‘Summer in Qatar’ to feature host of events, activities for a memorable Eid
Residents and visitors in Qatar are in for an experience of a lifetime in Qatar this summer as the Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) has announced a number of entertainment shows and new attractions that open to public from the first day of Eid Al Fitr.
Mashal Shahbik from QNTC said, “We are excited to launch the biggest Summer in Qatar program. This year’s entertainment offerings are geared toward families, with children’s shows and movie premieres, as well as concerts and sports.”
With more than 30 public and private sector partners offering a range of exciting promotions and activities, QNTC is excited to make Qatar an attractive destination for Eid holidays, Shahbik added.
“The summer festivities, which this year include both Eid holidays, form a key part of our strategy to energise the tourism sector through diversifying Qatar’s events calendar,” she further mentioned.
See below the full list of what’s on offer:
Indoor Theme Parks
Photo Credit: Angry Birds World Qatar website
Among the newest summer attractions this year, are three unique indoor theme parks operated by Trimoo Parks and located inside Doha Festival City.
The first-ever Angry Birds World theme park launches its new outdoor area.
SNOW DUNES™ – the country’s first indoor snow park with a cutting-edge snow-making system, is also expected to open this summer.
Additionally, VIRTUOCiTY™ - a gaming and eSports venue spanning over 4,500 sqm will also host a FIFA E-Sports Cup in partnership with PSG.
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The family favorite returns on the first day of Eid Al Fitr. Spread out over the expansive ground floor of the Doha Exhibition & Convention Center (DECC), the Entertainment City offers fun for all ages including bouncy castles, mini-golf course, exciting rides, skill games, video games, as well as live entertainment shows, food, beverage and shopping options.
This space will be open daily from 12:30pm to 10:00pm and 1:30-11:00 pm on Fridays. An individual entry ticket will cost QAR 15 with day passes and season passes range between QAR 150 – QAR 1,250. Individual game prices will range from 10 QAR to 35 QAR.
Katara, Souq Waqif & Souq Al Wakrah Festivals
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Adding to the season’s festivities will be the vibrant Eid celebrations at Katara Cultural village, Souq Waqif and Souq Al Wakrah. These will include cultural performances, musical acts and family shows with a special fireworks display at Katara Cultural Village.
Live Entertainment Shows
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From the first to the fifth day of Eid Al Fitr, all participating malls will feature free entertainment shows for shoppers and families looking for some indoor fun.
In addition to this, there will be a special Meet & Greet session with Captain Marvel and Hulk at the malls.
Lagoona Mall will have a special show ‘Aladdin,’ at 5:00 pm. Woody and Buzz Lightyear fans can enjoy Toy Story 4, which premiers this Eid.
Shop & Win
Photo Credit: Doha Festival City
The 9 malls participating in this year’s summer fun include: Doha Festival City, Mall of Qatar, Lagoona Mall, Landmark Mall, Gulf Mall, Tawar Mall, Al Khor Mall, Hyatt Plaza, and Al Mirqab Mall.
Starting June 4, retailers at these malls will be offering up to 70 percent discounts and special promotions.
For every QAR 200 spent at any of the participating outlets in these malls, shoppers can be part of the three raffle draws being held throughout the summer. Prizes include cash and cars valued at QAR 2 Million, with a grand prize of McLaren Spider 570s (2018 model).
Qatar Museum’s Culture Pass & Eid Activations
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Qatar Museum’s Culture Pass Plus and Culture Pass Family will allow people to benefit from exclusive discounts on tourism products, outdoor, mall and retail activities, family entertainment as well as a variety of calligraphy classes and colouring classes throughout the season. Available at the National Museum of Qatar, The Museum of Islamic Arts or at the Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art.
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A wide range of hotels and hotel apartments will offer discounts of up to 25 percent, valid for stays between June 4 – August 16, 2019 coupled with many more incentives and promotions at facilities.
Participating hotel groups include Katara Hospitality, Al Rayyan Hospitality hotels and Marriott International hotels in Qatar. For details, visit Summerinqatar.qa
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Moreover, Al Maha Services, Qatar Airways’ personalized meet and assist service is also offering up to 25 percent discount on all their services during the summer.
Qatar Airways’ long-haul passengers can also take advantage of the stopover package, in partnership with QNTC, designed to give travelers transiting through Qatar the opportunity to discover the country with free luxury hotel stays and complimentary transit visas.
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