Mr. Faisal Al-Ali Al-Maadeed, Director of Al-Wakra Old Market, said that the activities of Al-Wakra Market witnessed a remarkable turnout from families, visitors and children from the first day of the Eid, which continues to the fifth day of the Eid, as the beautiful events continue from four in the afternoon until 10 in the evening, and the festival includes entertainment and skill games for children, and performances He added that the market attracts families to visit popular shops, Qatari heritage shows and folklore shows that appeal to visitors as they enjoy the Eid atmosphere in distinctive artistic and touristic activities. Also, the old Al-Wakra market continues to organize the Eid Al-Fitr festival after the successes it achieved on this occasion and in other festivals that it organized during the past years, as it is distinguished by its unique heritage character on the front of Al-Wakra beach. For their part, the show teams spread joy and happiness in the hearts of visitors in both Souq Waqif and the old Al-Wakra market, with their bright and lacy clothes, while they beat the drums of joy at times, or with enthusiastic tarab music accompanying at other times. The “Jelly Fish” troupe on Al-Wakra Beach showed luminous marine creatures roaming along the beach promenade to and fro on long wooden poles, and visitors’ cameras documented these beautiful moments. Two bands performed in the old Al-Wakra market, a total of 8 shows for a time ranging between a quarter of an hour and half an hour for each show, and entertained the audience with music and interesting shows that made the place happy and joyful. Visitors are happy with the atmosphere. A number of the pioneers of the Eid Al-Fitr festival in the old Al-Wakra market, citizens, residents and tourists, expressed their happiness with the atmosphere and the activities that were provided in order to bring joy to the hearts of their young ones. And the presence of games and events that meet the desires of their children in order to develop their concentration skills, as well as interaction with society away from the atmosphere of the daily routine. The old Al-Wakra market is distinguished by its traditional urban character, which preserves the characteristics of traditional Qatari architecture, whether in the shops, the organization of the streets, the method of paving them, and the colors of their walls. from outside the region. The weather is an element of happiness, and the weather enjoyed the audience as they strolled through the sections of the old market, and enjoyed watching children’s games, folk shops shows, and luminous marine creatures shows that flaunt near the beach promenade, as well as musical bands and children’s activities such as drawing and coloring. The waterfront also welcomed visitors with fireworks displays that illuminated the Corniche sky with brilliant colors, acrobatic games, and opportunities for the public to rent cruise bikes on cruises and enjoy watching the colored lights near Al-Wakra Beach. There are popular restaurants and shops on the sides of the old market that offer light foods from many cultures, including Qatari dishes that families and tourists like, and display pieces and heritage figures that carry the meanings of authenticity from Qatar and its people. The authenticity of the Qatari heritage in Al-Wakra. Visitors and families from all over the country are keen to visit the popular markets because they are a haven from the pressures of life, visual pleasure and mental clarity for families and children, as the atmosphere of authenticity and simple life attracts families and brings them back with their memories to the time of yesterday. The old market has a special place because it contains all the features of the Qatari heritage and its authenticity, and it is presented in visual displays. Al-Wakra Beach was also attracted by its charming colors as it sparkled on the sea water at night. Immersive, the memory remains solid from the scent of beauty.
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