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Posted On: 12 December 2019 10:20 am
Updated On: 18 August 2022 02:24 pm

Your ultimate guide to Qatar National Day  2019 events

Khadiza Begum
Khadiza Begum
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Each year many events happen around the country during Qatar National Day. In line with this, fireworks display, musical shows, parachuting, drone shows, cultural shows and other fun-filled events and activities have been lined up for this year’s Qatar National Day celebrations. Check out awesome events below and choose which ones you'd like to attend! And, if you want more, visit

Darb Al Saai

(December 12 - 20)

The Qatar National Day 2019 celebrations start on December 12 at Darb Al Saai. From 13 December it will receive visitors on two shifts from 9 am to 1 pm and from 3.30 pm to 10 pm except on Fridays when it will receive visitors from 2 pm to 11 pm.

The venue also offers facilities that visitors may need, like teams to help in case of missing kids and three restrooms for the public.

National Parade

(Corniche | December 18)

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Every year the largest national parade takes place at the Corniche on the occasion of Qatar National Day celebrations. A fantastic event where people get to enjoy the parade by MOI, Emiri Guards, Lekhwiya, Civil Defense and other governmental bodies. There are also aerial and sea displays by the air force and navy. This year the parade will start at 9 am. Make sure you present ahead of time as Corniche Road will be closed from 6 am.

There will be 16 parking lots available for private cars, from where the public could use the designated means of transportation to reach and return from the parade area. You can also use various Doha Metro stations to reach the gathering points and enter the events area.


Corniche | December 18

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You don’t want to miss this one - the special fireworks show that lights up every year the skies of Corniche to mark the Qatar National Day. Usually, every year it happens from 8 pm and 8.10 pm. So keep yourselves free on December 18 evening and head with friends and family to Corniche to watch this magnificent spectacle.

According to the latest Twitter post from Katara, the drone show and fireworks will take place at 8.30 pm that was before scheduled from 7 pm to 9 pm.

Katara Cultural Village

(December 11 - 19)

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The nine-day festivities loaded with 40 varied events and activities for Qatar National Day has kicked off at the Katara Cultural Village from December 11. The events will continue until December 19, from 3 pm to 10 pm. Make sure to be there on time as various surprises are waiting for you.

According to Tweet from Katara, there will be also a drone show and fireworks on 20 December from 7 pm to 9 pm.

Event Details:
Location: Katara Esplanade
Date: 11 December 2019 - 19 December 2019
Time: 03:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Price: General entry - It's free!

Air Shows

(December 12 - 17)

A breathtaking air show with stunning colours will take place over the skies of Doha for the residents of Qatar. Check out the timings below (as per the report from the Peninsula Qatar):

Aspire Park: 12 December 12 (from 4 pm to 6 pm)
13 December (rehearsals in the morning), 18 December - air show for grand QND celebrations
Darb Al Saai:
15 December (from 4pm to 6 pm)
December 17 at 4 pm

Aspire Zone

(December 12 - 18)

Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) has announced a series of exciting events in Aspire Park from Thursday (December 12) to Wednesday (December 18) starting from 3:30 – 10:00 pm for Qatar National Day.

The activities in Aspire Park feature collaboration between AZF and a number of organizations to provide activities for the community, such as Cultural Celebrations, Military iron man competitions, Military obstacle and Shooting competitions, there will be Military Parade by National Service Academy, Girls Creativity Center will have Art Celebration, Qatar Air Sport Committee will have Air Show and Parachuting and Activities for kids by Shabab Youth 22. The air show will begin on Thursday at Aspire Park from 4 pm to 6 pm.

Also, don't forget that Qatar Balloon Festival is ongoing at the park behind the lake near Al-Furousiya Street with 30 participants from around the world.

Mall of Qatar

(December 6 - 12)


Mall of Qatar has prepared dazzling and captivating family entertainment every day from December 6th until Qatar National Day on December 18th.

The festive program includes daily Ardah shows at the Oasis stage, traditional kids’ area for families to enjoy an array of activities at West Gate 1 and marvellous decorations throughout the mall.

On National Day at 7 pm, a wonderful performance of the Superstar Rahma Riad will enchant visitors at the Oasis.

Event Details:

Location: Mall of Qatar
Date: 6 December 2019 - 18 December 2019
Time: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Price: General entry - It's free!

Mirqab Mall

(December 13 - 18)


Join Mirqab Mall to celebrate Qatar National Day as they have lined a number of fascinating events, from Free Traditional Henna, Stilt Walker Parade, Build the Qatari Flag with Bricks and much more! Also their professional falconers provide the perfect photo opportunity to showcase Qatar's national sport.

Event Details:

Location: Mirqab Mall
Date: 13 December 2019 - 18 December 2019
Time: 03:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Price: General entry - It's free!
Phone: 4036 2772

Doha Festival City


Traditional activities such as the Mini Souq will take place every day 4 pm – 10 pm at the Axis node, ground floor, featuring the much-loved Henna Majlis, where shoppers can get authentic henna drawings. At the same area, a Carpet Workshop Majlis will host a carpet maker who will demonstrate to the visitors the art of weaving carpets the traditional way.

Event Details:

Location: Doha Festival City
Date: 12 December 2019 - 18 December 2019
Time: 04:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Price: General entry - It's free!
Phone: 40354444

Associated Activities of Qatar National Day Celebrations 2019

Expat communities and schools are also holding a variety of cultural performances and shows around Qatar as part of the associated activities of Qatar National Day celebrations.

To find more about Qatar National Day 2019 events, please visit

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