Qatar is gearing up to host an array of major events and sports competitions across the country during December.
From kite surfing competitions to Arabian horse showcases, the country is set to spotlight its rich cultural heritage and growing reputation as a premier destination for various activities.
The Qatar GKA Freestyle Kite World Cup 2023 Finals will be held from Tuesday to Saturday at Fuwairit Kite Beach (FKB). This event is expected to draw a large number of spectators to witness the world’s top kitesurfers compete.
The World Arabian Horse Championship is set to take place from December 7-9 at the Old Doha Port, marking the first time the event will be held outside of France since its inception. Organised by Katara – the Cultural Village in partnership with Ooredoo, this equestrian spectacle will bring together over 150 Arabian horses from more than 20 countries. Qatar, renowned for its excellence in breeding Arabian horses, will use this opportunity to further establish itself as a world-class hub for horses and equestrian sports.
The second edition of the Heenat Salma Winter Bazaar will run from Monday to Saturday. This exhibition by local artisans, craftspeople and small business owners at Heenat Salma Farm also offers tasty creations from the artisanal kitchen.
Art enthusiasts can indulge in the Introduction to Gemstone and Jewellery Illustration workshop from Monday to Wednesday at the Museum of Islamic Art. Participants will learn about gemstone characteristics and shapes, illustrating and painting their designs. The workshop will also cover techniques such as applying light and shadow to create realistic illustrations.
From December 5-8, the Al Mayassa Theatre at the Qatar National Convention Centre will host the 1001 Nights Ballet - Arabian Nights. The dance performance is set to atmospheric music composed by Fikret Amirov.
The Qatar Classic Car Contest & Exhibition, featuring rare vehicle collections from prominent owners, will be held from December 6-10 at The Pearl Island.
From December 11-16, Al Hazm will host the second edition of Razza Exhibition, celebrating traditional Qatari men’s wear and showcasing high-end luxury. The event brings together skilled designers from various corners of the world.
The 4th edition of the Qatar Balloon Festival will take place from December 7-18 at Katara– the Cultural Village parking. Visitors can enjoy activities such as sunrise balloon launches, tethered flights and night glow, and participate in a photo and video contest. The festival, free for all visitors, has grown in popularity since its inception in 2019.
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