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Crowds throng Eid events across Qatar


The Peninsula

An array of colourful shows at dozens of indoor and outdoor venues offered quality entertainment to a large number of visitors on the second day of Eid Al Adha, including tourists from Kuwait, Oman and Turkey.

Eid festivities were held with fervour from Al Wakrah Sports Club Stadium to Katara Cultural Village and several children-specific attractions drew families to the Summer Entertainment City and various malls across the country.

Acrobatic Ballet Group’s performance part of Eid Celebration at the Mall of Qatar on the second day of Eid. Picture by: Salim Matramkot / Th Peninsula

At Katara, visitors were entertained with a range of amusement activities, especially shadow performances inspired by the region’s history and heritage. Theatre performances based on the ‘Tales of the Arabian Nights’ were the main attraction.

The shadow theatre performances are based on the Arabian tales, the history of the ‘Roman Empire’, ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and the all-time favourite, ‘Aladdin’.

Apart from shadow performances, live acrobatic shows were staged. The organisers also presented gifts to children.
The Ministry of Interior and the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs organised ‘Eid Al Adha Celebrations for Communities’ at Asian Town where Indian and Bangladeshi artistes staged a range of musical and cultural shows.

READ ALSO: Schedule of events for the five days of Eid Al Adha.

Pakistani Singer Alia khan Perform at the Pakistanii Community event during Eid Al Adha celebrations organised by MOI at Al Wakrah Sports Club Stadium yesterday. Pics by Kammutty VP

Pakistani expatriates, particularly migrant workers, spent the second day of Eid at the Al Wakrah Sports Club Stadium watching performances of Pakistani showbiz stars Shahid Ali Khan, Khwaja Masoud, Nadiya Gul, Deepa and Mariya Khan.

Meanwhile, visitors arriving from Kuwait, Oman and Turkey to celebrate Eid Al Adha in Qatar were treated to a special reception at Hamad International Airport.

Saif Al Kuwari, Director of PR and Communication at Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA), commented, “Eid is about creating and sharing memorable moments with family, neighbours and friends, and we are delighted to uphold the tradition once again this Eid by welcoming our brothers and sisters from Oman, Kuwait and Turkey at Hamad International Airport.”

He added: “We are particularly excited to have them join us for the fun and joyful season that coincides with the last week of Qatar Summer Festival, which boasts a wide variety of attractive hospitality, entertainment and retail options throughout the country.”

Tom and Jerry show as part of Eid Celebration on the at the Doha Festival City on the second day of Eid. Pic by: Salim Matramkot

Qatar Summer Festival’s participating malls also staged a number of free entertainment shows for shoppers and families looking for indoor fun in the evening.

Tom & Jerry shows amused children at Doha Festival City, attracting a large number of families, while residents also enjoyed the journey to Neverland with Peter Pan’s hour-long performances at Lagoona Mall.

Ezdan Mall’s “Tamim Al Majd: Story of A Country” theatre show was also a big hit which was watched by a large number of citizens and expatriates.

A number of families headed to the Sealine Beach, Aqua Park, Aspire Park, Souq Waqif and Souq Waqif at Al Wakrah for a variety of outdoor activities.
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