Souq Waqif and Souq Al Wakra are holding a festival starting on the first day of Eid. Lasting for five days, activities start at 4 pm, most of which will take place inside an air-conditioned tent due to the hot weather. There are games for the little ones, and a number of cultural and artistic events. This year’s event coincides with the opening of Al Wakra Beach for families, so take your towel and have a paddle!
When: 1—5 September, 4 pm—10 pm
Where: Souq Waqif & Souq Al Wakra
Doha Comedy Festival
In this edition, the mixed-heritage comedians hailing from Iran, India, Lebanon, Palestine will draw on their personal experiences to share the comical situations they found themselves in as immigrants in the West. Hosted by Palestinian-American Mo Amer, the show includes a diverse line-up of stars including Iranian-American Maz Jobrani, ‘Lebanon’s King of Comedy’ Nemr and Indian-American Vir Das who is performing in Qatar for the first time. They are all joined by Qatar’s very own pioneer in stand-up comedy, Hamad AlAmmari.
When: 3 September, 8 pm—11 pm
Where: Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC)
Visit this link for ticket information.
Lots of events and world class entertainment await you at Aqua Park Qatar from new games to dance shows and photo sessions. The event will start on the first day of Eid and will last until the 3 September.
5 pm — 5:30 pm Parade
5:30 pm — 5:50 pm Mickey Dance Shows
5:50 pm — 6:30 pm Games
6:30 pm — 7 pm Prayer Time
7:30 pm — 7:50 pm Mickey Dance Shows
7:50 pm — 8:30 pm Prayer Time
8:30 — 9 pm Games
Eid Al Adha Festival at Katara
Katara will showcase Arabian tales this Eid Al Adha through breathtaking performances that integrate theatrical drama with reality.
The performances will include 3 different storytelling including arabian tales, the Roman Caesar, Alice in Wonderland, and Aladdin, in addition to a live acrobatic show.
When: 1—4 September. 6:30 pm—7 pm (first show), 7:45 pm—8:15 pm (second show), 9 pm—9:30 pm (third show). Eid gifts will also be presented to children at 7 pm and 8:15 pm with a daily display of fireworks at 9:30 pm.
Where: Katara Esplanade
A Tom & Jerry Adventure
Everyone’s childhood favourites Tom & Jerry take the stage in a 30-minute musical tale with their merry bunch of buddies Toodles, Butch and Spike. Featuring a dance-off, classic melodies from the 40’s and many a slapstick chase, you’re in for a fun adventure for the whole family.
When: 1–5 September. 4 pm–4:30 pm, 7:45 pm–8:15 pm, 9:15 pm–9:45 pm
Where: Centre Court–Ground Floor, Doha Festival City
Summer Food Market
Made in Qatar food market showcasing local entrepreneurs offering sweets, chocolates, and traditional cooking stations.
Ideas to Spending Eid Al Adha in Qatar
Whether this is your first time spending Eid Al Adha in Qatar, or if you have been here for many years, the list of ways to spend your free time at this special time grows every year.
A Feast of Sacrifice explains the significance of Eid Al Adha, a special time for Muslims around the world. The beginning of Eid sees families spending quality time together, and later in the holiday eating and shopping with friends, and taking the family for days out.
Get the ideas here.