PHOTOS: Eid al-Fitr morning prayers mark the end of Ramadan
Thousands of Muslims across Qatar - and around the world - have observed morning prayers at mosques and open grounds just after sunrise, closing out the month of Ramadan and beginning the three-day Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr.
After leading prayers in the morning, Qatar’s Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, began receiving sheikhs, ministers, armed forces chiefs and diplomats at Wajbah Palace shortly after prayer. His father, former Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, also received well wishers, QNA reports. Other Qatar residents began the day with the first daytime meal they’ve had in a month.
Eid is traditionally a time to visit family and friends, but in a push to increase tourism and also to cater to the thousand of expatriates here who don’t have family, Qatar has organized a slew of activities around Doha, including at Katara, Souq Waqif, and most of the major malls.
To explore what’s going on in Qatar this holiday, check out our Eid al-Fitr guide.
How will you be spending Eid?