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!
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During this session, participants will develop an app for a new restaurant that will open in Qatar, using the App Inventor platform. They will learn how to select page layouts for each screen, redirect pages, and import pictures. 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. Seats are limited, click here to register.
Date: 3 June 2020
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Target Audience: Ages 7 – 10
Registration: Click here
As we come to terms with COVID 19 and its impact on business, it's time to embrace the new reality of work from home to maintain business continuity. Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) will arrange a Webinar to cover the best practice guidelines for remote workers and enables them to work from home effectively and collaboratively. The session is free of charge and prior registration is required.
Most SME's try to do everything in the house and hence lose focus of the key activities they should be investing most of their time at. Rather they waste time trying to do everything themselves resulting in nothing. SME's need to focus on their core business i.e. product development, assortment, customer feedback, financials, etc.
Since SME's can't hire large experienced teams, they need to partner with the right solutions providers for anything which is not their core competence. Choosing the right partner is an art in itself. This session will help SME's get an overview of what an e-commerce business looks like.
It will sensitize them that e-commerce isn't just set up a website using free tools. Why and how all other business processes need to be re-engineered to make the magic moment of a successful e-commerce transaction to happen in real-time!
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.
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.
Date: 14 May 2020 - 30 June 2020
Price: It's free!
Email: [email protected]
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.
Price: It's free!
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.
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.
Price: It's free!
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!
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.
Date: 7 April 2020 - 1 July 2020
Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Price: Registration - It's free!
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