Events this Weekend in Qatar: December 7 – 9

Events this Weekend in Qatar: December 7 – 9

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By QL Events

Its an exciting weekend full of fun, family events in Qatar. Get to Katara for highly-anticipated 4th edition of Qatar Hot Air Balloon Festival or enjoy family festivities at Old Doha Port where the Winter Festival is running in full swing. For car enthusiasts, there is the classic cars contest which also features fun activities for children. Children are also sure to have a blast at the Ezdan Mall Forest Land or the French Institute Qatar Open Day. All in all this weekend promises to be one for the whole family.

Read on to find out more.


Volleyball Beach Pro Tour 2023 Finals

Experience a dazzling showcase of volleyball excellence at the Volleyball Beach Pro Tour 2023 Finals at Aspire Park in Doha, Qatar. This star-studded event boasts Olympic champions, world champions, and Elite16 gold medalists, promising an unforgettable extravaganza on the sandy courts. Don't miss the thrilling action and elite athleticism at this prestigious sporting event. You can also watch it live on the VBTV site.

Date: December 6-9, 2023

Timings: 1 pm – 9 pm

Location: Aspire Park

Access: To be confirmed


Qatar Balloon Festival

With the wind of triumph from its three past editions, the Qatar Hot Air Balloon Festival eagerly prepares for its fourth chapter. This grand affair aims to surpass prior achievements, setting the skies ablaze with anticipation as it beckons hot air balloon aficionados worldwide to flock to Qatar, solidifying its status as an essential destination on the global ballooning map.

Date: December 7-18, 2023

Timings: 4.00 am to 8.00 pm

Location: Katara Cultural Village

Access: Free to view. To ride: tickets from QAR 499


Heenat Salma Winter Bazaar

Enjoy the second edition of Heenat Salma Winter Bazaar. Immerse yourself in this delightful exhibition, bringing together the local community of artisans, craftspeople, and small business owners. Set against the serene and refreshing backdrop of the farm, this event invites you to savor the delectable creations from their artisanal kitchen. Join for a celebration of creativity, craftsmanship, and culinary delights.

Date: December 7-9, 2023

Timings: 3 pm – 10 pm

Location: Heenat Salma Farm, Al Shahaniya

Access: Free


The Pearl Classic Cars Contest

Do not miss the exciting atmosphere of the Pearl Classic Cars Contest and Exhibition, where the most prominent owners of classic cars in Qatar participate. This event aims to establish a platform for heritage and tourism by spotlighting classic cars, providing the public with insights into the significance of collecting these automotive gems.

Date: December 6-10, 2023

Timings: 4 pm to 9 pm

Location: The Pearl, Medina Centrale

Access: Free


Winter Festival at Old Doha Port

Dive into a mesmerizing showcase of age-old crafts, revel in the vibrancy of a spirited parade winding its way through three key venues, and engage in delightful children's entertainment featuring sea mascots, enchanting face painting, captivating juggling performances, and an array of engaging activities. The Winter Festival promises an unforgettable experience filled with exuberant vibes and unmissable moments—join in and soak up the festive spirit!

Date: Till January 7, 2023

Timings:  4.00 pm – 10.00 pm

Location: Old Doha Port

Access: Free


French Institute In Qatar Open Day

Explore the world of language and culture at the French Institute in Qatar's Open Day! Join on on Saturday, December 9th, from 10 am to 4 pm for a day filled with exciting activities. Dive into our 30-minute French or Arabic crash courses designed for both adults and children. Enjoy free activities for both kids and adults, ranging from art to cinema and cheese tasting. Plus, avail a special 10% discount on courses and library registrations throughout the day.

Date: December 9, 2023

Timings:  10 am – 4 pm

Location: French Institute in Qatar

Access: Free


Forest Land Event

Embark on a three-day journey of immersive forest experiences for children at Ezdan Mall Al Gharaffa. Engage with the wonders of the great outdoors and rediscover the beauty of the woods. Immerse yourself in the enchanting embrace of nature during this captivating adventure – an opportunity not to be missed.

Date: December 7-9, 2023

Timings: 4 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: Ezdan Mall, Gharaffa

Access: Free


Ride for Education

After its huge success in 2018 and 2019, Sheraton Grand Doha and Qatar Marriott Business Council are proud to host the biggest charity cycling event, 'Ride for Education,' through the Road to Awareness initiative again this year on December 8, 2023, in support of Education Above All (EAA) Foundation. The charity bike ride will support Education Above All (EAA) Foundation, with funds raised benefiting EAA, and it will be led by a Qatari cyclist and the Qatar Cycling Federation. Registered riders will receive a complimentary cycling jersey and full access to the event. Children below 5 years have free entry. The event is open to all age-cycle riders, with participants ranging from 12 to 70 years old.

Date: December 8, 2023

Timings: 7 am onwards

Location: Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel

Access: Tickets from QAR 150 at Q-Tickets


Generative AI Hackathon

Dive into the world of Generative AI at the QNL hackathon! Whether you're a seasoned AI expert or just starting out, join developers, data scientists, and AI enthusiasts for a hands-on experience. Build models, explore applications, and push the boundaries of innovation. Register now for an unforgettable weekend of creativity

Date: December 7, 2023

Timings: 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Location: Qatar National Library

Access: Free, Registration required


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By Hamza Ali1701162619• 11 Dec 2023 10:33
Hamza Ali1701162619

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By Molten Metal• 9 Dec 2023 12:44
Molten Metal

I was lucky to join in the all events from 7th to 9th.

All went very well, everybody is very much happier now.

See you again in the Dec. 2024 .. . .

.....Sat.09.12.2023 , 12:46 hrs.

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