Things To Do in Doha: June 4 - June 11

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We have exciting events lined up for you the second week of Ramadan! From Ramadan activities to Ramadan talks, activities at Losail, Ramadan tents, and more! We’ve got you covered! Our events list will be out every Sunday. Keep following ILQ for more event updates and information! For more information on Ramadan events visit Ramadan.qa 

Sunday June 4 - Sunday June 11

Ramadan Activities at Mall of Qatar! — Everyday till June 11


Get ready for a fantastic lineup of Ramadan activities at the Mall of Qatar! There’s a vast selection of restaurants for Iftar and Suhour you can choose from, and a number of other events and activities!

There’ll be a majlis serving fresh Arabic coffee and dates, live painting, calligraphy, henna, and even an oud band performing live!

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed
Price: It’s free
Venue: Mall of Qatar
Time: 8:00 pm onwards
Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/411936405859531/?acontext=   

Ramadan Talks and Lectures Events at MIA — Sunday-Saturday

In order to celebrate and observe the Holy Month, the Museum of Islamic Art will be hosting a series of talks and lectures throughout Ramadan. Although most follow a Ramadan theme, some talks also include Qatar as a topic. Some of the talks this week will be: Ramadan and Sport, Ramadan in the Past, Healthy Food and Ramadan, and more! Most of the lectures will take place in Arabic.



Here’s the schedule:



Ramadan and Sport
Mr. Ahmed Al Suliti
30/5/2017, 21:30 - 22:30
This lecture will be Arabic only.

Ramadan in the Past
Mr. Khalifa Al Said
3/6/2017, 21:30 - 22:30
This lecture will be Arabic only.

Discussion on Qatari Architecture – Modernism vs. Traditionalism
Dr. Hatim Ibrahim
4/6/2017, 21:30 - 22:30
This lecture will be Arabic only.

Healthy Food and Ramadan
A doctor from Hamad Hospital (TBC)
5/6/2017, 21:30 - 22:30
This lecture will be Arabic only.

Conservation of Urban Heritage in Qatar; Realities and Challenges
Dr. Djamal Boussa
6/6/2017, 21:30 - 22:30
This lecture will be Arabic only.

Ramadan and Morals
Dr. Aisha Al Mannai
8/6/2017, 21:30 - 22:30
This lecture will be Arabic only. 

Social and economic life in Qatar before oil
Dr. Mouein Sadek
10/6/2017, 21:30 - 22:30
This lecture will be Arabic only.

Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed!
Price: It’s free!
Venue: Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar
Time: 9:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Website: http://www.mia.org.qa/en/talks-and-lectures-events 

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: 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: 8:30 pm - 12:00 am
Visit their website for more details: http://www.lcsc.qa



Training at Losail Circuit Sports Club — Wednesday



Come and enjoy the free cycling, running and walking facilities at Losail International Circuit every Wednesday!

Car Park Area: Inside the Circuit next to the Paddock Restaurant Parking

Registration: Inside the Circuit in the Pit Garage 2

Rules:

Cyclists must use the track in an anti-clockwise direction, cycling on the inside of the track, overtaking to the left.

Runners and walkers can use the track in a clockwise direction on the outer track, between the blue line and fence. Crossing of the track is not permitted without the safety marshal's permission.

All cyclists (including small children) must wear a helmet and closed-toe shoes when using the track. A small rental fee will be charged for bicycles: QR 35 for 1st hour, QR 40 for 2nd hour

Anyone under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed

Price: It’s free! 

Venue: Losail International Circuit, Doha

Time: 8:30 pm - 12:00 am (Ramadan timings)

Visit their website for more details: http://www.lcsc.qa



Filipino Fitness & Health in Qatar Iftar Drive — Thursday

The Filipino Fitness & Health in Qatar group (FFHQ) is organizing a campaign called the Iftar Drive 2017 for Ramadan.

The purpose of this Iftar Drive is to spread awareness among commuters to drive safe and not rush home to break their fast. Volunteers will be distributing Iftar packs to those stuck in traffic, so they are able to break their fast!

List of the required items to be donated by any members/volunteers:

  • 350ml bottled water
  • 150ml or 250ml assorted tetrapack juices
  • Dates (small packets)
  • Small twister bags (zipper bags-size 260 L x 180) to pack the items
  • Biscuits (maamoul)

Please confirm the quantity of the item(s) you would like to donate over the phone/through private message.

The target for this campaign is to have at least 1000 packets to be distributed probably along Ramada area or Airport (Family Food Centre) along intersections.

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed

Venue: Street 23, Industrial Area

Time: 9:30 pm - 12:00 am 

For donations and volunteering, please call: (+974) 33853103 / (+974) 30257406



Kandies on a Kayak - Garangao — Friday 



Are you looking for a Garangao get-away with your kids? This is the perfect Garangao adventure! The 365 Adventures organizers have hidden a candy basket somewhere in the mangroves for your kids to find on a kayak! Join in the fun with your friends and family on this post-sunset kayak tour to celebrate Garangao!

Tour includes:

  • Two kayaking tour options available (Sunset Iftar 5:00 pm or Suhour at 8:00 pm)
  • Bathroom/Changing facilities
  • BBQ set-up available
  • Water bottles are provided

Agenda:

Meet at Al Meera in Al Thakhira (Northern side of Al Khor) at 4:00 pm sharp or 7:00 pm, depending on your tour, where you’ll follow the Kayak Tour Guide to the launch point. After reaching the launch point, groups are divided into two - 5:00 pm paddlers and 7:00 pm paddlers.

Ticket purchase: Online

Price: QR 200 per Adult, QR 150 per child between the age of 6 to 12, children under 6 for free, QR 50 additional per adult for the BBQ kit

Venue: Al Thakhira Mangroves, Doha, Qatar
Time: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Call for inquiries: (+974) 70086008
For cash bookings please book here: http://bit.ly/365Cash
For online payments please book here: https://www.aynatickets.com/event/eventdetail/171
Website: https://365adventures.me

Candy Cruise – Garangou Iftar — Friday

Experience a unique Garangao adventure with a Dhow cruise around the Corniche! Take your kids, friends, and family and enjoy a delicious barbecue with a spectacular view!



Includes:

Initial dhow cruise 30 minutes, Dhow Harbor to Safliyah Island
Iftar while passing the Doha city skyline
BBQ buffet (includes chicken and lamb)


Departure at 5:30 pm, Drop off at 8:00 pm

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed

Price: QR 90 per adult, QR 30 per kid under 10 years old

Venue: Dhow Harbor, Doha
, Qatar
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Call for inquiries: (+974) 70086008

For cash bookings please book here: http://bit.ly/365Cash
For online payments please book here: https://www.aynatickets.com/event/eventdetail/176

Website: https://365adventures.me

Paws Rescue Qatar Indoor Table Top Sale — Friday

Paws Rescue Qatar, the animal welfare not-for-profit, is holding an indoor table top sale to fundraise for the homeless animals of Qatar. This is a great family event, with face painting for the kids, homemade goodies, crafts, and other vendors selling their wares. 

Payment for tables required in advance.All proceeds go to Paws Rescue Qatar. Thank you for your support!

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed
Price:
 Entrance is free, but tables are QR 50
Venue: Al Ain Gardens Compound (near Doha British School Ain Khaled)
Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Website: http://www.pawsrescueqatar.org 
Contact:  hello@pawsrescueqatar.org

MIA Park Bazaar Ramadan Edition — Saturday

During the Holy Month of Ramadan, the popular Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Park Bazaar will be open every Saturday from 5:00 pm to midnight. There will be around 150 different stalls, reminiscent of a traditional souq! See you there!

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed

Price: It’s free!

Venue: MIA Park, Doha, Qatar

Time: 5:00 pm - 12:00 am

Website: http://www.mia.org.qa/en/mia-park/park-bazaar


☾★☆RAMADAN TENTS☆★☽

Streets of Arabia at Doha Marriott Hotel — June 1-June 27



Enjoy Doha Marriott’s authentic Majilis-style lobby tent showcasing traditional henna art, falconry, and an Arabic tea and coffee station. Shisha will also be available outside at The View terrace. Also, our Resident Camels will be joining us…

For pricing, please visit http://www.ramadan.qa/

Tel: (+974) 4429 8499
Website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/dohmc-doha-marriott-hotel/ 

Ottoman Ramadan at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Doha - Old Town — June 1-June 27

During the month of Ramadan, L2 restaurant will get a special Arabic touch – a hint of tradition infused by Turkish dishes, finished off with the tales of the Ottoman Empire. Head over for the ultimate Ottoman Ramadan!

For pricing, please visit http://www.ramadan.qa/ 

Tel: (+974) 5079 3203
Website: http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/qatar/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-doha-old-town-DOHOTDI/about/index.html 

Crowne Plaza Doha - The Business Park — June 1-June 27

Celebrate this Ramadan with a traditional Iftar buffet at Aramede, along with international dishes and Arabic specialties. For Sohour, enjoy an exclusive range of shisha flavours at Arguelina Lounge with a special menu.

For pricing, please visit http://www.ramadan.qa/ 

Tel: (+974) 4408 7788
Website: https://www.facebook.com/CrownePlazaDohaTheBusinessPark/ 

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