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Qatar National Day: Host of activities to be held in Katara

  • 12 December 2019
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Qatar National Day: Host of activities to be held in Katara
The Cultural Village Foundation – Katara launched a series of activities leading to Qatar National Day celebrations on Wednesday.
A large number of events from various shows, operettas, displays, national culture, heritage to drone and fireworks have been lined up in co-operation with various ministries, and government and private entities till December 19. The events will be held from 3pm to 10pm on all days.
The celebrations were officially launched by HE Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, General Manager, Katara, adding to the nationalistic feeling and patriotic fervour.
Qatar’s national dance Ardha at the Katara waterfront will provide the quintessential fervour as the activities are enjoyed by all leading to the National Day on December 18 at the cultural village.
The ‘Loyalty Book of the National Day’ which once again be on display. The book containing the signatures of visitors of previous years is on display for a 7th consecutive year.
Katara is also presenting its cultural market, heritage collections, “QadimekNadimak” an exhibition of antiquities, national shows, competitions offering gifts, and PlayStation championship (FIFA 2020).
A National Day operetta titled “This is Qatar”, directed by Nasser Abdul-Reda, will also be one of the highlights of this year’s celebrations.
Fireworks and drones display are also taking place every evening at the amphitheatre.
The Al Thuraya Planetarium is holding astronomy shows, colouring workshop, and “Phases of the Moon” workshop.
The Qatari Joint Special Forces have paratrooper show, ‘Show of Paramotor’, and parachute fireworks. 
The Ministry of Defense – Armed Forces have put out the best of armoury and old military tanks. The military parade with army musical band is also held each day.
Meanwhile, the Amiri Air Force has their Air Ambulance on display.
Adding to the aura, Mawater Center have put up a ‘Classic Cars’ display.
The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy is showcasing Qatar as the world’s sports destination with a folklore show on the occasion of the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019 now being hosted in Doha. The show has participation of 15 international communities (Pakistan, Korea, Japan, Palestine, Bangladesh, Uganda, Nepal, Kenya, Tanzania, Morocco, Jamaica, Tunisia, Mexico, Sudan, and Ghana). 
The Qatar Media Corporation, apart from presenting an exhibition of ancient vehicles, also has a live broadcasting studio, and display of radio booth model. 
The Ktateeb Company has Arabic language workshops for children. 
The Hamad Medical Corporation is presenting its institutional history, and the ambulance service.
The Amal Center for Special Needs has a programme with participation of youth over 15 years.
The Alfaisal Social Responsibility Centre is conducting Qatari heritage activities and popular games competitions while the Al Shabhanah Association has educational workshops for children.
In another interesting feature, the Nebras Power Company will be installing air fans on the Katara Hills.
Ooredoo has an electronic football game with inter-active presentations based on 3D technology being held on the stairs of Katara Beach Club. 
The general public will have free access to all the beach games.
The entire Cultural Village premises have been decked up in national colours and lights in supervision of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment.
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