Things to do this weekend

 28 Jan 2016 - 10:33

Things to do this weekend
Souq Waqif Festival 2016


Another weekend is here and seems like one of the most happening Friday and Saturday with a long list of events scheduled to occur! Here’s a list of some of the interesting events happening in Doha this weekend: 

Spring festival at Souq Waqif 
Stilt walkers, street performers, circus, various workshops and cultural performances are just few of the events taking place at the Souq Waqif. The festival will continue till February 4 and there is something or the other lined for every age group. 

Venue: Souq Waqif 

Date: Till February 4

Time: 4:30 to 9:30pm

Details: For venue map and the schedule of events, click here! 


Concept car launched at Qatar Motor Show 

Qatar Motor Show 
A must-go for motor enthusiasts for the latest industry innovations, concept cars, and vintage cars. The exhibition is on from January 28 to February 1 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre in West Bay.

Venue: Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre in West Bay.

Date: Till February 1 

Time: 1pm to 10 pm on Friday and Saturday

Details: Click here!  

Doha Dash 2016 

As a step to support the vision behind Qatar National Sport Day, Doha Dash will take place on February 9 at Losail International Circuit. With a combination of 10km, 5km, 3km and 1km ladies’ only walk, the event is expected to be a huge hit. And the last date to register for the event is February 2. 

Venue: Losail International Circuit

Date: Registration closes on February 2

Register online: Click here! 

CPR saves Lives 

Hamad Medical Corporation will conduct CPR demonstrations on Friday, January 29, on the Doha Corniche, the Wakra Corniche and Katara Cultural Village between 3pm and 6pm. Similar events will also be held at City Center Mall, Landmark Mall, The Gate Mall and Gulf Mall between 3pm and 9pm. For the purpose more than 400 CPR mannequins will be used to help the public learn hands-only CPR, and 50 stations will be set up along the Doha Corniche to demonstrate and teach the technique. 

Venue: Doha Corniche, Wakra Corniche, Katara

Date: January 29, Friday 

Time: 3pm to 6pm 

Details: Click here! 

Luc Tuymans: Intolerance 

Qatar Museums present a retrospective of the work of Luc Tuymans, the first solo show of the artist in the Gulf region. The exhibition, Intolerance, a comprehensive survey of the artist’s work, will include a series of wall paintings and a new body of work, ‘The Arena’, created specifically for the show. Curated by Lynne Cooke, Senior Curator of Special Projects in Modern Art at the National Gallery of Art Washington.

Venue: Qatar Museums Gallery Alriwaq

Date: Until January 30

AFC U23 Championship

Its busy time for football lovers as Qatar is hosting the AFC U23 Championship. Asia’s future football stars are fighting to clinch their place at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in the AFC U23 Championship taking place in Doha. A total of 16 teams will be battling for the three places available for Asian sides in Rio. The final is slated for January 30. Qatar is slotted in Group A along with China, Iran and Syria.

Date: Till January 30

Details: Click here! 

Qawwali Sultan Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan 


Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan live  

Qatar Tourism Authority is bringing the sultan of Qawwali,  Pakistani artist Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to perform live in Qatar. This will be a magical performance by one of Asia’s biggest music sensation. 

Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali will be performing live on January 29, 2016 at “Asian Town (Old West end Park)” in Doha.

Venue: Asian Town

Date: January 29 

Tickets: QR50-QR1,000

2016 Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

Over 26,000 spectators witnessed the world’s biggest golf stars in action in Qatar last year. The 2016 edition of the tournament will be staged at the Doha Golf Club’s Championship Course and is set to be even better. They have special hospitality packages where you can enjoy golf along with some food made by top chefs.

Venue: Asian Town

Date: January 27-30 

Tickets: QR150-QR450 (Hospitality packages cost more)


Winter festival at Katara

Today is the last day to check out the third edition of Winter Festival 2016 at the Katara Cultural Village.
Events such as children's competitions, games, folkloric and theatrical shows, handicrafts exhibition, best healthcare practices, diabetes and blood pressure measurements, workshops for falconers, Al Galayel competition, birds and animals gallery are included in the itinerary. The Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning will exhibit winter flowers and plant nurseries, gardening tips for children from 4pm to 10pm every day at the Katara Esplanade.

Venue: Katara Esplanade 

Date: January 28

Time: 4pm to 10pm everyday 

Details: Click here! 

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