To end the Holy Month of Ramadan, organisations in Qatar prepare a series of activities to celebrate Eid Al Fitr.
Qatar Summer Festival
The QSF centerpiece and family favourite opens its doors to the public on the first day of Eid Al Fitr. Spread out over the expansive ground floor of the Doha Exhibition & Convention Center, the City’s key features include the world’s largest inflatable obstacle course, Timba Cars, Bricklyn LEGO, skill games, virtual reality and arcade games, a paintball shooting range and live entertainment shows. The City will also have a food court and pop-up shops. It will be open daily from 2 pm to 11 pm. An individual entry ticket costs QAR 15. Individual game prices range from QAR 5 to QAR 50.
Special QSF events for Eid Al Fitr
QSF’s participating malls will also be putting on special free entertainment shows for shoppers and families looking for some indoor fun from the first to the fifth day of Eid Al Fitr, including:
Ice Age, the must-see show of the season will be held on Doha Festival City’s main stage this year. The 30-minute-long show will be held three times daily at 3 pm, 5 pm and again at 8:30 pm. Visitors around the mall will be treated to ongoing roaming shows such as Ardha and guitar performances, and Ambush Man the magician.
At Al Khor Mall, families can enjoy non-stop entertainment in the form of Bollywood and Hip Hop dance shows, magic shows by Mysterious Ash and acro-balance shows between 5:50 pm and 10:30 pm. A henna artist will also be there on 23 and 24 June.
And, starting 6 pm every evening, visitors and residents can follow a roaming circus, mime with human statues and have a whirl with Tanoura dancers at Gulf Mall.
Those heading to the Mall of Qatar will find mall-wide activities for families and friends to enjoy. Mall of Qatar will host MOQ LIVE Stage Shows, as well as fun kids activations, handicrafts, henna, workshops, and cultural events including educational games, a maze, kids ball-pit and interactive TV shows with Qatar and Al Rayyan TV.
In addition, shoppers who spend over QAR 300 can enter the Shop and Win competition for a chance to win an amazing BMW I8, with the draw taking place on 13 July 2017.
Beauty and the Beast lovers are in for a treat at Lagoona Mall. The all-time classic will be performed on stage at 5 pm, 7 pm and 9 pm daily throughout Eid.
At The Mall, families will find entertainment with the roaming mascots and parades around the mall between 6:30 pm and 9:30 pm.
For those longing for European street performances, Landmark Mall will feature Italian musical parades and amusing human statues from London every day between 5:30 pm and 9 pm. These shows will only run from 26 to 29 June.
Update: The event has been cancelled
Stand Up Comedy
Visitors and residents in need of a laugh can count on the Marlon Wayans Stand Up Comedy Show. The American superstar comedian will perform on Tuesday, 27 June at the Qatar National Convention Centre. The evening will be hosted by Khalifa Saleh Al Haroon featuring an opening act by Saad Khan from Stand-Up Comedy Qatar.
Families can also head to Aqua Park, Aspire Park, Souq Waqif, Al Wakra Heritage Village or Lusail Shooting Club for a variety of outdoor activities throughout Eid.
Eid Celebrations at The Pearl-Qatar
United Development Company (UDC), the master developer of The Pearl-Qatar, has prepared a line-up of family-oriented activities for Eid Al Fitr, building on the recent success of its Ramadan initiatives to offer a unique entertainment experience for the Island’s residents and visitors.
Celebrations will take place over the three days of Eid from 6 pm to 10 pm at an indoor hall at 29 La Croisette, Porto Arabia, in an ambiance of fun and joy that will bring families together in line with Islamic traditions and Qatari culture.
Activities include arts & crafts stations and a kitchen workshop for children, stilt walkers, jugglers, mascots and human statues in addition to three daily theatrical plays and a photo corner with props and branded photo framing. Henna drawing, face painting and balloon twisting in addition to the distribution of popcorn, cotton candy and water are also among the highlights of the three-day event.
Through such events, Porto Arabia seeks to cement its position as an attractive tourism destination during the Eid festivities.
Eid Al Fitr at Katara
Cultural Village Foundation – Katara invites you to attend Eid Al-Fitr Festival
The joy and amusement of Eid in Katara, where you will live the happiest moments with the events of Eid Al Fitr Festival. Share the celebration and don’t miss spectacular moments that kids will enjoy.
- Stories of Arab heritage show and fireworks during the four days of Eid
- Eideyaa (giveaways) for children: 7:30 pm and 9 pm
Visit katara.net for more information.
Celebrate Eid Al Fitr with traditional games and kiddie rides at Doha’s most famous landmark.
Date & Time: Day 1 – 5 of Eid Al Fitr, 4 pm to 10 pm
Henna Hands at Doha Festival City
In celebration of Eid Al Fitr, Doha Festival City brings professional henna artists to design beautiful Henna art on guests. Children will also have the opportunity to handcraft their own Henna designs on printed paper.
Date & Time: 22–25 June, from 9 pm to midnight. Registration at 8:30 pm
Location: Centre Court, Monoprix Hypermarket, Entertainment Node and Diamond Node, Ground Floor
More details on Marhaba Events Calendar
Communities Eid Al Fitr Celebrations (Ministry of Interior)
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