Posted on February 21, 2016

Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Thani, Al Shaqab, a member of Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF), is organising a wide range of entertainment activities to take place during CHI AL SHAQAB 2016 from 2 – 5 March 2016 in Doha, Qatar. The fourth edition of the prestigious equestrian competition will feature new family-friendly activities as part of its Festival Area which will include an Entertainment Zone.

Pony rides and horse carriage-rides [qatarisbooming.com].jpgThe Festival Area will include:

  • Pony rides
  • Horse-carriage rides
  • A variety of Food and Beverages including traditional Qatari food
  • Digital photo booth station with instant print-outs
  • Gaming area
  • Race simulator
  • Face painting
  • Arts and crafts
  • Balloon bender
  • Interactive screen
  • A child care facility for toddlers
  • Henna stands
  • Falcons on display

Mr Omar Al Mannai, Event Director, CHI AL SHAQAB, said: “We believe that CHI AL SHAQAB should be an event to be enjoyed by enthusiasts of this important equestrian event as well as members of the wider community. Building on the success of the previous years, we have decided to enhance the activities available in our Festival Area. We hope to see many more visitors from the community attend our event this year, and look forward to offering an event to be enjoyed by all members of the family”.

For Wednesday and Thursday, tickets are priced at QAR 20 for adults and QAR 10 for children aged between 6 and 12; For Friday and Saturday tickets are priced at QAR 40 for adults and QAR 10 for children. Children below 6 years old will be given free access. Tickets are available online at Q-Tickets www.q-tickets.com. Tickets can also be purchased on site on the days of the event.

Sponsored by ExxonMobil, CHI AL SHAQAB 2016 is one of only four international annual equestrian competitions that showcase three or more equestrian disciplines in one event. By organising events such as CHI AL SHAQAB 2016, Al Shaqab supports the Qatar Foundation Vision 2030 which aims to promote Qatar as a premier international sports destination. Al Shaqab Hotel, Careem, Nasser bin Khalid, Reach Out To Asia, are partners of CHI AL SHAQAB. 

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