In your free time, do you enjoy reading, writing, stitching, skating, drawing, painting or photography? Whatever your hobby, you’ll find a group that caters to a specific skill or hobby. Join a club!

Marhaba updates this information for every issue, however, details may change. Please check with the organisation concerned. If your organisation is listed in these pages, email any changes to us at [email protected].

✅  Indicates either an activity for children or an activity in which children can participate.

Doha Skaters A community of professional and amateur skaters or roller bladers led by Coach Ahmed Alghorab, commonly found on Lusail Marina. Hosts events and training. 7701 3335, see their Instagram and Facebook pages @dohaskaters.

Doha Stitches A ladies only sewing and crafting non-profit charity group where members use their sewing and crafting skills to give back. Join their Facebook group for more details

Doha Writers’ Workshop A community of teachers, students, and professionals interested in writing, reading, and the art of sharing experiences through words. Join their Facebook group for more details

Friends of the Environment Centre (FEC) Raising environmental awareness and conservation. 4487 4125/7301, (Arabic)

Friends of Nature (FON) Ezdan Mall. FON is a non-profit organisation, which organises environmental awareness programmes and activities. 7002 0543 (Arabic)

Heenat Salma Farm The eco-farm and camp offers courses and workshops in multi-shafting weaving, palm weaving, silk painting, sadu weaving, handbuilding clay, pottery and more. 4441 1195, 5096 0007,

HOG Qatar Chapter (Harley Owners Group®Aims to increase the level of enthusiasm toward Harley Davidson motorcycles. 4463 2429/28,

Qatar Billiards & Snooker Federation (QBSF) Founded in 1991 to establish a base of players who are able to lead the sport of billiards, pool and snooker. [email protected],

Qatar Chess Association Chess training and tournaments for children. 4494 4292/91/90, 4469 4349 (girls), 4465 9791 (boys),

Qatar Duners Connect with other bikers, and take on the dunes. Join their private Facebook group for details

Qatar Flying Club A private flying company in Al Khor Airport, offering pilot training, gyro-copter training and weight shift, discovery flights from above, and private pilot’s licence. 4457 1491,

Qatar Motor & Motorcycle Federation (QMMF) The federation organises motor and motorcycling rallies, and accepts volunteers interested in marshalling at the rallies. 4437 9885,

Qatar Natural History Group (QNHG) Share a broad range of interests including archaeology, geology, botany, marine life, conservation and the natural world.

Qatar Photography Center at Building 18 at Katara. Established in 2021 by the Ministry of Culture as Akkas Photography Center, it offers courses and workshops with the aim of improving and enriching the local photography scene. 5583 3807

Qatar Poetry Center (Diwan Al Arab) Operating under the Ministry of Culture, the centre works to promote literary mobility regarding poetry, taking into account the literary heritage of the Qatari society and its cultural depth as well as be the right platform for Qatari poets to develop and succeed. 4405 5736/38,

Qatar Quilt Guild A guild of ladies meet for sewing and technique workshops and contests. See their Facebook page for details

Qatar Reads Previously known as the National Reading Campaign (NRC), Qatar Reads is a programme by Qatar Foundation (QF) that aims to communicate the importance of reading and create interest in reading among all residents. Qatar Reads hosts a variety of outreach initiatives. To attend or volunteer, visit

Qatar Scientific Club Over 4,000 members attend classes and seminars including scuba diving, remote-control aero modelling, astronomy and electronics. Children aged 9 – 12 can join the Children’s Club. 4469 6200, (Arabic) ✅

Stand Up Comedy Qatar (SUCQ) Qatar’s own stand-up comedy club. It promotes local comedians and hosts occassional stand-up comedy shows. 3370 3012, see their Facebook and Instagram pages.

SustainableQatar An independent, volunteer-based organisation addressing environmental issues relevant to Qatar. [email protected]

The Official Elvis Presley Fan Club Officially recognised by Graceland and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. Join events, activities and outings.

Words & Strings The first spoken word society in Qatar that aims to create a bilingual outlet for poets, spoken word artists, and musicians. Holds monthly open poetry and music nights.

Youth Hobbies Center at KataraPhotography programmes for teens. Basic skills required. 4408 1812,