What to do in Qatar this weekend: 13 - 15 September

Qatar Living
By Qatar Living

With the weekend coming up, we’ve got a few suggestions to keep you entertained and busy for the next three days. Qatar’s got a lot going on, you just need to know where to look, so make the most of your free time and check out these events and venues for something new and fun to do.


Top 5 things to do this weekend:


1. Chamber Music at Museum of Islamic Art - Con Aire De Tango

Where: Museum of Islamic Art

Date: Thursday, 13 September

Time: 6:00 pm

Free entry, no reservations needed.

Enjoy a musical evening at MIA brought to you by the world-class Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.

Here's the programme lineup.

  • Roberto Di Marino: Concerto for violin and string quartet
  • Arturo Cardelús: Con Aire de Tango: Madrid
  • Arturo Cardelús: Con Aire de Tango: Boston
  • Arturo Cardelús: Con Aire de Tango: Los Angeles
  • Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos. 1 and 5


  • Lilya Bekirova, solo violin
  • Vitalii Pervushyn, violin
  • Alie Bekirova, violin
  • Victor Sumenkov, viola
  • Hassan Moataz El Molla, cello
  • Sandor Onodi, double bass


2. FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 - Qatar vs. Australia Qualifiers

Where: Al Gharafah Sports Club, Multi Purpose Hall, Ad Dawḩah

Date: Thursday, 13 September

Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free entry, no tickets required.

Qatar will face off on home ground with Australia in the Asian Qualifiers for the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019. 


3. Arabesque Brunch at Lagoon Restaurant

Where: Lagoon Restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

Date: Friday, 14 September

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Savour a mouthwatering plethora of Arab cuisine at this exquisite Arabesque-themed brunch.

Family and friends may enjoy musical performances, and children may participate in a variety of activities, including balloon twisting, face painting, movies and more.


QAR 298 per person, including selected house beverages

QAR 198 per person, including soft beverages

QAR 90 for children between 5 to 12 years old

Complimentary for those below 5

For reservations and enquiries, contact 974 44848000.



4. FINA Swimming World Cup 2018 

Where: Hamad Equatic Centre

Dates: 13 - 15 September

Times: 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

The Qatar Swimming Federation is hosting the second round of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2018 from September 13 to 15 for the seventh year in a row.

The event is the second international swimming event to be hosted by Qatar this year. 

FINA Swimming World Cup 2018 in Doha will be held on the 50 metres long course and will last three days. 

This year's FINA World Swimming Cup 2018 consists of seven rounds. The first round took place in Kazan, Russia (7 - 9 Sept.), and the second round is in Doha (13 - 15 Sept.).

The third round will be in Eindhoven, The Netherlands (28 - 30 Sept.), the fourth in Budapest, Hungary (4 - 6 Oct.), the fifth in Beijing, China (2 - 4 Nov.), the sixth in Tokyo, Japan (9 - 11 Nov.), and the seventh in Singapore (15 - 17 Nov.). 

For enquiries, call 974 44944216 or email swimming@olympic.qa.

Get tickets online at: https://www.q-tickets.com/events/FINA_SWIMMING_2018



5. QRS Summer Sizzler Races

Where: Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) Park

Dates: Friday, 14 September

Times: 5:30 pm (10K & 5K), 5:33 pm (3K)

Price: Adults (16+) - QAR 110 for each event, QAR 300 for all 3 events.
Juniours (7 to 15) - QAR 55 for each event, QAR 150 for all 3 events.

The three races will include water stations at the start and finish lines. Each participant will receive a race bib.

Medical support and course marshals will be present. There will be public liability insurance.

Participants can expect custom designed finisher’s medals for all distances.

Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Awards will be given to:

  • The Top 3 finishers (Male/Female) in 10K, 5K and 3K.
  • The Top 3 Master's finishers (over 40s) in the 10K and 5K.
  • The Top 3 finishers (Male/Female) in 3K Primary (ages 7 - 10) and 3K Secondary (ages 11 - 15).

Email info@z-adventures.org  for more info or visit http://z-adventures.org/qrs-summer-sizzler.html.



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