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Posted On: 5 May 2019 04:26 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:03 pm

Ramadan Events in Qatar: May 5 - May 12, 2019

Khadiza Begum
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In keeping with the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan, Qatar offers a unique mix of different kinds of events and activities throughout the month, from Ramadan market, crafts workshop, storytelling for children, sports festival to Garangao—there are so many events are lined up to mark this year's Ramadan. Scroll all the way down to check out some awesome events.

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May 1 - 16, 2019

Second annual beautiful Athan Contest at QNL

To coincide with the Holy Month of Ramadan, the Library has announce the second annual Beautiful Athan contest. This contest is open to all community members who meet the following conditions:

  • You must be a Qatari citizen or resident
  • The top three participants in last year's contest may not enter this year
  • Please make sure your recordings use the correct Arabic pronunciation and vocal harmony

You may submit more than one recording for the contest. Please submit your recordings to: [email protected]. The top three places will be awarded prizes.

Event Details:

Location: Qatar National LibraryDate: 1 May 2019 - 16 May 2019
Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Ticket Purchase: Online
Price: General entry - It's free!
Email: [email protected]

Every weekend throughout Ramadan

Mirqab Mall

Visit Mirqab Mall every weekend for special in-mall events throughout the Holy Month, including Garangao, creation stations, craft workshops and traditional storytelling. Every evening the traditional majlis is offering free coffee and dates at iftar, and henna artist is waiting for you on the mezzanine floor. All events are from 7.30 pm – 10.30 pm and are FREE of charge

Daily: Free coffee and dates at iftar, henna art
Week 1: Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: Prayer Mat Design, traditional Storytelling
Week 2: Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: Cookie and Cupcake Decor, Islamic Money Box Design
Week 3: Thursday, Friday, & Saturday
GARANGAO : 14th Night of Ramadan : Cookie and Cupcake Decor, Islamic Money Box Design
Week 4: Thursday, Friday, & Saturday: Eid Greeting Card Creators Workshop, falconry

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8 May 2019 - 19 May 2019

Ramadan Sports Festival 2019 at Aspire Park

Ramadan Sports Festival 2019 at Aspire Park

Ramadan has its special atmosphere in every country, and Aspire is no difference. For the 8th year in a row, “Ramadan Sports Festival” is running at Aspire Zone’s various venues from Wednesday, 8 May, until Sunday, 19 May, to pull a large number of participants and partners.The 12 days festival features 12 activities in total that range from sports competitions to physical challenges. These trigger the interest of active leisure seekers, whether they are men, women or juniors.

Event Details:

Location: Aspire Zone
Date: 8 May 2019 - 19 May 2019
Time: 09:00 pm - 01:00 am
Ticket Purchase: Online
Price: General entry - It's free!

9 May 2019

Ramadan Word Search Challenge at QNL

Ramadan Word Search Challenge at QNL

Are you up for a word challenge? Every Thursday and Saturday during the Holy Month, test yourself and your friends to a word search related to various aspects of Ramadan.

Event Details:

Location: Young Adults Area, Qatar National Library, Education City Doha
Date: 9 May 2019Time: 02:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Price: General entry - OQRWebsite:

May 10, 2019

Ramadan Iftar & Kayaking Eco-Adventures Offer

Ramadan Iftar & Kayaking Eco-Adventures Offer

This year get a different Ramadan Iftar plus Eco-Adventures by paddling around Al Thakira Mangroves Forest in a traditional kayak. Enjoy dazzling views of mangroves and bird life, including flamingos and herons. Each person will learn the basic kayaking skills with professionals kayaking guides, and BBQ meal which will be served with dates, juices, tea & coffee

Event Details:

Location: Al Thakira Mangoes ForestDate: 10 May 2019
Time: 03:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: By Phone
Price: General entry - Adult (above 12 years) – QR 189.00 per adult, Child (4 years – 12 years) – QR 119.00 per child, Infant (2 years – 3years) – no charges, Infant (1 years & below) – not allowed
Phone: 44553954

May 10 - 30, 2019

Ramadan Market 2019 at DECC

Iftar, Kayaking Eco-Adventures Offer

Ramadan Market - is based on a unique concept mainly focusing on shopping with an international flavor. Over 200 retail shops representing different cultures, ethnicity, handicrafts and branded products from more than 25 countries are taking part in the event. Some of the countries represented include India, Pakistan, China, Turkey, Kuwait, Oman, Iran, Yemen, Kuwait, Qatar, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Thailand, Malaysia, Italy, Philippine, USA and other African and European countries products and brands.

Ramadan Market will be open to the public on 10th May 2019 and will continue until 30th May 2019, opening daily from 2:00 PM to 12:00 Midnight at the Doha Exhibition Convention Centre (DECC) located in the Westbay district, backside of City Center Mall, Doha, Qatar.

Event Details:

Location: Doha Exhibition and Convention Center - DECC, Backside of Citycenter Mall, Doha
Date: 10 May 2019 - 30 May 2019
Time: 02:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Price: General entry - Free
Phone: 33087381

May 9- June 2, 2019

Doha Festival city

Doha Festival city

Doha Festival City, Qatar’s unique, world-class destination celebrating the best in entertainment and retail, will be organizing a series of activities during Ramadan. From live cooking stations, featuring famous chefs for adults, and Garangao, the fun candy collection night, to a crafts workshop, storytelling for children, henna stations, and falconry, Festival City continues to create special moments for all family members, and celebrates the cultural heritage.

CSR Activation – Distribution of 2,000 Iftar Boxes for Taxi Drivers: Date: Thursday, 9 May 2019, 4 Ramadan, Time: Iftar Timing onward, Venue: West Court 1 – Ground Floor Taxi pick up and drop off
Garangao (Friday 12 Ramadan): Date: Friday, 17 May 2019, 12 Ramadan, time: 9 pm – 11 pm
location: Around the mall & retailers’ stores
Storytelling: Date: Thursday, 23 May 2019 & 25 May 2019, 19 & 20 Ramadan, time: 8 pm – 10 pm
Location: Theme Parks Atrium, Lower Ground level
Live Cooking for Adults: Date: Thursday, 23 May 2019 & 24 May 2019, 19 & 20 Ramadan
Time: 8 pm – 10 pm, location: Near South food court
Craft Workshop - Paint your Money Bank Pottery/Eid card: Date: Thursday - Friday 30 & 31 May, 1 & 2 June, time: 8 pm – 12 midnight, location: Theme Parks Atrium
Henna / Falcon: Date: 30-31 May, 1 - 2 June 2019, time: 8 pm -12 midnight, location: Beside Monoprix, and by the South Food Court
Photo booth: Date: 3 Days of Eid Al Fitr, time: 2pm to 12 midnight, location: West Court 1 Atrium Node

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