Things to do: Eid Al Fitr 2018

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Eid brunches
Al Aziziyah Boutique Hotel and The Torch Doha
The first two days of Eid will feature an extensive international buffet at both hotels.
First and second day of Eid. Al Aziziyah Boutique Hotel, Aspire Park (4445 5555). The Torch Doha, Al Waab (4446 5600).\

Banana Island Resort
Celebrate an Eid feast with family and friends over four days, dining with a beautiful coastal view at Azraq Restaurant. Choose all your favourites from a buffet of exciting global flavours and exotic Arabic specialties. Immerse in the festive spirit with live Moroccan band.
QR250 (per adult, resident guests), QR300 (per adult, non-resident guests). Children get 50 percent off. First four days of Eid, 1pm-4pm. Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara (4040 5050).

The Ritz-Carlton
Head over to Lagoon Restaurant for the Eid Farmer’s Brunch starting on the first day of Eid Al-Fitr. The lavish buffet and live stations feature a wide variety of international cuisines showcasing the farm-to-table concept, with a special selection of Middle Eastern delights. There are musical performances and activities including bouncy castle, face painting, petting zoo and many more for kids.
QR350 (soft beverages), children from 5 to 12 get 50 percent discount, children below 4 are free. First day of Eid, 1pm-4pm. Ritz Carlton, West Bay Lagoon (4484 8000).

The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa

The first and second days of Eid have a special brunch with a wide array of international dishes at Seasonal Tastes restaurant. If you’re looking for something more specific (and spicy), Sabai Thai has a Royal Eid Brunch on the second day of Eid.
From QR340 (Seasonal Tastes). From QR175 (Sabai Thai). First and second day of Eid, 1pm-4pm. The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa, Fereej Bin Mahmoud (3359 8514).

Eid staycations

Al Aziziyah Boutique Hotel and The Torch Doha

Both hotels have two offers for the summer season. The first one is a partnership with Aqua Park, where the package includes stay in a deluxe room, breakfast buffet for two at Flying Carpet Restaurant and full access to Aqua Park for two people. There’s an additional 20 percent discount on all hotel restaurants and spa treatments and free access to its wet facilities. The second package offers an exceptional value for a stay package with 50 percent discount on the second night for all guests who book one night in any of the deluxe room in either hotel. An additional late check out until 4pm and special room amenities, offer the most relaxing stay in the city are included, too.
Al Aziziyah Boutique Hotel, Aspire Park (4445 5555). The Torch Doha, Al Waab (4446 5600).

Sarab Camp
Sarab Camp, a desert camp, located in Sealine, where traditional camping is facilitated with fine services is only an hour away from Doha. There’s a playground for kids, a spacious playroom for adults with billiards, table tennis and foosball and outdoor sports facilities with volleyball and mini football fields. If you’re a guest of Al Aziziyah Boutique Hotel and The Torch Doha, you’re entitled to a free night’s stay in Sarab Camp while at either hotel.
Al Aziziyah Boutique Hotel, Aspire Park (4445 5555). The Torch Doha, Al Waab (4446 5600).

The Ritz-Carlton
The Royal Eid Experience at The Ritz-Carlton is just that. This unique Eid package focuses on cleaning and purification of the mind and body with a signature hammam treatment, scalp massage, bespoke facial and a royal treat prepared by the chefs after. You also get a QR200 gift card as a reward. QR1,100. Available all three days of Eid. The Wander More package includes a 20 percent savings on the room, dining and spa for regular guests and 30 percent off for the Ritz-Carlton, SPG and Marriott loyalty programme members when staying three nights or more.
QR900 per night. Offer valid till September 30. Subject to rate and room availability at the time of booking. Advance reservation is required. The Ritz-Carlton Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 8000).

The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa
Enjoy the ultimate Eid experience with Westin’s family package with the second room featuring a 50 percent discount for children/young adults up to 21 years. Children under 12 get free meals.

The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa, Fereej Bin Mahmoud (3359 8514).

W Doha Hotel & Residences
The Eid fun-cation package is a super offer for savvy travellers across the region. Starting at just QR599, guests can choose from some very cool and uber-luxurious rooms and suites. Families get 50 percent off on booking the second room. There’s complimentary breakfast at Market and 20 percent discount on all meals.
From QR599. Offer valid until June 23. W Doha Hotel & Residences, West Bay (4453 5135).

Eid activities

Souq Waqif

You can now watch your favourite films at the Souq, finally. On the first day of Eid Al-Fitr, the new Novo state-of-the-art five-screen cinema with four standard theatres and one VIP 7-Star screen will open its doors to the public. This might be the greatest news since the opening of Time Rako Hotel in Al Wakra.

Doha Festival City

With lots of live stage shows and over nine different activities for children, Doha Festival City is quite the Eid destination in Doha. Coming to Qatar for the first time, is the tamed monster movie for little ones, Hotel Transylvania. Mall visitors will be entertained by a live interactive stage show featuring the stars of Hotel Transylvania, including Dracula, Mavis, Frankenstein and Murray, where they will be able to join them and embark on a fabulous singing and dancing adventure in celebration of Dracula’s birthday.
Free. First five days of Eid, 4pm-4.30pm, 5.30pm-6pm, 8.30pm-9pm. Centre Court, Doha Festival City (4035 4444). Jeem Jawab, a live kids game show, will also be making its debut for mall visitors to participate in and win prizes, along with presenter Ashraf Al Awadi and puppet Lahouh. The game show at the South Food Court will involve puzzles and intelligence games. Free. First five days of Eid, 3pm-4pm, 4.30pm-5.30pm, 6pm-8.30pm. South Food Court, Doha Festival City (4035 4444).

Lagoona Mall
Enter a magical journey with the live performance of Alice in Wonderland this Eid. Shoppers at Lagoona Mall can witness this adventure three times a day, besides other entertainment acts that will move around the mall through the day.
Lagoona Mall (4433 5555).

Qatar Summer Festival 2018
Free entertainment shows for shoppers and families looking for some indoor fun will take place at eleven malls in Doha during QSF. In addition, the following shows will be performed three times a day on rotation at all participating malls: The Fluffy Bears (20 minutes); Aladdin & The Genie (25 minutes); Beauty & The Beast Adventure Parade (30 minutes); Madagascar: A Musical Adventure (45 minutes); and Disney Princesses Parade (45 minutes). The Qatari Ardha dance (20 minutes) can also be enjoyed across malls this Eid.

Entertainment City
This Eid Al-Fitr, an expansive space in Doha Exhibition & Convention Center will be dedicated to entertainment for the whole family including the world’s largest bouncy castle, an 18-hole mini-golf course, an ice skating rink, exciting rides, skill games, video games, as well as live entertainment shows.
QR15 (individual entry ticket), QR150 (day pass), QR35 (individual games). Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre, West Bay (4033 1111).

By Shereen D’Souza
Time Out Doha,

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