7 things to do over Eid break

Abdelmagid Adam, Staff reporter


Source: BG Magazine

If you don’t have travel plans this Eid and are looking for something to do, here are seven things that will keep you busy over the break.

1. Masters Concert at Summer Entertainment City

Live musical performances will take place at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center at 8 p.m. on Sept. 2. The concert will feature popular musicians from the Philippines. Tickets must be purchased for entry, starting at QAR 65.

2. Doha Comedy Festival

Doha Comedy Festival will take place on Sept. 3 and feature five famous comedians from various backgrounds. It will combine culture and comedy in a unique stand-up show. The festival will take place at the Qatar National Convention Center theater from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Tickets can be bought at Virgin Megastore starting at QAR 45.

3. Katara Festival

Known for its diverse cultural events, Katara Cultural Village will offer an opportunity for everyone to watch a handful of live performances this Eid. From Disney acts and Arabian tales to historic plays and an acrobatic show, stop by to watch something new every night from Sept. 1 to Sept 4. The shows will conclude with a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.

4. Made in Qatar Food Market

An expo titled ‘Made in Qatar Food Market,’ launched on August 21 at the Mall of Qatar, features a variety of food items made by Qataris. The food stalls include traditional and new recipes, and is open to the public until Sept. 10. You can try out the food at the mall’s luxury court from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

5. Performances at the Mall of Qatar

For Eid festivities, the Mall of Qatar has prepared daily concerts that will take place in its multi-lift rotating festival stage, located in the heart of the shopping center. You can enjoy the songs while dining at one of the restaurants in the mall or standing around the stage. It is open to the public and free of charge.

6. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum Tours

During Eid Al Adha, the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum will offer an array of cultural activities, according to Qatar is Blooming’s website. These include museum tours of Indian objects, Qatari heritage, Persian artifacts and a special tour of one of the museum’s staple items, the double-sided carpet. The tours will start on Sept. 1 and end on Sept 4.

7. Heya Fashion Show

This Eid, more than 20 Qatari designers are showcasing their collections at the Heya Fashion Show at the Mall of Qatar. The exhibition will feature modern Arab fashion, including new abaya designs. The show started on August 25 and will end on Sept. 3.


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