Things to do in Doha in September

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LOL at Doha Comedy Fest

How can we not be excited about the Doha Comedy Festival (DCF)? They have the best line-up of comedians who can really deliver some rib-tickling moments to the crowd. Hosted by Mo Amer, the show includes Maz Jobrani (pictured), ‘Lebanon’s King of Comedy’ Nemr and Indian-American Vir Das, who is performing in Qatar for the first time. They are all joined by Qatar’s very own pioneer in stand-up comedy, Hamad Al-Amari. DCF is organised and produced by The Social Studio and supported by Qatar Tourism Authority.
QR45 (starting). September 3, 8pm-11pm (doors open 7.30pm). QNCC. For tickets, visit tickets.virginmegastore.me.

Fill from Food Trucks this fall

Don’t get too excited, but food trucks are finally coming to Qatar this month. Six brands – Doha Bus Café, Coffee-Bike, Dareen Sweets, Ice Rolls, Burger and Burmait and Poori & Karak – in partnership with Qatar Museums and Qatar Development Bank, will host their first visitors on the MIA grounds. Anyone else want to run to the park now?

Admire art while chewing chicken

Nando’s chicken is a family tradition, but why does it have to be just that? They’ve opened a brand new branch at Doha Festival City and it is as cheerful as it is young. The warm, ambient, Afro-Portugese inspired interiors feature 31 bespoke pieces of art, sourced from up and coming South African artists. So gorging on deliciously flavoured and tender chicken can now be an artsy affair. Try it.
Near Vox Cinemas, Doha Festival City, Umm Salad Mohammed (4436 0606).

Rejuvenate at Ritz

The Ritz-Carlton has just re-imagined its spa to offer a new luxury experience. There are seven treatment rooms now!
Open daily 9am-9pm (spa), 6am-11pm (fitness centre). The Ritz-Carlton, West Bay Lagoon (4484 8000).

Munch on a menu made in Qatar

In solidarity with the country, Zaffran Dining Experience has curated a brand new menu called Made in Qatar. As the name suggests, every dish on the menu is made with locally sourced ingredients, and we can’t deny how fantastic everything tastes. All the Indian comfort food classics make a special appearance.
Al Emadi Financial Square (4447 7747).

Groove with Garage

No, we aren’t asking you to secretly spin in your own garage. The St. Regis has a new band at The Club, and we think they’re one of the best in town. While you are busy being mesmerised by this soulful band, sample their tapas menu too.
Free entry. Open daily 7pm-2am (Sat noon-4pm). The St. Regis (4446 0105).

Wake up at WOW this weekend

There’s no need to flash your passport to get away from Doha when you can just drive up to a fancy hotel and take a much needed staycation. W Doha’s WOW suites are up for grabs at a steal, finally! Breakfast at Market, early check-in and late check-out, free WiFi and 20 percent dining and spa discount included. Why are you still here?
QR599 (per room per night). W Doha Hotel & Residences, West Bay (4453 5000).

Make a marble masterpiece

One look at this picture should be more than enough to make you, art enthusiast or not, want to run over and check the Marbling Art with Paper and Silk workshop. As part of the workshop, you can learn about marbling and ebru, preparation of marbling water and silk, application of marbling tools and design techniques on paper and silk. The sessions are happening over three days, so pick your preferred date and start making your masterpiece.
QR250 (per session per participant), September 7-9, 4pm-7pm. Doha Fire Station (4422 4222). To register or for queries, email rashmigold@yahoo.com.

By Time Out Doha staff
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