Celebrate Christmas in Qatar
It is believed that the month of December in Doha is one of the coldest months of the year. Almost everyone enjoys winter. Christmas also makes December a very special month in Qatar. There are Christmas trees in the foyers of hotels, with a few hotels celebrating with a tree-lighting ceremony. The supermarkets will be stocked with turkeys and churchgoers will sing carols. As part of the celebration of Christmas, people exchange gifts, decorate their trees, attend church, share meals with family and friends, and wait for Santa Claus to arrive. The whole thing sounds very interesting.
It’s that magical time of the year again. For the hundreds of thousands of Christians who live in Qatar, this week marks the start of the Christmas season. Even though many people want to travel over the holidays, Doha is bustling with events that will let those staying put celebrate. During this holiday, a lot of sweets and delectable turkeys are served in both homes and churches. Even if most people in Qatar are on holiday, there is still a joyful atmosphere for those who want to stay. Additionally, there are concerts at this festival.
In this Christmas Special, Qatar Local will provide information on how to enjoy your holidays in Qatar during the Christmas season. Listed below are some places in Qatar where you can spend a memorable Christmas. Check this out...
With their festive takeaway menu, you can easily plan the ideal holiday supper. Enjoy a juicy entire roasted turkey from our menu or select a scrumptious deboned turkey leg stuffed with fresh apricots and cranberries. Both are served with classic turkey trimmings. Don't forget to order their classic homemade rich fruit cake, yule logs, and our Galette Des Rois to round out your festive dining experience. On December 10 at 6 o'clock in the evening, there will be a ceremony at the Intercontinental Doha The City. Christmas carols around the tree and free festive mocktails are promised by the organisers
DATE: December 10, 2022
TIMINGS: 6 o'clock in the evening
The Hilton Doha has all the menu choices you'll need for your holiday meal, including spectacular appetisers and vegetarian options. The hotel will bring together the people that matter the most whether you are planning a formal New Year's Eve celebration or a corporate Christmas party. There is no better location to celebrate the holiday season than with Hilton Doha if you want to get into the spirit and make it all happen. Enjoy a unique family Christmas brunch at Hilton on December 25 with live cooking stations, international and local delicacies, and a mix of holiday favourites, both indoors and on the pool deck. The brunch will be followed by live entertainment.
DATE: December 14, 2022
TIMINGS: 6 pm
The Ritz-Carlton Sharq Village in Doha, a seaside resort meticulously created to resemble a beautifully marbled Sheikh's palace, will make you feel like royalty. From the balcony of your opulent room or suite, take in Doha's breathtaking natural beauty. Then, relax by the infinity pool and on the hotel's private beach before letting go at the world-class spa. This Ritz-Carlton hotel in Doha is a short distance from the National Museum of Qatar and Souq Waqif, making it the ideal place from which to begin your unforgettable trip to Qatar.
DATE: December 20, 2022
TIMINGS: 5 pm
On December 4 from 10 am to 1 pm, the annual West Bay Lagoon Festive Market will offer a selection of unusual handcrafted gifts. Visitors should use the north gate to enter. Although admission is free, participants are encouraged to bring donations for cats and dogs in place of cash.
DATE: December 4, 2022
TIMINGS: 10 am to 1 pm
Christmas Day Brunch at the Spice Market, a perennially popular event, will feature festively themed Asian cuisine as well as live entertainment. Special Christmas Eve dinners are being held by The W Doha in Market, Spice Market, and La Spiga. Set menus are being offered for about QR250 per person. Doha Jazz will provide entertainment for guests.
PRICES: QR250 per person
DATE: December 24, 2022
Choose from 11 restaurants and bars at The Pearl-Qatar to experience Doha's favourite dining spot. The flexible spaces at Marsa Malaz Kempinski are sure to satisfy all your demands, whether you're celebrating a special occasion, holding a seminar, conference, or an unofficial business meeting. This Christmas Eve, create enduring memories at Sawa restaurant with a divine buffet supper expertly prepared by our Kempinski culinary staff.
PRICES: QR295 per person
TIMINGS: 7 pm to 12 am
DATE: December 24, 2022
Discover the entirely new Four Seasons Hotel Doha, redesigned with opulent modernity and dazzling with sea views and sunlight. Our coastal urban hideaway has been turned into a dynamic hotspot while staying loyal to our Qatari roots, from the exquisite lobby to the lively restaurants and lounges. On Christmas Eve, it will host a four-course meal prepared by Italian Chef Marco Arlotti. The cost per person, including soft drinks, is QR410.
PRICES: QR410 per person
At Epiphany, you are invited to participate in worship and spiritual development. We are a church that adheres to both the great commission and the great commandment of Jesus Christ and believes what God reveals about Himself to us in the Bible. We belong to the third-largest Christian expression in the world because we are Anglican Christians. We belong to the Diocese of the Mid-Atlantic and the Anglican Church in North America. The church will host an English-language Crib Service at 4 p.m. on Christmas Eve in the Epiphany Sanctuary, as well as an English-language midnight Eucharist at the Chapel of All Nations at 11 p.m. A Tamil midnight Eucharist will also be held in the Epiphany Sanctuary at 11 p.m. Handel's Messiah will be performed at the Doha English Speaking School (DESS) and the Anglican Center at the religious complex by the Doha Bach Choral Society and the Doha Baroque Ensemble.
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TIMINGS: 4 pm to 11 pm
That’s all for today. We’ll be back with more such topics. You now have a general understanding of Christmas in Qatar. The country of Qatar is fantastic year-round and ideal for enjoying major holidays like Christmas. Leave your comments below. Let others know what it's like to be in these places by sharing your experience.