Things to do in Doha this June

The Qatar Shopping Festival 2018 is almost upon us

Things to do in Doha this June
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Qatar Shopping Festival 2018
Doha’s longest shopping festival is back and now runs for an additional two and a half months. Qatar Summer Festival (QSF) 2018 comes complete with special discounts at hotels, malls and restaurants as well as fun activities and live entertainment, two special Eid celebrations, comedy shows and musical concerts. And just in time for the 2018 World Cup, QSF promises a very special surprise for football fans. Watch this space.
June 15-August 31. @QatarCalendar on social.

BOOK an eid brunch
Celebrate Eid-al-Fitr with a delicious brunch featuring signature sweet and savoury recipes from around the world. There is live entertainment, and a children’s corner too.
QR350 (soft drinks). First day of Eid, 12.30pm-4pm. Sawa, Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl-Qatar (4035 5011).

Visit Katara’s Ramadan market
The annual Ramadan market is a fun, family-friendly, shopping and entertainment event specialising in the production and distribution of food items from companies such as Al Meera, Widam and Dandy. Meerat Ramadan also has several attractions, traditional games and many more fun-filled activities for children.
Free. Open to public. Until June 20. Daily 8pm-10pm. Near the beach in southern Katara, Katara Cultural Village, West Bay Lagoon,

Art for kids
The Kids Corner Activity takes place daily and you can enroll your children aged four to seven for different arts and craft activities every day.
QR15. Until the end of Ramadan. Daily 7pm-10pm. EC Mosque (4454 2851).

As part of the Qatar Running Series, the final race takes place at MIA Park on June 7 and there's still time to register. Distances range from 3k to 10k. Water stations are at the start and other provisions include race bibs.
QR110 (adults), QR55 (juniors under 16). June 7, 8pm onwards. MIA Park, Corniche. For tickets and more info, visit:

Experience a unique iftar
If you’re after something out of the ordinary with a good amount of culture packed in, the iftar at IDAM by Alain Ducasse is definitely not to be missed. Take a walk around MIA and then indulge in an exceptional iftar with stunning views of the Doha skyline.
QR290. Sunset-11pm. Museum of Islamic Art, (4422 4488).

Escape for an Eid staycation
If travel is not on your agenda, head over to InterContinental Doha – The City and enjoy a lavish staycation that includes breakfast for two at The Square, a free room upgrade, special brunch price for Eid and complimentary health club access.
QR699. June 14-23, noon-5pm. InterContinental Doha – The City (4015 8888).

Snag a movie deal
At Novo Cinemas locations such as 01 Mall, Mall of Qatar and The Pearl-Qatar, you can get free popcorn and a free coke by purchasing 2D movie tickets. Not just that, you also have the option to upgrade your seats from Cool to Cool Edge for a total cost of QR55. With seven different seating options and incredible movies lined up for summer, you have no excuse not to watch every single film released from now until June 10, the last day of the offer.
From QR45. Sun-Wed. Until Jun 10. Novo Cinemas, various locations including The Pearl-Qatar (4418 5736).

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