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Posted On: 23 January 2023 03:00 pm
Updated On: 23 January 2023 05:33 pm

Winter activities to do & look forward to in Qatar for 2023

Vrinda Abilash
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Winter is a great time to explore Qatar. The weather is beautiful, and numerous activities keep you occupied throughout. Make the most of this amazing time in the country with the many things happening this winter!

The (ILQ) team has put together a list of things you can look forward to in the coming weeks and months for the first quarter of 2023 here. Take your pick and enjoy!

Qatar Balloon Festival 2023

Qatar Balloon Festival 2023
Image credit: Visit Qatar

Have you seen the colourful hot air balloons filling the sky during the Qatar Balloon Festival 2023? Be part of this festival and enjoy the music festivities, food stalls and more!

  • When: Until 28 January 2023
  • Where: Old Doha Port, External Green Area, Behind Grand Terminal
  • Website: Click here

    Disney Princess - The Concert

    Disney Princess - The Concert
    Image credit: Qatar Calendar

    Get enchanted! Live musical performances of Disney classics performed by Broadway and the West End's most celebrated artists await you! Sing along to more than 30 Disney Princess franchise hits, and marvel at various larger-than-life animations and stage effects that will bring the Disney magic alive for you.

    • When: 26-28 January 2023
    • Where: Katara Amphitheater
    • Website: Click here

    Visit farms and nature reserves

    Heenat Salma
    Image credit: Heenat Salma Farm

    Be one with nature by visiting the farms and nature reserves in Qatar during winter and enjoy picking vegetables & seasonal fruits, learning yoga, attending workshops and more! Do check with the respective places for the latest happenings before going.

    Go to Torba Farmers Market

    Torba Farmer's Market - farm produce
    Fresh farm produce, grown right here in Qatar.

    Torba Farmers Market is a communal space where you can enjoy fresh produce, food, local products and many activities & workshops. This space is pet friendly, too, so don't forget to take your furry friends along.

    Visit Lusail Winter Wonderland

    Al Maha Island Guide
    Lusail Winter Wonderland is filled with thrilling rides and exciting attractions!

    Rides, fun games, festive treats, arcades, and spectacular shows await you at Lusail Winter Wonderland. This is a must-visit spot in Qatar, especially for kids - do check it out!

    Watch tennis tournaments in Qatar

    Image credit: Qatar Duty Free

    The Qatar TotalEnergies Open - the professional women's tennis tournament, and the Qatar ExxonMobil Open - the annual men's tennis tournament, will be back in Doha.

    • When:
      • Qatar TotalEnergies Open: 13-18 February 2023
      • Qatar ExxonMobil Open: 20-25 February 2023
    • Where: Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex

    Qatar International Food Festival 2023

    Qatar International Food Festival
    Image credit: Qatar Tourism

    Check out Qatar's diverse food, beverage and hospitality offerings at this festival. Expect food stalls and trucks at outdoor locations, live cooking shows, cooking competitions, masterclasses and other activities!

    Check out the different exhibitions

    World of Football Exhibition
    Image credit: 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum

    Qatar has multiple ongoing exhibitions ending my February, March or April; some are outdoor too! Make sure to plan and visit these must-see exhibitions and marvel at them!

    Check out more events:!

    Shop Qatar

    Image credit: Shutterstock

    Love shopping? Get ready to fill your carts and buy all of your favourites across retail, beauty and entertainment options at the different malls as part of Qatar Tourism's 'Shop Qatar'. You can also expect workshops and masterclasses to happen too!

    • When: 1-18 March 2023
    • Where: Across Qatar

      Qatar GKA Freestyle Kite World Cup 2023

      GKA Kite World Tour
      Image credit: GKA Kite World Tour

      Are you into sports? The GKA Kitesurfing Tournament is something you can be excited about in Qatar! It is kicking off at Fuwairit Kite Beach on 31 January-4 February 2023.

      • When: 31 January - 4 February 2023
      • Where: Fuwairit Kite Beach
      • Website: Click here


      How many of these activities are you excited about in Qatar? Do let us know in the comments below. Do share this article - it keeps us going!