Doha: Qatar Tourism is gearing up to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the day of Kovid’s liberation from all adversity. The evenings at Doha Corniche for three days, from May 3 to 5, will be the venue for some of the biggest celebrations of recent times. Various events are held daily from 4pm to 11pm. A giant balloon parade with a marching band is also the main attraction of the festivities.
Qatar Tourism has announced that it will be witnessing the largest balloon parade in the Middle East. Stage shows, carnival games, food trucks and fireworks also add to the festivities. Every day at 9 pm, colorful fireworks explode in the skies of Doha. Qatar Tourism is celebrating Eid in collaboration with the Ministry of Interior and Ashgabat. On all three days, the choir will perform at 7.30 pm, both locals and foreigners.
Traffic ban for three days
During the festivities, the Corniche will be fully pedestrian-only. Traffic through the Corniche will be banned from the morning of May 3 until Thursday night. The home ministry said traffic in the area would be restored only on the morning of the sixth. Roads from Shark Intersection to Sheraton Intersection and from Sheraton Intersection to Port Intersection will be closed. Other intersections to the Doha Corniche, including Alfardan, Al Jazeera, Al Marmar, Al Diwan, Al Maha, Civil Defense and Bursan, will be closed.
At the same time, alternative modes of transport will be prepared for the public to reach Cornish. Passengers can reach all the seven metro stations. You can take the Al Bidda, Doha Corniche and West Bay metros directly. There will also be park and ride facilities near metro stations such as Education City, Al-Khazar and Al-Wakra. Authorities urged the public to cooperate with traffic systems and use alternative routes during the days when traffic restrictions are announced. A ring roads and Istiqlal Road can be used. Ashgabat will also allow 17 new bus stops to reach the public. The Cornish Shuttle bus route also has 25 bus stops. With the safest and easiest travel arrangements, Kovida is gearing up for the big celebration.
Eid holiday is from May 1 to 9
Doha: The Amiri Diwan has announced that the country’s government agencies and ministries will be closed from May 1 to 9 to observe Eid al-Fitr. May 10 will be the working day after the Eid holiday. The Central Bank of Qatar will announce the Eid holidays of the country’s financial institutions and banks.