This March, Qatar is hosting a variety of events ranging from food festivals to exceptional art exhibitions, a defence conference, a Malayalam award show, and a variety of Ramadan events and activities.


After six months, Doha Expo 2023, the A1 International Horticultural exhibition will conclude this March. But before it ends, Doha Expo 2023 is hosting various exhibitions till 28 March, including the ‘Nation of Plants Exhibition’ at the Biodiversity Museum Pavilion and ‘The LifeHub’ on the future of medicine. It will also host the farmer’s market that celebrates Qatar’s produce, food, and artisanal crafts, as well as the Organic Farming Festival till 9 March, with a selection of premium, organic produce.

The Little Gardners Academy is hosting workshops on gardening at Education City Micro-Farm till 30 March.

Exhilarating fun

The highly anticipated ‘MotoGP Grand Prix of Qatar 2024’ will take place from 8 to 10 March at the Lusail International Circuit. Visitors can enjoy competitive motorcycle racing over the three-day tournament.

The Kite Beach Festival will be hosted on 8 March at Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas, with pool and beach accesses, F&B options, kite flying and construction, face painting, and balloon crafts.

Technology and conferences

‘DIMDEX 2024: Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference’ is taking place until 6 March at the Qatar National Convention Centre. The three-day conference anticipates fruitful discussions and deals by industry leaders in maritime and security industries with respect to defence technology.

The 20th anniversary of ‘Tasmeem: Under Construction’ ran till 5 March in several locations such as VCU Arts, M7 Msheireb, and Doha Expo 2023, which hosted workshops, expert talks, and panel discussions, with topics surrounding technology, arts, and design.

Food and Ramadan exclusives

The inaugural Pearl Food Festival took place at Porto Arabia, the Pearl Island. Meanwhile, the Shaaban and Ramadan Trade Fair is taking place till 15 March at Katara, where visitors can shop products for the holy month.

The 2nd Souq Waqif International Dates Exhibition also provided visitors a variety of dates options.

Old Doha Port will be hosting the Throwback Food Festival throughout the holy month of Ramadan where visitors can anticipate culinary delights daily from a broad range of cuisines. Souq Al Wakrah Hotel also has a lineup of Ramadan Activities at Al Wakrah Old Souq taking during Ramadan with activations for the whole family to enjoy.

Film and theatre

The 10th edition of ‘QUMRA’ is running now at the Museum of Islamic Art till March 6. Hosted by the Doha Film Institute, QUMRA 2024 offers film enthusiasts to engage in filmmaking master classes, and eight feature-length film screenings.

‘Mollywood Magic’ will be hosted on 7 March at Stadium 974. The award show will feature 86 stars from the Malayalam film industry for a night packed with entertainment.

‘Showtime! A Family Musical’ will be hosted from 6 to 8 March at Pre-University Education Theatre, Education City featuring several plays of childhood films, and West End and Broadway Musicals.

Art exhibitions

The ‘De/Constructed Meanings’ is running now till 10 March at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, which focuses the evolution of linguistic interpretations of writing devices on sand.

The Fire Station is hosting the exhibition ‘The Voyager is the Narrator’ till 20 April, focused on New York and Paris Residencies. Fire Station is also hosting ‘Electric Idyll’ exhibition by artist Pipilotti Rist, as her first exhibition in the Middle East. It features hypnotic-themed immersive artwork, and will run till 1 June.

M7 Msheireb is hosting exhibitions that explore Arab art, such as the ‘100/100 Best Arabic Posters – round 4’ and ‘Arab Design Now’, till 8 August and 5 August, respectively. The ‘Colors of the City: A Century of Architecture in Doha’ is on till 30 March, celebrating local architecture, particularly highlighting the influence of Art Deco, Classicism, and Modernism. The ‘Crafting Uzbekistan: Tradition in Threads’ exhibition is running till 30 March, displaying Uzbekistani textiles and arts. Additionally, the ‘Weaving Poems’ exhibition also running now, displaying and honouring women from Afghanistan and their carpet weaving work through art and poetry.

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