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Eid Al Adha: Make the best of your staycation

Entertainment
Katara Cultural Village’s Eid Al Adha Festival
kataraKatara has a festive line-up of events and activities for everyone, especially children. Fireworks lasting 15 minutes, water shows and fun-filled activities for kids including meeting giant puppets on Katara Beach will be part of the programme. Apart from that, the lineup also features an acrobatic dance titled ‘Dance on Fire’ and a creative representation of the ‘One Thousand and One Nights’, including the legendary tale of ‘Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves’.
Where:

Katara Cultural Village

When:

October 15-18, 2013, 5.30pm to 10pm

Good for:

Everyone

Activities for Eid by Qatar Tourism Authority
The Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) is organising a number of activities including calligraphy workshops, aerial tours as well as the opportunity for your kids to meet and take photos with some of your favourite mascots such as the Smurfs from October 15 to 20 at some of the malls around Qatar.
Where:

Around Qatar

The Pearl Qatar
The Pearl Qatar will organise a fun series of events for its residents and the people of Doha. Live music entertainers playing the piano, trumpet, guitar and percussion along with Water Projections, a live bubble show as well as a kids’ zone.
When:

October 15-18, 2013; Water Screen Projects (5-10pm, Porto Arabia Marina); Kids Zone (6-9pm, Porto Arabia Boardwalk Parcel 10); Live Bubbles (8-9pm, Porto Arabia Boardwalk Parcel 3); Live Music Entertainers (6-10pm, Porto Arabia Boardwalk Parcel 2 & 3)

Smurfs come to town
kataraThe American-Belgian animated comedy Smurfs will stage live shows at The Gate Mall. The Smurfs were originally introduced as a series of characters by a comic artist; which then later evolved into a television franchise that was centered on a group of small blue fictional cartoons.
Where:

The Gate Mall

When:

October 15-20, 2013, 5.30pm, 7pm and 9pm

Good for:

Young Children

Sheikh Faisal Bin Qasim Al Thani Museum
sh faisalVisit the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum to view some of the most exciting animals and birds. Make it a fun day out for the family!
Where:

Al Samereya, Al Kheireb (7km south of Shahaniya Roundabout)

When:

8am-11am; 3pm-6pm; Fridays: 8am-6pm

Price:

Entrance is free

Jazz at Lincoln Centre (JALC) First Anniversary Performance
etienne charlesJALC at St. Regis Doha will celebrate the success of its first year in Qatar with a live performance by the Etienne Charles Quintet and St. Regis Doha’s resident jazz band Qatalysts.
Where:

Jazz at Lincoln Centre Doha, St. Regis Doha

When:

Thursday & Friday, October 17 & 18, 2013, 7.30pm-11pm

Price:

QR490 (3 course dinner with welcome beverage)

Contact:

4446 0105 for reservations or request a table online http://upg.starwoodpromos.com/?u=A2C7F3F843E62C1

Jazz at MIA Park
jazz at mia parkExperience a live performance by Trinidadian jazz trumpeter, Etienne Charles at the Museum of Islamic Art Park this Eid. This event is also part of JALC’s one year anniversary in Qatar.
Where:

MIA Park

When:

October 16, 2013, 7pm to 8pm

Doha Film Institute presents screening of Journey to Mecca
dfiDirected by American filmmaker Bruce Neibaur, Journey to Mecca is the story of young scholar Ibn Battuta who leaves his home in Morocco to traverse the 4800-kilometre long journey east to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Arts auditorium

When:

Thursday and Friday, October 17 & 18, 2013, 7pm and 4pm, respectively

Tickets:

http://www.dohafilminstitute.com/pages/mia-tickets

Price:

Q15; QR10 for students with a valid ID

Eid Al Adha Festival 2013 at Souq Waqif
For five days this Eid Al Adha, Souq Waqif will transform into a vibrant carnival of sights and sounds. There will be alfresco activities, acrobatic performances, a Snow White show for children and a number of other surprises at the Rayyan Theatre.
Where:

Souq Waqif Doha

When:

October 16-20, 2013

Logos Hope: The Floating Book Fair
logosExplore a wealth of knowledge at the Logos Hope’s extensive collection of books. The ship will be docked at the Doha Port until October 20, so browse through the 5000 titles on a wide range of subjects. With that many books around, you’re bound to find something you like!
When:

October 11-20, 2013

Six Days of Eid Al Adha Celebration at Aqua Park
aqua parkAqua Park is organising an Eid extravaganza starting from the first day of the festival. Each of the six days will feature a lineup of exciting activities for kids and adults. An oud player will play some amazing tunes on the first three days. Splash into the festivities!
Where:

Aqua Park Qatar

When:

First six days of Eid Al Adha 2013

Contact:

4490 5872/73/78

R&R
W Doha Hotel and Residences
w dohaLocated in the heart of West Bay, a staycation at W Doha promises to be an experience filled with indulgence and relaxation. Spend a minimum of 2 nights here between October 10 and 19 and receive one night on a weekend of your choice in the same room category. A complimentary breakfast in their VVIP Lounge is part of the experience, among other things.
When:

Between October 10 and 19, 2013

Price:

Starts at QR899 (Offer only valid upon presenting Qatar ID), book one day in advance

Contact:

4453 5343 for reservations

Four Seasons Doha
MAS_120_aspect16x9This Eid Al Adha, the Four Seasons Hotel Doha is offering a special Eid Family Getaway Package starting at QR1600 per room per night. This includes: accommodation in a luxurious double room and a daily buffet breakfast at the hotel’s Nusantao Sea Kitchens restaurant or a fixed menu through in-room dining apart from other things. They also have a special Kids Eid Programme in place for children between 5 and 12 years who visit the hotel with their families. They can experience checking in on their own at a special Welcome Table complete with delicious sweets, while their parents sort out paperwork etc. They will be welcomed into their rooms with special child-size bathrobes and slippers along with age-appropriate amenities. A series of special activities such as sand castle competitions, cooking classes, kids disco, pool and movie nights will keep the kids occupied while the parents and other adults can relax and enjoy their time at the hotel.
Price:

Eid Family Getaway Package (QR1600 per room per night)

Contact:

4494 8888 for reservations

La Cigale Hotel
A Deluxe Room for two upgraded to Premium Bedroom will be a great way to spend your time in Doha. With a great location close to Qatar’s Al Sadd area, access to some of the city’s most interesting places is quite easy. Also enjoy a buffet breakfast and a lunch or dinner at La Cigalon restaurant along with a 10% discount in restaurants (excluding coffee shops and bars), a 20% discount on one a la carte spa treatment and access to the Ozone gym.
Where:

La Cigale Hotel, Al Sadd

Price:

QR1199 (Deluxe Room for 2)

Contact:

4428 8888 or email reservations@lacigalehotel.com

Intercontinental Hotel Doha The City
intercon the cityThe Eid Al Adha Eid Package comprises a deluxe room and breakfast at the Square for two adults. Also included is complimentary access to the club and swimming pool in addition to a late checkout at 6pm. A special discount of 20% is applicable to all suites based on the best available rates.
Where:

Intercontinental Doha The City

When:

October 10-19, 2013

Price:

Starting from QR650 per night

Contact:

4015 8888 for reservations or icdohaate.reservations@ihg.com

 

 

Dining
New menu at jones the grocer
Sample some new delicacies from jones the grocer’s new menu. Some of the interesting items on it include pumpkin, leek and pearl barley soup, rib eye fillet of beef with horseradish cream & parsley salad, and sticky date pudding with salted caramel sauce and vanilla bean ice cream for dessert.
Where:

jones the grocer, The Gate Mall

Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels
swbhTwo restaurants at Al Jasra Boutique Hotel’s Al Sanbouk Fish Market and Argan are jointly offering a sumptuous lunch buffet during Eid. The buffet will feature fresh and delicious seafood cooked to order along with authentic Moroccan cuisine such as soups, mezze, tagines as well as handmade pastries and various teas. Entertainment for kids is available too.
Where:

Al Jasra Boutique Hotel, Souq Waqif

Price:

QR220 per person including beverages

The Torch Hotel Doha
The Flying Carpet at The Torch Hotel Doha will serve a special Eid breakfast and brunch. The Eid breakfast buffet will consist of healthy and delicious smoothies, a choice of fresh bread as well as live cooking stations. The Eid brunch will be a lavish spread of the most delicious food.
When:

The Flying Carpet, The Torch Doha

Price:

BRUNCH: QR199 per person, QR95 (children between 9 and 12 years); BREAKFAST: QR135 per person

Contact:

4446 5600 or email reservation@thetorchdoha.com

Crowne Plaza Doha's The Business Park
The hotel’s all-day dining restaurant, Aramede, is offering an Eid Family Brunch comprising traditional Eid dishes along with live entertainment and activities to keep your tiny tots occupied.
Where:

Aramede, Crowne Plaza Doha - The Business Park

When:

First day of Eid, 12.30pm-4pm

Price:

QR350 (including house beverages); QR205 (per adult); QR105 (per child 6-12 years); children under 6 years can dine for free - these prices include juices, mineral water and soft beverages

Contact:

4408 7777 for reservations

 

Outdoors
Al Dosari Zoo and Game Reserve
dosariGo with your friends or family or both to visit an interesting of over 300 animals, reptiles and birds such as African ostrich, gray franklin, peacock and owls Doha’s first private animal park. Besides animals, the park also has a heritage centre and a learning centre with stuffed animal carcasses. There’s also a marine section that has fishing nets, fishes and other exhibits. Barbecues are allowed within the park, so it’s a great place for the entire family to hang out and spend time together.
Where:

Al Dosari Zoo & Game Reserve, Al Kheireb - 7km south of Al Shahaniya Roundabout

When:

October 15-20, 2013

Kayaking and Paddling at the Doha harbour and at the mangroves
entalekIf you love spending time outdoors and are in Doha this Eid, there are a number of activities to get you energized. Pick from among the Dhow Harbour Kayak tour, the visit to the Al Thakhira mangrove plantations as well as a special Moonlight Paddling Tour on October 18 and 19. From October 13th to the 17th, Entalek is organising a special moonlight paddle tour. On this hour-long tour, participants can paddle along the mangroves in the Al Thakhira channel beginning at 6pm to a beach for a swim and paddle back. There are discounts for kids, so get them onboard too!
When:

Dhow Harbour Kayak tours & Al Thakhira Mangrove tour (October 13-17, 7am and 3pm, respectively); Special Moonlight Paddles (October 18 & 19, 3pm)

Tickets:

Entalek's webpage on Bookeo to reserve yourself a spot on one of their tours.

Price:

QR300 (Special Moonlight Paddles discounts for children below 2 - QR150, below 6 - QR50); QR150 (Dhow Harbour Kayak Tours)

Contact:

Steve at 30266711

Overnight Desert Safari by Qatar International Adventures (QIA)
qiaHead towards the south of Qatar to with a stop at Sea Line Beach Resort in 4×4 professional drivers. The trip includes a visit to the inland sea near Qatar, the shared borders with Saudi Arabia and back to the QIA permanent camp on the sandy beaches. At the camp, guests can enjoy beach volleyball, sandboarding or relax along the beach enjoying the sunset and the sand dunes. A bonfire along with soft drinks, water and music will be included in the package. Other adventure packages such as a full-day desert safari, over the sand dunes half-day safari are available too, call QIA to enquire about them.
Price:

QR400 per person for a minimum of 4 persons

Contact:

Qatar International Adventures (QIA) at 4455 3954 for reservations

Others:

Clean sleeping bags will be available along with off-road insurance coverage, a music system, BBQ dinner including soft beverages, drinking water, fresh water shower, continental breakfast

Shopping
Fifty One East's Eid Al Adha promotion
eidFifty One East is running an Eid Al Adha promotion. All customers who shop at the stores locations in City Center Doha, Al Maha Centre and Lagoona Mall will receive gift vouchers for upto 25% discount on merchandise along with their purchases
Where:

All Fifty One East outlets in Qatar

Good for:

Everyone

Lulu Toy Fair 2013
Lulu Hypermarket is running a Lulu Toy Fair this Eid during which all toys for young children will be available for purchase. Some prominent brands available during this time are Lego, Hello Kitty, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora the Explorer, Power Rangers and even various board games. Along with toys, mascots of different characters such as Lalaloopsy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will be around for your kids to take photos with.
When:

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Meet & Greet

 

 

 

 

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