Things to do in Qatar this weekend: 14-16 March

Things to do in Qatar this weekend: 14-16 March

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

Are you looking for something to do with your family this weekend? There is a lot happening this weekend! To help you decide on how to get the best out of this weekend, we have singled out our top 6 favorites!

Top 6 things to do this weekend in Qatar:

1. Qatar International Boat Show 2019

Dates: March 12-16

Time: 2:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Where: The Pearl Qatar

Entry:  Book your tickets online on

Boat enthusiasts in the country has reasons to rejoice as the sixth edition of the Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS) kicked off on 12th March and runs until 16th March 2019 from 2:30 pm - 9:30 pm.

The event is taking place at 25-29 La Croisette, Porto Arabia, The Pearl-Qatar.

It will be held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, The Prime Minister and Minister of Interior for the State of Qatar.

QIBS 2019 will be showcasing “top-quality boats highlighting the art of craftsmanship” from a number of countries, including Qatar, Germany, Italy, Pakistan, Turkey, France, India, the US and Kuwait, the organizers have said. It will also introduce the region’s boat enthusiasts to the latest technological advancements, reported Gulf Times.

As per the organizers, this year, the show expects to attract more than 30 impressive motorboats and luxury yachts which will be displayed both on land and water.

2. Katara Beach Volleyball Cup 2019

Dates: March 12-16

Time: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Where: Katara Amphitheatre

Entry: Entry is free for all

The Cultural Village Foundation is organizing the 5th edition of the Katara Beach Volleyball championship. This year, it is going to take place at Katara Amphitheatre. There is going to be 56 teams participating for 28 different countries.

Join the fun and cheer up for your favorite team this weekend!

3. Tasmeem Doha Art and Design Conference 2019

Dates: March 13-15

Time: Wednesday – Thursday, 09:30 am – 7:30 pm, Friday- 02:30 pm to 07:30 pm

Where: Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar

Entry: To register online, log on to

Tasmeem Doha is an international, biennial art and design conference hosted and organized by VCUarts Qatar since 2004.

Each edition of Tasmeem Doha highlights a unique and contemporary theme within art and design, exploring novel concepts, methods, and applications, and engaging in critical discussions.

The theme of Tasmeem Doha 2019 is Hekayat. Hekayat means stories, narratives, tales, and anecdotes in Arabic. It is a theme not exclusive to art and design, but relatable across many disciplines!

Tasmeem Doha 2019 activities are appropriate for ages 16+.

4. Qumra 2019

Dates: March 15-20

Where: To be announced

Entry: For ticket information, visit

Doha Film Institute presents Qumra, an initiative that seeks to provide mentorship, nurturing, and hands-on development for filmmakers from Qatar and around the world.

The will be additional public screenings taking place on 13 and 14 March.

5. Weekly Knitting and Crochet Circle

Dates: March 14

Time: 09:00 am – 11:00 am

Where: Qatar National Library, Education City

Entry: Entry free for all 

Want to know more about Knitting and Crochet? Join the circle at Qatar National Library every Thursday.

You can also work on projects and share skills with the circle in a very friendly atmosphere. All the participants are advised to carry their own supplies and projects. The library also provides needles and yarn if needed.

All are invited to join whether you are beginner or an expert.  You can explore the books at the library for kitting and crochet!

6. Qatar International Rally

Dates: March 14-16

Time: 04:00 pm – 06:00 pm

Where: Souq Al-Wakra

Entry: Entry free for all 

The 2019 Manateq International Rally of Qatar is back, which is included in The FIA Middle east championship that has a total of five rounds this year and Qatar being the first round of the FIA Middle East Rally Championship 2019.

Souq Al-Wakra will host the starting ceremony. Find out all the details for the event below:

Bonus Events:

Qatar International Food Festival 2019

Dates: March 20-30

Time: 04:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Where: Oxygen Park in Qatar Foundation

Entry: Entry free for all 

Qatar’s most-awaited food festival each year is all set to take on March 20 and run until March 30, 2019 at the Oxygen Park in Qatar Foundation (QF).

This year’s QIFF will mark the festival’s 10th year anniversary and is being tailored to bring some exciting new elements on the scene in a modified format for residents and visitors of all ages to enjoy.

The Festival, which will take place in collaboration between Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) and QF, is the country’s longest-running food and beverage tradition that combines culinary arts with family entertainment.

The QIFF 2019 will be a food lovers’ haven with about 150 F&B stalls spread over three dedicated areas at one of the most gorgeous and picturesque venues in Qatar, dubbed as the “Green Lung.”

At the Festival, area 01 will offer main course specialties, 02 will focus on kid-friendly foods and activities and 03 will be dedicated for cafes and light food coupled with private seating areas where pre-set menus will be served.

Over the last decade, QIFF has grown as a festival and so has its contribution to the country’s thriving dining scene by attracting international chefs to open local outlets and support local businesses.

This year, the Festival has dedicated 15% of its spaces to up-and-coming entrepreneurs and local Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) to provide them with a suitable platform to introduce their F&B offerings in the market.

A.R. Rahman - Live in Qatar 2019

Dates: March 22

Time: 05:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Where: Khalifa International Stadium

Entry: You can book your tickets online on

Grammy and Oscar-winning musician, A.R. Rahman is all set to enthrall Qatar for the very first time on March 22, 2019 at Khalifa International Stadium.

A. R. Rahman is an Indian composer, singer-songwriter, music producer, musician, multi-instrumentalist and philanthropist.

Bringing his inimitable music to Qatar, the performance adds to the activities part of the Qatar-India Year of Culture 2019 presented by Katara Studios.


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