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Posted On: 25 October 2012 10:40 pm
Updated On: 11 January 2022 08:27 am

[EID]: Take the Kids out to Souq Waqif

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A parade, a disney show, and young singers Rana Marrar along with Halal Al Turk are all performances you can watch during Eid.
Please refer to the QTA package for details on dates/times and prices.

< Gulf Times>

Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA), in partnership with a number of local cultural and art institutions, is organising a programme of festivities from October 26 to November 1 to mark Eid al-Adha.
The celebrations will take place at locations, including Katara, the Pearl-Qatar, the Museum of Islamic Art Park, Aquapark, Aspire, and Souq Waqif. Games, contests, traditional Qatari feasts, art performances, fireworks, heritage exhibitions, concerts will form part of the activities.
Abdullah Mallala al-Bader, director of tourism at QTA, described the programme as “the largest-ever” Eid celebrations.
“This festival follows the great success we had with Eid al-Fitr activities that attracted a large number of visitors from around the region,” he said.
QTA will greet visitors coming into Doha with a “special” welcome. On the Abu Samra border between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, QTA will receive visitors with flowers and refreshments and distribute the Eid programme and Qatar’s tourism map. An information booth has been set up at the airport to distribute the Eid programme and tourism guides to arriving passengers.
“For this Eid, we are partnering with numerous cultural and arts institutions, to ensure that we reach the widest possible audience. This initiative is in line with QTA’s strategy to stimulate the local tourism industry and attract visitors to discover and experience Qatar at its very best,” al-Bader said.
The Eid activities’ list of partners includes the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage, Katara the Cultural Village, The Pearl-Qatar, Souq Waqif, Qatar Museums Authority, Aquapark, Aspire, Fun Land, Dream Park, Sawt al-Rayan and
Participating malls and commercial centres are The Mall, The Gate, Lagoona Mall, Royal Plaza, Landmark Mall, Hyatt Plaza and Al Khor Mall.
The Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage is taking part in the Eid entertainment activities with a packed schedule of activities, including traditional performances that will reflect the diversity of local heritage. These will take place on the Corniche from 4pm to 11pm.
Katara the Cultural Village will feature a fireworks show from 8.30pm on the first day of Eid. Cultural activities will run from the first day to the fourth in Souq Waqif and will include magic shows, games for children, concerts and art programmes, including Touyour Al Jannah (Birds of Heaven) and Hala Turk and many more.
Aspire Zone will host the popular children theatrical show, Dora the Explorer, on the first and second day of Eid. The Pearl-Qatar will hold a number of activities for families, including carousel, face painting and other fun games from 4pm to 8pm all through Eid al-Adha.
On the first day of Eid, the Qatar National Theatre will host the Doha Got Talent show, while Al Rayyan Theatre located at Souq Waqif, will host live concerts, incorporating top artists, starting from 9pm, until midnight all through the Eid celebration.
During the Eid holidays, Aquapark will hold activities for all the family and the Museum of Islamic Art Park will welcome visitors from 10.30am until 5.30 pm.
Hotels and tour operators will provide special offers and tailor-made packages on the festive occasion.