Things to do this weekend in Doha (December 3-5)

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Things to do this weekend in Doha (December 3-5)
The Qatar Meteorology Department (QMD) said in a post on twitter: "Winter season starts in December and it is characterized by the frequent passage of frontal system that travel from Europe."
QMD also stated that "normally unstable weather is noticed in the leading ledge of these systems and blowing winds of fresh to strong."
December also marks as the season for Shamal winds.
The mean daily temperature for the month is 19.7 degrees Celsius. This is significantly lower than last month's mean temperature of 24.7 degrees Celsius.
The lowest and highest temperature recorded in December is 6.4 degrees Celsius (1963) and 32.7 degrees Celsius (2010).
December also marks as the season for Shamal winds.
So if you are planning any outdoor events be sure to be wrapped up in woolies and of cos don’t forget to follow all MoPH pandemic precautionary guidelines, including social distancing, wearing a mask and carrying your EHTERAZ app. Wishing you all a safe and happy first weekend of the last month of 2020. 


  • Date - 5 December 
  • Time - 10:00am - 12:00pm on Saturday
Children and youth aged 8 to 14 are invited to put old boxes and tins to good use and create a new, useful, and decorative objects for their homes during a workshop at the MIA Atrium. Find out why recycling is so important to the ongoing health of our planet and how we can all contribute at home. To sign up, please visit 


The 10th edition of the traditional dhow festival kicked off on 1st December and it will run until December 5, and you can expect plenty of activities, competitions, and exhibitions, all of which will showcase authentic maritime traditions inspired by Qatar’s ancestors.
All of the events will be taking place on Katara Beach.
The festival will be held between 9am and noon, then from 3.30pm until 10pm on Tuesday to Thursday, and on Saturday. On Friday, it will be held from 3.30pm until 11pm.
Katara general manager Dr Khalid bin Ibrahim al-Sulaiti said, “The festival over the years has also been attracting wide attention of researchers and those interested in the region and the world, for its heritage maritime paintings that reflect customs, traditions and the strong connection with sea life, and embody communication with the past, including its noble values and ancient traditions that extend to the present.


Qatar National Library (QNL) has planned interesting events for everyone throughout the month of December in celebration of the Qatar National Day. The Library’s events and workshops continue to be offered online until further notice, despite re-opening doors to the public.
  • Meetup With a Qatari Author: Eissa Abdullah
  • In Arabic
  • Sat, 5 Dec 2020
  • 19:00 - 20:00
In this meetup, QNL will be chatting with Qatari author Eissa Abdullah and discuss his experience as an author in Qatar, his most popular books and his upcoming book release and the success of Dar Roza in publishing Qatari authors. 


Al Markhiya Gallery is set to host the second part of its exhibition series examining the artistic process.
The gallery, at Katara Art Centre, will feature work from Haitham Al-Hamad, Salem Mathkour, Wadha Al-Sulaiti and Jameela Al-Ansari. You can check it out until January 8, 2021
Process II is the second edition of curated group showcases, continuing our aim of shedding light on the realities of artistic process Visit the exhibition between 9am and 7pm daily.


  • 2nd race of Qatar National Triathlon Series 2020/2021
  • At Lusail Marina، Lusail, Qatar
  • on 4 December 
  • from 06:00 am - 11:59 am
  • To register go to


Torba operates a seasonal farmers market in Ceremonial Court at Education City. 
Date: 21 November 2020 - 31 March 2021
The Torba Farmers Market is a mainstay in the event calendar, attracting thousands of visitors each weekend and runs from November to March each year and features local fresh produce, artisan products and gourmet handmade food. Location: Ceremonial Court, Education City
  • Time: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
  • Phone: +974 3100 8110
  • Email:
  • Website:

Yto Barrada: My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nougat

Currently displayed at Mathaf is Yto Barrada's exhibition composed of photographs, films, videos, sculptures, prints, and fabric works that focus on "threads of regeneration and growth in social and geological transformation". The works highlight the importance of the vernacular in processes of decomposition and revival, drawing on histories of nation-building and post-independence strategies of resistance in social and domestic life. 
At the Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art from August 2 to November 30, 2020

"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


In its continued mission to nurture a thriving arts landscape in Qatar and support artists, Qatar Museums has unveiled the Enclosed Realities exhibition by internationally exhibited visual artist, Sabrina Puppin, and Glimpse of Nature, showcasing artworks of a group of current and former Artists in Residence, at the Fire Station: Artist in Residence. 
Glimpse of Nature runs until 5 December at Gallery 4. For more information, please visit:

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.


Eleven talented Arab artists have displayed a whole artistic range of artworks at “Directions”, a virtual exhibition launched recently by the Cultural Village Foundation – Katara in co-operation with Dar Hessa. 
The exhibition features works by Hanadi Al Darwish (Qatar), Samir Ben Gouia (Tunisia), Amna Al Nasiri (Yemen), Mohammed Al Ameri (Jordan), Moosa Omar (Oman), Raouf Rifai (Lebanon), Rashid Diab (Sudan), Thuraya Al Baqsami (Kuwait), Omar Alshahabi (Iraq), Bashar Alhroub (Palestine) and Abdellah El Haitout (Morocco).
The virtual expo “Directions” can be accessed online until December 15 through


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. And wish you all a safe and happy last month of 2020!