Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) recently concluded its Eid Al Fitr celebrations for 2016, following five days of festivities which united thousands at popular venues including malls, sports arenas and museums.
The special celebration is one of several initiatives organised by QTA and its partners to showcase the country’s range of family offerings, while simultaneously building an eclectic annual events calendar, thus, boosting both the hospitality and retail sectors.
Chief promotions and marketing officer, QTA, Rashed Al-Qurese remarked: “Festivals and events are one of several avenues through which QTA works on diversifying Qatar’s tourism offering. Other avenues include cruise tourism and business events tourism.”
Throughout the celebrations, families made the most of the indoor festivities at various malls in the form of roaming entertainment, as well as stage performances and special offers.
Director of festivals and tourism events, QTA, Mashal Shahbik declared: “Estimates of attendance show a highly successful festival and we look forward to building on this success for the upcoming Qatar Summer Festival which is just three weeks away. We thank our partners at the malls for helping us enrich the indoor entertainment offering, and our partners at Qatar National Theatre and Souq Waqif for providing fantastic performances; and at Katara for drawing large crowds to their spectacular fireworks display despite the heat.”
Looking ahead, QTA is gearing up for the launch of the 2016 Qatar Summer Festival (QSF), running from August 1-31. This special festival is expected to drive up visitor numbers with a range of new attractions, special hotel rates, cultural events and special offers on renowned retail brands.
A highlight of QSF will be the return of Entertainment City, a single stop destination for family entertainment at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center.