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Posted On: 20 September 2020 10:00 am
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Things to do in Doha: September 20 - September 26, 2020

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Looking for something exciting to do in Qatar this week? We're bringing you a list of activities to keep you occupied. Our weekly "Events in Qatar" feature helps you discover popular local events and it comes out every Sunday, so be sure to keep following ILQ for events updates and information by visiting:

25 September 2020

Doha Diamond League 2020

The 2020 Wanda Diamond League announced before changes to its 2020 calendar due to the ongoing global health situation and ever-changing COVID-19 regulations. And now the Doha Diamond League has finally come! Who will reign victorious in the Wanda Diamond League 2020 - Doha Meeting?

Champions who are starring the women's 100m are Elaine Thompson-Herah, Dafne Schippers and Marie Josée Dominique Ta Lou. This is just one of the many events. Stay tuned and watch all it on Al Kass TV!


Until 3 October 2020

AFC Champions League 2020 (West)

2020 AFC Champions League matches in the West region from the Group Stage to the Semi-finals, which will take place from September 14 to October 3, 2020.

The fixtures:

Due to precautionary measures for COVID-19, no spectators are allowed in the stadiums. You can watch all the matches on beIN sports and Al Kass TV.


  • Location: Qatar
  • Date: 14 September 2020 - 3 October 2020
  • Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
  • Price: No tickets needed - It's free!
  • Website:

Until 31 October 2020

Sunset Kayaking Eco-Adventure & Explore Mangrove in Purple Island

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 it is mostly shallow water.
  • All equipment is provided.


  • Location: Purple Island, Mangroves, Qatar
  • Date: 18 September 2020 - 31 October 2020
  • Time: 03:30 pm - 05:30 pm
  • Ticket Purchase: Online
  • Price: Adult - 200QR Child (12-7 yrs) - 100QR Kids (below 7 yrs) - 50QR
  • Phone: +974 66963494
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website:

Until 24 September 2020

Virtual Knitting and Crochet Meetup

Join this Virtual Knitting and Crochet Meetup to share experiences, information and more. Show the participants what you’re working on every Thursday in September from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Everyone is welcome, including beginners and those who want to learn. Grab your yarn and needles and let’s chat! The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.


Until 27 September 2020

JEDARIART Open Call by Qatar Museums

Qatar Museums invites artists to submit proposals to JEDARIART Open Call.

JEDARIART brings together artists to add vibrancy and meaning to the walls across the city through carefully curated murals and street art.

The aim of JEDARIART is to activate urban areas and artistic intervention inviting artists to submit proposals for the Fire Station walls and designated districts creating new reference points for people to go and visit across the city.

Deadline to apply: 27th September 2020.


Until 30 September 2020

Scavenger Hunt at Museum of Illusions Doha

    Step into the mysterious world of Museum of Illusions. You might be surprised by what you find! After you tour the Museum, pay attention to the details and answer the questions to win one of the 60+ exciting prizes they have for you. If you answer all questions correctly, you have 100% chances to win a prize. Ready? The Hunt is On!
    Terms and Conditions here:


    • Date: 6 September - 30 September 2020
    • Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    • Ticket: Tickets required - Adult (16+ years): 80 QR, Child (3-15 years): 60 QR, Family (2 adults & 2 kids under 15 years): 220 QR, Special Needs: 40 QR
    • Website:

    Until 15 October 2020

    Art Contest: 'The Untold Stories of Resilience' by Qatar Foundation

    To capture the world’s artistic responses to COVID-19, Qatar Foundation and Qatar Museums are organizing a digital art contest and online exhibition in the framework of the Paris Peace Forum.

    It’s titled ‘The Untold Stories of Resilience’ and will highlight human resilience in times of crisis.

    Artists aged 16 and older from around the world are eligible to submit their work in order for it to be considered for the exhibition, and applications are also welcomed from galleries and agents representing artists.

    The submission period is now open and continues until October 15.

    For more details, and to submit your artworks, visit


    • Location: The submission is virtual.
    • Date: 14 September 2020 - 15 October 2020
    • Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
    • Price: Online entry - It's free!
    • Website:

    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 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 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

    Huguette Caland: Faces and Places

    Featuring a journey through six decades and three continents, "Faces and Places" is Huguette Caland's largest solo museum exhibition to date. Huguette Caland was the daughter of the first president of the Republic of Lebanon. The exhibition features her paintings, drawings, caftans, smocks, and sculptures and evokes Caland's journey through Beirut, Paris, and California, encompassing the "faces and places that inform her rich oeuvre, all while highlighting the predominant theme in her work, the line."


    Until 30 November 2020

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

    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.


    Until 30 November 2020

    Yto Barrada: My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nougat

    Currently displayed at Mathaf is Yto Barrada's exhibition composed of photographs, films, videos, sculptures, prints, and fabric works that focus on "threads of regeneration and growth in social and geological transformation". The works highlight the importance of the vernacular in processes of decomposition and revival, drawing on histories of nation-building and post-independence strategies of resistance in social and domestic life. An award-winning artist who has also held numerous solo exhibitions internationally, Moroccan-French artist Yto Barrada’s work engages with self-education, architecture, paleontology, botany, and modernist histories, in order to explore forms of knowledge production.


    Until 31 December 2020

    "Femmes à la mode" virtual exhibition at Katara

    Watch artist Surabhi's paintings come to life at the virtual exhibition "Femmes à la mode", presented by Cultural Village Foundation – Katara.


    Until 31 December 2020

    The Virtual Exhibition "Heritage" by Katara Cultural Village


    The Cultural Village Foundation – Katara presents the virtual exhibition "Heritage" by the Qatari Artist Hassan Bu Jassum. Heritage is originality and history, and it has multiple aspects of art and culture. Katara presents the virtual exhibition “Heritage” to document the inveterate patrimony and to revive the past that still exist in the memories, and to retrieve this remembrance through paintings to be a witness of that important part of history.


    • Location: The exhibition is virtual.
    • Date: 6 July 2020 - 31 December 2020
    • Time: 08:00 am - 10:00 pm
    • Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
    • Price: General entry - It's free!
    • Website:

    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: