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Posted On: 16 December 2019 06:02 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 10:18 am

Top 5 places to watch the fireworks this Qatar National Day

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The fireworks display on the Corniche is definitely one of the highlights of every year's Qatar National Day celebrations. Residents of Qatar congregate along the Corniche Promenade gaze up as the sky fills up with sounds as the fireworks shoot up in the air in a dazzling display of lights in different colors and formation. It's exciting, thrilling, and an awaited event.

If you want to know which are the recommended locations to watch the fireworks on Qatar National Day, scroll down to see the possible options!

Where to watch the fireworks display

1. Corniche

The length of the Corniche Promenade gets crowded every QND for the host of activities every December 18. From the parade to the air shows, and the fireworks, it is the place to be if you want to be near the action.

According to the company doing this year's fireworks, Swiss Events, the best spot to watch the fireworks is at the top seat of the public grandstand. Unlike being near the waterfront, you won't have as much of a crick in the neck after the show is finished. The public grandstand gets full fast so if you want a good seat, better get there early.

The most popular of course is along the waterfront. There are many spots that people take advantage of such as the following:

(click below to see their GPS locations)

- Bandar Skyview

- Doha skyline viewpoint

- Calligraphy sculpture

- West Mound Skyline Viewpoint

- Fishing spot

2. Museum of Islamic Art

Although still situated along the Corniche, Museum of Islamic Art sits on its own island and provides a good view of the fireworks display as well.

Popular spots include MIA Park, the East mound skyline, the 7 Sculpture by Richard Serra, MIA Park Cafe, and June Cafe.

The museum also serves as a good backdrop if you are taking photos from the other side of the Corniche.

3. Hotels

Hotels along the Corniche Promenade or those with high floors have QND offers to give guests a different view of the city during the fireworks and air show on QND.

JW Marriott Marquis City Center Doha

Celebrate Qatar National Day with a breathtaking view of Doha's skyline while enjoying your favorite sips and bites from the exclusive 50th floor.

  • QAR 350 per person
  • Air show 3 pm - 5 pm
  • Fireworks 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
  • Book now: 4429 5295

Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

Sheraton offers BBQ at the Resort Beachside which features a sumptuous seaside barbecue with a view of the spectacular fireworks display.

  • QR 375 per person including all soft beverages
  • QR 475 per person including special beverage package
  • 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
  • For reservations, call us at 4485 3000 or email [email protected]

Fraser Suites Doha

Royal Riviera Hotel

Located in Al Safliya street facing MIA, this hotel is offering a Live BBQ Night at Skyview (rooftop) while watching the live fireworks display at the Corniche.

  • QAR 129 per person
  • Whatsapp 5542 0337

4. Restaurants

Restaurants and coffee shops along the Corniche has the advantage of getting a front-row seat during the fireworks display. Popular spots include Al Mourjan Restaurant and Costa Coffee.

IDAM By Alain Ducasse

IDAM’s National Day Celebration includes:

  • An exclusive boat cruise to MIA from The Pearl
  • Enjoying the National Day fireworks from the terrace
  • 5-course menu, including beverages
  • Book now: Phone: 44224488 or Email: [email protected]

5. Aboard a cruise

See Fireworks by the Sea on National Day

National Cruise Company is offering a special 2 hours trip starting from The Pearl on Qatar National Day.

The dinner cruise is from 7 pm to 9 pm giving their guests a chance to see the fireworks aboard the cruise.


  • QAR 200 upper deck with light snacks and refreshments (water, coffee, tea, & juices)
  • QAR 150 lower deck with refreshments (water, coffee, tea, & juices)
  • QAR 100 kids 3 years to 10 years old
  • Booking information: Call or what's App: +974 6600 0926 / +974 5000 8820

Are you excited for the Qatar National Day fireworks? If you know any other spots, please let us know in the comments!

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