The first weekend of the first ever Shop Qatar Festival was loud garnished with food.
For the launch of the first ever Shop Qatar Festival (which is similar in retrospect to Dubai Shopping Festival; not as glamorous but we’re getting there), Qatar celebrated it with fireworks and foodtrucks. The launching event took place at the Cornish by the Oryx. There were several food trucks such as Burgeri and Minis-Doha. What I love about Qatar is that we’re seeing a lot of local businesses garnering recognition more than chains. People are also enjoying those local restaurants instead of criticizing and holding on to chain restaurants.
Other than foodtrucks, the cornish lit up every night (Thursday-Saturday) with beautiful fireworks. I don’t know why but ever since I officially moved to Qatar in 2012, I always missed any sort of fireworks. Not this time, baby!
The Shop Qatar Festival is supposed to continue until February 7th. However, the fireworks and foodtrucks will not.
I teeny tiny suggestion to the person reading this blog and happens to work with the organizers of Shop Qatar, please keep the weekends busy. It would’ve been nice to see those trucks somewhere else in Doha such as Aspire Park or Katara’s renovated beachfront; with fireworks of course 😊 because why not?? We can beat Dubai at its own game! Come on!
Anyway, here are some photos 🙂