Posted on October 05, 2011

With the festival set to begin tomorrow, Katara has announced that it welcomes all families to join in this weekend’s activities. Circuba, the Cuban circus show and Viva Cuba film screening aimed at families and children are expected to be total hits with the crowd.

“The festival represents the emerging cultural community of Qatar, bringing together people from all corners of the earth, we aim to inform, educate and entertain. In response to the high demand for the Circuba show taking place on October 7th, we have added an additional show to the Friday programme.” said Malika AlShraim, Public Relations Manager at Katara.

The festival, which will showcase a total of 23 shows including music, dance and films, presents Circuba. The breath taking show features 27 artists performing magnificent acts such as tightrope walking, acrobatics on roller skates and unicycles, jugglers, hoopers, a real silk and clowns.

Circuba will take place on Friday 7th October performing a matinee show at 3:00pm and again at 5:30pm and 8:00pm in the evening. Tickets prices start at 30 QAR for children and 50 QAR for adults.

The mesmerizing show will be followed by the film screening of Viva Cuba on Saturday 8th October. Directed by Juan Carlos, the film is a comedy which follows the friendship of two youngsters caught up in a feud between their families. When one family decides to move abroad, the two children venture of a journey across Cuba, running away in hope of staying together.

The film explores issues of emigration and was Cuba’s first live action feature film addressing children. Viva Cuba will be screened at 11:00am on Saturday 8th October in the Drama Theatre; tickets are priced at 30 QAR.

Tickets for both shows can be purchased at Virgin Megastores during store operating hours (from 9:30am – 12midnight) at both Landmark and Villaggio outlets. They can also be purchased online at