Posted on January 31, 2015
The Souq Waqif Spring Festival continues to attract a large number of visitors, who spent their weekend watching several shows and activities at various venues, Gulf Times said. The dolphin show seemed to be the most anticipated event at the festival. Dolphins have continued to enthrall a huge crowd with their spectacular acrobats, singing, drawing and dancing prowess.
As early as 5.45pm, hundreds of people have already been queuing at the entrance behind the Al Rayyan Channel to buy tickets (which cost QR50 and QR100). “This was the first time I watched a dolphin show and it really amazed me and my kids,” said Pradeep, who was busy filming and taking photos of the show. “I hope a similar show will be held in Al Khor.” Along the major street of the souq, a parade of unique characters wearing colourful costumes such as the Stripes Circus, Palettes and Roaming Clowns entertained visitors.

Traditional shows of local performers also highlighted the celebration, attracting many spectators and tourists. Besides food served at many Arab restaurants, different street foods such as local crepes flavoured with honey, egg and cheese were also a big hit.At the Al Ahmed Square, pony and camel rides, as well as extreme rides, were a big draw especially for children. Many residents also lauded the opening of Souq Waqif’s underground parking saying it provided a relief to thousands of motorists. An Egyptian couple said they used to spend more than 30 minutes to find a parking slot. But yesterday, it only took them less than five minutes.