Events this week in Qatar: June 11-17

Events this week in Qatar: June 11-17

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

Summer temperatures in Qatar are picking up, and most events and entertainment have been moved indoors. This week in Qatar promises to be an eventful one with the highly anticipated Doha International Book Fair taking center stage at DECC. Also taking place this week is a sensational live concert starring Lebanese artiste Ragheb Alama and a special father’s day celebration.

Read on to find out more about this week’s exciting line up of events in Qatar. 

Doha International Book Fair

Step into summer by stocking up on some great books at the Doha International Book Fair (DIBF). Organized by the Ministry of Culture, DIBF returns this year with stalls from over 35 countries featuring a selection of English books, Arabic books, Islamic books, children’s books, toys and educational resources. Taking place over ten days, the book fair is an excellent opportunity to explore books from around the world and stock up on favorites.

Dates: June 12 - 21

Location: Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC)

Timings:

  • Daily: 9 am – 10 pm
  • Friday: 3 pm - 10 pm

Access: Free

Find out more about the Doha International Book Fair here.

Ragheb Alama Live Concert

Enjoy an extraordinary live concert by Lebanese Artiste Ragheb Alama on June 14 at the Oasis Stage in Mall of Qatar. The event is free for all and promises to be a sensational one.

Dates: June 14

Location: Oasis Stage, Mall of Qatar

Timings: 9 pm

Access: Free

Hajj: Journey of a lifetime and Qatari Eid traditions

Experience the hospitality of traditional Qatari culture and learn about the importance of Hajj. The event will be conducted in English and will be an excellent opportunity for you to make friends over coffee and gain some invaluable insights on Hajj and Qatari culture. Held during the morning hours at Bin Zaid Center, the event is open only for ladies upon registration.

Dates: June 13

Location: 2nd Floor, Ladies Majles, Bin Zaid Center

Timings: 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Access: Ladies only. Registration required. Register here.

Kiddy Zone PLAY YARD

Head over to the Play Yard at Hyatt Plaza with your kids to enjoy a series exciting games and competitions. At PLAY YARD kids can enjoy activities such as painting, drawing, LEGO workshops and more.

Dates: June 8 – 24 (Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday)

Location: Hyatt Plaza (Gate 2)

Timings: 4 pm – 9 pm

Access: Free

Father’s Day Celebration

Father’s Day is around the corner and if you’re up for some celebration, head over to Alif Stores in Al Dafna for a fun-filled evening celebrating dads.

Dates: June 16

Location: Alif Stores, Al Dafna

Timings: 4 pm – 6 pm

Access: Free

Craft Workshops & QatArt

Summer is the perfect time to master a new skill. Sign up for one of the craft workshops at the Katara Studios Art that will take place every weekend from June 9 to June 24. Choose from mastering the skills of string art, bead art, giant paper flowers and more.

Dates: June 9 -24

Location: Katara Studios Art – Building 19

Timings: 4 pm – 8 pm

Access: For registrations send an email to mediaqatar@gmail.com with workshop name, your full name and number.

Katara Summer Trade Fair

Featuring a diverse variety of items from around the world, the Katara Summer Trade Fair is the perfect spot to shop for traditional clothes, accessories, oud, home ware, children’s toys, food and more. Try a variety of food or explore a range of immaculate dresses and abayas for women. The Katara Summer Trade Fair has something for everyone in the family.

Dates: Until June 13

Location: Katara (South side)

Timings: 10 am – 10 pm

Access: Free

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