Residents and visitors are invited to a memorable Eid featuring a host of events and activities across the country.
To kick off its biggest ‘Summer in Qatar’ programme, Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) has recently announced a number of entertainment shows and new attractions that will be open to the public starting on the first day of Eid Al Fitr.
Mashal Shahbik from QNTC said they are looking forward to the launch of the biggest Summer in Qatar programme.
This year’s entertainment offerings are geared towards families, with children’s shows and movie premieres, as well as concerts and sports. With more than 30 public and private sector partners offering a range of exciting promotions and activities, we are excited to make Qatar an attractive destination for the Eid holidays. The summer festivities, which this year include both Eid holidays, form a key part of our strategy to energise the tourism sector through a diversified Qatar events calendar.’
Indoor Theme Parks
Among the newest summer attractions this year, are three unique indoor theme parks operated by Trimoo Parks and located inside Doha Festival City. The first ever Angry Birds World theme park launches its new outdoor area. SNOW DUNES™ – the country’s first indoor snow park with a cutting-edge snow-making system, is also expected to open this summer. VIRTUOCiTY™ – a gaming and eSports venue spanning over 4,500 square metres will host a FIFA E-Sports Cup in partnership with PSG.
The family favourite returns on the first day of Eid Al Fitr. Spread out over the expansive ground floor of the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, the Entertainment City offers fun for all ages with bouncy castles, mini-golf course, exciting rides, skill games, video games, as well as live entertainment shows, food, beverage and shopping options. It will be open daily from 12:30 pm to 10 pm and 1:30 to 11 pm on Fridays. An individual entry ticket costs QAR15 with day passes and season passes between QAR150 to QAR1,250. Individual game prices range from QAR10 to QAR35.
Katara Cultural Village, Souq Waqif and Souq Al Wakrah Festivals
Adding to the season’s festivities will be the vibrant Eid celebrations at Katara Cultural village, Souq Waqif and Souq Al Wakrah. These will include cultural performances, musical acts and family shows with special fireworks display at Katara Cultural Village.
Live Entertainment Shows
From the first to the fifth day of Eid Al Fitr, all participating malls will be holding free entertainment shows for shoppers and families looking for indoor fun. Besides the shows, there will be a special Meet & Greet session with Captain Marvel and Hulk. Lagoona Mall will have a special ‘Aladdin’ show, while Woody and Buzz Lightyear fans can enjoy Toy Story 4, which is having its premiere this Eid.
Shop and Win
The nine malls participating in this year’s summer fun include Doha Festival City, Mall of Qatar, Lagoona Mall, Landmark Mall, Gulf Mall, Tawar Mall, Al Khor Mall, Hyatt Plaza, and Al Mirqab Mall.
Starting on 4 June, retailers at these malls will be offering up to 70% discounts and special promotions. For every QAR200 spent at any of the participating outlets in these malls, shoppers can be part of the three raffle draws which will be held throughout the summer. Prizes include cash and cars worth up to QAR2 million and a McLaren Spider 570s (2018 model).
Qatar Museums Culture Pass and Eid Activations
Qatar Museums Culture Pass Plus and Culture Pass Family offers include exclusive discounts on tourism products, outdoor, mall and retail activities, family entertainment as well as a variety of calligraphy classes and colouring classes throughout the season. These passes are available at the National Museum of Qatar, Museum of Islamic Arts and at the Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art.
A wide range of hotels and hotel apartments will offer discounts of up to 25%, valid for stays between 4 June until 16 August, packed with additional incentives and promotions. Participating hotel groups include Katara Hospitality, Al Rayyan Hospitality Hotels and Marriott International Hotels in Qatar.
Qatar Airways will also offer a discount of 25% on all flights to Doha from more than 160 destinations worldwide, for travel to Qatar anytime between 30 May to 16 August. Al Maha Services, the personalised meet and assist service of Qatar Airways, is also offering up to 25% discount on all their services during the summer.
Long-haul passengers can also take advantage of the stopover package, in partnership with QNTC, designed to give travellers transiting through Qatar the opportunity to discover the country with free luxury hotel stays and complimentary transit visas.
Visit the QNTC website for updates on the Summer in Qatar programme.