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Qatar Balloon Festival 2019

Dec 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - Dec 18, 2019 @ 10:00 pm

The Qatar Balloon Festival is the country’s first 12 day festival of Hot Air Balloons, where 30 balloons will be gathering from around the world. The event has been scheduled to coincide with three major events in the country:

• 24th Edition of Gulf Cup Tournament from 26th November to 8th December
• 2019 FIFA Club World Cup from 11th December to 22 December
• Qatar National Day Celebrations 18th December

Alongside the fantastic sight of hot air balloons filling the skies, we have a number of food trucks, fairground rides and much more entertainment.

Sunrise Balloon Flights

The surreal scene of a group of Hot Air Balloons taking off and coloring the skies at sunrise is unforgettable. The balloons will start taking off and fly with the wind for a period of 45 to 60 minutes and then land where the retrieve vehicles will collect the balloons, the crew, and any guests onboard.

Tethered Balloon Flights

At designated parks, a group of balloons tied to the ground by ropes will be providing a balloon ride experience to the public. The scene of the colorful balloons will be a fantastic opportunity to take photographs of the memorable experience.

Late Afternoon Balloon Flights

A couple of hours before sunset (weather permitting) the Hot Air Balloons will be lifting off together to color the skies. This would be a perfect opportunity to those that can’t get up with the crack of dawn to see the mass balloons flying in the air.


As the darkness sets, the Hot Air Balloons are inflated and start to light up in tune with the music. This spectacular scene must be experienced on sight as no video or description will do it justice!


Dec 7, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Dec 18, 2019 @ 10:00 pm
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Qatar Balloon Festival
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Aspire Zone
Doha, Qatar
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