What to do in Qatar this weekend: August 9 - August 11

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.



With its rising art scene and focus upon history and preservation, Qatar always has a new art or museum exhibition to choose from.

Sajaya Exhibition

Where: Katara Multi Purpose Hall

Dates: August 5 - August 19

Times: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

The Sajaya Exhibition explores Islamic heritage through its display of 24 Arabic calligraphy pieces by Turkish calligrapher Zaki Al Hashemi.

Sajaya, which translates to 'simplicity', reflects the simple designs of Al Hashemi's calligraphy without taking away from their cultural value and depth.

Entry fee: It's free!


AIR Exhibition - 'Dual Inspirations' 

Where: Doha Fire Station

Dates: July 15 - October 1, 2018

Times: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

The 3rd edition of the 'AIR Exhibition' at Doha Fire Station continues. 'Dual Inspirations' delves into the intellectual concepts that surround "inspiration as a platform".

The exhibition will run till October 1st.

Read more about the exhibition here.


Colour Bar Exhibition

Where: Katara Building 19

Dates: August 5 - August 28

Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Do you love anime? The Colour Bar Exhibition displays paintings and art installations of popular anime cartoon characters by six Qatari artists.

Artists Abdulaziz Yousef, Kholoud al-Ali, Aisha al-Khulaify, Mohamed al-Sharif, Fatima al-Nisf and Hamad al-Mataowa have gotten together to put on a unique show of anime-inspired art. Don't miss out if you're an anime-lover!

Entry fee: It's free!


Events at QNL

This August the library is hosting a number of exciting events that will appeal across age groups and interests, so give one of these a shot!

For those of you looking to become members, read up on these guidelines and join the QNL community. Membership is free!


Free Apps for Autism, Part 2

This session provides a comprehensive look at apps that are being used with and by people diagnosed with autism.

Language: English

When: 9 August 2018, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

You can register here.


Smart Goals

In this session, teenagers (ages 12 to 18) can learn creative ways to set and achieve their personal goals at this interactive event.

Language: Arabic

When: 9 August 2018, 4:30 - 6:30 pm

The event is fully booked as of now, but you can register to join a waiting list here.


SCRABBLE Time for adults

Indulge in the game of words in two languages!

Language: Arabic and English

When: 10 August 2018, 4:00 - 6:00 pm

The event is fully booked as of now, but you can register to join a waiting list here.


Public Speaking

This session teaches the skills that will help you to speak with confidence in front of an audience; as well as prepare for public speaking, balancing between the voice and body language.

Language: Arabic

When: 10 August 2018, 4:30 - 6:30 pm

The event is fully booked as of now, but you can register to join a waiting list here.


Blackout Poetry

In this session, create poems out of words or letters from a single page of a book.

Language: English

When: 11 August 2018, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

You can register here.


Arab and German Tales Exhibition

Where: Qatar National Library

Dates: April 17 - August 19

Times: Saturday to Thursday — 8:00 am - 8:00 pm, Friday — 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The ‘Arab and German Tales - Transcending Cultures’ exhibition demonstrates how some of the best-known tales from both Arab and German and wider Western cultures developed from common roots, splitting over the centuries to reflect the societies that adopted them.

The exhibition aims to show the transcultural value of narrative traditions as a shared cultural heritage, throwing into focus mutual influences, shared ideas, and cultural transfer between the Arab world and Germany through storytelling.

The exhibition features many rare ancient pieces, including Egyptian tales written on papyri, such as the story of Sinuhe, dating from the XII dynasty.

It also features a cuneiform tablet with the Epic of Gilgamesh from the 13th century BC; stories of the Arabian Nights and the world-renowned fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm.

Examinations of the famed One Thousand and One Nights through the Arabic oral tradition are also included, before it was adapted and amended by European writers such as the Brothers Grimm.

Samples of the original Arabic handwriting of the famous German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe are also presented.

Entry fee: It's free!


GD Angelo at La Spiga

Where: La Spiga by Paper Moon, W Doha

Dates: August 1 - August 31

Times: Sunday - Friday, 6:00 pm onwards

Starting August 1st, the one-man-band will be making his appearance at La Spiga by Papermoon for a swinging performance you'll want to return for.


The Amazing Acrobat Show


Where: Mall of Qatar

Dates: July 22 - August 4

Times: 12:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Adding to its robust lineup of free family entertainment, Mall of Qatar is inviting visitors of all ages to be captivated by the astounding acts of The Amazing Acrobat Show. The acro-balance performance take place daily at 12:30 pm, 4:30 pm, and 7:30 pm until the 4th of August.

The Amazing Acrobat Show, exclusively produced for Mall of Qatar, delivers an extraordinary talented act. With fascinating choreographed routines and incredible acro-balance skills, the whole show is backed by an engaging soundtrack that mixes authentic circus and traditional Russian music all with a modern twist.

The acro-balance performance originates from a traditional circus entertainment act called Banquine. The routine involves two or more bases and at least one flyer. In the case of this acrobatic troupe, four male bases form a platform with their arms and hands interlocked which two flyers use as a take-off position for somersaults and other aerial tricks.

Entree Fee: It's free!

For enquiries contact 974 40346000.


Qatar Summer Festival Entertainment City

Where: Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC)

Dates: June 25 - September 5

Times: 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Colour your summer at DECC with a spectacle of fun, creativity and smiles! Awesome rides, tonnes of games, life-size fun, and even live shows EVERY day! It’s non-stop entertainment at the Qatar Summer Festival Entertainment City for all ages.

General Entry: QR 15

Gold Pass: QR 135


Worldwide Brunch at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

Where: The Lagoon Restaurant, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

Dates: July 27 - August 31

Times: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Following the success of The Farmers and The Super Hero Brunch last season, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha continues to raise the bar and innovate on the brunch concept with the launch of The Worldwide Brunch.

The Worldwide Brunch showcases the cuisine of unique culinary destinations: Greece on August 3rd, Italy on August 10th, Turkey on August 17th and finally, Pan America on August 31st.

Brunch is overseen by four international Chefs, Executive Chef Satish Yerramilli, Executive Sous-Chef Evangelos Liakouris, Efe Salar, Chef de cuisine at Lagoon Restaurant and Xavier Vautier, Pastry Chef.

Family and friends will be entertained with musical performances while the little ones can join the festive fun with an array of activities, including face painting, balloon twisting, cinema watching and many more.

The Worldwide Brunch is priced at QAR 280 per person inclusive of selected house beverages, QAR 180 per person inclusive of soft beverages, and QAR 90 for children between 5 to 12 years old and complimentary for those below 5.

For reservations and enquiries, contact 974 4484 8000.




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