Qatar Tourism announces a slew of entertainment events

Qatar Tourism announces a slew of entertainment events

QLNews
By QLNews

The lingering cold weather in the country has given people a perfect opportunity to head outdoors with their family and friends and make lasting memories.

Getting in on the celebratory mood, Qatar Tourism (QT) and Qatar Airways jointly launched the ‘Feel Winter in Qatar’ campaign on Thursday, revealing a series of family-friendly events and festivals for people to enjoy.

“This (Feel Winter in Qatar) is a seasonal extension of our central ‘Feel More in Qatar’ brand platform, which seeks to solidify the country’s position as the Middle East’s top destination for families,” said QT chairman and Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive Akbar Al Baker, during a Press conference.

“Our cool weather, abundant natural beauty, and unrivalled leisure and entertainment offerings make us the perfect choice for an extended holiday, a short getaway, and, of course, a winter break,” he added.

QT’s Director of Shared Services Department Omar Al Jaber, Head of Marketing Sheikha Hessa Al Thani and ace Qatari rally driver Nasser Saleh Al Attiyah also attended the Press meet.

Here is a look at the events that were announced as part of the months-long calendar.

 

QATAR BALLOON FESTIVAL

The 10-day festival will include mesmerising sunrise balloon launches, the ‘Night Glow,’ Tethered Lights, live entertainment and mouth-watering food kiosks and trucks. While hot air balloon rides in the early morning would give riders a spectacular view of Doha, visitors attending in the evenings will see all 50 balloons light up the night sky.  A host of other entertainment activities on the ground are also planned. 

QATAR LIVE

After successful events at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, QT’s ‘Feel Winter in Qatar’ campaign will see a dynamic line-up of live performances from acclaimed local, regional, and international artists through the flagship activation — Qatar Live. It will begin on January 26 and continue throughout the season.

DISNEY PRINCESS CONCERT

An exciting production of the world-renowned ‘Disney Princess – The Concert’ will be held at the Katara Amphitheatre, in partnership with Disney Concerts and Broadway Entertainment Group.

For three nights from January 26 to 28, some of the world’s most celebrated artists will perform a unique tribute to Disney Princesses alongside a live orchestral performance by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.

GKA KITESURFING TOURNAMENT

QT and Qatar Airways will bring a water-sport world cup to Doha, kicking off the new year with thrilling sporting events. Fuwairit Kite Beach will house the Qatar GKA Freestyle Kite World Cup 2023 from January 31 to February 4.

 

QATAR TOTALENERGIES OPEN


The 21st edition of the professional women’s tennis tournament will take place in the outdoor hard courts of the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex from February 13 to 18.

 DOHA JEWELLERY AND WATCHES EXHIBITION’

The Doha Jewellery & Watches Exhibition is all set to once again amaze people with a unique exhibition of exclusive jewellery and exquisite craftsmanship. Running from February 20 to 25 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, this year’s edition will feature luxury watches, necklaces, rings, earrings, diamonds, gold and silverware. The exhibition will host 500 brands and 30,000 visitors from over 175 countries.

 

QATAR EXXONMOBIL OPEN

The Qatar ExxonMobil Open, an annual men’s tennis tournament which is also a part of the ATP 250 tour, will take place at the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex from February 20 to 25. Running since 2013, it has always managed to attract some of the top male stars in professional tennis.

 

AL SHAQAB EVENTS

Al Shaqab started its 2023 activities in breathtaking fashion with the ‘Hayaakum at Shaqab’ event last week. The Commercial Bank CHI AL SHAQAB Presented by Longines 2023 (February 23 to 25), featuring some of the world’s best horses and showjumpers, will take the excitement several notches higher.

 

QATAR INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL

The 12th edition of the Qatar International Food Festival, which celebrates the country’s diverse food, beverage and hospitality offerings, will run from March 1 to 11.

Previous editions included special culinary experiences at scenic outdoor locations, a host of globally renowned chefs, live cooking shows, cooking competitions, masterclasses and other activities for both families and friends.

 

SHOP QATAR

Shop Qatar celebrates the country’s wide range of retail, beauty and entertainment options and unfolds around popular Doha shopping malls. It’s an annual event that aims to enhance Qatar’s fashion and lifestyle scene and showcase its hospitality.

At the same time, Shop Qatar introduces various compelling workshops and masterclasses and presents exciting surprises. This year’s edition will run from March 1 to 18.

 

RAMADAN BAZAAR

One can celebrate the most important time of the year with QT’s Ramadan Bazaar. It is a place where you can spend your evenings, after breaking the fast, with family-friendly activities. Tourists visiting the country during Ramadan can expect to learn the wonderful traditions and festivities that this time of the year brings.

--

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

Instagram - @qatarliving

Twitter - @qatarliving

Facebook - Qatar Living

YouTube qatarlivingofficial

Log in or register to post comments

More from Qatar Living

Don’t miss these top (new) destinations to visit in Qatar after the World Cup

Don’t miss these top (new) destinations to visit in Qatar after the World Cup

While many places that opened exclusively for the world championship are now closed or closing, there is no shortage of new places for you to check out now that the World Cup is over. Apart from several new destinations, Qatar’s usual hangout spots have also amped up their offerings. Here’s a list of places definitely worth visiting again now that the World Cup is over.
Have you tried these hot chocolate spots in Qatar?

Have you tried these hot chocolate spots in Qatar?

We’ve listed out some favorite hot chocolate spots in Qatar along with some new suggestions for some truly unique ones.
Explore Qatar's new play areas for children

Explore Qatar's new play areas for children

From playgrounds to water parks and experiential learning zones, there is no shortage of new play areas for children in Qatar. Have an exciting to start to the New Year by taking your little ones to one of these play areas.
Qatar’s exciting line-up of events for 2023

Qatar’s exciting line-up of events for 2023

Carrying on the excitement of the World Cup from last year, Qatar has taken the initiative to host a series of local and global events for everyone. From a colorful balloon festival to a thrilling F1 Sprint race, here is a list of exciting events you can look forward to in 2023.
All you need to know about Qatar Balloon Festival 2023

All you need to know about Qatar Balloon Festival 2023

The third edition of the Qatar Balloon Festival returns this year with a variety of events and activities for everyone. Here’s all you need to know about the Qatar Balloon Festival 2023.
Top Qatar sporting events to see in January 2023

Top Qatar sporting events to see in January 2023

The QOC has released the schedule of sporting events including 81 events for the entire year of 2023. January looks promising with a line-up of eight such tournaments in Qatar.
 Cruise season gathers steam as Artania docks at Doha Port

Cruise season gathers steam as Artania docks at Doha Port

The 2022-23 cruise season is slowly gathering pace, with Artania — a luxury vessel with more than 1,000 passengers onboard — docking at the Doha Port on Saturday.
Doha cements its place as one of world’s top cities to live and work in

Doha cements its place as one of world’s top cities to live and work in

Qatar’s transformational journey was acknowledged yet again when Doha was chosen as the 27th best city in the world to live, work, visit and invest in.