Thousands of Qatar residents congregated at mosques and prayer areas around the country early this morning for Eid prayers, beginning this year’s Eid al-Fitr celebrations.
The prayers took place around 5:15am, and in some areas, women and children distributed balloons and candy to young ones.
Throughout the day, some residents said they’ve been taking it easy, deterred by the high winds and blowing dust, which severely reduced visibility on the roads this afternoon:
— Khanan (@alikhanan) July 28, 2014
— Ministry of Interior (@MOI_QatarEn) July 28, 2014
Others who ventured out went to visit the newly opened Pearl-Qatar cinema, among other things:
How is your Eid holiday going? Thoughts?