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.
Since 2007, Qatar has commemorated the occasion with increasing enthusiasm and events that foster unity between nationals and expats alike.
The Corniche is completely closed tomorrow, but shuttles will take revelers where tey need to go from 5am until midnight.
Couch surfers and those who are traffic averse can access a live feed of media coverage here.
Enjoy the fabulous celebrations, and please submit your photos of this day to our Doha News Flickr pool!
We will feature some of the best submissions in a photo gallery tomorrow.