There’s plenty to do for the long weekend ahead. Say no more, we’ve compiled all the best things to do in the city for Eid from food to fun.
The Ritz Carlton, Doha
Head over to the award-winning Lagoon Restaurant on the second and third day of Eid. The lavish buffet and live stations feature a wide variety of international cuisines, with a special selection of Middle Eastern and Qatari food. With musical performances for the little ones enjoy and the festive fun with activities such as face painting, balloon twisting, cinema watching and many more, this promises to be a holiday to remember.
QR299 (soft drinks), QR 449 (enhanced package), 50 percent off for kids aged five to 11, free (kids five and below). 1pm-4pm. The Ritz Carlton, West Bay Lagoon (4484 8000).
Al Aziziya Boutique Hotel
For the first two days, indulge in a unique culinary experience at Flavours, located beside one of Doha’s most iconic landmarks, The Torch Tower. Priced at QR185, be prepared to enjoy a rich brunch featuring Arabic and international flavours.
QR185 (per person). 12.30pm-4pm. Al Aziziya Boutique Hotel, Al Waab (4445 5555).
Alwadi Hotel Doha MGallery
On the first day of Eid, head over to the hotel’s Alwaha Ballroom for an open buffet with live cooking stations and DJ entertainment. Kids can keep busy with a bunch of activities made just for them.
QR240 (soft drinks), QR380 (enhanced package), QR125 (kids aged six to 12). First day of Eid, noon-4pm. Alwadi Hotel, Msheireb Downtown Doha (4009 9666).
Dusit Doha Hotel
Celebrate Eid at Taste with your friends and family on June 6 and 7 with a delicious Eid brunch. Experience a scrumptious buffet of Arabic, Thai and international cuisines featuring live shawarma and Indian stations, ouzi, sushi and more.
QR220 (per person), 50 percent off for kids aged five to 11, free (kids five and below). June 6-7, noon-4pm. Diplomatic Area, West Bay (4004 4444).
Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel
Enjoy an extravagant feast with family and friends as chef Grant Marais and his team prepare an exquisite Eid edition of The Big Apple Brunch at New York Steakhouse. Aside from the succulent made-to-order menu of endless delectable dishes, enjoy live entertainment and free-flowing beverages.
QR445 (soft drinks), QR595 (enhanced package). First day of Eid, 12.30pm-5pm. Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel, West Bay (4419 5000).
Al Aziziyah Boutique Hotel, The Torch Doha
Both hotels have designed exciting packages in celebration of Eid and are valid for the entire summer. With the Kidzania N’ Stay offer, you can enjoy a stay at either one of the luxury hotels, with a hearty breakfast buffet at the magnificent Carpet Restaurant and three complimentary Kidzania tickets for two kids and one adult. The hotels have partnered with Aqua Park to additionally offer two free tickets as part of a package that includes a stay in a deluxe room and breakfast buffet at the Flying Carpet. These offers include a 20 percent discount at all the hotel’s restaurants and free access to its wet facilities, 30 percent off on massage treatments and much more.
For prices, contact the hotels. The Torch Doha, Al Waab (4446 5600). Al Aziziyah Boutique Hotel, Al Waab (4445 5555).
Mandarin Oriental, Doha
This unique Eid package focuses on an upgrade to deluxe family accommodation, daily breakfast for two adults and two children and early check-in. The hotel’s youngest guests will enjoy the Papinee-themed room and storytelling adventures. Located in the heart of Musheireb Downtown Doha, the new lifestyle and cultural hub of the city, just minutes away from Souq Waqif, Museum of Islamic Art and the newly opened National Museum of Qatar, the hotel is ideally positioned to explore the city’s abundance of attractions and family entertainment during Eid. The Summer Family Staycation offer is available for booking at Mandarin Oriental, Doha, until August 31.
QR3,500 (per night), QR6,000 (two nights). Mandarin Oriental, Doha, Barahat Msheireb (4008 8888).
The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa
Enjoy elegant hospitality with an attractive package featuring a 50 percent discount on every second room booked for families with kids of up to 21 years of age. Children under 12 get free meals throughout the hotel venues.
For prices, call the hotel. The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa, Fereej Bin Mahmoud (3359 8514).
Marriott Marquis City Centre
Marriott Marquis is offering an enticing package for families looking for a delightful staycation. This includes accommodation in a deluxe Room for two, complimentary use of outdoor pool facilities, a buffet breakfast at Cucina, special seven cuts menu dinner at Brazilian restaurant Ipanema and 20 percent off on Saray Spa treatments.
QR700 (per night). Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel, West Bay (4419 5000).
If you’re looking to experience exquisite hospitality at one of Doha’s fresher properties, then look no further. Subject to availability, you can book a deluxe room for two adults and two kids under 12 years of age. This savvy package includes two spa massage vouchers worth QR600 valid until September 30 and complimentary access to the pool, gym and steam room.
QR1095. Alwadi Hotel, Msheireb Downtown Doha (4009 9999).
Mall of Qatar
For the first time ever, Qatar will welcome the Justice League team of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Flash. Meet your favourite superheroes in person and enjoy a thrilling experience with your entire family.
Ooredoo Stage, Mall Of Qatar (4034 6000).
Katara, Souq Waqif and Souq Al Wakrah
The three most iconic traditional and tourism landmarks of Qatar will host a variety of cultural shows, parades, folkloric performances and fireworks that will light up the skies from the first to the fifth day of Eid. In addition to this, an air-conditioned tent in Souq Waqif has also been installed with children’s games to spread the joy on this special occasion. In Katara, the custom of giving out Eidiya will be celebrated with a special Eid gift for children along the beachfront at 8pm. Theatre lovers will be able to enjoy The Cake Seller in Theatre Building 16 throughout Eid until June 9.
Free. Souq Waqif (4433 6444), Katara Cultural Centre (4408 0000), Souq Al Wakrah.
On this very special occasion of Eid, Lagoona Mall brings you The Whimsical World of Aladdin. He will be joined by his larger than life companion, Genie, as they embark on a quest to stop the cunningly evil sorcerer and save Princess Jasmine’s kingdom. Aladdin will take the stage during Eid celebrations from the first to the fifth day of Eid with shows at 3.30 pm, 6.30 pm and 9.30 pm.
Free. First five days of Eid, 3.30pm, 6.30pm, 9.30pm. West Bay Lagoon (5518 2397).
Doha Festival City
DFC is set to host various kids’ activities until the end of summer. From the first to the fourth day of Eid, Angry Birds World will be hosting the Qatar Television live gaming show Yalaydo, between 4pm and 5pm at the Angry Birds World Park. Parades and performances by the Dancing Bears and Invisible Brother will take place as part of the Qatar Summer Festival. The Original Monopoly Human Sized Game will take place during Eid, too.
Doha Festival City, Um Salal Mohammed (4035 4444)