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Posted On: 19 June 2013 02:04 pm
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Qatar Aims Top Eid Destination Slot

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Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) aiming Qatar as the next Eid destination in the region by expanding the scope of this year’s Eid festivities with more activities and venues. The “Eid Festivals” will include family-friendly edutainment activities, world-class shows and exciting international performances taking place throughout Doha and all the way to Al Khor. QTA has extended the celebrations paths to reach The Pearl, where the children can enjoy the face painting and the magic balloon. The Lusail International Circuit for Shooting, Racing Club, and Equestrian Club will open to visitors to enjoy the celebrations. At Al Shaqqab air sports will be organised by Qatar Air Sports Committee (QASC) and air tours in helicopters in collaboration with Gulf Helicopters. There will also be visits to Mohamad bin Abdul Wahab mosque as well as field trips to Al Maha Sanctuary and the Sheikh Faisal Al Thani Museum. For cultural and heritage activities, QTA has collaborated with all concerned parties such as the Private Engineering Office, Souq Waqif, Katara, Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage and Sawat Al Rayyan, for a programme catered to both residents and visitors. This year, all the malls in Qatar will be part of the festival offering visitors entertaining activities while they enjoy shopping. “There is now much more to see and do in Qatar than ever before,” said QTA Chairman, Issa bin Mohammed Al Muhannadi, at a press conference yesterday to announce the event. “It is our task at Qatar Tourism Authority to offer residents and tourists alike a wide range of events and attractions, in addition to positioning Qatar as a world class tourism hub for business, leisure, culture, education and sport,” said Al Muhannadi. He said this will be followed by additional stages to execute the national strategy 2030 related to tourism, and thus implement such in QTA’s new strategy to develop the tourism industry, and encourage the workforce in fuelling the engine of national tourism. “We will aim to promote Qatar as the destination for family and leisure with emphasis on engaging with residents and the region as a whole, as well as to base a platform for future plans to develop this strategy,” he added. QTA will later announce the detailed programme that will accompany the celebrations so that the residents and visitors will have a chance to plan their holidays accordingly. The “Eid Festivals” will be announced throughout a campaign to include all media as well as Internet and social media. The aim behind this is to focus on QTA’s role in promoting Qatar as the destination for family and leisure with emphasis on engaging with residents and the region as a whole. “What makes “Eid Festivals” special is the participation of the private sector. This is implemented to promote Qatar as leader in tourism in the region,” said QTA Tourism Director, Abdullah Al Badr. Among the activities private companies are organising as part of Eid festivals are kayaking/canoeing, wakeboarding, sailing lesson tour, parasailing tour, scuba diving tour and sky diving tour, added Al Badr. Source:Qatar Chronicle