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Things To Do In Doha: December 30, 2018 - January 6, 2019

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You're probably looking for stuff to do over the week ahead! Things To Do in Doha feature lets you discover popular local events from categories like music, food, entertainment, sports and much more.

Our listings come out every Sunday, so be sure to keep following ILQ for more events updates and information! And, if you want more, visit

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MIA Park Café

MIA Park Café

Looking for the perfect spot to enjoy the pleasant weather this week? MIA Park Café offers much more than a trendy vibe and a good cup of coffee.

Appealing on so many levels, MIA Park Café offers guests a trendy, comfy and relaxing al fresco dining experience. Enjoy a relaxing stroll through MIA Park and nestle into the comfy lounge chairs at the café surrounded by lush greenery.

Known for its spectacular panoramic views of the bay, MIA Park Café compliments its outdoor experience with a unique picnic experience whereby guests can choose from a selection of items to fill their picnic basket for only QAR 50. Alternatively, a generous set menu for two at only QAR 110.

The Café offers plentiful of outdoor seats with an excellent open-air ambience. Guests can look forward to the serenity of the water and order straight from the kiosk menu which offers a great variety of freshly made items including shawarma, crêpes and waffles.


December 31, 2018 - January 1, 2019

Welcome 2019 celebration in Doha with The St. Regis

Welcome 2019 celebration in Doha with The St. Regis

New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner at the Poolside (31st December, from 8 pm)

Welcome 2019 with the best celebration in Doha - The New Year's Eve Gala Dinner at the Poolside of The St. Regis Doha. Enjoy a spectacular show, a stunning performance from a 7-piece band, lavish buffet and a huge selection of food & beverage.

New Year’s Eve Dinner Celebrations at Opal by Gordon Ramsay (31st December, from 8 pm)

Welcome the New Year in style with a five-course dinner prepared by our world-class Chefs using the most exquisite ingredients.

New Year’s Eve New York Style at Astor Grill (31st December, from 8 pm)

Enjoy the laughter and warm conversations with family and friends over an intimate dinner at Astor Grill, the finest steakhouse in Qatar showcasing the finest seafood and cuts of meat prepared on the grill.

(NYE Countdown at The Club 31st December, from 9 pm)

Get access to the most glamorous NYE countdown this year! Let's party at The Club in St. Regis Doha with international artists Carolina & Tamer Najem. It's the NYE party you don't want to miss!

Event Details:

Location: The St Regis Doha
Date: December 31, 2018 - January 1, 2019
Time: 8:00 pm - 2:00 am
Ticket Purchase: At the door/By Phone
Price: Starting from QR 200
Phone: 44460105
Email [email protected]

Until March 27, 2019

Mamacita Night Inter Continental Doha The City

Ladies, it’s your time to be pampered and spoiled at La Vista 55 every Wednesday. Get free flowing sips on selected beverages. Unlimited selected beverages just for you at QAR 100. The second bottle of selected beverages free – all night long!

Dressed in your tropical best and one lucky lady will receive a bottle of sparkling rosé. Best tropical themed dressed lady will get a bottle of sparkling rosé on us.

Location: La Vista 55، 55th floor, Intercontinental Doha The City
Date: December 12, 2018 - March 27, 2019
Time: 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Price: QR 100
Phone: +974 7021 8765
Email: [email protected]

Until January 4, 2019

Spring Festival

Spring Festival

The Spring Festival kicked off at Souq Waqif in Doha and Al Wakra market on Friday (December 21, 2018) which will run until January 4, 2019.

You can enjoy different entertainment activities such as circus shows for families, volleyball games and interesting animal shows. Public performances by group of artistes and clowns from different countries are there as well to spread joy and pleasure among the visitors to the festival.

Visitors to Wakif Souq Al wakra can get high on water games such as kayaking and boating, as well as a special space for children to enjoy the atmosphere with their families, inflatable rides will be provided in various market places, as well as horse and camel shows and pony rides for young children to enjoy.

The Spring Festival at Souq Waqif and Souq Waqif Al Wakra will run between 3:30 pm and 10pm daily.

Event Details:

Location: Souq Waqif in Doha and Al Wakra
Date: December 21, 2018 - January 4, 2019
Time: 3:30 pm and 10pm daily

Until January 5, 2019

Shop Qatar: Souq Waqif Shopping Tour

Shop Qatar: Souq Waqif Shopping Tour

Let’s get you familiar with Souq Waqif’s handicrafts, fabrics, perfumes, incense, snacks and more! The local tour guides will walk you through Souq Waqif and give you the change to indulge in the traditional way of shopping. Tour capacity limited to 15people. Reserve your place fast!

Event Details:

Location: Souq Waqif Qatar
Date: December 29, 2018 - January 5, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: At the door By Phone
Price: Starting From - QR 100
Phone: +974 6672 5272

December 31, 2018 - January 5, 2019

Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2019

Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2019

Catch Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem and many more tennis icons in Qatar.Catch these legends competing for the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2019 championship from December 31 to January 5 at Khalifa International Squash & Tennis Complex! For more info, click HERE!

Event Details:

Location: Khalifa International Squash & Tennis Complex
Date: December 31, 2018 - January 5, 2019
Ticket Purchase: Online
Phone: 44409666

24 December 2018 - 5 January 2019

Mind 2 Mind

No white rabbits here! Mall of Qatar, the nation’s favorite destination, invites you to witness Mind 2 Mind, an acclaimed magical duo featuring James Harrington and Marina Argvliani. The duo baffles audience with a wide range of mind reading and magical effects at the Ooredoo Stage every day at 7pm and 8.30pm from December 24th until Saturday January 5th. Watch as they perform mind blowing feats of mentalism that needs to be seen to be believed.

Event Details:

Location: Mall of Qatar
Date: December 24, 2018 - January 5, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed, it's free!

31 December 2018 - 5 January 2019

Mahaseel Festival

Katara will launch the third edition of Mahaseel Festival on December 31. Around 22 local farms, flowers nursery and six other national companies, which specialise in producing and selling sheep meat, poultry, eggs, dairy products and natural juices, are participating at the Mahaseel’s souq which runs until January 5.After January 5, Mahaseel will continue every Thursday to Saturday until March 31, 2019 at Katara's southern area.

The market features Qatari farms selling various types of fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants, and local companies offering food products related to livestock, in addition to natural honey produced by the Qatari farms and the best varieties of local dates.

Event Details:

Location: Katara's Southern Area
Date: December 31, 2018 - January 5, 2019
Time: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed, it's free!

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