Family Life in Qatar

Ramadan Kareem! Visit our new Ramadan guide to view the latest news and updates.
Things to do in Qatar this weekend: 21-23 March

Things to do in Qatar this weekend: 21-23 March

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

Wondering how to spend the upcoming weekend? The city is definitely buzzing with some great events. We’ve shortlisted our top 7 picks to make it easy for you to decide where to head out to!

Get the best of this weekend at the following events:

1. Qatar International Food Festival 2019

Dates: March 20-30

Time: 03:00 pm – 11:00 pm (Saturday – Wednesday) and 3 pm to 1 am (Thursday and Friday)

Where: Oxygen Park in Education City, Qatar Foundation

Entry: Entry free for all 

Qatar’s most-awaited food festival each year is all set to take place today 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.

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.

2. A.R. Rahman - Live in Qatar 2019

Dates: March 22, 2019

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.

3. Francophonie Festival 2019

Dates: March 13-23, 2019

Time: 08:00 am – 05:00 pm

Entry: Entry free for all

This year’s Francophonie festival, scheduled to be held from March 13 to 23, features different events including music performances, sports tournaments, gastronomic events and a speech contest.

The envoy said the week is dedicated to French cuisine, a gastronomic event dubbed as ‘Gout de France/Good France’ that will dazzle residents and visitors with the flavours of Provence from March 21 to 24. It will be celebrated in many restaurants across Doha.

Students from different schools will battle it out at the ‘Olympiades of the Francophonie’, a series of sporting competitions kicking off with fencing (a sport in which the French language is used), theatrical performances, writing contests, and plastic arts on March 23 from 10 am to 4 pm at the French Qatari Voltaire School in Al Waab.

The five-member musical group ‘Cinq de Coeur’ will present a unique show titled ‘The non-return concert’, aimed at entertaining the audience with their humour and vocal skills through lyrical chant.

The quintet will perform renowned classical repertoire or the standard variety through wacky scenes on March 23 at 4 pm at the Drama Theater, Katara – the Cultural Village.

4. AgriTeQ & EnviroTeQ 2019

Dates: March 19-22, 2019

Time: 10:00 am – 09:00 pm

Where: Doha Exhibition and Convention Center

Entry: Entry is free for all

AgriteQ has returned with its seventh edition that began on March 19 and will go on until March 22 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center.

The exhibition will highlights innovation in agricultural techniques, and pinpoints the road map to achieve food security and sustainable development.

In line with Qatar’s National Vision 2030 and Qatar’s sustainability efforts, Qatar’s First International Environmental Exhibition is playing a vital role in presenting and exploring environmental solutions, and providing a dedicated platform to help local and international environmental technology providers showcase their latest products and solutions, and meet decision makers in the Environment sector in Qatar. For more info visit:

Mazzraty is the Golden Sponsor of the exhibition.

5. Karting at Losail Circuit

Dates: March 21-22, 2019

Timings: 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Where: Losail Circuit Sports Club

Entry:  Price (for adults) - QAR 125 per karting session of 15 minutes (with mask included) and price (for kids) - QAR 25 per karting session of 5 minutes

Enjoy fast and furious go-karting action at Losail Circuit Sports Club!  Choose from a selection of go-karts and race head-to-head with your competitors for a shot at karting glory.

This karting experience is perfect for competitive groups of friends or families looking for an action-packed weekend.

Kids aged 8-14 years old will be permitted while also considering their body fitness and height (minimum height of 120 cm)

6. Bangladesh Festival 2019

Dates: March 19-25, 2019

Time: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Where: Buildings 22 and the courtyard opposite to building 18 and 19

Entry: Entry is free for all

Katara Cultural Village and the Embassy of Bangladesh invite the public to the vivacious and exciting Bangladesh Festival 2019. The festival all set to start today and run until March 25.

It features authentic Bangladeshi cuisines, cultural workshops, movie screenings, and photography exhibition. Explore the heritage of Bangladesh and enjoy the festival with your family.

7. Teddy Bear Mini Hospital for children

Dates: March 17 - 30, 2019

Time: 10:00 am – 08:00 pm

Where: Doha Festival City

Entry: Entry is free for all

Doha Festival City, Qatar’s preferred lifestyle and entertainment destination is setting up a mini teddy bear hospital to help children learn about healthcare in a fun and innovative way.

The event started on March 17 and will run until March 30 at the mall’s Centre Court on the ground floor. It is free of charge. Parents can register their children anytime between 10 am to 8 pm.

Children can see their teddy bears undergo medical screening, followed by a visit to nine different stations comprising a waiting room, a nutrition consultant station, a surgery room, a dentist, an ophthalmologist, and a pharmacy clinic respectively.

Children will also get a chance to enjoy various giveaways from Mustela and Baladna, during the 14-day activity.

For more information, please visit

Bonus Event

Johnny Lever Live – Doha 2019

Dates: March 28, 2019

Time: 08:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Where: Qatar National Convention Centre

Entry: Book your tickets online on or

Johnny Lever, whose comic timing has infused uninhibited laughter in many Indian cinemas, is set to give an entertainment-packed performance for the very first time in Qatar on March 28!

Double the excitement as he shares the stage with his daughter Jamie Lever.

The event will be held at Qatar National Convention Centre’s Al Mayassa Theatre, organized by Millennium Entertainment Qatar and The Final Touch Entertainment India in collaboration with Mr. Hamad Al Amari. The event will be hosted by the comedian Mr. Gaurav Sharma.

‘Johnny Lever Live’ is a comedy show which is a complete family entertainer and open to all the age groups.  All acts of this show will be performed in Hindi. All acts are simple and thought provoking and there is foul language, profanity, vulgarity or political content.

Johnny Lever is one of the first stand-up comedians in India. He won two Filmfare Awards for his outstanding work in Deewana Mastana (1997) and Dulhe Raja (1998). He started his career in 1984 and has acted in more than 300 Bollywood moves.

Jamie Lever is an Indian stand-up comedian, the daughter of Johnny Lever. She has performed at The Comedy Store, Mumbai from 2012 as a stand-up comedian. She has also performed on Comedy Circus Ke Mahabali on Sony Entertainment Television in 2013.

For more information, you can call at 50249449 or 50634554.

Qatar Living is the exclusive community partner for this event.

Red Bull Qaher El T3ous 2019

Dates: March 29, 2019

Time: 02:00 pm

Where: Sealine – Qatar Racing Club Track

Entry: Entry free for all

Red Bull Qaher El T3ous is a unique desert-racing event for motorsport amateurs and Qatar’s dune racers to compete against each other, off the beaten track, on different tricky terrains.

Set in a knockout format, the competition is a demonstration of speed, skill, and strategy.


1st prize: QAR 20,000

2nd prize: QAR 10,000

3rd prize: QAR 07,000

Part of the race uniqueness is that all the audiences will witness the full race, from start to finish line, right from the edges of their seats

The event entrance is free of charge on first come first serve basis.

For more information and registration, visit or contact at +974 66336866.

Qatar Living is the proud community partner for this event.


Make sure to check out our social media to keep track of the latest content.

Instagram - @qatarliving

Twitter - @qatarliving

Facebook - Qatar Living


Ratings calculated automatically using technology developed at QCRI and MIT.

Click here to learn more.

By Molten Metal• 2 months 4 days ago.
Molten Metal

All the events are my favourite, that is true, really , yea.

Thu, 21.03.2019, 10.13 hrs

Log in or register to post comments
WATCH: Qatar 2022 World Cup to feature only 32 teams: FIFA

WATCH: Qatar 2022 World Cup to feature only 32 teams: FIFA

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be held with 32 participating teams and not an expanded 48 teams, organisers FIFA said on Wednesday.
Summer in Qatar offers dazzling discounts at luxurious hotels & resorts

Summer in Qatar offers dazzling discounts at luxurious hotels & resorts

This Summer in Qatar also allows residents to experience Qatar’s award-winning hospitality sector firsthand, with discounts of up to 40% at top hotels and resorts available to those living in Qatar.
Qatar Charity’s mobile Iftar project distributes 39,000 meals to the workers

Qatar Charity’s mobile Iftar project distributes 39,000 meals to the workers

Qatar Charity aims to distribute 39,000 Iftar meals (1,300 meals a day) to workers in industrial zones and other areas.
New Trauma and Emergency Center starts limited services from today

New Trauma and Emergency Center starts limited services from today

One of the largest in the region, the completion of the new center this year will lead to a significant expansion of trauma and emergency services in Qatar.