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Air conditioned malls around Qatar have been filling up with visitors this week as Eid festivities continue for a third day today.

Many shopping centers are participating in the Qatar Summer Festival, and will be holding promotions and entertainment events through July.

Though there are no Saudis in the malls this week, many Kuwaitis and Omanis have flown to Qatar to show their support for the blockaded country.


Eid Al Fitr 2017

According to the Qatar Tribune, many visitors from these countries had been given various discounts to encourage them to come to Qatar.


Malls participating in the QSF include Doha Festival City, The Mall, Al Khor Mall, Gulf Mall, Mall of Qatar, Lagoona Mall and Landmark Mall.

Today, Doha Festival City will kick off a “special event” at 4:30pm that includes a mall parade, an African Drummer’s performance, an Ardha dance and an Ice Age Show.


Shopping Festival 2017 – Mall times

The evening will end with a concert at 9pm by Qatari singer Saoud Jassim.

For more information on what’s going on around town this week, see our Eid guide here.


Photos courtesy of QNA, Katara, Nashira Usef and Lagoona Mall

Qatar residents turned out in droves to masjids, malls and other hotspots around the country to celebrate the first day of Eid Al Fitr.

Many spent time with friends and family, as well as went out to eat after a month of refraining from food during the daylight hours.

At Katara Cultural Village, thousands of people attended live entertainment shows and checked out the first in a series of daily fireworks shows this week.

Entertainment was in full swing over at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, Asian Town and several malls, including Lagoona:

For a full list of what’s going on around town, check out our Eid guide here.

How is your holiday going? Thoughts?

Eid Mubarak

Photo by Ameer Abdul Razak / AAR Photography

Happy Eid!

The Doha News team wishes everyone a happy and blessed Eid Al-Fitr holiday. May it be filled with family, friends, food and fun.

If you’re wondering how to celebrate, have a look at this: A guide to spending Eid Al Fitr in Qatar – 2017 edition

What are your plans for Eid? Thoughts?