Happy National Qatar day!

The locals kicked off their celebrations in earnest last night by causing traffic jams and abandoning their weirdly decorated vehicles in the middle of 4 lane roads.  Throw in some silly string, shaving cream and some flags and you have yourselves a party.

This was the scene outside the hotel at 2am.  None of these cars were moving, engines were being revved and backfired and drivers were just generally being obnoxious.  I did, however, note the lack of women present in these “celebrations”…

1:49am.

After getting a bit of much needed rest (thank you, black and white party) we got up early to check out the Qatar Day Parade.  It pretty much consisted in a show of military strength and not much else.  Horses, camels and tanks.  What more do you want?

 

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