Under the slogan ‘A Brand New Tradition’, the first edition of Shop Qatar is now on with discounts on popular brands, cash prizes worth up to QAR 4 million, special offers on flights and hotel bookings, and a colourful schedule of entertainment featuring Cats the Broadway musical, live music concerts and 15 stand-up comedy acts. The festival, which will be held from 7 January to 7 February 2017, is organised by Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA).
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Fly & Stay
Any flights to Qatar from within the GCC region booked on Qatar Airways for the period between 7 January and 7 February will be available with a 25% discount. In addition, members of Qatar Airways Privilege Club will receive double Qmiles on their booking during Shop Qatar. Book your flight here.
Visitors and residents are invited to the Doha Corniche from 4:30 – 10:30 pm, where they can enjoy the pleasant winter weather, family-friendly entertainment, delicious treats and a spectacular fireworks display at 8 pm.
Food Trucks and Stalls
In support of local community initiatives and businesses, the area surrounding Qatar’s iconic ‘Orry the Oryx’ mascot will feature a number of booths and activities presented by Qatari entrepreneurs and organisations. Members of the Bedaya center are set to sell their locally-made delicacies, and casual seating areas are set up where families can stop for a bite from one of the 10 food trucks and stalls that will be serving delicious treats throughout the afternoon and evening.
Food and shopping will be complemented by a lively entertainment schedule, featuring music parades, stilt walkers, illusionist shows, a ‘Arda dance and other entertainers performing throughout the day. Infusing an educational element in the festivities, there will also be four daily screenings of episodes of Siraj, Qatar Foundation’s new 3D animation ‘edutainment’ TV series. Additionally, children and their parents can enjoy their favourite stories at a mobile library.
The daily activities will kick off at 4:30 pm and continue through to 10:00 pm in the evening. Siraj screenings are scheduled to run for half an hour starting 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm.
Date: Thursday 2 February 2017 , Friday 3 February 2017
Venue: Lagoona Mall
Time: 7 pm—8 pm
Revel in the splendour of music, and test your vocal chords as you sing along to celebrated musicians Majed Al Mohandes and Hussain Al Jassmi with an opening act by Dana Al Fardan.
Friday 20 January 2017— Tuesday 7 February 2017 Majed Al Mohandes
UPDATE: Majed Al Mohandes Concert Postponed to 7 February
Those who have already purchased concert tickets through Virgin Megastores (both online and in person) and Platinumlist.net will be provided with full refunds and complimentary tickets to the Hussein Al Jassmi concert in the same ticket category.
Concert goers who made their purchases online will receive their refund confirmation and complimentary tickets electronically, using the email address provided at the time of their purchase. Those who bought their tickets in store can obtain a refund and complimentary tickets by revisiting the branch from which they made their purchase.
Friday 27 January 2017—Hussain Al Jassmi
Venue: Auditorium Hall, Qatar National Convention Center
Time: Opening Act: 7.30 pm. Main Show: 8.30 pm—10.30 pm
|ROYAL||: QAR 1250|
|PLATINUM||: QAR 1000|
|GOLD||: QAR 500|
|SILVER||: QAR 250|
|BRONZE||: QAR 120|
Tickets available at Virgin Megastores at Landmark Mall, Villagio and The Pearl Qatar or the online websites: Virgin Megastore.
Doha Comedy Festival
Be ready to buckle with laughter as Qatar’s largest stand-up comedy show ‘Doha Comedy Festival’ is back for the 3rd time. The line-up includes the world’s top performers from the US, UK, Middle East and the GCC.
The Doha Comedy Festival is organized and produced by The Social Studio and supported by Qatar Tourism Authority as part of ‘Shop Qatar’.
The Festival will host world-renowned standup comedian and international TV host of ‘The Daily Show’ – Trevor Noah and the British comedian, ventriloquist, and winner of Season 10 of America’s Got Talent -Paul Zerdin. These talents will join extremely popular performers from the Middle East and the GCC including Bader Saleh whose YouTube show garnered over 346 million views, Nemr Abou Nassar entitled with ‘Lebanon’s King of Comedy’, the Jordanian comic critic Rajae Qawas, Syrian social media activist and comedian Mohanad Al Hattab, Egyptian standup comedian Mohamed Salem and the fluent Arabic-speaking comedian from South Korea – Wonho Chung to name a few.
Dates: 2—4 February, 2017
Venue: Conference Hall, Qatar National Convention Center
Tickets: Tickets available at Virgin Megastore website and outlets across Qatar.
Day 1: click here
Day 2: click here
Day 3: click here
Get ready for an adventure with the African Circus. This international show has been touring around the globe as a unique form of entertainment from the African continent. Watch in splendour as the multitalented artists awe you and your family!
Venue: Hyatt Plaza – Free entrance
Schedule: Coming soon
Cats the Musical
Let the Memory Live Again of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking 2015 Olivier award nominated original musical CATS, as it comes to Doha as part of Shop Qatar 2017. Seen by over 73 million people worldwide and being one of the longest running shows in West End and Broadway History, this sparkling fusion of live music, dance and verse is not to be missed.
Venue: QNCC Theatre
Date: 1—4 February
Time: 2.30 pm, 7.30 pm
|ROYAL||: QAR 2000|
|VIP||: QAR 1200|
|PLATINUM||: QAR 600|
|GOLD||: QAR 450|
|WHEELCHAIR||: QAR 250|
|SILVER||: QAR 250|
|BRONZE||: QAR 150|
Tickets available at Virgin Megastore website and outlets across Qatar. Click here to purchase.