Posted on August 16, 2019

From story books to stage, classic fairy tales, popular cartoon characters and superheroes are attracting large number of audiences at shopping malls during the Eid Al Adha holidays continuing the excitement as Summer in Qatar programme winds down to its final week.

The free-of-charge shows help in increasing footfall in malls during the summer season. The spectacular stage productions of well-loved children’s tales as well as cartoon characters and superheroes in colourful costumes captivate thousands of people in malls this week.

The rags to riches story of Cinderella and her glass slipper entertain young audiences at Hyatt Plaza Mall as Cinderella, Prince Charming and the wicked step sisters interact with children at the show. “All my kids were happy watching this show because they had the chance to see the story come to life.  I want to thank the organisers for giving another fun-filled Eid programme worth watching,” said Althea, a mother of three children who came to see the show yesterday. Children still have the chance to watch Cinderella Story today  with three shows at 5pm, 8pm and 10pm.

Lagoona Mall, on the other hand, brought underwater wonder to the children with the production of “The Little Mermaid” which combined beautiful music, spellbinding acrobatics, stunning costumes, video projection and stage design in one fantastic show. “It is totally entertaining for children and adults as well because it has many elements that appeal to different ages. Like other shows staged in Lagoona Mall, this show didn’t disappoint,” said Hamza, one of the audience members. “The Little Mermaid” will have its final performances today at 3.30pm, 6.30pm, and 9.30pm at Lagoona Mall’s North Court Lobby.

Sea creatures and The Avengers characters in complete costumes also bring smile to children’s faces as they visit Summer in Qatar participating malls for some interaction and picture taking with their young fans. “For children to watch their favourite superheroes onscreen is entertaining but to see them in person is an absolute delight that’s why we brought them here to have their photos taken which they will remember for a long time,” said Grace, a mother of two children who visited Al Mirqab Mall yesterday.

Yesterday marked Al Mirqab Mall’s final Carnival show, which is its main entertainment offering this Eid Al Adha featuring authentic carnival performers such as Coco the Clown and a fire show. The Oasis Stage at Mall of Qatar also witnesses hundreds of people mostly families watching Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol’s Chase and Marshall, Shimmer and Shine, Dora The Explorer and SpongeBob in a show dubbed ‘the best dance party ever.’ Nickelodeon Rocks show continues to enthrall audiences today and tomorrow at 2pm, 5pm and 8pm.

Tawar Mall concluded yesterday its Eid activities including puppet show, games, crafts workshop and roaming show, among others while the Lego Festival continues at Doha Festival City which recently added a major attraction with the opening of Snow Dunes Park – another first in Qatar. Meanwhile, Summer Entertainment City also pulls crowds at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center with its video and VR games, rides, shows, skills games, food and beverage and retail shops.

Souq Waqif and Souq Al Wakrah are also expected to see more visitors as they conclude their Eid festivities today. Summer in Qatar’s live entertainment offerings continue with Blue Man Group ‘s series of show which started yesterday, Doha Comedy Festival tonight, the eighth South Indian International Movie Awards tonight and tomorrow night, and Arab crooner Kadim Alsaher’s concerts tomorrow and on Saturday night.

source: The Peninsula

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