Turned off by the “alarming number” of laborers who spent their Eid holidays on the Corniche and in parks, some families are saying Qatar should do more to check the gathering of single workers in public areas.
Concerned citizen Rahman Ansari said the presence of too many labourers during holidays has turned the recreation areas into a danger zone that motorists were left with no choice than to slow down their vehicles to avoid accidents.
“The heart of Doha during Eid had become a noisy area teeming with pedestrians occupying the streets,” he said.
Khaled Al Hajri, however, believed that the complaints about labourers becoming an eyesore and causing inconvenience to other park goers are exaggerated. He said these people are also human beings that it is but normal for them to go out during the holidays to unwind and relax.
The country is in the process of setting up an entertainment complex for bachelors in the Industrial Area, which will include a cricket stadium and movie theater, but not all workers are aware of its existence, nor can it fit Qatar’s entire working-class population.
So if Qatar bans them from gathering in the city, the question remains, where do they go?