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Posted On: 27 December 2020 10:00 am
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Things to do in Doha: December 27 - January 2, 2021

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With a few days to go for 2020 to end and the new year to begin, Qatar has many exciting events coming your way for the week. Which of these events are you looking forward to taking part in? Do click on https://www.iloveqatar.net/events to keep yourself updated with what's going on around you and to know about all the wonderful events happening in Qatar.

Ongoing

KidZania Doha Main Square Activities

KidZania Doha Main Square Activities
Image credit: KidZania Doha

Although the main KidZania role-playing activities are closed till further notice, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, KidZania Doha is offering some fun and exciting activities for 5 - 14-year-olds. Currently, there are two sets of activities.

  1. Painting class: a 45-minute all-inclusive painting class with food and beverage for QR 100 only per child. This is suitable for kids 5-14 y/old. Same schedule as the above-mentioned. Classes take place every 45 minutes.
  2. Set of 3 activities: This also costs QR 100 per child per slot for a duration of 1.5 hours. Kids can choose three activities from the below selection. When they make a pizza, they also get to eat that.
  • Slime Making
  • Pizza Making
  • Gardening
  • Solar Engineer
  • Baby Care
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Mask Making
  • Snowboard box (a new winter activity)

Details:

  • Location: Behind Hyatt Plaza, Aspire Zone, Al Waab
  • Date: Ongoing
  • Time: Sunday: Closed; Monday to Wednesday: 02:00 pm – 08:00 pm; Thursday to Friday: 02:00 pm – 09:30 pm; Saturday: 11:00 am – 08:00 pm
  • Ticket Purchase: At the door
  • Price: QR 100
  • Website: https://doha.kidzania.com/en-qa

Until 2 January 2021

5th Mahaseel Festival at Katara

5th Mahaseel Festival at Katara
Image Credit: Katara Cultural Village

Katara has announced once again it will organise Mahaseel Festival this year to offer consumers local produce freshly picked from Qatari farms.

Mahaseel Festival will open on December 23 and run until January 2 from 9 am to 9 pm at Katara’s Southern Area, after which the Mahaseel souq will continue to be open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until March 31.

Details:

  • Location: Katara’s Southern Area
  • Date: 23 December 2020 - 2 January 2021
  • Time: 09:00 am - 09:00 pm
  • Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
  • Phone: 182
  • Website: https://www.katara.net/

Until 27 December 2020

Unwasted at M7

Unwasted by M7
Image Credit: Unwasted by M7

UNWASTED is a community-based not-for-profit event that was designed with the aim of garnering greater public awareness and engagement on the issue of pre/post-consumer waste in the fashion and design industries. Visit the exhibition to get a new perspective on what is going on in the world.

Details:

  • Location: Ground Floor Exhibition Space at M7 (Msheireb Downtown Doha)
  • Date: 6 December 2020 - 27 December 2020
  • Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
  • Website: https://www.unwasted.exposed/

Until 1 August 2021

Mal Lawal 3 Cars exhibition at the National Museum of Qatar

Mal Lawal 3 Cars exhibition at the National Museum of Qatar
Image Credit: National Museum of Qatar

Mal Lawal 3 Cars exhibition is now open! You can visit the Museum Baraha and Vintage Car Gallery and be in awe of some of the classic and evergreen vehicles at display there.

Details:

  • Location: Museum Baraha & Vintage Car Gallery, National Museum of Qatar
  • Date: 17 December 2020 - 1 August 2021
  • Time: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
  • Price: General entry - It's free!
  • Website: https://twitter.com/NMOQatar

QOC Beach Games 2020 at Aspire Park

QOC Beach Games 2020 at Aspire Park
Image Credit: QOC

The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) announced that its first edition of Beach Games will get underway from 20 December 2020 to 2 January 2021 at Aspire Park.

The QOC invited beach games lovers and amateurs to register their names and details via a link set up on the QOC official website and social media accounts in order to get a confirmation for participation in the Games.

The participants will be competing in four beach sports, football, handball, volleyball and 3x3 basketball, as maximum 4 to 12 teams of men and women are allowed to participate in each sport.

Details:

Until 2 January 2021

Qatar Art Exhibition at FBQ Museum

Qatar Art Exhibition at FBQ Museum
Image Credit: FBQ Museum

Learn more about the history of our beloved country and the rich culture of Qatari people through the Qatar Art Museum at FBQ Museum with your family and friends.

Details:

Until 30 December 2020

Doha Winter Trade Fair at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center

Doha Winter Trade Fair at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center
Image Credit: Doha Winter Trade Fair at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center

Doha Winter Trade Fair has more than 170 participating companies, with a wide range of products from around the world including Qatar, Turkey, Syria, Morocco, Tunisia, China, Iran, Pakistan, India. Wide range of clothes, Abayas, accessories, perfumes, cosmetics, furniture, carpets and foodstuff to shop from.

Details:

  • Location: Doha Exhibition and Convention Center
  • Date: 20 December 2020 - 30 December 2020
  • Time: Sat - Thur 10:00 am - 10:00 pm, Fri 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
  • Price: General entry - It's free!
  • Phone: +974 4033 1111

Until 1 January 2021

Apply now for Stars of Science Season 13

Apply now for Stars of Science Season 13
Image Credit: Stars of Science

Starts of Science Season 13 is calling Arab youth, aged between 18 and 35 years, to participate in an exciting journey to develop their ideas, with a chance to win an amount that will help fund and take their innovations further! Visit the Stars of Science website to learn more about the show and previous winners and also to apply! You have until 31 December 2020 to submit your application.

Details:

  • Location: Qatar
  • Date: 29 November 2020 - 1 January 2021
  • Time: 10:27 am - 10:27 pm
  • Ticket Purchase: Online
  • Price: Apply online - It's free!
  • Website: https://www.starsofscience.info/

Until 7 January 2021

"Transition" exhibition at Katara

"Transition" exhibition at Katara
Image Credit: Katara Cultural Village

Katara will hold "Transition" exhibition in Building 19 - Gallery 2 of the cultural village in cooperation with The Embassy of Mexico in Qatar.

Details:

  • Location: Building 19 - Gallery 2
  • Date: 23 December 2020 - 7 January 2021
  • Time: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
  • Phone: 182
  • Website: https://katara.net/

Until 10 January 2021

Crystal Art: Artists Group Exhibition

Crystal Art: Artists Group Exhibition
Image Credit: Katara Cultural Village

Join Bluribbon for the opening of Crystal Art: Artists Group Exhibition featuring the works of 7 artists at Katara Art Center - Building 05 - Katara Cultural Village.

Details:

Until 31 January 2021

Marmi Festival 2021

Marmi Festival 2021
Image Credit: Katara Cultural Village

The Marmi Festival is all set to held at Masaieed, Sealine. Are you excited about it?

Details:

Until 28 December 2020

Game Qode by Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar

Game Qode by Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar
Image Credit: Carnegie Mellon University

Are you interested in game design and development? The CMU-Q Computing Hub would like to invite you to register to attend Qatar’s largest game development competition. You can join as an individual or as a team of three. Middle and high school students (grades 5-12) are welcome to attend along with university students and professionals. There will be prizes for winners in each category: Grades 5-8, Grades 9-12, University, Professionals. Register HERE! Winners will be announced on January 5, 2021.

Details:

Until 31 March 2021

Torba Farmers Market 2020

Torba Farmers Market 2020
Image credit: Torba Farmers Market 2020

Torba operates a seasonal farmers market in Ceremonial Court at Education City. The Torba Farmers Market is a mainstay in the event calendar, attracting thousands of visitors each weekend. The market runs from November to March each year and features local fresh produce, artisan products and gourmet handmade food. It’s a great place for coffee and breakfast, as well as a spot of shopping.

Details:

    Until 31 March 2021

    Tasty Street Qatar at Katara Cultural Village

    Tasty Street Qatar at Katara Cultural Village
    Image Credit: Tasty Street

    Enjoy eating at over 30 food kiosks here at Tasty Street Qatar being organised at Katara Cultural Village. The food festival runs until March 2021.

    Find out more here: https://www.iloveqatar.net/dining/foodieNews/what-to-expect-tasty-street-katara-cultural-village-doha-qatar

    Details:

    • Location: Al Gannas, Cultural Village Foundation – Katara
    • Date: 3 October 2020 - 31 March 2021
    • Time: 03:00 pm - 11:59 pm
    • Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
    • Price: As per your order
    • Website: https://www.instagram.com/tasty.street.qa/