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Posted On: 7 June 2020 01:24 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:07 pm

Things to do at home in Qatar: June 7 - June 13, 2020

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Looking for something to do in Doha? We're bringing you this special edition of Things to Do to keep you occupied over the week ahead. With most of the establishments closed and events postponed or canceled, it would be helpful to still have a semblance of routine, so we're bringing you a list of things you can do at home instead!

Be sure to keep following ILQ for all the updates and information about Qatar and coronavirus (COVID-19) at iloveqatar.net/coronavirus.

9 June 2020

Minecraft Coding

In this workshop, children will get an introductory experience in coding and computer science in a supportive environment. They will learn the meanings of “coding,” “programming” and “debugging,” then practice these concepts through exciting challenges to complete the Minecraft tutorial. The workshop will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams, in collaboration with Studio 5/6, an information and communications technology makerspace initiative by the Ministry of Transport and Communications.

Details:

Date: 9 June 2020
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Language: English
Target Audience: Ages 7 – 10
Seats are limited, please click here to register.

Everyday

Build-A-Bear Online Workshop

Build-A-Bear offers an exciting fun experience of making your own soft toys and custom teddy bears! And under this COVID-19 situation, children can enjoy through an online workshop, all you have to do is choose a furry friend, select scents, sounds, and fluff, pick accessories, and then get your furry friends delivered to you. Through this Build-A-Bear Workshop, you can make your own stuffed animal friends like bears, bunnies, dogs and more!

Details:

Email: [email protected]
Facebook: @BuildABearQA

Saturday Casual Ride

Mark your calendars, cyclists! If you’re looking to stay fit, have fun and explore the city, join Saturday casual ride. The starting point is Medina Centrale (in front of Costa café) and approximately 70km will be covered through this casual ride. Rasen’s service car will follow the riders to provide the needed support to ensure everyone's safety. You can rent a road bike from Rasen stores, for booking just call 7069 389. Don't forget to bring your helmet as well as to follow the World Health Organization's drafting rules (2 meters distance).

Details:

Time: 6.30 am
Date: 13 June, 20 June, 27 June
Location: Medina Centrale “in front of Costa café”(Click here)

10 June 2020

Chess Club by Qatar National Library

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Did you know that chess improves memory, problem-solving, and IQ? It's also a wonderful way to improve focus, flex those creativity muscles, and most importantly, kids have fun playing. Join Chess.com to learn the basics, make some friends and enjoy a little bit of competition. It's available in Arabic and English language.

Details:

Location: This event is online
Date: 10 June 2020
Time: 03:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: Online
Price: Prior registration required - It's free!
Website: https://www.qnl.qa/en/eventsBU... TICKET

Until 30 June 2020

Online fitness classes with The Ritz Carlton, Doha

Join Ritz Carlton, Doha's ‘Live’ Zoom Fitness Sessions as expert trainers share some Tips & Tricks on how to keep fit this Summer.

Details:

Location: Classes are online.
Date: 4 June 2020 - 30 June 2020
Price: Prior registration required - It's free!
Phone: 55176131

Everyday

Share a Thobe for Mask Making in Qatar

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Share a Thobe for Mask Making is a joint campaign between The Army of Masks and SustainableQATAR to support people in need during the global pandemic. The Army of Masks is a grassroots virtual community of volunteers helping Qatar to flatten the curve by sewing and providing Do-It-Yourself (DIY) washable and reusable fabric masks to meet the urgent need for face coverings during COVID-19. Participate in this initiative and contribute to the essential workers fighting the pandemic.

Details

Complete the form HERE to arrange for drop off or pick up
If you have difficulty completing the form, you may send an email using this link.

Until 30 June 2020

Photography Competition by SustainableQATAR

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If you love photography and at the same time want to inspire climate action to reverse global warming, then this competition is for you! SustainableQATAR is looking for photographs of something important and/or iconic to QATAR that will be affected by climate change. The image shall be accompanied by a separate message in the format of “For the love of __,” and the photo should represent this element or idea. For example, a Canadian might say “For the love of glaciers,” with a photo of the snowy Rocky Mountains with a photo of the maple trees.

The message with your photo, in the above format, should be in either Arabic or English. The message will be incorporated into the choir’s lyrics of the symphony and will also appear with the image. Get more detail HERE.

Event Details:

Location: Qatar
Date: 14 May 2020 - 30 June 2020
Price: It's free!
Email: [email protected]

Everyday

Visit museums in Qatar virtually

Google Arts & Culture is a platform that enables museums to feature their digitized collections through stunning high-resolution images that anyone can explore. By utilizing Google Street View technology, the site also provides virtual tours of museum galleries from all around the world. So you can wander through the ruins of ancient buildings in the Pergamon Museum in Berlin or get lost in the works of Renaissance masters in the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

Locally, The National Museum of Qatar, The Museum of Islamic Art, and Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art have each created a spotlight on the beauty and reverence of Arab art by offering a unique virtual experience through Google Arts & Culture. You may have physically seen these collections before through the barrier of a glass case, but through this platform, you can interact with the objects and artworks in a more intimate way. You are able to go into a microscopic level of detail by zooming into the fascinating objects and see things that you couldn’t with the naked eye.

Details:

Website: https://artsandculture.google.com/
Price: It's free!

Everyday

Learn IELTS online

Your language learning doesn’t have to stop just because you are at home. There are plenty of ways to improve your foreign language skills. Sometimes, it’s as simple as watching a movie, reading a new novel, or downloading the apps that help to improve your language skills. And if you need expert help, you can enroll in online courses, for example, Excellence Training Centre in Qatar offers online courses for IELTS. And the good news is they are offering a 40% discount on courses.

Details:

Excellence Training Centre, Qatar
Phone: +974 74422210
Website: www.excellence.qa
Facebook: @ExcellenceDoha

Everyday

Free online family workshops by Qatar Children’s Museum

The Qatar Children’s Museum (QCM) by Qatar Museums (QM) hosts daily workshops on its Instagram account (@ChildrensMuseum.QA) that families can participate in using everyday materials found in their homes. The content is suitable for both Arabic and English-speaking audiences which helps to aid families that are sheltering at home during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Details:

Price: It's free!
Instagram: @ChildrensMuseum.QA

Until June 16, 2020

OPEN CALL for all artists in Qatar

Let’s turn anxiety, fear, and negativity, but also hope and determination into creativity! Express your experience of COVID-19 through art and get a chance to participate in an exhibition at Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum’s The White Majlis! No matter if painting, photography, film, or installation – we want to see your creativity burst and withstand these uncertain times.

Send the art work's title and description, photo, and its dimensions along with a short bio about yourself to [email protected] The organizer will contact you if your artwork is selected to be featured in the exhibition!

Details

Email: [email protected]
Facebook: @www.facebook.com/events
Date: Until June 16

Until July 1, 2020

Participate in NMoQ's Mascot Design Competition

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The National Museum of Qatar opened its doors to the public on 28 March 2019. Since then the museum has welcomed visitors from across the globe. In celebration of the one year anniversary, the museum is hosting an open call to both local and international artists, designers, and creatives to submit a design for our museum mascot.

Details

Date: 7 April 2020 - 1 July 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Price: Registration - It's free!
Website: https://nmoq.org.qa/dugong-mascot-open-call

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