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19 November 2017 12:00 am

Things To Do In Doha: November 19 - November 26

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The weekend may be over, but the week is just beginning! ILQ can hook you right up with our event listings for the week! From the Solar Art Festival to training days at Losail, cycling days to Thanksgiving feasts, 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 

November 19 Sunday — November 26 Sunday

Solar Art Festival — Sunday, Nov. 19 - Saturday, Nov. 25

Science meets creativity at the Solar Art Festival! This festival offers guided tours every day at the Doha Fire Station - Artists in Residence, where organizers have brought together a collection of exceptional solar art commissions, created by globally renowned solar artists and Qatar-based students alike. 

The Solar Art Festival also separately exhibits artworks that were developed by school and university-level students around Qatar, as part of QSTec’s award-winning Shams Generation initiative, an interdisciplinary approach to education combining science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics.

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed

Price: It’s free!

Venue: Doha Fire Station, Qatar

Time: 9:00 am


Ladies Training Days at Losail International Circuit — Tuesday, Nov. 21

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:

Training at Losail Circuit Sports Club — Wednesday, Nov. 22

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


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.

Dates for 2017:

15th November 22nd November

6th December 13th December 27th December

Anyone under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed

Price: It’s free!

Venue: Losail International Circuit, Doha

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Visit their website for more details:

The Saracen Winter Dragon Boat Festival 2017 — Thursday, Nov. 24

The first dragon boat competition of the season is taking place at the Grand Hyatt Doha on November 24th!

Come and enjoy some high energy dragon boat racing at The Saracen Winter Dragon Boat Festival 2017. The competition is open to spectators. There will be music and food for people as they cheer on their favorite team!

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed

Price: It’s free!

Venue: Grand Hyatt Doha

Time: All day

Email: [email protected]

Website for more info: 

Nations Football Cup 2017 — Friday, Nov. 24

Are you a football player?QSports & Qatar Foundation are bringing together 16 community football teams to compete for the Nations Football Cup 2017. The tournament aims to use the power of sport to engage and create positive social change in Qatar.

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed

Price: It’s free!

Venue: Qatar Foundation

Time: 7:00 am

For more information call: (+974) 4017 6791

For more information visit:   

The Ride Of Champions — Friday, Nov. 24

How much do you love cycling? The Ride of Champions is Qatar’s largest mass participation event, and the official flagship community event of Qatar Cyclist and Qatar Cycling Federation. The aim is to include the entire cycling community of the country, by offering various route distances for young and old, families as well as novice to experienced cyclists. 

Festival of Cycling ‘For Families, Beginners and Little Cyclists' is aimed at the riders that wants to participate as a family, young riders or riders new to the sport of cycling. This route will be a 5.8 km loop, safe and secure, in the beautiful environment around Qatar Foundation and Al Shaqab Arabian horse breeding area.

There will also be events for under 8-year-old kids at Qatar Foundation’s Oxygen Park. Kids will be able to ride and compete against each other in short races around Oxygen Park under the supervision of their parents or guardians.

Entry Fees: 137.5 km, 78 km, 48 km

Super early bird: (until Nov. 1) QR 99

Early Bird  (Nov. 2 - Nov. 12) QR 150

Late entry (Nov. 13 - Nov. 20) QR 200

Entry Fees - Family & Youth Ride & Kids Ride: 

Super early bird (until Nov. 1) QR 25

Early bird (Nov. 2 - Nov. 12) QR 50

Late entry fees (Nov. 13 - Nov. 20) QR 100 

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed

Price: Check the details above

Venue: Qatar Foundation

Time: 5:00 am


Night Car Track Day at Losail - Friday, Nov. 24

Looking for an exhilarating experience? Check out the Night Car Track Day at Losail! Here's your chance to drive your car on tracks where world championships take place! 

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed

Price: QR 800 / day

Venue: Losail Circuit Sports Club

Time: 6:00 pm

For more information visit:

Email: [email protected] 

Motorbike Track Day at the Losail Circuit Sports Club — Saturday, Nov. 25

Here's your chance to ride your bike on tracks where world championships take place! Check out Motorbike Track Day at the Losail Circuit Sports Club! 

Ticket purchase: At the door 

Price: QR 400 / day 

Venue: Losail Circuit Sports Club 

Time: 1:00 pm 

For more information visit:

Contact: Email [email protected]


Thanksgiving Dinner At Fraser Suites West Bay — Thursday, Nov. 23 - Saturday, Nov. 25

If you're in the mood to step out and enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving feast, check out Fraser Suites in West Bay. They offer a four course set dinner menu, complete with soft beverages at just QR 180 per person. 

The menu will be available from November 23rd - 25th, 2017 for dinner.

Price: QR 180 

Venue: Fraser Suites West Bay 

Time: 6:00 pm 

For more information visit: 

Celebrate Thanksgiving at La Veranda — Thursday, Nov. 23

Enjoy a festive occasion with a traditional feast and a succulent Turkey Day dinner only at LaVeranda!

Price: QR 250 

Venue: Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, Al Corniche Street 

Time: 7:00 pm 

For more information visit: 

Thanksgiving at The Market by Jean Georges, W Doha — Friday, Nov. 24

This November, go on a date with the W Doha to celebrate Thanksgiving with your friends & family!

Take your dining experience to the next level and brunch at the Market to make it a Thanksgiving to remember!

Price: QR 410 incl. specialty drinks, QR 350 incl. soft drinks 

Venue: W Doha Hotel & Residences, West Bay 

Time: 12:00 pm 

For more information visit: 

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