The second Visit Qatar Kite Festival at the Old Doha Port will come to an end today, February 3, capping up one of the nation's most beloved occasions. Since the festival's beginning on January 25, a number of well-known sites, such as Doha Port, Sealine Beach, Expo 2023 Doha in Al Bidda Park, and Lusail Marina, have been converted into exquisite backdrops for an array of kites.
A staggering variety of forms and hues, from adorable creatures like Doraemon and Dumbo to fanciful octopuses, have been used to beautify the skies. Alongside kites that resemble whales, frogs, cheetahs, and astronauts, there are flags of Qatar and Palestine.
Dutch participants Herman and Martina gave their kite-flying adventure a traditional twist by dressing in a mix of everyday clothing and traditional Dutch costumes complete with wooden shoes. Their kite adds a distinctive cultural touch to the celebration by mirroring traditional women's clothing and holding a flower in one hand.
The event is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and is situated across from the Grand Cruise Terminal.