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Thursday, 15 December 2011

Qatar National Day 2011


This Sunday that is on December 18, Qatar celebrates National Day in commemoration of the historic day in 1878 when Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani - the founder of the State of Qatar - succeeded his father, Sheikh Mohammed bin Thani, as the ruler and led the country towards unity. The day emphasises the identity and history of the country, embodies the ideals and visionary aspirations that the country was founded on and pays tribute to the great men and women who participated in building the nation.

I’m eagerly waiting to watch the programmes on the day and here’s the list of events:

There’s a military-civilian parade from 8.30 am to 11.30 am, which reflects national cohesion and strengthens customs and traditions in preserving the heritage and instilling a sense of belonging and citizenship.

Classic cars will be exhibited in the vintage car show from 4 pm to 10 pm. It is also an exhibition representing different historical phases, including military vehicles and such cars which were used in Emiri processions during the sixties, as well as classic vehicles and other machinery.

In boats parade that is between 5 pm and 10 pm, 40 traditional sailing boats will be participating in the National Procession, where Doha ports will be marvelously lighting up all-night.

Paintings of fireworks will display in the skies of Doha Corniche from 8 pm to 10 pm.

Other events related to Qatar National Day 2011:
The list in in this order: Title, Location, Event, Date, Details

Dream 2030, Darb El-Saai, Starts on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 and Ends on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 (All day event), Every day.

Al-Freej “neighborhood”, Darb AlSaai, Starts on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 and Ends on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 (All day event).

Alhivaiz, Darb ElSaai, Starts on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 and Ends on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 (All day event).

Al-Nasa (Shooting), Darb AlSaai, Starts on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 and Ends on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 (All day event).

Baraha, Darb ElSaai, Starts on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 and Ends on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 (All day event).

Marbat Al Shaqab, Darb AlSaai, Starts on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 and Ends on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 (All day event).

Al-Maqtar, Darb AlSaai, Starts on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 and Ends on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 (All day event).

Women Poetry Activities, Starts on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 and Ends on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 (All day event).

Slouki Square, Darb ElSaai, Starts on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 and Ends on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 (All day event).

Almshabayh, Darb ElSaai, Starts on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 and Ends on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 (All day event).

Souq Waqif, Darb ElSaai, Starts on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2011 and Ends on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 (All day event).

Lemradah - second round, Zainab Preperatory School, Occurs on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 from 9 am to 11.30 am.

Dream 2030, Aspire, Starts on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 and Ends on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, from 2 pm to 9 pm, every day.

Men Poetry Activities, Darb AlSaai (Al Fareeg), Starts on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 and Ends on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, from 6 pm to 11 pm.

Men Folklore Dancing, Darb AlSaai (Al Fareeg), Starts on Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011 and Ends on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011, from 6 pm to 11.55 pm.

Al-Izbba, Darb AlSaai, Starts on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011 and Ends on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 (All day event), every day.

Lemradah - third round, Zainab Preperatory School, Occurs on Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011, from 9 am to 11 am.

National Day Forum (Youth and Identity), Qatar national Convention Centre, Qatar Foundation for Education, Sciences, and Community Development, Starts on Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011 and Ends on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 (All day event).

Light Show, Corniche, Starts on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 and Ends on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 (All day event).

Sebak almasila, Occurs on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011 (All day event).

Corniche Dhows Show with traditional lighting, Starts on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011 and Ends on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 (All day event).

Lemradah Finals, Darb AlSaai, Occurs on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, from 7 am to 6 pm.

Students painting event, Occurs on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, from 4 pm to 11 pm.

National Parade, Corniche, Occurs on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 (All day event).

Musical Fireworks, Corniche, Occurs on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 (All day event).

Classic cars exhibition at Corniche, Corniche, Starts on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 and ends on Friday, Dec. 30, 2011 (All day event).

Watch for the photos from the National Day in my next few posts :)

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