Things to do in Qatar this weekend: May 18 to May 20, 2023

Things to do in Qatar this weekend: May 18 to May 20, 2023 By Anna Pais - May 16, 2023
Things to do in Qatar this weekend May 18 to May 20

Things to do in Qatar this weekend: May 18 to May 20, 2023

Check out our top picks for Things to Do in Qatar from May 18 to May 20, 2023, below.

Note: Events are subject to change as per the organizers. 

May 18 - Thursday

1. International Museum's Day - Museum of Islamic Art


Join us at the Museum of Islamic Art to celebrate International Museum Day, commemorated annually by the International Council of Museums [ICOM]. The theme for the 2023 International Museum Day is Museums, Sustainability and Well-being. Participants will get to engage in a wide range of interesting workshops, story times and activities.

Activities programme:

  • 2.30-3.30pm - Academic programs
  • 3.30-4.30pm - Library storytime and library craft
  • 4.30-5.30pm - Art workshop

Date: 18 May 2023

Time: 2:30PM Onwards

Location:  MIA's Atrium

No registration required, walk-ins.

2. The Sheyaab Show 2023


It is sure to be an amazing and unimaginable experience because whatever you see, especially here in the Museum of Illusions, is not what it appears to be!!

Saturday to Thursday:¬†9 am ‚Äď 10 pm

Friday:¬†1 pm ‚Äď 10¬†pm

Qatar ID or Passport should be presented at the reception of Museum of illusions when a family ticket has been purchased

Entry is free for those below three years old.

Time: 9:00 PM Onwards


Phone:  +974 40346000

3. Build Your House Exhibition 2023

BYH is Qatar's Premier expo for Qataris interested in building or renovating their house. Since its first edition in 2020, it has functioned as a link between businesses in the residential construction sector and Qatari people.

More than 11,400 people participated in the event, which generated QAR 450 million deals yearly between visitors and Contractors, Consultants, Suppliers, General Services and Smart Home Exhibitors.

Date: 18 May 2023 

Time: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Location: Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC)

Free for all visitors. Booking is required and can be done at the venue. Free event registrations for attendees are now available. Visit to register today.

4. The Whale Sharks of Qatar Tour 2023

The Whale Sharks of Qatar Tour 2023

The only way to get up and close to these majestic creatures in Qatar, home to one of the largest Whale Shark congregations on Earth. A natural global phenomenon not to be missed. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is brought to you exclusively by Discover Qatar. Experience it all by adventurous Daily Explorer, or luxury Private Charter.

Date:  18 May 2023 

Time: 05:00 am - 04:00 pm

Location: Al Ruwais Port in the North of Qatar

Price: Daily Explorer - 907 QR Private Charter - 118,300 QR

Phone: +974 4023 0458



May 19 - Friday

1. Eruption Art Exhibit at Anima Gallery and Msheireb Properties

Featuring a diverse array of artists from around the world, including emerging talents and established masters, the exhibition showcases a wide range of artistic disciplines, from sculpture and painting to digital and sculptural installation. Each artist brings a unique vision and perspective to the concept of eruption, creating a rich and varied tapestry of interpretations that speak to the complexity of our world.

Date: 10 May 2023 - 10 June 2023

Time: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Location:  Sikkat Alwadi, Msheireb Downtown Doha



During this trip, we will visit the fascinating private collection of Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani who is the half brother of the father Emir. The contents of his museum reflect his passion to preserve Qatari and Islamic heritage, amongst other things.Founded in 1998, you’ll be able to walk round and explore his stunning collection of cars, priceless carpets, armoury, artwork and so much more. ( Mathaf Museum of Modern Art holds the world’s largest collection of modern and contemporary art.

Date: 15-06-2021 TO 31-10-2023

Time: 9:00 AM ONWARDS

Location: DOHA 

3. Pipilotti Rist: Your Brain to Me, My Brain to You at National Museum of Qatar

Pipilotti Rist

Your Brain to Me, My Brain to You is a new large-scale, site-specific installation by internationally renowned Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist. The immersive video installation is the artist’s first in the Middle East.

Date: 11 May 2023 - 12 May 2023

Time: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm

Location: QBEC Gallery, National Museum of Qatar

Phone: 4452 5555


May 20 - Saturday

1. Meet & Greet Masha and The Bear

Tawar mall

Masha and the Bear are at Tawar Mall! Meet your favourite characters, take photos, and create memories.

Date: 4 May 2023 - 26 May 2023

Time: 07:00 pm - 07:30 pm

Location: Tawar Mall

2. Mangrove Kayaking Eco.Adventure & Discover Wildlife - Purple Island

Summer 2023

Explore the incredible nature of the Al Thakira mangroves with one of our groups or as a private tour for your family or school.  Paddle with the local wildlife in the ancient mangrove forest and enjoy traditional Qatari hospitality in our luxurious beachside camp

Date: 12 May 2023 - 31 August 2023

Time: 04:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Location: Purple Island Beach, Al Khor, Qatar

Ticket Purchase: Online


  • Adult - 240QR
  • kids under 12 - 120QR
  • kids under 7 - 60QR


By Anna Pais - May 16, 2023

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