You may have noticed that Qatar is getting more colourful these last few weeks as buildings, homes, cars, and public spaces are being decorated for Qatar National Day! This year’s celebrations are all the more prescient in the wake of the ongoing blockade against Qatar, making Qatar National Day 2017 an occasion for the community to once again come together in a show of strength, solidarity, and celebration under the motto of ‘Promise of Prosperity and Glory’.
The sale of National Day items such as flags, banners, car decals, stickers, and more have seen an unprecedented rise this year according to The Peninsula as images of the Qatari flag, and the likeness of HH the Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani adorn private and public spaces across the country.
(Photo credit: The Peninsula)
The yearly National Day village at Darb Al Saai is once again up and running, with activities opening to the public as of today – Saturday, December 9, and will run until Wednesday, December 20. With a host of family-friendly cultural events on display, here’s a rundown of some of this year’s top Darb Al Saai highlights!
Qatar Police College
Qatar Foundation for Social Work (QFSW)
Ministry of Defence (MOD)
Other Qatar National Day highlights:
Katara Cultural Village
Labaih Ya Emir timings:
Sun-Sat: 4:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m.
Things To Know
Darb Al Saai timings:
Sat-Thurs: 8:00 a.m. till 12 noon
4:00 p.m. till 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 2:00 p.m. till 11:00 p.m.
The Qatar National Day organizing committee has set aside vast swathes of parking for visitors at Darb Al Saai, and on-site medical services will be available in conjunction with Hamad Medical Corporation.
Are you excited for this year’s Qatar National Day festivities? Don’t forget to visit QatarNationalDay.qa for all your latest events updates! And, don’t forget to like and share this article!
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