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Posted On: 2 August 2020 12:10 pm
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Things to do in Doha: August 2- August 8, 2020

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Looking for something to do in Doha? We're bringing you a list of activities to keep you occupied over the week ahead. Our weekly "Events in Qatar" feature helps you discover popular local events and it comes out every Sunday, so be sure to keep following ILQ for events updates and information! And, if you want more, visit iloveqatar.net/events.

Until 3 August 2020

Eid Al Adha 2020 celebrations at Katara

In line with the protective measures taken by the state of Qatar, Katara presents a variety of events: Eidyet Katar, virtual fireworks, and other surprises Katara wishes you a happy and blessed EidAl Adha. Join them in an indulging and joyful experience full of surprises during the 4 days of Katara Eid Al Adha celebration 2020.

Details:

Location: Katara Cultural Village
Date: 31 July 2020 - 3 August 2020
Time: 05:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Price: General Entry - It's free!
Website: https://www.katara.net/

2 August 2020

Eid Storytime on Instagram Live

Why did Fatoom try to hide the Eid’s sheep, and why do Muslims sacrifice sheep for Eid Al-Adha? Join live on the Instagram account @QNL_CHILDREN to enjoy the story “Who Hid the Eid Sheep?” by Tagreed Al Najar. This is an open event; RSVP is not required

Details

Date: 2 August 2020
Time: 4:00 – 4:30 PM
Language: Arabic
Target Audience: Children ages 6 – 11
Website: https://events.qnl.qa/eid_storytime

7- 8 August 2020

Longines Hathab - Qatar Equestrian Tour

With national COVID-19 restrictions being lifted in phases and Qatar Olympic Committee's recent announcement on the resumption of sporting activities after 20 July, the Longines Hathab – Qatar Equestrian Tour Organizing Committee has confirmed that season three action is ready to begin.

Longines Hathab Tour 10 will now take place on 7 and 8 August, Tour 11 on 14 and 15 August, and the Tour 12 finale over three days on 27, 28, and 29 August. All Tours will be held at the Qatar Equestrian Federation, and will feature only the showjumping (Individual and Teams) discipline. The Dressage and Future Riders competition, which were a part of the earlier legs, will not be taking place.

For the health and safety of equestrian fans, the respective tours will be held without spectators in the arena. However, fans of the series can follow the thrilling action live on Al Kass TV.

Details

Date: August 7 - 8
Time: 4:27
Phone:+97444540000
Email:[email protected]
Website:www.qf.org.qa/events

Until stocks last

Local Dates Festival 2020 at Al Meera Qatar

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If you are looking to buy local fresh dates, then this festival is for you that kicked off at all Al-Meera branches from July 20, 2020, and will run until the target stock of 300 tons of local dates lasts. Moreover, this year’s festival witnesses the participation of more than 100 local farms and dates producers.

Al Meera branches have allocated special areas to display the local dates across all its branches geared at active promotion of the local products as a top priority. Al Meera constantly seeks to provide its customers with high-quality goods, which now include the complete range of local dates displayed at competitive prices for the entirety of the festival. Don't miss to check it out!

Details:

Location: Available at all branches of Al Meera
Date: 20 July 2020 - until stocks last
Website: www.almeera.com.qa

Until 15 August 2020

Cartoon Drawing Competition by Katara

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Love to draw cartoons? Then it's your chance to participate in Cartoon Drawing Competition by Katara. It's open to all caricaturists from the age of 18 years and above and from any county. The drawings must address the topic (working from home or homeschooling). For more information, click HERE.

Details:

Location: Qatar
Date: 20 June 2020 - 15 August 2020
Time: 08:00 am - 10:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Price: Send your entry via email - It's free!
Email: [email protected]

Until 20 August 2020

Art Exhibition at Al Markhiya Gallery

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Al Markhiya Gallery at the Firestation Doha hosts an art exhibition. Devised to contribute to the development of a new visual movement in Qatar, “2030” seeks to draw talented Qatari artists from multidisciplinary art practices together, engaging them in creative and intellectual encounters focusing on the future of Qatar. Featured in the exhibition are Abeer Al Kuwari, Ahmed Nouh, Mohammed Atiq, Khalifa Al Thani, Hassan Manasrah, Yasser Al Mulla, Nassar Al Attiyah, Mohammed Al Hamadi and Maryam Faraj Al Suwaidi.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to precautions surrounding concerns regarding Covid-19, only 8 people will be allowed in the gallery at a time.

Details:

Location: Al Markhiya Gallery
Date: 14 July 2020 - 20 August 2020
Time: 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: At the door
Price: It's free!
Email: [email protected]

Until 31 August 2020

Katara Novel & Fine art competition

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Painting the cover of the Katara Prize for Arabic Novel 2020 publications includes unpublished novels, published novels, and unpublished novels for boys. The winner of the best cover for each novel will receive USD 500, publishing the winning painting on the cover of the novel and mentioning the artist’s name in the publication. To know more, read HERE!

      Details:

      Location: Qatar
      Date: 18 June 2020 - 31 August 2020
      Time: 08:00 am - 10:00 pm
      Ticket Purchase: Online
      Price: Participation via email - It's free!
      Email: [email protected]

      31 August 2020

      Al-Dhad channel competition by Katara Cultural Village

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      Weekly competition for the content of (Al-Dhad channel - Katara) Youtube channel. To participate, subscribe to the channel. The prize for the competition: 1000 USD per week.

      Details:

      Location: Qatar
      Date: 18 June 2020 - 31 August 2020
      Time: 08:00 am - 10:00 pm
      Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
      Price: General entry - It's free!
      Website: https://www.katara.net/whats-o...

      Until 3 September 2020

      Made in Qatar Film submissions now open

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      Made in Qatar section is open to narrative or documentary films of any length. The writer, director or producer must be a Qatari national or other holding a valid residence permit in Qatar; or the majority of the film must be shot in Qatar; or the film’s story must revolve around Qatar.

      Details:

      Location: Qatar
      Date: 19 July 2020 - 3 September 2020
      Time: Ticket Purchase: Online
      Price: Online application - It's free!
      Website: www.dohafilminstitute.com/filmfestival/submit-a-film

      Until 1 November 2020

      Picasso’s Studios at The Fire Station

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      Your artistic mind can rejoice now as Qatar Museums reopened the Fire Station and unveiled the special exhibition Picasso’s Studios in the Garage Gallery. The exhibition features 108 extraordinary artworks by Pablo Picasso selected from the unparalleled collection of the Musée national Picasso in Paris, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints and ceramics. On view through November 1, 2020, the innovative exhibition traces the evolution of Picasso’s epoch-making art by presenting it in eight distinct galleries, representing the series of studios where he worked throughout his career. Read more details HERE!

      Details:

      Location: Fire Station Gallery
      Date: 1 July 2020 - 1 November 2020
      Time: 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
      Ticket Purchase: Online
      Website: https://visit.qm.org.qa

      Until 31 December 2020

      The Virtual Exhibition "Heritage" by Katara Cultural Village

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      Cultural Village Foundation – Katara presents the virtual exhibition "Heritage" by the Qatari Artist Hassan Bu Jassum. Heritage is originality and history, and it has multiple aspects of art and culture. Katara presents the virtual exhibition “Heritage” to document the inveterate patrimony and to revive the past that still exist in the memories, and to retrieve this remembrance through paintings to be a witness of that important part of history.

      Details:

      Location: The exhibition is virtual.
      Date: 6 July 2020 - 31 December 2020
      Time: 08:00 am - 10:00 pm
      Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
      Price: General entry - It's free!
      Website: www.katara.net

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