Posted on June 28, 2017

The recently launched fourth edition of Qatar Summer Festival (QSF) continues to attract visitors who throng participating malls and other venues offering a plethora of shows for the entire family.

The Entertainment City at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, which serves as the main festival venue, saw many visitors yesterday availing of dozens of games catered to various age groups, in addition to live entertainment, food stalls and pop-up shops. “We are seeing crowds of people enjoying the summer excitement which this year has been coupled with the joy of Eid Al Fitr. Qatar Summer Festival is off to a great start and we look forward to a colourful summer ahead,”  said Mashal Shahbik , Director of Festivals and Tourism Events at Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA).

Al Khor Mall, Landmark Mall,  Lagoons Mall, The Mall and Gulf Mall as well as the the newly opened Doha Festival City and Mall of Qatar also witnessed huge crowds on the second day of Eid Al-Fitr. People enjoyed roaming and stage shows for free in these participating shopping malls. Many people also flocked to outdoor venues such as Aspire Park, Souq Waqif, Al Wakra Souq and Katara where Eid celebrations are taking place. The fun continues today with a special event at Doha Festival City which is open to all visitors and residents. The event will begin at 4.30pm and will include a parade throughout the mall, followed by an African Drummer’s performance, an ‘Ardha dance, and the Ice Age Show. It will conclude with a concert by Qatari singer Saoud Jassim at 9pm.

Shahbik expressed optimism on the future of the country’s tourism sector as QTA continues to work closely with its partners in the public and private sectors. “Such nation-wide festivities are made possible thanks to the extensive collaboration and backing of our partners in the retail, hospitality and entertainment sectors. As QTA continues with its efforts to diversify Qatar’s tourism offering and source markets, the collaborative spirit shown by our private and public sector partners gives us confidence that we can continue to grow and maintain a thriving tourism sector,” she said.

source: The Peninsula

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