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National Day fervour grips Qatar

With National Day approaching near, patriotic fervour has gripped the country. Shops are filled with items related to Qatar National Day while roads and streets can be seen adorned with national flags and colourful lights.

Matching the buoyant spirit of residents, companies have launched several offers while organisatios have lined up several events to ensure that Qatar National Day, celebrated on December 18, will be unforgettable.

Shops are prominently displaying items for National Day which include T-shirts, caps, flags stickers, gift boxes and watches having image of H H the Amir and National Flag.

“Although National Day is still few weeks away, we have started seeing pick-up in sales of items related to National Day. Currently, children are the main buyers of these items,” a salesman at the shop in Matar Qadeem told The Peninsula.

Hotels and restaurants have taken the lead so far in announcing offers and discounts for Qatar National Day. Residents will have opportunity to savour traditional Qatari flavours. In order to support local farms, the hotels will be serving food items prepared with locally grown vegetables.

Banana Island Resort Doha has planned ‘I Love Qatar’ Friday brunch which aims to promote local food market.

“The best way to celebrate the Qatar National Day and its accompanying preparations, is to recognise and to contribute in support of Qatari farmers, who play a pivotal role in this generous society, and are vital in securing the requirements of the Qatari market from vegetables to fruits, thereby contributing effectively to the local economic cycle,” said Andreas Haugg, Executive Assistant Manager Food & Beverage, Banana Island Resort Doha.

“We are delighted to share with members of the community, both local and expats their preparations to celebrate National Day,” he added.

Through the “I Love Qatar” Friday brunch, diners will be treated to fresh produce from local farms and relish traditional Qatari cuisine and dishes that will take visitors on a sensational dining trip. This initiative by the resort is to support local Qatari farmers.

Qatar National Library has already announced to hold month-long events to mark National Day.

Visitors can take part in a series of lectures, exhibitions and other activities in celebration of Qatar National Day.

For those who want to be adventurous in National Day, tour operators have lined up trips to desert which offers residents a chance to drive over the dunes and ride camels.

Source: The Peninsula Qatar