Things To Do This Weekend In Qatar (June 20-22, 2024)

(MENAFN- The Peninsula) Anisha Bijukumar | The Peninsula

Summer is here and all the events have been moved indoors! The very few outdoor activities are scheduled to take place before sunrise or after sunset. There is art, music, games, and other cultural events happening in and around Doha.

Take your pick from this list and have a fun weekend with your friends and family. Happy Weekend everyone!

Eid Festivities at Old Doha port

Until June 22, 2024
5:30pm to 10:30pm
Old Doha Port

Be part of the Eid celebrations that are continuing until this weekend at the Mina district. The venue also includes various kids games booths that will help you create some cherished moments with your family.

Eid Malhar 2.0

June 20, 2024
7:30pm onwards
Al Arabi Stadium

Multiple talents from the South Indian Film Industry will come together for this cultural event. The event will feature the 'ALMARAM' band for the first time in Qatar along with Jassie Gift, a well-known cinematic music composer and playback singer, South Indian leading actresses like Bhavana, Shamna Kassim. Mesmerizing dance performances choreographed by three times Kerala State Film Award winner Prasanna Sujith along with his team will also be part of this event.

While no tickets are needed for children below 5years of age, tickets priced at QR50, QR100, QR150, QR500 and QR1000 can be purchased on Qtickets.

Yoga for Self and Society

June 21, 2024
6pm to 8:30pm
Asian Town Cricket Stadium

Celebrating the UN International Day of Yoga, a 40-minute practice of a few yoga exercises along with yoga competitions and quiz will be held at the Asian Town Cricket Stadium.

Locals are invited to join the open for all event organised by Indian Embassy. The organisers stated that the preferred dress code is black trousers and white t-shirt, while participants are requested to bring their own yoga mats. Click here to register

Dragon boat event

June 21, 2024
Begins at 4am
Katara Beach Qatar

Witness a group of paddlers come together to win the 6th Solidarity Cup Dragon Boat Event at Katara. While its too late to participate, head to the venue to cheer the competing teams for the event organised by Masterpiece Dragonboat Team.

Symphonies of Resilience Celebrating World Refugee Day

June 20, 2024
6:30pm onwards
Qatar National Library

UNHCR, in collaboration with The Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, presents a special music performance in commemoration of 2024 World Refugee Day, featuring a captivating evening of extraordinary music from different countries.

The free event is open for all though organisers stressed that those below 6years of age will not be permitted into the venue.

Bernstein's Westside Story

June 22, 2024
7:30pm onwards
Qatar National Convention Centre, Auditorium 3

Experience an evening of exquisite music with the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Hossein Pishkar and featuring the philharmonic's own brilliant violinist Lionel Schmit. Prepare to be enchanted by Maurice Ravel's captivating Rapsodie Espagnole and the mesmerising Tzigane- Rapsodie De Concert. Then, let yourself be transported by Camille Saint-Saëns' evocative Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A Minor. Finally, immerse yourself in the vibrant rhythms of Leonard Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from“West Side Story”.

Tickets priced at QR150 and QR175 can be purchased on Q-tickets.

Under The Sea Show!

On until June 22, 2024
10am – 10pm
Mall of Qatar, the Oasis Stage

This is the last weekend to embark on an exciting expedition at the "Under the Sea" show in Mall of Qatar! Follow a courageous group of fish as they thwart the plans of Miss Purple Octopus to seize their hidden treasure.

Witness an immersive journey through vibrant underwater landscapes filled with shells, corals, and heartwarming friendships.

Will the fish succeed in their quest, or will the treasure remain lost forever? Join for an unforgettable adventure to find out!

Neighbours of the Sea exhibition

Until August 17, 2024
9am – 7pm
Gallery 4, Doha Fire Station

The exhibition celebrates the brilliance of two Qatari pioneer artists, Wafika Sultan Al-Essa and Hassan Al-Mulla!

Featuring over 30 captivating paintings, including pieces crafted during their residency at the Fire Station Ruwad in Residence programme (2021-2023), this exhibition offers a glimpse into the unique perspectives of these talented individuals.

"Neighbours of the Sea" serves as a convergence point for the artists, despite their distinct methods of expression and artistic styles.

Here, the local environment and culture serve as both a meeting ground and a shared wellspring of inspiration for Al-Essa and Al-Mulla.

Don't miss this opportunity to immerse yourself in their creative journey and experience the beauty of their artistic vision!

For more information, click here !

Etheralscape Exhibition at Doha Fire Station

Until August 17, 2024
9am – 7pm
Gallery 3, Doha Fire Station

Experience Dr. Alkhuzama Alharami & Guillaume Rouseré' immersive installation“Etheralscape”!

The collaborative work explores the interaction between nature and the modern society through merging sound and visuals creating a peaceful and pure escape.

Dr. Alkhuzama Alharami is an Artificial Intelligence artist with a PHD in computer engineering. She is a current artist in residence at the Fire Station (2023-2024).

Guillaume Rouseré is a French sound artist based in Qatar. He was an artist in residence (2018-2019) and an alumni in residence (2021) at the Fire Station.

Atlantis - The Immersive Odyssey

Until July 9
On Thursdays 10am – 11pm, On Fridays 2pm – 11pm, From Saturday to Wednesday 10am – 10pm
Msheireb Galleria

Dive into a submerged world beneath the ocean at the lost mythical Atlantis - The Immersive Odyssey exhibition, now open at Msheireb Galleria.

Spanning over 1,000 square meters and featuring cutting-edge VR technology, this exhibition offers an unforgettable journey into the enchanting realm of the underwater world.

Whether you're exploring with family, friends, or solo, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Ticket prices are available in three categories, starting from QR128.

Secure your tickets online or purchase them at the venue's counter and prepare to be transported to a magical underwater realm unlike any other!

Fashioning an Empire: Textiles from Safavid Iran

Until June 22, 2024
On till 7pm
Museum of Islamic Art, Off Al Corniche Street.

This exhibition focuses on the importance of silk during the Safavid period (1501–1736 CE) in Iran.

Silk, known for its luxurious feel and intricate production process, played a crucial role in Iran's economy during this time.

Under the rule of Shah 'Abbas I the Great, silk became a state-controlled industry, boosting both domestic demand and international trade.

This period marked a time of political strength and cultural flourishing in Iran.

The exhibition, in collaboration with the National Museum of Asian Art in Washington, DC, explores the development of the silk industry and showcases Isfahan as the center of Safavid influence.

It concludes with contemporary works by Qatar-based designers inspired by Safavid textiles, demonstrating the lasting impact of this historical period on modern creativity.

For tickets click here !


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