DOHA: Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) yesterday launched the 12-day Eid Al Adha Festival which features international shows and traditional performances in various venues spread across the country.
Highlighting the first day of the festival was “Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves” show which attracted thousands of visitors to Katara. A spectacular 15-minute pyrotechnics display also drew thousands of audience to the Katara Beachfront.
Malls including the City Centre, Landmark, Lagoona Mall, The Gate, Al Khor Mall, Hyatt Plaza and Villaggio also saw many visitors for the variety of performances that kicked off yesterday and continue throughout Eid.
The QTA has developed various programmes for the festival in partnership with different organizations in the country including the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage; the Museum of Islamic Art, Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum; the Qatar Shooting and Archery Association, the Pearl Qatar, Katara,; Sawt Al-Rayan; Qatar Air Sports Committee; the Imam Muhammed bin Abdul Wahhab mosque, Aquapark Qatar; and Al Dosari Zoo and the Game Reserve.
To attract more visitors from neighbouring countries during Eid Al Adha, QTA is offering a variety of travel and hospitality packages.
At Doha International Airport and Abu Samra border crossing visitors are given program details for the festival. They are also provided promotional material concerning different tourist attractions and entertainment programs in the country.