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Posted On: 18 December 2013 03:35 am
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(tu)ILQ Exclusive Events List For Qatar National Day 2013!

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The Qatar National Day celebrations will be held under the ‘One Love’ theme this year, highlighting the bond shared between Qataris and expatriates who have made Qatar their home away from home. On December 18, the national anthem will be played at 8am followed by a parade of schoolchildren at each location, which then will be followed by the various activities till 10pm.

Corniche

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West End Park

''Asian Comedy Circus''

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When: Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Time: 19:00

Description: Event Features, Raju Srivastava, Shakeel Siddiqui, Sunil Pal, Rouf Lala, Saloni Daini, Rufi Anum, Suraj Venjaaramoodu, Team Calicut V4U.. Cultural shows by Indian and Sri Lankan community members will be performed. The Westend cricket stadium will host a match between Indian, Pakistani, Sri Lankan and Bangladesh community members on December 18, which will be managed by Lagan Cricket Club. Winners and runner-up of the cricket tournament will be given QR10,000 and QR5,000, respectively. Contact: 77793666

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"CHILLED AND UNPLUGGED"

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On December 19, 2013 Friday at West End Park and on December 20 at Radisson Blue, Qube with 4 renowned musical icons from Philippines, (Sitti Navarro, Duncan Ramos of Southborder and Jinky Vidal with Top Suzara former Orginal Freestyle Band vocalists) Ticket Prices: (19th Dec) Bronze - 30 QR Silver - 50 QR Gold - 100 QR VIP - 150 QR Red Carpet - 200 QR (Meet and Greet) Ticket Prices: (20th Dec) VIP - 200 QR (Meet and Greet) General Patronage - 120 QR (w/ complimentary drink) Ladies - free before 9:30 pm - 50 QR after 9:30 pm Contact: Pie Garcia at 70707638 or Paul Cruz at 70267682. Click here to see Events Program at West End Park

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Al-Wakrah stadium

Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities will perform their cultural shows,thematic dances, songs, comedy show and more. Pakistan Education Centre, Bangladesh MHM School, Bhavans Indian School and DPS-MIS will compete with parade, songs, dances and thematic shows. Football and basketball matches will also be held, where winners will be awarded a prize of QR10,000 and QR5,000, respectively.

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Al Rayyan indoor stadium

Filipino, Malaysian and Indonesian community members will give performances, while at Al Khor Sports Stadium, Nepalese expats and Al Khor community members will stage shows.

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Katara

When: 18 Dec - 19 Dec 2013

What time: 10:00:am - 10:00:pm

On the occasion of the Qatar National Day celebrations, the Cultural Village Foundation (Katara) gladly invites you to join these festivities and enjoy the happenings in Katara from the 18th – 19th of December 2013, featuring 20 events inspired from their heritage to recognize their present and explore horizons of their future.

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Flag of Gratitude & Loyality

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When: 16 Dec - 16 Dec 2013

Time:10:00:am - 10:00:pm

Venue: Katara Amphitheater

“Flag of Gratitude & Loyality” Campaign is a national project by the State of Qatar presented to Guinness Book of Records as the largest flag in the world. Aiming to highlight the deep unity and brotherhood among our loyal people and wise leadership, and to display the humanitarian and patriotism senses in this campaign, as the project seeks also to convey the message of loyalty to His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani and tribute to His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa al-Thani for their great efforts and sincere dedication witnessed by the whole world and seen on ground by citizens and residents. So the flag become a concrete evidence expressing the profound love and loyalty of people to their leadership and to remain a testimony for future generations.

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Souq Waqif

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QND celebrations inside the Souq include traditional dance and music performances. Alternatively, stay embraced by Souq Waqif’s charms and book a table at Al Matbakh Rooftop Grill at Arumaila for lively music and spectacular views over the Corniche and city skyline; or Al Jomrok’s rooftop lounge, where the relaxing lounge music completes the Arabesque experience and is a memorable way to mark the National Day celebrations.

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Darb Al Saai grounds in Al Sadd

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Darb al-Saai, one of the major attractions of the QND 2013 celebrations at the Al Sadd area. Open from 8-18th December from 8am - 12 noon and from 3:30pm-10pm, Darb al-Saai features the enactment of a number of traditional activities. Ardha - the sword dance, exhibitions of hunting falcons and vintage cars, demonstration of basket and mat weaving, preparation of traditional delicacies, and camel and horse riding are among the activities. Coming alive in the afternoon, Darb al-Saai also features playgrounds for children to engage in traditional games and song-and-dance routines.

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School Programmes

Sixteen schools will be participating in the cultural programmes at all the venues, including the MES Indian school, Pak Shama, Sri Lankan School, Nobel International School, Birla Public School, Ideal Indian School, Shantiniketan Indian School, Philippines School Doha, Philippines International School, Scholars International School, Doha Modern Indian School, Pakistan Education Centre, Bangladesh MHM School, Bhavans Public School, DPS-MIS Indian School and Bright Future Pakistani International School.

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Hotels

Grand Hyatt Hotel

During the Qatar National day on December 18, Grand Hyatt Doha will be offering a 50% discount at all the restaurants for food and soft beverages. A buffet will be served at The Grill exclusively for qar250 including soft beverages throughout the entire day. For more information or reservations, contact 4448 1234.

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Al Shaheen Restaurant / Al Ghazaal Room, Sheraton Hotel Doha

International and Oriental Buffet- Adult: QR 280.00 / person-Children aged 6-12: QR 140.00 / child- Offering Selection of International dishes and Oriental specialties with live pasta station and saj bread. Price includes soft drinks, water, juices tea and coffee. Ladies wear traditional Arabian dress men regular Arabic shirt and black trousers.For Children, there will be cotton Candy Station, Clown, Face painting and Balloon twisting. La Veranda Restaurant La Veranda will be offering two buffets presenting on one hand the best of Mediterranean/Italian cuisine and on the other Oriental specialties. Grill station with fresh fish and meat. Live pasta cooking station. Price includes soft drinks, water, juices tea and coffee. There will be for children. Bouncy Castle, Face painting and Balloon twisting. Ladies will wear traditional Arabian dress, men wearing Arabic outfit. The decoration will include Qatar flags in the entrance, purple flowers on the tables. Live entertainment by pianist and DJ performing mix of Arabic and European tunes. Price: Adult – QR290. Children aged 6-12 – QR145. Sheraton Pool Bar Area will be serving Charcoal grill with selection of meat and fish and easy-to-eat side dish buffet including fresh salads. Softdrink, water and juice bar serving signature refreshing fruit concoctions-Adult Qr. 190.00 / person-Children aged 6-12: QR 90.00 / child Ginan Room A selection of canapés will be passed around alongside mocktails and soft drinks as punters enjoy traditional national day music via the sound system. Price: QR80 per person and QR40 per child (six-12). Kids under six can enjoy it all for free. For more information or reservations, contact 4485 4444.

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InterContinental Doha

The lobby at this stalwart hotel will be transformed and offering special cake and Arabic coffee to market QND. Following this, a special Qatari traditional buffet will take place at Coral Restaurant. Time: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm Price: QR175 per person They we will be offering all Qatari Nationals 50% discount on rooms for the night of 17th & 18th December and 50% discount at Coral for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For more information or reservations, contact 4484 4444.

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Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park

Aramede Restaurant Celebrate the QND at Aramede with a traditional Qatari buffet along with traditional Arabic pipe music. Time: 2:30 pm – 4 pm Price: QR150 per adult. QR75QR per child (6-12 years) including juices, local mineral water and soft drinks. Children under six years dine free-of-charge. For more information or reservations, contact 4408 7777.

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Wyndham Grand Regency Doha Grand Gourmet

From 15 to 21 December 2013, will be serving authentic Arabic cuisine with traditional Qatari dishes and an array of Arabic sweets. Head over all week to indulge in this international all-day dining spot, on the big day, 18 December, a special Qatari traditional food buffet will be on offer. Time: 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm Price: QR169 per person For more information or reservations, contact 4434 3203

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The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

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They will have an outdoor festival on December 15 that will see families mix and mingle in the hotel’s stunning Lagoon Garden as they enjoy a cake cutting ceremony, cultural entertainment, children enjoy their own playground and encounters with local animals including donkeys. Continuing the celebrations on Qatar National Day, December 18, all day dining venue, The Lagoon will feature an authentic and family friendly Arabic buffet. Embracing the spirit of togetherness on the most festive day in Qatar, children under the age of four will dine complimentary, while children between the ages of four and twelve will dine at half price. Reservation can be made to +974 4484 8000 or log on to www.ritzcarlton.com/doha. For more special offers

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Apart from entertainment, each venue will also provide different services to the public. Blood sugar levels checks will be done at all venues in co-operation with the Supreme Council of Health, Hamad Medical Corporation, MoI’s Medical Services Department, Qatar Red Crescent and many private clinics. Blood donation camps will also be organised at Westend Park and Al Rayyan sports stadium. Each venue will also have dining and praying areas, restaurants and emergency medical services.

Transportation

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Corniche Road to close on Saturday for four hours The Corniche Road will be closed for four hours from 5am on Saturday for rehearsals of the National Day parade. Around 70 buses will be conducting shuttle services to the Corniche on the National Day to transport people attending the day-long celebrations. People can catch the buses at parking spots near the Central Post Office, Qatar Petroleum building, Souq Waqif and the Qatar Sports Club.

Qatar National Day Warnings

- Placing pictures, posters and flags on the entire car

- Completely changing the look and colour of the vehicle

- Shading the windshield and rear window of the car, obstructing the driver’s view (both of the road in front of him and behind the car)

- Hiding the car plates

- Climbing on to the roof and bonnet of a car

- Getting out through the car’s windows and sunroof, which exposes passengers to the risk of falling down, besides affecting the control of the driver

- Blocking traffic and parking in no-parking zones

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