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Posted On: 18 March 2018 02:04 pm
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Things To Do In Doha: March 18 - March 25, 2018

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With so many things to do in Doha, are you often overwhelmed, or spoiled for choice? No worries! We have put together a superb collection of great activities to tempt you to leave the sofa and venture out and about! From scrumptious food festivals with live cookery displays, sports, lake festival and much more to explore in the week to come, here are our latest recommendations for awesome things to do in Doha!

Our events list will be out every Sunday. Keep following ILQ for more event updates and information! For more information visit

March 8 – May 8, 2018

Al Bidda Park Spring Bazaar

Spend your spring at Qatar's best family destination - Al Bidda Park and enjoy a wide range of delicious food, tons of live performances, Trampoline Park, and so much fun at just one stop starting from March 8th until May 8th.

Location: Al bidda Park, Doha, Qatar
Date: March 8 – May 8
Time: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
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March 9 - 31, 2018

Family Fun Fair at Lagoona Mall

Lagoona Mall, Doha’s premium shopping and lifestyle destination launched its Family Fun Day at the Piazza running on every weekend from March 9 to 31 where exciting and entertaining activations await the whole family.

The Piazza at Lagoona Mall transformed into a gigantic fairground-themed play area with loads of adventurous games that will engage the whole family with fun. Visitors can enjoy amazing encounters at the packed obstacle courses, plenty of inflatable bouncy castles, VR, Gran Turismo PS4 setup and much more. Kids will also have the opportunity to enjoy face painting and crafting activities.

Promoting outdoor family activities, the Family Fun Fair has something to enjoy for all ages, from games to entertainment and shopping to dining. The event will take place every Friday and Saturday until the 31st of March 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Location: Lagoona Mall, Pizza Court
Date: March 9- 31
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
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March 15 - 25, 2018

Qatar International Food Festival 2018

As the country's only international food festival, QIFF 2018 brings culinary and cultural experiences from all corners of the globe to Qatar's residents and visitors. Festival favourites are back this year such as the signature Live Cooking Theater with participation from internationally renowned chefs such as US MasterChef Christine Ha, Qatar's very own Aisha AlTamimi, Kuwaiti cook Fawaz AlOmaim, Indian celebrity chef Ajay Chopra, Lebanese celebrity chef Ramzi Choueiri, and the Michellin Star chef who has been preparing the post-Oscars feast for 24 years, Wolfgang Puck.

Also back this year, is the Health Zone which encourages conscious eating habits and life choices that promote overall well-being. Festival-goers can enjoy free fitness classes to get their blood pumping while enjoying the outdoor festivities at Hotel Park.

This year, QIFF is also shedding a spotlight on locally-owned coffee shops which have become contemporary symbols of cultural and social exchange. The dedicated Coffee Zone provides coffee lovers a chance to immerse themselves in the bean's rich aromas and flavours.

Opening Hours: 4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. (Saturday - Wednesday)
4:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m. (Thursday & Friday)
Location: Hotel Park Doha
Date: March 15 - 25
Time: 12:00 a.m.
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
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March 17 - 18, 2018

St Patrick’s day at Irish harp

You do not need a drop of Irish blood in your veins to celebrate the wearin' of the green - when it comes to St. Patrick's Day, everyone is a little Irish. Happy Hour All Night & FREE entrance for all!

Location: Al Corniche Street, P.O. Box 6000, Doha
Date: March 17- 18
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Price: Happy hour all night
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March 18 – 24, 2018

The 34th Traffic Week

The 34th traffic week started on March 18 and will continue until March 24 at Darb al Saai, entitled “Your life is a trust”.

The celebrations this year is considered different thanks to the interactive, educational, awareness activities and service programs offered which will be in Dar Al Saai for the first time.

The activities are open for the public from the morning 8.00 a.m. till 9.00 p.m. in two shifts. More than 60 entities have joined the celebration this year. There are activities in different parts of the country other than Doha under the traffic departments in Shamal, South and Dukhan.

The associated activities include events at Souq Waqif, Traffic Fort and special areas for productive families. The main venue in Darb al Saai include activities for children and some youth initiatives through youth hostel centers and Qatar University.

Special counters have been placed for traffic licensing affairs department that will introduce licensing procedures, Metrash 2 services and theoretic and practical tests of driving. All services of the traffic can be learned through the pavilions lined up in the exhibition such as Talaa camera for traffic violations, Fahes services, driving training by driving schools and services of insurance companies.

Location: Darb al Saai
Date: March 18 - 24
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
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March 19 - 20, 2018

‘The Future Is Now’ Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference 2018

For the first time in the Middle East, Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) and Singularity University (SU) are partnering to open a window into how a new wave of technology will shake up the world – by bringing tomorrow into today.

Under the umbrella of the Qatar Foundation Annual Research Conference 2018 (ARC’18) - taking place from March 19-20 at Qatar National Convention Centre. ‘The Future Is Now’ is an amazing opportunity to explore the impact of rapidly-accelerating technologies that are set to shape industries, societies, and every aspect of our lives.

‘The Future Is Now’ will feature the most in-demand speakers from SU – a global community focused on using exponential technologies to solve the world’s greatest challenges – and 20 exceptional global startups whose ideas and products are redefining the possible. By participating, you will gain a unique insight into the game-changing opportunities that these technologies bring within reach, and how to capitalize on them.

So don’t miss your chance to experience technology’s tomorrow, before it even arrives!

Location: Qatar National Convention Centre
Date: March 19 - 20
Time: 7:30 a.m.
Ticket Purchase: Online
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March 21 – 24, 2018

11th Artistic Gymnastics World Cup

Enjoy World Class competition and encourage all national gymnasts and support the further promotion of Gymnastics. This prestigious event will gather during 4 days, more than 150 Gymnasts including Olympic Champions coming from all around the World (more than 30 countries will be participating in the event).

Location: Aspire Dome
Date: March 21 - 24
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Ticket Purchase: Online
Price: QR 30 - QR 100

Competition programs:

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Qualifications MAG : Floor - Pommel Horse - Rings WAG : Vault - Uneven Bars Schedule: 3:30 - 7:30 Free access

Thursday, March 22, 2018 Qualifications MAG: Vault - Parallel Bars - Horizontal Bar WAG: Balance Beam - Floor Schedule: 3:30 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. Free access

Friday, March 23, 2018 Apparatus Finals MAG: Floor - Pommel Horse - Rings WAG: Vault - Uneven Bars Schedule: 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Tickets: QR 30 / QR 50 / QR 100 Children below 6: FREE access

Saturday, March 24, 2018 Apparatus Finals MAG : Vault - Parallel Bars - Horizontal Bar WAG : Balance Beam - Floor Schedule: 4:00 - 7:00 Tickets : QAR 30 /QR 50 / QR 100 Children below 6 : FREE access

March 21 – 25, 2018

Education Festival

The Education Festival is to highlight and celebrate innovation and creativity in education, featuring a unique and hands-on Innovation Expo, inviting local businesses and enterprises to interact with our community and offer interactive and engaging activities. This is a wider reference to providing Life Skills and innovative 21st Century Skills to support students for success in their learning, future careers and in their personal lives.

As the countdown of the Education Festival has just started we are excited to welcome the public their families to join the innovation expo, participate in 180+ Skills workshops and participate in our raffles and prize giveaways.

Location: QNCC, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar
Date: March 21 - 25
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
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March 23 – 24, 2018

Neymar Jr's Five - Qualifier 3

You still have the chance to OUTPLAY THEM ALL and pave your way to the national Final in Qatar on March 30th! Education City is set to be packet with competing 5 aside teams on Friday, March 23 and Saturday, March 24!

Location: Education City, Al Luqta Street, Ar-Rayyan, Doha
Date: March 23 - 24
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Price: It's free!
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Aspire 2nd Lake Festival

Aspire Zone Foundation brings you a poetic and dazzling show that takes you on a magical journey, to follow a young Arab man, searching the world for a rear pearl that gives him peace and happiness.

The show will premiere on Aspire Lake with fireworks, and is orchestrated by a team of 40 talented artists Directed by Christophe Berthonneau.

Location: Aspire Lake
Date: 23 - 24 March
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Ticket Purchase: Online
Price: QR10- QR 30
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Esrar Race

This year, the individual race will be 5 kilometers long and will consist of 20 unique obstacles. The race is designed to challenge, motivate, and to push participants to their limits. With the addition of the second day team relay, we aim to showcase the joy of partaking in competitive sports to the whole community in Qatar. Each teams will consist of 3 members, and teams will compete in a head-to-head knock out format. This year, the Race will be held over the weekend in the beautiful Aspire Park, and will have an amazing spectator section as well as a vendor village, offering fun and entertainment for the whole family. Our VIP ambassadors include Mutaz Barshim and Emad Al Hosni - both will be present on the day of the race and will be mingling with participants! Check out our Instagram page for updates!

Location: Aspire Park Running Trail
Date: March 23 - 24
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Ticket Purchase: Online
Price: Individual – QR 300, Teams – QR 700
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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Earth hour yoga

Over the years, Earth Hour, supported by WWF has grown to become a huge celebration and reminder to all of us to Go Green. This year practice Yoga and Meditation during the Earth Hour to energies yourself with your favorite instructor, Vishnu till the lights go off!

Location: Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, Doha
Date: March 24
Time: 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Ticket Purchase: At the door
Price: QR 70(Per person)
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