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Posted On: 10 October 2021 10:00 am
Updated On: 10 October 2021 10:26 am

Things to do in Doha: 10-16 October, 2021

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A new week brings in new and exciting events. Here's what awaits you! Our listing comes out every Sunday at 10:00 am, so do check it out. For more events around you, visit!

Here are the updates on the gradual lifting of COVID-19 restrictions effective 3 October. Kindly check with the respective event hosts before booking or participating.

As per COVID-19 restrictions set by the government, please make sure to abide by the precautionary measures such as wearing a mask, physical distancing, showing your Ehteraz green status, and frequent hand washing.

Until 10 October 2021

Shop Qatar

Things to do in Doha: 10-16 October, 2021
Image Credit: Qatar Tourism

Catch the final day of Shop Qatar this year! Today is your last chance to avail sales and promotions from participating venues and shops. Indulge in some retail therapy at Landmark Mall, Hyatt Plaza Mall, Al Khor Mall, Mall of Qatar, Doha Festival Mall, Lagoona Mall, Villagio Mall, City Center Mall, Ezdan Mall Al Gharaffa & Al Wakrah, Msheireb Galleria Mall, and The Gate Mall. Enjoy discounts of up to 90%!

Location: Various shopping malls in Qatar
Date: 10 September 2021 - 10 October 2021
All Day
General entry - It's free!

Until 10 October 2021

Watercolor Basics Workshop by Mohamed Junaid

Things to do in Doha: 10-16 October, 2021
Image Credit: Katara Cultural Village

Looking to explore and improve watercolor painting techniques? If you are 16 years and older, you have until today, 10th October, to attend the workshop by artist Mohamed Junaid. Hurry and register as seats are limited! The workshop will be conducted in Arabic.


Starts 12 October 2021

Formula 1 Qatar Grand Prix 2021 early bird tickets on sale!

Things to do in Doha: 10-16 October, 2021
Image credit: Losail Circuit Sports Club

The fastest sport in the world is coming to Qatar for the first time! You’ll need to be quick as Losail Circuit Sports Club has already announced that ticket sales for the F1 race in November will begin on October 12. Experience the excitement of Formula 1 night racing—grab your tickets and roar with the crowd! Early bird tickets start from QR 750.


Until 12 October 2021

Buy FIFA Arab Cup 2021 tickets

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Image Credit: Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy

Excited about this event?! Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis through the official FIFA ticketing website. The tournament, which brings together the best teams from the Arab world, will also witness the inauguration of two FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ stadiums, Al Bayt and Ras Abu Aboud.


  • Location: Al Bayt and Ras Abu Aboud Stadium
  • Date: 28 September 2021 - 12 October 2021
  • Time: All Day
  • Ticket Purchase: Online
  • Price: Online (onwards) - QR 25
  • Website:

Until 31 October 2021

Doha Food Fest 2021

Things to do in Doha: 10-16 October, 2021
Image Credit: More Cravings by Marriott Bonvoy™

Doha just got more delicious as the month-long celebration of all things culinary is back! This whole month of October, discover a new world of flavours from Qatar’s leading restaurants, hotels, top chefs, and foodie authorities. Guests will experience specially curated menus, exclusive dining and tasting experiences, cooking classes, and much more. Don't miss out on this one-of-its-kind gastronomic feast with friends and family!


  • Location: Participating venues throughout the festival
  • Date: 1 October 2021 - 31 October 2021
  • Time: All Day
  • Ticket Purchase: Online
  • Price: Advance booking is required - Starts from QR 80 per person
  • Website:

Until 10 November 2021

Football Design Competition by Education City Gift Shop

Things to do in Doha: 10-16 October, 2021
Image Credit: Qatar Foundation

Do you want to see your design come to life? As Qatar gears up to host the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, Education City invites the football-loving community to submit original football designs that will be on display and sold as part of its fun merchandise. If selected, you will be given credit for your work as your name will be featured on the packaging and promotional materials.

The winner will be awarded three months of membership to access Qatar Foundation’s recreation and sports facilities, plus free registration for one class of their choice. Get the chance to 'meet and greet' a local football player, too!


Until 31 December 2021

'Beautiful Memories of Palestine' Exhibition

Things to do in Doha: 10-16 October, 2021
Image Credit: Museum of Islamic Arts

When did you last spend time at a library? Visit the Museum of Islamic Arts Library today for the 'Beautiful Memories of Palestine' exhibition. MIA has opened its extensive rare book collection, once again, to present a selection of books highlighting the beauty of Palestine over the last five hundred years.

MIA Library presents a pictorial journey through Palestine, where the majority of books included in the exhibition range in date from 1610 to 1930 CE and are written in European languages, originally published as travel journals, stories, and histories.


  • Location: MIA Library
  • Date: 20 June 2021 - 31 December 2021
  • Time: 9 am – 6:30 pm (Saturday to Thursday), 1:30 pm – 6:30 pm (Friday)
  • Ticket Purchase: Advanced ticket not required
  • Phone: +974 4422 4444
  • Website:

16 October 2021 - 4 December 2021

Watercolor Painting (Basics) by VCUarts Qatar

Things to do in Doha: 10-16 October, 2021
Image Credit: VCUarts Qatar

Learn tips for mixing paint and handling brushes, basic wash techniques, and capturing the effects of light when you join VCUarts Qatar's basic Watercolor Painting workshop. This is an introduction to watercolor painting focusing on the use of the transparent medium to explore both abstract and realistic subjects. Various topics such as negative painting, basic color tips, painting from still life, and using photographs as sources for cityscape and landscape subjects will be covered. Will you be participating?


  • Location: VCUarts Qatar
  • Date: 16 October 2021 - 4 December 2021
  • Time: 1 pm - 4 pm
  • Ticket Purchase: Online
  • Price: 8 lessons - QR 1,550
  • Phone: +974 4402 0555
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website:

16 October 2021

'Between Science and Art: Early Photography in the Middle East'

Things to do in Doha: 10-16 October, 2021
Image Credit: Qatar Foundation

On Saturday, October 16, visit Qatar National Library for an Art Trail exhibition titled: 'Between Science and Art: Early Photography in the Middle East'. The guided tour which will be led by the exhibition curator Giulia Martini will uncover the works of many of the earliest photographers—scientists, chemists, engineers, and archaeologists, who did not even consider themselves artists. The stories of those first practitioners are the focus of the exhibition, which will display some of the earliest images taken in the Middle East.

To register, please download the Education City app and head to the art and culture section where all Art trail tours are listed.


    Until 24 October 2021

    Ajyal Film Festival Jury Programme 2021

    Ajyal Film Festival Jury Programme 2021
    Image Credit: DFI

    If your kids love films then be sure to sign them up for the Ajyal Film Festival. The festival lasts for 13 days and you can discover global cultures through the powerful medium of film. Last year, Ajyal welcomed over 400 jurors of 45 nationalities—you can be one of them this year!

    Join the Ajyal Film Festival Jury from 7 – 19 November 2021.

    As an Ajyal Juror, you will get to:

    1. Watch short and feature-length films from all over the world, both online and in the theatre.
    2. Vote for your favourite films and choose the Ajyal Competition winners.
    3. Meet internationally renowned and thought-provoking guests.
    4. Attend online workshops and masterclasses on filmmaking techniques and film language.

    Jury Categories

    There are three Ajyal Competition juries in three age groups. They are:

    • Mohaq: Mohaq means ‘New Moon’ in Arabic, and these are Ajyal’s youngest jurors, aged 8 to 12. The young people of this jury will watch a programme of short films and four feature-length films.
    • Hilal: Ajyal’s jurors aged 13 to 17 make up the Hilal jury – the term means ‘Crescent Moon’ in Arabic. Four feature films and a programme of shorts make up the Hilal jury’s festival programme.
    • Bader: The most mature of Ajyal’s juries, Bader (Arabic for ‘Full Moon’) jurors are aged 18 to 25 and will select their favourite films from five features and two programmes of short films.

    How to Register

    You’re just a few clicks away from joining the Ajyal Jury experience for 2021. The registration is open from 22 August to 24 October, and you must be between the ages of 8 and 25 to enroll. The registration process will require a one-time participation fee to secure your place, as outlined below.

    • Early Bird (if registered before 22 September): QR 150
    • Standard Fee: QR 250
    • Discounted* Fee (Siblings and Qatar Museums Culture Pass Members): QR 200


    Until 28 December 2021

    Ladies Night at Oxygen Park

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    Image Credit: Education City

    Hello Ladies! Enjoy your summer and stay fit at Oxygen Park, located at Education City! Stay active during Ladies Night where you can run, jog, play a game of football or volleyball, or simply walk with your friends! This is a free event but prior registration via the Education City app is required. Click here to download: Playstore/ iOS.


    • Location: Oxygen Park
    • Date: 6 September 2021 - 28 December 2021
    • Time: 06:00 pm - 10:00 pm
    • Ticket Purchase: By Phone
    • Price: Prior registration required - It's free!
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