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Posted On: 28 August 2016 01:37 pm
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Things To Do in Doha This Week: August 28 - September 4

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Check out ILQ's top picks of events happening in Doha this week! It's the last week for the Summer Festival, so before it ends make sure you check it out if you haven't yet! Also lined up for this week: art installations, music-filled evenings, more swimming and water activities, as well as Pokémon fun! You can't miss out on these!

August 28 Sunday - September 4 Sunday

Qatar Summer Festival 2016 – Entertainment City - Everyday
Awesome rides, tons of games, life-size fun, and even live shows EVERY day! It’s non-stop entertainment at the QSF Entertainment City!

From August 1-31 come “Color Your Summer” at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center with a spectacle of fun, creativity and smiles!

Ticket purchase and price:
-Fun Pass: QR120 per person
-Entrance Pass: QR15 per person
Time: 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Visit their website for more details:
-Entrance Only and Fun Passes are valid on date of purchase only
-Top-Up Cards are valid from Aug 1 – 31, 2016
-Broken or lost Passes and/or QSF Top-Up Cards cannot be replaced, honored, or refunded

Water Sports Activities at the Sharq Village & Spa - Everyday
The Sharq Village & Spa is introducing water sports facilities and activities in the hotel! Guests seeking a relaxing sea experience may rent stand up boards, kayak and pedal boats from the beach available every day!

Price: At-the-door to rent various beach equipment.
Time: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Visit their website for more details:
Note: Open to hotel guests and members of the public.

Pool and Beach membership at the Sharq Village & Spa

Gain access to an exclusive world of exceptional benefits at the luxury beachfront resort. The annual membership entitles guests and their family members to VIP reservation benefits, dining benefits, preferential access to amenities and services.

Price: QR250 a day for adults, QR125 for children

Water Safety Program at the Sharq Village & Spa

In partnership with Lifesaving Victoria and Lifesaving Association of Sri Lanka, Sharq Village and Spa will be hosting the Water Safety program for guests from August to December 2016. Children aged 4 and above with accompanying adults will learn water safety basics including these topics: be aware and be prepared, everyday lifesaver, survival strategies, rescue strategies and safe body-boarding.

Price: Free - open to hotel guests and public.

Bazar and Back-to-School - Everyday
The Women’s Section of Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services (RAF) has opened a charity event, ‘Bazar and Back-to-School’ at its headquarters in Al Duhail.

The event offers Eid dresses for children and adults, household items, and stationery donated by companies and philanthropists for the needy people. The event continues until September 1.

The event aims at providing goods at low prices to needy families for Eid al-Adha and for children who will be back to school when the new academic year starts next month.

The event aims at helping families buy school supplies for children before the schools open.

Price: Free
Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm everyday, 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm on Fridays.
Where: Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services in Duhail.
Visit their website for more details:

‘Red / Red’ Art Installation - Everyday
Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha has dedicated part of its museum to a new display of work by Turkish artist Aslı Çavuşoğlu.

On show from 22nd May – 11th September 2016, the installation, entitled Red / Red, is on view in Mathaf’s Project Space, dedicated to emerging artists and curators’ experimentations with new ideas and forms of presentation.

This is the first presentation at Mathaf of Red / Red, following its production for the 14th Istanbul Biennial. The installation comprises six delicate drawings made on worn papers and 10 handmade notebooks made with two inks: Armenian red, extracted from the endangered Armenian cochineal insect, and Turkish red, now used in the national flag.

A number of educational events and initiatives will be taking place as part of this installation exhibitions.

Price: Free
Time: 11:00 pm - 6:00 pm, everyday, except on Fridays: 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm, and Mondays it’s closed.
Where: Mathaf Museum
Visit their website for more details:

Lava Nights at the InterContinental Doha - Everyday
Every evening hosts a different themed night at Lava in the InterContinental Doha. There’s Splash Sundays, SUBculture Mondays, Gravity Tuesdays, Ladies’ Night Wednesdays, Thursday Vibes, Lava Love Fridays, and Saturday Night Beats! Every night offers you a great time with great music from various DJs. From House to Hip hop, Lava’s got you covered!

Price: Free, except Wednesdays where men can pay QR80 and get a complimentary drink.
Time: 8:00 pm onwards
Where: InterContinental Doha, near Katara
Visit their website for more details:

Splash and Dash - Sunday and Wednesday
Beginner or Pro, we have something for everyone. The popular swimming and running open sessions are back in the new season of Aspire Splash and Dash annual event. The sessions will kick off in August and will be held twice a week (every Sunday and Wednesday) during the evening hours.

Splash and Dash is open for all male and female participants at least 9 years old. Participants must know how to swim in order to register in the swimming sessions.

Registration: On-site registration (subject to availability) is open from August 3-31 from at Splash & Dash Registration Desk by the Dome main entrance reception.

-Registration from 3-10 August at 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm;
-Registration from 11-31 August at 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm.
-Online registration here:

Price: QR10 per session (1 hour)
Time for sessions: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Sessions will take place at two of the main Aspire Dome facilities: the swimming pool and the athletic track.
Visit their website for more details:

Pokémon Go Qatar Hunting & Meet-Up - Friday
The Pokémon Go 2nd meet-up will takes place at newest Splash Water Park at Katara Beach #4 with plenty of water attractions and water games to add more flavor to the Pokémon Go meet-up Experience.

Since the meet-up will be on the beachside, Pokémon Go players can catch Pokémon in and on the water from the boats and slides.

Khalifa Al Haroon, or popularly known as Mr. Q of ILQ, will be giving away a limited edition Pokémon Gold card to the best player for our 2nd meet-up as well!

Price: QR60 for registration/entrance inclusive of games and unlimited rides.
Free for 7 yrs old and younger.
Ticket purchase: At the door
Time: 3:00 pm
Where: Katara Cultural Village, Beach #4

What events do you plan on going to this week? Have you been to any of them before? Comment below!