A wide range of events from a drive-in cinema, flower, lights to a food festival 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.
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.
The 11th edition of the Qatar International Food Festival invites all food enthusiasts in the country to enjoy special culinary experiences at 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!
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.
Catch the finals of Red Bull Neymar Jr’s Five at Mshereib Downtown Doha! This football competition 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.
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.
Enjoy Disney classics at the drive-in cinema experience! Watch movies like 101 Dalmatians, Despicable Me, Minions, Abominable etc! Will you be going?
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The 4th edition of the Flower Festival at Souq Waqif is running until 11 December 2021. A wide variety of plants and flowers from local farms and nurseries will be showcased throughout the festival. Saplings, tools, fertilizers etc, are also available!
This is your opportunity to see real-life versions of the famous Hot Wheels monster trucks toys including fan favorites - Bone Shaker™, Tiger Shark, V8 Bomber™, Demo Derby, Race Ace™ and an all-new Bigfoot®, the first-ever collaboration between Hot Wheels and Bigfoot. Are you ready for the smashing, crashing, and epic monster truck competitions and battles?!
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.
Qatar National Library (QNL) has planned an array of interactive events as part of its celebrations of Qatar National Day. Dive into discussions and 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 07, 2021, 4 pm to 5 pm | December 14, 2021, 4 pm to 4:30 pm
All pictures are made with tiny dots of color! Bring the materials below and prepare to celebrate Qatar National Day by creating an art piece using the dotting technique.
The Story of Msheireb - December 08, 2021, 4 pm to 5 pm
Qatar National Library, in cooperation with Msheireb Museums, is screening a film that tells the stories of four houses in Msheireb, built by hands that strived to create a better future for Qatar.
- 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.
Enjoy 8 interactive installations, 1 musical water show and the largest ever monumental LED installation in Qatar, according to the Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads & Public Places. 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.
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.
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).
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.
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