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Posted On: 8 November 2020 10:00 am
Updated On: 10 October 2021 05:26 pm

Things to do in Doha: November 8 - November 14, 2020

Vrinda Abilash
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Are you a foodie, an adventure lover or would you like to explore the art world in Qatar? This week is filled with fun and exciting activities in Qatar that you and your family will absolutely love doing! Do click on to keep yourself updated with what's going on around you and to know about all the wonderful events happening in Qatar. Here are some of them in store for you this week.

Until 14 November 2020

      MyVC Global Shopping Festival

      Image Credit: MyVC Shopping Festival

      Now Live! MyVerduraCare Global Online Shopping Festival for everything sustainable, eco-friendly and handcrafted

      The MyVC Global Shopping Festival with lead Sponsor IMB Qatar is moving to its finale week with the last day of the festival on 14th November 2020. The virtual festival is showcasing a variety of products that includes, wooden Montessori toys, furniture, organic clothing, handwoven fabrics, handcrafted jewellery, herbal skincare, organic and chemical-free pet care products, sustainable designer outfits and many more. Every shopper gets an entry ticket into the Mega Giveaway worth QAR2500 of goodies. So the more you shop the more tickets you collect and move closer to the giveaway. By shopping at Shopping Festival you not only get an entry ticket to our Mega Giveaway but also became part of our eco-warrior family contributing towards protecting our planet by purchasing and using eco-friendly and sustainable products. Your shopping contributions don't stop here and it goes even further by contributing to our social cause of sponsoring the higher education of underprivileged children in India.


      • Date: Until 14 November 2020
      • Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed - it's a virtual event
      • Price: As per your order, FREE shipping
      • Website:

      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:


      • 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:

      Until 8 November 2020

      Tasweer Qatar Photo Festival by Qatar Museums

      Image credit: Tasweer Qatar Photo Festival by Qatar Museums

      Tasweer serves to amplify diverse photographic practices and dialogues with a focus in supporting the personal and professional creative growth of photographers based in Western Asia and North Africa. Participate in the open call for its inaugural Sheikh Saoud Al Thani Project and Single Image Awards now!


      • Location: Qatar
      • Date: 10 October 2020 - 8 November 2020
      • Ticket Purchase: Online
      • Price: Online entry - It's free!
      • Website:

      Until 14 November 2020

      Morning Paddling Adventure & Explore Mangrove - Purple Island

      Image Credit: Aqua Sports

      Nestled along the coast near Al Khor is a vast and beautiful mangrove forest, the best way to access the forest is by kayak. We will take you through the network of channels that have been carved out by tidal action. The area supports a lot of birdlife and is a favourite destination for nature lovers. Sunset is a perfect time to see the birds and listen to the sounds of the forest.

      Suitable for families and those looking for a relaxed easy paddle taking in the greenery and birdlife of the nature reserve.

      • Fitness Level: anyone can join
      • Swimming Skills: not required as its mostly shallow water
      • All equipment is provided


      Until 15 November 2020

      Vintage car exhibition at NMoQ in partnership with Mawater

      Image Credit: NMOQ

      Mawater is back due to popular demand! Join them on a trip back in time at the National Museum of Qatar. You will be required to show your EHTERAZ app on entry and to wear your own face mask.


      • Location: National Museum of Qatar
      • Date: 9 October 2020 - 15 November 2020
      • Time: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
      • Ticket Purchase: Online
      • Price: Resident of Qatar - It's free! Student - 25QR Child 0-16 - It's free! Adult - 50QR
      • Website:

      Until 22 November 2020

      Enclosed Realities at the Fire Station Museum

      Enclosed Realities showcases the artist’s exploration of our perception of reality and its limitations using abstract colours. As a choreographer, Puppin frames the action of colour in a very unique and unexpected way, amplifying or shrinking different aspects of the painting, investigating perception and reality.


      • Location: Gallery 3, Fire Station
      • Date: 5 November 2020 - 22 November 2020
      • Time: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
      • Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
      • Price: General entry - It's free!
      • Website:

      Until 30 November 2020

      "The Republic of Color" Exhibition

      Image Credit: Katara Cultural Village

      Katara will hold "The Republic Of Color" exhibition in cooperation with the Embassy of the Dominican Republic in Qatar.


      • Location: Building 47, Gallery 1
      • Date: 4 November 2020 - 30 November 2020
      • Time: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
      • Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
      • Phone: +974 44080000
      • Website:

      Until 30 November 2020

      Applications open for Fashion Trust Arabia 2020

      Image Credit: Fashion Trust Arabia

      Fashion Trust Arabia is an annual non-profit organization that aims to provide financial support and business support as well as international recognition to the dynamic fashion designers in the MENA region. Fashion Trust Arabia launched in September 2018 under the patronage of H.H. Sheikha Moza Bint Nasser as Honorary Chair and co-Chairs H.E. Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani and Tania Fares (Founder of Fashion Trust). FTA is the only initiative of its kind operating in the Arab world, dedicated to finding and nurturing talented designers.

      Applications are open to designers in the below womenswear categories:

      • Evening Wear
      • Ready-to-Wear (RTW)
      • Accessories (Shoes/Bags)
      • Jewelry (Fine Jewelry/Fashion Jewelry)
      • Debut Talent (MENA Fashion Design Graduates and Students 2019-2021)

      Winners of these categories will receive a financial grant up to $200,000 for key areas of business development.


      Until 30 November 2020

      Lived Forward: Art and Culture in Doha from 1960 - 2020

      Image Credit: Mathaf

      A part of the series "Focus: Works from Mathaf Collection", this exhibition showcases works of artists, intellectuals, journalists, and cultural activists who played a major role in the city's cultural scene for more than half a century. It documents the experiences and knowledge of those generations as well as highlights the work of key artists of the past and present, with paintings, photography, video, and installations.


      • Location: Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art
      • Date: 2 August 2020 - 30 November 2020
      • Time: 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
      • Ticket Purchase: Online
      • Price: Resident - 25QR Visitor - 50QR
      • Website:

      Until 5 December 2020

      Glimpse of Nature at the Fire Station Museum

      Glimpse of Nature, organised and curated by Saida Ali Al-Khulaifi, Amal Zeyad Ali and Maha AlSubaey, explores nature as both a vessel and medium for creativity through a diverse range of practices and processes presented by current and past members of the Fire Station: Artist in Residence Programme.

      Works by May Almannai, Aisha Al-Muhannadi, Fatma Alnaimi, Naila Al-Thani, Amena Al-Yousef, Nourbanu Hijazi, Michael Perrone, Mariam Rafehi, Guillaume Rouseré and Titika Stamouli draw inspiration from nature, using objects from the natural world as art materials.


      • Location: Gallery 4, Fire Station
      • Date: 5 November 2020 - 5 December 2020
      • Time: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
      • Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
      • Price: General entry - It's free!
      • Website:

      Until 15 December 2020

      The Food Lab at Al Messila Resort & Spa

      Image Credit: Al Messila Resort & Spa

      The Food Lab at Al Messila Resort & Spa is for anyone looking for a fun class to learn and share their love for food. It is held at a unique venue, with a minimum of 4 to a maximum of 8 people. Classes can be customised to your needs. Hop on this chance to learn and cook with Michelin-starred celebrity Chef Pino Lavarra.

      The different cooking class options are:

      • Wok & Roll / Sushi
      • Cooking with the Stars / Michelin- starred recipes by Pino Lavarra
      • The Maharaja / Traditional Indian recipes
      • Go Green / Vegan & Organic cuisine
      • Sweet & Treats / Pastry
      • The icing on the cake / Pastry Artist

      Upon request:

      • Kids cooking classes
      • Virtual cooking classes in cooperation with a prestigious culinary school in Europe

      Classes start on the 10th of November.


      • Location: Al Messila Resort & Spa
      • Date: 10 November 2020 - 15 December 2020
      • Price: Starting at QR 300 per person
      • Phone: +974 44450000

      Until 3 January 2021

      Antiquities from The al-Sabah Collection at NMOQ

      Image Credit: Shutterstock

      The National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) will reopen its permanent galleries and unveil the landmark exhibition, Splendours of the Ancient East: Antiquities from The al-Sabah Collection, in its Temporary Exhibition Gallery. Drawn from the extraordinary holdings assembled in Kuwait by Sheikh Nasser Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah and Sheikha Hussa Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah, more than 170 objects provide a sweeping overview of the artistic and material culture of the ancient world, while also revealing new insights into the roots of Islamic art.


      Until 10 April 2021

      A Falcon’s Eye Exhibition - Tribute to Sheikh Saoud Al-Thani

      Image Credit: Qatar Museums

      The Museum of Islamic Arts has opened an exhibition entitled "A Falcon's Eye: Tribute To Sheikh Saoud Al-Thani". The exhibition showcases more than 300 outstanding artworks from prehistoric fossils and Egyptian antiquities to Orientalist paintings and masterpieces of the history of photography in a spectacular display following the concept of ancient (Renaissance) “cabinet of curiosities” reflecting Sheikh Saoud’s fascination with both natural history and the art world.


      • Location: Museum of Islamic Art
      • Date: 2 August 2020 - 10 April 2021
      • Time: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
      • Ticket Purchase: At the door
      • Price: QID holder & Children below 16 - It's free; Students and groups of 25+ - 25QR; Non-QID holders - 50QR
      • Phone: +974 4422 4444
      • Website: