Things to do in Doha:September 17-23

Art, rugby, Eid and more things to do in Doha this week Discuss this article

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Look at The Hunt
From September 16
Qatar Museums has unveiled its latest range of cultural artworks and themes. The first to come is named “The Hunt: Princely pursuits in Islamic Lands.” It shows how hunting was an essential activity in the lifestyle of the stately and privileged. The art includes metalwork, manuscripts and ceramics. Not one for animal lovers, but it’s sure to be interesting, nonetheless.
Free entry. Museum of Islamic Art, Corniche (4422 4444).

Visit the Harem Al Sultan exhibition
From September 17
The first time the exhibition has ever left Istanbul, as part of the Qatar/Turkey Year of Culture, this exhibition follows life of Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and looks at his life and his love of the Hürrem Sultan, with authentic and original décor, costumes and accessories.
Free entry. Qatar Museums Gallery, Katara Cultural Village (5528 7002).

Watch the Rugby World Cup
From September 18
Believe it or not, the Rugby World Cup is going to take six weeks to complete – we’re not kidding! And the InterContinental hotel is going to show every single match in a special tent, with food and refreshments available as well. Want to watch Japan live? – no problemo! The World Cup is actually being held in England and Wales, but which nation will be triumphant at the end on October 31? One of the Home Nations, or perhaps the All Blacks or Australia?
Opening match Sept 18, 10pm, England v Fiji. Free entry. InterContinental Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 4919).

Go on an Eid brunch
Starts September 22 (predicted)
There are plenty of brunches available to celebrate Eid with either family or friends. The party we most want to be at is once again at the InterCon. Three days (predicted Sept. 22-24) with unlimited selections make it appealing, and activities for little ones make it great for families, too.
QR295 basic, QR325 house choices. 12.30pm-4pm. Coral, InterContinental Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 4919).

Enjoy Eid Al Adha celebrations
September 23-27
Watch out for special celebrations all around the city, put on by the Qatar Tourism Authority, the same team that recently coloured our summer with August fun. Special happenings will be at the souq, Katara and The Pearl, with fireworks, face painting, artistic shows and activities for children.
Numerous venues.

By Time Out Doha staff
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