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Five things to do in Qatar this weekend (April 7-9)


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For illustrative purposes only.

A classical music concert, Indian comedy night and a festival celebrating the food of Ecuador are just some of the events taking place in and around Doha this weekend.

Here are our top picks:

Chamber Music at Museum of Islamic Art

The Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing pieces by Ludwig van Beethoven and Felix Mendelssohn tomorrow, Thursday April 7, in the atrium of the Museum of Islamic Art.

The performance starts at 6pm and is free of charge. For more details, visit the event’s website.

FIVB Beach Volleyball Qatar Open

Lazar Kolaric of Serbia at the Qatar Open.
Lazar Kolaric of Serbia at the Qatar Open.

Some of the world’s top beach volleyball athletes are competing this week at Al Gharafa Sports Complex.

The FIVB Beach Volleyball Qatar Open started earlier this week and runs until Friday, April 8. The event counts towards players’ Olympic rankings and will help determine who competes later this year at the summer games in Rio de Janeiro.

Matches run from 4:30pm to 9pm. Entrance to the event is free.

East India Comedy vs. Bollywood

East India Comedy
East India Comedy

Enjoy a night of laughter at the East India Comedy vs. Bollywood show on Thursday, April 7 at the Ritz-Carlton.

East India Co. comedians Sorabh Pant, Sahil Shah and Sapan Verma will be performing in the hotel’s Lagoon Garden, which features beanbag chairs in a picnic-style area.

The after show-party will includes a night of Bollywood music and more.

Tickets for the event start at QR125 and are available online here. For more information or ticket reservations call 6600-6353 or 5071-5835.

Ecuadorian Food Festival

For illustrative purposes only.
For illustrative purposes only.

An Ecuadorian chef will be working with the culinary team of the Diplomatic Club to provide visitors with a unique experience of Ecuadorian cuisine, made with fresh ingredients and exotic herbs and spices.

Live-cooking and a buffet of authentic Ecuadorian food will be available at the Diplomatic Club’s beach area starting tonight, Wednesday April 6, and running through to Saturday, April 9. It resumes the following week from April 13-16.

Dinner will be served at 7pm and costs QR170 per person. While walk-in guests are welcome, visitors are encouraged to make advanced bookings by emailing f&b@dclub.com.qa or calling 4484-7412.

Shifting Sands

Shifting Sands: A Journey of Qatar and Its People
Shifting Sands: A Journey of Qatar and Its People

A new exhibition, highlighting the resilience of Qatar’s inhabitants over the years, opens tomorrow, April 7 at the Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum.

“Shifting Sands – A Journey of Qatar and its People featuring objects and photography that focuses on change, transformation and adaptability within society.

The museum is open from 2pm until 7pm on Friday, 10am to 6pm on Saturday, 9am to 4pm on Sunday and 9am to 4:30pm from Monday through Thursday.


  • A festival featuring amusement park rides, games and art workshops at Souq Waqif kicked off earlier this week and runs through to April 18.

What are your plans for the weekend? Thoughts?

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