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Six things to do in Qatar this weekend (Oct. 26-29)

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From cheering on bikers at the WorldSBK championship to checking out a fashion exhibition, going tango dancing or camping under the stars, there’s plenty happening around town this weekend.

Here are our picks:

Superbike World Championship

The final round of the Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) will take place this weekend at the Losail International Circuit from Oct. 28-30, starting at 5:15pm each day.

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

Grandstand tickets cost QR100 for access to all three days. It will also give access to the Paddock for the first 2,000 guests.

There’s also a WorldSBK VIP Lounge ticket for QR1,200 for Saturday & Sunday or QR700 for Sunday only.

The Karting track will be open during the three days, but it will be compulsory to have a WorldSBK ticket (Grandstand – Paddock or VIP) to access it. More information can be found here.

Heya fashion exhibition

A scaled-down version of the 10th annual Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition kicks off tomorrow, Oct. 27 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (near City Center mall).

Eight Heya Arabian Fashion Show
Heya

The event runs through Oct. 31. Qatar’s largest trunk exhibition of Arab and Khaleeji designers was supposed to start today, but its grand opening and gala evening events have been canceled due to the passing of former Emir Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani. Various fashion shows during the exhibition have also be canceled.

The event will now commence at 10am on Thursday and continue until 10pm Sunday, Oct. 31.

The women’s-only event will feature over 230 customized boutiques across its six days. The event is free and open to the public. More information can be found online here.

Nagham at The Backyard

The opening of Nagham will take place at the Sheraton Grand Doha’s Backyard this weekend. The new concept will feature a night of live oriental music, tarab and Lebanese mezze.

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Renowned Jordanian band Harget Kart and Belgian DJ Baz will also be there for a live performance.

The event will take place every Thursday from 6pm onwards, with an entry fee of QR100 for men and QR65 for women. Ladies can come for free if they arrive before 8:30pm. Attendees must present their Qatar IDs or passports before entering.

To book tickets, call the Sheraton on +974 44853000 or email Thebackyarddoha@gmail.com. More information about the event can be found here.

International tango festival

Keeping with the dancing theme, the Intercontinental Doha the City will stage its fourth International Tango Festival all weekend at its Al Jawhara Ballroom, from 8pm to 1am.

Argentinean Tango Metropolis
Argentinean Tango Metropolis

The event runs from Oct. 27-29, and ticket prices start at QR325 per person. They include a gala dinner, live music by maestros and 16 performances by tango dancers from Turkey, Argentina and Germany.

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Tickets are available online here and here.  Only adults aged 21 and above will be admitted. Guests are advised to “dress to impress.” More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page.

#Doha101 meetup

NOTE: This event was canceled at the last minute.

New in Doha? Doha Tweetups will host a two-hour session at Crowne Plaza tonight (Oct. 26) to help you feel more at home.

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Photo for illustrative purposes only.

Under the name #Doha 101: Your Guide to the City, organizers will cover the essential need-to-knows of living in Doha, from meeting new friends to discovering the country’s top whereabouts for recreational activities.

Lesley from Doha News will be there offering tips on how to find the answers to all your Qatar-related questions.

The event will take place at Crowne Plaza’s rooftop restaurant Liquidity from 7pm to 9pm. It is free, but please register here to give organizers an idea of how many people are coming.

Staycation under the stars

Local eco-tourism company 365 Adventures Qatar is hosting a camping event under Zekreet’s rock formations on both Thursday and Friday.

Participants will first meet at Landmark Mall at 3pm and head out to Zekreet from there and make their first stop at a beach location for a swim before sunset.

They will then head to the rock formations at 6:30pm and camp overnight with a barbecue. Pick-up and drop-off will be on a 25-seater bus.

Tickets cost QR150 per person. Participants are encouraged to bring their own food and drinks, along with their pillows and blankets.

For bookings, call 70086008 or 66983357. More information can be found here.

Bonus:

  • Fun Fridays: The Pearl-Qatar is hosting “Family Fun Fridays” for the next two weeks from 5pm to 9:30pm in Qanat Quartier. Each Friday, there will be mascots, stilt walkers, balloon animals, face painting, coloring stations and free cotton candy, ice cream and popcorn for the kids. NOTE: This event may be canceled due to the death of the Grandfather Emir.

What are your plans for the weekend? Thoughts?

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