Things to do this weekend in Qatar (Jan 2 - 4, 2020)

Enjoy your new year weekend with some street food and exhibitions happening around Doha. We have listed a few of the interesting events happening in Qatar.


Metro Street Food – Food Fest

First ever outdoor metro event hosted by Q sports, with combination of food, beverages and a mini golf course setup at the DECC Metro station.

When: Jan 1 – April 2020

Weekdays: 12:30 pm – 11 pm; Weekends: 2 pm – 12 midnight

Where: DECC Metro Station

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"It is our right to dream" exhibition

Katara will host "It is our right to dream" exhibition by the sculptor Sabhi Chtioui

When: Until January 18, 2020; 10 am - 10pm

Where: Building 47, Katara Cultural Village

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Qatar, India & the Gulf: History, Culture and Society Exhibition

Qatar National library to exhibit connections between India, Qatar and the Gulf over 4,600 years as a part of the Qatar India 2019 Year of the Culture. The exhibition reveals hows this ancient relationship has influenced their history, culture and society in profound and surprising ways.

When: Until February 29, 2020; 3pm – 8pm

Where: Qatar National Library

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"Suspicion" Exhibition

Katara Culutural Village welcomes everyone one to attend the opening of the "Suspicion"exhibition by the Palestinian artist Nameer Qassim.

When: 2 January, 2020; 12:00pm

Where: Building 18, Gallery 2; Katara

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Spring Festival at Souq Waqif and Souq Al Wakrah

The festival includes circus show, parades and mind and skills games. Popular groups from different countries entertain visitors with cultural presentation such as folk dances and songs with the accompaniment of native musical instruments. The festival features around 60 games and rides in the two souqs. Visitors can see wild animals like lion and tiger at the circus shows.

When: Until January 4; 4pm until 10pm.

Where: Souq Waqif and Souq Al Wakrah

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Mahaseel Festival

The biggest edition of Mahaseel Festival is going on at Katara with more than 40 stalls to buy vegetables, flowers, honey, dairy and meat products offered by local companies at discounted prices. There is also a large area where children can enjoy inflatables in addition to a giant tent where they can play various computer games such as VR games making the festival a one-stop-shop for families.

When: Open every day from 9am to 9pm until December 28, after which it will be open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until March 31.

Where: Building 22, Katara

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Different Dimension: An Energetic Place

The exhibition showcases 11 fascinating works by contemporary abstract artist Hala El Attar and marks a number of firsts for the young artist. El Attar visually manifests energy through her unique take on fluid art integrating different mediums and styles to achieve artworks that burst with colour and life.

When: The exhibition is open for public viewing until January 20 from 10am to 10pm

Where: W Doha’s Art 29 gallery

For details click here


Star Wars Activation Booth

Discover your side at the Star Wars Activation booth with the launch of Star Wars: The Rise of Sky-walker! Doha Festival City has set up a total of eight zones with each zone having different activities. The booth is open to all ages and no purchase is required. It requires registration and is on first come first served.

When: December 12 – January 12, 2020; 3pm-10pm

Where: Doha Festival City - Center Court Ground floor

For details, click here

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