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‘Summer in Qatar’ to kick off with elaborate Eid schedule

‘Summer in Qatar’ to kick off with elaborate Eid schedule

QNTC lines up slew of entertainment showsTribune News Network
Doha
To kick off its biggest ‘Summer in Qatar’ programme, Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) has announced a number of entertainment shows and new attractions that will be open to public from the first day of Eid Al Fitr.
Mashal Shahbik from QNTC said, “We are excited to launch the biggest Summer in Qatar programme. This year’s entertainment offerings are geared towards families, with children’s shows and movie premieres, as well as concerts and sports events. With more than 30 public and private sector partners offering a range of exciting promotions and activities, we are excited to make Qatar an attractive destination for Eid holidays.”
“The summer festivities, which this year include both Eid holidays, form a key part of our strategy to energise the tourism sector through diversifying Qatar’s events calendar,” she said.
Among the newest summer attractions this year are three unique indoor theme parks operated by Trimoo Parks and located inside Doha Festival City. The first ever Angry Birds World theme park will launch its new outdoor area.
Snow Dunes — the country’s first indoor snow park with a cutting-edge snow-making system, is also expected to open this summer. VIRTUOCiTY — a gaming and eSports venue spanning over 4,500 sqm — will host a FIFA E-Sports Cup in partnership with PSG.
Adding to the season’s festivities will be the vibrant Eid celebrations at Katara Cultural village, Souq Waqif and Souq Al Wakrah. These will include cultural performances, musical acts and family shows with a special fireworks display at Katara Cultural Village.
From the first to the fifth day of Eid Al Fitr, all participating malls will put on free entertainment shows for shoppers and families looking for some indoor fun.
Qatar Museum’s Culture Pass Plus and Culture Pass Family offer benefits such as exclusive discounts on tourism products, outdoor, mall and retail activities, family entertainment as well as a variety of calligraphy and colouring classes throughout the season. The passes are available at the National Museum of Qatar, The Museum of Islamic Arts and at the Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art.
A wide range of hotels and hotel apartments will offer discounts of up to 25 percent, valid for stay between June 4 - August 16 along with several additional incentives and promotions. Participating hotel groups include Katara Hospitality, Al Rayyan Hospitality hotels and Marriott International hotels in Qatar.
Qatar Airways will offer a discount of 25 percent on all flights to Doha from more than 160 destinations worldwide, for travel to Qatar anytime between May 30 and August 16. Moreover, Al Maha Services, Qatar Airways’ personalised meet and assist service is also offering up to 25 percent discount on all their services during the summer.
Qatar Airways’ long-haul passengers can also take advantage of the stopover package, in partnership with QNTC, designed to give travelers transiting through Qatar the opportunity to discover the country with free luxury hotel stays and complimentary transit visas.

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