Yes…its the return of the Red Arrows Airshow.
On Saturday 30th September the Royal Airforce will put on a show where you can expect plenty of aerobatics stunts to entertain the whole family. The show is expected to start at 4:00pm with the jets performing a display over the Corniche.
Adding a local twist this year the Red Arrows will also fly in formation with a Qatar Airways Airbus A350 – expect detailed coverage from Qatar Airways.
Earlier in the day the Red Arrows will do a flyby over key landmarks in Qatar including The Pearl, Aspire, HIA and Res Laffan, This is expected between 11:40am and 12:05pm on Saturday.
If you want a great spot then head to any location on the Corniche and you should have a great view of the show. But plan ahead as it may get busy, and expect some traffic.
Where To Eat & Watch The Red Arrows Airshow
Here are our top picks for the best spots from where you can eat and watch the Red Arrows show.
Be sure to head out early so you don’t get stuck in traffic. And be warned some venues may be busy so reserve in advance if you want to be sure together a table with a view.
1. Al Mourjan Restaurant
This is probably the best spot with views across the Corniche on both sides. Winner of Time Out Awards 2017 and Fact Dining Awards 2017 for Best Lebanese, your expectations should be high when dining at this waterside restaurant.
For bookings and more information call +974 4483 4423 | +974 6604 0290.
2. Sheraton Grand Doha
The traditional architecture of the Sheraton stands out on the Corniche. Their Italian restaurant La Veranda has an amazing outdoors terrace with views across the Corniche, but it does close for food service at 4:00pm so head there earlier. You can also visit the Pool Cafe should you arrive later.
For bookings and more information call +974 4485 4444 | +974 4485 3000
3. Hotel Park – LaLiga Festival
If you didn’t read our LaLiga feature then you may not be aware about the LaLiga Festival currently taking place in Hotel Park. It’s on until 7th October and has food stalls from W Doha, Westin, Movenpick and more. Lots of football-related entertainment to keep everyone happy after the Red Arrows Airshow is finished. On Saturday the Festival is open from 11:00am and closes at 11:00pm (open from 4:00pm on weekdays).
4. Costa Coffee – Corniche branch
We really need to do a special feature on this 24 hours branch of Costa Coffee. It has a fantastic open area from where you can watch the Red Arrows Airshow (don’t missa visit to the Msheireb Enrichment Centre). This circular venue has been providing many exhausted walkers and runners on the Corniche with a much needed rest stop and plenty of cups of java and water.
For more details call +974 4493 8269.
5. Nobu Doha
Nobu is the luxury venue and thanks to the new Afternoon Tea promotion you can now visit on a Saturday Afternoon. There are some decent views to be had from the White Pearl Lounge, but we recommend that you head out to the main dining room which has an external balcony with perfect views across the Arabian Gulf.
Did we mention it’s a Nobu-inspired menu with Black Cod and Lobster Sliders! Afternoon Tea is priced from QAR195 and runs every Saturday from 3:30pm until 6:00pm. Reservations recommended.
For reservations and more information call +974 4494 8600.
6. Shangri-La Hotel Doha
For an interesting experience why not book to see the Red Arrows airshow form the helped of the Shangri-La Hotel? It’s an amazing opportunity for people to watch the airshow unhindered by the towers of Westbay! Tickets cots QAR 100 and includes a drink at the Shanghai Club on the 43rd floor of the hotel.
For reservations and more information call +974 4429 5000.
7. MIA Cafe
We would be remiss not to mention the cafe at the Museum of Islamic Art – its large windows provide some amazing views of the Corniche. However there are only a few tables near the windows so we suggest you arrive there early. Or, even better head out to the external terrace at MIA and watch the show from there, and then head to the Cafe to refresh, relax and unwind. If you are looking for a special dining treat then book a dinner at IDAM.
For IDAM reservations are recommended. You can book by calling +974 4422 4488 or sending an email to [email protected]
Feature Image Credit: British Embassy.