6 things to do this weekend in Qatar till July 14, 2018
Summer Entertainment City
Summer Entertainment city is the largest indoor festival in Qatar. With over 75 rides and games, such as the largest bouncy castle, virtual reality area with more than 15 games or the Football Fan zone. The food court has over 40 outlets and more than 140 stores to explore.
The entry fee is QR15 and the price for the tickets are QR150 (The Gold Pass) and QR699 (The Season Pass), can be purchased online and at the venue.
Where: Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre
When: Until August 5 (2pm – 11pm)
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Candy Land at Doha Festival City
Doha Festival City is hosting an event for children titled CandyLand, activities include donut decorations, clay pot painting and other crafts activities. Candyland World’ and will also witness the launch of its new Kids Club. Children sign up for their own membership benefits and obtain their own Kids Club card and a special backpack with Kids Club gifts.
Candyland will inculde an interactive sweet room, and a Gingerbread Playhouse, containing giant ice lollies, candy canes and other sugary delights. With pools filled with sprinkles and marshmallows, visitors with a sweet tooth will be in their very own dreamland.
Ages 4 -12 can take part in the CandyLand activities. Kids Club will be launches on July 12.
Where: Doha Festival City
When: July 12 (3pm – 9pm) – 28 (4pm – 8pm)
To register visit Doha Festival City Cutsomer Service desk located at Centre Court, First Floor.
Qatar Fan Zone for Russia World Cup
As the World Cup fever grips fans world over, Qatar, the next venue for the biggest sporting event, is providing a unique public experience for the residents this year.
Fan zones have been set up at different places across the city to screen live matches along with various football-related activities. These fan zones are at Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena, Katara, Hamad International Airport and Khalifa International Stadium. Apart from having large screens, there will be other live entertainment activities, delicious food and other football-related events happening too.
Qatar has pulled out all stops to ensure that the residents do not miss out on any of the action happening at the Russia World Cup.
Splash and Dash activity at Aspire Zone
Aspire Zone Foundation is launching Splash and Dash event to keep everyone busy in summer. The purpose of the event is to entertain the public during the summer vacations with fun filled activities such as swimming and running.
The event will be held two days per week (Monday & Wednesday). The registration fee for a day is QR35 and full package for a month is QR420. Only 60 people can attend per day.
Where: Aspire Dome
When: July 9 – August 29 (7pm – 9pm)
To register, click here
Bouthayna Al-Muftah: Echoes
The project titled Bouthayna Al Muftah: Echoes is an exploration of her ongoing research about the recollection of memories, and a reflection on the rapid social and cultural changes that have taken place in Qatar over the past few decades.
In order to highlight this challenging topic, the artist contextualizes the lyrical traditional game ‘tag ‘tag ‘tagya,a traditional group game played by boys and girls across the Arabian Gulf,’ and deconstructs its forms to redefine cultural narratives, offering a symbolic experience in a space in which the past and the present intersect.
When: July 12 – September 10
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‘Artist in Residence’ exhibition
Qatar Museums will host the third annual ‘Artist in Residence’ exhibition at the Fire Station. Presented as a dialogue between art and artist, the exhibition will showcase the works of some of the most promising young artists in Qatar.
This year’s edition, titled Dual Inspirations, is presented as a conversation between two artists sharing their perspectives on the same topic. The exhibition will provide visitors with a thorough understanding of what the 18 artists have experienced during their residency and the ways in which it has enriched their craft.
Where: Fire Station
When: July 17 – October 1
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