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Six things to do in Qatar this weekend (June 16-19)

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Human creation in the Holy Quran
Human creation in the Holy Quran

With summer holidays around the corner, there is a lot happening for kids and adults across the country.

A fasting fundraiser for orphans, salsa dance lessons and sunset kayaking are just some of the events taking place this weekend.

Here are our picks:

Human creation in the Holy Quran

A new exhibition that opened at Katara Cultural Village this week features a series of 3D exhibitions on specific human organs alongside a verse from the Quran.

“Human Creation in the Holy Quran” features 14 exhibitions on the heart, eyes, teeth, arteries, bones, and fingerprints designed to encourage visitors to contemplate the greatness of one of God’s creation, human beings, Katara general manager Khalid Bin Ibrahim Al-Sulaiti said in a statement.

The exhibit is located in Katara buildings 3, 13, 18, 19, and 22. It is open daily from 9am to 1pm and from 7pm to midnight.

Chinese cultural performance

To celebrate the Qatar-China Year of Culture, Dragon Mart will be hosting a month of traditional Chinese performances for visitors.

Qatar China Year of Culture 2016

The performances start tonight, Wednesday, June 15, and run through to July 9 from 8pm to midnight.

Fast-a-thon

Hyatt Plaza is inviting non-Muslims to experience fasting from sunrise until sunset in the month of Ramadan while helping to support education in Somalia.

For every person that registers, Hyatt Plaza will donate QR200 to Eid Charity to support English education for orphans in Somalia.

Hyatt Plaza Fastathon 2013
Hyatt Plaza Fastathon 2013

The two-day event will start with an orientation session on Friday, June 17 at 5pm and concludes with an iftar on Saturday, June 18 at 4pm.

Registration can be done on the Hyatt Plaza website. For more information, call 4499-9666 or email fastathon@hyattplaza.com.

Salsa classes

Throughout Ramadan, Salsa n’ Candela is offering dance classes of Salsa, Kizomba and Bachata at the Eforea Spa in the Hilton Hotel.

Salsa night
Salsa night

There are different levels of classes offered, targeting beginners, improvers, intermediate and advanced dancers. Each class lasts for an hour.

The salsa beginners’ class will first meet on Friday, June 17, from 9pm to 10pm. The other classes will meet throughout the week, with a full schedule available on Salsa n Candela’s Facebook page.

Q-Sports summer camp

Catering to kids aged 4 to 14, the Q Sports summer camp includes workshops and lessons under the supervision of specialist coaches.

Activities include football, basketball, play ball, swimming, indoor tennis, mix martial arts, kids yoga, inflatable sports, puzzles and games, arts and crafts, and agilities and training.

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

Starting June 19, the camp will run from Sunday to Thursday, from 8am to 1pm, at Al Jazeera Academy until Sept. 1.

Registration fees for the camp vary. The cost for one day is QR200. A full week costs QR800, while an entire month is QR3,000.

For more information, visit its website or call 4017-6791.

Sunset and full-moon kayaking

Entalek is offering two kinds of kayaking experiences this weekend: one while the sun sets and the other under a full moon.

Sunset kayaking will be followed by a potluck-style iftar, while full-moon kayaking will be followed with a suhoor for Muslims who wish to bring food along with them. A bbq set-up will be provided both times.

Sunset kayaking
Sunset kayaking

Both events will take place on Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18 at Al Thakhira. Sunset kayaking will be at 4pm, while full moon kayaking will begin at 9pm.

Tickets cost QR250 for each and can be bought online.

Bonus:

  • On Monday, June 20, the Four Seasons Beach Doha will be hosting a yoga session under the full moon. The class will start at 9pm and costs QR80. Tickets are available at the door. The class runs for 75 minutes. For more information, call 5040-3234.

What are your plans for the weekend? Thoughts?

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