What to do this week? Why not go through our list of events? Football action, art exhibitions and competitions, musical nights, and a food festival are just some of the exciting events that await you this week! Our Things To Do listing comes out every Sunday at 10:00 am, so do check it out. For more events around you, visit iloveqatar.net/events!
Note: 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.
Products inspired by Jeff Koons: Lost in America exhibition are available for sale at IN-Q gift shop at QM Gallery Al Riwaq and at IN-Q gift shop’s e-commerce website, www.inq-online.com. Items bought online can be shipped worldwide via DHL. A total of over 100 products will be available from the collection, ranging from apparel, accessories, posters, to exclusive figurines.
Part of the Qatar-United States 2021 Year of Culture, Jeff Koons: Lost in America exhibition will run until 31 March 2022 at the QM Gallery Al Riwaq, the expansive exhibition space located in MIA Park. This is Koons’ first exhibition in the Gulf region, which will feature more than sixty artworks drawn from his four-decades-long career, including some of his most iconic pieces such as Rabbit (1986), Balloon Dog (Orange) (1994–2000), and Play-Doh (1994–2014).
The 11th edition of the Qatar International Food Festival invites all food enthusiasts in the country to enjoy special culinary experiences at two scenic outdoor locations—Corniche and Al Bidda Park. Indulge in a wide range of food choices and several activities that range from live cooking, exciting competitions to entertainment and masterclasses. Alongside QIFF 2021 is the Doha Lights Festival that will surely give everyone a magical experience! Enjoy three weeks of gastronomic adventure and fun activities!
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The FIFA Arab Cup 2021™ will take place from 30 November to 18 December 2021. Sixteen of the Arab world’s top national teams are set to meet in Qatar for the first pan-Arab tournament to be held under the FIFA umbrella. This sports event will not only showcase the region’s passion for the beautiful game, but it will also serve as a great opportunity for competitors and spectators alike to experience the spirit of Qatar and the iconic stadiums that will host the FIFA World Cup Qatar™ in 2022.
RELATED: How to apply for the FIFA Arab Cup Qatar 2021™ Fan ID?
The US Embassy in Doha and Qatar Museums invite the public for the Qatar-USA closing concert on 29th November. The concert will feature a special performance by the US AFCENT Band and the Charlie Porter Jazz Quintet, featuring a variety of styles of American music and an exclusive collaborative piece between AFCENT Band and H.E. Salah bin Ghanim Al Ali, Minister of Youth and Sports.
Note: Only fully vaccinated attendees will be allowed to enter the venue. Children aged below 12 years will not be allowed to enter the venue.
Katara organizes the 11th Traditional Dhow Festival with an art competition. Qatar nationals and residents 18 years old and above, including those abroad, are invited to participate in the festival’s painting competition. The best painting will receive QR 30,000 while the second and third winners will get QR 20,000 and QR 10,000 respectively. Click here for the terms and conditions.
Qatar Museums is hosting the POW! WOW! international mural festival in Doha! First time in the MENA region, the street art festival will see 12 local, regional and international artists add striking artworks to walls around the Al Sadd Metro Station. The festival has been exhibited in 17 cities worldwide with the purpose of city beautification and community building. You will see artists working on their murals in real-time!
Calling all amateur footballers! Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five returns to Qatar in a special edition where the winners will represent Qatar on home turf at this year’s World Finals. The PSG striker is on the search for the seven best ballers in the world to take him on and his friends in a five-a-side match.
‘We Will Not Leave’ is inspired by graffiti art. Curated by Sheikh Khalifa Al Thani, the multi-media exhibit presents the works of 27 artists expressing the harsh realities of the Palestinians through powerful brushstrokes and creative modes of modern expression. This public exhibition is happening at Sikkat Wadi Msheireb.
Love going to farmer's markets and shop for locally produced items, fresh produce, food, etc? Farmer's Market is open in Msheireb every Saturday. Around 20 stalls will be placed along Sikkat Wadi. This is your chance to meet and support your local bakers, makers, brewers and creators.
Have you heard of the acclaimed American artist and designer Virgil Abloh? Qatar Museums will present a retrospective of the artist at the Garage Gallery at Doha Fire Station. This will be the first museum exhibition of his work to be presented in the Middle East, Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech will be 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.
Fashion lovers unite! Dior is celebrating its unique heritage with its first exhibition in the Middle East. This is taking place in Qatar, in collaboration with Qatar Museums, the exhibition is titled Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams. It will be presented at M7 at Msheireb Downtown Doha. The exhibition will be adapted specifically for Qatar, with some pieces making their public debut. Will you be attending?
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