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Five things to do in Qatar this weekend (July 20-23)

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Sunset kayaking
Sunset kayaking

From art exhibitions to kayaking trips to chasing Pokémon all around town, there are plenty of things to do to distract you from the humid weather this weekend.

Here are our picks:

Evening kayaking

Take a sunset kayaking tour this weekend and watch the full moon rise over the Al Thakhira Mangroves Reserve with Discover Arabia (formerly Entalak).

Kayaking at Al Thakira
Kayaking at Al Thakira

The group is holding tours at 4pm and 6pm from Thursday, July 21 to Saturday, July 23. The night will end with a BBQ setup but kayakers have to bring their own food.

Prices vary for individuals and groups, and the company is also offering discounts for groups larger than 10 and 15 people. For more information and to register, visit the group’s website.

Pokémon GO meet up

As Qatar residents embrace the Pokémon GO’s craze, fans are invited to gather at a meet-up at the Museum of Islam Art on Thursday.

Pokémon Go on the Corniche
Pokémon Go on the Corniche

Meet fellow Pokémon catchers and show off your own catches at the event, which starts at 8pm.

The meet-up is open to all nationalities and does not include an entrance fee.

Peruvian photography exhibition

A new photo exhibition highlighting the Qhapaq Nan in Peru has opened this week at Katara Cultural Village.

The 15th century road stretches for 30,000km and through six countries in South America.

Qhapaq Nan - Peru Photography Exhibition in Katara
Qhapaq Nan – Peru Photography Exhibition in Katara

The road has become a part of a cultural landscape, and has even been deemed a World Heritage site by UNESCO.

The exhibition at Katara is held at Building 19, Gallery 2 from 7pm to 10pm. The exhibition will end on Saturday, July 30.

Bowling

For those looking to escape the outdoors, the Qatar Bowling Center is open from 9am to midnight every day.

Bowling

However, the center is ladies-only from 9am to 5pm on Sundays and Tuesdays. And on Fridays, from 8am to 6pm, the center holds Bowling League games.

Rates vary for non-members, members and children 12 years old and under, as well as per game and per hour. For more information on prices, check out QBC’s website.

Artists in focus

FOCUS volume 2 is a new art exhibition at the Arab Museum of Modern Art (Mathaf) that brings together the works of Middle East and North African artists.

They include Farid Belkahia (Morocco), Saloua Raouda Choucair (Lebanon), Faraj Daham (Qatar), Hassan Sharif (UAE) and Inji Efflatoun (Egypt).

The exhibition looks at the artists’ production through a historical lens, and is free and open to all.

The museum is open every day from 11am to 6pm, except on Friday when it’s open from 3pm to 8pm, and on Mondays when it is closed. FOCUS vol. 2 ends on Sept. 4.

Bonus:

  • Salsa (and other dance) classes: Salsa n Candela will be offering dance classes of Salsa, Kizomba and Bachata at the Beverly Hills Tower in West Bay. There are different levels of classes being offered: beginners, improvers, intermediate and advanced. Each class lasts for an hour. The salsa beginners’ class will meet on Friday, July 22 from 8pm till 9pm. Other classes will meet throughout the week, with a full schedule available on Salsa n Candela’s Facebook page. For further inquiries, call 33003839.

What are your plans for this weekend? Thoughts?

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