QSF runs until September 5 and is the country’s longest and biggest yet, said festival organiser, Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA). Held under the theme 'Colour Your Summer', the nationwide festival combines special travel and hospitality packages with shopping promotions and colourful entertainment options for all ages.
Mashal Shahbik, director of Festivals and Tourism Events at QTA, said, “We are delighted to welcome more Omani visitors to Qatar through this partnership with Travel Point. In addition to having a longer QSF this year, our Omani guests will also have more to choose from in terms of entertainment, shopping discounts and hotel offers.”
Sunil Prabhakar, CEO, Travel Point, said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for people all over the world to discover the beauty of Qatar and enjoy themselves along with their families in this one-of-a-kind festival. We aim to serve people with the best deals and discounts in a way to encourage Gulf Tourism, and we will support all such events in the best way we see.”
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The QSF centrepiece and family favourite is back this year with exciting games for all ages. spread out over the expansive ground floor of the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC), the city’s key features include the world’s largest inflatable obstacle course, Timba Cars, Bricklyn Lego, skill games, virtual reality and arcade games, a paintball shooting range and live entertainment shows. The city will also have a food court and pop-up shops. It is open daily from 2pm to 11pm. An individual entry ticket costs QAR15; individual game prices range from QAR5-50. A day pass is available for QAR150.
The festival month also features a sold-out Arabic music concert on August 18 for internationally renowned Iraqi singer Kadim al Sahir and Qatari pop artist Fahad al Kubaisi.
The fourth Mindsports World Championships will also be hosted at DECC between August 19 and 27, allowing visitors to the Summer Entertainment City to enjoy the international mindsports tournament. The event is expected to attract 1,500 mind sports enthusiasts from over 40 different countries. Fans can register on www.msawc2017.com to watch the world’s top talent vie for their titles and their share in over US$100,000 in cash prizes in any of the six headline events: Scrabble, chess, GO, Backgammon, bridge and e-sports.
On September 3, QSF and The Social Studios will bring the first ever summer edition of Doha Comedy Festival.