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Go on a breakfast & spa getaway, participate in a mountain biking championship, take the kids to a storytelling circle or ladies, go shopping for clothes, accessories or shoes – what’s on your agenda this weekend?

Festivals & Performing Arts
Souq Waqif Spring Festival
souqwaqifspringfestEnjoy parades, plays, music & entertainment by Arab stars, as well as circus performers, magicians, puppet shows and many other events and performances for kids and adults at this festival.
Where:

Souq Waqif

When:

January 24 to February 6

Price:

Free admission

Good for:

Everyone

Exhibitions
Selâm Mekân
Selâm_MEKÂNThis exhibition by Istanbul native Canan Dagdelen comprises comprehensive installations and two smaller wall objects. Go see this for the artist’s play on concepts such as space and time.
Where:

Katara Gallery, Building 2

When:

January 23 to February 22, 10am to 10pm

Good for:

Everyone

Fathi Hassan: The Depth of Hope

fathihassanEgyptian-Sudanese artist presents his latest exhibition at VCUQ Gallery. In his work, Hassan experiments with the written and spoken word while exploring the theme of ancient languages erased by colonial domination.

Where:

VCUQ Gallery

When:

Until February 27, 4pm

Price:

Free entrance

Contact:

4402 0555 or cmdoherty@qatar.vcu.edu

Good for:

Everyone

Andalusian Curtain – A Solo Show by Jehad Al-Ameri
andalusian curtain-animaView Jordanian artist Jehad Al-Ameri’s works on display in this exhibition.
Where:

Anima Gallery, 30 La Croisette, Porto Arabia, The Pearl

When:

Until February 1, 2014

Contact:

4002 7437 or email art@animagallerylounge.com

Good for:

Everyone

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
sheikh faisalRare 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

Events and Workshops
50% Sale at The Vanity Room
vanityroomThe Vanity Room is currently running a sale with 50% off on clothes, accessories, bags and lots more. Visit the store for some retail therapy this weekend.
Where:

The Vanity Room, The Pearl Qatar, Parcel 6, 7 La Croisette

Contact:

4495 3876

Good for:

Women

Maktaba Reading Circles at Katara Art Center
maktabaBring your kids to an afternoon of storytelling and crafts at this event with new stories, fun and creativity.
Where:

Katara Art Center, Building 5

When:

Sunday, January 25, 4pm to 5.30pm

Good for:

Kids aged 4 to 6 years

Sewing Textured Cushion
texturedcushionLearn to add different texture detail to your cushion. This is a great workshop for sewing enthusiasts at the beginner level.
Where:

Sewing Textured Cushion

When:

Thursday, January 23, 5.30pm to 8.30pm

Tickets:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/pre-reg-sewing-textured-cushion-tickets-10237732333

Price:

QR150

Contact:

3305 7907

Good for:

Everyone

Entrepreneurship in Economic Development
entrpreneurship conferenceLearn about the importance of fostering and promoting entrepreneurship in this conference which will attract officials, policy makers, major public and private institutions as well as business leaders, banks, financial institutions etc.
Where:

Qatar University

When:

January 24 & 25, 8am

Tickets:

http://www.interactivebusinessnetwork.info/entrepreneurship/images/registration-form.pdf

Price:

Free

Contact:

4487 7442

Good for:

Everyone

Qatar’s Strongest Man 2014
Qatar's strongest manWatch Qatar’s most powerful men compete in a series of strength, endurance and power events for the title of Qatar’s Strongest Man. Events include Giant Tire, Sand bags, Pulling Truck, Lift fixing cars, Lift weights etc.
Where:

Aspire Park, near Burgerry

When:

Friday, January 24, 2pm to 7pm

Price:

Free

Good for:

Everyone

Museums
Radiant: A Photographic Exploration of the MIA
radiantThe Museum of Islamic Art, in partnership with East Wing (an international platform for photography in Qatar), presents ‘Radiant’, a contemporary photographic exhibition featuring artworks by German artist Antje Hanebeck. The eleven handmade ‘photogravure’ prints on display are her photographic interpretations of the space and architecture of the iconic MIA building.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art Doha

When:

Until March 29

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 Friday

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

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.

R&R
New Year, New You – Detox Package at Remede Spa
remedespaStart the new year with a body scrub and wrap that will renew your body as you get rid of accumulated toxins. Enjoy a 30 minutes scrub and a 60-minute detoxifying body wrap.
Where:

Remede Spa, St. Regis Doha

When:

All January

Price:

QR800

Contact:

4446 0300 or remedespa.doha@stregis.com

Good for:

Adults, kids

Weekend Getaway in West Bay
westend-weekendgetawayFor a relaxing weekend, enjoy a breakfast for two at Crossroads Kitchen, access to City Center Mall, steam and saunas at Renaissance City Center Hotel Doha. Present your GCC residence permit.
Where:

Renaissance City Center Hotel Doha

When:

Any Thursday, Friday or Saturday until April 30, 2014

Price:

QR795

Contact:

4419 5666 or rhi.dohbr.reservation@renaissancehotels.com for reservations

Good for:

Families, couples

Nightlife
Jazz at Lincoln Center Qatar presents Omar Sosa Quartet
jazzalcLet Sosa’s energetic and original jazz performances fused with his native Afro-Cuban roots carry you away into an alternate realm. Dinner is also available at these performances from 7pm to 11.30pm.
Where:

Jazz at Lincoln Center Qatar, St. Regis Doha

When:

Until January 26, first set begins at 9pm

Price:

Entrance is free but there is a minimum spend of QR150 per person on weekdays or QR300 per person on weekends.

Contact:

4446 0105

Good for:

Everyone

Fitness & Sports
Round 3: Arabian Drag Racing League

dragracing-round3Watch cars battle it out at the Racing Zone. This exciting event will also include ADRL fanzones, VIP fanzones, car shows, kids go-kart, stunt show, family area and a majlis.

Where:

Qatar Racing Club

When:

January 23, 24, 3pm

Contact:

3392 9190 or info@qrczone.com

Good for:

Everyone, racing enthusiasts

The 17th Commercial Bank Masters
cbq mastersWatch professional golfing champions tee it off at the 17th CBQ Masters next week at the Doha Golf Club.
Where:

Doha Golf Club

When:

January 20 to 25, 6.30pm (Doors open 6pm)

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=2006

Price:

QR100 (One-day ticket), QR325 (season pass), free entry for kids below 15 years

Good for:

Everyone

Ultimate Mountain Biking Championship 2014
ultimatemtnbikingWatch five action-packed races over four months at a specially designed mountain biking track at Lusail.
Where:

All over Doha

When:

Friday, January 24, 7.15pm

Tickets:

At the door

Price:

QR350

Contact:

4411 9611, info@umbcqatar.com

Good for:

Everyone

Food
Cooking classes at Grand Hyatt Doha
isaancookingclassesLearn to cook delectable Thai food with Chef Wachira.
Where:

Grand Hyatt Doha

When:

Saturday, January 25, 5pm

Price:

QR250 (includes lunch)

Contact:

7021 8097

Good for:

Singles, couples

Ecuadorian Food Festival
ecuadorian food festFor 10 days, The Diplomatic Club will offer a buffet of delicious authentic Ecuadorian cuisine by chefs Andre Obiol and Juan Naranjo, come by and experience the flavours of a new cuisine.
Where:

The Diplomatic Club’s Pool Area

When:

January 21 to 31, 7pm to midnight

Price:

QR170 excluding beverages

Contact:

4484 7412 or f&b@dclub.com.qa

Good for:

Everyone

Moroccan Tajine Nights
moroccantajine-grand hyattSavour authentic Moroccan Tajine dishes during this special Moroccan Tajine Nights week at Grand Hyatt Doha.
Where:

Majlis, Grand Hyatt Doha

When:

Every Thursday night January 16 to 31, 6pm to midnight

Contact:

7798 2400

Good for:

Everyone

Barbecue Night Under the Stars at Coral
bbqnight-coralintercondohaA warm barbecue is a great end to a relaxing Friday. Coral’s Friday night barbecues will feature mouth-watering meat cuts, poultries and sausages cooked on live stations along with a sushi bar, an international and seafood buffet and entertainment by Tony Akkari.
Where:

Coral, InterContinental Doha

When:

Every Friday, 7pm to 11.30pm

Price:

QR195 per person

Contact:

4484 4919

Good for:

Everyone

La Vita e Bella – Italian Brunch at Rocca
roccaitalianbrunchFeast on Italian delicacies at this charming brunch at Rocca.
Where:

Rocca, Grand Hyatt Doha

When:

Every Friday, noon to 3.30pm

Price:

QR295 (including all you can drink Vino and Birra)

Contact:

7021 8096

Good for:

Everyone

Saturday Family Fun Day and Brunch
Come in and spend your Saturday afternoon with good unlimited food, fun and games for the kids at The Village.
Where:

Medi, The Village restaurant

When:

Every Saturday, 10am to 3pm

Price:

QR179 per person, QR95 (kids under 12 years)

Contact:

4444 4700 or 4444 6601

Good for:

Everyone

Friday Brunch at La Varenne
lavarennebunrchIf an afternoon of sumptuous French food is what you’re looking to indulge in, La Varenne is the place to come to on Friday afternoons. A menu that changes every week will feature salads, starters, rotisserie meats, main dishes, special country bread, and desserts.
Where:

La Varenne, Tornado Tower, 28th floor

When:

Every Friday, noon to 4pm

Price:

QR179 per person

Contact:

4496 0680

Good for:

Everyone

Market Jazz Brunch
marketbrunchEvery Friday, Market by Jean Georges features a spread of the most delicious food. Come and enjoy an afternoon of indulgence and relaxation in the calming atmosphere.
Where:

Market by Jean Georges, W Doha

When:

Every Friday, noon to 4pm

Price:

QR380 (including specialty drinks), QR290 (including soft drinks)

Contact:

4453 5135

Good for:

Everyone

Paella with Pepe
paellaSavour delicious Paella prepared by Chef Pepe while overlooking the sea in the relaxing interiors of The Living Room. Photo courtesy: Amara Photos
Where:

The Living Room, The Ritz-Carlton Doha

When:

Every Saturday, noon to 4pm

Contact:

4484 8000

Good for:

Everyone

Friday Brunch at Spice Market
spice mkt brunchEnjoy delicious South East Asian street food-style fare along with soothing music by the Doha Jazz band.
Where:

Spice Market, W Doha

When:

Every Friday, noon to 4pm

Price:

QR290 per person (includes selected beverages), QR380 per person (includes specialty beverages)

Contact:

4453 5135

Good for:

Everyone

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

Coming Up...
Football coaching by Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim (SFQ) Academy
SFSQ-footballclassesThis is a great opportunity for teenage boy to learn or improve their skill and technique in football. Sessions are organized to run every week and will include passing, dribbling, teamwork, shooting drills as well as mini-football games.
Where:

Al Jazi Village II, Al Gharaffa

When:

Every Tuesday, 5.45pm to 6.45pm

Price:

QR50 per class per term + QR100 registration fee for new SFQ Academy members

Contact:

4486 6293, 3317 9266, info@sportsacademy.com

Good for:

12-15 year-old boys

Italian Night at Coral
wednesday-italiannightcoralinterconChoose from your favourite antipasti, salads and desserts along with a pasta and pizza live cooking station, sushi bar and an international and seafood buffet.
Where:

Coral, InterContinental Doha

When:

Every Wednesday, 7.30pm onwards

Price:

QR225 per person

Contact:

4484 4919

Good for:

Everyone

Doha Festival for Music and Dialogue
dohafestDuring the Doha Festival for Music and Dialogue, film screenings, lectures and performance by the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra will be organized, led by Daniel Barenboim.
Where:

Katara Opera House

When:

Sunday, January 26, 8pm (doors open at 7pm)

Tickets:

http://tickets.virginmegastore.me/index.php?event_id=2037

Price:

QR75, QR100, QR150

Good for:

Everyone

Lava Ladies Night
lava ladies night-mondayMusic will be provided by Sam World and DJ Baz. Happy Hour is from 8pm to 10pm with a 50% discount on all food and drinks. There will also be unlimited free beverages for ladies from 10pm until late.
Where:

Lava, InterContinental Doha

When:

Every Monday

Price:

Entrance is free

Contact:

4484 4919

Good for:

Ladies and Couples only! This is strictly a 21+ event.

Re-load Tuesdays at Lava
reloadtuesdays-lavaWith music by DJ Shadi, Pyrokiss and X Wolf, enjoy a night out at the InterContinental Doha’s Lava with 50% off on beverages and food for all teachers and an open bar for cabin crew.
Where:

Lava, InterContinental Doha

When:

Every Tuesday, 8pm to 10pm

Price:

Entrance is free

Contact:

4484 4919

Good for:

Ladies, couple and mixed groups only. This is strictly a 21+ event.

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 nightChoose 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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