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21 January 2018 12:00 pm

Things To Do In Doha: January 21- January 28, 2018

Khadiza Begum
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Winter is a wonderful time to enjoy some cool activities in Doha. There are so many awesome events happening across the city for the next seven days, from flower festivals to concerts, fashion shows, and much more to enjoy! Join us as we explore some delightful indoor and outdoor activities and choose which ones you'd like to attend!

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

January 11- 27, 2018

Flower Festival 2018

To promote locally-produced flowers, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment has organized the Flower Festival 2018 at three winter vegetable markets across Qatar running until January 27. 

The annual winter markets run by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment are located at Al Mazrouah (near Umm Salal), Al Khor, Al Thakira, and Al Wakrah. This weekend, the winter market will be at Al Khor/Al Thakira from January 18 to 20, while next weekend visitors can visit the festival at Al Wakrah from January 25-27.

Many flower-producing local farms are expected to participate in the festival with various varieties of flowers and flowering plants in large quantities. Local farms are preparing to register their presence in the festival in a big way -- so don't miss out!

Location: Al Khor/Al Thakira
Date: January 11- 27 
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed

January 18- 22, 2018

The Fifth Edition of Winter Festival 2018

Katara is all set to host the fifth edition of the Winter Festival from January 18-22, featuring an array of entertainment and cultural activities.

The festival is organized in cooperation with a number of entities, centre, and organizations located in Katara. The activities will comprise a number of performances, including a European show, as well as popular folkloric shows, entertaining events, and informative competitions.

In addition, the public will have an opportunity to acquire traditional and artistic pieces from Katara’s Traditional Souq, which will include a diverse range of pavilions that offer various products, such as textiles, perfumes and unique art pieces.

The Winter Festival will also see the Al Gannas Association participating with an exhibition and educational workshops for young falconers, as well as Al Dau and Hadad Al-Salukii at Katara’s Esplanade. In addition, the organizers of the Al-Galayel Championship will host an exhibition displaying collectibles and equipment from all previous championships. Moreover, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment is scheduled to organize ‘winter planting’ workshops for children.

An exclusive campaign on health awareness and free medical checkups for the public, together with blood sugar and blood pressure tests, and calculating body mass index, will be conducted by the Syrian American Medical Center, Al Hayat Medical Center, Bin Muftah Center, Naseem Al Rabeeh Medical Centre, Value Medical Center, and Boston Medical Care.

On the sideline activities of the festival, the Tamim Toast Master International Club will offer entertaining shows on the art of public-speaking and classic poetry, while the Bedaya Centre is participating with a display of new business startups held with an aim to educate the public on the various services provided by each project.

Location: Katara Esplanade
Date: January 18-22
Time: 4:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Email: [email protected]

January 18 – 28, 2018

Souq Waqif Shopping Tour with Embrace Doha

Join this expert-led group walk through Souq Waqif with Embrace Doha, discussing and discovering local handicrafts, thobes and abaya tailoring and fabrics, accessories, perfumes, art, coffee, dates, and Qatari snacks. Tour capacity is limited. Don’t miss out on a culture-filled shopping experience! Reserve your spot now as tickets are limited!

Location: Souq Waqif, Doha, Qatar
Date: January 18 - 28            
         Men’s Tour: January 19- 26          
         Women’s Tour- January 18- 25           
         Family Tour -January 20- 27 
Time: 05:00 p.m. 
Ticket Purchase: At the door Price: QR 150(Online payment via PayPal or cash on the day) No. of persons per tour: 8 to 15 persons 
Phone: (+974)7738-8808 or 6668 2988. 
Email: [email protected] 

January 21 – 23, 2018

Fashion Design Course by Alejandro Resta

Alejandro Resta is in a continuous process of innovation, searching for new luxury materials and unique designs that represent the pinnacle of Spanish Women's Fashion. His 12 collections won him the Spanish Women's-Wear Best Designer of the Year Award. In Doha for this exclusive master-class with the help of his brand's Fashion Director Carlos Sánchez, Alejandro teaches his hands-on process for creating clothes that push boundaries and set trends. Learn his construction techniques, how he creates unique shapes and silhouettes, and how you can develop your own ideas, from the first sketch to the final piece.

Create your own trends

In a three-day series of lessons, Spanish iconic designer Alejandro Resta teaches his process for creating innovative, award-winning fashion. Alejandro and Carlos use sketches, samples, and case studies of their own garments to teach you how to create clothing that sets the trends.

100% exclusive

Learn from and meet the famous Spanish designer and his brand Fashion Director, networking with them and other people with your interests. Get your 3-day certified course and enjoy fashion design in a state-of-the-art classroom at Hamad Bin Khalifa University.

Lesson plan

Introduction: Teach yourself design, finding inspiration, sketching your ideas. The Creative Process of Design: Choosing fabrics, creating shapes and silhouettes. Patterns and Moulage: Constructing your garment. Case Study: Construction techniques. From Idea to Runway: Moonlight 2017-2018 Case Study, working with a team and collaboration, runway shows, surviving the fashion industry, and Alejandro's journey.

Location: The Ritz-Carlton
Date: January 21 - 23
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.  
Ticket Purchase: Online
Price:  QR 2,000

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Shop Qatar Fashion Show: Thaher Baqer's glamorous collection

Immerse yourself in a journey of fashion and entertainment with runways featuring world-renowned couturiers! Don't miss Thaher Baqer's glamorous collection at Shop Qatar 2018's International Fashion Show on January 24 at the Mondrian Doha.

Location: Mondrian Doha
Date: January 24
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Ticket Purchase: Online

Shop Qatar Fashion Show: Spanish designer Alejandro Resta’s latest collection

Your brand-new tradition is here with international fashion brands on display just for you! Indulge in Spanish designer Alejandro Resta’s latest collection this Shop Qatar 2018 at the international Fashion Show on January 27 and enjoy his classic and structured patterns with intricate details and unique contemporary character.

Location: Mondrian Doha
Date: January 24
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Ticket Purchase: Online

Thursday, January 25, 2018

The Chainsmokers live in Qatar!

Shop Qatar, the country’s biggest shopping festival is set to return for its second edition with discounts on popular brands, car and cash prizes worth up to QR 4 million, and a colourful schedule of fashion and entertainment events. The festival will be held from January 7-February 7, 2018 under the slogan ‘A Brand New Tradition’.

Shop Qatar 2018 will offer a rich array of live performances by singing sensations and unlimited family-friendly entertainment in a festive, safe environment that reflects local culture and heritage. Confirmed artists include India’s Sonu Nigam and American duo and international band The Chainsmokers! Tickets are now available for purchase online on Virgin Megastore.

Location: Doha Exhibition and Convention Center
Date: January 25
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Ticket Purchase: Online
Price: General Admission - QR 275           
          Premium – QR 550           
          VIP – QR 990

January 25 - 26, 2018

Torba Farmers Market in Education City

Organised by the Qatar Foundation (QF), the Torba Farmers Market -- a Qatar-based initiative -- hosts a market delivering organic and locally-grown food and homemade products in Education City until February 28, 2018 every Thursday and Friday. Open to the public, the market was launched on November 16, 2017.

Location: Ceremonial Court, Education City, Ar-Rayyan 
Date: January 26 - 27, 2018 
Updated timings: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Every Friday) 
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Every Saturday) 
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed

Friday, January 26, 2018

Acoustic Bonfire Night

Enjoy an eight-hour excursion including a dune-bashing experience, Extreme Desert Show, acoustic night performances, bonfire with marshmallows,a BBQ and good vibes.

Event includes: Pick-up & drop-off from Doha at Hardee's, Old Airport Road; Professional drivers; Dune-bashing for one hour till you reach the Extreme Desert Show; Camping at the Inland Sea until sunset with bonfire & marshmallows; BBQ equipment (cook your own raw food); Soft drinks and water; Beach chairs; LED lights; Bonfire acoustic performances on guitar, Insurance.

Location: Inland Sea Beach, Al Wakrah 
Date: January 26
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Ticket Purchase: Online
Price: Adults – QR 260
          Kids – QR 185
          Car-Seat Space – QR 165 
Phone: (+974)3339-3323 
Email: [email protected] 

Saturday, January 27, 2018

The Color Run presented by Sahtak Awalan: Your Health First

Color Runners will feel on-top-of-the-world at the 2018 Color Run Qatar! Enjoy the brand‐new Foam Zone, a brand-new colour and, as always, get covered form head-to-toe in an array of colour! After the course, participants can write their aspirations on the Dream Wall and enjoy the ultimate colour party with family and friends at the Finish Festival…with colour throws! 

Each Color Runner will receive a limited‐edition Dream Tour race shirt, embroidered headband, a fun temporary tattoo, welcome card, and rainbow pencil. Deluxe Runners will receive all of this, plus VIP parking, a wristband, tutu, party socks, and sunglasses to rock on the day! Whether you bring your squad of BFFs, or your crew of kids and family, it’s a 5K course that will have everyone feeling like they’re on cloud nine. So don’t miss your only chance to be part of the Happiest 5k on the Planet!  

Location: Qatar National Convention Center 
Date: January 27
Time: Gates open at 7:00 a.m., first Color Runners set off at 8.30 a.m. 
Ticket Purchase: Online 
Price: Regular- QR 160
          Deluxe – QR 260
          Little (ages 4 and under) – QR 50
Email: [email protected] 

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Makeup Class by Joyce Bonelli

When it comes to predicting the next big trends in beauty and makeup, there's no one better guide than the purveyor of the contour herself, Joyce Bonelli. The celebrity makeup artist, designer, Mom, and mogul has been the mastermind behind every signature cats-eye and high-gloss cheekbone for the likes of Nicki Minaj, Emily Ratajkowski and, most famously, the Kardashians for over a decade.

Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Al Mukhtasar Ballroom
Date: January 27
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 
Ticket PurchaseOnline
Price: QR 2,000 (Refreshments Included)
Instagram Page: @joycebonelli

Which events will you be attending this week? Let us know in the comments section below! Also don't forget to like share this article.