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Things To Do In Doha: December 2 - December 9, 2018

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There truly is no better hangover cure than a delicious juicy BURGER! prepare yourself as you’re going to want to have a taste of all of the incredible burgers on offer at Doha Burger Festival happening at Katara. Or maybe you want to be spellbound by Qatar’s first ever International Light Festival. Check out these below and more awesome events happening this week.

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December 3, 2018

Geekdom 2018

This year at Qatar’s largest pop-culture event, celebrating inner-geek with a host of fantastic activities for nerds of all kinds! FroM cool cosplay day to edge-of-your-seat video game tournaments, and more – there's something for everyone! So join there to enjoy everything unique and ingenious in motion arts and visual storytelling at Katara this 29 November to 3 December. Geekdom is a truly unique community engagement platform. It offers diverse and unique experiences for people to showcase their passion for motion arts and visual storytelling (Art, Film, Video games, Comic books, Animation and Television).

Geekdom gives the opportunity for many creatives, such as character designers, concept artists, storyboard artists and fan artists, to demonstrate their skills and share them with the community. This includes selling their arts and products.

Event Details:

Location: Katara Buildings 18 & 19
Date: November 29 - December 3
Time: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed, Entrance is FREE
Email: [email protected]

December 4 - 8, 2018

Doha Burger Festival 2018

Your much anticipated burger festival is back for the second edition. This year the festival will take place at Katara with an area of 15,000 sqm which is 4 times bigger than last year's festival. The festival will start on December 4, 2018, 12:00 PM and will end on December 8, 2018, 12:00 AM.

Doha Burger Festival 2018 is a great destination for youths, families, and kids. This year DBF has signed an entertainment partnership agreement with one of the biggest entertainment companies in Qatar where they will bring the biggest Bounce Kingdom in the country to the festival along with other activities for adults and kids such as Skill Game, Trampolines, Game Stations, Football Dart, and many other activities on ground and on stage.

Event Details:

Location: Katara Cultural Village, Doha, Qatar
Date: December 4 - 8
Time: 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Phone: 55245081
Email: [email protected]

December 5, 2018

Architecture, Arts and Design; (Re)Inventing the Public Space

Explore ideas, concepts and theories in unfolding hidden thoughts about the role of Architecture, Arts, and Design in re-inventing the public space and creating a dynamic, engaging and healthy environment for the community. Speakers are Dr. Fodil Fadli, Head of Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, Qatar University, Eng. Bronwyn Rigney, Principle Urban and Regional Planner, Arcadis, Victoria Pratt, Creative Director, Invisible Flock, Prof. Ali A. Alraouf Prof. of Architecture and Urban Theories from Urban Planning Department, Ministry of Municipality and Environment. Registration required to book your space to the event.

Event Details:

Location: Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar
Date: December 5
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Price: It's free!
Phone: 44251811
Email: [email protected]

December 6 - 8, 2018

International Light Festival in Qatar

For the first time in Qatar, Light Me Lusail, The international light festival will kick off at Lusail Marina Eastern Promenade from 6th to 8th of December 2018.

The festival promises to be an evening of magical wonder and enchantment. The evening sky will be lit up with different colours that promise to come to life on the horizon leaving you fascinated and entranced. Bring your family; bring you friends. Join and be part of this enlightening evening that is sure to leave you spellbound and awestruck. It'll be an evening to remember!

Location: Lusail Marina Eastern Promenade
Date: December 6 - 8
Time: 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed, it's free!

December 7, 2018

2018 Qatar Winter Dragon Boat Festival

Experience the thrill of the dragon boat racing and participate in the ultimate team sport. Team registration is now open. To watch the event video, click HERE!

Event Details:

Location: Grand Hyatt Doha Hotel & Villas, Doha, Qatar
Date: December 7
Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Phone: 5505 2204
Email: [email protected]

Until December 7, 2018

Qatar Strongest Man 2018

Wanna compete in Strongest Man Competition? Well, the registration is now open to strength athletics for Qatar’s Strongest Man (QSM) which is scheduled to take place on the 7th of December. Only the eight strongest and fastest entrants who successfully complete the physical challenges will proceed to the actual competition. Challenges include a 200kg deadlift, a farmer’s 20m walk while carrying 120 kg in each arm, and a giant 160kg tire flip.

Event Details:

Location: Aspire
Date: 16 November - 7 December
Time: 4:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Price: It's free!

Until December 8, 2018

The 29th Doha International Book Fair

We're sure that you love books. An amazing book exhibition has started for you at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) with the participation of hundreds of publishing houses representing 30+ countries in the world! The book fair is open from 9am to 9pm daily, except on Friday (from 4pm to 10pm) and Thursday (from 9am to 10pm) and will run until December 8.

Event Details:

Location: Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre
Date: November 29 - December 8
Time: 9:00 am
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed, free entry

Let us know which events you plan to visit in the comments below. Also, don't forget to like and share this article!