Conkarah live in Doha
We’re all guilty of listening to Conkarah’s reggae version of Adele’s Hello on repeat. And here’s your chance to hear him play it live at the Zanzibar season-closing party. Also, for all those of you who fancy singing a duet with the great man at the show, all you have to do is send in your audition video. He’ll pick the winner himself.
Free entry. December 14. Doors open at 5pm (happy hour till 7pm). Flip Flops Beach Club, Grand Hyatt Hotel (7040 1807). www.facebook.com/events/1863567737289533.
Celebrate Qatar's National Day
Fireworks on the Corniche is obvious. Also try this special National Day afternoon tea, inspired by Arabic ingredients.
QR215 (per set). December 1-18. Daily 3pm-6.30pm, Seasons Tea Lounge, Sat-Thu 3pm-6.30pm. Arabica Lounge, Four Seasons (4494 8600).
Learn more at a World Heritage Site
Qatar Museums has launched a series of cultural activities for participants to experience traditional practices. Learn about age-old crafts and materials that played a significant role in Qatar’s history. There will also be traditional food, a chance to interact with craftsmen as they create fishing nets, henna artists and traditional music.
Free. Open to public. Thu, Sat 2pm-8pm, Fri 10am-8pm. Al Zubarah Fort.
Coffee, Tea & Chocolate event
This is the kind of festival we love, packed with varieties of chocolates, coffees and teas, all across the Hotel Park.
Open to public. December 1-9. Daily 5pm-12am. Hotel Park (7051 8769).
Drive and dine
Enjoy the ultimate Ferrari Drive and Dine experience with a three-course set menu including soft drinks and a chance to test drive a Ferrari 488 or GTC4 Lusso for 15 minutes, under the guidance of Ferrari instructors.
QR600. December (call for dates), noon-4pm, 6.30pm-10pm. Al Sultan Brahim, The St. Regis Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4446 0105).
Feel properly festive
Enjoy special holiday music, a delicious buffet, cookie decorating and baking, and a special visit from the man in red himself, with gifts for all the children.
QR70 (children below 5), QR100 (5-12 years), QR150 (11 and above), QR440 (2 adults, 2 children). December 22, 5pm-8pm. Radisson Blu Doha (4428 1555).
Family fun at Festival City
Grab your kids and head over to DFC to take aim or take cover at the ultimate Nerf Wars Battlefield, enjoy two different sessions at the Lego workshops and jump into hours of fun and happiness at the ball pits. Your children will love you this month.
Free. Open to public. Runs till December 9. Thu-Sat 3pm-6pm. Various locations inside Doha Festival City, Umm Salal Mohammed (4035 4444).
This might be the most exciting news for all those who love organic and local produce. A Qatar-based initiative, Torba Farmer’s Market, is building a community where local growers and home businesses can trade organically grown food and naturally produced artisanal creations. The market features several stalls that sell organic, home-made and vegan products, handicrafts, baked goods, kids’ activities and entertainment for the whole family. You can even find live gardening workshops and other healthy cooking demos here.
Free entry. Thu 9am-4pm, Fri 8.30am-10.30am, 2pm-5pm. Ceremonial Court, Education City (3110 8110).