Top 10 Things to do in Qatar this Festive Season

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 Top 10 Things to do in Qatar this Festive Season      

While there’s no denying that this year’s festive season will be unlike any before due to the ongoing pandemic, the spirit of the season still lives on with safe and socially distanced celebrations. And with Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to start planning for the holidays! Here are 10 top festive things you can do in Qatar with your family and friends during this holiday season.  

1. Host a Festive Feast at Home with a ‘Turkey To Go’ If you’re planning to host and spend this year’s festive season with friends and family in the comfort of your own home, make it a festive meal to remember with these Turkey To Go offers.   



  •  Quick Bites, Marriott Marquis City Centre Doha Hotel Date: 20 November 2020 - 6 January 2021) Timing: 6:00am - 9:00pm daily (order 24hrs in advance Price: starting from QAR545  Contact/WhatsApp 6643-6890 To view the menu, click here. 
  •  Crossroads Kitchen, Marriott Marquis City Centre Doha Hotel Date: 24 & 25 December (order 24hrs in advance) Price: QAR245 per person Contact/WhatsApp 6643-6890. 

  • Radisson Blu Hotel Includes a whole roasted turkey (with trimmings or without trimmings), buttered carrots, broccoli, roast potatoes, sage-onion stuffing, turkey gravy, cranberry sauce. Note that Special Arabian style turkey is available on request, which comes with oriental rice and vegetables. Date: 26 November - 31 December  Timing: 9:00am - 4:00pm daily (order 24hrs in advance) Price: for 7 to 8 people: QAR 700 (without trimmings), QAR 800 (with trimmings) Contact 4428-1555 /

2.Gingerbread House Decoration Workshops for Children Get your creative little chefs into the festive spirit with these hands-on gingerbread house decoration workshops. From gingerbread walls to colourful icing and sweets! 

  • Caramel Lounge, City Centre Rotana Hotel Date: 11 & 18 December Time: O11:00am - 1:00pm Price per child: QAR135 Contact 4445-8888 

  • Le Central, La Cigale Hotel Date: 20-23 December Price: QAR149 per child (2-hours session) Contact 4428-8800 

  • Venezia Ballroom, Marsa Malaz Kempinski Date: 20-24 December Time: 11:00am - 1:00pm, 1:30pm - 3:30pm, 4:00pm - 6:00pm Price: QAR250 (aged 12 and above), QAR150 (aged 6 to 11), Free (aged 5 and below) Contact 4035-5011 

3. Baking Workshops with Quick Bites for Children Gather with your little ones while they learn how to bake the fun and easy way with Quick Bites. They will be hosting a different class each week: Ginger Cupcake Decorating Class (12 December), Festive Baking Class (19 December), and Sweet Pizza Class (26 December).


  •  Date: 12, 19 & 26 December  Time: 3:00 - 5:00pm  Venue: Quick Bites, Marriot Marquis City Centre Doha Hotel  Price per child: QAR105 (per class)  Contact/WhatsApp 6643-6890 

4. Christmas Candle Workshop with Candeluna Learn to make your very own Christmas-themed candle and wax melts using 100% organic soy wax and essential oils with Candeluna. There’s nothing more festive than lighting up a Christmas-themed candle during the holidays! To book your seats or for more information, click here. 


  •  Rudolph Candle + 2 Gingerbread Man Wax Melts  Date: 11, 18, 22 & 24th December  Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm, 6:00pm - 9:00pm  Venue: Innovation Cafe, The Pearl  Price: QAR300  Contact 6650-0230 
  •  Christmas Tree Candle + 2 Christmas Tree Wax Melts  Date: 9, 12, 19 & 23 December  Time: 11:00am - 2:00pm  Venue: Innovation Cafe, The Pearl  Price: QAR350 


5. Christmas Eve Dinner December 24, where Christmas officially begins! Kick it off with an unforgettable affair at one of these fabulous hotels. 

  •  Al-Melissa Resort & Spa Take advantage of the amazing weather to celebrate Christmas Eve with a laid-back barbeque by the poolside.  Price per person: QAR275 (soft drinks), QAR425 (premium drinks), QAR140 (children)  Contact 4445-0000

  • W Hotel - La Spiga, Market by Jean-Georges, Spice Market & Wahm Lounge Enjoy an exquisite 4-course menu from one of W Hotel’s top restaurants. 
    Timing: 6:00pm - 11:30pm Price per person: QAR265 Contact 4453-5135 

6. Christmas Day Brunch December 25th is the time to spend your Christmas Day Brunch savouring delicious festive roasts and drinks in these heart-warming atmospheres. 

  •  CUT, Mondrian Hotel Timing: 6:00pm - 11:00pm  Price per person: QAR 350 (with soft drinks), QAR550 (with special drinks)  Contact 4045-5999 

  •  O’Glacee, Alwadi Hotel  Timing: 12:00pm - 4:00pm  Price per person: QAR229 (with soft drinks), QAR349 (with selected drinks), QAR399 (with premium drinks) Contact 4009-9666 

7. A Festive Afternoon Tea Calling out all High Tea lovers to gather their family and friends together and celebrate a lavish festive Afternoon Tea session. 


  •  AtTeatude, Alwadi Hotel Discover their Winter Delight inclusive of their handcrafted High Tea served with refreshing drinks. Date: 1 - 31 December Timing: 3:00pm - 6:00pm Price: QAR175 (for 2 persons) Contact 4009-9666  


  •  Seasons Tea Lounge, Four Seasons Hotel Enjoy their delightful blends of finest teas served with a variety of pastries, tea sandwiches, and homemade cranberry. Date: 25 December Timing: 2:00pm - 7:00pm Price per set: QAR250 (with 1 hot or cold drink) Contact 4494-8600 / 3075-8211 (WhatsApp) 

8. A Festive Staycation Did you have to cancel your travel plans for this holiday season? Well, not too worry. Here are some incredible staycation packages available in Qatar that can give you a little taste of escapism.  

  •  The Ritz Carlton Enjoy the Early Bird Festive Staycation offer with The Ritz Carlton which Includes a  Deluxe  Room, daily breakfast, complimentary WiFi for everyone, 20% savings on food  And drinks, and 20% savings on spa treatments. To check availabilities or make reservations, click here. Date: Stay period from 21 December 2020 to 2 January 2021  Booking period: until 7 December  Price: starting from QAR670  Contact 4484-8000 

  • W Hotel Stay and enjoy a Christmas Eve Dinner offer (24 December - 4-course Set Menu Dinner at either La Spiga, Market, or Spice Market), or a Christmas Eve Brunch offer  (25 December - at Market or Spice Market). Both packages also include a breakfast in Market by Jean-Georges, a complimentary upgrade to the next room category, access to WET and FIT, and 15% savings on Sisley Spa.  Date: 24 & 25 December  Timings: 12:00pm (check-in), 3:00pm (check-out)  Price: starting from QAR800 per night (single room)   

9. A Cup of Winter Hot Chocolate Warm up this winter and get into the festive spirit with a cup of Winter Hot Chocolate, topped with some snowy whip cream, a sprinkle of cocoa powder, and a block of chocolate bar. With most cafes jumping onto this festive bandwagon, here are a few places where you can enjoy this drink: 

  • NK Cafe (Jelalilah Area) 
  • Pi Coffee (Lusail Night Market & Duhail Night Market) 
  • Volume Cafe (Qanat Quartiar) Noora Cafe (Al Khor) 
  • Baker St Cafe (Aspire Park) 
  • Sugar Bites (Tasty Sreet Festival, Katara) 

10. Overnight Desert Safari Nothing screams festive more than spending the winter season by the campfire with your family and friends. The Overnight Desert Safari package by Qatar International Adventures allows you to do just that, along with dune bashing, desert camping, barbeque, beach activities and more! To book your slots or for more information, click here.   Date: Until 31 December 2021 Timing: 2:00pm - 9:00am (next morning) Price per person: Starting from QAR425 (Adults), QAR295 (Children aged 6 to 11) Contact 4455-3954 



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