Things to do in Doha: September 9-16

Classical music, Xavi arrives in Qatar, Hawaiian brunch a revamped Pearl Lounge and more Discuss this article

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See the revamped Pearl Lounge
It used to be one of those places that you went to and loved but didn’t want to admit it. Now the Pearl Lounge, at the Doha Marriott, has had a makeover, and it’s all modern and chic. Shouting “pearlescent” at us, the bar is brighter and bubblier, and still has the same reasonable prices.
Pearl Lounge, Doha Marriott, Ras Abu Abboud (4429 8888).

Classical tunes
September 10
What do you get when you cross Prokofiev, Rachmaninov, and a little more Tchaikovsky? The answer is a very pleasant evening. The Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra is making the most of everyone’s return with yet another performance, this time playing Prokofiev’s Classical Symphony Number 1 in D Minor, Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony Number 4 in F Minor. Magical.
QR75-200. From 7.30pm. Katara Opera House, Katara Cultural Village,

Football’s coming home
September 11
The first match of the Qatar Stars League season kicks off on this day. Will last year’s league champions, Lekhwiya, win back-to-back titles, even though the club has lost its talismanic manager Michael Laudrup? Will Al Sadd, with Xavi Hernandez (yes, Xavi!... yep, the one from Barcelona), claim the trophy with a world legend in the team?
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Chill at a Hawaiian brunch
September 11
Did you know Bruno Mars is from Hawaii? He’s pretty cool, so that should be reason enough to go. So bring your hula skirts and enjoy this themed brunch. It’s going to be a brunch of awesomeness.
QR295 soft, QR425 full. 12.30-4pm. The Grill, Grand Hyatt Doha, West Bay Lagoon (7798 2400).

Special spa treatment
September 15-30
You can do more than just drink green tea apparently! Yes, supposedly it can help with massages, too. A green tea salt and aroma massage builds the immune system and a mini-facial means you get the full pampering treatment, lasting 150 minutes.
QR1,325. Spa & Wellness Centre, Four Seasons, West Bay (4494 8802).

By Time Out Doha staff
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