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Six things to do in Qatar this weekend (Nov. 25-28)

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Strongman competition
Strongman competition

After a fairly soggy week, weather conditions are expected to improve on Friday. Besides filling your bellies with turkey, there are plenty of other things to check out over the next few days. Here are our picks:

Strongman competition

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

The latest edition of Qatar’s Strongest Man Competition will take place on Friday, Nov. 27, near the lake at Aspire Park.

Some eight Qataris are participating in the event, which runs from 3pm onwards. Competitors will attempt a series of Herculean tasks including lifting cars, pulling trailers, and rolling giant tires. The event is free and open to the public.

Latin bazaar 

Residents looking to buy some early holiday gifts can head over to the Latin Market on Nov. 27 from 2 to 7pm at the Dareen Clubhouse in Al Jazi Gardens (West Bay).

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

Organized by the Amigas de Habla Hispana en Qatar, a local Spanish-centered organization, the event will feature vendors selling handicrafts, home decor, Christmas goods, handbags, latin food, clothing and flamenco accessories. The event is free and open to the public.

Terry Fox run

Join fellow runners and volunteers from around Qatar as they raise money for cancer research at this year’s Terry Fox Run, an annual charity event named after a Canadian runner and cancer patient.

Terry Fox Run 2014
Terry Fox Run 2014

The event will be held at the College of North Atlantic Qatar from 11am onwards, with registration opening at 9am.

Participants are encouraged to donate, buy merchandise and pledge funds to support the cause, though the event is free and open to the public.

Over the years, event has raised some QR1 million, cumulatively, for cancer research. The family run, walk or bike event follows a 2km lap around CNA-Q’s campus. Residents can participate for distances of 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10km. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page here.

Cars and Karak

Resident motorheads and chai lovers are invited to attend the third Cars and Karak mixer this Friday, Nov. 27, from 4 to 8pm at the Qatar Sports Club in West Bay.

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

The majlis-style meet-and-greet is for car lovers and their vehicles who can spend an evening in mingling and engaging in technical speak. Owners of sports cars and classic cars are welcome to attend the free event.

Karak and snacks will be provided, and representatives from several local autosport and automotive companies will be present. For more information, visit the event’s website here.

FIA World Touring Car Championship

The L0sail International Circuit will once again light up this weekend as the FIA World Touring Car Championships comes to Qatar on Nov. 26 and 27.

Losail International Circuit
Losail International Circuit

The two-day long event will see competitors from around the world go head-to-head in the championship’s finale. Grandstand tickets are free, while Paddock passes for both days cost QR200, and VIP tickets cost QR500.

Organizers are also providing free shuttles from the QMMF offices in Salwa to the Lusail circuit at 6 and 7:30pm on Friday. Thursday will see the riders take to the track for free practices from 7 to 10pm. Qualifying rounds will begin from 3pm onwards on Friday, with races starting at 9:45 pm on the same day. For more information, visit the event’s website here.

Energy World

An interactive exhibition about breakthroughs in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics will wrap up this weekend at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center in West Bay.

Energy World
Energy World

Energy World Qatar runs until Saturday, Nov. 28 and is free and open to the public. It highlights the benefits of energy and how it enables and betters human life. It also underscores national and global energy challenges.

Billed as a comprehensive family experience, the exhibition will also provide hands-on encounters with various exhibits across different activity zones. The event is open from 5 to 10pm on weekdays, 2 to 10pm on Fridays and 10am to 10pm on Saturdays. Visitors are requested to register for their free tickets online here prior to arriving at the venue.

Bonus:

  • Indonesian culture: Residents looking for a taste of the Far East can head over to Lagoona Mall this weekend for a “Wonderful Indonesia” event. Activities will be held at the mall’s lower ground floor from 7 to 9 pm on Thursday, and from 1 to 9pm on Friday and Saturday.
  • QatART Market: Help support local artists and handicrafters at the QatART Market, which will be held from 3 to 8pm on Nov. 27 at the Katara Art Studios (Building 19). This weekend’s market will feature several artists, illustrators, toy makers and clothing designers. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page here.
  • Fashion meets Passion : Young aspiring female models are welcome to join the Philippine School’s Fashion Meets Passion workshop this weekend, Friday, Nov. 27, from 8am to 4pm. The session, held at the school, will be led by Ms. Filipinas Tourism Janela Cuaton, and costs QR150 to attend. The price includes lunch and snacks, and attendees will showcase their skills during a gala show on Dec. 4. For more information and to book a seat, call Janela on 7723501, Joseph on 77868671, or Sol on 77033132.

What are your plans for the weekend? Thoughts?

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