Popular annual events in Qatar

Popular annual events in Qatar

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living
By : Fazmina Samat


Qatar, a land of rich traditions, and modern marvels, boasts a vibrant tapestry of cultural festivals that captivate locals and tourists alike. From colourful kite displays to cinematic masterpieces, from tantalizing culinary journeys to traditional dhow festivals, each event offers a unique glimpse into the heart and soul of this dynamic nation. Here is a list of the diverse array of festivities that celebrate Qatar's heritage, creativity and spirit of unity. 

Qatar Kite Festival

Prepare to be amazed by the colourful spectacle of giant kites taking to the skies, as enthusiasts from across the globe showcase their creativity and skills. 


Doha Cultural Festival  

Experience the vibrant tapestry of Doha's cultural heritage through enchanting music, captivating dance, exquisite costumes, and mouthwatering cuisines that will tantalize your senses. 


Ajyal Film Festival 

Unleash your imagination and join a cinematic journey designed to empower young minds and inspire film enthusiasts of all ages across Qatar and beyond. 


Qatar International Food Festival 

Indulge your taste buds in the ultimate culinary adventure as Qatar's largest Food celebration serves up a feast of workshops, entertainment and gastronomic delights for the entire family to savour. 


Qatar International Art Festival 

Immerse yourself in a world of creativity as global artists, critics, and enthusiasts gather on a shared platform to celebrate the boundless expressions of art and culture. 


Al-Shahaniya Camel Racing

Hold on to your hats and witness the thrill of specially trained camels racing to the finish line in the prestigious Emir's Main Race. This electrifying event attracts competitors from across the Gulf. 


Katara Traditional Dhow Festival 

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the rich maritime heritage of Qatar's ancestors at this unique festival, where the spirit of tradition comes alive against the backdrop of the sea. 


Garangao Festival 

Join in the joyous celebration unique to Qatar to celebrate Ramadan’s most beloved traditions for young children, allowing kids to collect sweet treats from their neighbours. Ramadan ends with feasting, prayers, and a two-three-day festive holiday that spreads cheer and goodwill. 


Qatar National Day

Proudly commemorate Qatar's historic unity and journey of progress with a national celebration that honours the country's heritage, culture, and spirit of resilience on the iconic date of December 18 every year. 


Made in Qatar Exhibition

Discover the best of local innovation and craftsmanship as the Made in Qatar Exhibition brings together homegrown companies and factories. Regardless, of whether you're a manufacturer, businessman or investor, this event offers a brilliant opportunity to explore a diverse range of locally manufactured products all under one roof.


AgriteQ : Qatar International Agricultural Exhibition 

This event is a fully-fledged platform where local and international stakeholders come together to exchange expertise, uncover trends and seize business opportunities in this vital sector. 


Mahaseel Festival 


An event that showcases local products to provide educational opportunities for citizens and residents, this festival is a celebration of diversity and growth in Qatar's agricultural sector. 


Katara Festival for Arabic Novel

This event is a literary extravaganza featuring a book fair brimming with Arabic Novels and translations in English and French. 


Senyar Festival 

Hand-line finishing and Pearl-diving competitions take centre stage. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a curious spectator, this event promises thrills and camaraderie against the stunning backdrop of Qatar's coastal beauty. 


Halal Qatar Festival 

This vibrant celebration of the Badia's cultural richness, from reviving ancient customs to preserving authentic traditions, this festival is a testament to Qatar's commitment to honouring its past. 


Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition

When luxury meets elegance, this showcases high-end treasures, from exquisite jewels to intricate timepieces, this exhibition is a heaven for connoisseurs and collectors alike. 


Qatar Balloon Festival

Experience the thrill of flying in a hot air balloon and enjoy panoramic views of Qatar's breathtaking landscapes. 


Hospitality Qatar

More than just an exhibition - this is a gateway to the future of hotel supply, design, franchising, investment and culinary innovation. 



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