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We know you are excited to discover even more exciting festivals in Qatar, so be sure not to miss out on the following must-see events in the Middle East.

An important moment of the year for Qataris is Ramadan, a sacred celebration which consists of a whole month of fasting, prayer and reflection. The Eid al-Fitr is a festive celebration at the end of Ramadan. Three days of celebration, with a festive atmosphere throughout the country with lights, colorful banners and nightly fireworks shows. The whole community celebrates by gathering and enjoying fast-breaking meals together. Falling on the Islamic calendar’s first day of the month of Shawwal, the festival dates can vary.

Are you a foodie? Then you should give the Qatar International Food Festival a chance. Here you can discover creative cuisines and celebrity chefs. There will be live cooking shows by acclaimed chefs, healthy food workshops, farmer’s markets, and farm-to-table experiences. Also, the festival is your chance to get to know local chefs, food culture and the event’s theme.

Qatar’s strong nautical heritage is celebrated annually in the Qatar Marine Festival. If you want to learn more about pearl fishing methods, fishing net weaving and dhow-building techniques, and at the same time enjoy food and family-friendly activities like mini-golf and sand art displays, come to Doha for a celebration.

The Souq Waqif Spring Festival is the last of the top 10 Qatari festivals you shouldn’t miss. Qatar’s famous market – Souq Waqif – comes to life during its annual spring festival, which lasts 15 days from late December to early January. A mix of shopping, sports and family time, the festival is a place for everyone.

Now you can consider the most eye-catching festivals when planning your trip to Qatar. Like, share, and subscribe to learn more.

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