Catch live football at the Fan Zone
The Qatar Fan Zone is now open to the public and our top reason for loving it is it’s free for everyone. The space is massive with a large screen, lots of seating, artificial grass and several local food and beverage kiosks. With only four years to go for Qatar to host the World Cup, this is the best time to get a taste of what the ambience will be like during FIFA 2022. There are two more fan zones in Hamad Airport and Katara.
Free. Until 15 July, 4pm-midnight. Ali Bin Hamad Al Attiyah Arena, Al Sadd.
Spend a day at Angry Birds World
Escape the hot summer and flock to the world’s first Angry Birds World. There’s so much to try out from Blast Bomb, a drop and twist tower featuring free-fall motion, to Red Alert where visitors are hurled into an exhilarating spin.
From QR150. Daily 10am-12am. DFC (4035 4444).
Linger at this lush lunch
Calling all our meat-loving readers. Hunters Room & Grill is now open for lunch and we urge you to try their new menu. As of this summer, expect a tempting selection of signature burgers, snacks and refreshing beverages in the lush green and cooled patio area.
Prices á la carte. Daily noon-4pm. Hunters Room & Grill, The Westin Doha Hotel and Spa, Fereej Bin Mahmoud (3359 8514).
Eat unlimited curry
Indulge in delicious Indian curries in unlimited quantities from the special set menu, while sipping on your favourite beverages.
QR199. Sat-Wed 6pm-11pm. Bombay Balti, Radisson Blu (4428 1555).
Admire art installations
Qatar Museums’ public art installations by British artist Martin Creed and Qatari artist Ghada Al Khater are worth driving by to check out. Creed’s installation is entitled Everything is going to be alright as a bright LED piece. Al Khater’s installation is displayed in Arabic. It literally means “A blessing in disguise.”
Al Riwaq and Doha Fire Station.
Football frenzy on the big screen
Novo Cinemas will be showing all the football matches for the World Cup at three of their locations in Qatar. They are also offering a ‘Game Day Bundle’ including a small popcorn and Coke with every ticket bought.
QR90-QR120. The Pearl-Qatar, 01 Mall, MOQ, www.novocinemas.com.
Shop at Mall of Qatar
Shopping, and gifting, just got easier here. MOQ just launched Qatar’s first mall gift card and it’s a prepaid plastic card. Available in denominations from QR100-5000, the card can be used at all MOQ stores and the adjoining Al Rayyan Hotel. And, in case you don’t want to shop, it’s the perfect gifting solution.
QR100 (starting denomination). Mall of Qatar, Ar-Rayyan, www.mallofqatar.com.qa.
Be an ACE shopper
If your home redecorating plans are on for the summer, you’ll be happy to know ACE has opened its first store in Qatar with a wide range of products in Do-it-Yourself (DIY) and Hardware, Outdoor Living, Home Improvement and Home Living categories. There’s an in-store garden centre, too. With over 14,000 home-improvement and lifestyle products, you can get everything done here from paint mixing to timber cutting. Don’t miss the early bird discounts.
Open Sun-Wed 9am-10pm; Thu-Sat 9am-midnight; Fri 9am-11.30am, 1pm-midnight. DFC (4424 2444).