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Seven things to do in Qatar this weekend (Jan. 20-Jan. 23)

From cheering on football teams to enjoying a movie screening in the park to checking out a thrilling motorsport competition, there is lots to do in Qatar over the next few days. Here are the highlights.

Performers from 20 countries to dance in Qatar in UNESCO effort (photos)

Organized as part of the Intercultural Dialogue and Cultural Diversity Program of UNESCO in Qatar, the festival hopes to promote cultural diversity and cross-cultural understanding via dance and performance.

PHOTOS: Bike and Classic Car show in Qatar revs up at Katara

Thousands of bikers, vintage car collectors and curious spectators have gathered for the GCC Bike and Classic Car show, which continues this afternoon.

Five things to do in Qatar this weekend (Jan. 13-16)

From Hamlet to free movies in an open-air theater to cheering on Qatar's U-23 national football team against Iran, there is no shortage of things to do in the country this weekend. Here are our picks.

Pardoned by Qatar’s Emir, jailed expats get ready to head home

The men, who appear to hail mostly from India and Sri Lanka, were in jail for crimes ranging from petty financial fraud and bounced checks to more serious charges such as theft and drug dealing.

Seven things to do in Qatar this weekend (Jan. 6-9)

From free movie screenings to fun runs to some new art exhibitions and a talk by a former archbishop, there is no shortage of things to do around town this weekend. Here are the highlights.

Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan to perform first concert in Qatar

The celebrity has over six million fans on Facebook, and has lent his sounds to artists like Pearl Jam, and to the soundtracks of movies like Dead Man Walking, The Four Feathers and Apocalypto.

Expat caricaturist ‘spoiled for choice’ while drawing faces of Qatar

"Drawing caricatures is a wonderful way to share a happy moment without the barrier of language,” says Joanne Brooker, an expert cartoonist and Australian expat who has lived in Qatar for three years.
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