Largest balloon festival in the Middle East floats through Qatar’s skies
5 May 2022: Already home to the world’s tallest indoor roller coaster, Qatar Tourism is celebrating Eid al-Fitr, with another record-breaking attraction - the largest balloon festival in the Middle East. With balloons, ranging from well-known
5 May 2022: Already home to the world’s tallest indoor roller coaster, Qatar Tourism is celebrating Eid al-Fitr, with another record-breaking attraction – the largest balloon festival in the Middle East.
With balloons, ranging from well-known and much-loved characters such as Minion, Angry Birds, Mario & Luigi, to iconic Qatari features including a falcon, whale shark and even a Qatar Airways plane, the three-day festival sees thousands line the Corniche to watch the parade.
“As we prepare to host the FIFA World Cup 2022TM in 200 days, our focus is on tourism and providing unique experiences to residents, locals and international travellers. Qatar captures the essence of the Middle East in one accessible destination, and we welcome travellers to our shores to enjoy all Qatar has to offer.”Chief Operating Officer of Qatar Tourism, Berthold Trenkel,
For those looking to experience a world beyond, please visit www.visitqatar.com. Travellers should also visit the Ministry of Public Health’s website for the latest travel policy: https://covid19.moph.gov.qa/EN/travel-and-return-policy/Pages/default.aspx
Qatar is a peninsula surrounded by the Arabian Gulf in the heart of the Middle East, with 80% of the earth’s population within a six-hour flight. Ranked the safest country in the world in 2022 by Numbeo, Qatar welcomes all travellers, and guests from over 95 countries can enter visa-free. Qatar has an incredible variety of easily accessible tourist attractions, a plethora of fauna and flora including Whale Sharks and the majestic national animal the Arabian Oryx, and most experiences are a unique combination of cultural authenticity and modernity. From iconic museums to high-rise restaurants, from thrilling desert adventures to world-famous events including none other than the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, there is something for all types of travellers and budgets. Travellers
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About Qatar Tourism:
Qatar Tourism is the official government body responsible for the development and promotion of tourism in Qatar, facilitating the sector’s exponential growth. Qatar is a destination where people of the world come together to experience unique offerings in arts, culture, sports, and adventure, catering to family and business visitors, rooted in Service Excellence. Qatar Tourism seeks to boost the entire tourism value chain, grow local and international visitor demand, attract inward investment, and drive a multiplier effect across the domestic economy. The Qatar Tourism Strategy 2030 sets an ambitious target to attract over six million international visitors a year by 2030, making Qatar the fastest growing destination in the Middle East.