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An astronomy book fair at Katara, a ladies retreat at Sealine, sunset kayaking at Al Thakira, iftar at Jones the Grocer or an Andalusi ceramic exhibition at MIA: What’s keeping you busy this weekend?

Events
Space Ship
space-ship-631x700Don’t miss out on an opportunity to experience what it is like to be in outer space. Head out to Katara this weekend!
Where:

Katara Esplanade, Katara Cultural Village

When:

Until 31 July; 8pm-12am

Good for:

Everyone

Astronomy Book Fair
Katara will be hosting a book fair dedicated to astronomy. Those interested in sci-fi novels and space related concepts should not miss out on this event! A selection of books for adults and children will be available about planets, scientific discoveries and the Universe.
Where:

Building 22, Katara Cultural Village

When:

Until 31 July; 9am-3pm and 7pm-12am

Good for:

Everyone

Ramadan Wall
Ramadan WallThe Ramadan wall is an interactive concept that allows visitors to create wall art by writing their messages and drawing on the wall. A great opportunity for visitors to express their thoughts and emotions during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Where:

Katara Cultural Village, Katara Mosque

When:

3-31 July, 9am-12am

Good for:

Everyone

Richard Serra Generation Project Exhibition
The W hotel is showcasing a few art pieces inspired by Richard Serra’s work. The exhibition includes the photos of Mohammed Al-Dosari,Haya Al Thani, Adbulaziz Al Ajail, and Ameera Fareed along with the sculptures of Khalifa Kuwari and Abdul Azziz Youssef.
Where:

W Hotel lobby

When:

July 3rd – 17thst 2014, 9pm-12am

Contact:

Free

Good for:

Everyone

Find Your Treasure Competition
treasure-748x700Every Thursday and Friday evening after Taraweeh prayers during Ramadan, Katara will be organising a Treasure competition at the Cultural Village. The treasure will be hidden in one of the 10 boxes that will be placed in certain locations. Follow the map http://www.katara.net/english/files/2014/06/Find-your-Treasure-Map_Web.pdf, and find the treasure! Get to the kiosk in front of building 15 with your treasure box to find out if you’re the lucky winner of QR5,000.
Where:

Katara Cultural Village

When:

3-31 July, 9am-11pm

Good for:

Everyone

Katara Stars
katara starsA photography opportunity to take pictures of your friends, family or even a selfie. Katara will be putting up all the pictures on a wall as one big mural to spread some joy and artistic talent. You can share the photos in three differenent ways: Instagram using the hashtag #katarastars, email katara.stars@wallpeople.org or print and submit your photos at Katara from 9pm-12am. Some rules to participate can be viewed at: https://www.facebook.com/events/504902089643070/?fref=ts
Where:

Katara Cultural Center, Building 16 & 18

When:

Until 31 July, 9pm-12am

Price:

Free

Katara’s Third Holy Quran Memorisation Course
QuranAs part of its Ramadan Festival for this year, Katara is launching the Third Holy Quran Memorization Course for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 12 years old.
Where:

Katara mosque for boys, Golden mosque for girls

When:

Until 17 July, 10am-11am

Price:

Free

Good for:

Children (aged 8-12 years)

‘Guess Who, Guess What’ Ramadan Instagram Competition
QF- InstagramDuring the Holy Month of Ramadan, QF’s ‘Guess Who, Guess What’ competition will celebrate the Foundation’s role in supporting and developing Arab and Islamic innovation. The competition will be hosted daily for the first three weeks of Ramadan on the QF Instagram page. QF’s followers will be asked about famous Islamic scholars and inventors. To answer, participants must leave a comment using the Instagram handle @qatarfoundation. Answers can be given in English or Arabic. The first five followers to comment with the right answer will be declared winners for that day. The full details of the competitor can be viewed at http://www.qf.org.qa/news/ramadan-instagram-competition.
Where:

Online

When:

Until 19 July

Good for:

Everyone

Workshops
Our Planets Workshop
our planets workshopKatara Art Studios will be holding a family workshop about astronomy where children will be taught to work with various materials to create their impression of outer space. This event aims to educate kids with fun and play.
Where:

Katara Cultural Village, Building 19

When:

4-26 July, 8pm-12am

Good for:

Kids

Family Workshop
Family workshopThe aim of the family workshop will be to merge the world of space and science with children’s imagination. Children will be encouraged to learn about the discoveries of outer space through drawings while also developing their artistic skills. Each child will be allowed to participate with one member of his or her family.
Where:

Katara Cultural Village, Building 13

When:

3-31 July, 8pm-12am

Price:

Free Entry

Good for:

Everyone, especially kids

 

Exhibitions
The Quran and Astronomy Exhibition
The Quran and Astronomy ExhibitionThis exhibition will shed light on the Quranic verses and the miracles of the Quran as well as the creation of the Universe, planets, sky and everything related to the cosmos. The visitors will learn about the scientific precision in describing the Universe in the Quran and the scientific facts proven by modern science.
Where:

Katara Cultural Village, Building 19

When:

3-31 July, 9am-3pm, 7pm-12am

Price:

Free entry

Good for:

Everyone

The Astrolabe Exhibition
The Astrolabe ExhibiitonThe Astrolabe Exhibition will feature various ancient tools innovated by Muslims in the past and used in their studies of the stars and their locations in order to draw land and marine routes.
Where:

Katara Cultural Village, Building 19

When:

3-31 July, 9am-3pm, 7pm-12am

Price:

Free Entry

Good for:

Everyone

Solar System Exhibition
soalr systemThis exhibition will offer visitors the chance to explore our solar system in an innovative presentation where sizes and locations of various planets will appear to be real.
Where:

Katara Cultural Village, Building 18

When:

3-31 July, 9am-3pm, 7pm-12am

Price:

Free Entry

Good for:

Everyone

Map of the cosmos
map of the cosmosIn this exhibition, visitors will be offered the opportunity to learn about the foundation of the Universe and the discovery of various galaxies through a map of the cosmos.
Where:

Katara Cultural Village, Building 18

When:

3-31 July, 9am-3pm, 7pm-12am

Price:

Free Entry

Good for:

Everyone

Galaxies Exhibition
Galaxies exhibitionThe exhibition will take the audience on an unforgettable galactic journey and will give them the opportunity to witness the beauty of the vast Universe created by Allah and experience the feeling of being in space.
Where:

Katara Cultural Village, Building 22

When:

3-31 July, 9am-3pm, 7pm-12am

Price:

Free Entry

Good for:

Everyone

Museums
Ceramics of al-Andalus
andalus exhibitionFocusing on rare and beautiful ceramics from Spain, the objects on display exemplify the blending of Muslim and Christian artistic motifs. Through the display of Andalusi ceramics, we highlight our philosophy of collecting and conserving key objects in the history of Islamic art to show why and how a museum collection is developed.
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art

When:

Until August 30, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday:
11-3pm; Wednesdays and Fridays: 11-3pm and 8pm-midnight. The museum is closed on Mondays

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

 

Sports & Outdoors
2 day Ramadan Retreat: Relax, Recharge & Grow
1796055_698817496823003_3550013770456449495_oHere’s a great chance to know yourself better. How Women Work is organising a Ramadan retreat for ladies only.  There will be great food, good company, fitness workouts and much more.
Where:

Sealine Beach Resort

When:

17-19 July, 4pm

Contact:

info@hwwqatar.com

Good for:

Ladies only

Sunset Kayaking at Al Thakira
1389039116144_HRHTYEU9RMEPCPJW4YPENTRJNTNK6KA4_1000_666Leave the hustle bustle of Doha behind, and get up close and personal with nature. Entalek is organising a kayaking trip to Al Thakira Nature Reserve, one of the quietest areas you would find.
Where:

Al Thakira Nature reserve

When:

18 & 19 July

Price:

18 July – QR175 (30% off); 19 July – QR150 (25% off)

Contact:

30233207

Good for:

Everyone

Turtle hatching
featIt’s the turtle hatching season this month, and if you want to get up. Close and personal with nature, head out to the Fuwairit beach. The hatchlings will be emerging throughout this month. But check the Facebook group for which days are the best.
Where:

Fuwairit beach

When:

Certain days in this month

Tickets:

Free

Contact:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1460198010884608/

Good for:

Everyone

Boat trip under the stars
Boat tripExperience a historical journey that brings back the joy of the old ways of travel when men of the Arab world would sail into vast open seas while only using the stars for navigation. Participants will be led by professional sailors and researchers. Trips will be held on 5, 6, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 July.
Where:

Katara Beach

When:

Until 26 July, 10pm-12am

Good for:

Everyone

Aspire Lake Community Kayaking
kayakingWant to try your hand in kayaking? Entalek is organising an introductory kayaking course covering basic paddle skills. Instructors who will teach you how to be safe on the water and how to maneuver your craft.
Where:

Aspire Lake

When:

10am-3pm

Tickets:

To register, click here: http://www.aspirezone.qa/events/AspireKayaking/registration.aspx?SportId=1

Price:

Free

Good for:

Participants aged 14 years and above

Doha Dragon Boat Racing
doha dragonsSport activities seem to be picking up in Qatar so don’t miss out on these water sports this summmer in Qatar. Enroll in the classes and indulge in a fun-filled experience
Where:

Museum of Islamic Art Park

When:

Land training is on Monday at 6.45pm and Water training is on Sunday and Tuesday (5:30 pm) and Friday and Saturday (8pm)

Tickets:

Email dohadragons@gmail.com or call Jeff at 7044 3823 if you want to attend the sessions.

Good for:

Everyone

 

Food
Iftar & Suhoor
ritzDuring the Holy Month of Ramadan, many hotels in Doha will be featuring special Ramadan tents. The tents are open to public, where one can indulge in a lavish traditional Iftar buffet or soak in the scents of shisa during suhoor. Prices vary for each hotel.
Where:

All hotels in Qatar

When:

Until the last day of Ramadan

Good for:

Everyone

Iftar set menu at Jones The Grocer
Screen Shot 2014-07-15 at 1.09.34 PMJones the Grocer has introduced three set menus for guests to enjoy. Each menu is priced at QR110 and serves three courses that are ideal for sharing among family and friends for Iftar. From stewed lamb liver Arabic style, to lamb Kabsa or shish tawouk plate, it’s hard to choose!
Where:

Jones the Grocer

When:

Till the last day of Ramadan

Price:

QR110 per order

Contact:

44077175

Good for:

Everyone

Late breakfast at W
W cafeBreakfast lasts upto 12noon at W Cafe on weekends, so don’t worry about sleeping in on a Friday morning. You won’t be late for breakfast!
Where:

W Café, W Doha Hotel & Residences

When:

Every Friday & Saturday

Contact:

44535383 for reservations

Good for:

Everyone

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