Things to do in Qatar this weekend: January 23-25

Things to do in Qatar this weekend: January 23-25

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

Get ready for the exciting weekend filled with events! 

To help you decide on how to get the best out of this weekend, we have singled out our top 6 favorites!

Get the best of this weekend at the following events:

1. The Color Run


Dates: January 25, 2020

Where: Qatar National Convention Centre

Time: 7:00 am  

Entry: Get your tickets online, click here

One of the most highly anticipated events in Qatar’s calendar, The Color Run presented by Sahtak Awalan: Your Health First, an initiative of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, is happening this Saturday, 25 January 2020,  at the Qatar National Convention Centre.

As part of the worldwide “Love Tour”, the fun-filled day will be spreading joy and raising awareness of the health benefits of keeping an active lifestyle.

The sixth edition of the Color Run in Qatar enjoys the fun spirit that the event is known for all around the world. Participants will be soaked in bright colors as they run, walk, skip or jog along the 5km course with their family and friends.

Everyone will celebrate their achievements at the end with prizes, music, photo opportunities, and a myriad of cherished moments.

Brought to the public by Sahtak Awalan: Your Health First, the flagship health campaign of Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, the Color Run aims to attract everyone in Doha to participate in an exhilarating and colorful experience in order to encourage them to adopt a healthy and vigorous lifestyle.

This event is all about splashing colors with friends and family. You can run, walk, crawl, or cartwheel if you wish! For more information, click here.

2. QNB 2020 Qatar Winter Dragon Boat Festival


Dates: January 24, 2020

Where: Museum of Islamic Art Park (MIA Park)

Time: 6:00 am

Entry: Entry is free for all

Row, paddle, hurry up!  Qatar's largest water sports, Winter Dragon Boat Festival is back to show us their fast rowing skills.

Dragon boating is a canoe-sport and was originally a traditional festival game dating back 2000 years throughout Southern China. It has now become a popular sport with competitions held around the world.

For more information, click here.

3. Chinese New Year celebrations


Dates: January 17 - February 13, 2020

Where: Dragon Mart Mall

Time: 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Entry: Entry is free for all

Chinese New Year is just around the corner.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with a plethora of activities at Dragon Mart Qatar from January 17, 2020, to February 13, 2020, every Thursday and Friday, 4:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

Chinese New Year is also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival. It is the most important festival in China. This year, Chinese New Year falls on January 25, 2020. The date varies every year depending on the lunar calendar.

From the Chinese food festival, Kung Fu Tea to traditional dragon dance and cultural performances, you can enjoy it all with the whole family.

You can indulge in some authentic Chinese food and taste the traditional Kung Fu Tea which is Kung Fu is a tea brewing process. In Chinese, Cha means tea, and Kung Fu means Chinese martial arts.

In addition, you can also enjoy traditional Chinese instrumental music.

4. Sonu Nigam- Live in Qatar


Dates: January 23, 2020

Where: Asian Town Amphitheater

Time: 7:30 pm

Entry: Get your tickets online, click here 

The Bollywood’s versatile singers, Sonu Nigam is going to grace the stage with his performance on January 23, 2020, at Asian Town Amphitheater, Doha-Qatar.

The show will be hosted by Q-Tickets.  

Sonu Nigam is widely regarded to be the best male singer in India. He started performing from an early age, but national fame eluded him until he joined the cast of reality TV show Sa Re Ga Ma Pa back in 1995. Today he is a multitalented composer as well as a playback singer.

Born in Faridabad in the northern Indian state of Haryana, the only son of singer/composer Agam Kumar Nigam, he showed an early talent for singing and impersonations.

His vast repertoire of multilingual renditions has won him a fan base that includes influential vocalists starting from Kerala all the way to Kashmir including K.J. Yesudas, Manna Dey, the Mangeshkar sisters, Shreya Ghoshal, and Sunidhi Chauhan.

So it’s time to tune in some soulful songs of Sonu Nigam as he makes his way to the city of Doha!

5. Shop Qatar celebrations at Mall of Qatar


Dates: January 9-18, 2020

Where: Mall of Qatar

Entry: Entry is free for all

The Mall has lined up some amazing events to offer shoppers and visitors a chance to delight in spectacular entertainment featuring international shows and fun-filled activities.

Below are some of the super exciting festivities taking place at the mall this week onwards:

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Mall of Qatar will mark Chinese New Year celebrations with traditional Chinese entertainment, roaming parades and activities showcasing the history and heritage of this rich culture, from January 24 until 31.

Mesmerizing International Performances

Be prepared to be blown over by some amazing international acrobats, breathtaking aerial artists and comedy jugglers performing live on the Oasis Stage at the Mall of Qatar. The performances will be held every day at 6 pm, 7 pm & 8 pm until Saturday, January 25. 

Exciting Games

This weekend Qatar TV will host an exciting live game show where shoppers will have a chance to win cash prizes of up to QAR 5,000 – you’ve got be in it to win it so head down to Mall of Qatar and join in the celebrations.

Live Celebrity Performance

After revealing the winners of 'Shop Qatar' final raffle draw on January 31, the iconic 360-degree Oasis stage at the Mall of Qatar will host a celebrity singer to enthrall mall visitors and shoppers with a live performance. 

To find out more, visit   

6. MIA Park Bazaar


Dates: January 3 - April 25, 2020 (Friday and Saturday)

Where: Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Park

Time: Fridays (2:00 pm – 8:00 pm) and Saturdays (12:00 pm – 8:00 pm)

Entry: Entry is free for all

This year’s Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Park Bazaar, a seasonal weekend market, is proving popular since it opened to the public last weekend. For home-based business owners especially, it has proven to be an opportunity to boost trade and increase exposure.

MIA Bazaar has got a vibrant mix of 120 stalls and new ones will constantly pop up. MIA Park Bazaar is a modern version of the old souq tradition.

The stalls are offering 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.

Enjoy some Karak with a dramatic view of the Doha skyline and cherish some quality time with your family or friends as the mercury drops!


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