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Things To Do In Doha: February 4-11, 2018

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From a winter festival at Aspire, to a celebration of Qatar food and art, to a tribute to one of the world’s greatest performers – George Michael, it’s a hip and happening week ahead in Doha. Check out these and more awesome events to keep you occupied below!

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Sunday Night with DONI at W Doha

Who says the start of the week can’t be a party? Head down to the W Doha’s Crystal Lounge this evening from 9:00 p.m. and soak up the night with musician Doni Blackstar and DJ Grostak rocking it into the week hours!

Location: Crystal Lounge, W Doha
Date: Sunday, February 4
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed

Monday, February 5, 2018

Qumra: A Space for New Voices in Cinema

Running until Tuesday, February 20, the Doha Film Institute presents Qumra, an initiative that provides mentorship, nurturing, and hands-on development for filmmakers from Qatar and around the world. Attendees can register now for their Qumra Pass as five acclaimed Qumra Masters – directors and filmmakers from across the globe will lead panel-style discussions alongside feature film screenings and Q&A sessions.

Location: The Doha Film Institute, Katara
Date: Until Tuesday, February 20
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 midnight
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Price: QR 500 for Qumra Pass

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

A Taste of Greece at The St. Regis Doha

Qatar’s finest address, The St. Regis Doha, is celebrating all things Greek during their week-long A Taste of Greece festival that will take guests on a culinary journey throughout the Hellenic Republic. From Greek Seafood and BBQ Nights at their acclaimed restaurants – to a special Greek edition of their acclaimed St. Regis Grand Friday Brunch, this is one outstanding event that will have you booking your next trip to the Isles!

Location: The St. Regis Doha
Date: Sunday, February 4 – Friday, February 9
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. (Dinner)
          12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. (Friday brunch)
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Price: QR 250 (brunch with soft drinks)
          QR 350 (brunch with enhanced beverages)
Phone: (+974) 4446-0000 or (+974) 3387-0925

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Ramy Ayach Live in Concert: Shop Qatar Closing Ceremony

Doha Festival City will play host to the 2018 Shop Qatar Closing Ceremony as iconic Arab singing sensation Ramy Ayach performs live in concert! Taking place in the mall’s Center Court, be sure to stick around for the final prize raffle draw from 9:00 p.m., followed by the spectacular closing finale at 9:30 p.m.

Location: Center Court, Doha Festival City
Date: Thursday, February 8
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed

ALWAN Qatari Food and Art Festival

Discover the cultural heritage of Qatar as the Sheraton Grand Doha Hotel brings you ALWAN – a three-day festival celebrating Qatari food and art! Relish in authentic Qatari specialties brought to you by their special Qatar guest chefs and immerse yourself in stories of Qatar you’ve never heard before through masterpieces created by famous Qatari artists on display.

Location: Al Hubara Restaurant, Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel
Date: Thursday, February 8 – Saturday, February 10
Time: 12 noon – 11:30 p.m.
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Price: QR 195 – QR 315 (depending on menu package)

Friday, February 9, 2018

Aspire Winter Festival

Aspire Zone is set to welcome thousands of visitors at Qatar’s largest entertainment event as the Aspire Winter Festival kicked off on Thursday, February 1 and will run until May 1! Featuring over 50 activities for the whole family, it’s a great way to spend a day or evening together outdoors and keeping active!

There will be musical performances, a pop-up art gallery, 7D cinema, rock-climbing and archery stations, a circus and more! Plus, there will also be a dedicated food and beverage station featuring more than 14 outlets, and 30 shopping vendors.

Location: Aspire Zone
Date: Thursday, February 1 – Tuesday, May 1
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed

Best of Brits at Paloma

Paloma’s all-new resident band from the U.K., Dynamix is set to rock your socks off this Friday at the InterContinental Doha! Sing your heart out and hit the dance-floor and groove to covers by the likes of Jessie J., Adele, and more! So grab your friends and make it a party!

Location: Paloma, InterContinental Doha
Date: Friday, February 9
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Phone: (+974) 4484-4919
Website: Click for reservations here.

George Michael: A Tribute

Head to the Hilton Doha and catch one of the most spectacular performance tributes to George Michael live on-stage for the first time in Qatar. Enjoy, reminisce, and dance the night away to some of his most iconic songs and let his music live on!

Location: Hilton Doha
Date: Thursday, February 8 & Friday, February 9
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Ticket Purchase: Q-Tickets
Price: QR 350 (Includes open international buffet & selected beverages)
Phone: (+974) 5077-7533

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Mall of Qatar Bubble Show

Whether you’re a kid – or simply a kid at heart, who doesn’t love playing with bubbles! Bring the whole family down to the Mall of Qatar to catch the last day of this spectacular entertainment and bubble show!

Kids will see a valiant pirate brave the watery depths after his ship was wrecked in a heavy storm and follow him on his journey as he befriends different underwater inhabitants such as Medusas, Amphibian Man, and the Sea Chameleon, as they share with him the wonders and treasures of the undersea bubble word they call home!

Location: Central Oasis, Mall of Qatar
Date: Until Saturday, February 10
Time: 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed

Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra: Pictures at an Exhibition

Head to the Katara Opera House for a rousing night at the symphony, as the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra as Conductor of Honour, Dmitrij Kitajenko leads the QPO, with soloist Christopher Park on the piano.

Performing compositions from Paul Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Concerto No. 27 in B Flat Major, and Modest Mussorgsky’s, Pictures at an Exhibition, arranged by Maurice Ravel. This is one evening of culture that’s not to be missed!

Location: Opera House, Katara Cultural Village
Date: Saturday, February 10
Time: 7:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Ticket Purchase: Online
Price: QR 75-QR 200

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