3-day Qatar Kite Festival to take off on March 16

Doha: A new and exciting event is in store with the upcoming 2023 Qatar Kite Festival which will be held from March 16-18, 2023 at MIA park hills adjacent to the ‘7’ sculpture by Richard Serra.

A dazzling array of uniquely patterned kites, flown by teams from France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkiye, United Kingdom, and United States will be flown in a magnificent display, and with their LED features, will continue to light up the skies of Doha at night. The festival will also be presented by the renowned MC of the Qatar Balloon Festival, Regan Tetlow.

The festival will be open on the following dates and time: March 16 from 3pm to 9pm; March 17 from 2pm to 9pm; March 18 from 11am to 9pm.

The three-day event will also include activities for children, such as an inflatables games area, adjacent to the entrance of MIA, and two kite-building workshops located in front of Al Riwaq gallery and on the alley of MIA park hills.

The workshops will be led by Iqbal Husain, a seasoned kite-flying professional, who at age five learnt how to build Pakistani fighter kites, and now crafts traditional kites made from bamboo and recycled Japanese washi paper. Children of all ages will learn how to use ecofriendly paper and biodegradable materials to draw, build, and paint their own kites, and once finished, will fly the kites they built and painted.

The festival is being organised by Safe Flight solutions and asfary.com stated the press statement. It added that Qatar Museums, the venue partner, is proud to be hosting the long-anticipated event at MIA Park, a location considered as one of the prime outdoor family-friendly spaces in Doha, with its backdrop of West Bay’s glittering high rises and stunning coastline.

Source : The Peninsula

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