December 18 is the big day when Qatar comes alive with tons of things to do for the whole family! Food and fun is covered by Doha’s hotels…

WHERE: The St. Regis Doha

Sarab Lounge will host a special National Day afternoon tea with cake cutting and Arabic coffee service. Prices are per consumption and the celebrations run from 9am to 9pm. Head to Vine for a truly memorable National Day meal. The Legendary buffet is served with local and international speciality dishes for QR150 per person. Also on from 9am to 9pm.

Call 4446 0105 for more info.

WHERE: Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

A special event will be held at the hotel to mark the joyous occasion, guests are invited to participate in the special activities which include the celebratory cake cutting ceremony of a custom designed cake inspired by Qatari tradition and heritage, and enjoy live traditional music by a Qatari band, henna adornment and the presence of a decorated hawk. Arabic coffee, dates and traditional Qatari desserts will be served in the lobby to all guests.

A beautiful National Day Brunch will take place at Al Hubara where international and oriental dishes will be served up for family and friends to enjoy whilst spending quality time together. QR240 per person, from 12.30pm to 4pm.

Go Italian for National Day Brunch at La Veranda which will include an Italian and Mediterranean buffet with delicious appetisers and a free flow of unique beverages. QR250 per person with soft drinks, from 12.30pm to 4pm.

Enjoy the glistening sea and fantastic views of the National Day fireworks while indulging in delicious food at the Italian restaurant, La Veranda. QR330 per person including soft beverages; QR175 per child (aged six to 12; kids below six dine for free). From 7pm to 11pm.

Take the celebrations outside with a BBQ at Pool Café. Discover a succulent selection of flame-grilled marinated meats and tasty side dishes at the pool terrace while enjoying the fireworks. QR250 per person including soft drinks, from 7pm to 11pm.

Call 4446 0105 for more info.

WHERE: InterContinental Doha The City

Enjoy a fantastic staycation at InterContinental Doha The City for Qatar National Day. Get 30% off the best available rate when you book your stay from December 16 to 18 and mark the special occasion in the heart of the city. Whilst you’re there, indulge in traditional Arabic sweets and coffee at the Lobby Lounge, available from 7am to midnight. Call 4015 8888 for more info.

WHERE: InterContinental Doha 

When hunger strikes on December 18, head to the InterContinental Doha’s lobby where special cake and Arabic coffee is served. At Coral, a splendid Qatari traditional buffet is served for QR175, from 12.30pm to 3.30pm. This is where you can tuck into a traditional Qatari food corner and enjoy local delicacies. All Qataris nationals will receive 25% discount on food and beverage consumption on the day.

Call 4484 4444 for more info.

WHERE: Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel & Villas

Commemorate the nation’s unification and independence on Qatar National Day. On this joyous celebratory day, Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel & Villas will serve traditional Qatari food in all outlets, à la carte-style, allowing guests to sample an array of delicious local dishes and favourites. All diners will benefit from a 20% discount on food and beverages in all restaurants.

Call 4448 1234 for more info.

WHERE: W Doha Hotel & Residences

Buy one HydraFacial and get the Qatari Flag on your nails complimentary at Bliss Spa. HydraFacial: This Resurfacing procedure thoroughly cares for your skin, providing cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, and hydration all while Vortex-Fusing antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid. The HydraFacial is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that delivers instant results with no discomfort or downtime. The procedure is immediately effective.

Call 4453 5000 for more info.

WHERE: The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa

Join in with The Westin’s first Qatar National Day celebrations and delight in a family retreat. Book your stay in the room of your choice and enjoy 50% off the room rate for your second room. Make the most of the Public holidays and head to Seasonal Tastes for a special Brunch with local dishes, live cooking stations and delights for all. QR199 per person with soft drinks; QR299 per person with selected grapes, grains and cocktails. Celebrate the Sweetness of Qatar in Luxe Lounge as you’re served delicious local desserts, Arabic Coffee and specially-designed cakes to celebrate! Sweet treats available from just QR25.

Call 4492 1555 for more info. ✤