Qatar: 4 great activities to do this weekend in Qatar

Qatar: 4 great activities to do this weekend in Qatar

FINA swimming

Some of the world’s best swimmers will compete in the Qatar leg of the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup on Oct. 4 and 5.

This year, 12 swimmers will be competing for Qatar, including Olympic competitor Nada Arakji.

They will be taking part alongside more than 150 athletes from around the world, including South African multi-Olympic medalist Chad Le Clos. The event is being held at Hamad Aquatic Center near Villaggio Mall.

Sessions run from 10am to noon, and then from 6pm to 9pm. Standard tickets for each session are QR10/child and QR20/adult, while VIP tickets are QR50/100 and can be bought online through Q-Tickets, here.

MIA Park bazaar

The popular bazaar at MIA Park returns for a new season this weekend, with even more talented people selling cooked and baked treats as well as handicrafts, artwork and more.

There will be a total of 250 stalls this year, 80 more than last year.

According to the MIA’s Facebook page, it opens on Friday, Oct. 6 from 2pm to 10pm, and Oct. 7 from noon to 8pm. Entry is free.

PAWS volunteer day

PAWS animal rescue shelter is hosting an orientation day to explain more  to potential new volunteers about the work it does for stray and abandoned animals in Qatar.

The event, on Oct. 7, is open to all who are interested in giving some time to help furry friends in need.

The meet-up will be at 9am at Hyatt Plaza. Volunteers will then drive to the shelter, which is about 30 minutes away. Car pooling is possible. Pre-registration is required. To do this, and find out more, see here.

Classical concert

Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra will perform works from Austrian composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Anton Bruckner at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) on Thursday.

The concert will feature Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 in C major and Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 in E flat major.

The show starts at 7:30pm. It is suitable for children 6 years and over. Tickets cost from QR125 to QR175 and can be bought online here.

Prize grab

Qatar’s largest confetti dome is opening at Doha Festival City, giving visitors the chance to nab one of 1,000 prizes such as toys, restaurant vouchers or movie tickets if they catch a winning piece of paper.

Customers need to show a receipt worth QR200 or more from a store in the mall to enter the dome, which stands more than 6m high.

The confetti dome is at the center court on the ground floor. It will be open from Oct. 5 to 14, daily from 3pm until 9pm. Children 5 years and over can enter.

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