Things to do in Doha: March 20-24

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Discover ancient trade Silk from The Silk Road
View 100 pieces of stunning ancient and modern Chinese silk works. The second major Qatar-China exhibition is all about the ancient network of trade routes that ran from the Asian continent to Europe and the Mediterranean.
Free entry. Mar 24-May 9. Open Sat-Thu 10am-8pm, Fri 3pm-9pm. QM Gallery, Building 10, Katara (4452 5555).

Persian feast
Celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year that marks the beginning of Spring at Parisa Restaurant, overlooking Doha bay. The huge family-style set menu will be prepared by Chef Moghadam Najjari.
QR320 (soft drinks), QR450 (selected beverages). Mar 21 6.30pm-11pm. Parisa Restaurant, Sharq Village & Spa, Khulaifat (4425 6666).

GoÛt de france at panorama
Restaurants around the city will be participating in a worldwide celebration of French food on Monday March 21 with special events and menus. Try Panorama with its panoramic views of Doha and authentic French cuisine. The menu will emphasise seasonal produce and high-quality ingredients while using less fat,
sugar and salt. French food; less calories. Perfect.
Mon March 21, 6pm-11pm. The Torch Doha, Al Waab (4446 5600).

Food fest
Qatar International Food Festival is now in its seventh year, and it’s rolling back into town, food-trucks in tow (including the much-loved Burgeri), for another week of culinary events. Expect suspended restaurants (in the sky), live cooking shows from some of the city’s most talented celebrity chefs, and some big names from overseas.
Last year the hub of the event was the Musem of Islamic Art Park. This year the event will be held at even more locations across the city including The Pearl and Katara, while countless restaurants will be getting involved with specially-created menus and events.
March 22-28. For more information visit

By Time Out Doha staff
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