Thousands of people from across the country got together to perform the Eid Al Adha prayers at the Education City Stadium.
The decision was made to hold the Eid Al Adha prayer in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Stadium following the huge turnout during the Eid Al Fitr prayer, when the actual number of worshipers exceeded 35,000, while the expected numbers was 18000.
The Stadium is situated within Qatar Foundation and is now a permanent site for Eid Al Fitr and Eid Al Adha prayers, as it has the highest levels of safety and capacity to host large number of visitors.
The Operations and Technical Affairs Specialist at Al Minaretein Centre, Mohammed Saad, said “It is customary to hold Eid prayers at the Education City Mosque, but given the growing number of worshipers and visitors, a larger place had to be found to accommodate them.”
He explained that following Eid Al Fitr, visitors signalled their satisfaction with the experience and acoustics within the stadium. The decision to host Eid prayers in the stadium was made in coordination with Ministry of Endowments (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs.
After the prayer, a range of educational and entertaining activities such as face painting and games, including food and refreshments were offered.