Things To Do in Doha: May 28 - June 4

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Ramadan Kareem! 

We have exciting events lined up for you the first week of Ramadan! From Ramadan Festivals to Ramadan Camps, 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 

May 28 Sunday — June 4 Sunday

3rd Edition of Katara Beach Volleyball Championship — Everyday till June 16

Are you ready for some beach volleyball?! Katara Cultural Village is hosting its third beach volleyball championship during Ramadan! Join now to compete for the winning prize money: QR 30,000! 

Terms and Conditions:

1. Registration will start on Wednesday, 17/5/2017
2. The championship is open for males only, aged 18 years old and above.
3. Registration is open to all nationalities, Qatari citizens and expatriates alike. Expatriates must possess a valid resident permit.
4. The player must not be listed in any club under the competitions of Qatar Volleyball Federation (indoor or beach volleyball) at least for the season of 2016/2017.
5. The participant must be medically fit and be responsible for his own physical fitness.
6. The participating teams should be named after the cities and the regions in the State of Qatar.
7. Each team consists of (6) players only. (4) players on the court and (2) players as substitutes.
8. Registration is not valid unless a minimum of 4 players are registered for the championship.
9. Teams must ensure that their respective uniforms are consistent, with shirts numbered on the front as well as on the back.
10. Each participating team is required to pay an insurance amount of QR 1,000 in cash. If the team doesn’t violate the rules and regulations throughout the championship, the amount will be refunded after the tournament.
11. A personal photo and a copy of a valid ID are required (valid until the end of the tournament). 

Championship Awards

The organizing committee will award the first 3 winning teams only:
• First: awarding cup + financial award worth 30,000 QAR
• Second: a financial award worth 20,000 QAR
• Third: a financial award worth 10,000 QAR 

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed
Price: It’s free! (QR 1000 must be paid per team as insurance - will be refunded at the end)
Venue: Katara Cultural Village beach, Doha, Qatar
Time: 9:30 pm
Website: https://goo.gl/0AYgwL

Al Shaqab Ramadan Camp! — Everyday till June 22

Get ready to giddy up this Ramadan at Al Shaqab, a world-class equestrian facility in Qatar! Al Shaqab is offering a Ramadan Camp for a fourth year, giving children ages 3 to 17 the opportunity to participate in various equine-related activities. The camp, which is organized by Al Shaqab’s Equine Education Department, includes four weeklong sessions running from May 27 to June 22 2017.

The camp will be held for two different groups. The first, for children ages 3 to 5, and the second for those ages 6 to 17. The first group, which meets from 2:30 pm to 5:00 pm, will take part in activities such as arts and crafts, pony rides, horsemanship, and horse games. The second group, which meets from 9:00 pm to 11:30 pm, will have daily riding lessons, plus a choice of two supplemental lessons in either basic grooming and feeding, lunge (balance), carriage (drive) or bucking horse. Both groups meet six days a week throughout the session at Al Shaqab.

To ensure the best experience for the young riders, the number of participants per week will be restricted to 80 places for the first group and 192 places for the second.

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed
Price: QR 600 per child for ages 3-5, QR 900 per child for ages 6-17
Venue: Al Shaqab, Qatar Foundation, Doha, Qatar
Time: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm for ages 3-5, 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm for ages 6-17
Website: www.alshaqab.com

Katara Ramadan Festival  — Everyday till June 24

In order to celebrate and observe the Holy Month, Katara Cultural Village will be hosting the Katara Ramadan Festival! There will be a variety of lectures, exhibitions, competitions, entertainment, and educational activities for people to participate in.

Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed!
Price: It’s free!
Venue: Katara Cultural Village, Doha, Qatar
Time: Timings vary, most events start after Tarawih, check the link below to find out more 
Website: http://www.katara.net/en/whats-on/events/Festivals/Katara%20Ramadan%20Festival/2290 

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

Ramadan Sports Festival 2017 — Thursday-June 14

This Ramadan there are a whole of sporting events taking place! Aspire is hosting a diverse sports program over two weeks, with fantastic prizes awaiting the winners!

Men’s competitions include basketball, football, cricket and volleyball. Hockey will be held in collaboration with Qatar Hockey Federation. Juniors will get to play futsal!

In collaboration with the Qatar Women’s Sport Committee, a volleyball competition will be taking place. There will also be a table tennis challenge, held in partnership with the Qatar Paralympic Committee.

Schedule

Basketball (Men)
Dates: June 10 - 14
Venue: Aspire Dome (Multi-purpose Hall 1) 

Volleyball (Men)
Dates: June 1 - 7
Venue: Aspire Dome, Volleyball Court

Football (Men)
Dates: June 7 - 14
Venue: Warm-up Track

Cricket (Men)
Dates: June 1 - 3
Venue: Warm-up Track

Junior Futsal (14 – 16 years)
Dates: June 10 - 14
Venue: Aspire Dome (Multipurpose Hall 2) 

Volleyball (Women)
Dates: June  3 -7
Venue: Ladies Sports Hall

Table Tennis (special needs, men)
Date: June 3
Venue: Aspire Dome (Multi-purpose Hall 1)

Hockey (Men)
Dates: June 4 -7
Venue: Aspire Dome (Multi-purpose Hall 1) 

In addition, a Ramadan-long walking competition will be held in Aspire Dome for all ages and genders. The venue will be open daily from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm to 11:30 pm. Entry point will be from the back entrance near Hamad Aquatic Center.

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed
Price: It’s free
Venue: Aspire Zone, Doha, Qatar
Time:
9:30 pm - 12:00 am
Website: http://www.lifeinaspire.qa/eventdetails.aspx?lang=en&id=136#.WSqy-xN97wd
Inquiries: events@aspirelogistics.qa

Potluck Iftar & Kayaking — Saturday

A super unique and cool way to spend an Iftar is at Al Thakhira Mangroves! There will be a potluck Iftar at the beach with a majlis setup, and you get to choose from two kayaking tour options: pre-Iftar at 5:00 pm or post-Iftar at 7:00 pm. Solo and tandem kayaks will be available. The kayaking will be 90-minutes long.

Tour includes:
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, 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: At the door
Price: QR200 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
Website: https://365adventures.me 

 ☾★☆RAMADAN TENTS☆★☽

Ramadan at The Diplomatic Club — May 27-June 27

Experience Ramadan evenings amidst the aroma of freshly-cooked food with an Iftar buffet at Al-Sayyad, or an a-La-carte menu at Nassayem. Get the maximum feel of Ramadan by organizing private and corporate events.

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

Tel: (+974) 4484 7412
Website: http://www.thediplomaticclub.com 

Four Seasons Ramadan Tent — May 27-June 27

The culinary experience includes extensive Iftar and Sohour menus featuring traditional Ramadan cuisine, complemented by an array of delicious international dishes, including 25 buffets and live cooking stations.

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

Tel: (+974) 4494 8600
Website: http://press.fourseasons.com/doha/hotel-news/2017/ramadan/ 

The Sultan's Tent at W Doha Hotel & Residences — May 27-June 27

Revive the traditions of Ramadan and experience the rich flavours, scents, and sounds of the Holy Month at The Sultan’s Tent. Explore ‘A Taste from Qatar by Chef Nawal Al Sayed’, a dedicated station featuring the best of Qatari cuisine.

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

Tel: (+974) 4453 5135
Website: http://www.whoteldoha.com/ramadan 

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