Best nightlife in Doha in May

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Tropical Brazilian fiesta
May 1-15

Ipanema, Renaissance Doha City Center, West Bay (4419 6100)
Dine at Ipamena during these days and watch innovative mixologists make Brazil’s traditional mixed beverages with a creative twist. Prices start from QR45 and dinner is served from 6.30pm-11.30pm.

DJ JOJO
May 1

Crystal Club, W Doha, West Bay (4453 3135)
Crystal presents, from the heart of Beirut, mega DJ and producer, resident at Sky Bar Beirut and owner of Chocolate Bar Beirut, DJ JoJo performing live with an opening set by house music DJ Lilo from 10pm until late.

Afro beats
May 2

Wahm, W Doha, West Bay (4453 5323)
Enjoy a night of ancestral soul with a blend of deephouse and modern Congolese rumba, West African voices, urban R&B and Afro-Cuban rhythms by Boddhi Satva from 10pm-2am.

Premier League finals
May 3 and May 11

Admiral’s, Ritz-Carlton Doha (4484 8663)
Catch the finals on the lower floor as they’re livecasted from 5pm-midnight.

Candela night
May 3

Wahm, W Doha, West Bay (4453 5323)
Lose yourself in a night of Latina music from 10pm-2am.

411 Doha Exclusive
May 6 and 30

Crystal, W Doha, West Bay (4453 5353)
Straight from Dubai, DJ Bliss is back in Doha to mix it up with a special twist on the decks from 10pm until late.

Stephane Karl
May 7

Wahm, W Doha, West Bay (4453 5353)
DJ Stephane Karl, all the way from Paris, will be mixing a night of deep house from 10pm-2am.

Ramy Madi
May 9

Madison Piano Bar, La Cigale, C Ring Road (4428 8665)
See a performance by the distinguished artist Ramy Madi for QR200.

Salsa and candela
May 9

Cigar Lounge, Sharq Village & Spa (4425 6666)
A popular event for lovers of Latin music – take your dancing shoes and boogie the night away. It’s QR85 per person with one welcome drink from 9pm to midnight.

Making mixed beverages
May 9

Habanos, Ritz-Carlton Doha (4484 8504)
Meet the Habanos team for an immersion in the art of creating exciting drinks between 4pm and 6pm in a special lesson.

Carnival night
May 9

Crystal, W Doha, West Bay (4453 3135)
Crystal Club presents saxophonist Matt from parties in Miami, Florida, alongside Crystal resident DJ Waylon Pereira mixing all the latest tunes from 10pm until late.

Let’s get quizzical
May 12

Champions, Renaissance Doha City Center, West Bay (4419 6100)
Head to this monthly quiz night from 7.30pm-9.30pm with a maximum team of six to win the first prize of QR3,000. It’s free to enter.

The Laughter Factory
May 12 and 13

Shehrazad, Radisson Blu, Salwa Road (4428 1555)
Three comics from The Comedy Store in London will present two hours of club stand-up from 8pm. It’s QR140 with one free sponsored beverage.

DJ Shef Codes
May 13

Crystal, W Doha, West Bay (4453 3135)
DJ Shef Codes is bringing an urban night with a special twist, mixing up the best of R&B, hip hop and old school from 10pm until late.

Lounge and mingle
May 14 and 28

Wahm, W Doha, West Bay (4453 5353)
DJ Adrien Callier, resident DJ of Zuma Dubai, is presenting his eclectic style of cross-mixing Electronic Dance Music best defined as nu-disco and house. He’s on from 10pm-2am.

DJ Chris Lake
May 15

Club 7, La Cigale, C Ring Road (4428 8665)
Be part of an upbeat night with the live performance from famous British DJ/producer Chris Lake from 9pm. It’s QR150 per person.

DJ Patrick Hagenaar
May 15

Crystal, W Doha, West Bay (4453 3135)
Crystal presents Ministry of Sound DJ and producer and master of house music, Patrick Hagenaar with an opening set by guest DJ Lilo from 10pm until late.

The white party
May 16

Rocca, Grand Hyatt Doha, West Bay Lagoon (7021 8096)
DJs Santiago Vittorelli and DJ Carl Roberts are accompanied by Patrick Dilley on the drums as you come dressed in your whites. Best dressed guests can win a one-night weekend stay in a suite at the hotel including beach access, breakfast for two and a late check out. Entrance is QR50 unless you’re in head-to-toe white.

Buddha Bar
May 16

Wahm, W Doha, West Bay (4453 5353)
Wahm welcomes DJ Ravin all the way from Buddha Bar Paris for a night of music from 10pm-2am.

FA Cup finals
May 17

Admiral’s, Ritz-Carlton Doha (4484 8663)
Catch the FA Cup finals that are being live broadcasted on the lower floor from 5pm to midnight.

DJ Missy Jay
May 21

Crystal, W Doha, West Bay (4453 3135)
DJ Missy Jay mixes up the latest tunes on ladies night when gals get three free drinks from 10pm until midnight. There’s an opening set by resident DJ Waylon Pereira.

Cuban Night
May 22

Habanos, Ritz-Carlton Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 8504)
Enjoy a night with the rhythms of Cuba, including its instruments, performance and dance from 5pm to 1am.

UEFA Finals
May 24

Admiral’s, Ritz-Carlton Doha (4484 8663)
Don’t miss the UEFA Finals that are being live broadcasted on the lower floor from 5pm to midnight.

Pub quiz
May 26

Shehrazad, Radisson Blu, Salwa Road (4428 1555)
Let Geordie Andrew take you through his pub quiz challenge and take a team of six players to test your knowledge. Fantastic prizes can be won. The quiz starts at 8pm.

DJ Dimix
May 27

Crystal, W Doha, West Bay (4453 3135)
All the way from the nightlife scene of Beirut is DJ Dimix coming to mix an urban night at Crystal, after an opening set with resident DJ Waylon Pereira. Girls get two free drinks before midnight.

Old school disco
May 30

Paloma, InterContinental Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 4919)
Go for an old school disco with great mixed drinks and funky surroundings, as live DJs entertain. It’s QR50 to get in and ladies drink free from 10pm till late.

Big Friday
May 30

Wahm, W Doha, West Bay (4453 5353)
French Canadian DJ Nicholas Sechaud is dropping in from Buddha Bar worldwide for one night only from 10pm-2am.

By Time Out Doha staff
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