What to do in Qatar this weekend: 6 - 8 December
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 8 things to do this weekend:
1. Light Me Lusail - The International Light Festival
Dates: 6 - 8 December
Timings: 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Where: Lusail Marina Eastern Promenade
Entry is free for all.
Light Me Lusail - The International Light Festival will take place at Lusail Marina Eastern Promenade for the first time ever.
The festival promises to be an evening of magical wonder and enchantment. The evening sky will be lit up with different colours that promise to come to life on the horizon leaving you fascinated and entranced.
Bring your family, bring you friends. Come and be part of this enlightening evening that is sure to leave you spellbound and awestruck. It'll be an evening to remember!
Qatar Living is the official media partner for this event.
For more info: www.facebook.com/LightMeLusail
2. Qatar Winter Dragon Boat Festival - 2018
Date: Friday, 7 December
Timing: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Grand Hyatt Doha
Entry is free!
Row, paddle, hurry up! Qatar Living is a community partner to Qatar's largest water sports event. They are back on the water to show us their fast rowing skills.
More than 600 participants in more than 20 teams race against each other by rowing through the water to reach the finish line and win one of the 15 or so trophies.
Click here to learn more about the competition that will be held on December 7th, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt Doha. For more information, please refer to the attached Information Bulletin No. 1 or contact them at Info@QatarDragonBoat.com.
Go watch and support the participants!
3. Doha Burger Festival 2018
Dates: Until Saturday, 8th December
Timings: 12:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Where: Katara Cultural Village
Doha Burger Festival 2018, is the second annual burger festival to take place in Doha. It focuses and exposes the growing market of the burger industry in the region. Last year, Doha Burger Festival 2017 marked above-expected records with over 35,000 visitors over the four days and 40 restaurants that are specialized in burger only. This year over 60 unique restaurants/ food trucks/ home businesses and 10 coffee shops participating.
Doha Burger Festival 2018 is a great destination for youths, families, and kids. This year DBF will bring the biggest Bounce Kingdom in the country to the festival along with other activities for adults and kids such as Skill Game, Trampolines, Game Stations, Football Dart, and many other activities on ground and on stage.
4. Doha International Book Fair 2018
Dates: Until 8 December
Saturday - Wednesday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday: 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Where: Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC)
Free entry, no tickets needed.
The Doha International Book Fair is back with it's 29th edition, with hundreds of publishers, writers and dozens of sideline conferences, workshops and cultural activities.
Russia will be the Guest of Honour at the fair in the framework of the Qatar-Russia Year of Culture 2018. Visitors will know more about Russian literature through a presentation of the most prominent publishers of Russian book.
The fair also features an art exhibition, which runs daily from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.
Read more about the fair here.
5. The 'Beauty and the Beast' musical comedy show
Dates: 5 - 8 December
Wednesday 5th: 7:00 pm
Thursday 6th: 7:00 pm
Friday 7th: 2:30 pm (availability is limited)
Friday 7th: 7:00 pm
Saturday 8th: Tickets sold out
Where: Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC)
Tickets available online at: https://www.q-tickets.com/Events/EventsDetails/6568/beauty-and-the-beast-pantomime
The Doha Players community theatre group brings you the tale of Beauty and the Beast with a Pantomime version that will delight you all.
This theatrical musical comedy, featuring a live band, is two hours of of unbridled enchantment! Recommended for all ages.
For enquiries, call 974 55755102 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Winter Nights 2 Concert
Dates: 8 - 9 December
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Where: Millennium Hotel Doha
Ticket price: 75 QAR
Tickets available online at: email@example.com
There are no ticket sales at the door.
Qatar Youth & Junior Choir, Qatar Concert Choir and Doha Chamber Choir invite you to their second annual Winter Nights Concert. Join them for a festive evening of winter melodies and celebrate the holiday season.
Conductors: Alena Pyne & Giovanni Pasini
For enquiries, call 974 7011 8887.
7. MINBER Exhibition by VCU arts
Dates: Until 10th December
Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Where: Art 29, W Doha
This art exhibition is hosted by VCU arts Qatar's Seniors and Juniors. Take a look at their painting and printmaking skills at the gallery!
For enquiries, call 974 4453 5000 or email BnFreservations.wdoha@Whotels.com.
Learn more about the exhibition at http://www.art29doha.com.
8. Around the World Brunch
Date: Until 28th December
Timing: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: Lagoon Restaurant, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha
Price: Starting at 299 QR
Lead by Executive Chef Satish Yerramilli, along with international culinary experts and Aaron Martin, Executive Assistant Manager in charge of Food and Beverage, ‘Around the World Brunch’ showcases worldwide cuisines with a weekly culinary highlight on a specific destination:
Madrid on 7 December,
Beijing on 14 December,
New York on 28 December.
Lagoon Restaurant will also host a special editions of ‘Around the World’ with Winter Wonderland on 21 December.
The new brunch features an eclectic selection of culinary delights, from traditional fare to sushi and sashimi, seafood ceviche bar, chilled seafood, meat carvings, locally sourced vegetables and vegan salads, a BBQ station in the garden, artisan cheeses as well as a never-ending variety of decadent pastries and desserts.
‘Around the World Brunch’ is available every Friday, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at The Lagoon Restaurant and is priced QR 399 per person inclusive of selected house beverages, QR 299 per person inclusive of soft beverages, QR 145 for children between 5 to 12 years old and complimentary for those below 5.
For further information or reservations, please visit ritzcarlton.com/doha or call 974 4484 8000.