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Posted On: 31 December 2017 12:22 pm
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Things To Do In Doha: December 31 2017 - January 7 2018

Khadiza Begum
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Finally, the year comes to an end and 2018 is a few hours away. Make sure you enjoy the last day of 2017 by welcoming the New Year with a range of fun-filled activities and events in Doha.

We provide a list of what to do to enjoy this week with our handy guide of events and happenings. Be sure to keep following ILQ every Sunday for more weekly events updates and information! For more information visit

Qatar's First Silent Disco | New Year's Eve Party

Blast off in style and ring in 2018 with this unique party at the Doha Marriott! Following in the footsteps of New York, Sydney, and Barcelona, Qatar is now the next destination for this 'Quiet Party' which promises a surreal experience as you party the night away with wireless headphones on!

So maybe you and your friends have different tastes in music? Simple. Select the DJ of your preference and choose which 'station' you want to listen to! Different types of music will be on offer so you can select what you like most!

Also, you'll vocal chords will thank you as you'll be able to speak the next morning! Often it's difficult to have a civilized conversation with music blaring all over the place. In a Silent Disco, you can have a chat with friends without having to shout to make yourself heard -- just take off the wireless headphones and you're good to go!

Location: Doha Marriott

Date: 31 December - 1 January

Time: 9:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Ticket Purchase: At the door

Price: QR 499 (Including 2 drinks, snacks, and all night NYE show and party favors)

VIP table: VIP available for up to 10 people inclusive of: ⭐ 2 bottles of premium beverages ⭐ VIP NYE bites ⭐ Special giveaways

Contact: (+974) 4429-8888

Bubbalicious NYE at Seasonal Tastes

Bubbalicious is the place to be this New Year's Eve as they ring in the New Year in true party style. Expect even more fun, entertainment, and festivity in at their Seasonal Tastes restaurant where they'll be celebrating a very special NYE Bubbalicious bash!

Location: The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa

Date: 31 December - 1 January

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 12 midnight

Ticket Purchase: Online

Price: QR 695

Phone: (+974) 3359-8514

Email: [email protected]

DJ Melody Kane - New Year's Eve at Qube

Party the night away with DJ Melody Kane all the way from the UK at Qube’s New Year's Eve bash at the Radisson Blu Doha is guaranteed to make it an unforgettable night.

Price: Ladies: Free entry until 9:00 p.m.

After 9:00 p.m.: QR 50 (inclusive of one beverage)

Gents: QR 130 (inclusive of one beverage)

Ladies/Gents VIP Area(Upper level): QR 160 (inclusive of one beverage)

Location: Radisson Blu Doha

Date: 31 December - 1 January

Time: 7:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Ticket Purchase: At the door (must be 21+ or older), original Qatar Resident Permit or original passport required for Qube membership ID.

Price: QR 50/QR 130/QR 160

Email: [email protected]

Fragrances from Bulgaria

Katara Cultural Village, in cooperation with the Bulgarian Embassy in Doha presents a unique photography exhibition by two Bulgarian artists called 'Fragrances from Bulgaria'.

Location: Katara Cultural Village

Date: Until January 6

Time: Open from 10:00 a.m.

Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed

Email: [email protected]

Let's Kick It

Let’s Kick It- is a first of its kind wellness camp for kids in Qatar which is now part of the Qatar Museums Authority Education Program. It will start from the 13th January, 2018 at the Museum of Islamic Art.During this 8 week program, kids will be given an insight on the overall wellbeing and importance of holistic health.Healthy Eating will be supported and Diet Delights will be providing food to encourage the concept.

Date: 13 January - 3 March

Parents Open Day : 6th January, 2018

Time: 09:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ticket Purchase: Online

Price: 8 week program - QR 1750

Phone: (+974)30450002

Email: [email protected]

Souq Waqif Spring Festival

One of Qatar's largest family-friendly events, the Souq Waqif Spring Festival will host over 60 activities, including 30 amusement rides. The festival is in partnership with QSports and is the longest-running festival to take place in the Souq. There are outdoor games and rides that the whole family can enjoy, plus entertainment such as parades and musical shows.

Location: Souq Waqif

Date: 31 December 2017 - 25 April 2018

Time: Opens from 10:00 a.m.

Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed

Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2018

Dominic Thiem, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, and other top international tennis players will set the courts on fire at the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2018. Grab your tickets and cheer on your favourite player at this world-class sporting event!

Location: Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex

Date: January 1-6

Time: From 10:00 am

Ticket Purchase: Online

Price: QR 25-QR 400

Art 29 Presents Exploring Expression| Fahad Al Obaidly

In this unique exhibition at the W Doha, Qatari artist Fahad Al Obaidly uses colour and exaggerated figures to express his perception of reality. His signature art moves him away from constraints to a world free from boundaries and full of infinite belonging.

Location: W Doha Hotel & Residences

Date: Until January 16

Time: 9:00 a.m. till 7:00 p.m.

Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed

Email: [email protected]

Which events will you be attending this week? Comment below!