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Posted On: 12 December 2021 10:00 am
Updated On: 9 January 2022 06:11 pm

Things to do in Doha: 12-18 December, 2021

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Looking for things to do in Qatar this week? You've come to the right place! Our Things To Do listing comes out every Sunday at 10:00 am, so do check it out. For more events around you, visit!

Here are the updates on the gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions effective 3 October. Kindly check with the respective event hosts before booking or participating.

As per COVID-19 restrictions set by the government, please make sure to abide by the precautionary measures such as wearing a mask, physical distancing, showing your Ehteraz green status, and frequent hand washing.

Until 17 December 2021

HEYA Arabian Fashion Exhibition 2021 at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center

HEYA Arabian Fashion Exhibition 2021 at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center
Image credit: Visit Qatar

HEYA Arabian Fashion Exhibition is coming back this year for its 18th edition! Explore, admire, and shop the latest trends in the modest fashion world from local and international designers.

Register as a visitor or an exhibitor now.

  • 12 December - 4 pm to 10 pm
  • 13-16 December - 10 am to 10 pm
  • 17 December - 3 pm to 10 pm

Please note the first day of the exhibition for men and women. The rest of the days are for women only.


  • Location: Doha Exhibition Convention Center
  • Date: 12 December 2021 - 17 December 2021
  • Time: All Day
  • Ticket Purchase: Online
  • Price: Registration required - It's free!
  • Website:

17 December 2021

Store 974's Street Fighter II Arcade Bash

Store 974's Street Fighter II Arcade Bash
Image credit: Store 974

Welcome to Store 974's Street Fighter II Arcade Bash! This tournament will be a throwback to the critically acclaimed classic fighting game, Street Fighter II played on arcade-style cabinets!


  • 1st Place - Full-Size Street Fighter II Arcade Cabinet
  • 2nd Place - Medium-Sized Arcade Machine
  • 3rd Place - Small Sized Arcade Machine

Tournament Format: Double Elimination / Best of 3


  • Players must present Green Ehteraz on entry.
  • Players must keep masks on and maintain social distancing at all times.
  • Players must display good behavior and sportsmanship.
  • All characters are permitted.
  • Flamenco Tavern stage is BANNED from the tournament.
  • Winner of match during set must keep the same character.
  • Loser of match during set may change character if he/she chooses.


17 December 2021

Doha's First Ever Qatar Creator Meet Up

Store 974
Image credit: Store 974

Store 974 will be having a streamer and content creator meet up! There is NO ENTRY FEE, just head over to Store 974 and enjoy the company of your fellow gamers starting at 3 pm.


  • Location: Store 974, The Gate Mall
  • Date: 17 December 2021
  • Time: Starts at 3 pm
  • Price: Free entry - It's free!
  • Website:

Until 18 December 2021

Cheer for your team in an open-air ambience at Lagoona Mall

Cheer for your team in an open-air ambiance at Lagoona Mall
Image credit: Lagoona Mall

Lagoona Mall is presenting a wonderful viewing experience for its visitors for the football matches taking place in Qatar until December 18. Here, football fans can support their national teams in an unparalleled environment that will put them in the heart of the action. The mall’s outdoor Piazza will turn to a festival pitch where fans can watch the games on two giant screens.

In addition, for those preferring a more private setting, the mall is offering special VIP pods and a double-decker experience where families or groups of friends can enjoy delectable cuisine while watching the matches on private personal screens. Check out their website for more information and enjoy their food from a variety of restaurants in an open-air ambience.


  • Location: The Piazza
  • Date: 1 December 2021 - 18 December 2021
  • Time: 06:00 pm - 12:00 am
  • Ticket Purchase: By phone
  • Price: VIP Pod - QR 350
  • Phone: +974 4471 8414
  • Website:

Until 17 December 2021

Qatar International Food Festival 2021

Things to do in Doha: 21-27 November, 2021
Image credit: Visit Qatar

It's the last week of the Qatar International Food Festival! Don't miss to catch it as you can indulge in a wide range of food choices and several activities that range from live cooking, exciting competitions to entertainment and masterclasses. Apart from QIFF 2021 is the Doha Lights Festival is also happening, so do check it out too! Enjoy some fun and exciting activities here!

RELATED: What's in store for you at Qatar International Food Festival 2021



KidZania Doha

winter camp
Image credit: KidZania Doha

Doha's koolest winter camp is finally here at KidZania Doha! For a weekly rate of QR 699, kids (aged 4-14 years old) can select from six exciting camps and enjoy a fully immersive week-long fun learning experience starting from 19-24 or 26 to 31 December.


  • Camps:
    • Age: 4-14 years old
      • Arts and crafts
      • Volunteering
      • Big Chef
      • Sports
    • Age: 6-14 years old
      • Media
      • STEM
  • For booking: +974 3073 2225 or +974 7771 5741
  • Booking link:
  • Weekly rate: QR 699
  • Timings:
    • Sunday - Thursday: 8AM - 2PM
    • Friday: 12 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Location: Behind Hyatt Plaza, Aspire Zone, Al Waab, Doha - Qatar
  • Website:
  • Facebook: @KidZaniaDoha
  • Instagram:
  • Twitter: @KidZaniaDoha

Until 18 December 2021

D'reesha Arts Festival in Education City

Things to do
Image credit: Education City

The D'reesha arts festival will provide a platform to celebrate creativity and artistic talents in Qatar. The six-day event will showcase performances in theatre, poetry, storytelling, music, education, research, and more. D'reesha is set to become an annual occasion to inspire creativity, nurture artistic expression, and expand Qatar's performing arts landscape.

  • Health Protocols: The festival will take place outdoors in open-air spaces
  • Ticketing: Registration through Education City Application (Free Entry)
  • Paid: Dine-in experience, special shows, and workshops (all available through Education City Application)


Until 18 December 2021

Semifinals & Finals of the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™

Things to do in doha 28 nov - 4 dec 2021
Image credit: Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy

The FIFA Arab Cup 2021™ is taking place until 18 December 2021 at some iconic stadiums that will host the FIFA World Cup Qatar™ in 2022! Did you know that Qatar is in the semi-finals?! Cheer for our national team and be sure to catch the semi-final and finals happening this week!

RELATED: Fan ID (Hay'ya Card) now optional for fans to use at FIFA Arab Cup matches


Until 18 December 2021

Katara Traditional Dhow Festival 2021

Things to do in Doha
Image credit: Katara Cultural Village

Katara Cultural Village is organizing the 11th Traditional Dhow Festival. Qatar nationals and residents 18 years old and above, including those abroad, are invited to participate in the painting competition. The best painting will receive QR 30,000 while the second and third winners will win QR 20,000 and QR 10,000 respectively. Click here for the terms and conditions.


Until 17 December 2021

Qatar Live 2021

Qatar Live 2021
Image credit: Visit Qatar

Qatar Live brings some of the top artists from the Arab world to perform right here in Qatar! Experience spectacular musical nights, hear your favourite songs, and let the artists light up the stage of Qatar Live.


  • Location: Doha Exhibition and Convention Center
  • Date: 2 December 2021 - 17 December 2021
  • Time: 08:00 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Ticket Purchase: Online
  • Price:
    • Diamond/VIP - QR 750
    • Platinum - QR 375
    • Gold - QR 290
    • Silver - QR 190
    • Wheelchair - QR 190
  • Website: Qatar Live 2021 tickets

17 December 2021

QND Fireworks from The Torch Hotel

QND fireworks
Image credit: Katara Cultural Village

Enjoy watching the amazing fireworks shows for Qatar National Day (QND) from The Torch Hotel, on December 17th at Aspire Park. Are you ready for this spectacle?


  • Location: The Torch Hotel
  • Date: 17 December 2021
  • Time: 07:00 pm onwards
  • Price: QR 25, buy from Burgeri Restaurant at Aspire Park, and Sukar Pasha Restaurant at Katara Cultural Village
  • Website:

Until 18 December 2021

Celebrate Qatar National Day with Qatar National Library

Image credit: QNL

Qatar National Library (QNL) has planned an array of interactive events as part of its celebrations of Qatar National Day. Invoke the national spirit by taking part in activities related to the country's environment, art, history, food and architecture during the celebrations.

Here are some of the events:

Dot, Dot, Dot! - December 14, 2021, 4 pm to 4:30 pm
All pictures are made with tiny dots of color! Prepare to celebrate Qatar National Day by creating an art piece using the dotting technique.

Hazawi from Qatar - December 15, 2021, 4 pm to 4:30 pm
On hot summer nights in old Doha, grandparents and grandchildren slept on the rooftops to catch the evening breeze. On those unforgettable nights, grandparents told mesmerizing Hazawi (stories) to the little grandchildren that spoke of a sea monster and a woman with donkey legs! In celebration of Qatar National Day, get ready to join from your home to listen to stories from Qatar's past.

Qatar Art Exhibition for Young Adults - December 18, 2021, 4 pm to 5 pm
In celebration of Qatar National Day, QNL invites all talented young adult artists to showcase their appreciation for Qatari culture through painting and other art forms. This two-hour session will give you the opportunity to work alongside several members of Qatar’s arts community.

- Some of the Library’s events and workshops will continue to be offered online until further notice. About 24 hours before the event, a librarian will send you the link you can use to attend.
- They have a variety of events; they are free to attend, some are for the general public and some are targeted for children.


  • Location: Qatar
  • Date: Until 18 December 2021
  • Time: 04:00 pm - 08:00 pm
  • Ticket Purchase: Online
  • Price: Come and participate - It's free!
  • Website:

Until 19 December 2021

Festive Lights of Doha (Doha Festive Lighting)

things to do
How amazing does this look?!

Enjoy 8 interactive installations, 1 musical water show and the largest ever monumental LED installation in Qatar! The light and sound shows will be held at the Corniche from Al Masrah Park to Pearl Monument, from 26 November to 19 December, coinciding with the Qatar International Food Festival. Check out the full details here.


  • Location: Doha Corniche
  • Date: 26 November 2021 - 19 December 2021
  • Time: 04:00 pm - 12:00 am
  • Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
  • Price: No tickets needed - It's free!

Until 28 December 2021

Painting Exhibition of Ara Group at Katara Cultural Village

Painting Exhibition of Ara Group at Katara Cultural Village
Image credit: Katara Cultural Village

Love art and paintings? The Painting Exhibition of Ara Group by Cultural Village Foundation – Katara, features the artists, Iman Maleki, Negar Neisari, Farkhondeh Ablou, Amin Pourmorshed, Mahdi Abdolhosseini, Mohammad (Vahid) Aliasgari. Will you be attending?


  • Location: Building 47 - Gallery 2
  • Date: 12 December 2021 - 28 December 2021
  • Time: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
  • Price: Come and visit - It's free!

1 March 2022

Short Film Competition by Qatar Museums

Qatar Museums
Image credit: Qatar Museums

Love making films? Participate in the Short Film Competition by Qatar Museums. The competition highlights Qatar’s extraordinary museums. Through the competition, filmmakers from Doha will be empowered to express and share the city’s most notable cultural aspects and their potential to create an inspiring, global impact that makes Doha stand out as the 2021’s Capital of Culture in the Islamic World.


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