Your month’s essential events, by our panel of experts
September 30, 2018 11:37 AM
Sean Paul live in Doha If you remember being absolutely obsessed with Gimme The Light, Like Glue and Temperature like us, then you are a ’90s kid. So, grab your fellow shape throwers and book your tickets immediately for our top thing to do in Doha this month – watching the mighty megastar Sean Paul live on stage. He’s bringing his Mad Love Tour to the capital and, no points for guessing, we are mad in love. You’ll see our heads bobbing from the very first row. If only Blu Cantrell was there, too... QR275 (Silver), QR599 (Gold), QR999 (Fan Pit). For tickets, visit Virgin Megastores (all outlets) or purchase online. Oct 30 9pm-onwards (doors open at 7pm). Qatar National Convention Centre (4470 7000).
Fashion WEEKEND Fashion Weekend International (FWI2018) taking place in Mondrian this month, hosted by FAB Entertainment, and will feature Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai, make-up artist and stylist Nabila and celebrity designer Manish Malhotra. Oct 5. Mondrian Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4045 5555).
Savour this new steakhouse menu Astor Grill has a brand-new, must-try menu that has some exquisite cuts of meat and fish and some mouth-watering desserts. Indulge in the 48-hour wagyu beef ribs, lobster tails or Angus steak tartare. Can we just add that Astor Grill is the only restaurant in Qatar offering dry-aged prime meat prepared on the grill in the Josper oven? Special mention to the ricotta doughnut balls that are just incredible. Astor Grill, The St.Regis Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4446 0105).
Heya Exhibition The 14th edition of Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition will bring together hundreds of designers and brands under one roof. Visitors will also get access to workshops and forums. Oct 26-30. DECC (7097 4990).
SUPPORT Sunshine sessions Get fit with Sunshine Sessions and book a spot this month to support Qatar Cancer Society in fighting breast cancer. Along with fitness sessions, you get a healthy breakfast and pool time. Get 20 percent off in all restaurants and bars for the rest of the day. QR120. Every Thu 8am-1pm. The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa, Bin Mahmoud (4492 1682).
Cirque du Soleil costume workshop In this series of Crossing Boundaries lectures conducted by VCUarts, two of Cirque du Soleil’s key creatives will take you behind the scenes of the highly regarded costume workshop that produces the intricate and advanced costumes. Free. Oct 9, 12.45pm. VCUarts Qatar Atrium. Oct 11, 6.30pm. QNL (4454 6039).
Go to the Golden Week celebrations Celebrate one of China’s biggest national holidays – Golden Week – right here in Doha. Hakkasan is serving a limited-time signature menu that caters specifically to the traditional Chinese palate. Dishes include the famous golden dim sum trio, five-spice beef ribs and many more. QR398 (for two people). Until Oct 7, 6pm-11.30pm. The St. Regis Doha (4446 0170).
Qatar Motor Show 2018 The Qatar Motor Show is back again and this year will have the latest automotive trends with some exciting experiences for visitors. The show will feature over 21 brands including leading international exhibitors that will showcase top sports, luxury and mid-range models. Watch out for futuristic concepts and innovative models this year. The expected footfall is between 5,000 and 20,000, so if there is one event where you’ll get to meet the best of Doha’s motorheads, it’s this one. Free entry. Oct 17-21. For more info, visit www.qatarmotorshow.gov.qa. Registration online.