(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Food, shopping, circus, music, marathon... There is a long list of events happening in Doha this weekend. Though the weather department has predicted a dip in the temperatures, grab those warm clothes in the closet and head out with your loved ones to have a wonderful time. Shop Qatar Events
This is the first weekend of Qatar's major shopping festival Shop Qatar on until February 7 and Qatar tourism body is leaving no stones unturned. There will be 10 food outlets on Corniche open from 4:30 to 10:30pm until Saturday near Orry the Oryx Statue. Families can enjoy the fireworks while fill their tummy with food from food trucks and kiosks that will offer both gourmet food and local dishes.
Lively entertainment is in store for Corniche visitors including music parades, stilt walkers, illusionists, Arda dance, among others. Siraj screenings are scheduled to run for half an hour starting 6.30pm, 7.30pm, 8.30pm and 9.30pm, while firework displays will light up the skies at 8pm every day.
The festival's retail partners Mall of Qatar, Ezdan Mall, Hyatt Plaza, Al Khor Mall, Lagoona Mall, Gulf Mall, Landmark, Dar Al Salam Mall, The Gate and The Pearl-Qatar all have various weekend shows lined up for the visitors.
Shreya Ghoshal Live in Qatar
Indian playback singer Shreya Ghoshal will be in Doha to take you on a musical journey on January 13 at Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena. Accompanied by her group of 13 musicians, the event promises to be a night of soulful melody and music.
Where: Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena, Doha
When: January 13, 6pm
Tickets: Bronze tickets and Box Stand tickets are sold out, while tickets priced at QR 75, 150, 250, 500 and 1000 are still available. Click here to buy the tickets
Storytime at Mathaf
Maktaba Children's Library will be organising an English and Arabic session on exploring and learning art through storytelling and storytelling through art. This session organised for children between 4 and 9 will be based on Dia al-Azzawi: A Rtrospective through reading, artwork analysis, and playful in-gallery activities.
Where: Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art in Education City
When: January 14, 11am-1pm
Registration: Registration is a must, click here to register
4th GCC Bike and Car Show
The Fourth edition of GCC Bike and Car Show will be held at Katara Cultural Village starting today. Apart from amazing bikes and cars, there will be games and other activities for families.
Where: Katara Cultural Village
When: January 12-January 14
Cultural Village at Katara will host the Computer Exhibition 2 by Abdulrahman Al Snaidi. The exhibition showcases the history of computers, starting from its evolution to the various development over the years. Visitors can get their hands on models of computer devices from early ages.
Where: Building 19, Katara
When: On till January 25, 2017
Details: Click here for more info
Al Dana Green Run
Doha Bank hosts the 12th edition of Al Dana Green Run with a bigger and better line-up of race categories on January 14 at Aspire Zone. The annual run covering a 3-km circuit around Khalifa Stadium will see children and elders from around Qatar put their running shoes for a cleener, greener tomorrow.
Where: Aspire Zone
When: January 14, race begins at 1pm
Registration: Free; To register and for details on fitness test before the race, click here.
The fifth edition of the Ooredoo Marathon will begin at the Museum of Islamic Art from 6:30 am. Though the registration for the race is closed, you can head out to the Corniche Walkway between Sheraton and MIA to view the race and encourage the runners. You could also get an unobstructed view of the race from the many checkpoints lined near Corniche. Meanwhile visitors can park their car at the Souq Waqif underground parking.
For the safety of the runners, the Corniche road will be closed once the race starts till 11:30 am.