Things to do in Doha: July 9-17

Ramadan art project, last chance iftar and big screen Minions Discuss this article

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A new Blanco
The balcony bar at the Hilton Hotel has had a revamp and is now in an air conditioned tent so the summer months can be enjoyed again. Throughout Ramadan, you can use it as an ideal after-iftar spot to continue to chat with friends and have Ramadan drinks in a luxurious and different setting. After Ramadan, normal service resumes.
Hilton Hotel, West Bay (4423 3333).

Last visit to exhibitions
Two exhibitions from Qatar Museums will be ending this week, so this is your last chance to have a look if you haven’t done so already. Exhibition 555, at the old fire station, will be running until July 14. Iraqi artists Dia Azzawi and Ismail Azzan are on show. Fire Station, Wadi Al Sail, Marvellous Creatures brings to life animals in manuscripts, textiles, ceramics, jewellery and more until July 11.
Museum of Islamic Art, Corniche (4422 4444).

Colouring figures
July 10
As part of ongoing Ramadan events for children, there are colouring workshops where children aged 4-15 are encouraged to draw typical Ramadan décor and create Ramadan patterns. It is for all children and families are welcome as well. QR100. 8pm-11pm.
Katara Art Building 19, Katara Cultural Village (4408 0233). For queries, email

The last iftar (or suhoor)
July 17 (predicted)
Enjoy iftar or/and suhoor for the last time during Ramadan before Eid. There are so many places to try, so our suggestion is to go to one of the tents featured in this month’s edition. The Marriott Marquis serves a delectable iftar at Wanassa tent, with Arabian and international selections for QR235. Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel, West Bay (4419 6100). And make the most of the last day by having a suhoor as well. Perhaps you can pop over to La Cigale, with a great Arabian vibe, live cooking stations and international selections for QR250.
La Cigale, Suhaim Bin Hamad Street, C-Ring Road (4428 8698).

Great for families

From July 16
The yellow-celled organisms have life ambitions to serve cruel masters, but find themselves with no one to serve. So Kevin, Stuart and Bob set off in search for something to do in life. They meet super villain Scarlet Overkill and go back in time to Mod London, 1960s New York and frozen Antarctica, all to save Minionkind from annihilation.
Novo Cinema, Medina Centrale, The Pearl area (4418 4736).

By Time Out Doha staff
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