All you need to know about the Qatar Kite Festival

All you need to know about the Qatar Kite Festival

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

By Dipti Nair

The first Qatar Kite Festival was held in March 2023 and was a huge success prompting the organizer, Safe Flight Solutions, who also organizes the popular Qatar Balloon Festival series, to bring it back for another round. This year’s edition promises to be bigger and better with even more fun activities to look forward to.

Here is our guide on everything you need to know about the Qatar Kite Festival.

Dates:

January 25 to February 3, 2024. Mark your calendars!

Timings:

Kite flying: 11 am – 9 pm

Kite workshop: Weekends 11am - 5pm, Weekdays 2pm - 5pm

Stage events: 4pm – 10pm

Location:

Old Doha Port, in front of the cruise terminal.

Access:

All the activities are free

Activities:

Kite Displays

Witness the sky come alive with massive, colorful kites at the Qatar Kite Festival. Sixty talented participants from around the globe will skillfully showcase their kite-flying prowess, transforming the sky into a canvas of vibrant hues. Don't miss this mesmerizing display that promises to paint the air with breathtaking colors.

International Food Court

Savor flavors from around the world at the Qatar Kite Festival! Treat yourself to tasty dishes and drinks from various food carts and kiosks. It's a delicious way to enjoy the festival vibes and create wonderful memories.

Kite Building Workshops

Your little budding artist can now try their hand at making and designing kites at the Qatar Kite Festival which will be led by experienced kite artist Iqbal Husain. Children can learn the art of crafting their own kites using eco-friendly, biodegradable materials, unleashing their creativity into the open sky. The workshop is free to attend but you need to register online. There are different time slots for different age groups. The kite workshops are from 11 am to 5 pm on weekends and 2 pm to 5 pm on weekends.

Celebration Palace

Discover an extra layer of joy at the Qatar Kite Festival with the Celebration Palace. For an entry ticket of QAR 75, you can access all the different activities at the Celebration Palace. Children can enjoy colorful bouncy castles and delightful inflatables where they can jump till they drop. You can also play live on the biggest Snake & Ladder in Qatar, try your hand at a Giant Jenga, or get your face painted. Carnival Games for both adults and children at an extra rate of QAR 10 per game will also be available.

Live Music & Stage shows

Dance to the beats of a live DJ at the Qatar Kite Festival. The stage comes alive at 4pm and different activities continue till 10pm. There will be a number of mesmerizing stage shows like Aladdin & Jasmine, Cleopatra, Bollywood, Elsa & Anna, Pirates of the Caribbean, Broadway and Cowboys throughout the week. There will be three shows everyday at 5:40 pm, 7:40 pm and 9:10 pm. There will also be a parade of your favorite characters every day at 4:40 pm, 7:10 pm and 9:40 pm.

 

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