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Posted On: 15 July 2018 01:45 pm
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Things To Do In Doha: July 15 - July 22, 2018

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Doha has a veritable suitcase full of choices to unpack over the week to come, so let’s make the most of them with our weekly guide to the most exciting and interesting things for you to do.

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Candy Land at Doha Festival City (Until July 28, 2018)

Candy Land at Doha Festival City

Doha Festival City, a favourite destination amongst those looking for the best in fashion, dining and entertainment, is set to transform into a summer haven for families and shoppers alike, as part of the 2018 Qatar Summer Festival. The destination brought to life for the first time ever, ‘Candyland World’ The action-packed summer is jammed with activities for both children and adults, with eye popping scenes perfect for spectacular Instagram images and fun Snapchat updates.

Running until July 28, visitors can enjoy the sweetest treat of them all, as Doha Festival City brings the first ever Candyland to Qatar. The interactive sweet room, and the Gingerbread Playhouse, contain giant ice lollies, candy canes and other sugary delights, providing fairytale-esque setting for the whole family to delight in. With pools filled with sprinkles and marshmallows, visitors with a sweet tooth will be in their very own dreamland.

Date: 12 July - 28 July
Time: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Price: It's free!
Phone: +974 4035 4444
Email: [email protected]
For more info: Click here

Dates festival (July 19 - August 4, 2018)

Dates festival

Your favourite dates festival is back to satisfy your sweet tooth. The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) agriculture section will organise the third edition of the local dates festival at Souq Waqif from July 19 to August 4 to coincide with the dates production season in the country.

The upcoming festival will display all types of Qatari dates and the participating farms will display their produce for sale throughout the event. Accordingly, the organising committee of the festival has put forward a number of conditions to guarantee the quality and health and safety of the products on display. Dates should be free from disease or any insect-caused infection; they should also be free from traces of insecticide and chemicals, which is to be confirmed in co-operation with the Ministry of Public Health. Also, the texture and smell of the dates should be normal.

Location: Souq Waqif
Date: 19 July - 4 August
Time: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Price: It's free!

July 15 - October 1, 2018

AIR Exhibition

AIR Exhibition

Dual Inspirations explores the intellectual concepts that revolve around inspiration as a platform. Over a nine month residency program eighteen artists were engaged in rich monthly debates with curators and researchers that helped to shape a diverse assemblage of artistic approaches from inception all the way to their final form as artworks. The ultimate identity of the exhibition was formed according to these juxtapositions and similarities among the artists, as well as the exchange of ideas, methodologies, and visions.

The dual concepts of modernism and the contemporary will always be a topic of debate with regards to the boundaries between the two. In their search for answers, and by resorting to contemporary ideas and tools, resident artists also created artworks that drew inspiration from pioneer modern Arab artists, thereby exploring various changes in artistic methodologies over time. Some of the contemporary artists’ ideas came as an extension, as well as an answer to works by those pioneers, while others appear to question or be in contrast to the modernists. However all newly executed artworks identify with the masterpieces from the Mathaf collection, and constitute beautiful counterpoints that incite the imagination.

Location: Doha Fire Station
Date: 15 July - 1 October
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Price: It's free!

Until August 18, 2018

Summer Sessions

Looking to find your zen this summer? The Westin’s Saturday Summer Sessions is just the thing for you. Enjoy a morning of moving, eating and feeling well with a 60min Yoga session balanced with healthy breakfast bites followed by time to revitalize by our pools till 1pm.

Stimulate the rest of your day through culinary experiences with the added 20% discount in all their restaurants, bar & café.

Location: The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa
Date: 23 June - 18 August
Time: 8:45 am - 1:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Price: All five sessions with a complimentary 30min Personal Training Session - 600QR, Regular - 120QR
For more info: Click here

Until August 29, 2018

Aspire Splash & Dash

Summer is here again! Aspire Zone Foundation are proud to announce the launch of the SPLASH & DASH event aims to support the public during the summer holidays and boasts fun filled activities for everyone which include running and swimming Activities.

Location: Aspire Dome
Date: 9 July - 29 August (2 Days Per Week Mondays, Wednesday only)
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: Online
Price: Registration Fee (per day) - 35QR Full package (month) - 420QR
Email: [email protected]
To register: Click here

August 30, 2018

Summer Activities in Qatar Foundation

Summer Activities in Qatar Foundation

Looking for a camp for your children? Looking to participate in summer activities as a family? Make the most of your summer with Qatar Foundation’s wide range of activities for both adults and children to enjoy. There is something to suit every member of the family, with a variety of academic, athletic and other fun activities, including experimental art, baking, movie treats, swimming, football and many more.

The full list of activities are available at, so don’t miss out on what is sure to be a fun filled summer! Daily camps for children aged 4 up to high school age group. Online registration and payment is available for each individual camp.

Location: Education City, Al Luqta St, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar
Date: 25 June - 30 August
Time: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
Price: Varies - 600-2300QR (Per week)
Email: [email protected]

Until September 10, 2018

Bouthayna Al-Muftah: Echoes

Bouthayna Al-Muftah: Echoes

Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha has announced the newest edition of its Project Space titled Bouthayna Al-Muftah: Echoes. On show until the 10th of September 2018, the project is an exploration of emerging artist Bouthayna Al Muftah’s ongoing research about the recollection of memories, and a reflection on the rapid social and cultural changes that have taken place in Qatar over the past few decades.

Mathaf’s Project Space is dedicated to new tendencies in artistic production and emerging curatorial practices. It is one of several QM initiatives that push the boundaries of traditional museums and create ideal environments for knowledge production, dialogue and creativity.

Location: Mathaf
Date: 12 July - 10 September
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Price: It's free!
Phone: +974 4402 8855

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