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Five things to do in Qatar this weekend (June 19-21)


2013 International Wedding Exhibition and Fashion Show Doha

There are wedding dresses to browse, skateboarding tricks to admire, and a plethora of new skills to learn in Doha this weekend. Here’s our pick of what to do in and around the city.

Wedding exhibition

Saying “I do” soon, or simply love all things glamorous and bridal? If so, head to the 7th International Wedding Exhibition and Fashion Show at QNCC this weekend.

The three-day show, which features planners, designers, and jewelers, starts on June 18, and it’s open from noon to 10pm. The exhibition is initially for women-only, and runs from noon to 3pm, after which it opens to everyone. Admission is free.

BMX and skateboarding competition

Catch Qatar’s best BMX riders and skateboarders at the Aspire Zone (Pitch 6) this weekend from 6 to 9pm.


The three-day extreme sports show, starting on June 19, will feature skateboarding workshops for children, and demonstrations from over 15 of the best athletes in the country.

The final day, June 21, will see professional skateboarders compete in a showdown for the title.

Admission is free and open to everyone. More information can be found here, and here is a map showing the location of the event.

An introduction to Islamic art

On June 21, the Qatar Museums Authority will hold an introduction course on Islamic art. The lesson, which runs from 10am to 5pm, will teach both theory and practice, giving participants an opportunity to learn geometry, calligraphy, and Islimi (floral design).

The class is free and open to everyone. To book a seat, email spuppin@qma.org.qa. For details of other courses being offered by the QMA this month, see here.

Indian singers

Three talented Indian musicians will be performing at the Al Ghazal Club on June 20 at 6:30pm.


Appearing in Doha for the first time are playback singers Gayathri, Anwar Sadath and Keerthana. While the event is free, entry passes must be reserved.

Call +974 5542 6213, +974 7069 4883, or +974 7772 2296 for reservations or find more information on ILoveQatar.net here.

Get artsy

The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts Workshops will held at Katara Cultural Village this weekend.

The workshops, which are being held from June 16 to 29, offer introductions to Geometric Design, Illumination, and Arabic Kufic Script. They’re being held at the Katara Art Studios (Building 19) from 2 to 10:30pm daily.

Most sessions are only open to adults aged 16 and over, but family workshops for children ages five and older and their parents are also being held. Email education@katara.net or call +974 4408 0233 or +974 4408 0235 to register or see here for more details.

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  • Contradiction: Join photographer Rashed Al-Mohannadi at Katara this weekend for a journey through his exhibition. His work will be on display at Building 19, Katara, from June 16 to 23. Admission is free and open to the public from 10am to 10pm.
  • Barrio Fiesta at Sealine Beach Resort: Join the Filipino community as they celebrate Philippine Independence Day belatedly on June 20 from 11am onwards. The event will feature plays, dance and authentic Filipino delicacies. With prior booking, tickets cost QR100 and are available at Sealine, Movenpick Hotel, and Gerry’s Grill. This covers a QR50 food and beverage voucher redeemable at Sealine during the event. Tickets at the gate will cost QR150. To reserve your seat, call +974 5576 8954. Visit the Facebook page for more details.
  • How To Take A Million Dollar Photo: Photographers can hone their skills on June 21 with this workshop organized by FotoArabia at the Youth Hub from 5-7 pm. The workshop will focus on the elements of award-winning photographs, techniques for approaching subjects from a commercial angle, and the world of commercial stock photography. Admission is free and open to the public, but prior knowledge of photography is required. Interested participants can sign up here. You must bring your own camera and three original photos printed on 13 x 18 cm paper to the event.

What else would you add? Thoughts?


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7 years ago

Nice … thanks for the heads up.

Desert Witch
Desert Witch
7 years ago

Thanks DN really appreciate this section every week now.

The Dark Knight
The Dark Knight
7 years ago

Thank You!

Ms. Hala
7 years ago

Checked out the Wedding Exhibition last night, well organized aside from the shuttling between the parking lot and the exhibition hall. May head back for the Fadi Nahle fashion show on Saturday.

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