Thousands of children enjoyed more than 10,000 bags of candy and nuts handed out by Doha Festival City for Garangao celebration

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On Friday 9th June, and as a highlight for its first ever Ramadan celebrations, Doha Festival City, the largest entertainment, retail and hospitality destination in Qatar, managed and operated by Al-Futtaim, hosted a fun-filled Garangao extravaganza. Taking place over three-hours, the in-mall celebration saw thousands of excited children and their families visiting the mall to collect over 10,000 sweet-filled goody bags that were handed over to the visitors during the tour. Many popular brands and outlets within Doha Festival City joined in with the celebrations including Debenhams, Toys R Us, H & M, Monoprix, VOX Cinemas, iSPOT, Zara, GAP, LC Wakiki, IKEA, Marks & Spencer, Tommy Hilfiger, Popcorn Girl, Aura Living, Sharaf DG, Caboodle, McDonald’s, Riva Kids, Costa Coffee, The Children Place, Athlete’s Co. Kids, Hanna Anderson, Adidas, Tavola, Borders, Accessorize, DWELL, West Elm, Virgin Megastore, Centrepoint, Collezione and Jack & Jones.

 

Attending children were encouraged to dress up in traditional Qatari outfits to add even more fun to the free-of-charge Mall celebration. Each registered child that participated was given a special bag and Garangao map to venture around nearly four kilometers of space with the Musahar, to collect their goodies from participating outlets. After the Garangao tour, the children took part in the Musahar drum-making workshop, where everyone got the chance to design and build their own drum, made out of recycled tin containers.

 

Below are the additional fun activities that are yet to come during Ramadan;

 

o    The Joy of Craft Making

Event Description:

Children will have the chance to try their hand and Arts and Crafts this Ramadan. Whether it’s Prayer Mat Making, Money Box Making, Ommi Doll Colouring and Ramadan Cards, there are four different workshops to take part in over the weekend and something for everyone!

Date: Thursday 15th June 2017 – Saturday 17th June 2017

Registration Timing: 20:30

Event Timing: 21:00 – 00:00

Audience/Participants: Children between 4 and 12 years old

Free of Charge (Children will need to register for the session they want to participate in by the activation booth)

Location: Centre Court - Ground Floor

 

o    Henna Painting

Event Description:

For the last five days of Ramadan, and in celebration of Eid Al Fitr, there will be professional henna artists designing beautiful Henna art on guests. Children will also have the opportunity to handcraft their own Henna designs on printed paper.

 

Being the national bird and symbol of culture in the Middle East, guests will also have the chance to have their photo taken with a Falcon at Doha Festival City.

Date: Thursday 22nd June 2017 – Sunday 25th June 2017

Registration Timing: 20:30

Event Timing: 21:00 – 00:00

Audience/Participants: Children over 3 years old

Free of Charge

Location: Centre Court, Monoprix Hypermarket, Entertainment Node & Diamond Node, Ground Floor

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