Once again this year Doha will host the opening leg of the 2018 IAAF Diamond League. This season comprises 14 of the best invitational track and field meetings in the world. Qatari icon Mutaz Barshim has won all six Diamond Leagues he has participated in, so we’re looking forward to a really exciting season.
QR40. Thu May 3, 6pm. MIA Park; Fri May 4, 6pm. Qatar Sports Club, Lunar Park, tickets.virginmegastore.me.
If a staycation is in the cards, you’ll be happy to know that the Four Seasons Hotel Doha’s Family Package includes 50 percent off the room rate on a second room or second night booked, plus a welcome gift for kids.
Prices vary. Four Seasons Hotel Doha (4494 8700).
Have a unique iftar experience
Cross the dazzling waters of the Gulf and enter an Arabian fortress for a novel iftar experience in a Rakiyat Fort-inspired setting overlooking the ocean. A live Moroccan band will be present, meanwhile children can enjoy the henna corner, bouncy castle and partake in other activities.
QR250 (per person, iftar), QR270 (per adult, suhoor). Sunset-8.30pm (iftar), 10.30pm-2.30am (suhoor). Al Azraq, Banana Island Resort (4040 5050).
Eat a one-metre sub
Finish the metre-long monster subway (which has 12 layers) and you’ll get the sandwich (and bragging rights) for free.
QR299 (including fries). Daily 5pm-1am. Irish Harp, Sheraton Grand Doha, West Bay (4485 3000).
Shop for gifts
Pandora’s Arabian Journey Collection makes for special gifts during Ramadan. The collection is created from high-quality metals and includes clasp bracelets, a floating locket pendant and intricate charms. This new line has it all.
Prices on request. Doha Festival City (4433 5516).
Get pampered by a celebrity facialist
Su-Man Hsu is in Doha this month and if you’re ready for her famed five-star signature facial, head over to The Ritz-Carlton, Doha, pronto. Appointments are limited to five a day, so make sure you book in advance.
QR1,500 (60 minutes), QR2,000 (90 minutes). Until May 5. The Ritz Carlton, Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4484 8000).
Party at the movies
As exciting as that sounds, we’re talking about Melissa McCarthy’s new film Life of the Party. What does a faithful housewife do when she’s just been dumped by her husband? Go back to college, of course. To the same school, and class, as her daughter. We’re sure it’s going to be a riot.
From QR35. In cinemas across Doha from Thursday May 10.
Lush yoga retreat
If all you need to do is relax and take stock, a five-day yoga and wellness retreat might be just the thing you need. Find inner peace while going on nature walks, partaking in daily yoga sessions, enjoying revitalising spa treatments and much more, all in the lush landscapes of Sri Lanka. Prices include four nights’ accommodation, three meals a day, airport transfers and everything else.
QR6,600 (single occupancy), QR5,100 (double occupancy). Jun 16-20 (register before Mon May 14). Santani Resort, Sri Lanka. For more info and for bookings email firstname.lastname@example.org.