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, organised by Visit Qatar, which is an annual open-air gourmet extravaganza featuring the best food available in the country.
Other festivals focus on aspects of culture as diverse as pearl diving, kite, book, film and dhow boats.
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, discounts in eateries and kids’ play zones and attract both residents and visitors from around the region.