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18 February 2018 01:31 pm

Things To Do In Doha: February 18- February 25, 2018

Khadiza Begum
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There are so many things to do in Doha, that choosing just one can be overwhelming, Don’t worry! Here's our handy weekly Things To Do In Doha guide to help you decide what to see and do. And with many other activities such as horse-racing, art exhibitions, sword, and food festivals to name  a few, there are many more events across the city to make this week time spent well! 

Our events listings will be out every Sunday, so be sure to keep following ILQ for more event updates and info! For more information visit

February 18- 28, 2018

The Emergence of Art From The Desert Exhibition

paintings in the desert

Art inspires us to cherish intuition and creativity. If you're an art-lover, you won't want to miss the chance to attend ‘The Emergence of Art From the Desert Exhibition’ at Katara Cultural Village. A group of artists will be showcasing their talent from February 18-28.

Location: Building 22, Katara Cultural Village
Date: February 18- 28
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed


February 20 – 28, 2018

Black Truffle Week at La Spiga

black truffle

Celebrated as the ultimate culinary indulgence, black truffles are making their way back to Doha! Try them for a limited time only during lunch or dinner at La Spiga by Paper Moon at the W Doha.

Location: W Doha Hotel & Residences
Date: February 20 - 28
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed


February 20 - March 12, 2018  

LAHA Premier

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Now in its 5th edition, LAHA Premier is a business-to-consumer exhibition (B2C) inviting premium brands with a traditional Arabian flair to showcase their latest collections of fashionable accessories, abayas, arts, antiques, homeware, interior decoration, jewelry, watches and fragrances. 

The LAHA Premier will be held at Doha Festival City shopping mall, home to IKEA, from Tuesday February 20 to Monday March 12, 2018. The exhibition will occur over the course of three weeks, each week seeing a new set of exhibitors.

Location: Doha Festival City Doha, Qatar
Date: February 20 - March 12
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Price: It's free!
Phone: (+974) 7097-4079

February 22- 25, 2018

Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

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Qatar’s annual ‘must-attend’ sporting and social event, the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, was first held in 1998 and is widely known for bringing together the world’s best golf talent; the likes of Branden Grace, Sergio Garcia, Rory Mcllroy, Justin Rose, Rafael Cabrera-Bello and Henrik Stenson have all competed in past years.

The event was attended by over 20,000 spectators in 2017 and broadcast to a global TV audience of over 400 million viewers. For the 21st edition of the event, all eyes will be on Doha as some of the biggest names in the sport vie for the Mother of Pearl Trophy on one of the most challenging courses on the Tour. The 2018 edition of the event promises to give fans an even more incredible experience, with all new features and entertainment options.

Experience an event like no other in one of Doha's most scenic venues, the unique course at the Doha Golf Club, where you can spend the weekend watching world-class golfing action up close, indulging in a wide variety of delicious dining options, or taking part in fun-packed activities with family and friends in the Public Village.

For the 2018 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, admission is free. Register online at to get your free tickets, with further details to be announced. For those looking for an extra-special experience, a range of popular corporate hospitality packages are available to purchase now.

Location: Doha Golf Club
Date: February 22- 25
Time: 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Ticket Purchase: Online
Price: Free registration
Phone: (+974) 4496-0712/5

Friday, February 23, 2018 

Red Bull Car Park Drift 2018 - Qatar Qualifier

This high-profile motorsports event will be held under the support and supervision of the Qatar Motor and Motorcycle Federation, and in partnership with Vodafone Qatar, the Losail Circuit Sports Club, TOTAL, and Falken Tires. The annual drift showdown is going to start at the Losail Circuit Sports Club and is expected to attract dozens of contestants as well as thousands of motorsports fans. 

Contestants will be expected to display their proficiency behind the steering wheel as they take on a challenging new course inspired by the masterful Red Bull Athlete; Abdo Feghali, who will be supervising and performing at the event. 

Location: Losail International Circuit
Date: February 23 
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Ticket Purchase: At the door
Price: QR 100 for grandstand and free for standing spectators
Phone: (+974) 5514-8750

Bruno Mars Night at Paloma

bruno mars in qatar

Enjoy the Bruno Mars Night at Paloma at the InterContinental Doha and delight in some tasty Tex-Mex specialties off their delicious menu! Paloma's new resident band Dynamix will be performing famous hits by Bruno Mars all night long with happy hour from 5.00 p.m. till 8.00 p.m. Free entrance for all!

Location: InterContinental Doha Hotel & Residences
Date: February 23
Time: 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Phone: (+974) 4484-4919


February 22-24, 2018

HH The Emir’s Sword Festival

qatar emir sword festival

One of the biggest events on Qatar’s horse-racing calendar will take place this month. The event brings together some of the world’s best Purebred Arabians and is a unique sporting spectacle. Be a part of Qatar’s cherished heritage and engage in the many cultural and equestrian activities that all guests can enjoy.

Location: Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, Al Rayyan Racecourse
Date: February 22- 24
Time: 3:30 p.m.-7:15 p.m. (Feb 22-23), 1:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m. (Feb 24)
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Phone: (+974) 4482-5708


Friday, 23 February 23, 2018

Video Games Live in Doha!

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Video Games Live™ is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. Created and produced by well-known game industry veteran and superstar Tommy Tallarico, top orchestras and choirs around the world perform along with exclusive synchronized video footage and music arrangements, synchronized lighting, well-known internet solo performers, electronic percussion, live action, and unique interactive segments to create an explosive one-of-a-kind entertainment experience. 

The best way to describe Video Games Live? Picture the energy and excitement of a rock concert mixed with the power and emotion of a symphony orchestra and choir combined with the technology, interactivity, incredible visuals, and fun that only video games can provide. Completely synchronized cutting-edge video screen visuals, state-of-the-art lighting and special on-stage interactive segments dazzle audiences of all ages – gamers and non-gamers alike.

There are no refunds or exchanges. All ages are welcome; everyone (all ages) must have a ticket. Audience members with inappropriately informal attire including shorts or beach-wear will not be seated. Out of respect for the musicians and fellow audience members, you are advised to silence your mobile phones and refrain from flash photography. Seating begins 20 minutes before performances. Late-comers cannot be seated during the concert. The Philharmonic retains the right to expel anyone disturbing other concert-goers. Food and beverages can be consumed in the lobby only. The Philharmonic accepts no personal liability of any sort. Programs and artists are subject to change.

Location: Qatar National Convention Centre
Date: February 23
Time: 7:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Ticket Purchase: Online
Price:  QR 65 – QR 1000

February 23 – April 27, 2018

Kidtastic Brunch at Al Hubara

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Kids can get zapped into the cartoon world over Al Hubara's international buffet with seafood spreads, roasts, and live counters. Expect an upbeat atmosphere as the activity-centric brunch features a cartoon-inspired menu, your children's favourite cartoon characters, and a dedicated kid's entertainment area that will keep the little ones entertained all afternoon long. 

QR 315 per person including soft beverages with a 50% discount for kids ages 6-12 years, while kids below 6 dine for free on February 23. 

Location: Sheraton Grand Doha Resort and Convention Hotel
Date:  February 23 – April 27
Time: 12:30 p.m.
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Price: QR 315
Phone: (+974) 4485-3000
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