Eid Route: Museum-Dukhan-KBRI-Souq-Al Khor-Stadium-Al Ghariya

Time really flies if we’re having fun. Like this Eid Adha holiday. Nine calendar days of leave was gone quietly as we’re filled with abundant activities.

Museum. The Eid Route started with Museum of Islamic Arts when we visited A Journey into World of the Ottomans. A temporary exhibition featuring Istanbul as the Ottomans world: the city, the citizens, the portrait, the artist, the history and the present. They come in paintings, movie, and art display. It’s like rewinding our memory when we visited Istanbul 6 months back.

Ticket is 25QR for adult only, bought in Museum Gift Shop. Unfortunately, photography was not allowed. Two nice Ottoman bookmarks were handed out to us though!

A journey into the world of the Ottomans: a temporary exhibition by MIA

Dukhan. Soon after we finished with Museum, we drove to Dukhan for a short afternoon-to-evening chill out at Dukhan Beach.

Dukhan Beach behind QP Admin Office area

KBRI. The next morning was Eid Adha. We prayed at Tarik Bin Ziyad Independent Secondary School for Boys, near Indonesian Embassy. The event is organized by Embassy and Permiqa (Indonesian Moslem Community in Qatar). Hundreds of Indonesian flooded the praying site for Eid Prayer conducted at around 6 am in the morning. Donation boxes for Merapi Eruption disaster could be seen at the entrance. At the end of prayer, we managed to “silaturahim” each other while others stood in queue for free snacks.

Souq Waqif Festival. The same day in the evening we headed to Souq Waqif for Souq Waqif Festival: a festival of street performance, magician, and choir from Europe and Middle East.

Souq Waqif Festival 2010
The Oryx Man at Souq Waqif Festival 2010


Al Khor Community Eid Fun Day. This yearly event is funtastic. No wonder it was flooded by Qatargas and Rasgas employees and their family. All day long movies, circus, bouncy town, horse and camel riding, pool games, henna & face painting, balloon counter and temporary fun city rides were among activities and shows available for families. Not to mention free-flow lunch and drink.

Acrobatic Performance at AKC Eid Fun Day


A temporary set up fun city
....and bouncy town - children favorite


Brazil vs Argentina. After a quick rest at home we descended to town for watching much awaited match of South American Showdown: Brazil vs Argentina, in international friendly football match.

Charity Camping for Merapi. Finally we ended our long week holiday with camping at Al Ghariya beach. Camping dedicated to collect donation for those suffer due to Merapi eruption.