Qatari's flocked for haircuts as hairdressers reopened after closing in March to contain coronavirus in Qatar.
04 August 2020, 12:00 AM
31 August 2020, 12:00 AM
Salons were permitted to open as part of an easing of COVID-19 restrictions, meaning people were able to have haircuts in time for the Eid Al-Adha, which began Thursday.
Though salons were permitted to open from Tuesday, most were initially unable to receive customers as coronavirus tests for all staff and official permits were required first.
Jordanian migrant worker Osama who went with his son to the Arizona Saloon, “"(Our last haircut) was four months back so I'm happy, especially with it being Eid, it's a tradition to have a haircut and buy new clothes."
On al-Matar al-Kadeem Street in southeast Doha, hundreds of men and boys had their first haircuts in months in one of the two dozen barbershops that line the busy commercial road
Hairdressers are limited to 30 percent capacity, and all staff must wear masks and undergo coronavirus testing, while customers must make appointments.
Dozens of hairdressers and barbers queued with masseurs, personal trainers and beauticians -- professions also subject to mandatory screening -- at a Doha sports club as they waited to be tested for $100 each.