As the year draws to a close, our gaze naturally turns towards the glimmering promise of a new one. In Qatar, this transition is often marked by the dazzling fireworks that light up the Doha skyline on New Year Eve.
This year, however, the Qatar New Year Fireworks display will be replaced by a more somber reflection of solidarity. Following the ongoing situation in Gaza, Palestine, Qatar has made the heartening decision to forego official fireworks on December 31st, 2023, opting instead for a celebration of hope and togetherness.
While the night sky may remain unlit, the spirit of new beginnings will still blaze brighter than ever in the hearts of Qataris and visitors alike. Hotels across the country are stepping up to offer alternative ways to ring in the year, ensuring unforgettable experiences bathed in warmth and joy.
Here are some of the top picks, where glittering festivities await:
Qatar National Cruise
Sail into the New Year with elegance and style. Experience the special Dinner Cruise trip on New Year Eve and infuse your memory this year with the breath-taking view of Doha’s skyline from the sea, that goes with the aroma and taste of our mouth-watering cuisine.
Seats are limited, Book Now through their website: https://www.nationalcruise.com/ or you can call at : +974 6600 0926/ +974 5000 8830/ +974 5000 8820
- 3hours total trip (Back & forth) to watch the DOHA skyline passes by West-bay, Katara and The Pearl come back to Corniche.
- Dinner on board with OPEN INTERNATIONAL FOOD BUFFET
- Sightseeing cruise night time view of Doha with the stunning skylines
- Hot & Cold Beverages (water, coffee and tea)
- Fun games and entertainment on board
- PRICE: QR 300 per person
Infinity – Al Wadi Hotel Doha
An unforgettable festive tale of joy and celebration at Al Wadi Hotel. Embark on a taste of enchantment at Infinity in a rooftop setting while admiring the breathtaking panoramic view of Doha’s magnificent skyline.
- 31 December 2023
- From 10 pm to 2 am
- QR 550/person, including a package of elevated finger food and enhanced beverages.
For inquiries, 4009 9999 (call) or at 3158 6970 (WhatsApp)
Sharq Village & Spa:
Immerse yourself in the luxurious charm of this beachfront haven. Their New Year’s Eve Gala promises a vibrant atmosphere with live music, delectable cuisine, and breathtaking views of the Doha skyline.
Step into the enchanting world of “1001 Nights” as you bid farewell to 2023 in style at B-Lounge. Anticipation mounts as you prepare for a private gourmet dining experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha, where the sparkling sea views provide a breathtaking backdrop for your night of celebration.
Step into a world of comfort and sophistication this season with our exclusive offer includes breakfast, QAR 100 restaurant credit and one hour massage at Sisley Spa!
Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel & Villas:
Enjoy a family-friendly New Year’s Eve at this sprawling resort. Their festive package includes a buffet dinner, kids’ activities.
Al Messila, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Doha:
Escape to a world of tranquility at this serene oasis. Their New Year’s Eve package offers a refined dinner at one of their award-winning restaurants followed by a quiet countdown by the pool.
Remember to check with the specific hotels for updated information and booking details.
Note that this is just a starting point. Qatar offers a plethora of other hotels and restaurants with their own unique New Year’s Eve experiences. Do your research and find the one that resonates with your spirit.
This New Year’s Eve in Qatar, let’s embrace a different kind of sparkle. Let the absence of fireworks be a reminder of the importance of solidarity and let our celebrations be infused with the spirit of compassion and hope.
After all, sometimes, the most beautiful light comes from within.
While there are no New Year Fireworks in Doha for 2023-24, Lusail City has announced it on their twitter account. Timings unknown as of updating this post, but probably it will be midnight.
انضموا إلينا في أمسية مبهرة واستمتعوا بعروض الليزر الساحرة والألعاب النارية مع خيارات واسعة من أشهى المطاعم ✨— Lusail City (@Lusail_City) December 26, 2023
Join us in a wonderful evening to enjoy the magnificent laser shows and fireworks and indulge in delightful dining choices ✨ #Lusail#NewYear pic.twitter.com/txh2o5x4Ik
Lusail Boulevard New Year Events Guide Map:
Activities are set to kick off at 8:00pm along the Lusail Boulevard, and will feature laser and fireworks shows.
As per the announced schedule, the end-of-year event is expected to continue past midnight.