Eid al Adha, also known as the ‘Feast of Sacrifice’, is celebrated by Muslims all over the world and is considered the second most important festival in the Islamic calendar. It commemorates the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to follow God’s command to sacrifice his son. It is a very special occasion and usually includes sacrificing an animal, giving to charity and visiting family and friends.
For those spending Eid al Adha in Qatar, various venues offer a selection of festivities that are designed for the enjoyment of the whole family. Check these listing and we hope you have a blessed Eid!
Katara Cultural Village
Mall of Qatar
Mall of Qatar invites you to celebrate Eid Al Adha with exceptional free family entertainment.
Exclusively at Mall of Qatar, join Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol’s Chase & Marshall, Shimmer & Shine, Dora The Explorer and SpongeBob in the best dance party ever.
Help your beloved characters organise the best dance party during highly dynamic shows on the Oasis Stage performed from 11 – 17 August at 2 pm, 5 pm and 8 pm.
After each show, take a selfie with your favourite character during the Meet & Greets. Participate in fun-filled games and experiences in the activation area located in East Gate 1.
A few weeks remain to enjoy deep shopping discounts of up to 70%, which end 16 August. Shoppers have one more chance to win at the final raffle draw, taking place on 16 August at Mall of Qatar. Prizes include cash and car worth up to QAR2 million, with a grand prize of McLaren Spider 570s (2018 model).
There is a wide variety of free events from fire shows, to CoCo the Clown to the interactive The Fun Studio by Qatar TV. There will be many wonderful activities to keep the whole family entertained. At the Atrium from the first day to the last day of Eid al Adha. The fun starts at 5 pm every day!
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Enjoy the finest seafood at affordable prices with Seafood Hook Restaurant now open on the mezzanine floor. Their menu is filled with delicious options to fix your seafood cravings! Open from 10 am – 11 pm.
The Eid festivities will be held in a large air-conditioned tent in Al Ahmed arena and will feature a variety of games and children’s shows, while Souq Waqif Art Center will hold arts and crafts workshops for children.
Souq Al Wakra
There will be a Horror House (Budria) that contains games requiring courage, determination and endurance. The festival will feature a large tent with a variety of games, with more by the waterfront.
Simaisma and Katara Beach
Katara Beach has children’s play areas, water rides and food stalls, along with a variety of shops and restaurants in the Cultural Village itself. For a break from the city, families can head to Simaisma, which stretches over 7km, has 76 seating areas with umbrellas, food trucks, horseback riding, and a set up for volleyball and football. Open from 9 am – 11 pm, entry to the beach costs QAR50 per car.
Summer Entertainment City
Entertainment City will reopen in time for Eid Al Adha, from 9 – 23 August, with games, food, beverages and shopping. Individual entry tickets cost QAR15 with day passes for QAR150 and games priced between QAR10 – 35 each.
Qatar National Convention Centre
The Doha Comedy Festival returns for one more night, with British-Iranian Omid Djalili, Lebanese-American Nemr, and Qatar’s own Hamad Al-Amari taking the stage on 15 August. Tickets for both events can be purchased through Virgin Megastore’s website.
For those who love a good story, Qatar National Theatre will be home to Kuwaiti play “Khutuat AlShaytan” from the first day of Eid, until 17 August. Tickets are available here.
Lusail Sports Arena
The 8th South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) add some more glitz to Summer in Qatar. Taking place at Lusail Indoor Arena from 15-16 August, the awards will bring the glitterati of South India’s movie industry to Doha. Tickets are available through Ayna Tickets.
Museum of Islamic Art
Running until the end of August, MIA presents over 35 courses developed by the Art and Calligraphy team to cater to all age groups. The exciting calendar of workshops includes courses of calligraphy in Kufic, Ruq’ah, Naskh, Nasta’liq or Diwani scripts and art workshops exploring acrylic or glass painting, drawing, geometry, clay sculpting and much more.
The last in the series of ‘Aladdin’ themed summer camps will be run on 21st August for children aged 6 – 12 years old. Inspired by the cartoon, children will make carpets and jewellery, hunt for Aladdin’s treasure in the museum and enjoy the original Disney cartoon, of course.
Do you have events happening this Eid Al Adha? Let us know.
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