Things To Do in Doha this week: January 29 - February 5

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We have exciting events lined up for you this week! From CATS the Musical live in Qatar to beautiful fireworks displays, thrilling bike races, and more! We’ve got you covered! Our events list will be out every Sunday. Keep following ILQ for more event updates and information! 

January 29 Sunday - February 5 Sunday

Real Madrid Foundation Campus Experience Qatar 2017 — Sunday-Tuesday 

Get the opportunity to be trained by coaches from the Real Madrid Foundation! 

QSports is proud to present the Third Edition of Real Madrid Foundation Campus Experience Football Camp. Boys from the ages of 7-19 can take part in this educational and exciting training program conducted by coaches from the Real Madrid Foundation. The aim of this 5-day intensive program is for participants to experience an alternative and positive form of football coaching. 

Online registrations are now open for the Campus Experience program. Learn  more about this opportunity that combines sports and training below!

Ticket purchase: At the door/Online

Price: QR2600
Time: 9:00 am
Visit their website for more details: or contact +974 4017 6791

CATS the Musical! — Wednesday-Saturday

Come and enjoy CATS in Qatar!

Let the Memory Live Again of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking 2015 Olivier award nominated original musical CATS, as it comes to Doha as part of Shop Qatar 2017. Seen by over 73 million people worldwide and being one of the longest running shows in West End and Broadway History, this sparkling fusion of live music, dance and verse is not to be missed. 

Doors open 30 minutes before and show starts promptly at advertised time.

Ticket purchase: At the door/Online

Price: Check website for more details

Venue: Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC), Doha
Time: 7:30 pm - On Friday and Saturday: 2:30 pm & 7:00 pm
Visit their website:

Qatar-Germany Year of Culture 2017 opening concert — Wednesday & Thursday 

Remember 2016’s Qatar-China Year of Culture? Well if you loved that then you’ll definitely love 2017’s Qatar-Germany Year of Culture!

Check out the opening concert inaugurating Qatar’s new Year of Culture with Germany happening this weekend!

The lineup includes: 

David Niemann, conductor
Gerhard Oppitz, piano
Haamed Hussein Naama: From Doha Secrets Symphony: Fourth Movement
Nasser Nasseb: Al Haneen
Dana Alfardan: The Beginning
Wael Binali: Earth
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58 
Richard Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser


Ticket purchase: Online

Venue: Katara Opera House

Time: 7:30 pm

Hotel Park Fireworks - Thursday - Saturday 

Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) is bringing back its three-day Shop Qatar weekend outdoor festivities featuring stunning fireworks display at the Hotel Park sponsored by Katara Hospitality (the park near the Sheraton Grand Doha).

The fireworks display starts at 8:00 pm (for five minutes). Food trucks and stalls will be there from 4:00-10:00 PM.

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed

Price: It’s free! 

Venue: Hotel Park sponsored by Katara Hospitality (near the Sheraton Grand Doha)
Time: 8:00 pm
Visit their website for more details: 

Doha Comedy Festival - Day 2 — Thursday

In the mood for a laugh-fest?

Well then, get ready to buckle with laughter as Qatar’s largest stand-up comedy show the ‘Doha Comedy Festival’ is back again for the third time. The line-up includes the world’s top performers from the US, UK, Middle East and the GCC. 

The Festival will host world-renowned standup comedian and international TV host of ‘The Daily Show’ – Trevor Noah and the British comedian, ventriloquist, and winner of Season 10 of America’s Got Talent -Paul Zerdin. 

These talents will join extremely popular performers from the Middle East and the GCC, including Bader Saleh whose YouTube show garnered over 346 million views, Nemr Abou Nassar entitled with ‘Lebanon’s King of Comedy’, the Jordanian comic critic Rajae Qawas, Syrian social media activist and comedian Mohanad Al Hattab, Egyptian standup comedian Mohamed Salem and the fluent Arabic-speaking comedian from South Korea - Wonho Chung, to name a few.

The Doha Comedy Festival is organized and produced by The Social Studio and supported by Qatar Tourism Authority as part of ‘Shop Qatar’.

Age Limit: 13+ 
Free valet parking for Royal and VIP ticket holders. Please present your VIP/Royal ticket at the QNCC entrance to avail free valet parking.

*Tickets for the final show are sold out*

Ticket purchase: Online
Price: Check website for more details

Venue: Conference Hall, Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC), Doha

Time: 8:00 pm
For more information visit:  

Qatar Superstock 600 Championship — Friday and Saturday

The second round of the Qatar SuperStock 600 (QSTK600) commences this weekend! 

The QSTK600 is a new road racing championship organized by Qatar Motor Motorcycle Federation and Losail Circuit Sports Club. 

The QSTK600 Championship will consist of 12 races over 6 rounds held at the Losail International Circuit.

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed 
Price: It’s free!
Venue: Losail International Circuit, Doha

Time: 10:00 am
For more information visit:  

Shop Qatar Festival — (all month - ends February 7)

Shop Qatar is the first edition of the month-long shopping festival. Under the slogan ‘A Brand New Tradition’, the first edition of Shop Qatar will kick-off in January with discounts on popular brands, cash prizes worth up to QAR 4 million, and a colourful schedule of entertainment featuring Cats the Broadway musical and 15 stand-up comedy acts.

Retail outlets around the country will be providing discounts of up to 50% on a range of consumer goods including clothes, electronics, cosmetics and accessories for men, women and children.

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed

Price: It’s free!

Venue: Malls across Qatar 

Time: All day

For more information visit:

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