Things to do this weekend in Doha (November 27-29)

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Things to do t in Doha, Qatar
The Qatar Meteorology Department (QMD) has predicted from today until the beginning of next week chances of scattered rain in intermittent periods ranging mostly between light to moderate in intensity, may become thundery, at places at times especially offshore."
The maximum temperature is expected to range between 24 degrees Celsius and 30 degrees Celsius during daytime. The minimum temperature is expected to range between 16 degrees Celsius and 23 degrees Celsius during the night in different areas.
So get out your umbrellas and rain proof gear as QMD has urged all citizens and residents to take extra precautions during this period.


The Alfajr Team in collaboration with Ali Bin Towar Network, Qatar Sports For All Federation and Qatar Cancer Society are organizing the third edition of the Dawn Challenge.
  • Tournament Date: Saturday, 28th November 2020
  • Venue: Katara
  • Category: 5km10km and 21km
  • Participation fee: QAR 100 (in support of Qatar Cancer Society)
  • For more details check the app:

First European Drive-In Film Fest a bit with film buffs

The first ever European Drive-In film festival in Qatar is all set to take place between November 26 to 28 at Doha Festival City.
The film festival aims to promote cultural togetherness and lift community spirits despite the difficult times that people are going through, the festival will showcase foreign language films. 
The films, which will have English subtitles, were chosen specifically by the Embassies of Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden and Switzerland.
The tickets will be free-of-cost and on a first come first serve basis and guests can buy their tickets online with our booking tool starting Nov 15 onwards.
For questions please reach out to the Festival team at


  • DATE: November 27 to December 1 
  • VENUE: Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC)
This year’s edition sheds light on Qatar’s home-grown talent and will showcase over 150 exhibitors including local designers and entrepreneurs. Visitors must follow hygiene and safety guidelines put forth by the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH). 
To better manage visitor traffic, all visitors are required to register at https://app.contactless. io/public/workspaces/qbec/ events/heya/forms/vis prior to the event. Walk-in guests without prior registration may also register in the foyer area. Heya is open for women only; except on the opening day (November 27), during which men can accompany family members. Children below the age of 13 are not permitted to enter the exhibition.

Exhibitions at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art

Three unique exhibitions await you at Mathaf Museum!

- Yto Barrada: My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nougat 

This exhibition brings together photographs, films, sculptures, prints, and fabric works that focus on threads of regeneration and growth in social and geological transformation.

- Huguette Caland: Faces and Places 

This exhibition features seven decades of paintings, drawings, caftans, smocks, and sculptures, including never-before-exhibited paintings, and the first caftan Caland created.

- Lived Forward: Art and Culture in Doha from 1960-2020

This exhibition looks at generations of artists, intellectuals, and cultural activists who played a major role in activating Doha’s cultural scene from August 2 to November 30, 2020 from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm at Education City, Qatar Foundation
Tickets can be booked online .

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:

Fashion Trust Arabia 2020

FashionTrust Arabia 2020
The Fashion Trust Arabia is an annual non-profit organization that aims to provide financial support and business support as well as international recognition to the dynamic fashion designers in the MENA region. FTA is the only initiative of its kind operating in the Arab world, dedicated to finding and nurturing talented designers.
Applications are open to designers in the below Women’s Wear categories until 30 November 2020.
  • Evening Wear
  • Ready-to-Wear (RTW)
  • Accessories (Shoes/Bags)
  • Jewelry (Fine Jewelry/Fashion Jewelry)
  • Debut Talent (MENA Fashion Design Graduates and Students 2019-2021)
For the Evening Wear, Ready to Wear, Accessories and Jewelry categories, applicants must be in business for a minimum of two to 10 years.
Applications are free online on their website:

Focus: Works from Mathaf Collection

Focus:Works from Mathaf Collection
This exhibition showcases works of artists, intellectuals, journalists, and cultural activists who played a major role in the city's cultural scene for more than half a century. It documents the experiences and knowledge of those generations as well as highlights the work of key artists of the past and present, with paintings, photography, video, and installations.
  • Located at the Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art till
  • 30th November 2020 from 09:00 am - 03:00 pm.
  • Tickets can be purchased online priced at for residents - 25QR and visitors - 50QR through their Website:

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 weekending of November.