Eid al Adha, also known as the ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’, is the second most important event in the Islamic calendar. The holiday takes place on the 10th day of the final month in the Islamic Lunar calendar.
Muslim families around the world come together to honour 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 activities designed for the enjoyment of the whole family. Everyone is advised to adhere to all COVID-19 precautionary measures to ensure public safety.
Have a blessed Eid!
6th Fresh Local Dates Festival 2021
Have you tried all the dates varieties available in Qatar? This festival, organised by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment from 15 July in Souq Waqif, features fresh local dates cultivated by local dates farmers. More information available here.
Doha Festival City
Doha Festival City is hosting the largest in-mall international food event, Bon Appetit, featuring a wide selection of the mall’s food and beverage outlets where guests will get the chance to taste the finest cuisines of different participating countries.
To add excitement to the gastronomic experience, visitors will also be invited to take part in the Bon Appetit digital raffle draw for a chance to win amazing prizes from retailers and sponsors, with Volvo S90 Momentum 2020 car as the grand prize. Winners will be announced on 27 July. More details here.
FBQ Virtual Tour
Have you seen the galleries of FBQ Museums? If not yet, you may want to go on a virtual tour of their 11 galleries and rooms free and from wherever you are! The virtual tour features an introduction by Abdullatif Al-Tamimi and has over 150 objects and carpets for a personal journey through time and space.
How about some water sports activities at Katara Beach? The cultural village currently offers much-reduced prices for use of their water sports facilities. Call 5544 9862 for enquiries.
Into anything healthy? Qatar Foundation offers several exclusive healthy events designed for individuals and families in Qatar to raise awareness about living a healthy lifestyle. Some events are available online, while some are held within Education City. Visit qf.org.qa for more information.
Children’s Summer Program 2021
4 July to 5 August
This programme will take students on a journey through time by introducing them to different art movements and artistic techniques. They will take on different roles through these classes, such as curators, artists, art historians, and art critiques. This programme is in partnership with VCUarts Qatar.
1 to 31 July
This is an exclusive event for families in Qatar. The event will be held at the Education City Student Center and will accommodate only 50 families due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Minaretein Quranic Summer Program
1 June to 31 August
Classes will be conducted online due to COVID-19 precautionary measures. The programme is daily, from Sunday to Thursday, three hours in the morning and three in the evening.
13 June to 25 August
Yoga lengthens the muscles of the body and the spine. It also strengthens the muscles and nerves, loosens the joints, and regulates the breathing process. The duration of the programme is 60 minutes, and it aims to train, stretch, and straighten the joints. Each session is limited to four vaccinated persons.
Qatar Charity: Udhiyah Drive
How about donating to the Udhiyah Drive of Qatar Charity? The campaign, with support from people in Qatar, seeks to provide 63,000 Udhiyah (sacrificial animals) to beneficiaries from at least 33 countries, including Qatar. This is an extension of Qatar Charity’s successful ‘Ramadan of Hope’ campaign.
Donors can reach Qatar Charity through qcharity.org. Home collector services are available through the Qatar Charity app or their hotline number – 4466 7711, SMS – 92652, as well as their branches and collection points across the country.
Qatar Museums currently hosts some exhibitions available for public viewing in time for the Eid Al Adha holidays. You might find it interesting to see these cultural displays. Tickets are available online. Visit qm.org.qa for more information.
Where: Fire Station, Garage Gallery
This marks the end of the Artist in Residence Programme and comes at a unique moment due to the global outbreak of COVID-19.
Mal Lawal 3
Where: National Museum of Qatar
The third edition of Mal Lawal (‘of the past’) focuses on 28 Qatari collectors – 26 sharing their general collections, while the remaining two sharing their car collections.
Seagrass Tales, Dugong Trails
Where: National Museum of Qatar
In collaboration with ExxonMobil Research Qatar, this exhibition features dugongs, the large marine mammals that are native to Qatar.
Qatar National Library: Eid Storytime
Where: Online via Microsoft Teams
When: 18 July / 4 pm to 4:45 pm
Celebrate Eid with Qatar National Library! They have a super-fun story lined up about preparing new Eid clothes called Nabeel’s New Pants. After the story, they will also host an entertaining activity related to Eid and new clothes, guaranteed to bring loads of fun for kids! More information available here.
Hop on board with Ronautica and enjoy family boat tours around The Pearl-Qatar this Eid Al Adha! Call 4409 5279 or 6674 1577 for reservations.
Celebrating Eid Al Adha at Qatar’s leading hotels? Check out this listing prepared by Marhaba!
To see more events happening in Qatar, check out our Events Calendar!
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