Hot air balloons became colourful and gigantic light bulbs last night at Doha Port's Grand Terminal, drawing large crowds at the Qatar Balloon Festival 2023.
Spectators had the opportunity to see illuminated balloons stacked next to each other as they glowed in the dark, in tune with the festival's music.
The annual event will see more than 50 hot air balloons, from 17 different countries, taking to the skies of Doha from morning to evening until January 28.
The Night Glow is one of the festival's many unique and popular activities - providing a picturesque view and Instagramable moments for people to enjoy.
Prior to the activity, festival-goers also had the chance to witness an array of entertainment shows at the venue such as live stage performances, dance shows, roving mascots, and kite-flying activities.
"It's good to have such an event after the World Cup. My family is so happy to be here at the Grand Terminal because they are really enjoying the shows particularly this Night Glow. The balloons are amazing and I hope I could bring them here every night," said Sachin, an Indian expatriate who was taking videos for his social media channels.
He lauded the organisers for providing residents and visitors with what he described as "a lovely and dazzling festival that fascinate us all."
The 3rd edition of Qatar Balloon Festival forms part of the ‘Feel Winter in Qatar’ campaign, launched by Qatar Tourism and Qatar Airways on Thursday at the Mina District.
Qatar Tourism has also lined up several other events as part of its campaign, aimed at attracting more visitors and making the country as among the favourite places to explore.
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