Six reasons to get out of the house this month

Get mountain resort feels, stroll through a beautiful night market and brunch outdoors in lush greenery

Six reasons to get out of the  house this month

Get cosy at Westin’s terrace
Okay, this is no Arctic igloo resort, but it comes quite close. Westin Doha’s new Winter Lodge has glass igloos and a big wooden tent with fluffy blankets and baubles of lights. It literally feels like you’re in a top European mountain resort. The food is delightful, too. Don’t miss the spicy chocolate mousse cake with KitKat crunch.
Free entrance. Open daily 5pm-2am. Until Feb 28. Westin Doha , Bin Mahmoud (3359 8514).

Cheer for an all-female marathon across Qatar
Show your support for more than 40 women as they attempt to cover 90km from Costa all the way up to Dukhan in Qatar’s first all-female marathon. We’ll be at the starting line with coffee.
Free. Open to public. Jan 25, 6am-onwards. Costa Coffee, Al Corniche.

Sip on your favourites at the Coffee & Tea Festival
Chocolate, tea and coffee enthusiasts should visit this festival and taste some of the most exquisite blends and mixes. There will be more than 50 kiosks, competitions and shows.
Free entrance. Jan 30-Feb 9, 4pm-midnight. Hotel Park (4437 3377).

Picnic in Aspire
This brand-new picnic brunch at Blue Restaurant with chequered tablecloths, relaxing bean bags and large picnic spreads is perfect for families. Relax in the lush greenery, browse through extensive food kiosks with live stations and let the kids have a fantastic time with inflatables, colourful games and crafts.
QR185 (soft drinks), QR70 (children frm 6-12). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Al Aziziyah Boutique Hotel (4445 5555).

Night Market
No joke, this is the absolute best place to be at in Doha right now. This evening bazaar in Duhail stadium parking is the ultimate destination for those who love the chilly outdoors at night. There are loads of coffee shops and burger joints (of course) besides other retail and food offerings. Walk under the beautiful lights or just relax in the large dining courtyard. It’s perfect for famillies or even groups of friends. You can even take your dog for a stroll. Hanging out at the Night Market is our favourite thing to do in the city this month.
Free entrance. Open daily 4pm-1am. Duhail Sports Club (5511 1248).

Afternoon tea at Nobu
Indulge in the luxury of an afternoon tea with a Japanese twist. Try the decadent umami (savoury) and okashi (sweet) bites along with some Nobu matcha tea for an exquisite afternoon out. You can also opt for a choice of tea, coffee or any special beverage. The weather is perfect, the views are spectacular and this experience is just ace.
QR195 (classic), QR240 (bubbly). Sat 3pm-6pm. Nobu, Four Seasons Hotel Doha, West Bay (4494 8600).

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