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24 September 2017 12:00 am

HH The Emir to receive a grand welcome on Qatar’s Corniche today!

Citizens and residents of Qatar are expected to throng the Corniche this afternoon as HH The Emir arrives back in Doha after his attendance at the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
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His Highness The Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani lands back in Qatar today after a diplomatic mission to the U.S. and an historic address at the 2017 United Nations General Assembly in New York. 

His Highness will receive an official welcome in a special ceremony to be held at Hamad International Airport, along with a grand welcome from citizens and residents of Qatar along the Corniche.

As crowds gather to watch the Emiri cavalcade pass by, expect some partial road closures from 4:00 p.m. onwards this afternoon as people come out to celebrate. A public ‘Mahgrib’ prayer will be held at the Corniche to greet His Highness as he arrives. 

Hashtags such as #MahgribPrayerOnCorniche, and #QatarReceivingTamim have already begun trending on Twitter this morning! We're also fielding reports that some businesses are giving staff a half-day off to attend the festivities on the Corniche.

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