Qatar Tourism will hold a giant balloon parade during Eid

Qatar Tourism (QT) is holding a one-of-a-kind festival with a parade of giant balloons on Qatar’s iconic promenade, Doha Corniche, from May 3-5 to celebrate this year’s Eid Al-Fitr.

The celebrations are open to the public and free. Exciting activities will include a marching band, live entertainment, traveling performers, carnival games, food trucks and booths. To match the excitement of the day, a spectacular fireworks display will light up the Doha skyline each festive evening at 9:00 p.m.

During the three days of the festival, daily musical performances will start at 7:30 p.m. with renowned local and regional artists. Iraqi singer Mahmoud Al Turki will be the first to perform on Tuesday May 3; followed by renowned Qatari artist Nasser Al Kubeissi alongside a local band on Wednesday May 4; with the famous Saudi singer Sultan Khalifa will close the show on Thursday, May 5.

Akbar Al Baker, Chairman of Qatar Tourism and Group Managing Director of Qatar Airways, said: “Qatar Tourism has been proudly presenting events for over a decade, and we are delighted to come out of this difficult time with a truly special celebration.

“The Eid al Fitr festival offers exciting new festivities for all GCC families, fulfilling our commitment to hosting open and easily accessible family events in the region. During this joyful occasion, we are greatly grateful for the strong collaborative efforts of our valued partners and stakeholders, through which this event can take place.

For three days, the Doha Corniche will transform into a pedestrian zone, allowing residents and visitors to experience one of the capital’s most beloved avenues in a new way. Festival-goers will be close to some of Qatar’s most important cultural sites, including the National Museum of Qatar and Souq Waqif.

Also nearby is Msheireb Downtown Doha, a sustainably regenerated historic district in Doha, home to the region’s largest covered public square, designated art and design spaces, and numerous hotels and restaurants.

For regional visitors, the festivities offer a quick getaway in the country, which is gearing up to host the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 later this year. Travelers can plan their visit with Discover Qatar and make the most of their celebrations by exploring new adventures and experiences in Doha.

For an easy travel experience around Qatar, the Doha Metro seamlessly connects visitors to these attractions, while Msheireb’s self-driving trams also offer a unique way to explore the neighborhood.

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