Things to do this week in Qatar (Aug 23-31, 2018)

The whole of Qatar is celebrating Eid Al Adha with various events and shows. There is fireworks at Katara and special shows for kids in most of the malls. Super hero figures like avengers, kids favourite characters like Sponge Bob and Ben10 are greeting their young fans in various malls. So enjoy the weekend with the ongoing Eid festival specials. Most of the listing this week are ongoing events started during the week…

Malls line up entertainment activities during Eid Al Adha

Shopping malls taking part in the ongoing Qatar Summer Festival (QSF) have planned many activities and fun entertainment for the residents of Qatar on the occasion of Eid Al Adha.

Mall-goers can look forward to a number of shows which will rotate around the participating malls including Al Khor Mall, Al Mirqab Mall, B Square Mall, Dar Al Salam Mall, Doha Festival City, Gulf Mall, Hyatt Plaza, Landmark Mall, Lagoona Mall and Mall of Qatar from the first to the fifth day of Eid.

The shows include Peter Pan’s Adventure, Levitation Man, Superheroes: Live Avengers Doubles, Characters from Frozen, The Roaming Robots, and Qatar Traditional Dance.

The malls have also prepared their own unique shows presented several times every day as well as activities for children, such as Spongebob Square Pants Live Show, Ben 10, “Ya’ Alaydo” and many more.

Along with the live shows, there will be many traditional dances like the Syrian Arda and Jordanian and Palestinian dabkeh dance.

In addition there will be several activities for children including henna, balloon twisting, face painting as well as a magic show.

When: August 21  – 25

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The Celebrations of Eid Al Adha at Katara

The Cultural Village Foundation – Katara is set to host a festive Eid Al Adha celebration with a range of colourful activities starting on August 21.

The festivities, will take place at the Katara Beach throughout the Eid holiday, one of the highlights of the celebration is a marvelous show by the Police Musical Band, who will be playing patriotic music.This is followed by the distribution of Eid gifts to the children by Katara staff and the kick-off of games, entertainment and activities for children.

Another performance by the Police Musical Band will be held by the sunset near Katara Amphitheater followed by a spectacular fireworks show which will light up the sky over Katara.

Where: Katara Esplanade

When: August 21 – 24 (8:15pm  – 10pm)

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Back to School Event

Ministry of Education is hosting a Back to School campaign for children, where they can participate in various interactive activities that include face painting, creative workshops and competitions.

Where: Mall of Qatar

When: Until August 31 (4pm  – 10pm)

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Spirit Show & Activities

DreamWorks and beIN are presenting Spirit: Riding Free show and activities, children can sing, dance, play and take part in Spirit Competitions.

Where: Mall of Qatar

When: Until August 25 (4pm  – 10pm)

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Summer Entertainment City

Summer Entertainment city is the largest indoor festival in Qatar. With over 75 rides and games, such as the largest bouncy castle, virtual reality area with more than 15 games or the Football Fan zone. The food court has over 40 outlets and more than 140 stores to explore.

The entry fee is QR15 and the price for the tickets are QR150 (The Gold Pass) and QR699 (The Season Pass), can be purchased online and at the venue.

Where: Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre

When: Until August 31 (2pm  – 11pm)

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Sajaya Exhibition

“Sajaya”, which means simplicity, displays 24 Arabic calligraphy works by Turkish calligrapher Zaki Al Hashemi focusing on a very significant element of Arab and Islamic heritage.

True to the title of the exhibition, majority of the artworks are a quintessence of simple calligraphy art but with high cultural value.

With wide experience in calligraphy having participated in international exhibitions and conducted extensive research in the field, Al Hashemi presents a wide collection of his works ranging from classical to modern style.

Where: Katara

When: Until August 28 (10 am  – 10 pm)

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Spend and Splash at The Pearl-Qatar

United Development Company has unveiled the ‘Spend & Splash’ campaign at The Pearl-Qatar.

The event will feature a variety of interactive water sports including a waterslide, inflatable water park, hydro bike, beach swing, bubble soccer, kids outdoor cinema, etc on Qanat Quartier Beach, while Porto Arabia’s Marina will be home to parasailing and wakeboarding activities. These activities are designed for all age groups.

For every QR100 spent in retail shops and restaurants at The Pearl-Qatar, you will get free access to a range of water activities.

Tickets for the event can be purchased at the gate.

Coupon Redemption Details:

Qanat Quartier, Lido Venezia Beach Activities:
– Water Park: Coupon worth QAR 100
– Banana Boat Ride: Coupon worth QAR 100
– Doughnut Boat Ride: Coupon worth QAR 100

Porto Arabia, Marina Gate 2 Activities:
– Parasailing: Coupon worth QAR 200
– Wakeboarding: Coupon worth QAR 100

Where: Strand Qanat Quartier, The Pearl Doha, Qatar

When: August 1- 31 (2pm  – 6pm)

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Splash and Dash activity at Aspire Zone

Aspire Zone Foundation has kicked off Splash and Dash event to keep everyone busy in summer. The purpose of the event is to entertain the public during the summer vacations with fun filled activities such as swimming and running.

The event is taking place in Aspire Dome and will last till August 29 and will be held two days per week (Monday & Wednesday) from 7pm till 9pm.

The registration fee for a day is QR35. Only 60 people can attend per day. Open for all ages.

Where: Aspire Zone

When: Every Monday and Wednesday till August 29

Ticket: QR35 per day

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‘Artist in Residence’ exhibition

Qatar Museums will host the third annual ‘Artist in Residence’ exhibition at the Fire Station.

Presented as a dialogue between art and artist, the exhibition will showcase the works of some of the most promising young artists in Qatar.

This year’s edition, titled Dual Inspirations, is presented as a conversation between two artists sharing their perspectives on the same topic. The exhibition will provide visitors with a thorough understanding of what the 18 artists have experienced during their residency and the ways in which it has enriched their craft.

Where: Fire Station

When: July 17 – October 1

Ticket: Free entry

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‘Deconstructing the Sacred’ exhibition

‘Deconstructing the Sacred’ is a first solo exhibition by Othman Khunji in Qatar, and it features interactive installations created through the use and application of innovative technology, including 3D printing, Arduino technology, laser cutting, neon glass heat bending, and water jet engraving.

Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to see Khunji’s artworks including prominent collections such as ‘The Five Pillars of Islam’, ‘The Selfless Holy Ground’, and ‘HER’.

Where: Education City Mosque, Georgetown Access Rd, Ar-Rayyan, Qatar

When: Until September 30 (12pm – 1pm)

Ticket: Free entry

Bouthayna Al-Muftah: Echoes

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Doha has announced the newest edition of its Project Space titled Bouthayna Al-Muftah: Echoes. The project is an exploration of emerging artist Bouthayna Al Muftah’s ongoing research about the recollection of memories, and a reflection on the rapid social and cultural changes that have taken place in Qatar over the past few decades.

In order to highlight this challenging topic, the artist contextualizes the lyrical traditional game ‘tag ‘tag ‘tagya,a traditional group game played by boys and girls across the Arabian Gulf,’ and deconstructs its forms to redefine cultural narratives, offering a symbolic experience in a space in which the past and the present intersect.

Where: Mathaf

When: July 12 – September 10

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Source: The Peninsula Qatar