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Posted On: 1 October 2017 12:00 am
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Things To Do In Doha: October 1 - October 8

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Want to get over your weekend blues? ILQ can hook you right up! From art exhibitions to sport festivals, art workshops to full moon yoga, 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

October 1 Sunday — October 8 Sunday

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

LaLiga Festival — Sunday, Oct. 1 - Saturday, Oct. 7

ICYMI: The LaLiga Festival is a unique football and entertainment festival which is planned to take place twice a year in Doha. The festival will be a celebration of sports, food, entertainment and games, enticing people to engage with one of the most popular global football leagues, LaLiga.

The event aims to bring football and sports fans together to experience the LaLiga lifestyle. Passionate fans will be able to experience games showcasing the best football techniques and strategy, while football freestylers will be able to compete for the title of Qatar Freestyle Championship. Sports clothing and equipment booths offer visitors the best deals on their favorite football merchandise. Offering an event for those beyond fans of the game, photographers will compete to capture the spirit of the festival which revolves around the newly launched LaLiga Lounge.

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed Price: It’s free! Venue: The Hotel Park, next to Sheraton Grand Doha Time: 4:00 pm For more information visit:

Katara: Oil Painting Workshop — Sunday, Oct. 1 - Oct. 5

Are you interested in learning more about oil painting? The Cultural Village Foundation - Katara presents an oil painting workshop by Qatari artist Ali Dasmal Al-Kuwari.

The workshop will take place at Katara Art Studio 19B. To register, visit the website below!

Ticket purchase: Online Price: Qr 200 (registration required) Venue: Katara Cultural Village, Katara Art Studio 19B Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm For more information visit: Email: [email protected]

Powder & Damask: Islamic Arms and Armour from Fadel Al Mansoori’s Collection — Sunday, Oct. 1 - Oct. 5

Get your daily dose of culture and history this week at the Museum of Islamic Art! This exhibition presents Islamic arms and armor from the private collection of Fadel Al Mansoori. Including both edged weapons and firearms, the objects on display range from 17th to the 19th century, and were produced primarily in Turkey, Iran and India. Powder and Damask explores the art of craftsmanship, which reached unprecedented levels in these regions under the Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal empires, where these objects were considered not only as weapons but also as works of art.

Opening hours:

Sunday, Monday and Wednesday: 10:30 am – 5:00 pm Tuesday: CLOSED Thursday and Saturday: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm Friday: 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed Price: It’s free Venue: Museum of Islamic Art, Doha Time: Check information above For more information call: (+974) 4422 4444

Speaker Series: Young Qatari Entrepreneurship — Monday, Oct. 2

Looking for some inspiration from entrepreneurs? Jawaher Al Fardan, Co-Founder of Evergreen Organics and Founder of Niya Yoga, and Ghanim Al Sulaiti Co-Founder of Evergreen Organics and Founder of Botany: The Vegan Alchemist, will come together to share their journey and success stories!

Jawaher and Ghanim will also highlight the importance of their roles as local entrepreneurs actively contributing towards the economy & paving the way for other aspiring startups.

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed Venue: QBIC Auditorium, Salwa Road, Exit 17 Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm RSVP here:

Full Moon Yoga — Thursday, Oct. 5

Join Six Senses Spa Doha for a night of yoga under the stars. Under the skilled supervision of yoga masters, yogis of all levels can enjoy a peaceful evening, of which all proceedings go to charity.

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed Price: QR 60 Venue: Six Senses Spa at Sharq Village & Spa, Doha Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm For more information visit:

Oktoberfest at InterContinental Doha — Thursday, Oct. 5 - Oct. 6

Oktoberfest returns to InterContinental Doha!

Experience Oktoberfest two weekends in a row (this weekend and October 12 and 13) and indulge in a scrumptious German buffet paired with Munich's famous brews. Let "The Voigas Band" entertain you with their live music and performances. Oans, zwoa, gsuffa!

Above 21 years old only with valid Qatar ID or passport.

Ticket purchase: Online Price: QR 265 per person, including entrance and buffet. Venue: InterContinental Doha Time: 8:00 pm For more information contact: [email protected] or (+974) 44844919 Reserve your tickets:

Embrace Doha — Friday, October 6

Join Embrace Doha’s October session and learn about Qatari culture and traditions!

Delivered by Amal Al Shammari, a Qatari with passion for culture, the session will give you insight into Qatari customs, values and traditions accompanied by a delicious Qatari traditional buffet!

The early bird tickets are available for the first 10 people who register.

Registration is required and it closes on October 3, 2017.

Ticket purchase: Online (registration required) Price: Early bird QR 180, general tickets QR 200 Venue: Al Jasra Hotel, Souq Waqif, Qatar Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm For more information and registration, visit:

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