As pleasant weather sets in, enjoy the many outdoor and indoor events being held over the weekend like the light festival at Lusail, Disney musical at QNCC, winter bazaar or have a go at one of the many food festivals.

Light Me Festival

The four-day international light and digital media festival with extraordinary light art installations will illuminate the magnificent Lusail Marina Eastern and South Promenade. The 2km festival promenade will feature 12 art light installations, boat rides, LML Cars and Food & Beverages. The light festival promises to offer an amazing family photo opportunity and vividly lit scenery, making for a magical experience.

Where: Lusail Marina

When: January 15 – 18, 2020 | 5:30pm to 11:30pm

For more info, click here


Passage to India

Dance, music and food come to the park of Doha at Museum of Islamic Park as the venue will host the Passage to India festival this weekend. First of its kind, showcasing the country’s cultural diversity, the festival will include colourful cultural programmes from Qatar and different states of India, life size monuments from India and stalls highlighting various customs, food, art and craft, textiles and products from India.

Where: MIA Park

When: January 16 and 17,2020 | 5pm to 10pm

For more info, click here


Chinese food festival and Culture performance

To celebrate the Chinese New Year Dragon Mart will put on a exhibition of Chinese food and cultural performance. The performances include Dragon dance , Lion dance, Kung fu tea, Chinese musical performance and others. Free Entry!

Where: Dragon Mart Qatar

When: Every Friday & Saturday, until February 7 | 4pm to 10pm

For more info, click here


Disney In Concert: A Dream Is A Wish

The magic of Disney storytelling comes to life once again as the broadway artists perform everyone’s favourite Disney movies. The musical one hour show will include The stories of The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Aladdin and more. Tickets available online from QAR100 to QAR 1,000.

Where: Qatar National Convention Centre

When: January 17-19,2020 | 7pm

For tickets and info, click here



B Square Mall Winter Bazaar

Winter bazaar at B Square Mall includes homemade local and imported food items and other products.

Where:Bsquare mall

When:Every Thursday & Friday, until May 8 | 4pm to 11.30pm

For more info, click here


“Magnificent Cultures” Exhibition

Katara in cooperation with the embassy of Italy in the State of Qatar presents “Magnificent Cultures” Exhibition By the Italian artist Luigi Ballarin.

Where:Katara; BD 18

When:January 18 – 29, 2020 | 10am to 10pm

For more info, click here


Shop Qatar 2020

A much awaited colourful shopping celebration in the country, Shop Qatar is here. The 25-day festival will give residents and visitors a chance to explore and enjoy Qatar’s diverse retail offering including everything from luxury malls and high-end boutique venues to themed, entertainment-rich shopping centres, as well as authentic souqs and bazaars. Throughout the festival, all participating malls will host free roaming shows and family-friendly entertainment as well as a colourful lights and confetti show every weekend.

Shaun The Sheep stage show
Lagoona Mall – January 16-17,2020 | 5.30pm, 7pm, 8.30pm

Villagio – January 18,2020 | 4pm & 8.25pm
Animal Show
Mirqab Mall – January16-18, 2020 | 3pm – 6pm
Siwar Choir
The Pearl – January 17

For more info, click here


MIA Park Bazaar

A weekend market which is a modern take on Qatar’s old souq tradition will have around 50 stalls offering a wide variety of products. The bazaar at Museum of Islamic Art park will have stalls selling ready-to-wear clothes, caps, footwear, shayla, sunglasses, bags, jewellery, watches, cosmetics, fragrances, and other accessories. The stalls representing home-based businesses also sold home display items and sumptuous home-cooked cuisines to the visitors.

When: Until April 25, 2020 | Fridays from 2pm to 8pm and Saturdays from 12noon to 8pm

Where: MIA Park

For more info, click here


Metro Street Food – Food Fest

First ever outdoor metro event hosted by Q sports, with combination of food, beverages and a mini golf course setup at the DECC Metro station.

When: Jan 1 – April 2020

Weekdays: 12:30pm – 11pm | Weekends: 2pm to12 midnight

Where: DECC Metro Station

For details, click here


Qatar, India & the Gulf: History, Culture and Society Exhibition

Qatar National library to exhibit connections between India, Qatar and the Gulf over 4,600 years as a part of the Qatar India 2019 Year of the Culture. The exhibition reveals hows this ancient relationship has influenced their history, culture and society in profound and surprising ways.

When: Until February 29, 2020 | 3pm to 8pm

Where: Qatar National Library

For details, click here


“It is our right to dream” exhibition

Katara will host “It is our right to dream” exhibition by the sculptor Sabhi Chtioui

When: Until January 18, 2020 | 10am – 10pm

Where: Building 47, Katara Cultural Village

For details, click here


Mahaseel Festival

The biggest edition of Mahaseel Festival is going on at Katara with more than 40 stalls to buy vegetables, flowers, honey, dairy and meat products offered by local companies at discounted prices. There is also a large area where children can enjoy inflatables in addition to a giant tent where they can play various computer games such as VR games making the festival a one-stop-shop for families.

When: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until March 31 | 9am to 9pm

Where: Building 22, Katara

For details, click here

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