Posted on October 10, 2014

Qatar Charity’s (QC) Eid Al Adha festival, organised by Creek Centre for Community Development (CCCD) for the eighth year, ended yesterday, said The Peninsula. Thousands of citizens, members of various communities and people from neighbouring Gulf states took part. The festival included a family restaurant, a café, two mosques for men and women and  dozens of games for children.

It was sponsored by Ras Laffan Social Networking in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior, the Department of Development of Productive Families at the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, the Municipality of Creek and Dhakhira, Sadaf Advertising and Public Relations, Abdullah Bin Ali Al Musnad Independent Secondary Preparatory School for Boys, Seashore Group, and Creek and Dhakhira Company. It also included a section for productive Qatari families, an area for Hamad Medical City Ambulance Service, lost property section, a theatre, contests, prizes and entertainment, including a performance by the local band Karamish.

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“The festival is one of its kind in the region and the number of participants increases every year, with about 40,000 this year,” said Khamis Al Marikhi, Director, CCCD. “Participants included people from the region and families from neighbouring Gulf states,” he said. Al Marikhi said the variety of services, combined with mild weather, the spacious location and good organisation had contributed to the high number of participants.

He thanked Ras Laffan Social Networking and all agencies and institutions that contributed to the success of the festival, which was part of QC’s efforts in charitable community service and development. Games included planes, swings, bungee jumping, boats, ball games, rope climbing, horse, pony and camel riding. Participants expressed happiness over the family atmosphere and recreational facilities for children.