Easter is the greatest feast in the Christian calendar. On this Sunday, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. For Catholics, Easter Sunday comes at the end of 40 days of prayer, fasting and almsgiving known as Lent. Through spiritual struggle and self-denial, Christians have prepared themselves to die spiritually with Christ on Good Friday, the day of His Crucifixion, so that they can rise again with Him in new life on Easter.

How did the coloured eggs and little bunnies become associated with Easter? The first eggs given at Easter were birds’ eggs. These eggs were painted in bright colours to give them further meaning as gifts.

Furthermore, according to an Anglo-Saxon legend, the Saxon goddess Eostre found a wounded bird and transformed it into a hare so it could survive the winter. The hare found it could lay eggs so it decorated its eggs each spring and left them as offerings to the goddess.

With more than 100,000 Christians in Qatar, coming from Europe, North and South America, Asia, Africa and other parts of the Arab region, Easter is a significant and widely-celebrated holiday in the country.

Oryx Rotana Doha

Easter

Oryx Rotana serves up Easter Brunch! Put all your eggs in one basket and celebrate an egg-stravagant Easter with family and friends at Choices. Children can have their fill of Easter fun in the Kids’ Corner, then work up an appetite on our exciting Easter egg hunt. For the grown-ups, spend a relaxing Easter Sunday with an exquisite and extensive brunch, rounded off with divine chocolate desserts.

Date: Sunday 31 March 2013

Time: noon – 4 pm

Location: Choices, Oryx Rotana

Offer is for QR 250, inclusive of water, soft drinks & chilled juices, or QR 325, inclusive of selected beers and wines.

For more information or reservations, call 4402 3333 or email [email protected].

Doha Marriott Hotel

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Join the Marriott’s Easter festivities and indulge in their Easter Brunch at the Restaurant Gallery. An extensive buffet will offer a variety of Easter tastes. Chefs will create lavish seasonal favourites, carving and live cooking stations, seafood, seasonal salads, chocolate bunnies and much more.

Date: Sunday 31 March 2013

Time: noon – 3 pm

Location: Restaurant Gallery, Doha Marriott Hotel

For more information or reservations, call 4429 8888.

Four Seasons Hotel Doha

Four Seasons Easter

Celebrate both Good Friday and Easter Sunday with family and loved ones while you delight in the sumptuous and lavish variety of cuisines. Choose from a wide array of appetisers, entrees and desserts at this Easter inspired brunch buffet. It will be a fun-filled day especially for the little ones with activities ranging from egg hunting and balloon twisting, to face painting, a bouncy castle and lots more.

Date: Friday Brunch 29 March 2013 and Easter Sunday Brunch 31 March 2013

Time: noon – 4 pm

Offer is for QR330 (full buffet inclusive of non-alcoholic beverages), QR165 (Kids 5-12 yrs old; below five yrs old free of charge) or QR425 (Sparkling Brunch, inclusive of non-alcoholic beverages, red wine, white wine or sparkling wine).

Pasqua Dinner – Il Teatro

Delight in a contemporary four-course Pasqua Dinner where Chef Aldo lets you savour the finest Italian dishes on this special occasion.

Date: Sunday 31 March 2013

Time: 7 pm ­– 11:30 pm

Offer is for QR370 per person (inclusive of one cocktail)

Easter Afternoon Tea – Seasons Tea Lounge

Let your family and friends adore our Easter inspired Afternoon Tea and enjoy our finest scones, tea sandwiches and tempting sweets. A chocolate fountain will be available for you to delight in as well.

Date: Saturday 30 March – Monday 1 April 2013

Time: 3 pm – 6:30 pm

Easter Afternoon Tea offer is for QR150 and the Chocolate Fountain offer is QR75.

Easter Treats

Should you want to surprise someone, why not take home with you Four Seasons’ Easter Treats of chocolate bunny, eggs and delights and let the celebration continue with the rest of the family at home?

Offer available from 1 – 8 April 2013

For more information or reservations, call 4494 8888.

Al Sharq Village and Spa

Al Liwan Sharq Easter

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Al Liwan offers a delectable buffet spread of Easter classics and popular favourites, with lots of seasonal fun for little ones, including an egg hunt and face painting.

Date: Sunday 31 March 2013

Time: noon – 3:30 pm

Offer is for QR450 (with free flow sparkling beverages) or QR300 (with soft drinks only).

Al Jalsa

There are plenty of bunnies—of the real and the chocolate variety—in evidence at Al Sharq’s Easter Bunny Tea, not to mention tasty finger sandwiches, pastries, cupcakes and your favourite brew.

Date: Sunday 31 March 2013

Time: 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Offer is for QR145 per person.

For more information or reservations, call 4425 6666 or email [email protected].

St. Regis Doha

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Family Easter Brunch in Vine

Enjoy a taste of St. Regis showcased with an extensive buffet, live cooking stations, special children’s delight and Easter activities on the terrace, including egg hunt, face painting, jumping castle and more.

Date: Friday 29 March 2013

Time: 12:30 pm – 4 pm

Location: Vine Restaurant

Offer is for QR345 (includes soft beverages) and QR395 (includes a selection of beverages).

Easter à la carte brunch at Opal by Gordon Ramsay

Celebrate Easter at Opal by Gordon Ramsay in style! Enjoy the unlimited à la carte brunch offering from 12pm -4pm featuring Easter-inspired cuisine.

Date: Friday 29 March 2013

Time: noon – 4 pm

Location: Opal by Gordon Ramsay

Offer is for QR290 (includes soft beverages) and QR395 (includes Sommelier’s selection).

Easter Evenings in Gordon Ramsay

Indulge with a succulent six-course degustation menu curated by Michelin starred Chef Gilles Bosquet, paired with exclusive sommelier’s selections.

Date: Friday 29 March 2013

Time: 6 pm – midnight

Location: Gordon Ramsay

Offer is QR525 or QR850 (paired with Sommelier’s selection).

For more information or reservations for Easter at St. Regis Doha, call 4446 0105 or email [email protected].

La Cigale

La Cigale Easter

Starting 1 March, La Cigale Traiteur highlights traditional Easter lamb, chocolate bunnies and eggs, braided brioche rolls, festivity cakes, traditional Arabic sweets and gift hampers and on Sunday 31 March 2013, Le Cigalon will turn into an irresistibly delectable destination with the Easter Brunch.

Date: 1 March – 31 March 2013

Location: Le Cigalon

Offer is for QR250 (inclusive of American coffee and tea).

For more information or reservations, call 4428 8888.

Grand Hyatt Doha

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Start Easter on the weekend surrounded by delicious delights with brunch on Good Friday at The Grill Restaurant. While the adults dine on specialties from every continent, the children will be busy hunting for eggs in Grand Hyatt’s lush gardens. And for desert, a decadent array of gateaux, bunny cookies, homemade chocolate eggs, cupcakes, chocolate fountains, gelatos of every flavour, tarts and much more will be avaliable.

Date: Friday 29 March 2013

Time: 12:30 pm – 4 pm

Location: The Grill Restaurant

Celebrate Easter Sunday at The Grill Restaurant with a traditional Easter dinner menu designed by chef de cuisine Christian Rodriguez. 

Date: Sunday 31 March 2013

Time: 7 pm

Location: The Grill Restaurant

Offer is for QR250 (including soft drinks) or QR395 (bubbly and vino).

For more information or reservations, call 4448 1240/41.