April Festival comes to a close at Souq Waqif, Souq Al Wakrah
April 12 2019 10:26 PM
A scene from April Festival
A scene from April Festival at Souq Waqif. PICTURE: Ram Chand

Doha

The April Festival concluded at both Souq Waqif and Souq Al Wakrah Friday, amid great turnout from the public. In a statement, director of Souq Waqif Mohammed al-Salem said the April Festival succeeded in achieving the goals set for it by the festival committee of the Private Engineering Office, pointing out that during the festival thousands of people gathered in venues designated by Souq Waqif for the festival and designed to meet the requirements of all families.
The western arena of Souq Waqif was filled with large crowds, watching the African circus performances, while the young people played smart games. Abdul Aziz Nasser Theater presented first show of 'Snow White'. Al-Salem also praised the efforts made by the organising committee of the festival. Talking to QNA, director of Souq Al Wakrah Khalid Saif al-Suwaidi said that the festival has seen a large turnout estimated at more than 80, 000 visitors, as all the facilities were booked without exception, highlighting that there were no problems or difficulties faced during the organisation of the festival.
In Souq Al Wakrah, Russian circus performances saw great public attendance, with its tickets sold out before its launch. Its shows ranged from acrobatic shows to jigs, as well as amazing animal shows. The director of Souq Al Wakrah praised the efforts of the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Health, security personnel, heritage police and organisers who were available in every corner of the Souq to ensure the safety of visitors. The festival, which kicked off on April 5, is supervised by the Private Engineering Office's festival committee.



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