Things to do this weekend in Doha (January 14-16)

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Things to do this weekend in Doha (January 14-16)
Things to do this weekend in Doha (January 14-16)

The weather forecast for the coming weekend is mostly dry with warm (min 13°Con Thu night, max 24°C on Fri afternoon) and winds decreasing fresh winds from the NW on Thursday afternoon, calm by through the weekend. So here are a few outdoor and indoor events you can participate in with family and friends but please do remember to follow all pandemic preventive measures when you step out to enjoy this lovely weekend.

QATAR –USA 2021 – Year of Culture

At the Opera House, Building 16, Katara Cultural Village on16 January 2021 between 03:30 pm - 05:00 pm

Ticket Purchase: Online

Doors will open at 3 pm and the concert will start at 3:30 pm after checking Ehteraz app & thermal screening for all guests.

Qatar Museums  Events

QM has launched several events and activities catering to a wide array of interests and artistic passions, to be hosted across its cultural institutions during the month of January. Members of the community can look forward to a range of culturally enriching programs designed to promote creativity and take art beyond four walls.  For a full list of upcoming events and activities, please visit

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

Learning and Outreach  Colour Your World 
“Colour Your World” is a series of educational colouring pages depicting the many wonderful buildings in Qatar. Each illustration is accompanied by questions, with the answers hidden in the drawing itself. Fun facts are also included to help students expand their knowledge and pinpoint elements they might not have recognised. Suitable for all ages.

Qatar National Library

Apps to Make Your Life More Organized and Effective
In English
Thu, 14 Jan 2021
17:00 - 18:30
The start of a new year is a great opportunity to plan, improve and enhance yourself by setting goals and listing tasks. In this workshop, you will be introduced to three apps chosen by our librarians for you: Trello, Evernote and Todoist. These three apps share a planning function, but each has its own feaetures to serve you base on your preference and content. Join us to choose which will work betterfor you.  The event will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams.
Make your Own Game Using Minecraft
In English
Sat, 16 Jan 2021
16:00 - 17:00
Participants will explore and understand the basics of Minecraft and its creative possibilities, including some models built using the game. The workshop will be conducted online via Microsoft Teams. 

Stars by Katara

Focuses on the lives of the stars, how they are born, how they die, and how human understanding of the stars has changed over time. From Native Americans to Newton, from the electromagnetic spectrum to Einstein, audiences will explore nebulae, star clusters, pulsars, black holes, and more.
For ages: 18 and over, Seats are limited (up to 40 only) at Building 41, Al Thuraya Planetarium, Katara, on16 January 2021.
Timings: 05:30 pm - 06:00 pm Ticket Purchase: Online

The Marmi Festival

The Marmi Festival is happening at Masaieed, Sealine until 31 January 2021. No tickets needed and for details
Phone: +974 4408 1490,  Website:

Supercars  Show

The Pearl-Qatar will hold a Supercars Show at the Medina Centrale, Friday, 15th January 2021 at 4pm at the Medina Centrale, The Pearl-Qatar from 04:00 pm. For details: # 4409 5155 Email:

Torba Farmers Market

Torba operates a seasonal farmers market in Ceremonial Court at Education City and runs every Saturday, till March each year showcasing local fresh produce, artisan products and gourmet handmade food. Timings are 08:00 am - 06:00 pmNo tickets needed and for details Phone: +974 3100 8110 or  visit Website: https://farmersmarket.q

Falcon’s Eye pays tribute to Sheikh Saoud Al Thani

A Falcon’s Eye pays tribute to Sheikh Saoud Al Thani, one of Qatar's greatest collectors and instrumental for laying the foundation for Qatar Museum’s world-class collections. More than 300 artworks from prehistoric fossils and antiquities to Orientalist paintings and photography displays on show at the Museum of Islamic Art until10 April 2021 from 09:00 am - 07:00 pm. Ticket Purchased At the door or Online. Price: QID holder & Children below 16 - It's free! Students and groups of 25+ - 25QR Non-QID holders - 50QR

Mal Lawal 3 Cars exhibition

Mal Lawal 3 Cars exhibition at the Museum Baraha and Vintage Car Gallery in the National Museum of Qatar showcases some of the classic and evergreen vehicles on display there until 1st August 2021from 09:00 am - 07:00 pm. No tickets needed its in the open and It's free!

DFI’s Drive-In Cinema in Lusail 

Following an overwhelmingly positive public response, the Doha Film Institute’s (DFI) first-ever Drive-In Cinema experience in Lusail, presented in partnership with Qatar National Tourism Council, will extend its public screenings into the month of April 2021.
Featuring an un-missable selection of films from Disney classics to contemporary family favourites, audiences of all ages are invited to the open-air cinema experience under the stars, which brings the community together at safe social distances in line with government guidelines and with the health of all guests as top priority. Visit the DFI website for tickets and the latest Drive-In screenings schedule:

Water Sports at Saflia Island

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

National Cruise Company

National Cruise Company offers unique opportunity to take cruise to and around the Safliya Island.
For the booking and more details feel free to call or what's App the following numbers 
 (66000926 - 77999666 - 50008830)
NCC also offers various other popular cruise trips like Day on the beach, City tours, Birthday, School and Dinner Cruisers along with on board Corporate events and  Fishing expeditions etc.
For more details log in to

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: Online, Adult - 200QR Child (12-7 yrs) - 100QR Kids (below 7 yrs) - 50QR. 
For more details +974 6696 3494 email: Website:

Water Sports Tour at Saflyia iSland

This ๐ฌ๐ฉ๐ž๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐จ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ซ is to spend a wonderful day on ๐€๐‹-๐’๐€๐…๐‹๐ˆ๐˜๐€ ๐ˆ๐’๐‹๐€๐๐ƒ includes:โฃ
• ๐ƒ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐œ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ข๐ฌ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ from the the pearl to the Island & back.โฃ
• Descend on the island, which is served with chairs, tables, umbrellas and a place for prayerโฃ
• Exciting ๐ฐ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ ๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ (swimming - banana boat - kayaking - beach volleyball - bouncy kids)โฃ
• Grilled lunch ๐›๐ฎ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ญ includes various types of oriental and western dishes and dessertsโฃ
Trip price:โฃ
• Only ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ—๐๐‘ for adults (+12 years) instead of 350 QRโฃ
• Only ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ—๐๐‘ children (4 to 12 years old)โฃ
• Children under 4 years - free of chargeโฃ
Book  by calling at one of the following numbers ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ’ - ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ– - ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ 
For more details contact:

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.  
The Ministry of Municipality and Environment has announced new timing for visiting Al Khor Family Park. As per the new timing, the Park will receive visitors from 8am to 10pm throughout the week, however ticket window will close by 8pm. 
Sunday is for general public and Tuesday is dedicated for women and children only. The entrance to the park will be closed when the number of visitors reach 10,000 and after that no new visitors will be allowed inside.
The Ministry called on the public to adhere to all precautionary measures in order to preserve their health and safety.

Tasty Street

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

Winter Vegetables 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

The Camping Season Is On

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. 
QATARDAY wishes you all a pleasant, happy and safe weekend!