About Summer in Qatar (SiQ)
SiQ forms part of QNTC’s strategy to enrich and diversify the country’s tourism offering, particularly in the area of family and urban entertainment. This year marks greater collaboration among QNTC’s partners in the public and private sectors, who have taken the initiative to create more tourism offerings. SiQ is part of QNTC’s focus on developing sustainable, year-round tourism, boosting a traditionally slower season in Qatar.
OFFERS & DISCOUNTS
An array of unbeatable discounts on travel & hospitality combined with dazzling shopping deals, promotions and packages offer a complete summer experience.
Qatar Airways Deals: 25% discount on flights to Doha between 30 May-15 August along with 25% discount on Al Maha Airport Meet and Assist / Lounge Services.
Hospitality Offers: 12 hotels from Katara Hospitality , Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels, Al Najada Hotel and Souq al Wakra Hotel from Al Rayyan Project Management, and 9 hotels from Marriott International hotels are participating in this year’s program offering 25% discount on best available rate on accommodation between 4 June – 16 August.
Fraser Suites West Bay, The Curve Hotel, Wyndham Grand, Regency Doha, La cigale Hotel, Oryx Rotana, Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Torch, Al Aziziyah Boutique Hotel and Amari Doha are also participating in the rich offering of Summer in Qatar by offering up to 25% off.
Katara Hospitality is offering an exclusive 40% discount for the residents of Qatar, Oman and Kuwait.
Qatar Museums Culture Pass discounts on SiQ activities, retail, and access to cultural and community classes. Members can avail of special discounts at: Trimoo Parks, QSports, KidzMondo Doha, Megapolis, Minipolis, Go Fun, Circusland, Power Loads, Bounce, Kidzania, live shows, concerts, and others.
Up to 70% discount and other promotions offered across nine Participating Malls: Doha Festival City, Mall of Qatar, Lagoona Mall, Landmark Mall, Gulf Mall, Tawar Mall, AlKhor Mall, Hyatt Plaza, and AlMirqab Mall. Each QAR 200 spend qualifies for one of the three raffle draws total worth over 2 million QAR cash & car prizes with a MacLaren as the grand prize.
ENTERTAINMENT & FAMILY FUN
A memorable season for the whole family packed with a broad range of entertainment options for all tastes and ages. Eid festivities, mall activations, movies premieres, stage shows, theme parks, and more
Katara Cultural Village will have cultural performances, & family shows and fireworks (4 days of Eid Al-Fitr & Eid Al-Adha). Souq Waqif and Souq Al-Wakrah Eid Festival featuring cultural performances, musical acts and family shows (5 days of Eid Al-Fitr & Eid Al-Adha).
Entertainment City at DECC
The SiQ centerpiece and family favourite returns this year. Occupying 29,000 m2 of indoor space at the DECC, it features exciting rides, skill games, video games, live entertainment shows, food court & pop-up shops from 1st day of Eid – 13 July.
Special shows for kids to be staged at QNCC: ‘Smurfs’ on 18-20 July and ‘Hello Kitty’ on 25-27 July, Blue Man 14 – 17 August.
Mall Entertainment – free for all visitors
There will be special entertainment shows and roaming activities taking place across all the partner malls including Balloon Stilt Walker, Meet & Greet with characters from movies premiering this summer: Toy Story 4, Spider Man- Far From Home and Angry Birds 2 as well as Captain Marvel and Hulk, Tom & Jerry, Titan the Robot, Ant Man and Black Panther and Ugly Dolls. Jeem TV & Baraem TV will also be doing live shows from various malls.
In addition to these activities, most partner malls will be offering unique entertainment and edutainment programs for different age groups:
• Lagoona Mall: Aladdin show on Eid Al-Fitr & The Little Mermaid on Eid Al-Adha.
• Mirqab Mall: Family Fun Circus on Eid Al-Fitr and different edutainment activities throughout summer including Fitness Fridays classes.
• Doha Festival City: Original Monopoly Human Sized Game during Eid Al-Fitr and special activations through summer at Trimoo Parks: activities in Angry Birds World, esports competitions at VIRTUOCiTY™ and the opening of their new snow themed park Snow Dunes in July.
• Tawar Mall: Toon weekend in June, Sports Mania in June-July and Heritage week in July.
• Mall of Qatar: Dora and Ice Age sing along events. superheroes costume competitions and Meet & Greet Justice League
• Al Khor Mall: Activities for children along with cultural performances of Arda, Arabic Dabke and Tannoura Dance.
• Hyatt Plaza: Folklore Shows (Palestinian & Jordanian) & A Cinderalla Story stage show on 11-15 August.
Children can have loads of fun at their favourite theme parks across Qatar with special summer deals at: VIRTUOCiTY™, Angry Birds World and Snow Dunes™ (opens mid-July) at DHFC. KidzMondo Doha at Mall of Qatar, Megapolis & Minipolis at The Pearl-Qatar, Circusland at Landmark Mall, Go Fun and Power Loads at Gulf Mall, BOUNCE at Tawar
ENTERTAINMENT SHOWS & FUN FOR ALL
From glittering live performances by international, regional and Bollywood singers and actors to shows by world renowned comedians ─ a series of exciting events are lined up to rock summer.
Celebrate Eid with the stars and dine with Ziad Bourji and Adam on 6 June at La Cigale Hotel.
Enjoy performances by Bollywood celebrities at the Bollywood Music Festival on 21-22 June at Lusail Indoor Arena.
EDM artist and DJ-producer Marshmello will perform for the first time in Qatar on 25 July at QNCC.
World renowned comedians are set to perform again this year at the ever-popular Doha Comedy Festival on 12 July at QNCC.
Arabic Music sensation Kadim al Sahir returns to Qatar for a memorable performance on 16 and 17 August at QNCC.
Star studded South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA)2019 is expected to be attended by mega stars from the industry including Bollywood power couple and heart throbs on 15-16 August in Lusail Indoor Arena.
SUMMER CAMPS & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Season-long summer camps, classes and fun activities for different age groups will keep kids and youth active through sports, art and science classes.
• Summer camp conducted by QNTC, MoI (Sports Police Federation) and Qatar Foundation will take place at Education City from 30 June – 25 July. Free of charge for a total of 500 children.
• Paris Saint-Germain Academy Summer Camps at West Bay, AlWaab & Al Wakra throughout summer from 4 June – 16 August.
• Police Summer Training by Police College from 29 June – 8 August
• Youth Centre and Cultural Activities activities by MOCS at various malls throughout summer.
• Aspire Summer Camp for kids from 7-31 July
• Qatar Foundation’s Mukhayamna Summer Camps at Awsaj Academy and Qatar Academy in Al Wakra and Al Khor, Community Summer Camp at Recreation Centre, Education City and Diabetes Prevention Camp at QDA from 23 June – 18 July.
• Fusion Camps at different locations throughout summer. To register: www.moleculardoha.com/fusion-camps/
• Qatar Museum’s Calligraphy Workshops, Treasure Hunt and Saturday Colouring at MIA throughout summer and Art Lessons and Educational Summer Camp at Mathaf in July-August.
• Bayieat AlKaeak stage play and various exhibitions throughout summer at Katara Cultural Village from first day of Eid to 9 June.
• Qatar Petroleum summer camps from 7 July – 8 August
• Basketball Camp Qatar with L.A. Lakers Lonzo Ball at HBKU from 18 – 20 July
• Campus kick off in Tawar Mall on 9-10 Aug
• Doha Workers Cricket Cup at MessaieedSports Club from 15 June – 30 July.