Things To Do In Doha: September 3 - September 10

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In case you missed out on some Eid events over the weekend, don’t fret! There’s still quite a few events happening this week! Check out our event roundup for some inspiration! From Eid festivals to kayaking, comedy festivals to calligraphy workshops, 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 visit iloveqatar.net/events 

September 3 Sunday — September 10 Sunday

Eid Al Adha Festival at Katara — Sunday till September 4

Celebrate this Eid at the Katara Eid Al-Adha Festival! Experience ancient history and the beauty of the Arabian wonders and tales through breathtaking performances that integrate theatrical drama with reality!

1st Show: 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Eidiyet Katara: 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
2nd Show: 7:45 pm - 8:15 pm
Eidiyet Katara: 8:15 pm - 9:00 pm
3rd Show: 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fireworks: 9:30 pm - 9:45 pm

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed 

Price: It’s free!

Venue: Katara Cultural Village

Time: 6:30 pm - 9:45 pm

For more information visit: http://www.katara.net/en/whats-on/events/Festivals/Eid%20Al%20Adha%20Festival/2306

Acrobatic Ballet Group — Sunday till September 5

There are a lot of amazing performances happening around Doha this Eid! Experience a performance full of grace, talent, and skill with the Acrobatic Ballet Group at various malls in Qatar! 

Day 1 of Eid at Al Khor Mall
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm, 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm, 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Day 2 of Eid at Mall of Qatar
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm, 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm, 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Day 3 of Eid at Al Khor Mall
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm, 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm, 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Day 4 of Eid at Mall of Qatar
2:00pm – 2:30pm, 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm, 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Day 5 of Eid at Lagoona Mall
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm, 6:30 pm – 7:00 pm, 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed 

Price: It’s free!

Venue: Listed above

Time: Listed above

For more information visit: https://www.visitqatar.qa/calendar

Eid Paddling Festival — Sunday till September 9

An extra special Full Moon Kayaking at the Al Thakhira Mangroves for Eid al-Adha is probably one of the best outdoor adventures you’ll experience in Qatar! You can invite your friends, socialize, and even prepare your BBQ on the beach! Don't miss it, wind and tides conditions are perfect! 

You will be given a tour about the area and you'll learn about the history and significance of mangroves in the ecosystem. You can choose any day between September 1 and 9 to participate in the kayaking adventure.

  • Meet at 4:00 pm at Al Meera in Al Thakhira
  • American Coast Guard certified lifejackets and a mandatory paddling lesson will be provided. 
  • Portable toilets, changing rooms, water, juice, electricity will all be available!

Ticket purchase: At the door

Price: Adults with BBQ setup QR 250 / Adults without BBQ setup, QR 200 / Kids under 12, QR 120 QR / Kids under 6, QR 80 - 10% off is available for groups of more than 10 people.
Registration: To register, visit entalek.rezdy.com (payment is NOT online)
Venue: Al Thakhira Mangroves, Al Khor 

Time: 4:00 am

For more information visit: http://www.discoverarabia.com
Contact: WhatsApp Lorelei (+974) 66645395

Other Events

Doha Comedy Festival — September 3 (TODAY!)

The Comedy Festival is happening tonight! For everyone who has purchased tickets, have fun! For those who missed the opportunity - no worries, there will definitely be more! 

The Doha Comedy Festival is back for a 4th edition! Hosted by Hamad Al-Amari, the comedic lineup includes world-renowned comedian Maz Jobrani, the biggest English speaking comedian in India, Vir Das, the king of Lebanese comedy Nemr, and the pioneer of Palestinian-American standup comedy Mo Amer! This cultural mashup is sure to crack you up!

Ticket purchase: Online

Price: QR 45 Silver, QR 99 Gold, QR 149 Platinum, QR 199 VIP, QR 395 Royal
Time: 8:00 pm
Website: https://tickets.virginmegastore.me/qa/music/5047/doha-comedy-festival

Art of Forgiveness Workshop — Wednesday, September 6
 (NEW)

Want to get rid of the bad vibes in your life? This is the perfect workshop for you! If you want your aura to be cleansed and you’re in need of some closure, you should definitely check out this workshop at Shangri-La this week!

Price: It’s free!

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed

Venue: Shangri-La Hotel, Doha
Time: 5:00 pm

For more information visit: http://www.yoganality.org
RSVP: WhatsApp (+974) 7787 9777

Balkan Nights Doha — Saturday, September 9
 (NEW)

Get ready for some crazy tunes at the Melia this weekend with DJ Scorpius! It’s the opening of the new Balkan Nights season!

Conditions apply:

• Door opens at 8:00 pm till 2:00 am
• Happy Hour from 9:00 pm till 11:00 pm
• QR 50 entrance fee - Cash only
• 21 years and above
• Original ID or Passport required 

Ticket purchase: At the door

Venue: Melia Hotel, Westbay, Doha
Time: 9:00 pm

For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/Balkan-Nights-Doha-379858715532102/
For reservations call: (+974) 5059 4645

Beginners Kufic for Women — Sunday, September 10
 (NEW)

Every Sunday and Wednesday from September 10 to October 29, you can learn more about writing ‘Kufic.’ Many Qurans are written in Kufic calligraphy which is  characterized by its bold and vertical letters and comes is several types (for example eastern Kufic or western Kufic). Join this workshop to learn this early and beautiful script.

Ticket purchase: Online

Venue: Museum of Islamic Art, Education Center
Time: 5:00 pm

For more information visit: http://www.qm.org.qa/en/beginners-kufic-women

Qatar Summer Festival Entertainment City — Everyday till September 5

ICYMI: Have fun this summer at Qatar Summer Festival’s Entertainment City! Awesome rides, tons of games, life-size fun, and even live shows EVERY day! It’s non-stop entertainment at the QSF Entertainment City! Don’t miss out it ends this week!

Ticket purchase: At the door

Price: QR 15 to enter

Venue: Doha Exhibition & Convention Center

Time: 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm

For more information visit: https://www.visitqatar.qa/calendar/events-calendar/june/entertainment-city.html

Tamim the glorious by Ahmed Almaadheed — Everyday till September 10

ICYMI: You know the amazing images of the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani all over Doha? The W Hotel Doha and Ahmed bin Majed bring you the art exhibition you’ve been waiting for! You can see the original piece and more of Ahmed bin Majed’s work at the W Doha! He’s added a number of new images — so be sure to check it out!



Ticket purchase: No tickets needed

Price: It’s free!

Venue: W Hotel Doha, 29th floor

Time: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Skate Girls of Kabul Exhibition — Everyday till October 21


ICYMI: Check out the super compelling photo exhibition by Jessica Fulford-Dobson, the Skate Girls of Kabul. This exhibition tells the extraordinary story of Afghan girls who took up skateboarding, thanks to an Afghan charity that provides skate parks as a hook to get children from disadvantaged families back into the educational system.

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed

Price: It’s free!

Venue: Katara Cultural Village
Time: Saturday - Thursday: 8:00pm to 12:00 am, Friday - closed


Eid Promotions


Celebrate Eid al Adha at The Ritz-Carlton — Everyday till September 5

This Eid, choose between a delectable brunch or an appetizing buffet selection at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha! 

Eid Al Adha Brunch

Buffet choice of hot and cold mezzeh, Middle Eastern food and desserts. Interactive sessions for kids.

Price: QR 350 per person inclusive of house beverages, QR 195 inclusive of soft beverages, QR 100 for kids aged 5-12 years.
When: 31 August and 1 September, 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Eid Al Adha Buffet

Highlights: Lunch and dinner options. Buffet, international cuisine.

Price: QR 350 per person inclusive of house beverages, QR 195 inclusive of soft beverages, QR 100 for kids aged 5 – 12 years.
When: 2 – 5 September, 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm


Location: The Ritz-Carlton, West Bay, Doha
Tel for reservations: (+974) 4484 8000
Website: https://www.facebook.com/ritzcarltondoha/

Eid Holiday offer at W Doha Hotel — Everyday till September 30

Why go far this Eid Al-Adha when you can relax right here in Doha? With the W Doha’s Eid holidays package you'll enjoy:

  • Breakfast at Market restaurant
  • Wi-Fi internet access
  • Early check-in and late check-out (subject to availability)
  • 20% dining and spa discount
  • Rates from QR 599 per room per night

Offer valid until September 30, 2017.


Location: W Doha Hotel & Residences
Tel: (+974) 4453 5000
Website: http://www.whoteldoha.com/Eid 

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