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Posted On: 18 May 2009 09:35 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Entertainment City’ to liven up children’s summer break

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Residents who stay back in Qatar during summer school break are in for a treat. The Qatar Tourism and Exhibition Authority and SEQLIA Exhibition and Conferences Organising Company are setting up a summer ‘Entertainment City’. Doha’s first amusement theme park, the Entertainment City, will be open from July 5 to August 15. It will have an indoor section of 15,000sq m at the Doha Exhibition Centre where artistes from Europe and Asia will thrill the visitors. Daily from 10am to 10pm, they will perform numerous live shows such as plays for children in the age group of 3 to 14 years, acrobatics and magic. Puppets depicting famous cartoon characters will entertain tots while there will be a section comprising between 15 and 20 different games and rides for children of all ages. The outdoor area of about 2,500sq m will have many exciting ‘extreme rides’ as well. There will also be a cinema theatre, clown show, toy shows and daily raffle draw. At another section, comprising shops, visitors can purchase toys, women’s fashion accessories, handicrafts, gift items and tapestries. Restaurants and cafes as well as commercial shops will be set up throughout the event to serve light meals and other basic needs. Speaking at a press conference yesterday, the QTEA Local Exhibitions Organising head Lahdan al-Mohannadi said the entertainment town will provide families and especially children, during their summer holidays, with a culture-rich, educational and fun-packed vacation. He mentioned that the event is being made a full-time entertainment town for the first time in the country, saying that past events were always held within a shopping mall. “QTEA wants to provide residents with a full-scale entertainment and high-quality leisure and cultural events to make 2009 summer lively and unforgettable and before the start of Ramadan,” he said. Tickets to the fun town costs QR5 for children above six and adults while entry to children below six is free. Seqlia Exhibition and Conferences Organising company executive manager Mohamed Ammar al-Boni, QTEA Public and International Relations head Jabor al-Mohannadi and Internal Exhibitions co-ordinator John Nemr were present at the briefing yesterday.