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Plethora of event poised to boost Qatar tourism sector

Qatar is set to host several events, exhibitions, and sports competitions next month aimed at further boosting the country’s tourism sector.

The region’s first-ever giant balloon parade, as well as marching bands, daily firework displays, carnival games and food stalls, will mark this year’s Eid Festival at the Doha Corniche from May 3 to 5. It will also feature live music concerts by top artistes from the Arab world – Mahmoud al-Turki, Nasser al-Kubeissi, and Sultan Khalifa.
The parade will begin at 4.30pm followed by live performances at 7.30pm while carnival games, F&B offerings, and roaming shows will run between 4.30pm and 11pm. At 9pm, residents and visitors will have the chance to witness a spectacular fireworks display.
After this festivity, Qatar will be hosting a much-anticipated event, the 18th edition of Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (DJWE), which will be held from May 9 to 13 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC).
“We are excited to announce the 18th edition of the Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition will be inaugurated by renowned Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt,” Qatar Tourism tweeted yesterday.
The event will showcase a wide range of luxury collections, including Louis Vuitton’s ‘Saturne necklace’, an extraordinary jewellery piece of more than 141 multi-coloured sapphires totalling 186.42 carats; a jewellery line by Al Maha Collection, specially designed to put a spotlight on Down Syndrome; Ali Bin Ali’s new brands from Switzerland and the US; Al Majed Jewellery’s signing of a licensing agreement to be the official licensed luxury jewellery and accessories for the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar; and Létrange’s unique piece of a Croco leather bag with handles made of white gold and decorated with diamonds of approximately 200 carats, among others.
The 14th International Event for Homeland Security and Civil Defence, Milipol Qatar, will bring together hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of security professionals from various countries across the globe from May 24 to 26. It will host six international industry national pavilions. France’s pavilion at the event is expected to be the largest – housing more than 20 companies. It will also include North America, Germany, Italy, the UK and for the first time Austria.
Sporting events are also expected to draw crowds such as the first Qatar Asian Junior tennis tournament for 14 years and under from May 9 to 14 while the second part takes place from May 16 to 21, both at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex.
The Diamond League Athletics Championship, meanwhile, is taking place on May 13 at Qatar Sports Club while a Qatar Squash Federation competition – Psa Challenger Senior 20k – is scheduled from May 20 to 24, also at Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex.
Several other events are taking place this month such as the Ladies Training Days, a three-hour free training on the track for female runners, walkers, cyclists, and skaters at Lusail running until tomorrow; Lusail Circuit Sports Club’s ‘General Training Day’, also for runners, walkers, cyclists, and skaters running until April 27 as part of its Ramadan activities programme; and 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum’s obstacle challenge, a fun outdoor activity and a great way for children (ages four to 16 years) to get a full-body workout taking place until May 7.

 

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