Things to do in Qatar from the comfort of your home

Things to do in Qatar from the comfort of your home

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

Staying home may be a bit of a challenge for some, especially for those who are fond of being out and about. However, knowing how significant your actions can be in current times, it is incredibly important to avoid going outside (unless necessary).

As you support the country's efforts in the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and stay home, you can utilize your time in several other activities.

We have listed down our top five favorites to help you decide on how to get the best out of social distancing.

Katara Novel and Fine Art Competition

Language: English

Date: June 18 – August 31

Time: 8:00 am to 10:00 pm

Painting the cover of the Katara Prize for Arabic Novel 2020 publications:

Unpublished novels

Published novels

Unpublished novels for boys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. The reserved rights of the winning painting will be owned by Katara.

Terms and Conditions:

- Painting size (hand drawing): 19 cm long and 16 cm wide. The painting size can be enlarged while maintaining the aspect ratio.

- Submit the painting in JPG format.

- No signature on the canvas.

- Artists can participate with more than one painting for more than one novel.

- The painting should reflect and express the content of the novel.

For more information email: The deadline to submit your artwork is July 15, 2020.

Click here to participate. 

Budgeting Your Wedding

Language: Arabic

Date: June 25

Time: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

In this workshop, you will learn about how to plan your wedding budget using practical methods, as well as the latest websites and economic models for proper planning.

All women are welcome to join this workshop.

The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.

Click here to register.

DFI: Workshop- Animated Stories Summer Camp

Date: 28 June – 18 July (Classes on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday)

Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Price: QAR 700

Age group: 8 to 10 years old

Doha Film Institution is offering a selection of creative online workshops with critically acclaimed mentors. These inspiring workshops are designed to nurture storytelling skills through hands-on personal projects that encourage both creative and critical thinking.

This workshop traces back into the footsteps of basic storytelling. Inspired by a presentation of short animated films, theoretical discussion, and practical exercises. Participants will learn how to develop an idea into a compelling narrative and produce their own short animation.

Send your name and details to

Qatar Museums

Here is a great opportunity for artists to showcase their creative skills!

Qatar Museums is calling out on the artists to create a masterpiece of one of Qatar Museum’s iconic buildings or a public art piece from the memory lane.

The pictures should be shared with the hashtag #SketchatQM to get featured on Qatar Museum’s Instagram handle.

Bookshare: Reading at home

Date: June 29, 2020

Time: 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Join this online session via Microsoft Teams to learn more about Bookshare, a free online database offering eBooks and audiobooks for the visually impaired and print disabled. It includes items in several languages, including Arabic.

Click here to register.


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