Things to do in Qatar: Feb 22-28

Top female tennis stars, movie screenings, motocross championships and more Discuss this article

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2015 Qatar Total Open
February 23-28
Last month we had some of the best men tennis players in the world compete at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex (note that we said David Ferrer was an ‘Outside Tip’ and Tomáš Berdych ‘Always a Threat’ – they were the finalists). Well now the best female players on the planet will come to compete in the 2015 Qatar Total Open. Venus Williams will be competing in her third Open in Qatar, alongside players such as Radwanska, Kvitova and defending champion Simona Halep. Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex, West Bay (4440 9666), www.qatartennis.org.

Jewellery & watches exhibition
February 24-28
It’s time to look at all things that sparkle at the QNCC. There will be exclusive collections from luxury brands all over the world. Time to enjoy the elegant time-pieces and marvel at the beautiful jewellery on show.
QNCC, Al Gharafa (3340 5808).

Stars and geeks converge
February 26-27
For the very first time, the IGN Convention comes to Qatar. Ideal for gamers, movie buffs, self-confessed geeks and more, you can get your fill of comics, gaming tournaments, workshops and more for QR75 if purchased in advance, QR1,000 on the door. QNCC, Al Gharafa (3340 5808), www.ignconvention.com/qatar.

Motocross championships
February 27-28
If you’re in the need for speed and this issue has got you into a motor sport frenzy, you’ll be glad to know that the Motocross world championships are coming to Losail Circuit. Watch the best bikers at the impressive track fight it out. It’s free entrance, too. Losail International Circuit, Wusail, North Relief Road, www.circuitlosail.com, (4472 9151), tickets@curcuitlosail.com.

Here’s looking at you, DFI
February 27-28
There are four special films being shown by the Doha Film Institute on these two days at Katara. The first showing is at 3pm on February 27, screening Whiplash, then 7pm with Les Choristes. The following day there is a 4pm viewing of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon and a 7pm viewing of World War II epic romance Casablanca.
For more details and ticketing information, visit dohafilminstitute.com.

By Time Out Doha staff
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