Posted on December 06, 2019

Two of the most popular singers in the Middle East – Yara and Ibrahim Dashti – kicked off the Qatar Live series of concerts last night with a spectacular performance at Katara Amphitheatre. They wowed a crowd of hundreds of residents, visitors, and football fans from countries across the Arabian Gulf who were in Doha to support their countries’ national football teams for the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup Qatar 2019. 

Qatar Live is a series of special music concerts and festivals organised by Qatar Airways and Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), supported by Ooredoo as Platinum Sponsor. The events have been organised to align with the 24th Arabian Gulf Cup Qatar 2019 (26 November to 8 December) and the FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2019™ (11 to 21 December) to provide world-class entertainment for football fans, visitors, and local residents. On Saturday 7 December, Rahma Riad, Fahad Al Kubaisi, and Omar Al Abdallat, will perform at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC), followed by Cheb Khaled and Hatim Ammor (13 December), Katy Perry (15 December), Maluma (16 December), and Maroon 5 (19 December).

For fans of electronic music, Qatar Airways and QNTC are bringing Daydream Festival to Qatar for the first time on 12 and 20 December at the Ritz-Carlton, Doha. The world-renowned festival takes place each year at different locations around the world, bringing together the best DJs in dance and electronic music. On 12 December the line-up of DJs includes Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Robin Schulz, Sam Feldt, Matt Sochon and Wankelmut. On 20 December Afrojack, Lost Frequencies, Mark Knight, Steff Da Campo and Matt Sochon will perform at the festival. Tickets for all events can be purchased at  

Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive and Secretary-General of QNTC, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “The performances by Yara and Ibrahim Dashti were a fantastic way to kick off Qatar Live. It was our honour to have them perform here in Doha. The fantastic live performances on offer in Qatar, alongside the football, make Qatar the place to be this December. I hope that residents and visitors alike take the opportunity to enjoy such a unique mix of sport and music.” For visitors travelling from Kuwait and Oman, Qatar Airways is offering amazing fares on Economy and Business Class tickets and Qatar Airways Holidays is offering special packages that will cover flights, hotels and concert tickets when travelling to Qatar. In addition, stopover packages for passengers travelling from the rest of the world are available through Discover Qatar. To learn more about our offers and packages, please visit

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was named ‘World’s Best Airline’ by the 2019 World Airline Awards, managed by Skytrax. It was also named ‘Best Airline in the Middle East’, ‘World’s Best Business Class’, and ‘Best Business Class Seat’, in recognition of its ground-breaking Business Class experience, Qsuite. It is the only airline to have been awarded the coveted “Skytrax Airline of the Year” title, which is recognised as the pinnacle of excellence in the airline industry, five times.

Qatar Airways currently operates a modern fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport (HIA), to more than 160 destinations worldwide. The world’s fastest-growing airline has added several exciting new destinations to its growing network this year, including Rabat, Morocco; Izmir, Turkey; Malta; Davao, Philippines; Lisbon, Portugal; Mogadishu, Somalia; and Langkawi, Malaysia. The airline will add Gaborone, Botswana in 2019 to its extensive route network along with Luanda, Angola; and Osaka, Japan, in 2020.