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Posted On: 6 August 2017 12:00 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:17 pm

Things To Do in Doha: August 6 - August 13

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Yes, it’s Sunday, but don’t fret! There’s a lot going on this week! Check out ILQ's event listings! We guarantee they'll be worth your while! Read on to find out more! More event updates to come!

August 6 Sunday - August 13 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

For more information visit:

Tamim the glorious by Ahmed Almaadheed — Everyday till September 10

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 more information visit:

Rhythm of the Alphabet Exhibition — Everyday-August 14

If you’re into arts and culture, then this is definitely for you! The Cultural Village Foundation - Katara is hosting the Rhythm of the Alphabet Exhibition by the artist Rami Khoury!

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed

Price: It’s free!

Venue: Katara Cultural Village, Studio 19, Doha, Qatar

Time: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

For more information contact: [email protected]

Y.O.L.O NIGHTS — Sunday, August 6

Throw it back on Sundays with the best line up of old school tunes!

Check out DJ Flash B at the W Doha every Sunday!

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed

Time: 9:00 pm - 2:00 am


Bollywood Freedom — Thursday

In honor of India’s Independence day, Crowne Plaza will host Doha's most celebrated Bollywood, DJ Ansh, who’ll play the best of Bollywood and Bhangra music to guarantee nonstop madness on the dance floor.

DJ Sashi Rodrigo & DJ Arun will be opening up the night with some of their tunes and unique mixing skills to warm you up for the amazing night ahead!

*21+ Event | QID/Original Passport required

Ticket purchase: At the door/Online

Price: QR 100 for Gentleman, QR 50 for Ladies

Venue: Crowne Plaza Doha - The Business Park, Qatar

Dress code: Smart/Casual

Time: 8:00 pm


Summer Duathlon Series — Friday

This one’s for runners! Qatar Foundation, in collaboration with Z Adventures, proudly presents the “Qatar Running Series - Summer Sizzler 2017”.

All events will be run on accurately measured short courses with multiple laps and will be restricted to a maximum of 100 participants.


1K Fun Run: 6:15 pm 10K, 5K, 3K: 6:30 pm


RACE 2: Friday 11 August 2017

RACE 3: Friday 18 August 2017

RACE 4: Friday 25 August 2017


Water Station at the Start / Finish line, 1.5K and 2.5K.

Race Bib. Medical support.

Course marshals.

Public liability insurance.

Custom designed finisher’s medal for all distances.

Trophies for the Top 3 finishers (Male / Female) in 10K, 5K & 3K.

Trophies for Top 3 finishers (Male / Female) in 3K Juniors.

*Minimum 6 starters required in each category (Male / Female) for Top 3 podium finisher awards. In case the requires number is not met, only top position holder will receive the award.


By registering for the event below, I confirm the following:

I know that running long-distance events is a potentially hazardous activity, which could cause injury or death. I will not enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained, and I certify that I am medically able to perform this event, and am in good health, and I am properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to any aspect of my participation in this event, including the right of any official to deny or suspend my participation for any reason whatsoever. I attest that I have read the rules of the race and agree to abide by them. I assume all risks associated with running in these events, including but no limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, open traffic and the conditions of the road, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. I understand that bicycles, skateboards, baby joggers, roller skates or roller blades, animals, and personal music players are not allowed in the race and I will abide by all race rules. I also understand that there will be no medical support on the course. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and inconsideration of your accepting my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the Qatar Running Series organizers and the city where the events are held, from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver. I grant permission to all of the foregoing to use my photographs, motion pictures, recordings or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose.

Ticket purchase: Online

Price: Adults (16+): QR 120 for each event, Juniors (8-15): QR 60 for each event, Juniors (4-7): QR 50 for each event

Venue: Oxygen Park, Education City

Dress code: Smart/Casual

Time: 6:15 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

Website for more details:

Human African Acrobat Show — Friday & Saturday

As a part of Qatar’s Summer Entertainment City, the Human African Acrobat Show will perform and wow crowds on August 11th and 12th.

This acrobatic dance show includes amazing moves that require a lot of concentration and balance!

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed

Price: Entry to Entertainment City is QR 15

Venue: Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, Qatar

Time: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm and 7:15 pm - 7:45 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!