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Guide to Qatar Summer Festival 2017

June 25 - September 8

Festival Duration: Sunday, 25 June – Tuesday, 5 September
Shopping promotions begin on 22 June, all other QSF activations start on 25 June
(TBC based on first day of Eid Al-Fitr)

Special Hospitality Packages 

77 Hotels and Hotel Apartments* are participating in this year’s Festival, offering exciting accommodation packages, including:

  • Pay for 2 nights, stay for 3 at participating hotels
  • Pay for 5 nights, stay for 6 at hotel apartments
  • Free daily breakfast for guests
  • Pool Access Pass/Promotions

Qatar Summer Festival_QTA_QFS Participating Hotels _Events in Qatar

Visitors who book with QSF 2017 partners Discover Qatar or can also benefit from special travel and accommodation offers.

*Each hotel has a specific selection of offers for QSF 2017. To find out more about each hotel’s offers, please contact the hotel directly. Also, visit VisitQatar website for more information. 

Entertainment City at DECC

The QSF centerpiece and family favourite returns this year with more than 35 rides, an inflatable obstacle course, skill games, video games, live entertainment shows, 24 food court outlets & 8 pop-up shops.

Dates: 25 June – 5 September
Venue: Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre
Prices: Entry ticket: QAR 15/person; Day Pass: QAR 150/person

Shopping Promotions

Where: Dar Al Salam, Ezdan Mall, Gate Mall, Gulf Mall, Hyatt Plaza, Mall of Qatar, Lagoona Mall and Landmark Mall

Retailers at participating malls will offer discounts of up to 50% and other promotions
Live entertainment shows

For every QAR200 spent at any participating outlets in these malls, shoppers get the chance to be part of the Mega Raffle Draw to be held on the final day of QSF (5 September). Ten exciting cash prizes and a super luxury car will be up for grabs.

Update: The event has been cancelled – Live Entertainment: Stand-up comedy shows

American superstar comedian Marlon Wayans is set to bring roars of laughter to audiences in Qatar this Eid.

Date: Tuesday, 27 June
Time: Doors open at 7 pm, show starts 8 pm
Venue: Qatar National Convention Centre
Event details: Host – Khalifa Saleh Al Haroon; Opening Act – Saad Khan, Stand-Up Comedy Qatar
Tickets: QAR199 – QAR999 (Available at all Virgin Megastores)

You can also buy tickets online: Virgin Megastore, and

Doha Comedy Festival returns this year with a special showcase event for QSF 2017. More information will be announced in the coming weeks.

Competitions and Championships

For the first time ever in Qatar, video game players from across the GCC will come together for a face off under one roof for the GCC Majors Competition

Dates: 30 June – 1 July (Friday and Saturday)
Venue: Qatar National Convention Centre
Games: Street Fighter, Tekken 7, The King of Fighters (KOF), BlazBlue, Super Smash Bros 4 and Super Smash Bros Melee

Entertainment City will also host the 4th International Mindsports Championship bringing together 1,500 Mindsports enthusiasts from over 40 different countries.

Qatar Summer Festival Doha QatarDates: 19 – 27 August
Venue: Doha Exhibition and Convention Center
Mindsports Games include: Scrabble, Chess, Backgammon, Bridge, Go and eSports
Check this link for more information.

For more information about Qatar Summer Festival 2017, visit the QTA website

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