Fantastic news for Doha residents staying in the city this summer: Qatar Summer Festival has just announced it will run twice as long this year.
That means more family fun, entertainment, activities and promotions across Qatar this summer.
The extended QSF will run from Eid Al Fitr to Eid Al Adha. Mark the dates June 26 to September 5 in your calendar and prepare for more than 100 activities this time round.
As already reported by Time Out highlights will include a stand-up comedy appearance from US funnyman Marlon Wayans. Other headlines will be Arabic music from nawal Al Kuwaitiyah and Saudi superstar Mohamad Abo on August 18 and the Mindsports World Championships between August 19 and 27. Expected to attract more than a thousand enthusiasts and experts from around the world, mindsports championships pit players in games such as chess and Scrabble as they compete for a $200,000 prize.
Best of all there will be malls full of shopping discounts across Doha. Discounts of up to 50% are offered and anybody spending more than QR200 at participating outlets will be entered into a draw to win a stack of cash or even a luxury car.
Ms. Mashal Shahbik, Director of Festivals and Tourism Events at QTA, commented “The incidence of both Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha during the summer months this year created the perfect opportunity for us to merge the Eid Celebrations in Qatar and Qatar Summer Festival into a continuous, two-month long festival. In addition to having a longer QSF, tourists will also have more to choose from in terms of entertainment, shopping discounts and hotel offers.”
Keep an eye on Time Out Doha’s social media for more updates on QSF over the course of the hottest months of the year.