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Posted On: 20 December 2009 01:09 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:10 pm

Fireworks magic has Doha aglow

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2_332791_1_252.jpg2_332792_1_252.jpg Spectacular fireworks illuminated the Corniche and the West Bay sky in a fitting finale to the week-long Qatar National Day celebrations yesterday evening. The city’s most popular location was crowded with people gathering to witness the pyrotechnic show, an important part of the celebrations. The evening was a true reflection of Qatar’s culture as men, women and children of all nationalities joined in celebrating the day. Armed forces planes fly over Doha during the parade The visitors were also impressed with the lighting and other decorations adorning the Corniche road and surrounding buildings. The fireworks show was undoubtedly the jewel in the crown of yesterday’s programme as it was the event everyone was looking forward to. The Australians who staged the display did not disappoint the crowds who lined the Corniche and occupied rooftops. Qatari Heritage Police ride camels in the parade For over a quarter of an hour, the sky was aglow with a riot of colours and the city echoed with the boom of fireworks. As soon as the display got under way exactly at 8pm as promised, screams and cheers could be heard all along the Corniche. Youngsters were the most vocal in their delight. Cars moving on the waterfront stopped for the show. The scale of the show was incredible, and the colours over the Doha night sky provided a memorable sight that could be seen from all over the city. Qatari women holding the national flag wear scarves with HH the Emir’s portrait during the National Day parade yesterday. PICTURES: Noushad Thekkayil and Jayan Orma Organisers told Gulf Times they were “impressed” with the large number of people who attended the events on the National Day. The image of the Corniche with its highly developed West Bay skyline being showered in gold was an appropriate finale to the day-long celebrations. The excitement that overwhelmed the crowd was evident as cars with enthusiastic people waving flags filled the city’s roads