For visitors, Halal Qatar Festival a blast from the past

      Published on Thursday, 25 February , 2016      53 Views     
For visitors, Halal Qatar Festival a blast from the past

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Halal Qatar festival
Halal Qatar festival
Halal Qatar festival
Halal Qatar festival
Halal Qatar festival
Halal Qatar festival
Halal Qatar festival
Halal Qatar festival



All photos by Baba Tamim

Those looking for a taste of Qatari culture and heritage may want to take a stroll around Katara Cultural Village this weekend.

There, the 10-day-long annual Halal Qatar Festival has been attracting crowds with events such sheep beauty contests, livestock auctions and traditional ardha dancing with swords.

According to organizers, participants from across the Gulf are in town to vie for awards ranging from QR5,000 to a whopping QR100,000.

أجواء الإعلان عن نتائج مختلف أشواط اليوم السادس لمهرجان #حلال_قطر 2016 pic.twitter.com/EBxaPtodZ6

— كتارا | Katara (@kataraqatar) February 24, 2016

During the annual event, which runs through Feb. 28, there are a range of activities that aim to highlight Qatar’s former agrarian past.

The offerings pertain to breeding and halal processes, but also to a wider audience of shoppers, as there’s a market of “halal” products of sale, including spices, perfumes, abayas, honey, Arabic coffee and supplies, swords, dates, dairy products, sweets and olive oil.

Halal Qatar festival

Baba Tamim

Halal Qatar festival

One popular feature among children appeared to be horse and camel rides.

There is also a collection of oryx, ostriches, falcons and other species of birds and animals on loan from the Al Kubaisi Reserve in Al Shamal.

The festival runs until Feb. 28 at Katara from 9am to noon and 3pm to 10pm. More information can be found online here.

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