It’s business as usual for both merchants and consumers attending the second edition of the Doha Trade Fair 2020 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC). The 10-day event, which opened on 1st October 2020, is considered to be the first ever exhibition which opened to the public after the Qatari government has lifted the restrictions on public gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic. For many of the visitors, life must go on amid the pandemic. And for merchants, the trade fair offers them a boost of confidence that better business is coming. Hassan Joumah, Executive Manager of Qatar Marketers, one of the organisers for the event, said around 30,000 people have already visited the trade fair since it opened last week. “Around 5,000 to 6,000 visitors are coming daily. So far, around 30,000 people have already visited the trade fair. And we take the security of everyone very seriously. Customers without Etheraz and face mask are not allowed inside. This is the first exhibition after six months, and we’re seeing too many customers. About 90 percent of the customers are Qataris. We’re hoping that this edition of Doha Trade Fair will even exceed the success of the previous event,” Joumah added.