Things to do this weekend in Qatar

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A lot of fun things are happening this weekend, as there is something for everyone like the FINA World Cup, Katara Triathlon, exhibitions, music festival and lots more...

KAWS’ Exhibition

The first Middle East museum exhibition of American contemporary artist Brian Donnelly, more famously known as KAWS, is on display at Doha Fire Station.

Dubbed KAWS: He Eats Alone, this show explores KAWS’ career and vast oeuvre which includes paintings, graphic design, small-scale objects, and large-scale sculptures made over the past 20 years.

Admission to the exhibition is QR25 for Qataris, residents and students and QR50 for adults (visitors).

Admission is free for children under 16, Culture Pass Plus and Culture Pass Family Members, and visitors with disabilities.

Where: Doha Fire Station

When: Ongoing till January 25, 2020

For more info, click here

FINA World Cup

Qatar Swimming Association will organise the FINA Swimming World Cup 2019 Doha, which will host the world’s best swimmers.

The competition, will be the last meet of the FINA Swimming World Cup 2019 series, involving seven cities. It will be the eighth consecutive year for Doha to host a FINA Swimming World Cup event.

Exciting races are on the cards in Doha, as it will showcase the overall winners who will receive $150,000.

Where: Hamad Aquatic Centre, Aspire Zone

When: November 7 – 9 (Heats: 10am – 12:30pm & Finals: 6pm – 8:30pm)

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Sand Dunes Meditation Retreat

Join us on this adventure for a full day desert safari and unwind with a relaxing yoga & meditation after the adrenaline rush from dune bashing. Enjoy the BBQ buffet dinner by the beach. All these for only QAR 270

Where: Hardees Old Airport (Meeting Place)

When: 8th Nov to 9th Nov 8:00AM

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‘Broken Wings’ musical set

‘Broken Wings’, is a West End Musical composed by Dana Al Fardan, a notable Qatari female musician, composer, songwriter and artist.

The ‘Broken Wings’ cast will be led by co-writer Nadim Naaman as Gibran, Hanna Qureshi as Selma, and Soophia Foroughi (Spamalot) as Mother. It is directed by Bronagh Lagan and features orchestrations and musical direction by Joe Davison. And will be performed by the world-renowned Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra.

‘Broken Wings’ is a piece of Arab-influenced contemporary music written to showcase the rich Arab literature and philosophy by Gibran Khalil Gibran, allowing international audience access to the complexity and beauty of Arab art.

Where: Katara

When: November 8 – 9 (2:30pm & 7:30pm)

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Qatar, India and the Gulf Exhibition

This exhibition is a part of the Qatar India 2019 Year of Culture, which examines the connections between historical India, Qatar and the Gulf—from shared cultures to shared empires—over the course of 4,600 years. The exhibition reveals how this ancient and enduring relationship has influenced their history, culture and society in profound and surprising ways.

This is an open public exhibition; no registration is required.

Where: Qatar National Library

When: Ongoing till February 29, 2020

For more info, click here

Cultural Diversity Festival

Katara will host folkloric shows and traditional arts as part of the 4th Cultural Diversity Festival every weekend.

The festival features an array of cultural performances from different nations around the world and aims to act as bridge between cultures and provide a multicultural harmonious environment.

The fourth edition features folkloric bands from 14 countries: Qatar, Turkey, Portugal, Philippines, Mexico, Hungary, Singapore, Poland, Korea, Taiwan, Sweden, Mozambique, Nigeria and Lithuania.

The festival is free for everyone.

Where: Katara

When: Ongoing till December 2020

For more info, click here

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