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Happy Qatar National Day 2014 from Doha News

The team at Doha News wishes our community a happy holiday.
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Qatar hotels strive to balance National Day and Christmas festivities

In a bid to strike a balance between marking National Day and holding festive celebrations, many hotels have temporarily taken down or are covering up their Christmas trees until after December 18. Continue Reading →

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PHOTOS: Getting into the Qatar National Day spirit

Qatar flags are popping up all over Doha, and this weekend, many residents were treated to a preview of the upcoming parade, as QND organizers held rehearsals on the Corniche. Continue Reading →

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PHOTOS: Qatar National Day 2014 celebrations kick off at Darb Al Saai

Though QND isn’t until Dec. 18, Qatar has begun the pre-festivities with performances, games, food, farm animals, shooting practice for beginners and other features at Darb Al Saai. Continue Reading →

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Reminder: Corniche closed to vehicles the mornings of today and tomorrow for QND rehearsals

The Corniche road from Sheraton Roundabout to the Islamic Museum Roundabout will be closed to vehicular traffic on the mornings of today (until 10:30am) and tomorrow for National Day military parade rehearsals, MOI reports. Those who are driving should follow the detours or seek alternate routes over the next few days. Additionally, the Qatari Armed Forces General Command has said that the Emiri Air Force’s jets will be conducting air show rehearsals in and about the Corniche area starting tomorrow and until National Day. The General Command has advised the public to “take precautions” during these times especially: tomorrow from 10am to 12 pm and Sunday and Monday from 2:15pm to 3pm. On QND
The actual show will take place during the parade time on National Day, Tuesday, Dec. Continue Reading →

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Photo: Happy Qatar National Day

On Dec. 18, 1878, Sheikh Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, the founder of Qatar, succeeded his father, Sheikh Mohammed bin Thani, as ruler and unified the country. Continue Reading →

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