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Posted On: 13 August 2017 12:00 am
Updated On: 27 July 2022 12:19 pm

Things To Do in Doha: August 13 - August 20

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Want to know what’s going on in Doha this week? From summer entertainment festivals to fun activities at Doha Festival City, beach cleanups to comedy festivals, 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

July 30 Sunday - August 6 Sunday

Qatar Summer Festival Entertainment City — Everyday till September 5

Have fun this summer at Qatar Summer Festival’s Entertainment City! Awesome rides, tons of games, life-size fun, and even live shows EVERY day! It’s non-stop entertainment at the QSF Entertainment City!

  • Ticket purchase: At the door
  • Price: QR 15 to enter
  • Venue: Doha Exhibition & Convention Center
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Tamim the glorious by Ahmed Almaadheed — Everyday till September 10

ICYMI: You know the amazing images of the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani all over Doha? The W Hotel Doha and Ahmed bin Majed bring you the art exhibition you’ve been waiting for! You can see the original piece and more of Ahmed bin Majed’s work at the W Doha! He’s added a number of new images — so be sure to check it out!

  • Ticket purchase: No tickets needed
  • Price: It’s free!
  • Venue: W Hotel Doha, 29th floor
  • Time: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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: QM Gallery Katara
  • Time: Saturday - Thursday: 8:00pm to 12:00 am, Friday - closed

'For The Love of Qatar' at Doha Festival City — Sunday-Tuesday

Show your love for Qatar at Doha Festival City (DHFC)! DHFC visitors will have the chance to take part in creating the country’s largest mosaic, alongside Qatari artists Lina al-Ali and Radi al-Hajri.

Children and adults are invited to take part in creating a mosaic for Qatar. Once completed, it will be displayed at Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum! Your work will officially be a “work of art”!

  • Ticket purchase: No tickets needed
  • Price: It’s free!
  • Time: 12:00 pm

DJ Babey Drew at Crystal Lounge — Tuesday

Get ready to fire up your Tuesday night at Crystal Lounge with DJ Babey Drew! He’s known for being a world famous DJ, previously being the official DJ for Chris Brown! You should definitely check him out if you’re into the nightlife and music scene!

  • Ticket purchase: No tickets needed
  • Venue: W Doha Hotel & Residencies, Crystal Lounge, Qatar
  • Contact for reservations: (+974) 44535135 or (+974) 30177049
  • Time: 9:00 pm

Summer in The City — Thursday-August 26

There’s a lot going on at Doha Festival City starting this weekend! Doha Festival City, the largest entertainment, retail, and hospitality destination in Qatar, is giving families a unique experience this August with numerous beachside adventures organized inside the Mall away from the heat. Visitors will have the best of a summer holiday getaway brought to them through activities and workshops!


Dive for treasure, walk the plank and sail the high seas at Doha Festival City’s Pirate themed adventure ball pit. Set to be a sure hit with children of all ages, the colorful ball pit will provide hours of fun for them in their own pirate themed world.

Date: Daily from Thursday, 3rd August – Saturday, 26th August

Timing: Every half an hour from 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Age: 4 – 12 Years

Location: Centre Court

Cost: A minimum of QR 200 is required to be spent at any store in Doha Festival City to participate in this activity.


For the high energy adventure lovers, test your racing skills at the remote control (RC) Car Race Track. Families and friends can compete for free by driving their high-speed remote control cars through various tight turns on our sand dunes to the finish line!

Date: Daily from Thursday, 3rd August – Saturday, 26th August

Timing: Every half an hour from 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Age: Suitable for all ages

Location: Axis Node

Cost: Free of charge


With a different seaside theme each weekend in August, children can have their faces painted, decorate stones, paint shells or personalize their own t-shirts. All creations can be kept, taken home and shown off to friends and family!

Date: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, from Thursday, 3rd August – Saturday, 26th August

Timing: Every hour from 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Age: 4 – 12 Years

Location: Cloud Node

Cost: Free of charge


Enhance children’s creativity with interactive play at Summertime Modelling. With sparkly ocean coloured Play-Doh as well as kinetic sand. Children will be able to create their own beach scene and show off their creations to family and friends!

Date: Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, from Thursday, 3rd August – Saturday, 26th August

Timing: Every half an hour from 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Age: 4 – 12 years

Location: Entertainment Node

Cost: Free of charge

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed

Venue: Doha Festival City

Time: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Coastal & Beach CleanUP — Friday

It’s time to give back to our community with a beach cleanup this weekend!

The departure will be at 2:30 pm from Dairy Queen (near Radisson Blue, C-Ring and Salwa Road). Be cool, be on time!

What to bring with you :

- Your ID / RP - Water, Water, Water! Think of the environment and fill up a reusable bottle! - Hats - Proper shoes to walk on the beach to protect your feet from broken glass. Water shoes if you have some! - Old grocery bags to collect the garbage - Gloves if you want to protect your hands - Towel and change of clothes - Sunscreen or long sleeves shirts and pants - Anything else you want to bring!

People are welcome to bring food as there will be a potluck, but there is no obligation of course!

  • Ticket purchase: No tickets needed
  • Price: It’s free!
  • Venue: Al Ghariya Open Beach
  • Time: 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Doha Comedy Festival: Buy your tickets — September 3

Just a heads up! Book your tickets for The Doha Comedy Festival ASAP before tickets run out!

The Doha Comedy Festival is back for a 4th edition! Hosted by Hamad Al-Amari, the comedic lineup includes world-renowned comedian Maz Jobrani, the biggest English-speaking comedian in India, Vir Das, the king of Lebanese comedy Nemr, and the pioneer of Palestinian-American standup comedy Mo Amer! This cultural mashup is sure to crack you up!

  • Ticket purchase: Online
  • Price: QR 45 Silver, QR 99 Gold, QR 149 Platinum, QR 199 VIP, QR 395 Royal
  • Time: 8:00 pm

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