Doha: Today marks the Eid al-Adha, Qatar. Another festival was welcomed by the country wearing masks and keeping social distance. Eid Namaz today will take place at 5.05 in 588 mosques across the country. Because of the increase in positive covid cases, masks are now required in all closed public places, including mosques, in the country. This year, Eid celebrations will be done in masks while keeping social distance. People are being advised to be more careful with covid precautions as covid cases are on the rise.
Most expatriates are returning home to celebrate Eid with their loved ones and families, thanks to mid-summer holidays for schools and Eid holidays in the government and private sectors. Hamad Airport is witnessing a large influx of holiday-goers.
Yesterday’s flight was chartered by Go Musafir.com in Doha and cost a low price for Kozhikode residents. It carried 228 passengers, 6 of whom were children. This is the first chartered flight of expatriates in the summer season. Yesterday was a busy day in supermarkets and shopping malls across the country.
Eid Special Souqs
Traditional markets such as Souq Waqif, are popular for purchasing dried fruits, spices and honey. During the festival, clothing markets are bustling. There are many styles for everyone, from children to adults. There is also a rush to sew festive dresses in the tailoring industry. There are many offers at supermarkets and shopping malls for summer vacations, festivals, and home-away-from-home trips. As the summer heat continues, malls and similar businesses become more active at night.
Many people have cancelled their trips home because of high ticket prices. There are also people in financial trouble due to Covid. Yesterday was Eid Day at Katara Cultural Village. As part of Doha Festival City’s summer festival, entertainment programs for adults and children from around the world are available in the evenings. https://www.linkedin.com/company/newsgulf