No matter what time of year you visit, you’re likely to come across a special event or festival to add a little extra spice to your vacation. Qatar hosts a series of festival focusing on different themes, ranging from the ever popular Qatar International Food Festival, an annual open-air gourmet extravaganza, to pearl diving, kite, book, film and dhow festivals. In addition, there are a number of seasonal and holiday festivals - including the spring festival at Souq Waqif and the nationwide summer and Eid festivals. These feature entertainment shows, mall promotions, prize competitions and kids’ play zones and attract both residents and visitors from around the region.

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