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Posted On: 18 October 2020 10:00 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:08 pm

Things to do in Doha: October 18 - October 24, 2020

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Are you interested in Filmmaking, are you an art lover or would you like to learn more about vintage cars? This week is filled with exciting activities in Qatar that you will surely enjoy! 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.

20 October 2020

Qatar Football Family (QFF) eTournament

Enjoy watching the following matches and the award ceremony of the QFF eTournament, 8 pm onwards at Mall of Qatar, Oasis Stage on the 20th of October!

  • Semi-Final Match 1 (Home & Away)
  • Semi-Final Match 2 (Home & Away)
  • 3rd vs 4th Match
  • Final Match


Until 18 October 2020

DevFest 2020 with GDG Doha

DevFest 2020 brings together thousands of developers globally for the largest virtual weekend of community-led technical learning and a shared passion for Google technologies on Oct 17-18.

The magic of DevFest has always come from the people involved - developers from all different backgrounds and skill levels.

For DevFest 2020, Google Developer Groups are coming together in a whole new way - virtually over one weekend. This global moment empowers developers to teach, learn, and connect when they may need it the most. GDG Doha is proud to host the DevFest 2020 with multiple sessions about different technologies, speakers and experts from around the world. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming days.


Until 25 October 2020

Short film competition by Sundance TV

Sundance TV has announced its first-ever Sundance TV Shorts competition in the Middle East and North Africa region, following last year’s successful South Africa edition. This year’s winning entrant and three runners-up will have their films broadcast on Sundance TV later in the year.


Until 20 October 2020

Qatar Cup 2020/2021 by Qatar Basketball Federation

Fun and excitement await you with the start of matches of QBF Qatar Cup 2020/2021 basketball on Saturday, October 10, 2020. Stay tuned on the Qatar Basketball Federation channel for live streaming!


  • Location: Al Gharafa Sports Club
  • Date: 10 October 2020 - 20 October 2020
  • Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
  • Phone: +974 40401900
  • Website:

Until 24 October 2020

Katara International Hunting and Falcons Exhibition 2020

The 4th S_hail - Katara International Hunting and Falcons Exhibition, will be held in Katara from 20 to 24 October 2020.


  • Location: Wisdom Square
  • Date: 20 October 2020 - 24 October 2020
  • Time: Saturday to Thursday: 9 am - 1 pm, Friday: 3 pm - 10 pm
  • Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
  • Price: General entry - It's free!
  • Website:

Until 24 October 2020

Asma Al-Mannai: Colourful Moments at the Fire Station

Qatar Museums presents Asma Al-Mannai: Colourful Moments at the Fire Station: Artist in Residence from 23 September to 24 October. This is the Qatari artist’s first solo exhibition encompasses a collection of passing moments and experiences depicted using different methods and mediums including drawing, painting, watercolour, and ink.

Opening hours for the Fire Station are from 9:00 am-7:00 pm Saturday through Thursdays and 1:30 pm-7:00 pm on Fridays.


  • Location: Mohammed Bin Thani St.
  • Date: 23 September 2020 - 24 October 2020
  • Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
  • Phone: +974 4402 8888
  • Website:

Until 1 November 2020

Picasso’s Studios at The Fire Station


Your artistic mind can rejoice now as Qatar Museums reopened the Fire Station and unveiled the special exhibition Picasso’s Studios in the Garage Gallery. The exhibition features 108 extraordinary artworks by Pablo Picasso selected from the unparalleled collection of the Musée national Picasso in Paris, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and ceramics. On view through November 1, 2020, the innovative exhibition traces the evolution of Picasso’s epoch-making art by presenting it in eight distinct galleries, representing the series of studios where he worked throughout his career. Read more details HERE!


  • Location: Fire Station Gallery
  • Date: 1 July 2020 - 1 November 2020
  • Time: 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Ticket Purchase: Online
  • Website:

Until 5 November 2020

Memories in Prints at AlHosh Gallery

Join in the upcoming opening of “Memories In Print” curated by Mohammed Ale Madi on 4 October 2020. Celebrating talent in prints work and photography. Book your free tickets for the exhibition opening via the link HERE.


  • Location: AlHosh Gallery
  • Date: 4 October 2020 - 5 November 2020
  • Time: 04:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Ticket Purchase: Online
  • Price: Online registration required - It's free!
  • Website:

Until 8 November 2020

Tasweer Qatar Photo Festival by Qatar Museums

Tasweer, a new photography festival based in Qatar, announced the open call for its inaugural Sheikh Saoud Al Thani Project and Single Image Awards. These annual, open call awards are intended to recognize and support photographers from Western Asia and North Africa.


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

Until 15 November 2020

Vintage car exhibition at NMoQ in partnership with Mawater

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 23 November 2020

Ajyal Film Festival Jury Programme 2020

Join the Ajyal Film Festival Jury from 11 – 23 November 2020. As an Ajyal Juror, you will:
1. Watch short and feature-length films from all over the world.
2. Vote for your favourite films and choose the Ajyal Competition winners.
3. Meet many film directors and actors through our online platform.
4. Attend online workshops on filmmaking techniques and film language.

How to Register

A registration fee of 50 QR is required to confirm your interest. Registration is open from 20 August to 31 October 2020. You must be between the ages of 8 and 25 to be an Ajyal Juror.


Until 30 November 2020

Applications open for Fashion Trust Arabia 2020

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. 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)

For the Evening Wear, Ready to Wear, Accessories and Jewelry categories, applicants must be in business for a minimum of two to 10 years.


Until 3 January 2021

Antiquities from The al-Sabah Collection at NMOQ

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

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: