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Five things to do in Qatar this weekend (Aug. 25-28)

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For illustrative purposes only.
For illustrative purposes only.

From the final weekend of Entertainment City to an event for anime doll collectors to museum exhibitions and an Adventure Room challenge, there are quite a few things happening around town this weekend.

Here are our picks:

My Little Pony show

Enjoy the last weekend of the annual month-long summer festival by heading over to the DECC’s Entertainment City for the My Little Pony show, which will take place between Aug. 25 and 31.

Qatar Summer Festival
Qatar Summer Festival

Shows will be held throughout the day from 3:30pm to 9:55pm with 25 minutes of meet and greet sessions scheduled in between.

Entertainment City is also hosting thrill rides, video games and food, with prices ranging between QR5 to QR20.

For the full schedule, check out the Qatar Summer Festival website.

DollMe afternoon

Local Japanese anime and manga store Hobby Chan is hosting an event for doll collectors this Friday at the Oryx Rotana Doha from 4pm to 7pm.

The event aims to reach out to doll collectors based in Qatar and establish a local connection to the hobby, as well as introduce others to the tradition.

DollMe event
DollMe event

Offerings include doll-related discussions, a doll photoshoot and a doll booth. The event will conclude with a Q&A session. Light snacks and beverages will be provided.

The event is free and open to all, but attendees should provide either a printed or virtual copy of their ticket upon entrance. Those interested in attending can register here.

Valet parking at the hotel will be available, and guests are more than welcome to bring their own cameras to the event.

Muhammad Ali exhibition

If you haven’t checked it out yet, an exhibition that pays tribute to late American boxing legend and activist Muhammed Ali is currently open at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA).

The collection of artifacts is located on the MIA’s fourth floor eastern gallery and includes signed items from the boxer, as well as memorabilia from various points in his career.

Muhammad Ali exhibition
Muhammad Ali exhibition

The exhibition was curated by Qatar Museums and Qatar’s upcoming 3-2-1 Olympic and Sports Museum, and will run until Nov. 5.

The museum is open on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday from 10:30am to 5:30pm; Thursdays and Saturdays from noon to 8pm; Friday from 2pm to 8pm; and is closed Tuesdays.

We recommend you check out these five things while at the exhibition. More information about the exhibition from the MIA can be found here.

Adventure Rooms

Embark on an adventure this weekend by heading over to one of Doha’s recent start-ups on D-ring road known as “Adventure Rooms” – real-live escape game where you have 60 minutes to search for clues, solve puzzles, find keys and beat the clock to escape.

Play the Black Queen at the Adventure Rooms
Play the Black Queen at the Adventure Rooms

There are four different games: The Crazy Scientist, The Black Queen, The World Trip and The Prison Break. Games are in two categories. The standard mode involves one group trying to escape the room, where as for the dual mood several groups compete against one another to escape.

None of the games feature horror elements, and are suitable for everyone aged 9 and upwards. Children under 12 should be accompanied by adults.

Prices are QR100 to QR300 per person, depending on the number of people per group. For more information, visit their website.

New mums coffee

Late August/early September is often a time for new arrivals to Qatar. To help ease the transition, Doha Mums is welcoming new residents (and longstanding ones) to a discussion on motherhood and children over a cup of coffee this weekend.

Photo for illustrative purposes only.
Photo for illustrative purposes only.

The get-together will take place at Hyatt Plaza’s Tim Hortons this Thursday from 10am to noon. Mothers wishing to attend can RSVP here.

For more information on Doha Mums events, visit the group’s website.

What are your plans for the weekend? Thoughts?

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