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Posted On: 12 May 2019 01:27 pm
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Ramadan Events in Qatar: May 12 - May 19, 2019

Khadiza Begum
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Ramadan is the perfect time to experience another side of Qatar with a host of unique events, occasions and gatherings, designed to celebrate the spirit of the month. To mark this year's Ramadan, a unique mix of different kinds of events and activities like, Ramadan market, crafts workshop, storytelling for children, sports festival, Garangao and much more taking places across the country. Scroll all the way down to check out some awesome events.

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Until May 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.

Event Details:

Location: Doha Exhibition and Convention Center - DECC, Backside of Citycenter Mall, Doha
Date: 10 May 2019 - 30 May 2019
Time: 2:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Price: General entry - Free
Phone: 33087381

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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Throughout Ramadan

The Museum of Islamic Art

Art Workshops
Community members can join a Calligraphy course in Nasta’liq starting from 13 May, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. For members looking for evening classes after Iftar, a three-day Clay Art workshop for adults will be held from 12-14 May, from 8:30 pm to 10:30 pm. On 13 – 14 May, another workshop will also be delivered by Qatari photographer Abdulla Al Mannai. This workshop will focus on the importance of light in portrait and landscape photography. Given seats are limited, interested community members are encouraged to register in advance through

“The Holy Quran in Many Languages exhibition at MIA’s Library (July 31, 2019)
MIA’s Library is pleased to host a new exhibition dedicated to the Holy Quran, titled “The Holy Quran in Many Languages”. The exhibition features various displays of historic and contemporary copies of Surat al-Baqarah, Verse 183-187 from the Quran in different languages. The exhibition concludes on 31 July 2019.

Family activities (May 13 & 15)
In addition, MIA is also organising evenings of engaging drop-in family activities, including a Ramadan Treasure Trail, Card and Bookmark making, Cut Out Ka’ba, Prayer mat paper weaving and lantern making. All activities are available from 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm on 13 and 15 May.

Guided tours - (Every Monday and Thursday)
Evening Ramadan-themed tours will be available for MIA’s visitors every Monday and Thursday at 9:30pm. General tours of the Permanent galleries will be offered on Saturdays and Tuesdays at the same time.

May 15, 2019

Coloring for Adults: Islamic Patterns at Qatar National Library

Just like meditation, coloring allows us to switch off our brains from other thoughts and focus only on the moment, helping to reduce anxiety, create focus and increase our mindfulness. Join the Qatar National Library for a special coloring session focusing on Islamic patterns. Patterns and markers will be provided. This is an open session for you to relax and color your cares away.

Event Details:

Location: Qatar National Library
Date: 15 May 2019
Time: 12:00 pm - 03:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: Online
Price: General entry - It's free!
Phone: 44546039

Until May 19, 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: Until 19 May 2019
Time: 9:00 pm - 1:00 am
Ticket Purchase: Online
Price: General entry - It's free!

Until 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.
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

Until October 1, 2019

The Holy Kaaba Exhibition at Qatar National Library

The Holy Kaaba is the most sacred site of Islam, held by Muslims to be the House of God. Pilgrimage to the Kaaba is one of the fundamental rites of Islam, and its location determines the direction Muslims turn to for their prayers. This exhibition of 50 carefully selected items offers insights into the history of the Kaaba, the stages of its construction, its architectural features and adornment, and its religious and spiritual significance. These photos, works of art, books and manuscripts testify to the deep effect the Kaaba has had on visitors for centuries.

Event Details:

Location: Qatar National Library
Date: 1 May 2019 - 1 October 2019
Time: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Price: General entry - It's free!
Phone: 44546039

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