Things to do this weekend: January 20 - 22, 2022

Things to do this weekend: January 20 - 22, 2022 By Darlene Regis - January 19, 2022
Things to do this weekend January 20 to 22 2022

Where to go and what to do this weekend in Qatar

Check out our top picks for Things to Do in Qatar from January 20 - 22, 2022 below.

Note: Events are subject to change as per the organizers. Follow the COVID-19 measures in place to ensure yours and others' safety.

Jan 20, 2022 - Thursday

1. FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Ticket Sales

Location: Qatar Stadiums
Date: January 19, 2022 - February 8, 2022
Time: 01:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: Online
Category 4 (Qatar Resident) - QR40QR
More details to be annouced

FIFA has announced that the first ticket sales of the Qatar World Cup Qatar 2022 start with a random selection draw sales period on 19 January 2022 at 11H CET / 13H Doha time.

Fans of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 can start registering to buy tickets with prices for Qatar residents starting at QR40.The sale will begin at 1pm.

Customers will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

The most prestigious football tournament in the world is scheduled to be held from November 21 to December 18 (Qatar National Day) later this year.

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 offers the cheapest tickets since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy.

For more details, read also: Qatar Residents can book FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Tickets for QR40

2. 2022 Qatar Sport Events

Location: Different locations across Qatar
Date: January 4, 2022 - December 31, 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Price: (To be set)

The Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) announced its 2022 sports events calendar with 62 sport events happening this year, including 36 international sport events, the biggest of them is FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 to be held from November 21 to December 18, 2022.

Here are the sports events happening this weekend:

International Sports Event:

• 1st Qatar Men’s ITF World Tennis Tour from January 16 to 23

Local Events:

• Ultimate Race (Triathlon) from Jan 21-22

• WAGR - Qatar Open Amateur Golf Championship - 36th Edition by the Qatar Golf Association in Doha Gulf Club from Jan 20-22

• Bilateral Series Afghanistan vs Netherlands Cricket by the Qatar Cricket Committee in Industrial Zone Cricket Stadium from Jan 21-25

Qatar Sports Calendar 2022

Qatar Sports Calendar 2022

Qatar Sports Calendar 2022

Qatar Sports Calendar 2022

3. Dinner Cruise at National Cruise

Be it a romantic date, a special celebration, or a quality time with family and friends, thisDinner Cruise takes you to an unforgettable journey on board the National Cruise. Enjoy a 3-hours trip with the only fully air-conditioned wooden boat in Doha. Take advantage of this package with a boat set up and separate table for each family. Also grab some refreshments and food from a delicious buffet. Your dream dinner cruise awaits you here!

Dates: Every Thursday or per booking

Timings: 6 to 9 PM

Contact Numbers: 77999666 - 66000926

Price: 300 QAR per person


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Jan 21, 2022 - Friday

1. Museum of Illusions

Enter the fascinating world of illusions which will trick you, but amaze you at the same time. It is sure to be an amazing and unimaginable experience because whatever you see in the Museum of Illusions, is not what it appears to be.

Contact Details:
Location: 1st Floor, The Gate Mall, Omar Al Mukhtar St. Doha, Qatar
Telephone Number: +974 40206273
Opening Hours:
Sunday to Wednesday (9 am – 10 pm)
Thursday And Saturday (9 am – 10 pm)
Friday (1 pm – 10 pm)
Ticket Rates:
Adult (16+ years): 80 QAR
Child (3-15 years): 60 QAR
Child (3-below): Free
Family (2 adults & 2 kids under 15 years): 220 QAR
Special Needs: 40 QAR
Ticket Bookings:

2. Healthy Exercise at the Beach

You deserve a full healthy day. That is why National Cruise Company wants to take care of your health and renew your activity after a long exhaustion. Breathe in some fresh air and enjoy a trip with the National Cruise and with the help of a professional nutritionist Ms. Salwa.

Trip includes:
- 3 hours trip start cruising with national cruise boat from Cornish, MIA park
- Special exercise with Coach Ms. Salwa
- Lose weight exercise
- Beach activities
- Light snacks

Dates: Regular offer or per booking

Contact Numbers: 77999666 - 66000926

Price: Contact the above numbers for the rates.


3. Doha International Book Fair 2022

The Doha International Book Fair is one of the oldest and largest international book fairs in the region and enjoys a good reputation due to the high demand from Arab, Gulf and foreign countries participating in it.

Since 2010, Doha International Book Fair is selecting one of the countries as ‘Guest of Honour’ of the exhibition and so far the United States, Russia, Turkey, Iran, Japan, Brazil and Germany have had the honour of becoming the guest of honour in the Fair. France will be the Guest of Honour of the 30th edition of the Doha International Book Fair this year.

On the sidelines of the exhibition, many cultural events are held like seminars, lectures, workshops etc. This year, as many as 37 countries will participate in the book fair. The number of direct publishers reached 430, while the number of agencies is 90.

The 31st Doha International Book Fair comes in line with Qatar’s Vision 2030, which aims to develop the knowledge economy and the Ministry of Culture's vision “towards a society with an authentic conscience and a healthy body”, in addition to reflecting the state of the country’s cultural scene.

Qatari publishing houses such as Dar Al Thaqafah Printing Press, Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press, Katara Publishing House, Qatar University Press, Rosa Publishing House, Zakrit Publishing House, Dar Al Watad for Publishing and Distribution, Dar Al Sharq Printing, Publishing and Distribution, Nabja House for Publishing and Distribution and Nawa Publishing House will have distinguished participation in the book fair.

Dates: January 13 - 22, 2022

Timings: 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM (Saturdays to Thursdays) and 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm (Fridays)

Venue: Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC)

Price: Register online is free

Ticketing: Online - Register here. You can also scan below to register:

Doha International Book Fair 2022

COVID-19 Precautionary Measures & Entry:

• In line with health regulations imposed by authorities, only 30% of the venue’s capacity will be allowed to attend the book fair at any one time.
• Entry and exit will be heavily monitored to avoid overcrowding and social distancing measures will be implemented at all times.
• Pre-registration will be required through an electronic link and only fully vaccinated people or those who have recovered from Covid-9 within the last 12 months will be allowed in.
• The visit to the exhibition will be limited to vaccinated, including children 12 years and over, who completed 14 days after taking the second dose or recovered from COVID-19 for a period of no less than 12 months.
• It is also mandatory for all visitors to show GREEN Ehteraz to enter.

Doha International Book Fair

4. Al Thuraya Planetarium shows in Katara

Occupying 2,240sqm area, the planetarium is expected to become one of the main attractions at Katara. It offers a rare experience to visitors, blending education and entertainment, especially students, families and astronomy enthusiasts.
The main component of the planetarium is a full-dome digital system with a seating capacity of 200 people, 4 seats for the disabled and another 4 for the elderly. It features a 22-meter screen, equipped with state-of-the-art digital projectors showing 2D and 3D tutorial shows.

Location: Al Thuraya Planetarium
Dates: December 22, 2021 - January 28, 2022
Timings: 05:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Tickets: Book online.
Price: Free but registration is required here:
Phone: 44082067

Al Thuraya Planetarium december 2021 events

5. On Silence by Kader Attia at Qatar Museums

Modern and contemporary history holds some of the noisiest tragedies that humanity has lived through, and our present moment is affected by the traumatic memories of these events. Colonialism, political oppression and environmental devastation have led to massive migrations across continents, transforming social ecologies in every centre of the world. Yet the ideologies and systems of governance today continue to create zones of silence that bury many of these histories.

Location: Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, Doha Qatar
Date: 8 November 2021 - 31 March 2022
Time: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: Online

Child 0–16 Resident of Qatar - It's free!
Child 0–16 Non-resident Qatar - It's free!
Student Resident of Qatar - It's free!
Student Non-resident of Qatar - 15QR
Adult Resident of Qatar - 15QR
Adult Non-resident of Qatar - 30QR


Jan 23, 2022 - Saturday

1. Scream 5 Movie

Twenty-five years after the original series of murders in Woodsboro, a new killer emerges, and Sidney Prescott must return to uncover the truth.

Watch this blockbuster film in Qatar Cinemas near you!

For movie timings, cinemas, and ticket bookings, visit

Scream 5 Release Date Set For 2022; Story And Starcast This Time

2. Sunshine Day Pass

Discover Santorini vibes in the heart of Qatar at the latest leisure destination hotspot, Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas! Enjoy a fun getaway with the resort day pass which provides you with exclusive access to some of the most exciting attractions and dining outlets the resort has to offer! Splash, ride and slide into the Sea Caves Water Park and get competitive with your friends in a game of Laser Tag at the Desert Falls Water and Adventure Park! You also get exclusive access to the South Bay Pool and the resorts 3.5km of pristine beach front. Top up the day with a QAR100 F&B credit for adults and QAR50 for juniors with a tasty meal at Dante Cucina Italiana, Nesma Lobby Lounge or South Bay Pool Restaurant.

This is a perfect daycation experience you do not want to miss!

• Access to Sea Caves Water Park
• One game of Laser Tag
• Pool & Beach Access
• QAR 100 F&B credit for adults and QAR50 for juniors at Dante / Nesma Lounge / South Bay Pool Restaurant

Dates: November 8, 2021 to February 28, 2022

Timings: 8AM onwards

Location: Hilton Salwa Beach Resort and Villas

Ticket Bookings: Book now at

Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas: All you need to know about Qatar's new  major leisure destination!

3. Torba Market at Msheireb

Event Details:
Location: Msheireb, Sikkat Wadi
Date: 30 October 2021 - 31 March 2022
Time: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
Come and visit - It's free!

4. Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams Qatar Exhibition at M7

House of Dior’s first retrospective in the Middle East will feature a selection of pieces that have never been shown before, including ensembles from the private collection of Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser.

Curated by Olivier Gabet and designed by Nathalie Crinière especially for Qatar, Christian Dior Designer of Dreams celebrates nearly 75 years of creative passion, punctuated by captivating haute couture dresses and works from the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

Christian Dior Designer of Dreams is sponsored by Qatar Airways and Place Vendôme. The exhibition is part of the ongoing cultural legacy established as part of the Qatar-France 2020 Year of Culture, an initiative celebrating the longstanding ties between both nations.

Location: M7 at Msheireb Downtown Doha
Date: Ongoing until March 31, 2022
Time: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: Online
Price: Adult - 100QR
Child (0-16) - Free
Student - Free
VCU Staff & Student - Free
Senior Citizen 60+ - Free

Ticket booking: Click here

This Legendary Dior Exhibition Is Coming To Doha, And We Can't Wait To See  It - Architectural Digest Middle East

5. Jeff Koons: Lost in America

Curated by Massimiliano Gioni, the exhibition provides a unique view into the exceptional career of one of the world’s best-known contemporary artists, whose work bridges Pop, Minimalism and the readymade. This is Koons’ first exhibition in the Gulf region.

Location: Al Riwaq Gallery, MIA
Date: 21 November 2021 - 31 March 2022
Time: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: Online
Adult - 75QR


By Darlene Regis - January 19, 2022

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