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Largest balloon festival in the Middle East floats through Qatar’s skies

Already home to the world’s tallest indoor roller coaster, Qatar Tourism is celebrating Eid al-Fitr, with another record-breaking attraction – the largest balloon festival in the Middle East.

With balloons, ranging from well-known and much-loved characters such as Minion, Angry Birds, Mario & Luigi, to iconic Qatari features including a falcon, whale shark and even a Qatar Airways plane, the three-day festival sees thousands line the Corniche to watch the parade.

Chief Operating Officer of Qatar Tourism, Berthold Trenkel, said, “As we prepare to host the FIFA World Cup 2022TM in 200 days, our focus is on tourism and providing unique experiences to residents, locals and international travellers. Qatar captures the essence of the Middle East in one accessible destination, and we welcome travellers to our shores to enjoy all Qatar has to offer.”

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