Qatar Balloon Festival: Hot Air Balloon Rides, Food Courts & More; Here’s All About It

by Anupriya Mishra
Qatar Balloon Festival: Hot Air Balloon Rides, Food Courts & More; Here’s All About It

Qatar Balloon Festival is one of the most sought-after events in the Qatar calendar. This year, the ongoing event has been sponsored by Doha Festival City, which is the ultimate destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment in the country. The fourth edition has been a highly anticipated event and this year it’s featuring a display of more than 50 hot air balloons in a variety of shapes and colours.

Qatar Balloon Festival Is Taking Place Till December 18


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As the Qatar Balloon Festival draws to an end on December 18, it’s currently taking place in Katara with a slew of entertainment and activities for visitors of all ages. And building on the success of the previous editions, this festival has once again planned on showcasing giant kites according to reports. Thereby offering visitors a chance to launch their own kites, adding to its momentum.

More Than 50 Balloons Taking Flight In This Edition


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Besides more than 50 hot air balloons taking flight in a variety of shapes and colours, the event will showcase a family area with inflatable castles. Moreover, a variety of games for children and an international street food court will also be there to ensure people have a fun-filled time. As such, a VIP Majlis is also available for special guests.

What Are The Highlights Of This Festival?


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In case you’re wondering, the participants are hailing from France, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Belgium, Turkey, the United States, Slovenia, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Macedonia, Croatia, Brazil, Spain, Ireland, Germany, and Saudi Arabia. So, you can certainly expect some seriously creative and beautiful hot air balloons!

So with the festival’s itinerary spanning from morning to afternoon, the flights are taking across various city locations like Sports City, the Desert, Lusail, Katara, and other places. In fact, the upcoming days show a variety of roaming acts, parades, and nightglow shows scheduled for the evening. Besides this, of course, one can also be a part of the event by flying in the hot air balloons. If you also wish to do so, you can book your flight online, however, it’s worth noting that this is non-refundable.

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Doesn’t it all sound absolutely fantastic? While you are here, you can also marvel at the beautiful sight of the tethered flights, which just looks mesmerising. And in case you weren’t aware, the night glow is basically, an event that takes place in the evening and it sees unique balloons illuminated as they stand next to each other.

This is certainly an experience, one that you would want to experience with your loved ones. So, if you are visiting Qatar or are a resident, then don’t forget to check out this ongoing festival after all, it’s not something you would want to miss.

On till: December 18

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