Military vehicles in Qatar National Day Parade
This year’s Qatar National Day will see no military vehicles in the National Day Parade on the Corniche.
Instead, a dazzling infantry parade would be staged, according to Major-General Salem bin Fahd Al Ahbabi, Commander of the Military Performances and Music Centre, Qatari Amiri Forces.
Speaking in an interview to Qatar TV, he said; “For the National Day parade, there will be great surprises, and I don’t want to reveal them, but there will be a special show for the first time, which I have never seen before anywhere in the world, especially in infantry. You will see something impressive.”
He added: “We presented this idea to the Minister of Defence and he approved the show in the parade and the infantry display will be extremely unconventional.”
Al Ahbabi said: “This year, we will not use military vehicles. The reason is there are other activities in the Corniche area and this will be the same for 2022. One street will be for the infantry show and the other will be used only for services.”
He stated: “We have been ready for a while to share the joys to citizens on National Day celebrations and what you saw in Katara is a performance by a group of infantry. This group participated in several shows in Russia. You will see the performances of these groups in Katara, Souq Al Wakra and Souq Waqif.”
Al Ahbabi added: “On National Day, we are very prepared and there will be surprises this year, taking into account the country’s hosting of the FIFA Arab Cup. In addition, we have new large naval vessels that have entered service and will participate in the show and new aircraft that have entered service will also be shown.”