Spring Festival pulls huge crowd at Souq Waqif and Souq Wakrah

The ongoing Spring Festival at Souq Waqif and Souq Al Wakrah has witnessed a large turnout in the last four days since its launch while the organisers are expecting more visitors in coming days.
“The aim of the festival is not only to provide quality entertainment to people but also to make people visit these markets and know more about Qatari culture. That is the reason why we are organising the festival during mid-year vacations in order to attract more people,” said Khalid Saif Al Suwaidi, Manager of Souq Al Wakrah.
Speaking to a local TV, yesterday, Al Suwaidi added that such events are used to market both the Souqs. The festival will run until January 4, and opens daily from 4pm until 10pm.
The festival features around 60 games and rides in the two souqs. Visitors can see wild animals like lions and tigers at the circus shows. Singers and dancers enthral the spectators with a variety of songs and dances.
Al Suwaidi, said: “What distinguishes this year’s festival is the Russian circus, which is being held out of Russia for the first time in Doha. Exotic animals are part of this Russian circus.”
“We have seen great turnout from the visitors during the last four days specially from families who are keen to witness such shows,” he pointed out.
The event is being organised by the Private Engineering Office in order to draw local and international tourists and give them an opportunity to enjoy various entertainment and shows. It started last Saturday.
Also popular groups from different countries including those from Arab world entertain visitors with cultural presentation such as folk dances and songs with the accompaniment of native musical instruments.
The Festival also attracted many Arab and foreign tourists, who flocked to Souq Waqif, to enjoy various events.  A number of visitors praised the holding such activities at these Souqs which combines the originality of the past with the modernity of the present.

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