Saturday, August 10, 2013

Heritage Village Eid Festivities

We headed to Heritage Village, which is based on a traditional Qatari village.  It was built in 2001 and is only open for holidays and festivals, and we have never managed to visit it.  We went for their Eid festivities.  We took a picnic to the neighboring park, and we were quickly drenched in summer sweat.  

The kids were more impressed with the swings and sand than the people dressed up as Popeye characters dancing on the stage of the heavily air conditioned tent.  There were also kids performing traditional dances, but we didn't watch for long.

From the rotunda on the little lake where we ate

In front of the dhow model carver

Other traditional handicrafts

Enjoying  the swings

A dhow

Along a "street" in the village

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