To entertain its visitors with fun family-friendly activities, Doha Festival City will host an exciting mini-golf contest encouraging all visitors to share the joy
Doha, Qatar – 25 January 2021: Doha Festival City, Qatar's one and only choice for shopping, dining, and entertainment, will launch a mini-golf activation on 24th January, open to all members of the family keen to try their hand at miniature golf. Mini-golf will be open for three months, until the 24th of April.
The mini-golf competition will be hosted in a dedicated 450-square-metre area near Café Ladurée on the first floor of the Mall. The mini golf will be open between 2pm and 10pm on weekdays, and from 2pm to 11:30 pm during the weekend. To participate, shoppers will need to register and purchase a ticket for QR30 each.
The most thorough safety guidelines will be applied at the activation area. Each participant will be able to play nine holes for the game.
The competition will be held with the following rules: maximum three players will be allowed to play per golf hole, with each shot counted as one point till the ball goes into the respective numbered hole. A player can make 4 shots per hole maximum. The use of hands, legs, or any other means to ease the shoot will lead to direct disqualification, as it will only be allowed to use the putter head to shoot the ball. A one-point penalty will be applied for reshooting if a ball goes out of bounds or to the sand area. Kids below 12 will have to score 22 points or more to be counted among the winners; the bar will be higher for adults who must score 18 or more to win. A Wall of Fame will be set at the mini-golf area, featuring the Top-10 players of each activation day, and the Winner of The Day will be selected among the Top-10.
While the activity will be open for all adults and children, Doha Festival City will also make this experience even more pleasant for ladies with a special ladies-only day organized each week, on Tuesday from 2 to 10pm. Children below 12 years old will be allowed to join as well.
Robert Hall, Doha Festival City’s General Manager, said: “We are excited to unveil our new mini-golf contest, enhancing our entertainment offering and making it truly memorable. The launch of this entertainment activity is in line with our goal to offer the most diverse choice of activities, promoting sports and active lifestyle and making sure each visitor finds something special in the safest of environments. We hope our customers will enjoy this experience and create new memories in the one and only festival city.”.
During the mini-golf competition at Festival City, the stringiest safety protocols will be applied. All customers will be required to show their green EHTERAZ app at the entrance to the activation areas, and to wear masks during their visit to Doha Festival City and the mini-golf zone. Social distancing stickers have been placed throughout the mall and activation areas to ensure customers are following the safe distance measures. All staff and event organizers will be wearing masks and gloves. Sanitization of all activation areas will be completed after each use, and no more than 27 people will be allowed in the area at a time. Children must be always accompanied by parents or guardians.
Doha Festival City opening hours are Saturday to Wednesday from 10am to 10 pm, and Thursday to Friday from 10am to 11pm. Children of all ages are now allowed to enter the mall. In line with the preventative measures set out by the authorities, Doha Festival City has introduced stringent health and safety measures throughout the mall for its staff and visitors. This includes a thorough mall disinfection treatment on a weekly basis, robust cleaning, and sanitization operations during mall trading hours, 127 hand sanitizing stations installed in the areas that have commonly touched surfaces.