6 reasons to get out of the house this December

Celebrate Qatar National Day, dance to top afro beats and be part of some festive fun Discuss this article

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Qatar National Day
Dine at Walima

There’s no better way to celebrate this important day than with a luxurious Qatari dinner. Enjoy a special three-course set menu with Qatari and Middle Eastern delights in a wonderful atmosphere. You can even choose to dine outdoors.
QR140 (per person). Dec 15-17, 6pm-midnight. Walima, Mondrian Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4045 5999).

Eat out
Dinner

Experience a Southeast Asia-inspired night

Teatro is dedicating every Wednesday to Mekong nights (named after the seventh longest river in the world). Expect a special set menu prepared by the chefs.
QR225 (including beverages). Wed 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Teatro, City Centre Rotana, West Bay (4445 8888).

Brunch
Try this brand-new Friday feast at Astor Grill Astor Grill now has a New York-style steak brunch, East on the 55th, for everyone to enjoy. There’s a live band, too.
QR400 (soft drinks), QR555 (selected beverages). Fri 12.30pm-5pm. The St. Regis Doha, West Bay Lagoon (3387 0925).

PARTY
Davido live in Doha

International superstar Davido, popular for his afro beats, will be performing live in Doha on December 6 at the Palm Garden. He has over 70 nominations in different music industry awards and this is his first performance in the GCC. Davido’s latest single If topped the UK and USA charts. Look out for a few local acts as well. We’ve already started practising our shaku shaku moves.
QR250. Dec 6, 7pm-onwards. Palm Garden, The Ritz-Carlton Doha, West Bay Lagoon (6691 6373). Purchase tickets online or at Virgin Megastores outlets.

RELAX
Meditation retreat

Wake up on a serene beach with the aromatic scents of essential oils, vegan eats and fresh herbal teas. If this has relaxed you even a little bit, you need to escape Doha and head over to this two-day retreat with morning yoga, sound healing and mindfulness meditation. It’s the perfect getaway just before the all the festive fun begins.
QR995 (per person). Dec 14-15. Banana Island Resort by Anantara, www.danielmatallana.com (3328 6827).

Lights and tinsels

Get really festive by attending a tree lighting ceremony. Gather around with your friends and family and enjoy complimentary hot beverages and sweets while the little ones indulge in the fun festivities. There’s a certain white-bearded guest due to make a surprise appearance.
Free. Dec 20, 6pm-onwards. Doha Marriott, Ras Abu Aboud (4429 8888).


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