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Posted On: 2 January 2022 10:00 am
Updated On: 16 January 2022 04:43 pm

Things to do in Doha: 2-8 January 2022

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It's 2022 and the first week has many exciting events lined up for you - check them out here! Are you ready for what's coming up?! Our Things To Do listing comes out every Sunday at 10 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.

5 January 2022

Turkish Super Cup Final 2020-2021: Beşiktaş vs. Antalyaspor

Turkish Super Cup Final 2020-2021: Beşiktaş vs. Antalyaspor
Image credit: beIN Sports

Turkish Super Cup between Beşiktaş and Antalyaspor will be happening in Doha! This big match will happen at the Ahmad bin Ali Stadium. Which team are you rooting for?!


  • Location: Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium (Al Rayyan Stadium)
  • Date: 5 January 2022
  • Time: 08:45 pm - 10:45 pm
  • Ticket Purchase: Online
  • Price: General - QR 50
  • Website: Buy Tickets

Until 6 January 2022

Microsoft: Imagine Cup 2022 Qatar competition

Microsoft: Imagine Cup 2022 Qatar competition
Image credit: Microsoft

Students gather up as this is a great opportunity for you to nurture new skills, access exclusive Microsoft training, and unlock mentorship opportunities with the chance to win great prizes! ‘Imagine Cup 2022’ in Qatar will mark the tournament’s 20th anniversary as bright young minds leverage Microsoft's cutting-edge technologies to deliver innovative solutions in the categories of Earth, Education, Health, and Lifestyle.

The focus is on two of the most sought-after digital skills worldwide: Artificial Intelligence (AI-900) and the Microsoft Azure Data Fundamentals (DP-900). Once the ongoing training program is complete, 10 teams will be selected to compete in the local Imagine Cup 2022’s finals taking place on February 24, 2022. Qatar’s champion will go forward to represent the nation in the next round on the global stage. Know more about this here.

The World Champion will receive:

  • Win USD $100,000.
  • A Microsoft Azure grant.
  • A mentoring session with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella.
  • Make an impact through coding, collaboration, and competition. Innovate with a passion to tackle global issues and bring your tech solution to life in the Imagine Cup.


  • Location: People-based out of Qatar can participate
  • Date: Until 6 January 2022
  • Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
  • Ticket Purchase: Online
  • Price: Register and participate now! - It's free!
  • Website:

Until 8 January 2022

Doha Quest's WinterFest

Things to Do
Image credit: Doha Quest

It’s the season to be chilly.️ Mark your calendars for WinterFest, Qatar’s immersive indoor theme park where a world of snowy wonders awaits you until 8 January 2022! Discover a sleigh-full of holiday activities, whimsical décor, seasonal food and drinks & much more!

Doha Quest’s festivities will include an enchanting transformation of the park with sparkling lights, a winter tunnel, a life-size holiday lantern, a magical wintery forest, and more, giving guests an unforgettable experience and a chance to capture magical shots throughout the event. A limited number of tickets are available, so get yours soon!


  • Location: Doha Oasis, Al Khaleej Street, Doha - Qatar
  • Date: Until 8 January 2022
  • Time: Tuesday to Sunday: 2 pm - 11 pm
  • Ticket Purchase: Online: or at Doha Quest’s ticketing counter
  • Price: QR 225 (adults 13 and above); QR 150 (juniors aged 4-12); children under 4-years are free of charge

Until 13 January 2022

Ektashif - Turkey 2021 at Fire Station

Ektashif - Turkey 2021 at Fire Station
Image credit: Qatar Museums

Art lovers rejoice as a new exhibition has been unveiled! Ektashif - Turkey 2021 is an Art Exhibition by a group of Qatari Artists: Ali Al Kuwari, Muna Al Bader, Naeema Al Hail, Mashael Al Hejazi, Zainab Al Shibani, and Ahmed Al Ali, inspired by their trip to Turkey discovering important historical landmarks of Istanbul and traditional Islamic art techniques. Will you be going?!


  • Location: Fire Station Building
  • Date: Until 13 January 2022
  • Time: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
  • Price: General entry - It's free!
  • Website:


Ladies Night at Oxygen Park

Ladies Night Oxygen park
Image credit: Education City

It's time to get fit! Stay fit at Oxygen Park, located at Education City and stay active during their Ladies Night where you can run, jog, play a game of football or volleyball, or simply walk with your friends! This is a free event. Don't forget to share this event with your friends!


  • Location: Oxygen Park
  • Date: Every Monday and Tuesday
  • Time: 06:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Price: It's free!
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Until 28 January 2022

Al Thuraya Planetarium Shows

Al Thuraya Planetarium Shows
Image credit: Katara Cultural Village

Don't miss out on the ongoing Al Thuraya Planetarium shows that are scheduled until 28 January 2022. You can scan the code on the image to register for your preferred show through the planetarium site.


  • Location: Al Thuraya Planetarium
  • Date: Until 28 January 2022
  • Time: 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
  • Ticket Purchase: Online
  • Price: Registration required - It's free!
  • Phone: +974 4408 2067
  • Website:

1 March 2022

Short Film Competition by Qatar Museums

Qatar Museums
Image credit: Qatar Museums

Love filmmaking? Participate in the Short Film Competition by Qatar Museums. The competition highlights Qatar’s extraordinary museums and allows filmmakers 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.


Until 31 March 2022

On Silence by Kader Attia at Qatar Museums

On Silence by Kader Attia at Qatar Museums
Image credit: Qatar Museums

Do you love visiting art exhibitions? Explore this one by Kader Attia, brought to you by Qatar Museums. This exhibition reflects on silence through works that provoke an appreciation of postcolonial trauma and the process of psychiatric ‘repair’. Are you ready for this one of a kind experience?

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  • Location: Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
  • Date: Until 31 March 2022
  • Time: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Ticket Purchase: Online
  • Price:
    • Child 0–16 Resident of Qatar - It's free!
    • Child 0–16 Non-resident Qatar - It's free!
    • Student Resident of Qatar - It's free!
    • Student Non-resident of Qatar - QR 15
    • Adult Resident of Qatar - QR 15
    • Adult Non-resident of Qatar - QR 30
  • Website:

Until 31 March 2022

Artist designer Virgil Abloh Exhibition at Fire Station

virgil abloh
Image Credit: Qatar Museums

Have you heard of the acclaimed American artist and designer Virgil Abloh? Qatar Museums is presenting a retrospective of the artist at the Garage Gallery at Doha Fire Station. This is the first museum exhibition of his work to be presented in the Middle East, Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech and is on view until 31 March 2022. With more than 55 works, the exhibition will offer an in-depth look at Abloh's work over the years.


  • Location: Garage Gallery at the Fire Station
  • Date: Until 31 March 2022
  • Time:
    • Saturday to Thursday: 09:00 am – 07:00 pm
    • Friday: 01.30 pm – 07:00 pm
  • Ticket Purchase: Online
  • Price: Adult - QR 50
  • Website:

    Which of these will you be definitely doing this week? Do let us know in the comments section below! Do share this article - it keeps us going!