The British Ministry of Defence has announced that the world-famous Red Arrows will perform in Qatar in September as part of a Middle East tour.
The tour is also aimed at strengthening UK’s ties with nations across the Gulf.
The pilots last wowed crowds in 2013 Qatar with daring maneuvers and red, white and blue trails of smoke.
Crowds gathered along the Corniche and at office windows in West Bay to witness the free show, which was followed by a demonstration of BAE’s Typhoon.
— Ministry of Defence (@DefenceHQ) August 27, 2017
At that time, the UK had been trying to sell the fighter jets to Qatar’s government.
‘Open for business’
In addition to Qatar, the Royal Air Force Red Arrows will perform in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman and Jordan.
In a statement, Defense Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said the display aims at sending the message that the UK is open for business.
“This historic Red Arrows tour will be a visible demonstration of UK engagement across the globe, flying the flag to promote Britain in important capitals through the GREAT campaign.”
The dates for the event will be revealed soon.