What’s new in the news
If you blinked really fast you might have missed all this news that is happening in and around the city.
New High End Cinema to open
Visas upon arrival
New exit tax
World Cycling Championship
Katara Eid Al Adha Celebrations
When: Sept 11, 12 and 13
Where: Katara Cultural Village
During Eid al Adha week, with shows starting at 7:00 pm, and include giveaways for children. Fireworks start at 10:15
Celebrate Eid at Olive Oil Restaurant
When: sept 11, 12,13
Where: City center Rotana
Cost: Starting at 145 QAR
Eid Brunch – Celebrate the wonderful Eid Al Adha holidays with family and friends with a five star dining experience at Olive Oil. For three days, the entire restaurant turns festive offering a land and sea brunch featuring an extensive buffet with live sushi station, oyster and king crab bar, roasted prime beef station and of course traditional Arabic delicacies and traditional treats. Mark this important occasion at Olive Oil for QR145 inclusive soft drinks, QR 245 inclusive of selected house beverages and QR 279 inclusive of sparkling beverages and spirits.
Contact: Phone: +974 4445 8727
Celebrate Eid Al Adha at The Westin Doha
When: sept 12 and 13
Where: the westin Doha hotel and spa
Enjoy an Eid Special Brunch on the 12th & 13th of September.
Contact: Call 44921555 to book your table!
Experience The Quintessential Thai Cooking Class
When: Every Saturday from 3:00 till 5:00
Where: The Westin Doha hotel
Cost: 250 QAR (includes complimentary beverages)
Discover the secrets of Thai cooking. Learn to cook a 4 course menu from the experts.
MUSIC AND NIGHTLIFE
Where: Strata Lounge Intercontinental Doha The City
Cost: QR 100 – includes one drink. Free entry before 11pm.
HedKandi returns to Strata for Season 2!
Warm up DJ Diego Rodriguez, and popular DJ CARL HANAGHAN with KAMI C – all here to delight you with the best beats.
With specially designed cocktails and VIP lounges, HedKandi at Strata is definitely the place to party! This is a must for all clubbers.
Contact: For bookings and info: +974 7021 8765 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Noir Olympic Party
When: Sept 15th
Where: Melia Doha Hotel, West Bay, Doha
Cost: 50QR Ladies after 10pm (inc.1 drink)
80QR Men after 10pm (inc.1 drink)
With the end of the 2016 Rio Olympics, Noir brings you an amazing party to celebrate the spectacular event and see out the Summer.
– ‘Shooting Hoops’ competition with a chance to walk away with a VIP invitation to Noir’s 1st Birthday Party including an overnight stay & breakfast at the 5* Melia (worth 1500 QR)
– Fun games to keep you entertained such as basketball & table tennis
– a turf football pitch on which to party
– Olympic themed dressed venue
– Local hero DJ Brayan with the best House, Commercial & RnB.
Dress code: For one night only… SPORTSWEAR! Have fun with it, pick a sport, maybe dress as your favourite Olympian?
Free entry before 10PM
Contact: Phone/Whatsapp: +974 55961414
21+ Venue. QID/Passport required. T&Cs apply.
Art Exhibits and Workshops
Treasures of China
When: September 7 to January 7 2016
Where:Museum of Islamic Art
Terracotta soldiers from the First Emperor’s Terracotta Army will be on show at the Museum of Islamic Art where visitors will get the chance to meet the warriors who guarded a hidden empire. The exhibition will display 116 pieces dating from the Neolithic period to the Qing Dynasty, spanning over 5,000 years of China’s history. Potteries, bronzes, jades, porcelains, gold, silver, enamel and many other Chinese treasures will be on show, selected from 5 museums and heritage institutions from across China.
Muhammad Ali Tribute to a legend exhibition
When: Ongoing till November 5 2016
Where: Museum of Islamic Art 4th floor
Some very unique artifacts that are definitely worth seeing up close; his letter to the USA army requesting his removal from the draft, photos of his visit here in Qatar in the 70’s and some amazing championship boxing gloves among many items to check out.
Katara sports fest
Where: Katara Beach Gate 14
When: Every weekend in September from 4pm to 9pm
The Qatar Sailing and Marine Sports Federation, the Qatar Sports for All federation (QSFA) and Qatar Tourism Authority have collaborated to host a sports festival at Katara Cultural Village.
Offerings include slides, a mini-pool, inflatable rides, jet skis, fly boards and a volleyball court, among others.
Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by adults.
Fafa Saves the Forest
When: sept 11 to 17th
Cost:from 150QAR to 490 QAR
The Forest is facing the deforestation problem, and its inhabitants are expecting a very dangerous and devastating plastic storm. Teela, Toola and Fafa, the three skin characters knew about the problems and came to visit the forest to find out what is happening.
They see all the animals packing and preparing to leave to very far countries. The forest is left without animals and with plastic waste and leftovers filling it. With the help of the ladybird, Iman, Rania and a young boy they met in the forest, the three puppets will try to find a solution to bring the animals back from the countries they went to, clean the forest and convince the inhabitants of the near villages to start reforesting it.
This decision will face many obstacles: the bat who is planning to own the forest, the wild animals who refuse to come back to the forest, the insects and the birds who have a long list of conditions…
Contact: For Tickets visit: https://tickets.virginmegastore.me/qa/theater/4078/fafa-saves-the-forest
Eid Al Adha Celebrations
When: Sept 11 till 17th , 4:00 pm
Where: Malls across Doha
Malls are putting some great shows for children with various themes depending on location.
Lagoona Mall: Pirates of the Caribbean
City Center: Tarzan
Dar Al Salam Mall: Beauty and the Beast