Spectacular entertainment shows and live performances marked the second day of the Darb Lusail Parade at the Lusail Boulevard Friday in the presence of thousands of spectators.
The three-day event along the 1.3km iconic venue concludes Saturday with three parades of about 30 minutes, taking place at 6pm, 7.30pm, and 9.30pm and attracting crowds at various stations.
A dancing duo – dressed in unique and attractive costumes invites spectators to join them. Face painting, henna, meet and greet with parade performers such as LED dancers, living statues, and different cartoon and Disney characters such as Spiderman, the Hulk, Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, among others.
The folk dancers on stage also drew a large number of spectators. The Lusail Boulevard offers a festive atmosphere for different age groups. While children enjoy roaming around the venue on their scooters, others walk along the stretch as they watch the parade.
“I love going to Lusail Boulevard because my daughter can play and enjoy various activities, while my wife and I try to achieve our daily target of 10,000 steps by walking back and forth,” said Filipino expatriate Pat C who tried to catch the first parade at 6pm.
While the Lusail Boulevard hosts several restaurants and cafes, Pat said he hopes to return to the venue in the coming days for the upcoming Qatar International Food Festival, which begins Saturday and runs until until March 21.
Like the previous QIFF, the annual celebration is set to feature an array of local and international cuisines, cooking demonstrations, entertainment shows, and activations for people to enjoy. The avenue has parking areas for motorists while many visitors come via the Doha metro.
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