Things To Do in Doha: April 2 - April 10

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We have exciting events lined up for you this week! From the Qatar Food Festival, new gym openings, film screenings under the stars and more! We’ve got you covered! Our events list will be out every Sunday. Keep following ILQ for more event updates and information! 

April 2 Sunday - April 10 Monday 


Foodex Qatar — Sunday-Tuesday

If you love food as much as we do, then you should check out Qatar’s first International Exhibition for Food, Beverages, and Process Technology! 

Due to the vast number of expats that live in Qatar, Foodex Qatar will strengthen the Qatari food industry to meet the standards of rising expatriate population, tourism, and developing tastes of Western foods. This means more product variety from our home countries! 

Be sure to check it out!


Ticket purchase: No tickets needed
Price: It’s free!
Venue: Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, DECC, Qatar
Time: 10:00 am
Register to visit here: http://www.foodexqatar.com/register-now.html
For more information: talkofthemonth@qm.org.qa  

DFI Cinema Under the Stars: Dari Qatar at QIFF — Sunday-Tuesday

Who wouldn’t want to watch a film under the stars? If you missed watching #DariQatar: A film by all of us, a documentary showcasing the lives of different people in Doha, then head over to the Qatar International Food Festival on April 1st and 4th, 7 PM at Hotel Park – in front of The Sheraton Hotel Doha and enjoy a film made by all of us! 

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed
Price: It’s free! (first come, first serve)

Venue: Qatar International Food Festival, Hotel Park – in front of The Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel
Time: 7:00 pm 

Ladies Training Days at Losail International Circuit — Tuesday

Girls just wanna have fun! The Losail International Circuit will be hosting Ladies Training Days twice a month!

The Losail track will be open only for ladies to be able to exercise in one of the largest venues in Doha with privacy, as well as enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, such as cycling, walking, running or rollerblading

Bicycles and gear will be available so ladies won’t have to bring their personal cycles from home. There will be special trainers available to provide yoga lessons, a mini-bootcamp; walking, jogging and other activities. There will also be an allocated area for children. A small rental fee for bicycles will be charged starting from March 7, 2017: QR 35 for 1st hour, QR 40 for 2nd hour

You will be asked to complete a registration form and sign a waiver. 

Distance: The Track is 5.31km long. You can do as many laps as you like during the scheduled time

Security: There will be an abaya and bag check-in station. No men will be allowed inside the track area. CCTV will only be monitored by female staff.

*Please note only boys under 9 years of age will be allowed inside the track.*

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed

Price: It’s free! 

Venue: Losail International Circuit, Doha
Time: 5:00 pm
Visit their website for more details: http://www.lcsc.qa

Doha Community Workout with lululemon and Jawaher Al Fardan  — Thursday 

To celebrate the recent launch of lululemon, Mall Of Qatar, lululemon is inviting the community of Doha to stretch, flex and embrace #thesweatlife! Join lululemon and Jawaher Al Fardan at the park of the iconic Museum of Islamic Art, on Saturday, 8th April for a large scale yoga session and to set their morning intentions, starting spring as they mean to go on! This is one event not to be missed!

To register for the complimentary community workout on the 8th April, please visit the @lululemondoha Facebook page to register through their eventbrite link.

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed

Price: It’s free! 

Venue: Museum of Islamic Art Park, Doha
Time: 8:00 am
Email for more information: carmen@tohpr.com 

8th Annual Qatar International Food Festival — Sunday-Saturday


Food, food, and more food! Qatar’s annual food festival is back for its eight consecutive year to attract all the foodies! 

The festival will be chance for Qatar’s community to taste flavors from all over the globe while also enjoying entertainment such as appearances from celebrity chefs, contests, and family-friendly activities! 

This time QIFF 2017 will be held at the Hotel Park, across from the Sheraton Grand Hotel Doha. QIFF will be on from March 29 - April 8! We look forward to seeing you there!

Ticket purchase: ​No tickets needed

Price: It’s free!

Venue: The Hotel Park, Doha, Qatar
Time: 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm (weekdays) 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm (weekends)
Visit their website for more details: http://www.qifoodfestival.qa/

Photoshoot For a Cause — Friday  



The photoshoot for a cause has been organized for Vedasto Timotheo C. Marmol, a 2-year-old boy who has many severe health complications such cerebral palsy, epilepsy, and brain damage. The proceeds will help support his medical treatment, which includes different types of therapy. 

The event is an open fashion photoshoot that all amateur and professional photographers are invited to attend. 

Please try to attend and help their family! It’s for a good cause. 

Ticket purchase: At the door
Price: Minimum QR100 (registration)
Venue: Grand Regal Hotel, Doha
Time: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/321570748245061/

Gymmito Grand Opening Community Event — Saturday


For gym buffs — no pun intended — there’s a new gym in town, and it goes by the name of Gymmito! 

Gymmito has prepared an exciting event to challenge you, your family and friends! Pick your favorite class, put on your sports shoes and join them this coming weekend! 

Of course, you can take photos with their instructors and share your memories on Social Media with #GymmitoGrandOpening.

See you soon at Gymmito!

Make sure to register your attendance through the link below. Special offers to anyone who registers for the event. Hurry up, spaces are limited!



Ticket purchase: No tickets needed

Price: It’s free!

Venue: Qanat Quartier, The Pearl-Qatar 

Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/iishbxOLgE7d4Xmq1



2nd Annual Smart Parking Qatar — Monday (April 10)

We all know that the parking situation in Doha is a bit of a hassle for commuters. Thankfully the Smart Parking Conference aims to target this issue!



The 2nd Annual Smart Parking Qatar conference will be discussing the 2017 parking master plan that will be issued by the Ministry of Transport & Communication. With five years to Qatar World Cup 2022, the requirement for adequate car parks and parking facilities is increasing exponentially, so the conference will also aim to identify the different opportunities available for the FIFA World Cup 2022.



Ticket purchase: Online

Venue: Intercontinental Hotel the City, Doha, Qatar

Time: 8:00 am

Find details and register here: http://smartparkingqatar.com/ 



Which events will you be attending this week? Comment below!