Things to do this weekend in Doha (October 15 -17)

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Things to do, Qatar, Doha
The Qatar Meteorology Department (QMD) forecast for Friday, October 16 was a chance of rain during the weekend and certain instructions are being stated in order to ensure safety during this weather condition  like to stay in a safe place and not stand on rooftops or close to tall trees and utility poles.

Avoid open spaces during thunderstorms, drivers should reduce speed and ensure windscreen wipers are in proper working order.
 
 
QMD also recommended to disconnect electrical current from the household appliance, avoid touching or operating electrical devices with wet hands and also stated that in case someone is struck by lightning, call 999 immediately and ask for help.
 
But weather permitting here are some of the interesting things happening in and around the city.
 

Splendours of the Ancient East: Antiquities from The al-Sabah Collection

 
In celebration of the deep-rooted and unique relationship that Qatar shares with Kuwait, Qatar Museums is proud to present Splendours of the Ancient East: Antiquities from The al-Sabah Collection.
 
The National Museum of Qatar (NMoQ) will unveil the landmark exhibition, Splendours of the Ancient East: Antiquities from The al-Sabah Collection, in its Temporary Exhibition Gallery.  Tickets must be purchased online in advance of your visit.
 
You will be required to show your EHTERAZ app on entry and to wear your own face mask
 
For tickets and more info: https://visit.qm.org.qa/
 
  • Where: National Museum of Qatar 
  • When: On until January 3; 9am to 7pm from Saturday to Wednesday, Thursday from 9am to 9pm; and from 1.30pm to 7pm on Friday. 
 

Handicrafts exhibition at Katara

 
Skilled artisans from eight Arab countries are here in Katara to showcase their indigenous products at the handicrafts exhibition. The 10-day exhibition will feature various stalls where one could see traditional Ethiopian coffee preparation or a Sudanese carpenter making chair from wood and ropes or a Syrian crochet artist at work creating beautiful designs. 
 
Oriental rugs and carpets, traditional national costumes, pottery, native bags and baskets, paintings, gypsum crafts, jewellery, and home display items are among a variety of handicraft on show at the exhibition.
 
  • Where: Handicraft Gallery at Building 48
  • When: Exhibition opens daily from 9am to 12 noon and from 4pm to 10pm;  stalls of participating countries open from 4pm to 10pm.

Doha Festival City Art Competition

 
Doha Festival City announced an exclusive arts competition “Show us your hygiene routine through your art”, dedicated for members of the Festival’s Kids Club. The last day to register for THE contest is October 15. The exclusive competition aims to raise awareness amongst kids about the importance of hygiene measures.
 
To register and more info: https://www.dohafestivalcity.com/home/whats-on/kidsclub
 

Brilliant Me and My Feelings

Organised by Qatar National Library, this online session will teach your children valuable life skills at your kitchen table. This free interactive and engaging online session is developed specifically for children ages 5 to 7.
 
Every session is packed with engaging content to develop a growth mindset in an interactive, serious and fun way.
 
For sessions and more info: https://events.qnl.qa/brilliantme/EN
 
In its latest satellite images, QMD indicated the presence of a low pressure area in the Arabian sea and the northern Indian Ocean near Indian coasts, accompanied with bands of convective clouds and high waves. 
 
"It is expected that a deep depression will form during the next 48 hours, according to latest numerical weather prediction charts. It's worth mentioning that a deep depression gets classified as a tropical storm and gets a name when the wind speed around the center reaches 34 KT," a statement issued by Gulf Marine Centre in Qatar and posted on QMD’s Twitter said.
 
Sea heights during the weekend will mainly vary between 1-2 ft inshore. On Saturday, there is a chance that sea heights will reach to 4 ft offshore. 
 
The wind, on Friday, is expected to blow mainly northwesterly to northeasterly at 5 to 15 KT, reaching to 25 KT during thundery rain inshore. On Saturday, the wind is expected to blow northwesterly to northeasterly at 5 to 15 KT.
 
On Friday, the visibility will mainly vary between 4-8 kilometres and will decrease to 2 kilometres or less during thundery rain inshore. On Saturday, visibility will be 4-8 kilometres. 
 
Given the chance of rain during the weekend, QMD recently shared instructions to ensure safety during this weather condition. The following instructions are:
 
Stay in a safe place and do not stand on rooftops or close to tall trees and utility poles.
 
  • Avoid open spaces during thunderstorms as it might be accompanied by lightning, heavy rain, high wind, cold flakes, and might cause a lack of vision.
  • While driving, the driver should reduce speed and follow the safety procedures and ensure that the windows are closed, and the windscreen wipers are in proper working order.
  • Avoid using the mobile phone and stay away from watersheds.
 
To ensure safety indoors during rain and thunderstorms, QMD also recommended the following safety instructions: 
 
  • It's recommended to disconnect electrical current from the household appliances in case a lightning bolt passed through the home network.
  • Avoid touching or operating electrical devices with wet hands.
At the event of emergency, QMD also stated: "In case someone is struck by lightning, call 999 immediately and ask for help."

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