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Qatar Tourism Authority offers free shuttle bus service to Summer Festival venues

August 16, 2014 3:57 pm

Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) is offering a free “Park & Ride” shuttle bus service to take visitors from the Q-Post office to the Qatar Summer Festival 2014 venues including the Doha Exhibition Center (DEC) where the Family Fun is taking place, and the Corniche, where the Fountain Fun summer activities are also taking place, until the 27th of September. The bus departs from the Q-Post office and passes by the two stations in one consecutive route.

The bus will be available on an hourly basis during the week starting from 3pm until 10pm. As for weekend, the bus will be available starting from 2pm, until 11pm. The service is operated by Doha Bus, Doha’s first tour bus giving visitors a great sightseeing experience.

Since the start of the festival on the 4th of August, QTA has offered the shuttle service for various reasons, including high demand.

“We saw the shuttle bus service as being an essential part of this festival in helping facilitate the flow of visitors, ease the traffic around Doha, and helping eliminate any possible parking problem. We wanted to make it as easy as possible for people to get to the venues and enjoying the festival activities without having to deal with transport, and to ensure that our visitors get from point A to B as safely as possible. We chose the touristic Doha Bus due to their appealing facilities,” said Mashal Shahbik – Eid In Qatar & Qatar Summer Festival Project Manager.

As part of the Qatar Summer Festival 2014, Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) has converted the Doha Exhibition Center (DEC) into an indoor 10,000sqm entertainment city featuring activities and programs that cater to all ages; from extreme sports for adults, to soft play areas for kids. The DEC is split up into zones, with dedicated games areas – ranging from professional skateboarding ramps to bouncy castles, a food court area, and a retail area. There is also a stage for Baraem TV for plays and performances.

Baraem TV will be putting on a 45 minute theatrical play encouraging and educating children about social values, cooperation and goodwill, every weekend. The show will be on at 4:30pm and 8:15pm every Friday and Saturday from the 8th of August until the 27th of September.

The DEC entertainment city will be open from 3pm to 11pm on weekdays, and from 2pm to midnight on weekends. Although the entry is free, activities are priced between 5 QAR to 30 QAR. Payment is only accepted through cash.

As for the Corniche, which is the first venue that the shuttle bus stops at, there are daily dancing fountain shows on until the end of the festival. During the week, the fountain show is running from 7pm to 11pm at 30-minute intervals, and on the weekends, the show is on from 6pm to 12pm at 45-minute intervals.

For further information, please contact:
Memac Ogilvy PR
Sadeq Alfardan
Phone: +974 4410 3022

Zena Tahhan
Phone: +974 4410 3026