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Posted On: 6 November 2016 03:13 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:16 pm

Things To Do in Doha This Week: November 6 - November 13

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We have exciting events lined up for you this week! From jazz festivals to Chinese film screenings, football matches, and more! We've got you covered! Stay tuned for our events list coming out next week as well. Keep following ILQ for more event updates and information!

November 6 Sunday - November 13 Sunday

European Jazz Festival 2016 — Sunday-Monday

The third edition of the popular annual event 'European Jazz Festival' will be held from November 2 to 7. This year’s edition is extraordinary in terms of the number of participating countries and the significant participation of the renowned international bands such as Atom String Quartet, Three Fall, along with many other bands that will rock Katara’s stage for the event.

Ticket purchase: No tickets needed
Venue: Katara Building 5
Time: 7:00 pm

DFI Cinema Presents Chinese Film Week — Sunday-Monday

In celebration of Qatar’s longstanding friendship with China, Doha Film Institute presents a showcase of important and groundbreaking cinema that has emerged from China and Hong Kong. The series features major box-office stars like Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee alongside the work of several acclaimed filmmakers, among them Chen Kaige, John Woo, Xiaogang Feng and Jia Zhang-ke.

All screenings will be followed by a question-and-answer period with Asian film expert Paolo Bertolin.

For those who wish to attend several screenings of the series, we offer a ticket package for QR100, which allows one ticket to each screening. Offer available online and in person while supplies last.

Price: QR100
Ticket purchase: At the door, online
Venue: Museum of Islamic Art Auditorium, Doha
Time: 7:30 pm
Visit their website for more details:

Track Days at Losail International Circuit — Thursday

Track days are now taking place at the Losail International Circuit!

Find below the dates of the coming Track Days (Cars or Bikes)

20th October - Car Track Day Evening
21st October - Bike Track Day Afternoon
3rd November - Car Track Day Evening
4th November - Bike Track Day Afternoon

Ticket purchase: At the door
Venue: Losail International Circuit
Time: 5:30 pm
Visit their website for more details:

The International Friendly Match: Qatar vs. Russia — Thursday
The international friendly match Qatar vs. Russia is set for kick off and will take place at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium (Al Sadd).

The match – set to take place in Doha – takes significance since both

countries are preparing to host the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cup editions respectively.

The Russia clash comes five days ahead of Qatar’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying game against China on November 15, QFA added.

Coached by Jorge Fossati, Qatar have played four Asian Zone qualifying fixtures in September and October.

Their last game was against Syria, which Qatar won at the Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium.

Currently Russia is ranked 53 while Qatar is 91 on the FIFA computer.

Price: It’s free
Ticket purchase: No tickets needed
Venue: Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium (Al Sadd)
Time: 7:00 pm
Visit their website for more details:

Al Wakrah Family Beach Clean up! — Friday
Let’s make Doha's beaches and ocean safe for wildlife and also for our children to enjoy. By raising awareness about the effects that rubbish left on the beach has on our oceans we can promote change on littering habits. Let’s work together by taking two bags each time you visit the beach to encourage change.

Please bring your own water and food. They will provide trash bags & gloves only.

Price: It’s free
Tickets: No tickets needed
Venue: Al Wakrah Family Beach
Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am

QAWS Woofstock Dog Show — Friday
The one and only fun Dog Show in Qatar is back!

With over 400 dogs visiting last year, Woofstock is a fantastic event to socialize your pooch and meet other dog lovers. All dogs are welcome to Woofstock on the condition that they are all fully vaccinated, social with other dogs & people and kept on a lead at all times.

What else will be there; pet accessories, QAWS & Woofstock merchandise, table top sale, bouncy castle, BBQ, sweets & cakes, face-painting, competitions, raffle, and lots more!

Why not enter your dog into the fun Dog Show? With 14 classes there is sure to be something for everyone. This year dogs are limited to entering a maximum of 3 classes, with no more then 15 dogs per class.

To enter your dog(s) in Woofstock, please email your dog's name, your name and contact details and the classes to be entered to [email protected]

Come along and join us for the 7th annual Woofstock Dog Show & Festival!


Price: QR50 (maximum 3 classes per dog!)
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Venue: Qatar Animal Welfare Society (QAWS), Bin Jassim Al Thani, Family Farm, Muaither, Doha, Qatar
Time: All day
Contact: +974 5539 6074

QatART Katara Handmade Market — Friday
Handmade Market with a wide variety of handcrafts from Qatar-based makers of art, craft and design.

Come support their creative community, pick up unique products and get inspired!

Entrance is free and everyone is welcome.

Price: It’s free
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Time: 3:00 pm
Venue: Katara Art Studios Courtyard - Building 19

World Diabetes Day Walkathon 2016 — Friday
The Qatar Diabetes Association, in collaboration with Landmark Group, will organize an awareness walkathon in addition to blood sugar tests, and nutrition counseling in a huge event, which takes place every year in Doha.

Walk length: Approximately 1 km

The participants will be provided with t-shirts, caps, healthy snacks and water for free at the event.

Price: QR100 for 15 mins of Karting
Venue: Museum of Islamic Arts Park (MIA Park)
Ticket purchase: No tickets needed
Time: 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm (gathering time 2:30 pm)

Family Fun Fridays in Qanat Quartier — Friday

Check out Qanat Quartier's "Family Fun Fridays" for a variety of amusing family activities at The Pearl-Qatar.

Activities: Stilt Walker, Games Booths, Drawing Area, Face Painting, Mascots, Balloon Twisting, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, Ice-Cream and much much more.

Price: It’s free
Ticket purchase: No tickets needed
Venue: Qanat Quartier, QQ5A, Piazza Level, near Diva Lounge Spa & Capstone Qatar.
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

What events are you planning to attend this week? Comment below!