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Qatar Balloon Festival 2019

The Qatar Balloon Festival is the country’s first 12 day festival of Hot Air Balloons at Aspire Park, from 7 December 2019 to 18 December 2019, where 30 balloons will be gathering from around the world.

Alongside the fantastic sight of hot air balloons filling the skies, there is a number of food trucks, fairground rides, and much more entertainment.

Festival Details

Day 1 – Saturday 7th December

The activities start at 10:00 am with hot air balloons tethering till the early afternoon. As we reach 2:45 pm, our pilots are briefed on the weather for the first flight of the Festival. At 5:15 pm as dusk sets 15 of our hot air balloons to turn into glowing abatjours, glowing in sync with the music.

  • 14:00 TETHERING
  • 17:30 OFFICIAL OPENING
  • 18:30 NIGHTGLOW
  • 20:30 FESTIVAL DAY 1 CLOSE

Day 2 – Sunday 8th December

There will be two free flight launches on the second day of the Festival plus tethering in the early afternoon.

  • 06:15 BALLOON LAUNCH
  • 14:00 BALLOON ACTIVITY
  • 18:30 NIGHT GLOW
  • 20:30 FESTIVAL DAY 2 CLOSES

Day 3 – Monday 9th December

The third day of the festival includes more balloon flights as well as a nightglow.

  • 06:15 BALLOON LAUNCH
  • 14:00 BALLOON ACTIVITY
  • 18:30 NIGHTGLOW
  • 20:30 FESTIVAL DAY 3 CLOSES

Day 4 – Tuesday 10th December

There will be two free flight launches on the fourth day of the Festival plus tethering in the early afternoon.

  • 06:15 BALLOON LAUNCH
  • 14:00 BALLOON ACTIVITY
  • 18:30 NIGHT GLOW
  • 20:30 FESTIVAL DAY 4 CLOSES

Day 5 – Wednesday 11th December

The fifth day of the festival includes more balloon flights as well as a nightglow.

  • 06:15 BALLOON LAUNCH
  • 14:00 BALLOON ACTIVITY
  • 18:30 NIGHTGLOW
  • 20:30 FESTIVAL DAY 5 CLOSES

Day 6 – Thursday 12th December

There will be two free flight launches on the sixth day of the Festival plus tethering in the early afternoon.

  • 06:15 BALLOON LAUNCH
  • 14:00 BALLOON ACTIVITY
  • 18:30 NIGHT GLOW
  • 20:30 FESTIVAL DAY 6 CLOSES

Day 7 – Friday 13th December

The seventh day of the festival includes more balloon flights as well as a nightglow.

  • 06:15 BALLOON LAUNCH
  • 11:00 BALLOON ACTIVITY
  • 18:30 NIGHT GLOW
  • 20:30 FESTIVAL DAY 7 CLOSES

Day 8 – Saturday 14th December

There will be two free flight launches on the eighth day of the Festival plus tethering in the early afternoon.

  • 06:15 BALLOON LAUNCH
  • 11:00 BALLOON ACTIVITY
  • 18:30 NIGHT GLOW
  • 20:30 FESTIVAL DAY 8 CLOSES

Day 9 – Sunday 15th December

The ninth day of the festival includes more balloon flights as well as a nightglow.

  • 06:15 BALLOON LAUNCH
  • 14:00 BALLOON ACTIVITY
  • 18:30 NIGHT GLOW
  • 20:30 FESTIVAL DAY 9 CLOSES

Day 10 – Monday 16th December

There will be two free flight launches on the tenth day of the Festival plus tethering in the early afternoon.

  • 06:15 BALLOON LAUNCH
  • 14:00 BALLOON ACTIVITY
  • 18:30 NIGHT GLOW
  • 20:30 FESTIVAL DAY 10 CLOSES

Day 11 – Tuesday 17th December

The eleventh day of the festival includes more balloon flights as well as a nightglow.

  • 06:15 BALLOON LAUNCH
  • 14:00 BALLOON ACTIVITY
  • 18:30 NIGHT GLOW
  • 20:30 FESTIVAL DAY 11 CLOSES

Day 12 – Wednesday 18th December

there will be two free flight launches on the twelfth day of the Festival plus tethering in the early afternoon and final nightglow.

  • 06:15 BALLOON LAUNCH
  • 14:00 BALLOON ACTIVITY
  • 18:30 NIGHT GLOW
  • 20:30 FESTIVAL DAY 12 CLOSES

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