26 Jun 2017 - 9:47
Fun-filled activities mark Eid Al Fitr celebrations
By Amna Pervaiz Rao | The Peninsula
Qatar continues to position itself as a family destination for the choice for Eid holidays with the cornucopia of shows and activities catered to children and families in various venues across the country for Eid Al Fitr celebrations.
The Qatar Summer Festival (QSF) centrepiece and family favourite opened its doors to the public yesterday at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, the City’s key features include the world’s largest inflatable obstacle course, Timba Cars, Bricklyn Lego, skill games, virtual reality and arcade games, a paintball shooting range and live entertainment shows.
The City will also have a food court and pop-up shops. It will be open daily from 2:00pm to 11:00pm. An individual entry ticket costs QR15. Individual game prices range from QR5 to QR50.
QSF is also participating in malls by putting on special free entertainment shows for shoppers and families looking for some indoor fun.
At Doha Festival City Ice Age is the must-see show of the season will be held on its main stage this year. The 30-minute-long show will be held three times daily at 3pm, 5pm and again at 8:30pm. Visitors around the mall will be treated to ongoing roaming shows such as Ardha and guitar performances, and Ambush Man the magician.
At Al Khor Mall, families can enjoy non-stop entertainment in the form of Bollywood and Hip Hop dance shows, magic shows by Mysterious Ash and acro-balance shows between 5:50pm and 10:30pm. At Gulf Mall starting from 6pm every evening, visitors and residents can follow a roaming circus, mime with human statues and have a whirl with Tanoura dancers.
Mall of Qatar will have entertainment activities in the form of kids’ activities, handicraft workshops and cultural events. In the evenings the Oasis Stage will come to life with live stage shows. Beauty and the Beast lovers can head towards Lagoona Mall for treat. The all-time classic will be performed on stage at 5pm, 7pm and 9pm daily throughout Eid. AT The Mall, families will find entertainment with the roaming mascots and parades around the mall between 6:30pm and 9:30 pm.
European street performances, Landmark Mall will feature Italian musical parades and amusing human statues from London every day between 5:30pm and 9pm. These shows will only run from June 26 to 29
AT QNCC (Qatar National Convention Center), visitors and residents in need of a laugh can count on the Marlon Wayans Stand Up Comedy Show. The American superstar comedian will perform on June 27. The evening will be hosted by Khalifa Saleh Al Haroon and features an opening act by Saad Khan from Stand-Up Comedy Qatar.
Tickets are on sale from QR199 to QR999, available at Virgin Megastore outlets and website, PlatinumList.net and QTickets.com Families can also head to Aqua Park, Aspire Park, Souq Waqif, Al Wakra Heritage Village or Lusail Shooting Club for a variety of outdoor activities throughout Eid.