Welcome to Marhaba’s Weekend Guide!

Discover the mesmerising light displays of Luminous Lusail, witness the skill and elegance of top equestrian athletes at the Longines Global Champions Tour, savour culinary delights at The Pearl Food Festival, experience the thrill of the FIA World Endurance Championships, enjoy live concerts featuring world-renowned artists, and witness top fighters in action at One Championship. Qatar’s weekend offers a diverse array of events to captivate your senses and create unforgettable moments! Make sure to plan ahead, capture the moment, and enjoy!

Explore the newest and best Happy Hour specials, as well as Friday and Saturday brunch events for you and your family to enjoy, recommended and chosen by our team, and guaranteed to be worth your time. Click on the accompanying image for additional details. If what you’re looking for is not on this list, please check our calendar for more events.

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Expo 2023 Doha
Until March 2024

Where: Al Bidda Park
10 am to 10 pm (please note that opening times for different zones vary)
FREE Entry     

Why you should go: The Expo grounds are evolving into a vibrant display of innovation, sustainability, cultural exchange, and entertainment. It’s a lively centre that invites the world to a historic event, providing a diverse array of experiences for all visitors.


Luminous Lusail
Until 2 March

Where: Al Sa’ad Plaza, Lusail Boulevard 
Timings: 6 pm – 12 am
FREE Entry     

Why you should go: Luminous Lusail is set to illuminate the beautiful Lusail Boulevard with vibrant light displays across themed zones like Gateway, Earth, Water, Fire (with firework shows) and Air.


Good Finds Market
Until 29 February

Where: Doha Fire Station Courtyard
Timings: 4 pm – 9 pm 
FREE Entry

Why you should go: Expect a fresh lineup of vintage and secondhand stallholders, handmade ceramics, limited-edition art pieces, unique jewellery, crafts, and stationery. You’ll find some good food, too. 40 talented local creators, sellers, and artists mingled with local food and beverages, set in a creative and cool space in town—the fire station!


World Aquatics Masters Championships – Doha 2024
Until 3 March

Where: Locations may vary
Timings: View the schedule HERE
Entry: Tickets required, purchase HERE

Why you should go: The championship will feature competitions in swimming, water polo, diving, artistic swimming, and open-water swimming, with approximately 10,000 competitors from over 100 different countries expected to participate.


The 2nd Souq Waqif International Dates Exhibition
Until 9 March

Where: Eastern Square, Souq Waqif 
Timings: 9 am – 12 pm, 3:30 pm – 10 pm 
FREE Entry     

Why you should go: The 10-day festival showcases exhibitors specialising in date production, supply, and sales. It offers a diverse selection of date varieties such as Halawy, Mazafati, Medjool, and others, along with innovative combinations like Milk Chocolate Date Almonds and Dates with Coconut.


Instudio Club Pop-Up
Until 2 March

Where: Doha Expo – International Zone, Al Bidda Park
Timings: 2 pm – 9 pm
FREE Entry     

Why you should go: Discover the latest trends in clothing and jewellery.


The Pearl Food Festival 
Until 5 March

Where: Porto Arabia, The Pearl Island 
Timings: 4 pm – 11 pm
FREE Entry     

Why you should go: The Pearl Food Festival promises a celebration of local and international cuisines with nearly 30 booths positioned across four thematic zones along the boardwalk of Porto Arabia. ⁠


Longines Global Champions Tour 2024
Until 2 March

Where: Al Shaqab 
Timings: 2:30 pm onwards
Tickets required, purchase HERE

Why you should go: For the sixth year, the phenomenal AL SHAQAB equestrian facility in Doha, Qatar, will be the stage for the electrifying opening leg of the 2024 Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL season. The launchpad for the 2024 season at AL SHAQAB, part of the Qatar Foundation, will welcome top international horses and riders from around the world.


FIA World Endurance Championship 
Until 2 March

Where: Lusail International Circuit
Timings: 6 pm – 12 am
Tickets required, purchase HERE   

Why you should go: This year, the championship is expected to witness an exciting influx of manufacturers in the headline Hypercar category, along with the introduction of the new GT3 category at the new state-of-the-art Lusail International Circuit. The championship is named Qatar 11812 KM in honour of the Qatar National Day and is a testament to the country’s dedication to promoting motorsports in the region.


The Smurf-Tastic Fair
Until 8 March

Where: Doha Expo – Family Zone, Al Bidda Park
Timings: 4 pm – 9 pm
FREE Entry     

Why you should go: To all Smurfs fans of all ages! Come hang out with us at Expo 2023 Doha’s Family Amphitheatre for an exciting new journey featuring Smurfs! Don’t miss out on the fun!


Qumra
Until 6 March

Where: Museum of Islamic Art
Timings: 4 pm – 8 pm
Tickets required, purchase HERE

Why you should go: Doha Film Institute proudly presents the tenth edition of Qumra, an international gathering for filmmaking talent. Through our Qumra Pass, we are delighted to invite members of the local and regional creative communities to take part in.


The Sixth Dimension
Until 14 March 2024

Where: Geekdom Building, Lusail Boulevard
3 pm – 11 pm 
Ticket Prices:
QAR50- for age 12+
QAR25 below age 12  

Why you should go: Every corner is a new adventure, and every turn is a discovery waiting to be made. Get ready to explore the various activities and exhibits that make The Sixth Dimension a first on the to-do list for any geek in Qatar!


Torba Farmers Market Season 7
Open daily until 31 March 2024

Where: Education City
8 am to 9 pm
Open to the public, pet-friendly

Why you should go:  The Torba Farmers Market in Qatar stands out as the inaugural plastic-free market, renowned for its commitment to artisanal goods and advocacy for locally produced food. It acts as a vibrant hub where community members engage directly with local farmers and producers, fostering a lively exchange and promotion of locally sourced products.

Torba Farmers Market Season 7

Friday Brunches
Every Friday

Here are the latest top Friday Brunches to try in Doha! Brunch meet-ups vary according to restaurant, cuisine offerings and crowd. Food and style matter, especially as everyone has become an ‘expert’ in all things food related. Brunch doesn’t just provide nourishment now, but should also showcase style and unique presentations.

Planning on going this weekend? Let our brunch guide lead your way: marhaba.qa/top-weekend-brunches-in-doha/


Harana
1 March

Where: Sharq Village Hotel Doha 
Timings: 7 pm
Tickets required, purchase HERE

Why you should go: From the producers of ’Disyembre – A Homecoming’ comes ‘Harana: Cultural Serenades’, heart-pounding music of love and friendship, hitting the Qatar stage this March 2024, bringing the best Philippine artists and live entertainment for Filipinos and Doha communities alike!

World Aquatics Masters Championships – Doha 2024
Until 3 March

Where: Locations may vary
Timings: View the schedule HERE
Entry: Tickets required, purchase HERE

Why you should go: The championship will feature competitions in swimming, water polo, diving, artistic swimming, and open-water swimming, with approximately 10,000 competitors from over 100 different countries expected to participate.


The 2nd Souq Waqif International Dates Exhibition
Until 9 March

Where: Eastern Square, Souq Waqif 
Timings: 9 am – 12 pm, 3:30 pm – 10 pm 
FREE Entry     

Why you should go: The 10-day festival showcases exhibitors specialising in date production, supply, and sales. It offers a diverse selection of date varieties such as Halawy, Mazafati, Medjool, and others, along with innovative combinations like Milk Chocolate Date Almonds and Dates with Coconut.


Instudio Club Pop-Up
Until 2 March

Where: Doha Expo – International Zone, Al Bidda Park
Timings: 2 pm – 9 pm
FREE Entry     

Why you should go: Discover the latest trends in clothing and jewellery.


The Pearl Food Festival 
Until 5 March

Where: Porto Arabia, The Pearl Island 
Timings: 4 pm – 11 pm
FREE Entry     

Why you should go: The Pearl Food Festival promises a celebration of local and international cuisines with nearly 30 booths positioned across four thematic zones along the boardwalk of Porto Arabia. ⁠


Longines Global Champions Tour 2024
Until 2 March

Where: Al Shaqab 
Timings: 2:30 pm onwards
Tickets required, purchase HERE

Why you should go: For the sixth year, the phenomenal AL SHAQAB equestrian facility in Doha, Qatar, will be the stage for the electrifying opening leg of the 2024 Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL season. The launchpad for the 2024 season at AL SHAQAB, part of the Qatar Foundation, will welcome top international horses and riders from around the world.

Visit Qatar Presents One 166 
1 March

Where: Lusail Sports Arena
Timings: 3:30 pm onwards
Tickets required, purchase HERE    

Why you should go: See the world’s greatest fighters in action across MMA, Muay Thai, kickboxing, boxing, and submission grappling as they electrify the Lusail Sports Arena.

ONE Championship at Lusail Sports Arena


FIA World Endurance Championship 
Until 2 March

Where: Lusail International Circuit
Timings: 6 pm – 12 am
Tickets required, purchase HERE   

Why you should go: This year, the championship is expected to witness an exciting influx of manufacturers in the headline Hypercar category, along with the introduction of the new GT3 category at the new state-of-the-art Lusail International Circuit. The championship is named Qatar 11812 KM in honour of the Qatar National Day and is a testament to the country’s dedication to promoting motorsports in the region.


The Smurf-Tastic Fair
Until 8 March

Where: Doha Expo – Family Zone, Al Bidda Park
Timings: 4 pm – 9 pm
FREE Entry     

Why you should go: To all Smurfs fans of all ages! Come hang out with us at Expo 2023 Doha’s Family Amphitheatre for an exciting new journey featuring Smurfs! Don’t miss out on the fun!


Qumra
Until 6 March

Where: Museum of Islamic Art
Timings: 4 pm – 8 pm
Tickets required, purchase HERE

Why you should go: Doha Film Institute proudly presents the tenth edition of Qumra, an international gathering for filmmaking talent. Through our Qumra Pass, we are delighted to invite members of the local and regional creative communities to take part in.


Screen on the Green 2024
1 March

Where: The Hamilton International School
Timings: 6 pm – 12 am
Tickets required, purchase HERE   

Why you should go: Join the Hamilton International School for a delightful movie night.  The screen on green. It’s a perfect outing for the whole family to enjoy together. Bring your blankets, cushions, bean bags, and smiles as we gather to watch the heart-warming LEO. Get ready for an evening filled with laughter, popcorn, and cherished memories.

The Sixth Dimension
Until 14 March 2024

Where: Geekdom Building, Lusail Boulevard
3 pm – 11 pm 
Ticket Prices:
QAR50- for age 12+
QAR25 below age 12  

Why you should go: Every corner is a new adventure, and every turn is a discovery waiting to be made. Get ready to explore the various activities and exhibits that make The Sixth Dimension a first on the to-do list for any geek in Qatar!


Fashioning an Empire: Textiles from Safavid Iran
Until 20 April 2024

Where: Museum of Islamic Arts
1:30 pm to 6 pm
FREE entry 

Why you should go: Explore a captivating exhibition at Washington, DC’s Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art, showcasing the historical significance of silk during Iran’s Safavid era (1501-1736 CE). Delve into this intriguing period, gaining unique insights into the profound influence of silk through this compelling display.

Fashioning an Empire


Lusail Winter Wonderland
Until 29 February 2024

Where: Al Maha Island
4 pm onwards
Tickets are available online
Adult (Unlimited Rides): QAR250
Kids: (Unlimited Rides): QAR198
For other package offers visit Lusail Winter Wonderland

Why you should go: Explore a realm of delightful festivities perfect for the whole family, boasting over 50 rides and attractions, delectable food and drinks, live shows, and a variety of thrilling experiences. This pass ensures boundless entertainment and pure enjoyment!


MIA Park Bazaar
Every Friday and Saturday, until 31 March 2024

Where: Museum of Islamic Art Park
2 pm – 9 pm
FREE entry 

Why you should go: Prepare for the highly awaited park market at the Museum of Islamic Art. Explore exceptional discoveries and delightful cuisines made by Qatar’s varied communities. Whether you’re shopping, savouring diverse culinary treats, or relishing the great weather, take a leisurely walk amidst the park’s verdant surroundings for a delightful experience.

MIA Park bazaar


Torba Farmers Market Season 7
Open daily until 31 March 2024

Where: Education City
8 am to 9 pm
Open to the public, pet-friendly

Why you should go:  The Torba Farmers Market in Qatar stands out as the inaugural plastic-free market, renowned for its commitment to artisanal goods and advocacy for locally produced food. It acts as a vibrant hub where community members engage directly with local farmers and producers, fostering a lively exchange and promotion of locally sourced products.

Torba Farmers Market Season 7


Luminous Lusail
Until 2 March

Where: Al Sa’ad Plaza, Lusail Boulevard 
Timings: 6 pm – 12 am
FREE Entry     

Why you should go: Luminous Lusail is set to illuminate the beautiful Lusail Boulevard with vibrant light displays across themed zones like Gateway, Earth, Water, Fire (with firework shows) and Air.

Saturday Brunches
Every Saturday

Feel like weekends are just to darn short? Expand your weekend and find out where to indulge in Saturday brunch! Brunch is always evolving. It’s not just about food and sips, its about vibes, entertainment and variety.  Every brunch is different and now; to showcase every possible cuisine, style and asset at their disposal, hotels and restaurants have expanded their brunch bonanzas to Saturday.

Saturday brunches are fun, affordable outings that can elevate your weekend from a two-day party to a three-day extravaganza. Qatar has a brunch for everyone – let’s find the right brunch for you: marhaba.qa/where-to-indulge-in-saturday-brunch


Assala Live in Qatar 
2 March

Where: Katara Beach 
Timings: 8 pm
Tickets required, purchase HERE

Why you should go: Qatar Airways invites you to experience Assala live in concert at Katara Beach Arena. Enjoy a captivating evening of music by the beach with the renowned Syrian-Bahraini superstar, Assala.

Doha Tennis Social @ Ritz Carlton
Every Saturday and Tuesday

Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Doha
7 pm to 9 pm
Entry Fee:  QAR100 

Why you should go: Organised by Mike Park and Pearl Tennis Social, this event is specifically tailored for tennis players at the INTERMEDIATE level. Experience mixed doubles games every Saturday and Tuesday. To join the weekly matches, simply become part of the group and reach out to Mike at 7052 6109 via call or WhatsApp to receive invitations.

Doha Tennis Social @ Ritz Carlton 

World Aquatics Masters Championships – Doha 2024
Until 3 March

Where: Locations may vary
Timings: View the schedule HERE
Entry: Tickets required, purchase HERE

Why you should go: The championship will feature competitions in swimming, water polo, diving, artistic swimming, and open-water swimming, with approximately 10,000 competitors from over 100 different countries expected to participate.


The 2nd Souq Waqif International Dates Exhibition
Until 9 March

Where: Eastern Square, Souq Waqif 
Timings: 9 am – 12 pm, 3:30 pm – 10 pm 
FREE Entry     

Why you should go: The 10-day festival showcases exhibitors specialising in date production, supply, and sales. It offers a diverse selection of date varieties such as Halawy, Mazafati, Medjool, and others, along with innovative combinations like Milk Chocolate Date Almonds and Dates with Coconut.


Instudio Club Pop-Up
Until 2 March

Where: Doha Expo – International Zone, Al Bidda Park
Timings: 2 pm – 9 pm
FREE Entry     

Why you should go: Discover the latest trends in clothing and jewellery.


The Pearl Food Festival 
Until 5 March

Where: Porto Arabia, The Pearl Island 
Timings: 4 pm – 11 pm
FREE Entry     

Why you should go: The Pearl Food Festival promises a celebration of local and international cuisines with nearly 30 booths positioned across four thematic zones along the boardwalk of Porto Arabia. ⁠


Longines Global Champions Tour 2024
Until 2 March

Where: Al Shaqab 
Timings: 2:30 pm onwards
Tickets required, purchase HERE

Why you should go: For the sixth year, the phenomenal AL SHAQAB equestrian facility in Doha, Qatar, will be the stage for the electrifying opening leg of the 2024 Longines Global Champions Tour and GCL season. The launchpad for the 2024 season at AL SHAQAB, part of the Qatar Foundation, will welcome top international horses and riders from around the world.


FIA World Endurance Championship 
Until 2 March

Where: Lusail International Circuit
Timings: 6 pm – 12 am
Tickets required, purchase HERE   

Why you should go: This year, the championship is expected to witness an exciting influx of manufacturers in the headline Hypercar category, along with the introduction of the new GT3 category at the new state-of-the-art Lusail International Circuit. The championship is named Qatar 11812 KM in honour of the Qatar National Day and is a testament to the country’s dedication to promoting motorsports in the region.


Festival of Cultures Spring Market
2 March 

Where: Al Bidda Park
11 am – 8 pm
FREE Entry     

Why you should go: It is a one-of-a-kind culturally diverse craft fair where vendors from all over Qatar will come together to showcase their art. Come and celebrate the local artists & talent. The entry is free for all! The event will be at the Pearl Ballroom, Dusit Doha Hotel, West Bay, on 2  March from 11 am to 8 pm.


The Smurf-Tastic Fair
Until 8 March

Where: Doha Expo – Family Zone, Al Bidda Park
Timings: 4 pm – 9 pm
FREE Entry     

Why you should go: To all Smurfs fans of all ages! Come hang out with us at Expo 2023 Doha’s Family Amphitheatre for an exciting new journey featuring Smurfs! Don’t miss out on the fun!


Qumra
Until 6 March

Where: Museum of Islamic Art
Timings: 4 pm – 8 pm
Tickets required, purchase HERE

Why you should go: Doha Film Institute proudly presents the tenth edition of Qumra, an international gathering for filmmaking talent. Through our Qumra Pass, we are delighted to invite members of the local and regional creative communities to take part in.


The Sixth Dimension
Until 14 March 2024

Where: Geekdom Building, Lusail Boulevard
3 pm – 11 pm 
Ticket Prices:
QAR50- for age 12+
QAR25 below age 12  

Why you should go: Every corner is a new adventure, and every turn is a discovery waiting to be made. Get ready to explore the various activities and exhibits that make The Sixth Dimension a first on the to-do list for any geek in Qatar!


Rush Action Park
Until 5 September 2024

Where: First floor at West Gate 3 of the Mall of Qatar
Timings:
Sat – Thu: 10 am to 10 pm
Friday: 1 pm to 10 pm

Why you should go: Rush is an adrenaline-packed action park at the Mall of Qatar. It revolutionises indoor entertainment with gamified experiences like chaser walls, a power climbing tower, a freedom arena, air mat football, and the Powerplay target system, offering a fresh take on beloved adventure games.

rush action park


Luminous Lusail
Until 2 March

Where: Al Sa’ad Plaza, Lusail Boulevard 
Timings: 6 pm – 12 am
FREE Entry     

Why you should go: Luminous Lusail is set to illuminate the beautiful Lusail Boulevard with vibrant light displays across themed zones like Gateway, Earth, Water, Fire (with firework shows) and Air.


Torba Farmers Market Season 7
Open daily until 31 March 2024

Where: Education City
8 am to 9 pm
Open to the public, pet-friendly

Why you should go:  The Torba Farmers Market in Qatar stands out as the inaugural plastic-free market, renowned for its commitment to artisanal goods and advocacy for locally produced food. It acts as a vibrant hub where community members engage directly with local farmers and producers, fostering a lively exchange and promotion of locally sourced products.

Torba Farmers Market Season 7


Yoga and Sound Healing Retreat at Banana Island
Open daily until 31 March 2024

Where: Education City
9:30 am to 6 pm
Requires Online Registration.

Why you should go: Participate in a day-long getaway at Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara for yoga, meditation, and dining. This includes transportation, yoga by the beach, meditation sessions, lunch, access to the pool, and discounted spa services. Costs QAR 595 for an individual and QAR 1100 for a pair.

Yoga & Sound Healing Retreat on Banana Island


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