Its a unique Qatar tradition where people repeatedly cruise around a part of Doha's Corniche each year in the Holy month of Ramadan. This tradition started decades ago when the cars drivers used to wait for a sign to break their fast around the Ramadan cannon. However, nowadays people prefer to gather hours before Iftar time to socialise with each other and show their cars!
Qataris and other residents of all ages - including kids of 3 years to old men in their 60's - are joining this interesting daily routine action while fasting in Ramadan for few hours before the the sunset (starting from 4:30 till 6:30) to show the very best of Qatar's vehicles. Drivers take three to four laps around the corniche while people are watching them driving 12 kms and taking pictures of this exotic show.
You can see all type of cars starting from Buggatis to vintage Patrols and Land Cruisers. Recently, not only vintage and expensive cars are joining in this parade, but motorbikes in different patterns and shades such as neon pink, yellow and green started to take a place in the show!
Even though in the past this tradition was criticised for some safety reasons as a waste of time and for being overly pretentious, but people never stopped and continued until it became a unique local tradition. Its a very interesting and unique tradition as people can see all types of cars in different shades and models. The following video and pictures will show a small part of this exotic car parade.
Luxury and sports cars:
Colourful cars and motorbikes:
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