Events this week in Qatar: October 1-7
Qatar takes center stage as some of the world’s most coveted events takes place for the very first time in the country this week. Starting tomorrow Monday, October 2, Expo 2023 Doha will open its doors to the world showcasing the highest horticultural standards in a hot climate area, while the Geneva International Motor Show and Formula 1 Qatar Airways Qatar Grand Prix will kick off later on this week.
Get ready to be dazzled as the world’s best entertainers, athletes and horticultural experts arrive in Doha, to bring in a show-stopping line-up of events this week in Qatar.
Read on to find out more about this week’s line up of thrilling events in Qatar from October 1-7, 2023.
Expo 2023 Doha
In the works for nearly a year, Expo 2023 Doha will open its doors to the world under the theme “Green desert, better environment”, with the participation of over 80 countries in an area covering 1.7 million square meters at Al Bidda Park. Expo 2023 Doha will provide visitors an interactive experience with nature in three main zones which are the international zone, family zone and cultural zone.
The event is also an excellent opportunity to visit the most stunning pavilions from countries around the world, in addition to exploring the latest advancements in technology and immersing yourself in the rich tapestry of global cultures through arts, food, music and more.
The event is free to attend and will be open to the public from Tuesday, October 3.
Date: October 2, 2023 – March 28, 2024 (Open to the public from October 3, 2023)
- Weekdays: 10 am – 10 pm
- Friday: 1 pm – 11 pm
- Saturday: 10 am – 11 pm
Location: Al Bidda Park
Find out more about Expo 2023 Doha here.
Check out the events schedule below to plan your visit to Expo 2023 Doha.
Geneva International Motor Show 2023
Gear up for the ultimate automotive festival taking place for the first time outside Switzerland in Qatar from October 5-14, 2023. In addition to the main exhibition that will include a classics gallery and take place at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC), the Geneva International Motor Show 2023 (GIMS Qatar 2023) will also feature four immersive events in some of the most prominent locations in the country.
Access and timings to the show depends on the event selected.
Date: October 5 – 14, 2023
Timings: Vary depending on event selected
- Main exhibition & classics gallery: Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre
- Future design forum: National Museum of Qatar
- Adventure hub: Sealine
- Urban playground: Lusail Boulevard
- Lusail Track days: Lusail International Circuit
Access: Vary depending on event
FInd out more about the events schedule at GIMS Qatar 2023 here
Formula 1 Qatar Airways Qatar Grand Prix
Experience the thrill of Formula 1 at the Qatar Airways Qatar Grand Prix at the newly redesigned Lusail International Circuit this week. The event is open only to Formula 1 ticket holders and will take place from October 6-8 with a total of 10 teams competing for the top spot in the 2023-24 season.
Date: October 6-8, 2023
Timings: From 2 pm
Location: Lusail International Circuit
Access: For F1 ticket holders only
Entertainer No. 1
Enjoy a star studded evening as some of the biggest names in the Bollywood industry take center stage. Prepare to be dazzled by a show stopping performance featuring Shahid Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Tiger Shroff, Rakul Preet Singh, Jacqueline Fernandez and more! Book your tickets for an unforgettable experience.
Ticket prices start at QAR 75 per person and can be booked via Q-tickets.
Date: October 6, 2023
Timings: 7 pm – 10 pm
Location: Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC)
Access: From QAR 75 per person via Q-tickets
QatArt Makers Market & Workshop
Shop for a variety of unique handmade products and sign up your kids for some exciting art workshops at the first QatART Makers Market & Workshop this seasons. The event is free to attend and will take place at the Katara Art Studio this Friday, October 6.
Date: October 6, 2023
Timings: 4 pm – 9 pm
Location: Katara Art Studio, Building 19
Swing into Golf
If you enjoy golf and would like to improve your skills, get your tickets for the ‘Swing into Golf’ session taking place at the Education City Golf Club every Wednesday. Tickets are priced at QAR 100 and can be bought via Q-tickets.
Date: September 20 – October 25, 2023 (Every Wednesday)
Timings: From 6 pm
Location: Education City Golf Club
Access: QAR 100 per person via q-tickets
Breast Cancer Awareness Lecture
In commemoration of Breast Cancer Awareness, the 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum will be having a Breast Cancer Awareness lecture at the Museum's auditorium. The event is free to attend and will take place on October 4.
To register email QOSMEducation@qm.org.qa.
Date: October 4, 2023
Timings: 9 am – 11 am
Location: 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum Auditorium
Access: Free. Registration required.
How to use your language to present your identity and religion
Register for a Dawah training workshop on ‘using your language to present your identity’ at the Bin Zaid Islamic Cultural Centre and gain invaluable insight on presenting your identity effectively. The free to attend workshop will take place over three days and will be conducted by Sheikh Wasim Kempson.
Date: October 3-5, 2023
Timings: 6 pm – 9 pm
Location: Bin Zaid Islamic Cultural Centre
Access: Free. Registration required
Little Gardeners Academy
School season is in full swing, but if you’re looking for fun extra activities for your little ones consider signing them up at the Little Gardeners Academy at the Education City Microfarm. Watch your kids cultivate a bond with nature as they learn to dig, plant, and nurture their plants at the academy.
Registration is required prior to visit. Timings vary depending on age group selected. Click here to find out more about this week’s schedule.
You have the option to register for a drop in session at QAR 90 or sign up for their monthly packages starting at QAR 450 for 6 sessions.
Date: October 1 – December 22, 2023
Timings: Vary depending on age group
Location: The Education City Microfarm
Access: From QAR 90 per session. Registration required
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