What to do in Doha: October 10-16, 2021

A new week brings new and exciting events. Here is what awaits you! Our list comes out every Sunday at 10:00 am, so be sure to check it out. For more events around you, visit iloveqatar.net/events!

To note:
Here are the updates on the phasing out of COVID-19 restrictions starting October 3. Please check with the respective event hosts before booking or participating.

In accordance with COVID-19 restrictions set by the government, please ensure you adhere to precautionary measures such as wearing a mask, physical distancing, displaying your green Ehteraz status, and frequent hand washing.

Until October 10, 2021

What to do in Doha: October 10-16, 2021
Image Credit: Qatar Tourism

Attend Shop Qatar’s last day this year! Today is your last chance to take advantage of sales and promotions at participating locations and stores. Treat yourself to retail therapy at Landmark Mall, Hyatt Plaza Mall, Al Khor Mall, Mall of Qatar, Doha Festival Mall, Lagoona Mall, Villagio Mall, City Center Mall, Ezdan Mall Al Gharaffa & Al Wakrah, Msheireb Galleria Mall and The Gate Mall. Take advantage of discounts of up to 90%!

Site: Various shopping malls in Qatar
Dated: September 10, 2021 – October 10, 2021
All day
General admission – It’s free!

Until October 10, 2021

What to do in Doha: October 10-16, 2021
Image Credit: Katara Cultural Village

Looking to explore and improve watercolor painting techniques? If you are 16 and over, you have until today, October 10, to attend artist Mohamed Junaid’s workshop. Hurry and register because places are limited! The workshop will be held in Arabic.


Starts October 12, 2021

What to do in Doha: October 10-16, 2021
Image Credit: Losail Circuit Sports Club

The world’s fastest sport arrives in Qatar for the first time! You’ll have to hurry because the Losail Circuit Sports Club has already announced that ticket sales for the F1 race in November will begin on October 12. Early bird tickets start from 750 QR.


Until October 12, 2021

Things to do
Image Credit: Supreme Committee for Delivery and Inheritance

Excited by this event ?! Tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis through the official FIFA ticketing site. The tournament, which brings together the best teams from the Arab world, will also see the inauguration of two stadiums of the FIFA World Cup, Qatar 2022 ™, Al Bayt and Ras Abu Aboud.


  • Site: Al Bayt and Ras Abu Aboud Stadium
  • Dated: September 28, 2021 – October 12, 2021
  • Time: All day
  • Purchase of tickets: In line
  • Price: Online (from) – QR 25
  • Website: http://fifa.com/billets

Until October 31, 2021

What to do in Doha: October 10-16, 2021
Image Credit: More Wishes by Marriott Bonvoy ™

Doha just got sweeter as the month-long celebration of all things culinary is back! Throughout the month of October, discover a new world of flavors from Qatar’s best restaurants, hotels, top chefs and food authorities. Guests will discover specially prepared menus, exclusive culinary and tasting experiences, cooking classes and much more. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind gastronomic feast with friends and family!


  • Site: Participating places throughout the festival
  • Dated: October 1, 2021 – October 31, 2021
  • Time: All day
  • Purchase of tickets: In line
  • Price: Advance reservation is required – From 80 QR per person
  • Website: https://www.morecravings.com/offers/doha-food-fest

Until November 10, 2021

What to do in Doha: October 10-16, 2021
Image Credit: Qatar Foundation

Do you want to see your design come to life? As Qatar prepares to host the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 ™, Education City invites the football lover community to submit original football designs to be displayed and sold as part of its fun products. If you are selected, you will receive credit for your work as your name will appear on the packaging and promotional material.

The winner will be awarded three months of membership to access Qatar Foundation’s recreational and sports facilities, as well as free registration for a class of their choice. Also get the chance to “meet and greet” a local soccer player!


Until December 31, 2021

What to do in Doha: October 10-16, 2021
Image Credit: Museum of Islamic Arts

When was the last time you spent time in a library? Visit the Museum of Islamic Arts library today for the “Beautiful Memories of Palestine” exhibit. MIA has opened its vast collection of rare books, once again, to present a selection of books showcasing the beauty of Palestine over the past five hundred years.

The MIA Library features an illustrated journey through Palestine, where the majority of the books included in the exhibit date from AD 1610 to 1930 and are written in European languages, originally published as travel diaries, stories and stories.


  • Site: MIA Library
  • Dated: June 20, 2021 – December 31, 2021
  • Time: 9 a.m.-6.30 p.m. (Saturday to Thursday), 1.30 p.m.-6.30 p.m. (Friday)
  • Purchase of tickets: Advanced ticket not required
  • Telephone: +974 4422 4444
  • Website: https://www.qm.org.qa

October 16, 2021 – December 4, 2021

What to do in Doha: October 10-16, 2021
Image Credit: VCUarts Qatar

Learn tips for mixing paint and handling brushes, basic washing techniques, and capturing the effects of light when you join VCUarts Qatar’s Basic Watercolor Painting Workshop. This is an introduction to watercolor painting with a focus on using the transparent medium to explore both abstract and realistic subjects. Various topics such as negative painting, basic color advice, painting from still lifes, and the use of photographs as sources for cityscape and landscape subjects will be covered. will you participate?


  • Site: VCUarts Qatar
  • Dated: October 16, 2021 – December 4, 2021
  • Time: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Purchase of tickets: In line
  • Price: 8 lessons – 1550 QR
  • Telephone: +974 4402 0555
  • E-mail: [email protected]
  • Website: https://qatar.vcu.edu

October 16, 2021

What to do in Doha: October 10-16, 2021
Image Credit: Qatar Foundation

On Saturday October 16, visit the Qatar National Library for an Art Trail exhibition titled: “Between Science and Art: The First Photography in the Middle East”. The guided tour which will be led by exhibition curator Giulia Martini will discover the works of many of the first photographers – scientists, chemists, engineers and archaeologists, who did not even consider themselves artists. The stories of these early practitioners are the focus of the exhibit, which will feature some of the earliest images taken in the Middle East.

To register, please download the City of Education application and head to the art and culture section where all art trail guided tours are listed.


Until October 24, 2021

Ajyal Film Festival 2021 Jury Program
Image Credit: DFI

If your kids love movies, be sure to register them for the Ajyal Film Festival. The festival lasts 13 days and allows you to experience the cultures of the world through the powerful medium of film. Last year Ajyal welcomed over 400 jurors from 45 nationalities, you can be one of them this year!

Join Jury of the Ajyal Film Festival from November 7 to 19, 2021.

As an Ajyal juror, you will be able to:

1. Watch short and feature films from around the world, both online and in theaters.
2. Vote for your favorite films and choose the winners of the Ajyal Competition.
3. Meet internationally renowned and stimulating guests.
4. Attend online workshops and masterclasses on directing techniques and cinematic language.

Jury categories

There are three Ajyal competition juries in three age groups. They are:

  • Mohaq: Mohaq means “New Moon” in Arabic, and they are Ajyal’s youngest jurors, aged 8 to 12. The young people of this jury will watch a program of short films and four feature films.
  • Hilal: Ajyal’s jurors aged 13 to 17 make up the Hilal jury – the term means “crescent moon” in Arabic. Four feature films and a short film program make up the Hilal Jury Festival program.
  • Bader: The most mature of Ajyal’s juries, the Bader jurors (Arabic for ‘Full Moon’) are between 18 and 25 years old and will select their favorite films from among five feature films and two short film programs.

How to register

You are just a few clicks away from joining the Ajyal Jury experience for 2021. Registration is open from August 22 to October 24, and you must be between 8 and 25 years old to register. The registration process will require a one-time participation fee to secure your spot, as detailed below.

  • Up early (if registration before September 22): 150 QR
  • Standard Fee: 250 QR
  • Dupdated * (Members of the Cultural Passport for Siblings and Museums of Qatar): 200 QR


Until December 28, 2021

Things to do
Image Credit: City of Education

Hi girls! Make the most of your summer and stay in shape at Oxygen Park, located in Education City! Stay active during Ladies Night where you can run, jog, play soccer or volleyball, or just walk with your friends! This is a free event, but prior registration through the Education City app is required. Click here to download: Play store/ ios.


  • Site: Oxygen park
  • Dated: September 6, 2021 – December 28, 2021
  • Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Purchase of tickets: By telephone
  • Price: Prior registration required – It’s free!
  • Instagram: @ educationcity.qa

Which of these will you definitely do this week? Let us know in the comments section below! Share this article – it keeps us going!

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