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Ramadan 2018: A comprehensive guide to Doha’s best Iftars, Sohours and Events!

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The vibrant city of Doha offers many colorful events and exciting activities throughout Ramadan, so read on for our amazing array of family friendly events and activities designed to keep you entertained and lift your spirits.

Read more: Ramadan 2018 - Your ultimate guide to the best events and activities in Qatar!

Iftars and Suhoors

Shangri-La Hotel, Doha

Ramadan Tent: Turkish Bazaar

Ramadan Tent at Shangri-La Hotel, Doha aims to look like the streets and Souqs of Turkey. The décor, combined with the cuisine, will give it the feel and the vibe which will definitely make the Ramadan Tent one of its kind. Live entertainment and shisha will be available during Sohour.


  • Buffet with live cooking stations for QAR 230 per person (adult)
  • Children 6 to 12 years QAR 115, children under 6 are free.
  • Private dining QAR 1,800 for maximum of 8 persons.
  • Privatization QAR 50,000 (additional charge of QAR 180 per person above 250 guests)


  • Sridan: A lively souq atmosphere and vibrant décor, serving from open kitchens. Open for dinner from Iftar to 9:30 p.m.
  • Horizon Club: The business club lounge will be open to the public through the day for quick bites.
  • Shisha Terrace at Lobby Lounge: Be delighted by our outstanding selection of shisha as you enjoy your favorite flavors along with our signature drink at our Shisha Terrace every day after sunset.
    Price: Standard: 130 QAR, Signature: 150 QAR, Deluxe: 180 QAR and Premium: 200 QAR
  • Lobby Lounge: Serenity and restful ambiance with a new take on the high tea experience. Open daily from Sunset to 12:00 a.m.

Location: Shangri-La Hotel, Doha, Ground Floor, Conference Centre Street, West Bay
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 4429 5000.

Doha Marriott Hotel

Make this Ramdan memorable by celebrating at the Doha Marriott Hotel with a very special theme: Kan ya Makan (Once upon a time) where you can experience unforgettable evenings in traditional Arabian settings. Each evening, join them and enjoy a sumptuous buffet featuring all the favorite picks for Ramadan: delicious Middle Eastern specialties, authentic Qatari dishes but also international choices and various live stations. For the sweet ending, you may indulge on the decadent spread of traditional and contemporary sweets accompanied by fresh Ramadan beverages.Children will have their own area – a dreamy castle filled with games, creative toys, puzzles and more.
For your corporate or group events, you will be able to enjoy a variety of 5 different menus, that can match your budget.

• 180 QR for Iftar for adults (free for kids under 6)
• 100 QR for Suhoor for adults (free for kids under 6), with a special package including buffet and shisha at QR150.

JW’s Steakhouse: Open 7 days a week, sunset to 11 pm
The View: Open 7 days a week, sunset to 1 am
Lobby Café: Open 7 days a week, sunset to 2 am
*Asia Live!, Taj Rasoi, Pearl and Salsa will be closed.

Location: Doha Marriott Hotel, Ras Abu Aboud Street, Doha
Phone: +974-4429 8888
Email: [email protected]

Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel

Wanassa Ramadan Tent:

Iftar and Sohour will be available daily at Wanassa Tent, located on Level 1. There will be live entertainment (band and tanoura dancer) during Suhour only, and a gentleman will be available in traditional costume serving Ramadan juices throughout both meal periods. Outside Catering and special rates for groups are also available upon request.

Special Packages:

They have a special Rooms package which is available all throughout Ramadan. The price is QAR 825 per night in a Deluxe room and it includes:

  • Complimentary Iftar buffet at Wanassa Ramadan Tent
  • 30% off any treatment and 50% off Packages at Saray Spa
  • Free high speed Wi-Fi in room
  • Complimentary access to all hotel facilities including our 35m outdoor swimming pool and health club facilities.

Shisha availability - Shisha served at Aqua Lounge, Level 7.

Open Restaurants during Ramadan:

Quick Bites: Daily | 6am – 7pm

Cucina: Daily | 12pm – 11pm

New York Steakhouse: Daily | 6:30pm – 11:30pm

Crossroads Kitchen: Daily | 6am – 11am, Weekend Lunch - 12pm – 3pm

West End Café & Patisserie:

Café: Daily| 6pm – 11pm, Patisserie: Daily | 10am – 10pm

Aqua Lounge & Shisha Terrace: Daily | 6pm – 1am

Phone: +974 4419 5000

The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

Grand Ramadan Majlis

Celebrate the spirit of the Holy month in a lavish Ramadan majlis featuring the true Arabic Elegance and embark on a unique culinary voyage through Arabia to savour traditional Ramadan delicacies with a modern flair. Indulge in a sumptuous family-friendly feast that blends traditional Arabic essences with contemporary culinary excellence while enjoying Arabic live music and the Tanoura dancer.

Break your fast with an array of delicacies enthused with local and international influences, with only the very best in fresh and wholesome ingredients displayed in a traditional style buffet. Highlights include live cooking stations offering a wide selection of hot and cold mezzeh, salads, soups, grills, dedicated stations featuring Sushi & Dim Sum as well as international cuisine from Qatar, Turkey, Asia, Italy & Mexico. The extensive selection of desserts includes mouthwatering Turkish & European decadent delights, traditional Arabic sweets, Turkish ice cream and dates. Shisha will be available during Suhour only.

Complete the Ramadan experience at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha with the Ramadan retreat package that includes:

  • Overnight accommodation in booked room category
  • A choice of either Iftar Buffet or Suhour Buffet once per staying night
  • 50% discount at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha Spa
  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Starting price is QAR 850 per night in a Deluxe Room.

Offer valid from May 15 till June 14, 2018. Subject to availability.


The Ritz-Carlton, Doha Al Wosail Ballroom
Suhour buffet From 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. (Saturday to Wednesday) From 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. (Thursday and Friday)


  • QAR 220 per person for Iftar or Suhour
  • 50% savings for children aged 6 to 12
  • Children below 6 dine with our compliments
  • Price includes Ramadan juices buffet and soft beverages.

Group offer:

  • 20% discount for 50 guests and above
  • 10% discount for up to 50 guests


Phone: +974 4484 8000
E-mail [email protected]

Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha

ForKnife Restaurant, Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha

Enjoy a delicious Ramadan buffet at ForKnife restaurant, Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha. Surround yourself with the warmth of family and friends, and enjoy a hearty iftar right here in the heart of Doha.

Join them and enjoy your Ramadan evenings in a fun family atmosphere with their special iftar menu that focuses on authentic iftar favourites and local Qatari cuisine. The nightly Ramadan iftar buffet will include oriental and international delicacies, complemented by special Ramadan drinks and desserts, exclusively for the holy month. Special rates are available for early bookings and groups. Vouchers are accepted at ForKnife restaurant only.

Price: Iftar buffet- QAR 250 per person (Including Ramadan beverages)
Suhour buffet -QAR 180 per person(Including Ramadan beverages)

Timings: Iftar buffet will be served from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm
Suhour buffet is from 9.00 pm to 12.00 midnight

Aljoory Ramadan Tent, Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha
Celebrate the holy month and experience tranquillity in a unique way, as you break your fast at Aljoory Ramadan Tent, Mövenpick Hotel West Bay Doha. Feast on a sumptuous selection of Ramadan delicacies and international favourites as you reflect and connect with family and friends.


  • Iftar or suhour buffet: QAR 190 per person (Including Ramadan beverages)
  • Suhour set menu: QAR 120 and QAR 175 per person (Including Ramadan beverages)
  • Special rates are available for groups.


Phone: +974 4496 61 88 (phone) or +974 6690 02 28 (mobile)
email: [email protected]

Ramadan Activities

Night Market

Night Market in the parking area of Duhail Sports Club has opened its doors for visitors. The month-long market will offer variety of products including apparels, perfumes and food items. Visitors will also be able to enjoy variety of meals as a separate dedicated area has been allocated for a food court

Ramadan Paddling Festival

As every year, Ramadan time is the most fun period for Kayaking in the mangroves! We would go explore hidden waterways of an amazing forest under high tides, encounter plenty of birds and occasionally witness jumping fish! We would then go back to the beach right after sunset and enjoy a BBQ set up or a Buffet under the stars!

Date: Until May 31
Time: 4:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: Online
Price: Under 6 - QR 50, Under12 - QR 100, Adult - QR 200
For more info: Click here

Ramadan Pottery Painting

Community Development is pleased to invite anyone who would enjoy painting pottery! Join the workshop with your family members and take your own Ramadan design home. The price to participate is QR 80 for QF members and QR 100 for non-QF members.

Date: 26 May
Time: 08:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Price: QR 80 for QF Member and QR 100 for Non QF Member
For more info: Click here

QRS Ramadan Challenge 2018 Race 2

The events will take place in MIA Park and comprise of distances ranging from 3K to 10K. All events will be run on accurately measured short courses with multiple laps and will be restricted to a maximum of 100 participants.

Location: MIA Park
Date: Until June 7
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: Online
Price: Juniors (U16) - QR 55 for 1 event and QR 200 for all 4 events, Adults (16+) - QR 110 for 1 event and QR 400 for all 4 events
For more info: Click here

Ramadan Health and Fitness Challenge 2018

Join Ramadan Health and Fitness Challenge 2018, and you will have access to the following:

  • Free assessment, fitness program, and gym assistance.
  • Free diet and fitness consultation and follow-ups.
  • Free fitbit (only to new participants).
  • Optional private trainer and fitness classes (chargeable).
  • Two Individual follow-up visits, 15 to 20 minutes each.

Date: 16 May - 14 June
Time: 8:00 am - 11:45 pm
Ticket Purchase: By Phone
Price: QR 100
For more info: Click here

Ramadan Mini Camp

This is an academic enrichment program designed to help children between the ages of 4 –10 years improve their scholastic and interpersonal skills. A maximum of 30 participants will be accepted.

Location: Education city - Recreation centre
Date: 20 May - 14 June
Time: 1:00 pm - 04:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: Online
Price: QF Member per week - QR 500, QF Member 4 weeks - QR 2000
Non QF Member per week - QR 600, Non QF Member 4 weeks - QR 2400
For more info: Click here

Ramadan Activities at Mall of Qatar

Mall of Qatar brings you a range of activities to enjoy the Ramadan ambiance with your friends and family, which include:

  • Special Decorative Items: You are welcomed to have a seat on the traditional Bedouin lifestyle Majlis
  • Hospitality: Hospitable coffee guys will be serving you fresh Arabic coffee and Dates
  • Live painting: large canvas painting will be showcased by the Qatari Artist Abdulaziz Yousef
  • Traditional Souq: Traditional garments, decors, handicrafts, and souvenirs
  • Handcrafts: craftsmen with proficient skills will be making useful and decorative objects by hand and by using simple tools
  • Calligraphy: Gain experience by learning and practicing handwriting and calligraphy in Arabic language 7. Henna: Choose your design and get your Henna art for the month
  • Oud band: Special oud player will perform the heart of oud music 9. On the 14th of Ramadan Garangao celebration will include musaharaty and sweets bags for everyone

Location: Mall of Qatar

Time: Daily(During Ramadan) from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM

Celebrate Ramadan at Doha Festival City

Celebrating its second Ramadan with the community this year, Doha Festival City has planned over six special in-Mall family events, happening throughout the Holy Month, including Garangao, live cooking stations, craft workshops and traditional games.

The Mall is promising entertainment and surprises each weekend to help its visitors celebrate Ramadan including:

  • CSR Activation – Distribution of 2000 Iftar Boxes for Taxi Driver

Doha Festival City will be distributing two thousand Iftar boxes to Taxi drivers.

Date: Wednesday, 23rd of May
Event Timing: Starting from Iftar timing
Location: West Court 1 Entrance – Ground Floor Taxi pick up and drop off

  • The Joy of Craft Making

Children will have the chance to try their hand at Arts and Crafts this Ramadan. For an entire weekend, children will get to paint their very own Money Box Pottery.

Date: Thursday 24th May till Saturday 26th May
Registration Timing: 20:30
Event Timing: 21:00 – Midnight
Audience/Participants: Children between 4 and 12 years old
Location: Centre Court, Ground Floor
Free of Charge (Children will need to register for the session they want to participate in by the activation booth)

  • Garangao Celebration

Doha Festival City is honouring the biggest traditional celebration for children this Ramadan with a fun-packed Garangao event.

First, kids will be given their own mall maps that will give them clues to find and collect candy and nuts hidden all over Doha Festival City. Get the map and find them quick!

Date: Friday, 25th May
Registration Timing: 20:30
Event Timing: 21:00 – 23:00
Audience/Participants: Children between 4 and 12 years old
Location: registration at Customer Service desk (Garangao route will be around the mall)
Free of Charge

  • Live Cooking Stations

For an entire weekend, adults can enjoy live cooking stations at Doha Festival City, to learn more about making the trendiest and yummiest Iftar meals this season, as well as get to participate in crafting some dishes themselves.

Date: Tuesday, 29th May till Thursday, 31st of May
Registration Timing: 20:30
Event Timing: 21:00 – 23:00
Location: South Food Court
Price: Free of Charge

  • Story Telling

For an entire weekend, kids will have the opportunity to listen to beautiful tales shared by a traditional story teller at Doha Festival City. Families can sit together under the magical Centre Court atrium to enjoy and learn more about the month of Ramadan.

Date: Friday 1st of June and Saturday 2nd of June
Registration Timing: 20:30
Event Timing: 21:00 – 23:00
Audience/Participants: Children between 4 and 12 years old
Location: Centre Court, Ground Floor
Free of Charge

  • Henna Painting

For the last couple of days of Ramadan, and in celebration of Eid Al Fitr, there will be professional henna artists designing beautiful Henna art on guests.

Being the national bird and symbol of culture in the Middle East, guests will also have the chance to have their photo taken with a Falcon at Doha Festival City.

Date: Thursday 7th June till Saturday 9th June
Registration Timing: 20:30
Event Timing: 21:00 – Midnight
Audience/Participants: Over 3 years old
Location: Ramadan Majlis around the mall
Free of Charge

  • Traditional Games

Families will get to enjoy traditional games such as the giant snacks and ladder game and many more that will be located in different areas around the Mall.

Date: All month of Ramadan
Event Timing: Ramadan Mall Trading Hours
Location: Around the Mall

  • Interactive Photo Booth with Traditional Dresses

For the last week of Ramadan, and in celebration of Eid Al Fitr, guests will also have the chance to have their photos taken on an interactive photo booth screen at Doha Festival City with traditional dress wear on.

Date: Thursday, 7th June till Thursday, 14th June
Event Timing: Ramadan Mall Trading Hours
Location: The Ramadan Majlis located opposite to Monoprix
Free of Charge

  • Permanent Wall – 99 Names of Allah display

During the course of the holy month, visitors will be able to see the incredible permanent wall of the 99 Names of Allah display at the Mall.

Date: All month of Ramadan
Event Timing: Ramadan Mall Trading Hours
Location: The wall opposite to the Pottery Barn store

Which events will you be attending this Ramdan? Let us know in the comments below, and don't forget to like and share this article!