What to do in Qatar between (July 18-July 20)
5. Qatar Summer Festival Entertainment City
Where: Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC)
Dates: June 25 – September 5
Times: 2:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Colour your summer at DECC with a spectacle of fun, creativity and smiles! Awesome rides, tonnes of games, life-size fun, and even live shows EVERY day! It’s non-stop entertainment at the Qatar Summer Festival Entertainment City for all ages.
General Entry: QR 15
Gold Pass: QR 135
4. Dates Festival
Where: Souq Waqif
Dates: July 19 – August 4
Times: 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The dates festival, sponsored by the Souq Waqif management, is part of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment’s (MME) efforts to maintain the cultural heritage of the country and attract more tourists, in addition to encouraging farmers to preserve and develop their palm trees and keep them in the best shape possible.
The festival displays all types of Qatari dates and the participating farms display their produce for sale.
This edition of the festival includes a number of forums on relevant issues, a dates exhibition and a competition for household palm trees. In addition, the MME is conducting a number of workshops to instruct the public on various technical issues involved in palm tree planting.
3. Desert Rose Exhibition
Where: Katara Art Studio B19
Dates: July 1 – July 25
Times: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Displaying the nature and architecture of Qatar, the exhibition includes a selection of 34 pictures by British photographer Richard Bentley, from a collection of tens of thousands of photos taken during his five years in Qatar as a filmmaker and photographer. The focus of the exhibition is to highlight the most prominent features of Qatari landscape—both natural and manmade—and architecture.
Entry fee: It’s free!
2. Arab and German Tales Exhibition
Where: Qatar National Library
Dates: April 17 – August 19
Times: Saturday to Thursday — 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, Friday — 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The ‘Arab and German Tales – Transcending Cultures’ exhibition demonstrates how some of the best-known tales from both Arab and German and wider Western cultures developed from common roots, splitting over the centuries to reflect the societies that adopted them.
The exhibition aims to show the transcultural value of narrative traditions as a shared cultural heritage, throwing into focus mutual influences, shared ideas, and cultural transfer between the Arab world and Germany through storytelling.
The exhibition features many rare ancient pieces, including Egyptian tales written on papyri, such as the story of Sinuhe, dating from the XII dynasty.
It also features a cuneiform tablet with the Epic of Gilgamesh from the 13th century BC; stories of the Arabian Nights and the world-renowned fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm.
Examinations of the famed One Thousand and One Nights through the Arabic oral tradition are also included, before it was adapted and amended by European writers such as the Brothers Grimm.
Samples of the original Arabic handwriting of the famous German poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe are also presented.
Entry fee: It’s free!
1. Aspire Splash
Where: Aspire Dome
Dates: July 9 – August 29, Mondays and Wednesdays only
Times: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Aspire Zone Foundation’s SPLASH & DASH event aims to support the public during the summer holidays with fun-filled activities for everyone, including running and swimming Activities. All ages up to 60 are welcome to participate.
Registration fees: QR 35 per day, QR 420 for full month package.
Visit here to register.
You can email [email protected] for further info.