A large number of Qatar residents and visitors were treated to a diverse range of entertainment and business offerings at the 5th Katara Winter Festival, which concluded on Sunday.
Folk shows, as well as other performances such as the Snow White theoretical play and competitions displayed by ‘Anasa W Wanasa’ troupe, enthralled many families and children during the five-day event.
Festival-goers also had the opportunity to buy traditional artistic pieces while others enjoyed the well-set cafes at Katara’s Traditional Souq, which sell various products such as textiles, perfumes and a unique art collection.
Children took part in drawing, painting and handicraft activities at Katara's Winter Festival.
The Bedaya Centre featured business startups aimed at educating the public on the various services each project offers, and to encourage young adults to actively engage in its business market.
Meanwhile, the Al Gannas Association organised an exhibition and educational workshops for young falconers in their tent at the Katara esplanade.
Organisers of the Al Galayel Championship hosted an exhibition, which showcases collectables and equipment from all previous championships. Both Al Galayel and Al Gannas pavilions attracted a large number of visitors as the public rushed to capture pictures with the falcons.
Stalls also offered traditional food and pastry, among other dishes and sweets.
Some children’s activities such as drawing, painting and handicraft activities were also held from 4pm to 9pm, in addition to the traditional handicrafts market.
For the fifth consecutive year, the festival attracted a large number of visitors from different age groups and nationalities.
Visitors like Abdul Aziz lauded the festival for coming up with an array of entertainment shows and informative workshops while others were impressed with the children’s activities, games, food, and cultural shows.
Participating medical centres also provided various free medical tests at Katara, aimed at raising health awareness.