Posted on June 01, 2019

Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) in collaboration with over 30 partners has announced to hold an array of tourist attractions, offering discount on flight tickets and hotels, shopping promotions, attractive entertainment programmes for Eid Al Fitr and during the summer for families and individuals under Summer in Qatar 2019 (SiQ) to boost tourism.

The announcement was made in a media round-table held at Albidda Hotel - Souq Waqif which was attended by the QNTC officials and the partners. “SiQ forms part of QNTC’s strategy to enrich and diversify the country’s tourism offering, particularly in the area of family and urban entertainment,” Mashal Shahbik from QNTC said in a presentation at the event. She said that this year marks greater collaboration among QNTC’s partners in the public and private sectors, who have taken the initiative to create more tourism offerings. “SiQ is part of QNTC’s focus on developing sustainable, year-round tourism, boosting a traditionally slower season in Qatar,” she said.

There are over 30 partners from public and private sectors including the Ministry of Commerce & Industry (MCI), Ministry of Municipality & Environment (MME), Qatar Museums (QM), Qatar Airways (QA), Katara Cultural Village, Qatar Foundation (QF), Private Engineering Office (PEO), Katara Hospitality, Al Rayyan Hospitality, Marriott International hotels, nine participating malls, and other event partners including QSports, Social Studios, Alchemy and Radio ONE FM Qatar.

An array of unbeatable discounts on travel & hospitality combined with dazzling shopping deals, promotions and packages offer a complete summer experience. Qatar Airways' deals include 25 percent discount on flights to Doha from May 30 to August 15 along with 25 percent discount on Al Maha Airport Meet and Assist / Lounge Services. Under hospitality offers, 12 hotels from Katara Hospitality, Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels, Al Najada Hotel and Souq al Wakra Hotel from Al Rayyan Project Management, and nine hotels from Marriott International hotels are participating in this year’s program offering 25 percent discount on best available rate on accommodation from June 4 to August 16.

Fraser Suites West Bay, The Curve Hotel, Wyndham Grand, Regency Doha, La cigale Hotel, Oryx Rotana, Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Torch, Al Aziziyah Boutique Hotel and Amari Doha are also participating in the rich offering of Summer in Qatar by offering up to 25 percent off. Katara Hospitality is offering an exclusive 40 percent discount for the residents of Qatar, Oman and Kuwait. Qatar Museums Culture Pass discounts on SiQ activities, retail, and access to cultural and community classes. Members can avail of special discounts at: Trimoo Parks, QSports, KidzMondo Doha, Megapolis, Minipolis, Go Fun, Circusland, Power Loads, Bounce, Kidzania, live shows, concerts, and others.

Under Shopping Promotions, up to 70 percent discounts and other promotions offered across nine Participating Malls: Doha Festival City, Mall of Qatar, Lagoona Mall, Landmark Mall, Gulf Mall, Tawar Mall, AlKhor Mall, Hyatt Plaza, and Al Mirqab Mall. Each QR200 spend qualifies for one of the three raffle draws total worth over QR2m cash & car prizes with a MacLaren as the grand prize. Entertainment & Family Fun includes a memorable season for the whole family packed with a broad range of entertainment options for all tastes and ages.

Katara Cultural Village will have cultural performances, & family shows and fireworks (4 days of Eid Al Fitr & Eid Al Adha). Souq Waqif and Souq Al Wakrah Eid Festival are featuring cultural performances, musical acts and family shows. The SiQ centerpiece and family favourite returns this year at Entertainment City at DECC. Occupying 29,000 m2 of indoor space at the DECC, it features exciting rides, skill games, video games, live entertainment shows, food court & pop-up shops from 1st day of Eid to July 13. Special shows for kids to be staged at QNCC: ‘Smurfs’ from July 18 to 20 and ‘Hello Kitty’ from July 25 to 27, Blue Man from August 14 to 17.

There will be special entertainment shows taking place across all the partner malls including Balloon Stilt Walker, Meet & Greet with characters from movies premiering this summer: Toy Story 4, Spider Man- Far From Home and Angry Birds 2 as well as Captain Marvel and Hulk, Tom & Jerry, Titan the Robot, Ant Man and Black Panther and Ugly Dolls. Jeem TV & Baraem TV will also be doing live shows from various malls. Lagoona Mall will host Aladdin show on Eid Al Fitr & The Little Mermaid on Eid Al Adha.

Mirqab Mall will hold Family Fun Circus on Eid Al Fitr and different edutainment activities throughout summer including Fitness Fridays classes. Doha Festival City will organise Original Monopoly Human Sized Game during Eid Al Fitr and special activations through summer at Trimoo Parks: activities in Angry Birds World, esports competitions at VIRTUOCiTY and the opening of their new snow themed park Snow Dunes in July. Tawar Mall will host Toon weekend in June, Sports Mania in June-July and Heritage week in July. Mall of Qatar will host Dora and Ice Age sing along events. superheroes costume competitions and Meet & Greet Justice League. Al Khor Mall will hold activities for children along with cultural performances of Arda, Arabic Dabke and Tannoura Dance. Hyatt Plaza will host Folklore Shows (Palestinian & Jordanian) & A Cinderalla Story stage show on August 11-15.

Under Theme Parks, children can have loads of fun at their favourite theme parks across Qatar with special summer deals at: VIRTUOCiTY, Angry Birds World and Snow Dunes (opens mid-July) at DHFC. KidzMondo Doha at Mall of Qatar, Megapolis & Minipolis at The Pearl-Qatar, Circusland at Landmark Mall, Go Fun and Power Loads at Gulf Mall, BOUNCE at Tawar. Under Entertainment Shows & Fun For All, from glittering live performances by international, regional and Bollywood singers and actors to shows by world renowned comedians — a series of exciting events are lined up to rock summer.

Celebrate Eid with the stars and dine with Ziad Bourji and Adam will be held on June 6 at La Cigale Hotel. Enjoy performances by Bollywood celebrities at the Bollywood Music Festival on June 21 and 22 at Lusail Indoor Arena.

source: The Peninsula

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