Two of the most popular singers in the Middle East – Yara and Ibrahim Dashti – kicked off the Qatar Live series of concerts on Wednesday night with "spectacular performances" at the Katara Amphitheatre.

They wowed a crowd of hundreds of residents, visitors and football fans from countries across the Arabian Gulf who were in Doha to support their countries’ national football teams for the ongoing 24th Arabian Gulf Cup, a press statement noted.

Qatar Live is a series of special music concerts and festivals organised by Qatar Airways and the Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), and supported by Ooredoo as Platinum Sponsor.

The events have been organised to align with the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup (November 26 to December 8) and the FIFA Club World Cup (December 11 to 21) to provide world-class entertainment for football fans, visitors and local residents.

Tomorrow, Rahma Riad, Fahad al-Kubaisi and Omar al-Abdallat will perform at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre, followed by Cheb Khaled and Hatim Ammor (December 13), Katy Perry (December 15), Maluma (December 16) and Maroon 5 (December 19).

For fans of electronic music, Qatar Airways and the QNTC are bringing Daydream Festival to Qatar for the first time, on December 12 and 20 at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha.

The world-renowned festival takes place each year at different locations around the world, bringing together the best DJs in dance and electronic music.

On December 12, the line-up of DJs includes Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Robin Schulz, Sam Feldt, Matt Sochon, and Wankelmut.

On December 20, Afrojack, Lost Frequencies, Mark Knight, Steff Da Campo, and Matt Sochon will perform at the festival.

Tickets for all events can be purchased at

Qatar Airways Group chief executive and QNTC secretary-general HE Akbar al-Baker said: “The performances by Yara and Ibrahim Dashti were a fantastic way to kick off Qatar Live. It was our honour to have them perform here in Doha.

“The fantastic live performances on offer in Qatar, alongside the football, make Qatar the place to be this December.

“I hope that residents and visitors alike take the opportunity to enjoy such a unique mix of sport and music.”

For visitors travelling from Kuwait and Oman, Qatar Airways is offering "amazing fares" on Economy and Business Class tickets, while Qatar Airways Holidays is offering "special packages" that will cover flights, hotels and concert tickets when travelling to Qatar, the statement notes.

In addition, stopover packages for passengers travelling from the rest of the world are available through Discover Qatar.

To learn more about the offers and packages, one can visit

Qatar Airways currently operates a fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport, to more than 160 destinations worldwide.

It has added several new destinations to its growing network this year, including Rabat, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Malta; Davao, the Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; Mogadishu, Somalia; and Langkawi, Malaysia.

The airline will add Gaborone, Botswana, this year to its extensive route network along with Luanda (Angola), and Osaka (Japan) in 2020.

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