April: Six things to do this month

A Thai-style beach party, the Songkran festival, new restaurants and an Italian chef in town

April: Six things to do this month

Little Thailand in Doha
Craving a South East Asian vacation? Fancy a trip to Phuket? You don’t have to step out of Doha, just head on down to the newly opened Little Thailand at Doha Marriott, the latest outdoor venue in town. To make things better, happy hours are from 5pm to 7pm every Friday. We’ll see you on the sands.
Free. Fri 3pm-midnight. Doha Marriott, Ras Abu Aboud (5019 7955).

Win fun prizes at this exhilirating gaming centre
Yippyland, a new family entertainment centre, has just opened in Palms Mall. It offers attractions, modern rides, games and redemption games. Parents can leave their kids up to the age 12 or just make a dayof it.
Palms Mall, Muaither (3332 8333).

Delicious fusion food now in West Bay
Experience modern dining at The Social. The menu features whole-hearted food in an innovative way, celebrating ingredients, cuisines and flavours. Delicious food, top service and beautiful lighting make this unforgettable.
Fraser Suites West Bay (4495 5000).

This Italian chef will cook and eat with you

Cucina will welcome famous Italian chef Max Mariola this month. His dishes will feature fresh, seasonal and simply-prepared ingredients from Roman Campagna. Roman food is based on its ancient past of cuts of lamb, fresh vegetables and deep-fried cooking. His class will take place at Cucina on April 27 while his special menu will be available from April 24 until 27. The Spring Brunch will be introduced on Friday April 26.
QR145 (special menu). Apr 24-27, noon-11.30pm. QR175 (Italian brunch). Apr 26, 12.30pm-5pm. QR185 (cooking class). Apr 27, 11am-2pm. Cucina Italian Kitchen, Marriott Marquis City Centre Doha Hotel (4419 6155).

Songkran in Doha

Get ready for a soaking with Grand Hyatt Doha’s very own Songkran celebrations this month. This water festival is the most anticipated Thai celebration of the year. There will be street food, a DJ, live music and lots of fun.
QR150 (soft drinks), QR299 (house beverages).
Apr 13, 3pm-7pm. Hotel Garden, Grand Hyatt Doha, West Bay Lagoon (4448 1250).

New Indian eats in the Arabian Sea
Doha’s first floating restaurant has just launched an incredible new menu and it features some of the best Indian dishes we know such as ghee roast lamb, prawns vindaloo, mushroom malai and butter chicken. There are a few additional international items as well such as wagyu beef burgers, pastas and club sandwiches. You can choose to sit indoors, outside by the pool or at the floating deck.
Open noon-11.30pm. Banana Island Doha by Anantara (4040 5050).

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