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Posted On: 29 August 2021 10:00 am
Updated On: 28 August 2021 09:56 pm

Things to do in Doha: 29 August - 4 September, 2021

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Which of these events are you looking forward to taking part in this week? Our Things To Do article 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 6 August. 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 29 August 2021

    EcoKids Online by Flower Each Spring

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    Image Credit: Flower Each Spring

    FES EcoKids Online is an international weekly virtual session for children during the summer. Different topics relating to sustainability will be held during the sessions at 6 pm on Sundays. Please note that they will send you a ZOOM joining link to your email address on the same day of the session.


    • Location: This event will be held via Zoom every Sunday. Register to get a Zoom joining link.
    • Date: 8 August 2021 - 29 August 2021
    • Time: 06:00 pm
    • Phone: +974 3000 6078
    • Email: [email protected]
    • Instagram: @flowereachspring

    1 September 2021

    HEC Paris in Qatar Information Session

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    Image Credit: Qatar Foundation

    Want to accelerate your career path? HEC Paris in Qatar will be hosting an online information session to provide you an opportunity to learn more about how you can accelerate your career path by learning about their International Executive MBA ranked #3 by the Financial Times in 2020 and ranked #1 by QS World University Rankings in 2021. You will also learn about their Specialized Master's Degree in Strategic Business Unit Management (SBUM). Register HERE! Please note that upon registration, you will receive an email with a link to the online information session.


    Until 1 September 2021

    Seagrass Tales, Dugong Trails

    Things to do in Doha: 18 July - 24 July, 2021
    Image Credit: NMOQ / ILQ Staff

    Do you know all about Dugongs in Qatar and other fun facts? The National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) in collaboration with ExxonMobil Research Qatar (EMRQ) is currently running an exhibition on Dugongs. This exhibition introduces these amazing creatures and their habitat through fun facts and interactive exhibits. You will also get to learn about the important work of scientists studying Dugongs in Qatar and how we can protect them and their environment through both science and everyday actions. Check out why you shouldn't miss NMoQ's Dugong exhibition!


    Until 2 September 2021

    YOC Photography Exchange: Call for Photograph Submissions

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    Image Credit: Years of Culture

    This event is an open call to all American nationals who are currently living in Qatar or have recently visited the country, to submit their own photographs along the theme: QATARI LANDSCAPE AND ENVIRONMENTALISM. The aim of this exhibition is to focus on the changing Qatari landscape, wildlife, and the initiatives that are in place to convert this.

    Participants must submit their own photographs taken in Qatar. Click here for more information.

    Things to know:

    • Age: 18 years and above
    • Location: Qatar
    • Submission Type: Online submissions via email to [email protected]
    • Deadline for Submissions: Sep 2, 2021
    • Exhibition Scheduled Estimate: Tentatively November – December 2021


    Until 5 September 2021

    Qatar Museums Public Art Student Open Call

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    Image Credit: Qatar Museums

    This is an exciting event to take part in! Qatar Museums Public Art Student Open Call invites students to propose a public artwork to be created with recycled materials to bring more awareness to Qatar Museum’s ‘no waste’ policy for a temporary installation to be displayed in public spaces. Up to five winning proposals will be chosen, and the selected students will be granted up to QR 25,000 to realize their concept by December 2021. For more information click here.


    Until 11 September 2021

    Mazeej: Fire Station Staff Exhibition

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    Image Credit: Qatar Calendar

    If you are into art, you will surely enjoy the "Mazeej" exhibition at the Fire Station: Artists' Residence, which blends different forms of art. This is happening at Gallery 4 at Doha Fire Station. Will you be going?!


    Until 15 September 2021

    Katara Beach Water Sports

    Katara Beach Water Sports
    Image Credit: Katara Cultural Village

    Enjoy water sports with your family and friends at Katara Beach until 15 September 2021. What are some of your favourite water sports to do in Qatar?


    • Location: Katara Beach
    • Date: Until 15 September 2021
    • Time: 03:30 am - 11:00 pm
    • Phone: +974 5544 9862
    • Instagram: @kataraqatar

    Until 15 September 2021

    Mal Lawal 3 - Celebrating collectors in our community

    Mal Lawal 3 - Celebrating collectors in our community
    Image Credit: NMOQ

    If you love museums and exhibitions, you're going to love this one too! Mal Lawal, in this edition, features 26 collectors and a variety of objects, including manuscripts, weapons, maps, coins, heritage items, jewellery, clothing, vintage cars, and more. Are you excited?


    • Location: National Museum of Qatar
    • Date: 18 June 2021 - 15 September 2021
    • Time: Saturday to Thursday: 09:00 am – 07:00 pm, Friday: 1.30 pm – 07:00 pm
    • Phone: +974 4452 5555
    • Email: [email protected]
    • Website:

    Until 24 October 2021

    Ajyal Film Festival Jury Programme 2021

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    Image Credit: Doha Film Institute

    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 31 December 2021

      Women of the Pandemic: Creativity in Quarantine

      Virtual Exhibition: Women of the pandemic
      Image Credit: Katara Cultural Village

      Love looking at art and works of artists? In this virtual exhibition, hosted by Katara Cultural Village, get to view the works of various artists under the title - 'Women of the pandemic'. This is a collaboration between female Qatari and American artists.


        Which of these will you be definitely doing this week? Do let us know in the comments section below! Do share this article - it keeps us going!