Eid al Adha, also known as the ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’, is the second most important event in the Islamic calendar. Muslim families come together to honour the willingness of Ibrahim (also known as Abraham) to follow God’s command to sacrifice his son. It’s a very special occasion and usually includes sacrificing an animal, giving to charity and visiting family and friends.
As many residents are expected to spend the Eid Al Adha in Qatar because of travel restrictions brought on by COVID-19, various venues and destinations, including shopping malls, offer a selection of festivities that are designed for the enjoyment of the whole family.
The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) already announced the readiness of beaches and public parks for visitors, calling the public to adhere to all COVID-19 precautionary measures to ensure the safety of everyone. A number of hypermarkets and shopping malls have also started offering attractive discounts and promotions as part of the Eid celebrations.
Widam Food Company also announced that they are well prepared for the special holiday. The abattoirs will be working throughout the whole week under the supervision of specialised veterinarians to ensure the safety of everyone during Eid Al Adha.
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) issued a reminder to citizens and residents for their safety during this celebration.
These information are collated by Marhaba from announcements on official pages. For updates and more details, check out their respective websites. Have a blessed Eid!
Ahlibank branches will be closed from Thursday, 30 July. Their City Center branch will reopen for business on Monday, 3 August while other branches will open on Wednesday, 5 August. The bank’s contact centre, 4420 5222 will remain available.
Visit ahlibank.com.qa for more information.
On the occasion of Eid Al Adha, Commercial Bank will be closed from 30 July until 4 August. Operation will resume on 5 August. Visit cbq.qa or open their mobile app for the latest updates regarding services and opening hours of their branches. For your safety, customers are encouraged to use internet banking, mobile banking app, ATM and contactless payment services for your daily banking needs and help minimise physical interactions.
For further assistance, call 4449 0000.
CULTURAL VILLAGE FOUNDATION – KATARA
The Cultural Village Foundation – Katara is all set up to celebrate the four-day Eid Al Adha holiday with special activities for the whole family.
- Drive-through distribution of gifts in various points around Katara Cultural Village, 5 pm to 9 pm daily during Eid days
- Launching of a special mural in honour of medical frontliners. The 30×5 metre artwork is created by 12 artists and located in the main entrance of Katara from the south side.
- Fireworks, the most popular event in Katara during Eid festivities will be shared online.
Katara also launched a competition for the most beautiful children’s costume during Eid. Kids who want to participate in the competition can send a picture or a video to join. Prizes await for winners of both video or picture category. Visit katara.net for more details.
EDUCATION CITY GOLF CLUB
The Education City Golf Club will accepting members and visitors starting on 1 August, to enjoy their facilities and join them during the Eid Al Adha holidays. If you want to hit the driving range, play a round of golf, or have a golf lesson, everyone is welcome. To book, call their reservations team at 7773 7973 or send an email to [email protected].
HOSPITALS AND MEDICAL FACILITIES
Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC)
Emergency Departments: All Emergency Departments and services across HMC’s network of hospitals will operate as usual, 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week. The Pediatric Emergency Centers will also remain open 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week for medical emergencies involving patients under 14 years old.
Ambulance Service: Ambulance Service will continue to operate 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week for people requiring emergency medical assistance
Inpatient Units: Inpatient Units across HMC’s hospital network will continue to operate 24-hours-a-day as usual.
Nesma’ak Hamad Patient Contact Center: The Nesma’ak Hamad Patient Contact Center will be closed from Thursday, 30 July until Saturday, 1 August. They will reopen on Sunday, 2 August at 7 am. If you have a scheduled appointment during or after the Eid holiday and cannot attend the appointment, contact the Hamad Customer Service Center (Nesma’ak) on 16060 during operational hours. Any patient requiring information about clinic operating hours, their scheduled appointment, or wishing to change their appointment, can call Nesma’ak on 16060.
Urgent Consultation Service (16000): Urgent Consultation Service (16000) will be closed on Thursday, 30 July until Saturday, 1 August and will reopen Sunday, 2 August from 8 am to 3 pm. The service will return to normal operating hours on Sunday, 9 August.
Pharmacy Home Delivery Service (16000): Pharmacy Home Delivery Service will be closed on Thursday, 30 July until Saturday, 1 August. The service will reopen on Sunday, 2 August from 9 am to 3 pm and on Sunday, 9 August will resume normal operating hours.
Mental Health Helpline: The Mental Health Helpline will be closed on Thursday, 30 July and will resume services 8 am to 3 pm on Sunday, 2 August. It will resume full operating hours on Sunday, 9 August.
Primary Health Care Corporation (PHCC)
MALLS AND SHOPPING CENTRES
Doha Festival City
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#WelcomeBacktoFestivalCity 🌟 We are pleased to inform you that over 400 shops are now open during mall trading hours from Sunday to Thursday. Restaurants and cafes remain open for takeaway and home delivery service only. #DohaFestivalCity –– 🌟 مرحباً بكم مجدداً في دوحة فستيفال سيتي! يسعدنا أن نحيطكم علمًا بأن جميع متاجر البيع بالتجزئة مفتوحة الآن خلال ساعات عمل المول من الأحد إلى الخميس. مطاعمنا ومقاهينا ستظل مفتوحة للإستلام وخدمة توصيل الطلبات للمنازل فقط.
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Doha Festival City celebrates Eid Al Adha with an extensive range of exclusive Eid inspired collections and offers from leading brands – from fashion, accessories, leather goods, to homeware, dining, and much more. All shops are now open from 10 am to 10 pm, Saturdays to Wednesdays and 10 am to 11 pm, Thursdays to Fridays. Restaurants and cafes remain open for takeaway and home delivery service only.
Mall of Qatar
Mall of Qatar extends their warmest greetings to everyone on the advent of the blessed Eid Al Adha. Please note that from 29 July until 2 August, shops inside the mall will be open from 10 am to 12 am, except during the Friday Prayer timings (11:30 am to 1 pm). Restaurants and cafes will be open from 10 am until 1 am.
The wait is over! All of your favourite restaurants in Mirqab Mall are now open for dining! Enjoy a meal from Abd El Wahab, Busaba Bangkok Thai, Batteel Bakery, Caffe Concerto, Casper and Gambinis, Margherita, Paul and Sultan Chef!
Restaurants in Tawar Mall will start serving dine-in customers starting on 28 July, in time for the Eid Al Adha celebrations. Limitations however, are still in place following the safety measures mandated by MoPH .
- Only 50% capacity will be allowed inside restaurants
- Maximum of four people per table (six if from the same household)
- Children below 12 are still NOT allowed
- Food court will remain closed (except for pick-up and delivery)
Visit tawarmall.qa for updates and more information.
Your favourite restaurants in Villagio Mall are now open for dine-in customers in time for Eid Al Adha! Please note that safety measures are still strictly implemented in all public areas in Qatar, including inside malls.
HYPERMARKETS AND SUPERMARKETS
Al Meera offers discounts for many of their products until 5 August or until supplies last. Bonus points will also be awarded when purchasing certain products under the Meera Rewards scheme.
Lulu brings amazing offers during this Eid Al Adha to customers with discounts in various products until 2 August.
Safari Hypermarket announced, via social media, the big discounts they currently offer shoppers for a wide range of food and non-food products in preparation for the Eid celebration. They also announced an online Mehandi competition where winners can take home Safari Gift vouchers.
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Different hotels in Qatar also offer special Eid Al Adha promotions to celebrate the holidays. Please check our listing below. Do you have events happening during Eid? Let us know.
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