Things to do this weekend in Doha (October 29-31)

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Things to do this weekend in Doha (October 29-31)
The Qatar Met Department has predicted for this weekend that the weather will be hazy to misty at places at first becoming relatively hot at daytime with some clouds and a chance of scattered rain at places, mild by night with wind variable less than 05 KT at first then becomes mainly Northwesterly - 05 -15 KT.
So with just a ‘chance’ of scattered rain be bold to venture out provided you follow all precautionary pandemic measures set down the MoPH and strictly adhere to those rules and regulations.



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 main idea behind Charity Week is to organize events in institutions and raise funds for the orphans and the needy. With unity as their vision and compassion as their driving force, they are working with the volunteers for the orphans and needy children.
These are some the various activities through one can participate in for a good and noble cause:

1) The Inter-Uni Event - Open to all public to join.- 29th October - 7:30 PM

Join us for a fun-filled evening; starting off with a must-see auction, a thrilling quiz show as you watch your professors save their institution's honor and finally ending the night with a live stream of the inter-uni gaming tournament finale.

2) Invitation to CW Walk - Open to all Public to Join - 21st Oct - 27th Oct

"From Baghdad to Makkah"! A fundraising campaign where individuals are encouraged to walk as many steps as they can!!

3) Charity Week Campaign in support of EAA - 25th October - 31st October

Throughout the week there will be various fundraising events and initiatives taken by institutions and individuals in support of EAA. For more details visit


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:


The Qatar Green Building Council (QGBC) continues its national campaign to build a sustainable society with the fifth edition of Qatar Sustainability Week (QSW) that will do on till  November 7, 2020. 
Individuals can register their pledge to make changes in their lifestyle, while corporate organizations can pledge to implement policies that help protect and sustain the environment, as well as register their sustainability-oriented activity, initiative, or event to become a QSW 2020 partner.
The Online registration required - It's free! And for further details:

AlSikka ‘Gourmet Street’

The first edition of AlSikka ‘Gourmet Street’ at the Msheireb Downtown Doha, has now been extended till 31 October!
So here is a mouth-watering chance to go and taste your favourite flavour, from 04:00 pm - 11:00 pm presented by well-known retail brands and branded partners while enjoying the melodious tunes from Music Affairs Center.

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:


A rich collection of functional art inspired by Qatar’s rich cultural heritage and created by 19 Qatar-based artists is on display at Qatar Al Fann Exhibition at the Doha Fire Station.
In this revolutionary project, artists took inspiration from Sadu, pearl diving, Arabic calligraphy, Qatari traditional houses, the desert rose, batoola, dhow, floral design on traditional Qatari women’s dresses, and Al Jassissyah rock carvings to craft useful objects such as landscape bench, tapestry, carpet rug, decorative smart lighting poles, tree grate, trash bin, and bollard. Runs from October 21-27, 2020, (9:00 am - 7:00 pm)

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 

Vintage cars exhibition

The NMoQ displays a unique vintage car exhibition aimed at providing visitors with an opportunity to walk down memory lane of Qatar’s rich history with a dozen cars commonly used by the public in country between the 1970s and 1990s. The expo is ongoing till November 15, 2020.

Picasso’s Studios in Garage Gallery

Picasso’sStudios in Garage Gallery
The Picasso’s Studios in the Garage Gallery at the re-opened Fire Station features 108 extraordinary artworks by Pablo Picasso selected from the unparalleled collection of the Musée national Picasso in Paris, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, and ceramics. 
On view through November 1, 2020 from 09:00 am - 03:00 pm, the innovative exhibition traces the evolution of Picasso’s epoch-making art by presenting it in eight distinct galleries, representing the series of studios where he worked throughout his career. 
Ticket can be  purchased Online on Website:

Memories in Prints 


Memoriesin Prints

An excellent opportunity  to explore the works of talented artists, showcasing their art and photograpy as part of “Memories In Print”, curated by Mohammed Ale Madi a the AlHosh Gallery from 04:00 pm - 10:00 pm till 5th November 2020. 
Free Ticket Purchase: Online and visit website:


Tasweer, a new photography festival based in Qatar has announced the open call for its inaugural Sheikh Saoud Al Thani Project and Single Image Awards. These annual, open call awards are intended to recognize and support photographers from Western Asia and North Africa.
On going till the 8 November 2020 and entry for online fest is free for more details visit :
So as this month comes to an end and the weather getting better do enjoy this last weekend of October 2020. Happy weekending!!