15 awesome things to do in Doha this weekend

Shopping, talent shows, brunches, exhibitions and more

15 awesome things to do in Doha this weekend

Attend the Indian night of culture at MIA
As part of the Year of Culture Qatar-India 2019, the Museum of Islamic Art is hosting a Night of Culture. The night will begin with a reception for the guests. You’ll then proceed to the latest exhibit in MIA, Set in Stone: Gems and Jewels from Royal Indian Courts, where you will be lead on a tour through some magnificent gems and jewellery from India. End the night with a six-course dinner at IDAM by Alain Ducasse.

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Book yourself for a yoga retreat
Escape Doha, an open event for anyone who wants to recharge their batteries and rejuvenate, is taking place in Banana Island Doha Resort by Anantara on Saturday November 2. In the idyllic setting of this exclusive island, guest teacher Gypsy Bast all the way from Bali, will lead you through the entire retreat.

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Brunch by the poolside at JW Doha
In the centre of a lush garden, The Pool Deck offers an exceptional dining experience if you’re looking to brunch in the autumn breeze in the heart of Doha. Every Saturday, you can relax under the warm sun and fresh air while enjoying delicious barbecues at the live stations prepared by the chefs.

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Catch a live talent show
Have you binge-watched America’s Got Talent and then watched re-runs, too? Well, we’re guilty of that as well. Luckily, you don’t have to be glued to the tube anymore as the third season of Qatar’s Best Talent kicked off last weekend. Singing duets, hip-hop performances, folk dances and piano recitals are just some of the excellent entertainment programmes that will be showcased at Mall of Qatar this weekend.

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Check out the KAWS exhibition
KAWS: He Eats Alone just opened at the Doha Fire Station and this brand-new exhibition features 40 artworks representing the artist’s studio practice on view at the Garage Gallery.

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Dine at eight new restaurants
Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa has just opened its doors in Doha and has appointed top Italian Michelin-starred chef and cookbook author Pino Lavarra to oversee the eight innovative culinary experiences inside the property. From a trailblazing Nordic culinary concept to a refined North Italian dining experience, there’s lots to explore and be excited about.

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Eat seafood to your heart’s content
If you’re a seafood lover, or just a regular foodie who appreciates some fresh catch, you’ll love the brand-new seafood night at Dusit Doha Hotel. Spoiler: There’s Alaskan king crab.

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Explore the Pantone campaign at Galeries Lafayette
Experience a multi-sensory scheme that explores your relationship with colour and also the specific effects colour has with regard to your wellbeing at the Pantone – The Exploration of Colors campaign that runs until the end of November in Galeries Lafayette.

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Get discounted drinks on a Friday
If you don’t want to splurge on a brunch but still get your drink on, we’ve got 12 top bars in the city to hit this weekend. Keep this link handy because most of the deals are valid through the entire week.

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Head to the Asian Night Market
The Asian Night Market just started roughly two weeks back and it’s one of the most buzzing family-friendly spots in town right now. Set in the vast expanse of Aspire Park, the market is celebrating the diversity and richness of Asian cuisine and culture and you’ll find pretty much every delicious dish you’ve ever tried during your travels. You’ll even find those adorable floating lanterns that you’ve always wanted for your house. More than 30 restaurants are offering food from cuisines such as Korean, Thai, Filipino, Indian, Pakistani and Arabic.

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Head out for breakfast
The good thing about a weekend breakfast is you don’t have to wake up too early. We’ve got seven super breakfast deals for you to try this weekend.

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Play paintball
Baladna Park has just reopened and we can’t wait to try all the fun, new adventure activities. An outdoor paintball arena is one of the newest additions to the park. Themed missions are available to different age groups and levels. There’s plenty more to try.

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Relax with a budget staycation
If you want the comforts of a hotel but you’re on a tight budget, here’s an incredible deal that you should take advantage of immediately. A staycation at the brand-new Swiss-Belinn Hotel will set you back by QR170 only.

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Stay in and watch scary movies
Whether you’re a fan of shock and horror or try to avoid it at all costs, this time of year means we’re obliged to watch a scary movie or two – in honour of Halloween, of course. If you’re tired of browsing endlessly through Netflix in Qatar and just want to get spooked, we have ten for you that should send you straight to spooksville.

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Take advantage of amazing discounts and deals on furniture and homeware
Doha Festival City is celebrating homeware, furniture and home accessories throughout the month. Until November 15, you can head over to DFC for the Gift and Homeware Festival featuring the best and biggest brands and retailers specialised in house decorations and furnishings. Not only will you have access to the widest collections, but shoppers have a chance to win valuable prizes, giveaways and vouchers from the Magic Buzz Box VR game exclusively.

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