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Posted On: 16 April 2017 05:40 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:17 pm

Things To Do in Doha: April 16 - April 23

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We have exciting events lined up for you this week! From Latin American festivals to Karting at Losail, Motor Shows, and more! We’ve got you covered! Our events list will be out every Sunday. Keep following ILQ for more event updates and information!

April 16 Sunday - April 23 Sunday

Roots Latin American and Caribbean Festival — Tuesday-Saturday

It’s time for a South American fiesta! A lineup of performers showcasing the sights and sounds of Latin America and the Caribbean will be performing at Katara Cultural Village during the five-day Roots festival!

Get ready to be entertained by artists, musicians, and dancers from Ecuador, Venezuela, Argentina, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, and Cuba!

Organizers have pointed out that all the performances will be staged in Katara’s Drama Theatre.

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed, but registration required

Price: It's free
Venue: Katara Cultural Village, Doha, Qatar

Time: 7:30 pm

Find details and register here: 

Qatar Motor Show 2017 — Tuesday-Saturday 


The Qatar Motor Show is back for its seventh year with a new theme: ‘Driving to innovation’, which aims to bring enthusiasts in Qatar up to speed with the latest trends and technologies from the global automotive scene! 

The Qatar Motor Show 2017 will include more than 21 brands that will showcase their latest technology, innovation, and performance trends.

Exhibiting brands include BAIC, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Genesis, Harley Davidson, Hyundai, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lexus, Maserati, Maxus, Mercedes Benz, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Ram, Titanium and Toyota.

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed, but registration required!
Price: It’s free!
Venue: Doha Exhibition and Convention Center
Time: 4:00 pm on weekdays, 1:00 pm on weekends

Karting & Minimoto at Losail Circuit Sports Club — Thursday and Friday

Get ready for the Karting and Minimoto track at Losail International Circuit! Guaranteed to be heaps of fun for families and friends alike, it can also be reserved for private companies (upon request and availability)!


April: 13-14, 20-21, 27-28
May: 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26


For karting activities, the minimum age is 15 years old. Any participant under the age of 18 needs permission signed by a legal guardian to be able to use the karting facility.

It is also compulsory to bring a helmet along for safety reasons, if you don’t have one available, the circuit can provide you with one.


For the mini moto track, participants should bring their own bike and safety equipment. 

NOTE: Calendar of Karting and Mini Moto Track activities is subject to change. Please check for any calendar change.

For both activities, the registration will be done directly at the venue, at the VIP Car Park of the Losail International Circuit.

Helmet mask QR 15 – not refundable

Ticket purchase: At the door

Price: QR100/15 minutes

Venue: Losail International Circuit, Doha
Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Visit their website for more details:

Community: Desert CleanUP — Friday
It’s time to give back to our community! Qatar’s deserts are vast and beautiful! It’s our job to make sure that they stay clean, not only for ourselves but for the environment too.

The Silent Volunteers (SV) have organized a desert clean-up with the help of local volunteers, to dispose of harmful litter. This is SV’s very first Environmental Awareness Campaign.

The desert cleanup will target Doha’s Singing Dunes, which is located near Mesaieed. Volunteers are encouraged to spread the awareness.

The following will be provided:
Large size garbage bags
Hand gloves

We request you to bring your own:
Sand Mats
Sun Cream
Sun Hat

This campaign is open to all the public. Kindly spread the message to your friends and colleagues. People are encouraged to spread the message!

Volunteers are requested to be on time. Kindly confirm your attendance by email at [email protected]

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed
Venue: Singing Sand Dunes, 25.044562, 51.415223
Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
For more information: please call Isham Marikar +974 66441447 or Waseem Akram +974 66418604

The Idea Of North live in Doha — Sunday (April 23) 


The Idea of North is one of Australia’s Premiere Vocal Groups that will be performing live right here in Doha for one night only!

Be prepared for an evening of incredible music as these vocal magicians produce sounds and arrangements you wouldn’t even think possible! With special guest appearance by Kaichiro Kitamura, Japan’s, and arguably the world’s best, jazz vocal percussionist. This is a performance you won’t want to miss!

Tickets are available through our site:

Ticket purchase: Online (our site)
Price: QR 150
Venue: Shanghai Club, Shangri-La Hotel, Doha, Qatar
Time: 7:00 pm

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