The Security Committee for National Day Celebrations Announces Security Plan for QND Parade at Doha Corniche

  • 1 year ago

The Security Committee for National Day Celebrations organized a press conference today to announce the security plan during the National Day parade and activities at Doha Corniche, in order to make aware the public of the regulatory procedures to be followed.

Brigadier Dr. Ali Khujaim Al-Adbi, director of Establishments and Authorities Security Department and Head of the Security Committee, said that the families of the health sector and the participating bodies only will be allowed to witness national parade this year through special invitations in compliance with the exceptional precautionary measures and preventive measures to ensure health and safety of all members of society. Citizens and residents can watch the national parade and the festive moments it through television channels. 

The head of the security committee stressed that entry will be for invitees only as one permit for one person. The attendees must show the Ehteraz application in green status when entering and adhere to precautionary and health measures, physical distancing in the places, and must stay in their seats and not to move until the end of the ceremony. The guidelines include to avoid smoking in the stands, chanting, or using live choirs and singing, and should adhere to the designated paths to the parking spaces as specified in the invitation cards.

He pointed out that the health measures aim to ensure all precautionary measures to prevent the Covid-19, and to maintain the safety of the public. The attendees will be measured their body temperature, and must wear face mask, maintain safe distance between people, and use hand sanitizer.

The head of the security committee noted that the committee is concerned with ensuring security of the parade that starts from the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers covering the entire Corniche until the Sheraton Hotel intersection and then towards the direction of Al Fardan Tower and then to Al Barzan Tower, from there to the Theater intersection, then to the Wadi Al-Sail Fire Station intersection, after which it heads to the Al-Mannai underpass, then to the Souq Waqif signal, to the Amiri Diwan intersection in the direction of (Fanar), then to Qatar National Bank signals and to the General Secretariat again. 


The waterfront from the Corniche will be completely closed and the public will not be allowed to enter it. Entry is only permitted for those authorized through invitations to attend, as each invitee is given a card for car parks and seats in the galleries. The invitation card includes a barcode that determines the direction of the car’s path to the parking directly. The Qatar Red Crescent teams will be present at the gates entrances to ensure the compliance of the attendees with health requirements. 


He pointed out that the Organizing Committee has allocated seats for the invitees in two southern and northern platforms to the right and left of the main podium, and the total number of seats will be 2569 for the invitees only. They are distributed as follows: Al-Bidda platform No. 1 (875) seats, Al-Bidda platform No. 2 (511), Al-Bidaa No. 3 (370), and Al-Bada No. 4 (813) seats. Parking spaces are also allocated for the guests in three locations. Western Bidda parking lots near Qatar Bowling Center, have (792) parking spaces, and the southern Bidda parking lot between the old building of the Ministry of Interior and the platform, has (739) parking spaces, and the northern Bidda parking, has  (563) lots. 

Brigadier Dr. Ali Al-Athbi added that the metro stations will be opened at 2pm after the activities are over. He said that the fireworks will be on the Doha Corniche at 8:30 pm. He called on the public to follow health requirements and precautionary measures. There will be medical units on the Corniche to deal with any emergency situations in addition to the presence of civil defense teams.

Source: Press Release