activities

Darb Al Saai

Time to some creativity! There are lots of educational activities for all ages at the Qatar Foundation National Day tent. Don't forget to take part and post your photos on Instagram using #QF_QND

8-20 December | 8AM - 12PM | 4PM - 11PM

Classic Cars Show

Darb Al Saai

Time for you to check out the rare and classic car show at Darb Al Saai

All Day

Vodafone Qatar 'The Pearl Hunter'


Play The Pearl Hunter game to celebrate ‪#‎OurQatar‬ National Day & win one of 3 amazing smartphones!
Jump high, avoid the flying birds & hunt pearls to collect points. Play now: www.vodafone.qa/NationalDayGame

11-18 December | 5PM

Hawiyati (My Identity)

Hyatt Plaza

Discover the heritage and learn about the culture through various entertaining activities, in partnership with Embrace Doha. Your kids can get an amazing National Day themed face painting and participate in their grand raffle draw to win a 500 QAR voucher everday!

17-18 December | 6PM

Royal Plaza

Royal Plaza

The mall in Al Sadd hosts two days of National Day activities including face painting and henna painting, balloon modelling and paint-your-own Qatar flag t-shirt on Dec. 17 and 18 from 6pm.

8-20 December | 8:30AM - 12PM

Doha in 2030

Darb Al Saai

Qatar has witnessed major changes over the past two centuries. These changes will be illustrated by wall murals to inspire the students to free their imagination and paint a horizon of Doha in 2030 on small white boards.

17-18 December | 5-10PM (17th) 8– 10:30AM 5-10PM (18th)

Pakistani and Bangladesh communities

Wakra Sports Club football stadium

Cultural, sports and entertainment programs for Pakistani and Bangladesh communities and performance of school students and orchestra teams.

17-18 December | 5PM (17th) 8PM (18th)

Indian and Sri Lankan communities

Asian City amphitheater (17th) Asian City open stage near Cricket stadium (18th)

Cultural, sports and entertainment programs for Indian and Sri Lankan communities.

17th: 8-10:30AM & 3-10PM / 18th 8AM-10:30AM & 5-10PM

18 December | 8-10:30AM | 2-10PM

Filipino, Malaysian and Indonesian communities

Rayyan / Gharrafa sports club

Cultural, sports and entertainment programs for Filipino, Malaysian and Indonesian communities  and performance of school students and orchestra teams.

17-18 December | 5-10PM (17th) 8-10:30AM 3-10PM (18th)

Nepalese and Al Khor communities

Barwa Workers Recreation Complex

Cultural, sports and entertainment programs for Nepalese and Al Khor communities and companies teams + performance of orchestra teams.

18 December | 7:30PM-7:45PM

National Day Fireworks Display

The Pearl Qatar

Witness a spectacular 15-minute National Day fireworks display in all its glory to be staged across the skyline of Marsa Arabia on December 18 from 07:30pm till 07:45 pm.

16-20 December | 5:30PM - 11PM


Parking lots next to The Pearl-Qatar Roundabout

Come, celebrate and even participate alongside Qatari cultural performers as they stage the traditional “Ardha” sword dance, a celebratory dance that symbolizes strength and unity. Performances will be held three times daily. 11- 11:15AM/ 6:45-7PM/ 10-10:15PM

16-20 December | 11AM - 11PM

Traditional Food Tents

The Pearl Qatar

Enjoy and indulge in a variety of tasty traditional Qatari dishes at one of the many welcoming Food Tents that will be located at 12 La Croisette in Porto Arabia, from the 16th till the 20th of December, from 11:00 am till 11:00 pm.

18 December | 7:30PM-7:45PM

BMX, skateboarding and roller blading competitions


BMX, skateboarding and roller blading competitions at Katara – the Cultural Village on December 18 as part of the 2015 Qatar National Day celebrations. Dozens of players and enthusiasts who have the passion for extreme sports will participate in the tournament.

19 Dec | 3PM

National Day Show Jumping Championship - 2015


Qatar Equestrian Federation organizing the " The National Day Show Jumping Championship " event at QEF Main Arena. The competition will host in 3 different Classes. Support their riders! *Free Entrance