24 best parties in Doha in May

Omid Djalili, Mamma Mia, The Wailers and more great nights out this month Discuss this article

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Alright Darlin
May 1
Chill Out, Grand Regal Hotel, Ras Abu Abboud Street, near Dar Al Kutub, (4409 4600 /4409 4444), info@grandregal.com.

Kriss Darlin plays the best of reggae, hip-hop, dance, RnB and more. It is QR100 for men, QR80 for women, open from 8pm-2am.

Urban night
May 1
Crystal, W Doha Hotel & Residences, West Bay (4453 5353).

DJ Bliss mixes up with real flava and a special twist. Arrive early and party to tunes by resident DJ Tobias Sabido as he plays the opening set for #411 Nights. From 10pm til late.

Mr Shef Codes
May 5
Crystal, W Doha Hotel & Residences, West Bay (4453 5353).

Mr Chef Codes is on the deck mixing up the best of RnB, Hip-Hop & Old Skool. Arrive early to catch resident DJ Tobias Sabido’s opening set. From 10pm til late.

Ibiza Sensations
May 7
Wahm, W Doha Hotel & Residences, West Bay (4453 5323).

DJ Luis Del Villar brings Ibiza Sensations to the floor from 10pm-2am.

Omid Djalili
May 7
QNCC, Education City (4470 7000).

The incredibly funny British-born Iranian comedian will be performing stand-up for one night only at the QNCC. Famed for his comedic take on misconceptions between western and eastern cultures, Djalili is one of the most popular comedians in the United Kingdom, and is also an accomplished actor.

Mamma Mia
May 7
Qube, Radisson Blu Doha, Intersection of C-Ring Road and Salwa Road (4428 1555).

Enjoy a variety of rhythms during the night with DJ Mia. VIP is QR150, gents QR120 and ladies are free if they come before 10pm, QR50 thereafter.

From Paris to Miami
May 8
Crystal, W Doha Hotel & Residences, West Bay (4453 5353).

Acts from Paris and Miami come for the big Friday night. On from 10pm til late.

O. T. Genasis
May 8
Indigo, Sheraton Doha, West Bay (3369 2133).

The American rapper from California has had massive hits on the urban rap scene. He will be at Indigo and is bound to get the crowd buzzing. Resident DJs will also perform.

Getting quizzical
May 11
Champions Sports Bar & Restaurant, Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel (4419 6100).

A maximum of six per team fight it out to win a first prize of QR3,000. It starts at 7.30pm sharp and finishes at 9.30pm.

Laughter Factory
May 11 & 12
Shehrezad, Radisson Blu Doha Hotel, Intersection of C-Ring Road and Salwa Road (4428 1555).

Comedians Mick Ferry, David Hadingham and Geoff Norcott will create a hilarious two-night event. Doors open from 5pm and the show starts at 8.00 p.m Admission is QR140 including one sponsored refreshment. Over 21s only and I.D. is required on entry.

Whose line?
May 13
Al Silia Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4448 1234).

Get your tickets for QR150 as you watch comedians come over with a special performance of the show “Whose Line is it anyway?” Tickets can be purchased from the concierge desk for QR150 per ticket.

Jazz in the park
May 13
Museum of Islamic Art Park, Corniche (contact St. Regis 4446 0226).

The monthly jazz concert will no doubt be as popular as usual in the park.

Pure Crystal
May 14
Crystal, W Doha Hotel & Residences, West Bay (4453 5353).

Ministry of Sound artist DJ Shane Kehoe performs, with DJ Lilo kicking off the night. From 10pm onwards.

Ibiza Sensations
May 14
Wahm, W Doha Hotel & Residences, West Bay (4453 5323).

Dogus Cabakcor comes to the deck with global dance tracks. On from 10pm-2am.

Spanish house
May 14
Wahm, W Doha Hotel & Residences, West Bay (4453 5323).

DJ Raquel Leah, from Barcelona, plays vocal house music from 10pm-2am.

Salsa candela
May 15
Sharq Village & Spa, Ras Abu Abboud (4425 6666).

Lively Latin sounds set the scene in The Cigar Lounge from 9pm-midnight. Entrance fee of QR85 includes a welcome refreshment.

Swing central
May 19
Dunes, Grand Hyatt Doha, West Bay Lagoon (7021 8094).

An evening with British swing artist Matthew vanKan. Free entry.

Kiss N’Fly
May 20
Crystal, W Doha Hotel & Residences, West Bay (4453 5353).

DJ Waylon Pereira, all the way from Amsterdam, mixes all the latest hits. Ladies receive three complimentary cocktails from 10pm-midnight.

DJ Greg
May 21
Crystal, W Doha Hotel & Residences, West Bay (4453 5353).

DJ Greg mixes tunes all night long. From 10pm onwards.

Up close and personal
May 21
Dunes, Grand Hyatt Doha, West Bay Lagoon (7021 8094).

A one-night-only show from swing artist Nicola Emmanuelle. It’s free entry.

The Wailers
May 22
Indigo, Sheraton Doha, West Bay (3369 2133).

The reggae band still has its roots with the legend that is Bob Marley and they will be performing all the best known hits, such as No Woman No Cry, Jammin and Stand Up Get Up.

Quiz Night
May 25
Shehrezad, Radisson Blu Doha Hotel, Intersection of C-Ring Road and Salwa Road (4428 1555).

Get your mates along and take the quiz. It starts sharp at 8pm, with the doors opening at 5pm.

Family jazz talks
May 30
Jazz At Lincoln Center, St. Regis Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4446 0336).

Enjoy New Orleans inspired bites and bring the family to learn about the world of jazz. National dress is permitted. It’s on from 3pm-5pm and selections of food are from the à la carte menu.

Songs of the decades
May 31
Jazz Club, Oryx Rotana, Umm Ghuwailina (4402 3333).

The resident band will play hits from the 60s to 90s from 8pm-1am, playing jazz, soul and blues to get you into a smooth mood.

By Time Out Doha staff
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