Qatar Buzzes With Fun And Excitement As Eid Al Adha Celebrations Continue

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Victor Bolorunduro | The Peninsula

Doha, Qatar: Qatar is abuzz with energy and excitement as residents and visitors immerse themselves in the ongoing celebrations of Eid Al Adha. Known as the Festival of Sacrifice, Eid Al Adha is one of the most significant holidays in the Islamic calendar, and Qatar has pulled out all the stops to mark the occasion with a blend of traditional and modern festivities.

As the celebrations of Eid Al Adha continue, Doha remains a lively and dynamic city, filled with joy, culture, and a strong sense of community. These festivities offer a unique opportunity for both residents and tourists to embrace the rich traditions and modern attractions that make Qatar a special place to commemorate this important holiday.

Throughout the city, numerous captivating events are taking place, with a focus on family-oriented activities that cater to the needs of everyone. This year's celebrations are even more splendid in line with Qatar's global reputation as a prominent tourism hub.

For instance, the Old Doha Port is hosting enchanting evening performances by a traditional maritime band, showcasing Qatar's diverse maritime arts and cultural heritage. Located at AlBandar, across from the fish market (Chabrat Al Mina), the band performs daily from the first day of Eid until June 19, between 6.30pm and 10.30pm.

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Additionally, water sports enthusiasts can indulge in the alluring waters with open days for kayaking and stand-up paddles at the port during the Eid Al Adha break. Visitors can access the waters of the Old Doha Port from the Corniche daily for free from the first day of Eid until June 19, between 3.30pm and 6.30pm. The interested participants are required to bring all the necessary equipment, including their own gear and a mandatory life jacket for a safe and enjoyable experience.

Besides, the Mina District road at Old Doha Port is now open for vehicles, granting them unrestricted access. Drivers can now embark on a picturesque journey through the Mina District, admiring its stunning architecture. This exceptional service enables cars to conveniently park near their preferred shops and eateries, ensuring a pleasant visit for the guests during the Eid holidays and the summer season. Additionally, complimentary golf carts are now at hand to transport visitors to and from their designated location within the port.

Elsewhere, the Katara Cultural Village has emerged as a central hub of activity, hosting a diverse range of events that honour and showcase Qatari culture and heritage. During the festivities until June 18, visitors can witness captivating fireworks displays illuminating the night sky, providing a breathtaking visual spectacle for all attendees.
In addition to the fireworks, Katara presents traditional performances and exhibitions that offer a glimpse into the vibrant history and customs of Qatar.

At the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum, families have the opportunity to participate in a series of engaging activities that highlight Islamic art and culture. From June 17 to June 20, the museum will organise interactive exhibits and workshops, allowing visitors to delve deeper into artistic and historical aspects of the holiday.

For those with a passion for equestrian pursuits, Al Shaqab, Doha's renowned equestrian centre, has curated a series of family-friendly events taking place from June 18 to 20. The Longines Indoor Arena at Al Shaqab offers activities such as horse riding, archery, and showcases of purebred Arabian horses.

These events not only entertain but also educate visitors about Qatar's equestrian traditions. Children can participate in arts and crafts workshops, enjoy traditional henna designs, and have fun with bouncy castles, ensuring there is something for everyone in the family.

In the meantime, prominent shopping complexes throughout the nation are bustling with activity, presenting a diverse array of entertainment and exclusive offers. The Mall of Qatar, Al Hazm Mall, and Royal Plaza Mall have adorned their premises with festive decorations and arranged a series of events that encompass live performances, exclusive discounts, and engaging activities for children. At the Mall of Qatar, patrons can immerse themselves in captivating live shows and musical performances, while Al Hazm Mall offers a multitude of cultural activities and family-oriented events from June 17 to June 20. These malls have emerged as central hubs for both residents and tourists, seamlessly blending the realms of shopping and entertainment.


The Peninsula

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