Things to do this weekend in Doha (December 24-26)

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Things to do this weekend in Doha (December 24-26)

Looking for fun and excitement this weekend?

The Desert Ode Exhibition 

Qatar Museums unveiled Jawaher Al Mannai’s The Desert Ode exhibition at the Fire Station: Artist in Residence. The exhibition pays tribute to the palm tree and its symbolism.
  • When: Ongoing until January 23
  • Where: Fire Station, Gallery 3

Unwasted at M7

UNWASTED is a community-based not-for-profit event that was designed with the aim of garnering greater public awareness and engagement on the issue of pre/post-consumer waste in the fashion and design industries. Visit the exhibition to get a new perspective on what is going on in the world.

Located at the Ground Floor Exhibition Space at M7 (Msheireb Downtown Doha until 27 December 2020. No tickets needed/


National Cruise Company Beach Dinner

The National Cruise Company (NCC) is offering the public a unique opportunity to spend the last weekend of 2020 in a festive way.

Beach Dinner on Al Safliya Island on 24/25 & 26th December

THURSDAY 24th of December 

Time - from 4:30 PM to 9:30 PM. 

  • 5 hours trip (2hrs. pick up & drop off & 3 hrs. to enjoy at the island)
  • Beach set up (Tables, chair, toilet, electricity & sound system)
  • Cold & Hot Drinks (Coffee, tea, water, juices & soft drinks)
  • Open Buffet
  • Live Entertainment

Trip Itinerary:

  • 4:00 PM assembly time
  • 4:30 PM Departure
  • 4:30 - 5:15 PM Cruising period
  • 5:15 - 5:25 PM Drop off to Safliya Island 
  • 5:25 - 5: 35 PM Walk 200 meters going to the set up
  • 5:30 - 6:30 PM Family and Friends time
  • 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM Dinner
  • 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM Family &  friends time and live entertainment  
  • 8:30 PM to 8:45 PM Start Moving to the boat & back to Mia Station by 9:30 PM.

Prices are:
  • QR. 275 per person for adults
  • QR. 135 per kids 3-10 years old

For booking:
  • Call or what's app in *+974-50191497/ +974- 77999666*24 DEC. - X - MAS OFFER 


  • 4:30PM - 9:30PM 
  • Qar.275 per adult 
  • Qar.135 per kid (3-10yrs.)
  • Free kid (0-3yrs.)


  • FROM 11:AM - 5:PM & 1:PM - 7:PM
  • Qar.185 per adult 
  • Qar.130 per kid (3-10yrs.)
  • Free kid (0-3yrs.)


  • 7 HOURS
  • 10:AM - 5:PM
  • Qar.250 per adult 
  • Qar.100 per kid (3-10yrs.)24 DEC. - X - MAS OFFER 

  • 4:30PM - 9:30PM 
  • Qar.275 per adult 
  • Qar.135 per kid (3-10yrs.)
  • Free kid (0-3yrs.)

26th  DEC - SATURDAY TRIP ( Ladies Only)

  • 7 HOURS
  • 10:AM - 5:PM
  • Qar.250 per adult 
  • Qar.100 per kid (3-10yrs.)

DFI Drive-in Cinema

Join film buffs for a wonderful winter of screenings at the DFI Drive-in Cinema in Lusail. From Disney classics to contemporary family favourites, there is something for all ages!

For schedule of movies please visit:


Gathering is at Pearl-Qatar, Water Taxi PA-1 (25.364892, 51.540885).

A Traditional Qatari wooden Dhow boat will take you to the Safliya Island. 

Enjoy the water sports activities for two hours between Jet skis, Banana ride, Doughnut ride & swimming with LIVE BBQ meal on boat. 

Please contact Reservation Team for the gathering point & drop off +974-44553954. Flexible Daily Day Schedule with a Maximum of 04 Hours Duration at any time. Please check the available time with QIT reservation team via

Mangrove Kayaking Eco.Adventure & Discover Wildlife - Purple Island

The coast near Al Khor is a vast and beautiful mangrove forest, the best way to access the forest is by kayak. The area supports a lot of birdlife and is a favourite destination for nature lovers. Suitable for families and those looking for a relaxed easy paddle taking in the greenery and birdlife of the nature reserve. Location: Purple Island, Mangroves, Qatar Untill 31 December 2020

  • From 05:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Ticket Purchase: Onlin
  • Adult - 200QR Child (12-7 yrs) - 100QR Kids (below 7 yrs) - 50QR.
  • For more details +974 6696 3494
  • email:
  • Website:

"Femmes à la mode" virtual exhibition at Katara

Watch artist Surabhi's paintings come to life at the virtual exhibition "Femmes à la mode", presented by Cultural Village Foundation – Katara.

The Virtual exhibition is on till 31 December 2020,Timings 08:00 am - 10:00 pm. No tickets needed

International Handicrafts & Traditional Productions Cultural Market

If you are an enthusiast of heritage & handicrafts, then participate in the first edition of the International Handicrafts & Traditional Productions Cultural Market. The Cultural Village Foundation Katara announces that the registration for event which to be held at Building 48 square and runs until 28 February 2021. Ticket purchase not needed. For details phone: 66136130; 

Al Khor Park


The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) has reiterated that park entry charges are related to the zoo at Al Khor Park only and no other public park currently has any entry fee. "There are more than 90 public parks in the State where entry is free for all," the MME tweeted recently.

The entry fee at Al Khor Park is set at QR15 for adults and QR10 for children up to the age of 10 years and persons with special needs. 

The fee for special events and functions is QR50, and the charge for feeding animals is also QR50, according to a chart issued by the MME on social media. The train ride at the park costs QR5 per person, while it is free for persons with special needs.  


TastyStreet Qatar

A festival organised at Katara with over 300 mouth-watering food kiosks, the event is being held at at Shakespeare Street and runs until March 2021 from 3 pm until mid-night.

Splendours of the Ancient East: Antiquities from The al-Sabah Collection

Qatar Museums is proud to present Splendours of the Ancient East: Antiquities from The al-Sabah Collection to celebrate the deep-rooted and unique relationship that Qatar shares with Kuwait, at the National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ).

The event will go on until January 3, 2021 from 9am to 7pm  - Saturday to Wednesday, Thursday from 9am to 9pm; and from 1.30pm to 7pm on Friday.

Tickets must be purchased online in advance of your visit and it mandatory to show your EHTERAZ app on entry and to wear your own face mask.

For tickets and more info:

Winter Vegetable Markets

WinterVegetable Markets

Eat healthy and live healthier life by buying home-grown veggies and help support local businesses and at the same time root for a greener environment. Grab local produce at the winter vegetable markets spread across the country located in Al Sheehaniyah, Al Mazrouha, Al Wakra, Al Khor-Al Zakhira and Al Shamal from October 29. The markets will be open between 7am and 4pm from Thursday to Saturday.



Registration for the winter camping season started on 11 October in Qatar through the Ministry of Municipality and Environment. 

Camps can be held in Al Shamal, Al Ghashamiyah, Sealine, Ras Matbakh, Arida, Zekreet, Al Naqian, Al Kharra, Ashiraj and Umm Al Maa. One can camp in these areas

in three phases, with each stage covering different district.

Phase 2 started on October 14, with registration opening for Al-Reem Reserve, Al-Marwah, Al-Mazroa, Umm Al-Aafa'i, Al-Hashem, Al-Zubarah, Al-Udeid, Al Khuraij South, Abu Samra and Abu Zahlof. 

Finally, from October 18 registering was allowed  for campsites in Rawdat Rashid, Rawdat Aisha, Al Khor, Al Waab, Imgaitna, Al Ghariya, Al Mufair, Ras Al Nouf, Al Otouryah, Al Sane'ah and Al Rees West, and one can start camping from October 20.

Campers can register on the Ministry of Municipality and Environment website here 

When venturing out, please follow all precautionary pandemic measures set down the MoPH and strictly adhere to those rules and regulations for your own safety and of those around you. 

Once again, wishing you all the good wishes for this last weekend of 2020!