Eid Festival attracts many visitors to Souq Waqif
June 19 2018 09:10 PM
A young boy joins the bubble show. PICTURE: Shemeer Rasheed.
A young boy joins the bubble show. PICTURE: Shemeer Rasheed.


The Eid Festival at Souq Waqif has attracted a large number of visitors, especially families with children, local Arabic daily Arrayah reported on Tuesday.

The five-day festival organised by the Private Engineering Office was a major attraction for families during the Eid holidays.

Held inside an air-conditioned tent at the western part of Souq Waqif, the festival offered families and visitors many activities and events, such as different electronic and interactive games. Aside from the games and toys, the festival also showcased a number of eateries, cafes, and other services.

Qatari national Jaber al-Nuaimi said the festival was ‘very good’ and offered ‘diverse activities that catered to all ages.’

‘It also featured some interesting theatrical performances that were highly-favoured by the kids,’ he said, adding that the festival charged reasonable fees for as low as QR10 per game.

Doha resident Udday al-Hakim said the festival venue was ‘very convenient’ and provided ‘all the necessary services to visitors in one cool place.’

Another resident, Ahmed al-Hommas, said the festival featured more than 20 games, in addition to the other performances. He added that many people preferred Souq Waqif over other destinations such as shopping malls.

Similarly, Mohamed Mustafa said the concept of the festival was ‘very good and suitable for families,’ who want to spend ‘a whole good day at reasonable cost in an easily accessible place.’

Qatari national Abdulrahman Jassim said the festival was successful in attracting a large number of visitors from all walks of life and ages due to the variety of performances, games, services, and other activities.

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