Qatar Summer Festival returns bigger and better in 2017
Held under the theme “Colour Your Summer”, QSF is a nationwide festival that celebrates the country’s family entertainment, retail and hospitality offerings.
In a significant expansion this year’s QSF will stretch beyond the usual month-long period, to run from Eid Al Fitr through to Eid Al Adha.
The Festival’s shopping promotions will begin a few days earlier, allowing shoppers to enjoy QSF’s exciting discounts and offers during the last few days of Ramadan, as they shop in preparation for Eid Al Fitr.
Ms. Mashal Shahbik, director of festivals and tourism events at QTA, said, “The incidence of both Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha during the summer months this year created the perfect opportunity for us to merge the Eid Celebrations in Qatar and Qatar Summer Festival into a continuous, two-month long festival. In addition to having a longer QSF, tourists will also have more to choose from in terms of entertainment, shopping discounts and hotel offers.”
Mr. Ahmad Abu Nahia, head of public relations at Qatar Chamber commented: “Qatar Summer Festival 2017 is now an important economic activity, aligned with the development strategy.
It represents a partnership between the public and private sectors, and it is especially important as it coincides with the off-peak tourist season.
It will encourage internal tourism and attracts tourists to Qatar, especially from the neighboring Gulf countries, where people believe that Qatar is a destination for family tourism in the region,” he continued.
Over half of Qatar’s hotel establishments have partnered with QSF to ensure a warm welcome to visitors during the Festival’s 2017 edition, representing a 35% increase from last year.
Hotel partners are offering special packages, which include offers to pay for two nights and stay for three in hotels, and pay for five nights and stay for six in hotel apartments.
Select establishments will provide additional incentives covering a variety of options, including free transfers to and from Hamad International Airport, free breakfasts, late check-outs, free meals for children when accompanied by their parents (a maximum of three children per family), free return trips to cultural and retail landmarks.