Most Qatar hotels postpone Christmas activities until after National Day
Many Christmas tree lighting ceremonies and festive family events at hotels across Doha have been pushed back until after Qatar National Day this year.
The move comes on the heels of a memo from the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA), reminding hotels that they must “focus” on celebrations for National Day on Dec. 18.
This is not a new requirement. But in past years, many hotels marked both QND and Christmas. And popular tree lighting ceremonies usually kicked off the festive season in early December.