Things to do in Qatar this weekend: 8-9 February

Things to do in Qatar this weekend: 8-9 February

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

Qatar is buzzing with events this weekend!

So have you prepared for the much-anticipated weekend? Worry not, if you haven't! An interesting weekend is upon us and here is the list of events we have assembled for you to explore.

1. Karting at Losail Circuit

Dates: 7th February to 8th February

Timings: 05:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Where: Losail Circuit Sports Club

Entry:  Adult Price- QAR 125 per karting session of 15 minutes (with mask included) and Kids Price- 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)

2. QatArt Makers Market

Dates: 8th February 2019

Timings: 03:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Where: Katara Art Studios, Building 19, Katara Cultural Village

Entry: Entry is free for all

Over the past few years, QatART has become a key platform encouraging makers of art, craft and design in Qatar to develop their talents.  The members of QatART are going to exhibit handcrafted products at Katara Art Studios.

3. Doha Triathlon 2019

Dates: 8th February

Timings: 05:00 am

Where: Museum of Islamic Art (MIA)

Entry: Registration closed on 5th February, 2019. Open to public.

The 2019 Doha Triathlon will take place on Friday 8th February 2019, in the surrounding area of the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), with the picturesque view of Doha’s skyline in the backdrop.

In addition to last year’s Olympic, Sprint and Super Sprint distances, this year triathlon is giving a chance to the kids to take part in duathlon for two age groups 7-9 and 10-12 years old.


Kids Duathlon – 2 km bike, 800m run (Ages: 7-9 and 10-12 years old)

Super Sprint – 375m swim, 10 km bike, 2.5k run (Ages: 13-15 and 16+ adults)

Sprint – 750m swim, 20 km bike, 5k run (16+ adults)

Olympic – 1500m swim, 40 km bike, 10k run (16+ adults)

The swim will be taking place in the bay behind the Museum of Islamic Park, with cycling alongside the Corniche, before returning to the park for the final run in the park's green areas.

The prize ceremony will be held near Richard Serra’s ‘7’ Sculpture at the end of the bay at 8:15 am. It is open to public, thus, all the people are invited to come and cheer for the participants.

4. Chocolate, Tea & Coffee Festival 2019

Dates: 30th January to 9th February

Timings: 05:00 pm - 12:00 am

Where: Al Bidda Park

Entry: Entry is free for all

Following the successful debut in 2018, the sweet indulgence Chocolate, Tea & Coffee Festival (CTC) is back in Doha with its second edition!

It's running from 30th January 2019 to 9th February 2019 at Al Bidda Park, so if you are a dessert and caffeine lover it’s time to prepare your taste buds!

The festival is created to bring chocolate, tea and coffee lovers to a unique outdoor venue where everywhere can taste and experience the wide variety of different coffee cups, tea blends and assorted chocolates from 95 exhibitors.

5. Baladna Park Cultural Festival

Dates: 1st February – 1st March 2019

Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm

Where: Baladna Park

Entry: Entry fee for Adults - QAR 35, Kid’s Entry fee for Kids– QAR 55

The Baladna Cultural Festival is coming to Qatar at Baladna Park this spring, promising an outdoor journey filled with vibrant fun and delicious flavour.

The event will take place each Friday and Saturday between 1st February and 1st March, and will consist of mouthwatering food, enchanting dance shows and entertainment, as well as cultural handicrafts from across the world; including American, Korean, Indian, Jordanian, Qatari, Irish, and many more exciting cultures and ethnicities.

Celebrate culture, celebrate the world at Baladna Park! For more information you can contact +974 4424 6000.

Location: Shamal Road, Umm Al Hawaya, Exit 44.

6. Halal Qatar Festival

Dates: 2nd February – 10th February 2019

Timings: 08:00 am - 12:00 pm

Where: Parking Area 01, Katara Cultural Village

Entry: Entry is free for all

Katara Cultural Village is hosting the 8th edition of Halal Qatar festival from 2 February – 10 February.

This year’s festival features an array of activities, including a few activities aiming at educating people about the livestock sector in the country.

The festival also be features livestock auctions of the best breeds of goat and sheep. More than 30 stalls offer dairy, livestock products and traditional food items.

7. MIA Park Bazaar 

Dates: 25th January - 13th April 2019

Timings: Fridays (2pm – 8pm) and Saturdays (12pm – 8pm)

Where: MIA Park

Entry: Entry is free for all

The MIA Park Bazaar is back!

This year, MIA Bazaar will be having a vibrant mix of 350 stalls and new ones will constantly pop up. MIA Park Bazaar is a modern version of the old souq tradition.

The stalls are going to offer a wide range of gastronomies from all over the world.

You can also browse and grab handcrafted artifacts, accessories, canvases, fashion wears, designer ornaments. If you’re looking for significant or customized presents for your precious ones, the bazaar offers a huge range of products for all the age groups.

8. Mahaseel Festival

Dates: 1st January to 31st March

Timings: 09:00 am - 10:00 pm

Where: Katara's Southern Area

Entry: Entry is free for all

The third edition of the Mahaseel shopping festival takes place every Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

The market features fresh produce from local farms, nurseries and apiaries ranging from fresh fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, livestock, poultry, honey, dates and dairy products to flowers and ornamental plants

They are also conducting workshops on plantation and flowers arrangement, in addition to some essential agricultural knowledge. 


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By Molten Metal• 2 months 1 week ago.
Molten Metal

Today is 8th, tomorrow is 9th Feb ......... yea .........

By Molten Metal• 2 months 1 week ago.
Molten Metal

Oh hi Han, Thanks dear , yea .........

These things give me a lot of joys, you see, really , yea .......

By hantar17• 2 months 2 weeks ago.

MM good to know that you are always excited

By Molten Metal• 2 months 2 weeks ago.
Molten Metal

So much excited about all the events ..................

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