Preparations are underway for Eid al-Adha celebrations at various locations in Qatar, aimed at providing an array of wholesome entertainment and cultural shows, as well as fun-filled activities, for residents and visitors.
In co-ordination with the Hamad International Airport, Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) will welcome visitors from September 12 with ‘Eidiyas (Eid gifts)’ and information pamphlets about the Eid festival, themed as ‘Capture Joy.’
Major malls are all set to host family entertainment shows from 4pm to 10pm daily such as African Drummers, Circus Bear and Clown, and Funny Ball performances who will be moving from one mall to another.
A number of performers, including the Fritters, B-Boys and the Shopkins, will roam around these malls for the indoor parades to entertain families and children.
In addition, exclusive live entertainment shows will be staged at every mall for seven days.
These include Sinbad (in Arabic) at Hyatt Plaza, Tarzan at City Center Doha, Beauty & The Beast at Dar Al Salam, Flying Super Kids at Al Khor Mall, Alvin and the Chipmunks at Ezdan Mall, and Pirates from the Caribbean at Lagoona Mall.
The Qatar National Convention Centre also joins the festive season as it prepares to host the new Baraem musical ‘Fafa Saves the Forest’ live show at its main theatre.
Tickets start from QR150.
Katara - the Cultural Village is organising a four-day Eid festival to entertain its visitors from September 12 to 15, which will take place at the esplanade.
It will feature a fireworks display every night, and Sinbad, the fictional sailor and hero of One Thousand and One Nights.
The Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) invites ‘treasure hunters’ for an exciting activity starting at noon on September 14.
Since slots are limited, the museum requires participants to register in advance by e-mailing [email protected] QR50 fee will be charged per group (of five) with at least one adult and one child over the age of five.
Winners will receive prizes.
For those who want to savour a wide range of Filipino dishes and buy authentic Filipino-made products, the three-day ‘Kulinarya Qatar 2016’ at Westin Doha Hotel and Spa will be the right place to visit.
The event, an initiative of the Philippine embassy in Doha and organised by the United Filipino Entrepreneurs in Qatar, will also feature numerous activities and competitions such as cooking, fruit-carving, Zumba party, and photoshoot for a cause, among others.
Organisers said Filipinos, as well as other expatriates in Qatar, are welcome to attend the festival.
The Pearl-Qatar is also set to welcome Eid visitors from 6pm to 10pm with a rich entertainment programme for three days at the 1 La Croisette’s indoor shopping arcade in Porto Arabia.
Multi-cultural performances such as Qatari traditional dance will be staged at the Dahl Al Hamam Park for three days.
Sports competitions and activities such as row boating, tennis, football, basketball, volleyball, wireless car racing and biking will be held at Aspire Zone from 3pm to 9pm. Entry fee cost between QR5 and QR35.
Other Eid activities in Qatar include horse riding at Al Samriya Equestrian Academy from 9am to 6pm, celebrations at Souq Waqif from 4pm to 10.30pm, aerial paragliding tours at sea line beach from 3.30pm to 6.30pm, celebrations at Al Dosari Zoo and Game Reserve from 3pm to 7pm, tours at Sheikh Faisal bin Qasim Al Thani Museum from 9am to 6pm, and celebrations at Aqua Park from 2pm to 8pm.
MoI to hold community events
The Public Relations Department at the Ministry of Interior (MoI) has announced the line-up of events for the “Communities Eid al-Adha Celebrations 2016.”
The events will be held on the first and second days of Eid al-Adha – September 12 (Monday) and 13 (Tuesday), the ministry has said, inviting the public to attend the celebrations at a number of locations in Qatar.
Cultural and traditional shows will be staged as part of the festivities, featuring performances by Indian, Nepalese, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan and Indonesian community teams and orchestra.
The events will take place at Al Wakrah Sports Club on September 12 and at Asian Town – near the cricket stadium (Doha Industrial Area) and Barwa Workers’ Sports Complex (Al Khor Industrial Area) on both September 12 and 13, according to the MoI notice, which has been issued in a number of languages for the benefit of different expatriate groups.
The programmes, for which entry is free, will be staged from 5pm to 10pm.
There will be separate areas for families and gifts will be distributed among the public through a raffle draw.
The Indian embassy will remain closed on Monday on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, it was announced yesterday. (Source)
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