Ramadan in Qatar is a time of spiritual connection and a joyous time. Plenty of events, celebrations, unique Iftar & Sohour options and kids' activities take place across the country.
It's also an excellent time to explore as there are many Ramadan-related things you can see and do here during Ramadan.
The ILoveQatar.net (ILQ) team has put together a list of some of them you shouldn't miss before Ramadan ends! Let's check them out, and we hope you have a wonderful time with your family & friends.
The Ramadan Iftar Canon is a much-awaited event during Ramadan in Qatar. It happens daily during the period of Ramadan, and the cannon goes off at Iftar time. This unique tradition has been followed in Qatar for many years and dates back to when technology was not advanced. The sound of the cannon would signify that it was time for Iftar.
This year, you can watch the canon at places like Lusail Boulevard, Old Doha Port, Souq Al Wakrah and more!
😍 Ramadan cannon going off at Lusail Boulevard!— ILoveQatar - Live (@ILQLive) March 23, 2023
👉The Ramadan cannon is one of the beautiful traditions in #Qatar.
👉 Before loudspeakers and digital devices came into the picture, cannons were used to let people know that it was time to break their fast. #ILoveQatar pic.twitter.com/vhDpgkARps
Garangao is celebrated in Qatar and the GCC region on the 14th day of Ramadan to signify children finishing their fast for half of the Holy Month. Kids dress in traditional clothes, sing and walk around neighbourhoods collecting candy, chocolates and nuts in special pouches designed for the occasion.
This year, there are many happenings for Garangao! Do check them out and enjoy!
Doha comes alive during Ramadan, and you can spot decorations all around! From inside malls to prominent landmarks, don't forget to look around to spot them!
A few places where you can enjoy Ramadan decorations and a water fountain show this year are at Corniche and Al Zaman Plaza as part of the 'Festive Lighting', Lusail Boulevard, Msheireb Downtown Doha etc.
🌙✨ Lusail Boulevard is all decked up for Ramadan 2023! How beautiful are these decorations?!— ILoveQatar - Live (@ILQLive) March 23, 2023
When are you planning to go, ILQ fam?#Ramadan #ILoveQatar #Qatar #Ramadan2023 #RamadaninQatar #QatarRamadan #RamadanMubarak @Lusail_City @Skate_Qtr pic.twitter.com/MsuolA52OO
Ramadan is a time of giving and sharing, and every year, many people and organizations come forward to provide free Iftar meals that are open to all. People can go there and break their fast with the community. The ministry is providing 10,000 free Iftar meals daily this Ramadan.
A Qatari family is also giving free Iftar meals at Mousa Bin Hafs Street in Al Aziziyah. Do check it out!
🌙 Ramadan is all about sharing and giving. Take a quick look at this Free Iftar tent in Qatar! ❤— ILoveQatar - Live (@ILQLive) March 30, 2023
🙌 In Qatar, many individuals and organizations provide tents that offer Iftar meals for all community members.
📍Mousa Bin Hafs Street in Al Aziziyah
🕓 Iftar pic.twitter.com/0NKHQqCBgg
This is another unique tradition followed since the olden days in Qatar. Mesahar, traditionally used to chant around neighbourhoods in different parts of the country to wake people for Sohour during Ramadan.
This year, you can watch them at Mina District, Old Port Doha, at 10:30 pm to see what it's like!
🌙Heard drums and chants in the early hours of the day during Ramadan? Here is what it is!— ILoveQatar - Live (@ILQLive) March 28, 2023
👉Drummers, also known as 'Mesahar', traditionally used to chant around in neighbourhoods to wake people for the pre-fast meal Sohour during Ramadan. #Doha #Qatar #ILoveQatar #ILQ pic.twitter.com/5m9HNvUzmg
Doha comes alive during Ramadan and bazaars and shopping spots open up at prominent places in the country. Enjoy shopping, participate in cultural events, and check out the traditions there. Some places you should check out this year are the Ramadan Bazaar at The Pearl Island, Souq El Mina at Old Doha Port, Ramadan Shopping Fair at Doha Exhibition & Convention Center (DECC) and more!
Ramadan Bazaar is happening at The Pearl Island, offering Ramadan & Eid essentials.— ILoveQatar - Live (@ILQLive) March 26, 2023
📍Location: 2-6 La Croisette, Porto Arabia, The Pearl Island
🗓️Date: 25 March - 15 April 2023
🕗Time: 8 pm - 1 am#Qatar #ILoveQatar #PearlIsland #Ramadan2023 #Ramadan @ThePearlQatar pic.twitter.com/72VRH7UhjE
This tradition is a fun one where one can witness a parade of vintage, unique and some muscle & sports car parade along the streets of Qatar. This usually happens at Katara Cultural Village. This year you can see the daily car show at Lusail Boulevard before sunset time.
🚗🚙 Check out this awesome car parade at Lusail Boulevard! Get a look at some of the finest vehicles with this car parade before the Iftar cannon firing.— ILoveQatar - Live (@ILQLive) March 23, 2023
Don't miss this spectacle during Ramadan!
📍 Lusail Boulevard
🕓 Daily, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm #ILoveQatar #QatarNews #Qatar pic.twitter.com/jYmyefIikZ
How many of these unique Ramadan-related events or things have you seen or done? Do let us know in the comments below. Do share this article - it keeps us going!
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