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Eid Al Fitr Celebrations - Doha

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Traditional Eid celebrations were held in Souk Waqif at the heart of Doha. Saudi Dabke Troupe performed for the crowds, with many joining the dancing & singing. Qatar. 8th November 2011
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Fanar Islamic Cultural Center, completed in 2005 by local contractor Al Jaber, was flood lit over the Eid holidays. This central place of Islamic worship & education was a focal point during the religious holiday. Qatar. 8th November 2011
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Saudi Dabke Troupe performed for the crowds. The two lead dancers were full of energy, encouraging the crowds to join in the traditional dance from the Levant.
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Saudi Dabke Troupe performed traditional Bedouin music and dance. Qatar. 8th November 2011
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Traditional Eid celebrations were held in Souk Waqif at the heart of Doha Bedouin music and dance were performed for the crowds until late into the night. Qatar. 8th November 2011
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Traditional Eid celebrations were held in Souk Waqif at the heart of Doha Bedouin music and dance were performed for the crowds until late into the night. Qatar. 8th November 2011
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Traditional Eid celebrations were held in Souk Waqif at the heart of Doha Bedouin music and dance were performed for the crowds until late into the night. Qatar. 8th November 2011
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08/11
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Traditional Eid celebrations were held in Souk Waqif at the heart of Doha Bedouin music and dance were performed for the crowds until late into the night. Qatar. 8th November 2011
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Saad Gomaa performed on an outdoor stage. Starting at 21:00. Hugly popular with locals and other Arabs the stand was quickly filled to capacity. Many in the audience danced, clapped and waved Saudi and Syrian nation
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Classical Bedouin music was performed on an outdoor stage. The preformance started at 21:00. Hugly popular with locals and other Arabs the stand was quickly filled to capacity. Many in the audience danced, clapped and waved Saudi and Syrian nation
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Families came to listen to the traditional Bedouin music. Many were dancing, singing along, waving flags and clapping. This was a great celebration of Arab culture.
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  • Eid Al Fitr Celebrations  Doha
  • Eid Al Fitr Celebrations  Doha
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  • Eid Al Fitr Celebrations  Doha
  • Eid Al Fitr Celebrations  Doha
  • Eid Al Fitr Celebrations  Doha
  • Eid Al Fitr Celebrations  Doha
  • Eid Al Fitr Celebrations  Doha
  • Eid Al Fitr Celebrations  Doha

Traditional Eid celebrations were held in Souk Waqif at the heart of Doha Bedouin music and dance were performed for the crowds until late into the night. Qatar. 8th November 2011

Traditional Bedouin music and dance were performed for the crowds in celebration of the end of the Islamic Eid Al Fitr (celebration of the sacrifice).

Saudi Dabke Troupe performed the sword dance many times on the specially erected stage right in the heart of Souk Waqif.

Many of the Arabs watching broke into spontaneous dance, with many others singing and clapping along to the music.

The Saudi Dabke Troupe were accompanied by a vocalist, drums, violin and Oud playing.

Saudi folklore singer Saad Gomaa performed on the main stage adjacent to Souk Waqif. This event commenced at 9:00pm and was packed out well before the performance began. He was accompanied by traditional drummers, violin, saxophone and our players, as well as backing singers. Many of the spectators danced, sang and waved Saudi and Syrian national flags, with almost everyone else singing and clapping.

The ISF (Internal Security Forces) provided efficient crowd control to ensure the family event passed off without incident.

Qatar TV covered the event for local and regional television audiences. This type of cultural event is very popular among the Arabs, especially the Gulf Arabs of Qatar and Saudi Arabia.

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