December 18 is Qatar’s National day which is but a national commemoration of Qatar’s unification in 1878. Qatar is a sovereign country located in Western Asia, occupying the small Qatar Peninsula on the northeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula. Its sole land border is with Saudi Arabia to the south, with the rest of its territory surrounded by the Persian Gulf. An arm of the Persian Gulf separates Qatar from the nearby island country of Bahrain. Qatar National day is celebrated every year on December 18 with lot of fanfare that includes public parade and fireworks. I had the opportunity to experience this celebration this year and here I am sharing some snapshots taken on the night of December 17.
The Doha skyline is lit up with lightings from various buildings and structures on the National day Eve. Almost all the images here are captured with a Fujifilm XT-2 and the underrated Fujifilm XC 50-230mm F4.5-6.7 OIS lens. Please click on an image to view a larger size.
Qatar is a high-income economy, backed by the world’s third-largest natural-gas reserves and oil reserves. Qatar is classified by the UN as a country of very high human development and is widely regarded as the most advanced Arab state for human development.
I will be back shortly with images from December 18. Till then, Please take care.