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Metro brings more Eid crowds to Souq Waqif and Souq Al Wakrah

The recently-opened Red Line of the Doha Metro between Al Wakrah and Al Qasser has contributed to an increased public participation in the Eid Al-Fitr celebrations at Souq Wakif and Souq Al Wakrah. 

Organised by the Private Engineering Office, Eid festivals drew thousands of citizens, residents and tourists to the heritage markets, before concluding on Sunday night. 

Air-conditioned tents and various games and activities further enhanced the appeal of the souqs during the Eid celebrations, one of the organising officials has said.

Speaking to Qatar News Agency (QNA), Souq Waqif Manager Mohammed al Salem said the Eid celebrations inside the large air-conditioned tent at Al Ahmad square attracted families in large numbers and that their turnout exceeded expectation.


Electromechanical games and theatre play for children were some of the key attractions inside the tent, he added.

Souq Al Wakrah also witnessed a large number of visitors, especially families, during Eid.

Its Manager Khalid Saif al Suwaidi told QNA that the inauguration of the first section of the Qatar Rail’s Red Line of the Doha Metro has contributed significantly to the footfall. 

Being a waterfront destination, Souq Al Wakrah usually attracts a large number of visitors during the weekend, Suwaidi said, adding that the Eid festivities further added to its charm.

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