Events this week in Qatar October 8 -14

Events this week in Qatar October 8 -14

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

Qatar is gearing up for yet another exhilarating week filled with star-studded shows, sports and more. Motorheads in Qatar can catch all the excitement at the Geneva International Motor Show or enjoy the miniature car collection at the Flatsixaddict exhibition. All the sporting action head over to the Al Bidda Park for the Expo 2023 Doha Challenger Basketball or you can catch the Qatar Masters chess tournament that will kick off later in the week.

Read on to find out more about this week’s line up of splendid events in Qatar from October 8-14, 2023.

Geneva International Motor Show

GIMS Qatar continues to enthrall visitors with its extraordinary showcase of some of the finest in automobiles. From the classics to the futuristic, there is something for everyone at the Geneva International Motor Show. While the focus might be at the main exhibition at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC), the immersive events at other locations also provide visitors with a fun experience. With over 30 of the world renowned automotive brands showcasing their latest creations, this one is not to be missed.

Access and timings to the show depends on the event selected.

Main Exhibition

Date: October 7-14, 2023

Location: Doha Exhibition and Convention Center

Access: Weekdays free (free access ticket required) Weekends QAR 50

*Tickets via Virgin megastore

Sealine Adventure Hub

Date: October 7-13, 2023

Location: The Outpost Al Barri (Sealine)

Access: From QAR 400 via Virgin Megastore

Urban Playground

Date: October 12 – 14, 2023

Location: Lusail Boulevard

Access: Free

*Parade of Excellence on October 12 from 7 pm – 9pm

 

Katara Festival for Arabic Novel 2023

Pay homage to literary personalities of the Arab world during the Katara Festival for Arabic Novel 2023. The Festival will include a book fair of Arabic novels and novels translated into English and French, a ceremony for distribution of the Katara prize for the Arabic Novel to the winners and a book signing event. A speech by this year’s personality, writer and novelist Ihsan Abdel Quddous where he would speak about his biography and published novels that were converted into movies, is the highlight of the event.

Date: October 13-20, 2023

Timings: 7 pm-10 pm

Location: Katara Cultural Village

Access: Free

3X3 Expo 2023 Doha Challenger Basketball

Basketball fans can watch their favorite stars in action at the Al Bidda Park as part of the EXPO 2023. The basketball stars from the USA, Philippines and Europe will be competing at the Doha EXPO Challenger. Not to be missed.

Date: October 10-11, 2023

Timings: 4 pm onwards

Location: Al Bidda Park

Access: Free to watch

Flatsixaddict Exhibition

Get your Porsche fix this week with the Flatsixaddict Exhibition at Katara. The exhibition features 50 model Porsche cars from the private collection of Sheikh Jassim bin Abdulrahmane al-Thani. The exhibition brings together not just car models, but also parts, engines, tools, and accessories from the different Porsche generations.

Date: October 3-14, 2023

Timings: 4 pm-10 pm

Location: Katara Building 46

Access: Free to attend

 

ICC Bazaar

Visit the Indian Cultural Centre (ICC) for the ICC Bazaar with festive stalls selling everything from traditional Indian clothes, jewelry, household commodities and artworks. Food stalls serving Indian delicacies and a Henna stalls are the other highlights. Its free to enter.

Date: October 11, 2023

Timings: 6 pm onwards

Location: ICC Ashoka Hall

Access: Free

Qatar Masters 2023

Watch 80 grandmasters competing for the big prize at the Qatar Masters 2023 this week. With nine rounds every day, it is a unique occasion for those interested in the sport as well as those who will experience, for the first time the beauty and mastery involved in the game. Registration is required to

Date: October 10-21, 2023

Timings: 3 pm-7 pm

Location: Lusail Sports Arena

Access: Free

World Mental Health Day Flourishing Minds Festival

An event dedicated to promoting mental well-being, resilience, and unity within our community. With different themes like self care and empowerment, the event promises to be a transformative experience that celebrates the power of resilience, creativity, and support in the realm of mental health. Its free to attend but registration is mandatory.

Date: October 10-13, 2023

Timings:  3 pm – 7 pm

Location: 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum

Access: Free. Registration required. 

Contact: 44496555

Comedy Show by Mario Bassil

Lebanese comic actor and stand-up comedian Mario Bassil, best known for his controversial character Marioca, will be performing at the Billionaire Doha. Reservations are required to attend.

Date: October 9, 2023

Timings: From 9 pm

Location: Billionaire Doha

Access: Reservations required.

Contact: 66866627/55449915

Riar Saab Live in Doha

Riar Saab, an Indian vocalist, achieved immense fame in June 2023 when his hit track 'Obsessed' went viral, topping the charts. Don't miss the chance to witness his live performance in Doha.

Date: October 9, 2023

Timings: From 11 pm onwards (doors open at 8 pm)

Location: Ox Club, La Cigale, Doha

Access: From QAR 100 via Q-Tickets. Above 21 years only.

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