Despite siege Eid celebrations continue with wide-ranging events

 28 Jun 2017 - 0:18

Despite siege Eid celebrations continue with wide-ranging events
Children enjoy Eid activities at the Souq Waqif, yesterday. Pic: Kammutty VP / The Peninsula


Despite the siege laid by some GCC countries on Qatar, citizens and residents as well as visitors from around the world continue to enjoy Eid which is being celebrated by Muslims all over the world.
The State of Qatar remains a preferred destination to many people from the GCC and around the world despite the siege. This is mainly due to the good hospitality of the Qatari society and their welcoming manner. It is also due to the strong efforts made by state institutions and private ones to ensure this Eid remains a special occasion. They held a wide variety of events with the goal of maintaining a joyful atmosphere during those blessed days.
Many streets, parks, and malls were especially decorated in the spirit of Eid. In Souq Waqif for instance, you'll find many festivals and events. Those events could range from being art-related to any other form of entertainment events. There is a family tent filled with games for children from all ages that receive visitors on all Eid days throughout the day. There are also special plays performed for children.
Souq Al Wakrah for its part has a large tent enough to fit 700 people. The tent hosts a musical entitled Sea Mermaid. The show adopts many of the latest technology of sound and lighting, dedicated to children and all family members. The show is one hour long, performed twice a day on all Eid days. There are a wide variety of games available for children.



In Katara Cultural Village, Eid Al Fitr festival continues with a focus on celebrating Arab heritage. Aspire, meanwhile, is holding a sports festival that has a wide variety of events. Qatar Tourism Authority for its part is keen on organising a number of events every year during Eid to attract the public in Qatar and tourists as well.
Other institutions, sports clubs, and youth centres of the Ministry of Culture and Sports are hosting wide-ranging events to celebrate Eid. In Qatar Sports Club, there is the 30th Eid festival that is taking place at the sports venue in cooperation with Qatar Voluntary Center.
This year's event is under the theme of "Tamim Al Majd" (Tamim is Glory.) The festival organisers are holding a number of games and will hand out trophies and gifts to the winners.
Science activities organised by the Qatar Science Club started yesterday at Mall of Qatar including a full programme of science shows, 3D dome, learning station, 3D printing and robot making and will continue throughout the Eid holidays.
Al Kaaban Youth Center held a two-day Eid Al Fitr festival including entertainment activities, children games and gifts offered to the families and visitors of Al Kaaban area. In addition, Al Jumayliyah Youth Center held a children's festival with a diverse programme with gifts for winners and visitors.
Different malls around Doha such as Mall of Qatar, Hyatt Plaza, Doha City Centre, Ezdan Mall, Lagoona Mall and Dar Al Salam Mall are organising various attractive entertainment shows for children and families. Each shopping centre offers a variety of entertainment and educational activities as well as fun activities offered in the Pearl.
The Doha Exhibition and Convention Center is organising an entertainment city filled with events, live shows, games, and entertainment, the programme will continue to run till the end of the summer season.
The Aqua Park is also celebrating Eid with fun and entertaining activities for those interested in water games. Eid activities continue with parasailing tours from Sealine to Mesaied, museum tours and other activities offered and provided to all families in Qatar and abroad.