- A dedicated section for arts and crafts, games and storytelling for children will also be available throughout the month
Doha, Qatar – Doha Festival City, Qatar’s ultimate destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment, having recently revamped its brand positioning “It’s my Place, my Choice”, is celebrating Ramadan with a wide range of edutainment activities for children and adults alike.
On this blessed occasion, the mall is taking on a serene, festive ambiance, with messages reflecting the seven Islamic values highlighted during the month, including integrity, patience, charity and generosity amongst others, each featured with educational messaging available on a specialised booth. A dedicated children’s area will also be available at the mall’s Entertainment Node featuring an arts and crafts section for lantern and sword making, mosque coloring and greeting card making; a game section including Blackgammon, chess and a Giant Jenga game; and a storytelling section taking place 3 times daily at 7PM, 9PM and 11PM.
With every corner of the mall transformed into an educational opportunity during the Holy Month, Doha Festival City has also collaborated with Kahramaa to provide free to read educational books offering entertaining material and teachings on sustainability at the children’s area in entertainment node.
As part of the #FestivalCares CSR programme, the mall has also collaborated with Qatar Charity to provide a toy donation box, the donations in which will go to underprivileged kids, exemplifying the charity and generosity values of the month.
In keeping with the Ramadan tradition, the mall invites children from across Qatar for the Garangao celebration that happens on the middle evening of the month. This year the celebration comes with free face painting and henna, Garangao giveaways as well as fun parades and activities for children to enjoy.
Commenting on the occasion, Robert Hall, Doha Festival City’s General Manager, said: “We are delighted to celebrate this blessed month with Qatar’s community offering every member of the family exclusive experiences and enjoyable moments. We look forward to sharing this joyous occasion filled with reflection, generosity, and noble values with our visitors at our many activities designed for children and adults alike.”
"As part of our #FestivalCares Programme, we celebrate this month of giving, continuously striving to be at the forefront of giving back to the community and sharing in the true spirit of Ramadan,” he added.
The mall will also adjust its trading hours during Ramadan, allowing visitors to enjoy Ramadan festivities at the mall. Starting 23rd March, the Mall’s trading hours will be from 10 AM to 3 PM, and from 7PM to 12 AM. While the hypermarket will be open from 8AM to 12AM, and F&B outlets will serve Iftar until 12AM. During the second half of Ramadan and Eid, we will be open from 10 am until 12 am.
For more information on the mall’s operating hours and the Homeware Festival visit https://www.dohafestivalcity.com/home/
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About Doha Festival City
Doha Festival City is Qatar’s one and only choice for fashion, dining, and entertainment. Bringing several firsts to Doha, this incomparable mall – is one of the largest such developments in the Middle East, offering almost a quarter of a million sqm of leasable space, providing something for everyone, and creating exceptional and memorable experiences with every visit.
Doha Festival City is home to famous brand names in retail, many of which have made their Qatar debut, including Harvey Nichols, Charlotte Tilbury, Kiehl’s, Dior Beauty Boutique, and ACE. It also houses the country’s only IKEA, which has been open since 2013. There are over 100 places to dine and relax including restaurants, cafés, and casual dining outlets, from brands that are unique to Qatar including Jamie’s Italian, and Aimee’s Cafe.
Doha Festival City is also home to the Edge Fitness, a state-of-the-art fitness center, boasting a large area of training space with the latest top of the line equipment from Technogym, separate male, and female parts, as well as circuit training areas.
Doha Festival City has the country’s biggest world-class entertainment offering including a unique mix of indoor and outdoor attractions–from Qatar’s first VOX 4D cinema complex with 18 digital screens Theatre by Rhodes, to green spaces for outdoor exercise and Outdoor Leisure Trail cycling and three unique entertainment parks, including Angry Birds World, Snow Dunes and Virtuocity.
The world’s first Angry Birds WorldTM, introduced and developed by the leading location-based entertainment company Trimoo in partnership with Rovio Entertainment, opened in Doha Festival City in May 2018. The Park is an unparalleled family entertainment destination, inspired by the global gaming sensation and the blockbuster movie.
VIRTUOCiTY™ is the region’s first dedicated gaming hub that merges the virtual world with the real world. Opened in December 2018, this entertainment park is equipped with full motion racing simulators, escape rooms and an astonishing multipurpose eSports arena. The venue offers an immersive digital experience for teens and adults.
Snow Dunes ™ is the first indoor snow park in Qatar, featuring a castle inspired by authentic Qatari architecture. It is based on an old folk tale about a wave of cold coming in the spring and covering the ground with a white mantle. The Park uses state-of-the-art technology to produce snow-white ice at temperatures of -4 degrees Celsius.
As a ‘Smart Mall’, Doha Festival City offers innovative digital options including free Wi-Fi and digital wayfinding to enhance consumer experience, and is easily accessible, offering 8,000 smart parking spaces and VIP valet services.
Doha Festival City’s new parking can accommodate additional 165 cars, providing easy access to the Luxury Area and the Edge Fitness, and a direct exit to Al Shamal Road, helping to avoid congestion during peak hours.
Doha Festival City’s exclusive Fashion TV ‘FFTV', broadcasted on the mall’s website and YouTube channel, brings Doha’s fashion personalities to showcase the mall’s host of retailers and unique fashion offering.
Festival Magazine, the Mall’s very own online quarterly lifestyle magazine, brings the readers to the front row of the mall’s latest happenings, uncovering the last fashion trends and offering previews of collections and exclusive offers available at the mall. The magazine is the ultimate showcase for top fashion, beauty trends & dining experiences.
Doha Festival City applies stringent safety measures throughout the mall for its staff and visitors. This includes a thorough mall disinfection treatment on a weekly basis, robust cleaning and sanitization operations during mall’s trading hours, 127 hand sanitizing stations installed at all commonly touched areas.
Doha Festival City won the 2020 Travelers’ Choice Award by Tripadvisor, based on a full year of Tripadvisor reviews, placing the Mall in the top 10% of the hospitality sector in the world.
For more information visit http://www.dohafestivalcity.com