Check out Garangao 2023 events in Qatar

Check out Garangao 2023 events in Qatar

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

Garangao, also known Gir’gaaon, is one of the popular traditions observed in the GCC. It falls on the 14th night of Ramadan and is an exciting time for celebration for children in the community. This Garangao in Qatar is celebrated by children going around knocking on houses in the neighborhood, decked in traditional Garangao clothes, and singing the Garangao song. The kids are offered Garangao treats and sweets by everyone.

Garangao has now evolved into a more organized, private affair with many commercial establishments, organizations and malls hosting events and activities for children. We have compiled a guide to all Garangao 2023 events in Qatar. Here are the events and activities happening in Qatar for Garangao.

Garangao celebrations in Lusail Boulevard

Lusail city’s list of daily Ramadan celebrations now includes Garangao festivities and promises to be a lot of fun for children. 

Date: April 5

Timings: 9 pm to midnight

Location: Lusail Boulevard

Access: Free for all

Garangao on Doha Corniche

The Garangao fun will continue on Qatar's prominent landmark, Doha Corniche, with fun activities for kids and free treats for all. There will be stage sessions teaching Garangao traditions, Sadu bracelet-making workshops, Tribatola for Batoola (girls only), "Draw with Azam" session, and acrylics and patterns. Head over there to enjoy the traditional festivities for Garangao and Ramadan. 

Date: April 5

Timings: 8 pm to 12 am

Location: Corniche Plaza

Access: Free for all

Garangao Night on the Pearl Island

Head over to the Pearl Island with your kids for a night of Garangao festivities at the Ramadan Bazaar. Enjoy the festivities featuring live singing by a Garangao troop, traditional Musharati, fun mascots, Garangao goodie bags and Ramadan baskets filled with nuts and candy.

Date: April 5

Timings: 8.30 pm onwards

Location: 2-6 La Croisette, Porto Arabia (The Pearl Ramadan Bazaar)

Access: Free for all

Garangao at Mall of Qatar

Mall of Qatar is set to host a memorable Garangao experience for children with a variety of traditional activities and the distribution of lots of candy. Head over to MoQ to enjoy the festivities. 

Date: April 5 and 6

Timings: 9 pm

Location: Oasis area, Mall of Qatar

Access: Free for all

Garangao celebrations at City Center Mall

The main activity area at City Center Mall is set to host Garangao celebrations for kids. Children are encouraged to wear Garangao outfits and enjoy the traditional folkloric shows at the Arabian court. 

Date: April 4

Timings: 7.30 pm onwards

Access: Free for all

Happy Garangao at Galeries Lafayette

Galeries Lafayette is inviting children to celebrate a happy Garangao night with them. They have organized storytelling, arts & crafts, shimmer body art, and yummy treats for all kids. 

Date: April 5

Timings: 9 pm to 12 am

Location: Kids, section, first floor, Galeries Lafayette, Katara

Access: Free for all

Celebrate Garangao Festival with Royal Plaza Mall

Royal Plaza Mall is hosting a series of activities for Garangao for three days. Take your children over and watch them enjoy balloon shaping, face painting, henna painting, magic show, gift giveaways, and Royal Plaza’s cartoon characters.

Dates: April 5 – 7

Timings: 9 to 11 pm

Location: Royal Plaza Mall, Al Sadd Street

Access: Free for all

Doha Fire Station’s first-ever Garangao night

Doha Fire Station has announced its first Garangao night festivities, sponsored by Qatar Financial Center. The activities include painting on tote bags, sweets distribution, henna and more for all age groups.

Dates: April 4

Timings: 8 to 11 pm

Location: Doha Fire Station, Mohammed bin Thani

Access: Free for all

Garangao at West Walk

West Walk will host a Garangao celebration including various activities, henna artists, traditional band and more.

Dates: April 5

Timings: 8 to 11 pm

Location: West Walk

Access: Free for all


Garangao Night with Leisure Parks

Leisure Parks: Angry Birds World, Virtuocity, and Snow Dunes, together are hosting a Garangao night including photobooths, face painting, mascot appearance, gift giveaways, and a best outfit competition. Amazing prizes are up for grabs and kids can truly enjoy the event. The event is open and free for all however, registration is necessary. 

Dates: April 6

Timings: 8 pm onwards

Location: South Food Court – Doha Festival City

Access: Free for all, but registration is necessary for participating in the best outfit competition. Register here.

QF’s Garanga’ou Celebration

Qatar Foundation has announced a Garanga’ou celebration, organized by Tariq bin Zaid School.

Dates: April 6

Timings: 7 am to 12 pm

Location:  Al Sadd Area, Al Dafaf street, Zone 38, Street 893, Building 36

Access: Free for all

Celebrate Garangao at Al Shaqab

Celebrate Garangao with Al Shaqab this year with an unforgettable experience that includes traditional workshops and sessions, pony and horse rides, best outfit competition, sadu weaving workshop, Mshaar, lantern-making, quizzes and prizes, sweet treats distribution, and other festivities. Entry is free for all but registration is mandatory. You can register the number of attendees here.

Dates: April 5

Timings: 8.30 pm to 12 am

Location: Al Shaqab Village, Ar-Rayyan

Access: Free for all, but registration is mandatory before attending.

Experience Garangao at Al Maha Island

Al Maha Island is also all set to host a memorable Garangao for kids. The event line-up includes traditional Msaharati, storyteller, mascots, and lots of sweet treats. Celebrations are going to kick start after iftar and will be an exciting time for families and especially children.

Dates: April 5

Timings:  From iftar (6 pm) to 11 pm

Location: Al Maha Drive, Al Maha Island, Lusail

Access: Free for all

Garangao Night at Souq Ain Hleetan Al Khor

Souq Ain Hleetan Al Khor has also announced an exciting Garangao night event for children with several kids' activities, gifts distribution, traditional outfit competition, and other entertainments for the night. 

Date: April 5

Timings: 9 pm onwards

Location: Souq Ain Hleetan, Al Khor

Access: Free for all

Garangao at Doha Festival City

Make lasting memories with your little ones at Doha Festival City for Garangao. Head over to the ground floor, in front of Cheesecake Factory for a variety of activities and events such as arts and crafts, face painting and henna. DFC will be distributing Garangao goodies bags to children for free till stocks last! 

Dates: April 6

Timings:  From iftar 7 pm -12 am

Location: Ground Floor, in front of Cheesecake Factory

Access: Free for all

Garangao celebrations at Msheireb Downtown Doha

Head over to Msheireb Downtown Doha to experience the Garangao festivities with your family. Enjoy a unique tour of the neighborhood, onboard the Msheireb tram while your kids receive sweets and treats at Msheireb. *Register for the Garangao Kids Fashion Festival to win prizes for the best Garangao costume. Msheireb Downtown Doha also includes the 360 photo opportunity and other local events and activations.

*Registrations have closed for the fashion festival as of now but children are welcome to participate in other events. 

Date: April 5-6, 2023

Timings: From 7 pm onwards

Location: Sahat Al Nakheel, Sikkat Wadi Msheireb

Access: Free for all

Garangao night at Al Gharrafa air-conditioned park

Take your kids and head over to Al Gharrafa air-conditioned park for a fun-filled evening featuring exciting competitions, kids’ activities and entertainment and the distribution of gifts.

Date: April 5, 2023

Timings: From 9 pm onwards

Location: Al-Gharafa air-conditioned park

Access: Free for all

Tawar Mall's Garangao night

Experience the magic of Garangao with your family at Tawar Mall featuring Arabic mascots and musharati. Garangao souvenir bags will be distributed as well.

Date: April 5, 2023

Timings: 7:30 pm -9 pm

Location: Tawar Mall

Access: Free for all

Katara Cultural Village

Hosting a multitude of events throughout the month of Ramadan, Katara announced they will be having activities and events for Garangao as well. Head over to Katara with your family for a memorable experience.

Date: April 5, 2023

Timings: From 8:30 pm onwards

Location: Wisdom Square, Katara

Access: Free for all

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