Welcome to Marhaba’s Weekend Guide!
It’s February! Still wondering where all those January weekends go? Everything is moving so fast that it seems keeping up and actually taking the time to take it all in requires more than just a weekend. Relax, slow down and let us provide you with just enough inspiration to plan your days.
These events and recommended activities are personally picked and chosen by our team, and guaranteed to be worth your time.
Where: THIS Theatre, Mesaimeer
Timings: 7 pm
Cost: QAR100 – QAR120
Why you should go: The Doha Players are bringing this award-winning musical to Qatar, about twins Mickey and Eddie, who were separated at birth and subsequently raised under very different circumstances. Recommended for audiences 12 years and older. Ticket information available here.
Doha Learning Days Festival 2023
Where: Msheireb Museums
Timings: 9 am to 11 pm
Cost: FREE and open to the public
Why you should go: The festival offers a rich selection of workshops and activities that aim to empower young people through a variety of skills focused on advocacy, arts, well-being, entrepreneurship, tech, science, and coding. Get more details here.
Visit Qatar GKA Freestyle Kite World Cup
Where: Fuwairit Kite Beach
Timings: 10 am to 4:30 pm
Entry: FREE and open to the public
Why you should go: This five-day watersport event is the season opener of the Qatar Airways GKA Kite World Tour, featuring some of the best kiteboard athletes in the world! For booking and enquiries, call 4030 1555 or send an email to [email protected]. Get more details here.
Katara International Arabian Horse Festival
Where: Katara Cultural Village
Timings: 3:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Why you should go: Into horses? Check out this Arabian horse festival in Katara and be part of the largest equestrian event in Qatar this season. This weekend’s featured programme, the Peninsula Horse Show, is one of the world’s highest-ranked shows and only the finest horses will be eligible to participate.
Please note that entry to the festival programmes should be booked prior to the event. Visit q-tickets for details.
Fridays at Doha Sports Park
Where: Doha Sports Park (Doha Golf Club)
Timings: 12 pm to 6 pm
Why you should go: Doha Sports Park is a unique multi-sports and activities venue situated within the idyllic setting of Doha Golf Club. Their Friday park event features activities for kids, barbeque and music! Children 16 years and younger enter for free. Book your tickets here.
QRS Winter Edition 2023 (Race 3)
Where: Al Bidda Park
Timings: 6:30 am
Cost: From QAR60
Why you should go: Here’s a good way to warm up this winter. Run solo or with your group of friends and family. The races will be run on accurately measured short courses with multiple laps. Get your tickets here.
Frank Sinatra and Friends
Where: Abdul Aziz Nasser Theatre
Timings: 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Cost: QAR100 – QAR300
Why you should go: In a toe-tapping evening celebrating Ol’ Blue Eyes and others from the big band and swing era, Tom Gaebel takes on Frank Sinatra’s greatest hits backed by special musical guests and the incredible Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra. Ticket information and more details are available here.
QRS Junior League 2023 (Race 4)
Where: Lusail Shooting Complex
Timings: 7 am
Why you should go: The race is open to kids as young as three years old! If you want to start your kids on sports, this is a good event to start. Classified into five categories with distances ranging from 800 metres to five kilometres, the race events will be run on accurately measured short courses with multiple laps.
Get more details here.
The Atelier and Craft: Embroidery Workshop
Where: M7, Msheireb Downtown Doha
Timings: 10 am to 1 pm
Why you should go: This workshop will teach your teenage kids embroidery techniques! Open to participants 13 to 16 years old. Follow this link for registration details.
Torba Farmers Market
Where: Oxygen Park, Education City
Timings: 8 am to 8 pm
Cost: FREE (but bring at least QAR200 for shopping)
Why you should go: Shop local, buy a plant that you’ve never grown before, taste some homemade food, and maybe even try a new ice cream flavour. Explore all the wonders of a traditional farmers market at Torba.
Please note that some of these events extend beyond the weekend. Visit the Marhaba Calendar for more interesting events around town.
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