Mahaseel Festival extended till January 4, 2020

Amid a growing number of visitors, the 4th edition of the Mahaseel Festival organised by the Cultural Village (Katara) has been extended till next Saturday (January 4, 2020), after which the Mahaseel market will be open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until March 31 next year. 

Mahaseel Festival is taking place at Katara’s southern area (opposite to St Regis Doha), from 9am to 9pm. The festival is a part of Katara’s efforts to achieve the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030 in attaining food security and self-sufficiency in farming and production while helping Qatari farmers to market their products and share experiences and expertise.

Visitors to the Mahaseel Souq will find all kinds of food products including local dairy and juices, honey and dates, fruits and vegetables, all varieties of meat (white and red) and eggs.

The market also dedicated a section for flower nurseries to present a variety of decorative plants. Visitors also flocked to a number of food stalls selling authentic local cuisine as well as food trucks offering scrumptious snacks.

There is also a large area where children can enjoy inflatables in addition to a giant tent where they can play various computer games such as VR games making the festival a one-stop-shop for families.

Several educational activities are being organised on the sidelines of the festival to raise awareness among children and the public on the importance of locally cultivated produce and food products manufactured by Qatari companies.

Mahaseel has proved the significant role it plays in local agricultural and food production sector as it had become an ideal marketing platform that attracts owners of Qatari farms and national food manufacturing companies to sell their products directly to the consumers at affordable prices.

The festival had witnessed remarkable success and development year after year as indicated by the increasing number of participation and the diversity of products offered, which reflects the growing interest of the public in local products, patronizing them for their competitive prices in the local market which in turn encourages investment in the sector and contributes to the national economy. 

As seen on Peninsula Qatar  Image Credits Peninsula Qatar