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Eid Al Adha Festival Lights Up Qatar

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People in Qatar are totally immersed in Eid Al Adha festive mood as the excitement catches up. People thronged to shopping malls and souqs to shop for the festival.

The excitement will only go up as variety of events have been lined up across the country on the occasion of Eid Al Adha.

Malls are set to increase the fun and entertainment to families with free shows starting today. Mall of Qatar will start staging its series of shows with a 20-minute performance of the Theatrical Circus group followed by Baraem Show, “Eid Happiness”.

Other participating malls will also launch their own Eid shows today including Tom & Jerry at Doha Festival City, Peter Pan at Lagoona Mall and Last Great Merlin Show at The Mall, in addition to a variety of roaming shows which can also be seen by visitors at Al Khor Mall, Gulf Mall and Landmark.

Qatar Summer Festival’s main attraction, the Summer Entertainment City adds excitement to its more than 80 games and rides with the staging of Arabic play Khosheysha (Hide & Seek) which plays daily at 630pm throughout Eid, as well as roaming shows.

Katara expects large gathering to witness shows and activities at Katara Esplanade, starting at 6.30pm with the first of the three shadow theatre performances featuring Arabian tales and concluding with the fireworks display at 9.30pm.

Large tents have been erected at Souq Waqif and Souq Al Wakrah where children’s games, competitions and other fun activities will be held from today until Tuesday.

For people who love outdoor activities, a number of events have been scheduled like paddle boating and playing radio controlled cars in Aspire park,  the Aqua Park which have prepared children’s games and Mickey and Minnie dance show, and on Sealine Beach road where Qatar Air Sports Committee’s aerial paragliding tours can be experienced for a fee.

Thousands of expats are anticipated to participate in the ‘Eid Al Adha Celebrations for Communities’ at six venues.

Separate celebrations will be held at Asian Town, Labour City, Barwa Baraha, Al Wakra Sports Club, Al Ahli Sports Club and Barwa Workers Recreation Complex in Al Khor from 5pm to 10pm in which Nepalese, Indian, Sri Lankan, Pakistani and Bangladeshi artistes will perform.

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