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Five things to do in Qatar this weekend (Sept. 4-6)


Ice Bucket Challenge Grand Hyatt promo

Are you interested in cooling off this weekend while supporting a charitable cause? Listening to live country music? Learning more about Qatar’s marine ecosystem?
Here are our picks on what to do in Qatar over the next few days:

Bellamy Brothers live in concert

Legendary rock-country duo the Bellamy Brothers are performing in Qatar this weekend for the first time.

Throughout a career that’s spanned more than four decades, the siblings have released some 20 No. 1 singles, including the 1976 hit Let Your Love Flow.

The concert takes place at the Qatar National Convention on Thursday, Sept. 4. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets cost between QR150 and QR750 and can be purchased online.

How Women Succeed

The local publishers of a book aimed at empowering women to grow and succeed are hosting a day-long “transformational event” on Thursday, Sept. 3.

The How Women Work session targets women looking to enrich their personal and professional lives by focusing on exploring what success means, how to define it, how to create it and how to grow more of it.

The event will be held at the organization’s premises near TV Roundabout from 9:30am to 3:30pm, with tickets costing around QR950. Interested women can learn more by emailing info@hwwqatar.com or visiting http://www.hws.hwwqatar.com/coaching.

Arab Bowling Championship


Competitors from across the region will be squaring off at the 5th Arab Bowling Championships all weekend, starting at 10am each day.

The tournament is being held at the the Qatar Bowling Center, which is located in Al Bidda, near Mannai Roundabout. The free event is organized by the Qatar Bowling Federation and is open to the public.


Local environmental education company Entalek is organising a sunset kayaking tour this weekend on Sept. 5 at the Al Thakira Reserve. Participants will learn how to paddle and will get a first-hand view of Qatar’s extensive mangrove system. Tickets cost QR200, and can be booked online. Those looking for more information can call 5543-7349 or 3332-2078 as well as send an email to entalek.org@gmail.com.

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Jump on the viral trend sweeping the world and take part in Qatar’s largest ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, hosted by the Grand Hyatt. The event will be held Friday, Sept. 5 at 3pm at the hotel’s beach. Donations start at QR100, and include BBQ and beverages. The event is on a first come, first serve basis, and proceeds from donations will be split between The ALS Association and another yet-unannounced charity.

The event is BYOB – Bring Your Own Bucket.

Bonus: 7ayak Start-Up

Local coworking center 7ayak Hub will be hosting its first event – geared towards entrepreneurs and startup companies – tonight, Sept. 3, at its offices near the Immigration Roundabout. Attendees will have the chance to speak to local startups, give feedback and vote for their favourite early stage company.

Tickets, which can be purchased at the door, cost QR50 or QR100. The more expensive ticket gives attendees a 50-percent discount on a one-month membership to 7ayak.

What are your weekend plans? Thoughts?


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7 years ago

For all those people wasting water in the name of charity, please see the video…
Its a shame every day gallons of clean water is being wasted.
Its a bigger charity to save even 1 glass of clean water.

I wish my message could reach the event holders of this weekends ALS Ice Bucket challenge and they convert that challenge to something useful.
In addition to the 100QAR being donated per head they could also collect the money equivalent to the cost of clean water and donate it.


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