(MENAFN - The Peninsula) By Ayesha Muzaffar / The Peninsula
Like all other venues which witnessed huge rush of visitors during Eid Al Adha holidays, National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) also received thousands of residents during the week-long holidays.
Not only the citizens and residents with their children spent quality time at the NMoQ and explored Qatar's cultural, economic history but also many foreign tourists too visited the museum during Eid vacations.
Lio John, a Filipino expatriate who was visiting NMoQ with his family, said that they were there to enhance their knowledge on Qatar's history. 'Eid holidays are an opportunity to explore more about Qatar and this museum is the best place this.
Another lady, Najla, said that she was unaware of most of the things belonging to Qatar's old times and she was happy to see all under one roof. 'The journey of Qatar is a journey of success from old manual works to new scientific revolutions.
Talking to The Peninsula, another resident, Osama, said that he was visiting the NMoQ with his friends. 'The visit of the museum from the first gallery to the last has taught us all about Qatar, its cultural, social, economic history and about the journey the country went through to become the present day Qatar, he said.
Aliya, a Pakistani expatriate, said that the museum's gift shop was also a piece of art due to its wooden ceiling representing a cave's interior. 'I bought gifts from the shop as quality products and souvenirs are available there at reasonable prices.
During Eid holidays, museum's opening hours were from 9am to 9pm to host increased number of visitors from the country and abroad.
The visitors not only praised the antiques displayed at the museum but also other facilities like sitting areas, cafeteria, parking.
A British tourist, Mila, said that she was visiting Qatar with a group of friends. 'It is an amazing place and it is my first impression about the National Museum of Qatar.