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Five things to do in Qatar this weekend (June 30 – July 3)


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Photo for illustrative purposes only.

Many schools may be out for the holidays, but there are plenty of activities – including arts workshops and athletic camps – open to kids in Qatar over the coming days.

There are also lots of events for adults, including the exciting end to an international futsal tournament.

Here are our picks:

Futsal finals

The Futsal Intercontinental Cup Qatar 2016 comes to a close tonight (Wednesday, June 29), with the semi-final and final matches scheduled to be played at the Al Sadd Sports Club.

FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Magnus Futsal 2016
FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Magnus Futsal 2016

Futsal is a form of fast-paced indoor football.

Al Rayyan will play FC Barcelona Lassa for the 3rd place at 9pm, while Magnus Futsal will play Carlos Barbosa in the final match at 11pm.

Tickets cost QR10 per person and will be available at the venue from 7:30pm until 10:30pm.

Chinese food festival

To celebrate Qatar China Year of Friendship, a week of authentic Chinese food and activities are scheduled at Barwa Commercial Avenue, opposite Al Watan petrol station.

Qatar China Year of Culture 2016

The food will be available from 8pm to midnight, starting from Thursday, June 30 all the way to July 9.

Performing arts summer workshop

IAID, a performing arts academy, will host its 2016 summer workshop for children aged four and above starting on Saturday, July 2 and running until Aug. 17.

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

Workshops focus on ballet, dance, drawing, leadership, music, painting and visual and studio arts, among others.

There are three cycles: from July 2 to July 18, July 20 to Aug. 2 and from Aug. 4 to Aug. 17.

For more information, check out its website, or call 4432-0974.

Football and basketball clinic

Evolution Sports Qatar is hosting two weeks of basketball and football training. The program challenges young athletes between the ages 12 and 16 to develop their skills, performance and confidence.


The programs will run at Doha College’s Al Waab campus from Sunday, July 3 to Thursday, July 14, with Friday and Saturday off. The cost for the program is QR750 per week, or QR200 per day.

The spots are first come first served and can be reserved online.

Print workshop for kids at VCUQatar

Held at Virginia Commonwealth University Qatar in Education City, this workshop will focus on designing a pattern, cutting blocks using specialist tools and printing repeat patterns to create two-color prints.

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

The two-day workshop is open for children aged 8 to 12 and will be held on Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4 from 9am to 1pm. Participants must buy their own materials.

For more information and registration details, check out the event’s website.


  • UCI Road Cycling World Championship – Doha 2016 will mark their 100 day countdown tomorrow by lighting up The Torch from 7PM till 5AM. Visitors are encouraged to snap a selfie and use their hashtag #UCIDoha2016.

What are your plans for the weekend? Thoughts?

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