Things to do in Qatar: Feb 1-7

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Spring Festival
February 1-6
Head to the Souq Waqif for a fantastic spring festival. Starting at 3.30pm every day, numerous venues will have shows for everyone. Venues include the souq alley, the art gallery, parking area, the outdoor theatre and Al Ahmed field. Every day from February 2-6, the Karameesh Musical Group will play at the Al Rayyan Theatre stage.
Souq Waqif, just off the Corniche and adjacent to Grand Hamad Street.

February 1
This is the last day of the very successful Handball World Championships. If you’ve got tickets, you’re in for a treat. The bronze and the gold medal matches take place at the Lusail Multipurpose Hall, with the bronze medal match commencing at 4.30pm and the gold medal match at 7.15pm.
To see if any tickets are still available, go to

Kool and the Gang
February 1
As a big finale to the series of events from the Twenty-Four Hour Funzone, which started on January 16, Kool and The Gang will be playing from 10pm-11pm (Get Down On It, Ladies Night). Come early, though, as there are other acts and activities on with Cirque Eloize, air guitar, graffiti artists, bungee jumping and more. You can pay on entrance. QR100, 18 or older.
Next to Doha Golf Club, West Bay Lagoon. For more information, visit

Pre Sports Day run
February 6
Al Sadd Sports Club hopes that 50,000 people will compete in a half marathon (good luck). There is no registration fee and it will start from 7pm, following a set route on the National Day Ceremonial Road in Al Refaa, with participants completing half the distance before turning around and heading back to the initial starting point. You can register online at or at kiosks at Al Sadd Sports Club or at various malls on the day of the event.
Al Sadd Sports Club, Al Sadd.

Jazz Unplugged
February 7
Go to Villaggio to hear some grass roots jazz with award winning performers from Jazz at Lincoln Center playing top-quality music, all for nothing. It’s on from 4pm-5pm, at Virgin Megastore. Why not treat yourself and the family?
Virgin Megastore, Villaggio, Al Wabb Street, Muraikh (4495 9060).

By Time Out Doha staff
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