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Visitors from Kuwait and Oman laud Katara Fest

Vast crowd enjoying the entertainment activities at the fest

KUWAIT CITY, June 28: The entertainment activities organised by Katara – the Cultural Village Foundation in Qatar — on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr earned praise from visitors who came from Kuwait and Oman, particularly its focus on Arab heritage and the magnificent presentation.

In a report published on gulftimes. com Wednesday, Nasser Al-Ajamai — a Kuwaiti — was quoted as saying that Katara, which he visited for the second time, is a “cultural, tourism and social project reflecting Qatar’s civilization vision and its keenness on protecting the welfare of its citizens and visitors.

The project is widely known across the Gulf region because it provides visitors with all kinds of entertainment and fun in an intimate family atmosphere.” Abdullah Karam, also from Kuwait, described Katara as a “comprehensive cultural and touristic city in the region that reflects the cultural and urban renaissance in Qatar. What I saw during my first visit to Katara was more than wonderful. It deserves this leading status as an ideal destination for Gulf citizens on holidays.” He expressed delight over Katara’s offerings of “entertaining performances and interesting cultural segments”.

Omani visitors shared similar views about Katara. Naji Haidar Al- Balushi disclosed he visited Katara for the first time with his family after hearing about it from friends and media. “I was surprised by the variety of cultural and entertainment programs it offers, which entertain families in a warm atmosphere. It really deserves to be visited several times and I will put it on top of my destinations during my future visits to Qatar,” he narrated.

Although Ali al-Hamadani, another Omani visitor, is in Katara for the sixth time, he says every time he finds different entertainment activities, adding that the Cultural Village is “the most beautiful place to spend Eid and the holidays” as it features “culture, entertainment and knowledge and has the necessary facilities for any tourist in terms of restaurants and cafés that offer the best world cuisine”.

Adnan Al-Buraiki, also from Oman, highlighted Katara’s attention to heritage, noting that it brings together all forms of heritage in the same place as the different activities “take you on an entertaining journey through our Arab heritage treasures and delve into the depths of the past.”

Meanwhile, Khaled Abdulraheem Al-Sayyed, head of the festival’s organizing committee, said they were keen on presenting new and innovative concepts that “combine our original Arab heritage with its interesting tales and sophisticated modern technology”, adding that the performances attracted a wide base of audience of different nationalities, especially Gulf visitors who chose Qatar as their Eid holiday destination.

Al-Sayyed added Katara has provided all services and facilities for visitors, such as transportation to and from parking areas, drinking water, special cars for persons with disability, an information center, restaurants, cafés and ATMs.

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