Your month’s essential events, by our panel of experts
Time Out Doha staff
February 01, 2018 12:00 AM
Celebrate at Souq Waqif Spring Festival For the next three months, Souq Waqif transforms into a spectacular entertainment destination with every imaginable attraction, from thrilling rides and live shows to entertainment and food stalls. Find Qatar’s largest outdoor trampoline park, an 18-hole mini golf course, kids’ play area, kids’ driving school, 30 amusement park rides and more than 60 other activities here. It’s exhilarating and perfect for families. Free entry. Until Apr 25. Souq Waqif.
See a circus Forget your coulrophobia (fear of clowns, to the uninitiated). The Royal Circus is performing at the Aspire Winter Festival and whether you’re scared of clowns or not, you should check it out. QR60, free for kids. Timings vary. Until Feb 10. Aspire Zone, www.paythem.net.
Eat at Elements For our time-pressed readers looking for healthier lunch options, we’re happily recommending this express lunch at Elements Restaurant which offers a two or three-course meal featuring a selection of simple salads or warm soup, low-calorie main courses and of course, dessert. QR85 (two courses), QR95 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Four Seasons Hotel, West Bay, email@example.com (4494 8600).
Listen to games Video Games Live is an immersive concert event featuring music from the most popular video games of all time. QR75-500. Feb 23, 7.30pm. QNCC, qatarphilharmonicorchestra.org.
Sports day brunch at Seasonal Tastes What better way to celebrate Qatar National Sport Day than with the whole family at this brunch filled with superfoods and lots of other healthy options? There will be additional sporting activities for everyone to take part in, too. QR180 (soft drinks). Feb 13, 12.30pm-3pm. Seasonal Tastes, Westin Doha Hotel & Spa, Fereej Bin Mahmoud (3359 8514).
Watch Bubblelandia The Underwater Bubble Theatre takes place for the first time in Qatar. You (and your kids) can join Mr B. on a fun journey in the colourful underwater world of Bubblelandia. Expect drama, mime, sand art, magic and, of course, bubbles. QR149. Tickets available at Virgin. Feb 15, from 6pm. QNCC (4452 8267).
Party with Inna Okay, we must admit, we have a mild obsession with Ruleta (listening to it now). So can you blame us for being this excited that Inna is performing in Doha this month? And she’s doing so at X-Lounge, which we’ve been missing since it temporarily closed. Get your tickets now. Free (membership required). Feb 1, 8pm. X-Lounge, Intercontinental Doha, West Bay Lagoon (3133 3363).
HH The Emir’s Sword Festival One of the biggest events on Qatar’s horse racing calendar will take place this month, and if you’ve always wanted to wear one of those big, ornate hats or even your wedding suit, this is your chance. The event brings together some of the world’s best Purebred Arabians and is a unique sporting spectacle. Be a part of Qatar’s cherished heritage and engage in the many cultural and equestrian activities that all guests can enjoy. Free entry. Feb 22-23, 3.30pm-7.15pm; Feb 24, 1pm-4.45pm. Al Rayyan Racecourse, www.qrec.gov.qa (4482 5708).