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Posted On: 2 May 2017 04:12 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:17 pm

Things To Do in Doha: April 30 - May 7

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We have exciting events lined up for you this week! From fashion shows to inspiring conferences, athletic championships, 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 30 Sunday - May 7 Sunday

11th Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition — Sunday-Tuesday

Are you ready for one of Qatar’s most anticipated fashion events of the year? The Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition is back and better than ever for its 11th edition! From couture modest fashion collections to evening gowns, and everyday accessories, you’ll find it all at Heya.

Fashion enthusiasts, designers, and visitors will come together to enjoy daily fashion shows, hands-on workshops and fashion forums led by industry experts!

93 booths have been booked by Qatari designers who'll be displaying their collections. To commemorate the Qatar-Germany 2017 Year of Culture, Heya, in a joint project with the German Embassy and the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region, will also feature two German designers.

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed
Price: It's free!
Venue: Doha Exhibition and Convention Center

Time: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
For more information visit:

Ecuadorian Food Festival — Monday-Saturday


Get ready for a food fiesta! The Embassy of the Republic of Ecuador in Doha and The Diplomatic Club are joining forces once again to recreate the magic of the Ecuadorian Food Festival with its fourth edition!

A flavorful dose of protein and an extravagant showcase of Ecuadorian cuisine will be set at The Diplomatic Club beach area from May 1 to May 6!

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed
Price: QR 150
Venue: The Diplomatic Club, Doha, Qatar
Time: 7:00 pm
Contact: +974 44847412 or email f&[email protected]

Leadership and Innovation Conference — Tuesday & Wednesday

Do you have what it takes to be a leader? Get some inspiration at the Leadership and Innovation Conference!

Doha Business Solutions (DBS) is bringing another two-day conference to the W Doha Hotels & Residences! Spaces are limited so be sure to grab them quick while they’re still available!

The speakers for the two-day event will be John Mattone, the world's number one authority on leadership, and was also a former coach to Steve Jobs! He’ll be leading the conference on May 2.

Kate Sweetman, the co-author of The Leadership Code: 5 Rules to Lead By will be speaking on May 3.

*Both workshops include lunch, two coffee breaks, and certificates.

*VIP seats will have special seating, signed book, photo with the speaker and lunch at The Spice Market.

What are you waiting for? You could be missing out on the opportunity of being the next Steve Jobs! 

Ticket purchase: Online 

Price: QR 3000 - 1 day class

QR 5400 - 2 day classes

QR 5000 - VIP seat for 1 day

QR 9000 - VIP seat for 2 days

Venue: W Doha Hotels & Residences

Time: 9:00 am
Find details here:

Contact: +974 5080 0130 or email [email protected]

Ladies Training Days at Losail International Circuit — Tuesday
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 starting from March 7, 2017: 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: 5:00 pm
Visit their website for more details:

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari 1920 Film With Orchestra — Wednesday

It’s time for a night at the opera house! The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a silent horror film that was released in 1920. You get to hear its soundtrack live, right here in Doha!

Stefanos Tsialis, conductor
Robert Wiene, director: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920)
Stéphane Fromageot, composer

This event is part of the Qatar-Germany Year of Culture 2017. It is organized by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and the Doha Film Institute in partnership with Qatar Museums, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Goethe-Institut Gulf Region.

Ticket purchase: Online
Venue: Katara Opera House, Doha

Time: 7:30 pm
For more information visit:

Qatar Superstock 600 Championship — Thursday & Friday

Get your engines ready for the sixth and final round of the Qatar SuperStock 600 (QSTK600)! The QSTK600 is a new road racing championship organized by the Qatar Motor Motorcycle Federation and Losail Circuit Sports Club.

The QSTK600 Championship consists of 12 races over 6 rounds held at the Losail International Circuit.

​All riders compete with the best of their skills using a stocked 600cc bike, which use for the rest of the season. It provides fair racing conditions for all the competitors who are participating in the championship!

The Grandstand and Paddock area will be open for free for spectators. 

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed

Price: It’s free!

Venue: Losail International Circuit, Doha

Time: 10:00 am


Doha Diamond League — Friday
World renowned athletes are set to kick off their 2017 season at the Qatar Sports Club as the Doha Diamond League returns to the country once more!

Olympic Champions and World Champions will go head-to-head in what promises to be an action-packed evening of exhilarating athletics.

Headline names include Mutaz Barshim, Elaine Thompson, Dafne Schippers, Christian Taylor, Kirani James, Caster Semenya, Asbel Kiprop and Conselsus Kipruto.

Don’t miss out on one of Qatar's biggest athletic tournaments of the year!

Ticket purchase: Online
Price: General - QR 40, Family - QR 40, Finish line - QR 80, VIP - QR120
Venue: Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha, Qatar
Time: 6:00 pm
Book tickets here: 

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