Qatar’s biggest day, when the country is preparing itself to make a statement to the blockading nations, is almost here.
It is comprehensible that the entire nation is enthusiastically waiting for the Qatar National Day Parade, which begins at 3pm sharp at the Doha Corniche. Organisers have been recommending people to be at the venue by at least 12 noon.
The whole of Qatar will be out at the Doha Corniche in full strength, But organisers have taken enough measures to make sure that people are as comfortable as possible.
The National Day March, which will commence from just in front of the Qatar National Theatre, will pass through an area where VIPs and other audiences are seated. There will also be spectacular fireworks from boats anchored behind the little island on the Doha Corniche.
A total of 17 toilets and 19 food stalls have been mounted in order to serve the people present at the Corniche.
People will not be able to park anywhere near the venue of March Past. However, plenty of parking spaces have been provided in another place, with several buses continuously plying between the parking lots and venue.
Parking arrangements have been made at various places including Museum of Islamic Art (with five buses taking people back and forth), Souq Waqif (20 buses), Imam Muhammad Ibn Abd Al Wahhab Mosque (40 buses), RasGas and Qatar Gas compounds (five buses) and the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (five buses).
Parking spots without bus transportation is also available in the ground next to Q-Post.
So, plan ahead, be early and be safe.