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ExxonMobil Open, an exhibition of old photos, learn about Moroccan culture, music & more – what’s your plan?

New Year's Celebrations
New Years Eve Gala Dinner - A Night of Big Band Music
nyegala-marriottBring in the new year with a splendid New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner featuring a 6-piece ensemble which will play a tribute to Frank Sinatra and the Big Band era with a midnight dance and countdown by DJ Kinky D.
Where:

Doha Marriott

When:

December 31, 9pm to 2am

Tickets:

Available at the door

Price:

QR1000 (includes a 4-course set menu, party favours and a midnight toast)

Contact:

4429 8499

Good for:

Singles, Couples

Fadi Andraos New year's eve @Madison Piano Bar
fadi andraosWelcome the new year with dinner and entertainment by popular singer Fadi Andraos and DJs Rami Mrad and Chadi Axen at Madison Piano Bar.
Where:

Madison Piano Bar, La Cigale Doha

When:

December 31, 9.45pm

Tickets:

At the door; membership required

Price:

QR550 (includes dinner and 1 glass of Prosecco)

Contact:

4428 8665, 5518 8008

Good for:

Singles, Couples, Mixed groups

High on Heels at Crystal
w-highheelsEnjoy the exciting nightlife lineup of one of UK’s most sought-after female DJs Miss Kelly Marie along with DJ Waylon and DJ Lady Bex.
Where:

Crystal, W Doha

When:

December 31, 9pm to 3am

Price:

QR150 (ladies), QR250 (men)

Contact:

4453 5135

Good for:

Singles, couples, mixed groups

New Year’s Eve ‘Clock Strikes’ at Midnight
clockstrikes-pearl loungeEnjoy a splendid night out on New Year’s Eve, you can groove to the latest mixes by DJ Yaser.
Where:

Pearl Lounge, Doha Marriott

When:

December 31, 9pm

Tickets:

At the door

Price:

QR400 (ladies), QR800 (men)

Contact:

4429 8444

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event.

Others:

Dress code: Chic, smart, casual

Under the Stars
under the starsInterested in a stylish way of bringing in the new year? This event, produced by Coco Latte, will be headlined by a two-hour performance by British swing musician Matthew van Kan and his band, together with delicious food and beverages. The best-dressed couple also stands a chance to win a deluxe two-night weekend stay for two in Dubai.
Where:

Rocca, Grand Hyatt Doha

When:

December 31, 8.30pm to 2am

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1985

Price:

QR850

Contact:

7021 8096

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event.

Hed Kandi
hed kandiExperience an outrageous New Year’s Eve party with non-stop feel good music by Jared McCulloch, Andy Daniels, Hed Kandi big and others with room floor fillers and lots of fun.
Where:

Al Jawhara Ballrooms, InterContinental Doha The City

When:

December 31, 8pm

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1981

Price:

QR250

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event.

Pacha Ibiza goes Doha Club Seven
pacha ibizaIf you are interested in a vibrant atmosphere set by Pacha Ibiza at Club Seven featuring DJ Juan Diaz and resident DJ Roger Choueiry, pick this event for your New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Where:

Club Seven, La Cigale Doha

When:

December 31, Midnight

Tickets:

At the door

Contact:

4428 8665, 5518 8008

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event.

The House Party at Grand Hyatt
thehouse party grand hyattIf you don’t have any ideas about how you want to celebrate the arrival of the new year, then come to this party, which will involve a lot of fun and celebrations.
Where:

Grand Hyatt Doha

When:

December 31, Midnight

Tickets:

At the door

Price:

QR450 per person

Contact:

7021 8096

Good for:

Singles, couples, mixed groups

New Year’s Even Countdown at The Globe
globe-crowneplazaGood music, good food and good company are all you need to bring in the new year. Attend this event for just that.
Where:

Crowne Plaza Doha – The Business Park

When:

December 31, 7pm

Tickets:

At the door

Price:

QR100 (men), free entry for ladies before midnight

Contact:

5516 2293

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event.

Midnight in Manhattan
midnight in manhattanCelebrate New Year’s Eve in old Manhattan style with a full menu with New York classics while sipping at exquisite cocktails and listening to the talented Rat Pack artist Luke Britton.
Where:

The Anvil Rooms, 28th floor, Tornado Tower, West Bay

When:

December 31, 7.30pm

Price:

QR800 per person

Contact:

4499 0865 for reservations or reservations@theanvilrooms.qa

Good for:

Everyone

The Great Gatsby – A Roaring ‘20s Celebration
w-greatgatsbydinnerCome dressed in your best 1920s outfit for an evening of glamour and fun. A 14-piece celebrity band from Atlanta, Georgia will play exciting tunes from the 20s era, a golden and memorable era.
Where:

The Great Room, W Doha

When:

December 31, 8pm

Tickets:

At the door

Price:

QR990 (includes unlimited beverages)

Contact:

4453 5135

Good for:

Singles, couples, mixed groups

Others:

Dress code: A 1920’s fancy dress party; wear your best dress, pearls and hats

New Year’s Eve at La Varenne
nye-la varenneBefore the new year rushes in, enjoy a delicious candlelit dinner with black & white films and a celebratory French dinner and beverages.
Where:

New Year’s Eve at La Varenne

When:

December 31, 7pm

Price:

QR500 per person

Contact:

4499 0680, reservations@lavarenne.qa

Good for:

Everyone

Bollywood Masquerade New Year’s Eve 2014
bollywood-940x505While most New Year’s Eve celebrations in the city cater to adults, this is one you can take your kids and family to. Enjoy a night out by the beautiful beach at Mesaieed and the sea. Music, good food and lots of fun are guaranteed to entertain both adults and kids.
Where:

Sealine Beach Resort, Mesaieed

When:

December 31, 8pm to 2am

Price:

QR100, QR150 (until the 31st) and QR250 (at the door), VIP, VVIP and VVVIP seating are also available

Contact:

7066 6744

Good for:

Everyone

Others:

Dress code: Men – Stylish & black, Ladies – Dress in red

Arab Idol Stars: Mohammed Assaf & Farah Yousef
arab idolUsher in the new year with the entertaining performances of Arab Idol stars Mohammed Assaf and Farah Youssef.
Where:

Arab Idol Stars: Mohammed Assaf & Farah Yousef

When:

December 31, 10pm

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1965

Price:

QR600, QR800, QR1000, QR1200

Contact:

4428 8888

Good for:

Everyone

Countdown NYE Bash at Gokulam Park
Gokulam-park-DohaLet your hair down at Gokulam Park’s New Year’s Eve event with music powered by DJ Ansh and DJ Ravish.
Where:

Gokulam Park Hotel

When:

December 31

Price:

Advance purchase - QR500 (couples), QR200 (ladies); at the door – QR600 (couples), QR250 (ladies), QR400 (stag)

Contact:

4470 8822/33/55

Good for:

This is strictly a 21+ event.

Festivals & Performing Arts
Moroccan Handicraft Week
moroccan handicraft weekDiscover and learn about the Maghreb’s rich culture. Craftsmen and artists will present their calligraphy, singing, folklore and more at this fascinating event.
Where:

Building 3, Katara

When:

December 26, 2013 to January 5, 2014, 2pm to 11.30pm

Good for:

Everyone

Nigel Kennedy in Concert
Watch British violinist Nigel Kennedy perform live in Katara’s beautiful Opera House.
Where:

Katara Opera House

When:

Friday, December 27, 7.30pm (doors open 7.10pm)

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=1990

Price:

QR200, QR250, QR300

Good for:

Everyone

Exhibitions
Qatar My Country
qmcThis unique exhibition gives you a chance to view rare photos of Qatar between the 1950s and the 1990s and its growth since then.
Where:

The Gate Mall

When:

Until January 12, 2014, 10am to 10pm

Good for:

Everyone

Damien Hirst: Relics
damien hirstView the largest retrospective of Damien Hirst’s work so far, including the famous shark in the tank, the diamond-encrusted skull and the spot and spin paintings. Read some cool facts about Hirst and his work in this piece by JustHere.
Where:

Al Riwaq Exhibition Hall

When:

Until January 30, 2014; Monday – Thursday, Saturday & Sunday: 9am to 8pm; Fridays: 2pm to 8pm; Closed on Tuesdays

Price:

Free

Contact:

4452 5555

Good for:

Everyone who’d like to view really cool stuff

Omar Khalifa: “Infinite”
omar khalifaAs part of the Qatar-UK Year of Culture 2013, artist Omar Khalifa is presenting a photographic installation project at the Katara, which examines the ‘nature of being’. The inspiration for and purpose of this work comes from the artist’s interest in identity, cosmopolitanism and multiculturalism.
Where:

Katara

When:

Until end of December 2013; 10am to 10pm

Price:

Free

Good for:

Everyone

The Moving Postcards Project
katara art centerThe Moving Postcards Project captures changing life in Doha through a series of micro video-loops. On the opening night, project leader Simone Muscolino will explain guests the concept of this interactive project, so be sure to grab a seat.
Where:

Katara Art Centre, Building 5

When:

Until January 11, 2014

Contact:

info@kataraartcenter.com

Good for:

Everyone

‘Our Qatar’ Photography Exhibition
Qatar photograpghyThis is a Community Photography Installation project coordinated by Katara Art Studios, which invites all members of the Qatar community to contribute a photo about the way they feel about Qatar and their life in the country to Katara for the purpose of this exhibition. The exhibition will accept photos until its last day, January 18, 2014.
Where:

Katara Gallery 2, Building 18

When:

December 12, 2013 – January 18, 2014

Contact:

44080233/44080235

Good for:

Everyone

Others:

For information on how to participate, refer to guidelines in the link above.

Max Eastley Exhibition
maxeastleyMax Eastley, a renowned British sculptor, artist and musician, will present an exhibition and performance of his new work at Katara. He builds his poetic installations from materials and objects found in Doha as well as from the UK. Doha-based artists can also engage and interact with him through a workshop he will organize.
Where:

Katara Art Centre, Building 5

When:

Until January 25, 2014

Good for:

Everyone

Sheikh Abdullah Bin Jassim: A Leader’s Legacy
Rare artifacts, historic photographs, and original films included in the ‘Sheikh Abdullah Bin Jassim: A Leader’s Legacy’ exhibition will showcase the advent of Qatar’s oil industry, the development of public infrastructure – including educational institutions and hospitals – and the transformation of Doha.
Where:

QMA Gallery, Katara

When:

Until January 30, 2014

Good for:

Everyone

Museums
Steel and Gold – Historic Swords exhibition
steel and goldSee some of the finest swords dating from the 9th to the 20th centuries at the ‘Steel and Gold Historic Swords’ exhibition at the Museum of Islamic Arts.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Arts

When:

Until December 14, 2013

Price:

Free entry

Good for:

Everyone

Adel Abdessemed: L’âge d’or
Adel-Abdessemed-age-orAlgerian artist Adel Abdessemed is presenting a new exhibition titled ‘L’âge d’or’ which comprises many of his recent works including drawings, paintings, sculptures and videos. Many of these have been created especially for this exhibition. Abdessemed is known for his use of various materials, and he usually employs them in provocative ways – camel bones, gold, salt, brass, gum and terracotta. Visit Mathaf for a unique experience.
Where:

Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Ground floor and Atrium

When:

Until January 5, 2014

Good for:

Everyone

Family Friday Tours
Enjoy a tour of the Museum of Islamic Art with expert guides of the museum’s permanent collection. There are two tours for pre-teens (Epic Tales at 5pm) and younger children (Animals Tour at 3pm).
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art

When:

Every Fridays

Price:

Free

Good for:

Everyone, especially families

Family Walk-In Gallery Tours
Join the MIA’s guides on a tour of the museum. Tours are offered in both English and Arabic.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art

When:

Thursdays and Saturdays, 2pm

Price:

Free

Good for:

Everyone

Health, Fitness & Sports
Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2014
exxon mobilWatch some of the world’s top tennis players such as Nadal, Ferrer, Gasquet and others in action this season in Qatar at the ExxonMobil Open 2014.
Where:

Qatar Tennis & Squash Complex

When:

December 30, 2013 to January 4, 2014

Tickets:

At the ticket outlets at Qatar Tennis & Squash Complex and City Center, Landmark, Lagoona and Villaggio malls

Price:

Between QR25 and QR500

Contact:

4440 9666

Good for:

Everyone

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Nightlife
Jazz at Lincoln Center Qatar presents Cyrille Aimee
jalc-cyrilleaimeeCyrille Aimee brings her fun hybrid gypsy, jazz and Brazilian style to JALC in Doha. Don’t miss this if you like listening to different kinds of music. A full dinner menu will also be available from 7pm to 11.30pm.
Where:

Jazz at Lincoln Center Qatar, St. Regis Doha

When:

Until January 4, 2014, first set begins at 9pm

Contact:

4446 0105

Good for:

Everyone

Food
Primi, Pizze e Vino
laspiga_primipizzevinonightLa vita is always dolce in the company of all-you-can-eat pasta, pizza and selected wines. Enjoy soul food from La Spiga’s Italian kitchens every Friday at W Doha.
Where:

La Spiga by Paper Moon, W Doha

When:

Every Friday, 12 noon to 4pm

Price:

QR150 per person with a 20% discount on selected vinos

Contact:

44535135

Good for:

Everyone

Thursday Barbecue Under the Stars
Barbeque under the starsEnjoy a warm barbecued meal every Thursday at The Ritz Carlton Doha’s The Lagoon restaurant.
Where:

The Lagoon, The Ritz Carlton Doha

When:

Every Thursday

Price:

QR240 per person

Contact:

44848512 or rc.dohrz.leads@ritzcarlton.com

Good for:

Everyone

Films
Al Cinema
al-cinema-wkd-radarLooking for a reliable, well-updated source for cinema listings in Qatar? Visit the Al Cinema website or download Android or iPhone mobile applications.
Coming Up...
All you can eat Sushi and Sashimi
tuesdaymarriott-sushisashimiEnjoy delicious sushi and sashimi prepared by chefs at Asia Live every Tuesday.
Where:

Asia Live, Doha Marriott

When:

Tuesdays, 6.30pm to 11.30pm

Price:

QR165 per person with free mocktails

Contact:

4429 8499 for reservations

Good for:

Everyone

Market Burger Night
burger nightsChoose your favourite burger, one side dish and a delicious sundae from the selection. All of this for QR110 per person.
Where:

Market by Jean Georges, W Doha

When:

Every Sunday, 6pm to 11pm

Price:

QR110 per person

Contact:

4453 5135 for reservations

Good for:

Everyone

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