Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) announced a season of summer experiences, retail offers and entertainment, from 4 June to 16 August, as part of this year’s ‘Summer in Qatar’.
The Summer in Qatar programme will introduce a wide range of exciting indoor and outdoor experiences, along with entertainment activities featuring local and international artists, with edutainment, summer and sports camps as well as special promotions on inbound travel, hospitality and shopping.
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Posted by Visit Qatar on Thursday, 25 April 2019
QNTC is also bringing together more than 30 partners from the public and private sectors, including the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MCI), the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), Qatar Museums (QM), Qatar Airways, Katara Cultural Village, Qatar Foundation (QF), Private Engineering Office (PEO), Katara Hospitality, Al Rayyan Hospitality, Marriott International Hotels, malls, and other event partners like QSports, Social Studios, Alchemy and Radio ONE FM Qatar.
HE Akbar Al Baker, Secretary-General of QNTC and GCEO of Qatar Airways said that this year’s summer season promises to attract visitors from across the globe and will showcase Qatar as a destination with unparalleled hospitality and authentic experiences.
Thanks to the collaborative efforts of Qatar’s ever-growing public and private sector partners, we present the biggest, boldest summer season yet, offering everything from cultural excursions to world-class entertainment. Our stakeholders bring an array of exciting new products and activities to ‘Summer In Qatar’, enabling us to provide tourism offerings to suit the diverse community of all ages, interests, and budgets and further develop Qatar as a year-round tourism destination.’
He said that aviation and tourism go hand in hand, and this year, they are leveraging the collaboration between the two sectors to offer travellers airfare discounts, promotional travel packages, and exceptional airport experiences throughout the summer.
Starting on 15 May, Qatar Airways will offer a discount of 25% on all flights to Doha from more than 160 destinations worldwide, for travel to Qatar anytime between 30 May until 16 August. Al Maha Services will also offer discounts of up to 25% on all their services during summer.
Long-haul passengers can also take advantage of +Qatar, a unique 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.
A wide range of hotels and hotel apartments will offer discounts of up to 25% valid for stays between 4 June to 16 August, along with several additional incentives and promotions at facilities (terms and conditions apply). Participating hotel groups include Katara Hospitality, Al Rayyan Hospitality Hotels and Marriott International Hotels.
Indoor and Outdoor Entertainment
The ever-popular ‘Entertainment City’ will offer a plethora of family fun at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre in addition to activities and entertainment at participating malls.
Members of the QM Culture Pass Plus and Culture Pass Family will enjoy benefits such as exclusive discounts on tourism products, outdoor, mall and retail activities, family entertainment as well as a variety of other offers.
This year’s activities also include deals at numerous indoor theme parks and edutainment parks such as the newly opened Angry Birds World. Souq Waqif and Katara Cultural Village will also bring vibrancy to the summer with family fun and entertainment shows during both Eids.
Nine participating malls across Qatar will be offering special entertainment shows, exhibitions and free activities for different age groups throughout ‘Summer in Qatar’, with programmes for adults including free makeup and fitness classes.
Numerous sales and promotions along with the ever-popular raffle draws will excite shoppers hoping to save and win big. Various entertainment and edutainment parks inside these malls and at The Pearl Qatar will offer summer-long deals and promotions. Over QAR 2 million will be up for grabs through raffle draws this summer. A McLaren 570S will be given away as grand prize during Eid Al Adha.
Music enthusiasts can mark their calendars as celebrated names are set to rock this ‘Summer in Qatar’, including international superstars, Arab singing sensations and Bollywood artists. Movie buffs will get a chance to attend the glittering South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA) with well-known celebrities from the industry.
Comedy fans can prepare themselves for the return of the Doha Comedy Festival, while the little ones can enjoy numerous stage shows including ‘Hello Kitty’, ‘Aladdin’, ‘The Little Mermaid’ and ‘The Smurfs’.
For more information, visit summerinqatar.qa.