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Posted On: 16 December 2021 08:00 pm
Updated On: 18 December 2021 10:12 am

Your ultimate guide to Qatar National Day 2021

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Everything you need to know about this year's Qatar National Day (QND) (18 December) is right here. Whether you want to see the parade, watch the gorgeous QND fireworks, buy decorative items to celebrate this occasion, want to know if there are any Metro updates, what activities and events are taking place, where the Qatar National Day offers are - you'll find it right here along with all other relevant information you may need, so you're well prepared to celebrate Qatar National Day 2021!


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Amiri Diwan announces official holiday for Qatar National Day

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The Amiri Diwan has announced that on the occasion of the upcoming National Day on Saturday, 18 December 2021, it has been decided that Sunday, 18 December 2021 will be an official holiday.

Qatar National Day 2021 slogan

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Ancestral meadows, a matter of trust!

The Qatar National Day Celebrations Organising Committee has released the slogan for Qatar National Day 2021 through their social media platforms. Every year the Qatar National Day Organising Committee reveals a unique slogan for the celebrations.

The 2021 slogan translates to:

"Ancestral meadows; a matter of trust."

The slogan calls on all of us to consider our environment as a core issue because environmental development is one of the four pillars of the Qatar National Vision 2030.

Check out this year's Qatar National Day song! [This is Qatar]

Here's a gift from Qatar Tourism on the occasion of our National Day. Hit the play button to watch and listen to this year's catchy Qatar National Day song, titled "This is Qatar."

The Parade

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Have you ever watched the Qatar National Day Parade live?

This year's Qatar National Day parade will start at 9 am and entry for the public is by invitation only (via bar code). Corniche will open to invitees until 7:30 am and the paths will be closed after that.

Two places are embarked for the public, bringing the total number of invited people to about 9,586. (Peninsula Qatar)


Fireworks on the Corniche

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One of the most awaited events on Qatar National Day are the fireworks that adorn the skies that evening. You don’t want to miss the special fireworks show that will light the Corniche skies in celebration. They are mesmerising, spectacular and a treat to watch.

This year there will be fireworks on the Doha Corniche during the evening time and it will coincide with the timing of the end of the FIFA Arab Cup™. (Peninsula Qatar)

There are many locations in Qatar where you can enjoy watching the fireworks while dining on some delicious food. Check out our listing HERE!

Doha Metro announces service updates between 17 and 18 December 2021

Everything you need to know about Qatar National Day 2021
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Doha Metro and Lusail Tram announced that between 17 December 11:30 pm and 18 December 11:30 am:

  • M143 will operate from Hamad Hospital Station.
  • M106 and M107 operations from West Bay QP Station will be suspended.

Doha Metro & Lusail Tram also announced that due to the organizational requirements of Qatar National Day celebrations, access to Al Bidda, Corniche, and West Bay QP stations will be restricted between 11:30 pm on 17 December and 11:30 am on 18 December.

Al Bidda Station will only be available for transfer between the Red and Green Lines.

Restrictions all vehicles must follow during QND celebrations

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All vehicles must follow certain conditions during Qatar National Day celebrations from 15 to 21 December 2021:

  1. Do not hide the front and rear number plates.
  2. Do not blackout or tint the windshield.
  3. Do not get out of the windows.
  4. Do not change the colour of the vehicle.

Where to buy your Qatar National Day 2021 decorations

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Lots of places in and around Doha sell Qatar National Day decorations and gift items!

If you want to get a flag to celebrate with the people of Qatar, you can buy them from most malls, supermarkets, and neighbourhood stores, however, if you're looking for other Qatar National Day decorations and gifts, we have a special listing.

Check it out HERE!

Things to do this Qatar National Day 2021

Everything you need to know about Qatar National Day 2021
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Although Darb Al Saai activities are cancelled this year, Qatar National Day 2021 will be celebrated across the country through various events and yearly activities.

Read more: Qatar National Day Things To Do

    Qatar National Day 2021 dining offers

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    What better way to spend this grand day than to indulge in some great food or get a hamper or two to share with loved ones or gift people you care about?

    Check out the listing so you know where to dine on QND.

    Qatar National Day 2021 Offers

    Everything you need to know about Qatar National Day 2021
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    Many places in Qatar are offering great deals and discounts that run for weeks in celebration of the special occasion.

    Find the offers HERE!

    Our special QND website just for you!

    Click the image to check the website!

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