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Balloon festival returns to Qatar on December 9

Doha: The skies in Aspire Park will once again be filled with bright and colorful hot air balloons as the Qatar Balloon Festival returns for a second year from December 9 to 18.

40 balloons will be on display during the 10-day festival and this time, it features special shape hot air balloons including a frog, bear, tiger, fox, dog, clown and even a ship.

Organizing Committee Chairman Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hassan Al-Thani said the festival aligns well and adds value to the vision of positioning Qatar as a desired global destination. “The 2nd edition of the balloon festival is strategically aligned with FIFA Arab World Cup in order to provide the visitors, and locals with added thrill and excitement. The new addition to this event is the opportunity for the public to book a balloon ride at reduced prices subsidized by the festival.”

Qatar Tourism Acting Head of Events and Festivals Technical Support Section Hamad Al Khaja said the festival will offer a unique experience to…

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