Things to do this weekend: April 14-16, 2022

Things to do this weekend: April 14-16, 2022 By Darlene Regis - April 13, 2022
Things to do this weekend in Doha from April 14 to 16 2022

Where to go and what to do this weekend in Qatar

Check out our top picks for Things to Do in Qatar from April 14-16, 2022 below.

Note: Events are subject to change as per the organizers. Follow the COVID-19 measures in place to ensure yours and others' safety.

April 14, 2022 - Thursday

1. Garangao Celebrations in Qatar

Garangao is one of the most prominent traditions deeply rooted in Qatari folklore. It is a folk celebration passing down from parents and grandparents. According to traditions, it includes mixed treats with different goodies, sweets and nuts.

On the 14th day of Ramadan, the children celebrate Garangao, an exclusively Gulf tradition which is most prominent in Qatar.

Occurring midway through Ramadan, it originated as a way to celebrate children as they attempted to fast.  Families gather at a Ghabga, and hand out the Garangao– mixed bags of nuts, sweets, sugared kernels, and other candies to children in the neighborhood, who sing the "Gara," a traditional song, through the night.  Gara is the Khaliji (Gulf) word for the sound of two things knocking together, connoting the sound of the nuts and sweets in bags, or the sound of knocking on doors.

Location: Different parts of Qatar
Date: April 14-15, 2022
Timing: Different schedules

Garangao in Qatar is a wonderful experience. There are several activities and celebrations to take part in during this festivity including:

Papa John's Pizza

Contest Alert: Calling all kids and mommies! Papa Johns is presenting a Garangao Dress-up Contest.
To join, kids need to dress up for Garangao, click a photo with any Papa Johns Element or visit any branch and tag @papajohnsqatar in their entry photos, videos or reels!
Three (3) chosen Winners will be getting exciting prizes and there will be appreciation gifts for all participants.
Contest deadline is on April 15th.

Radio Olive Kids

This April 14th, the Olive Suno Radio Network invites all for a Garangao fun-filled evening with games, activities, fashion shows and more.

Doha Festival City

Doha Festival City, Qatar's leading shopping, dining, and entertainment destination is celebrating Ramadan with Qatar’s community through various activations and initiatives including a food drive with Qatar Charity, Garangao celebrations, and the relaunch of the Kids Club.

Keeping with local and regional traditions, Doha Festival City is holding a host of Garangao night festivities on the 15th of April at 9 pm, with traditional performances throughout the mall, as well as the distribution of Garangao gift and treat bags at the kids majlis located near Cup of Joe. 

Snoonu

To bring excitement and reward to Qatar’s kids, Snoonu partnered with Qatar Children’s Museum to deliver special kits for museum led Garangao workshops. Open to Qatar Museums Culture Pass members, the workshop hosted a cultural expert, Naijla Al Hemaidi who taught the kids to make various items including medallions, bookmarks and Garangao baskets with palm tree weaving. 

2. Ramadan Bazaar at Salwa Beach Resort

Discover the Ramadan Bazaar at Salwa Beach Resort Arabian Village and experience live entertainment, fashion brands showcasing their unique Ramadan offerings, jewelry and much more. Enjoy a selection of delectable meals at Levantine Restaurant, or grab a bite at one of the food trucks!

The Ramadan Bazaar at Hilton Salwa Beach Resort & Villas is brought to you in collaboration with The Luxury Network Qatar, and is open to in-house and external guests from 7th till 28th April 2022 on Thursdays to Saturdays from Sunset till 10:00pm. Entry is complimentary for all and prior reservation is not required. 

Location: Area opposite St. Regis Hotel
Date: April 7-28, 2022 (Thursdays to Saturdays)
Timing: From Sunset till 10:00pm
Contact: 4423 6666

3. QRS Track Challenge - All 4 Races

Date: April 7-20, 2022

Timing:  8:30 PM Onwards

Location: Oxygen Park - Education City

Ticket Booking: Book now at www.q-tickets.com

Ticket Rates: Adults (16+) QAR 400, Juniors (7-15) QAR 200, and QF Students (16+) QAR 200

Join us this Ramadan for a new running challenge at Oxygen Park, Education City!

QRS Track Challenge is a series of timed races inside Oxygen Park in Education City. The events range from 15-minute, 30-minute and 45-minute races. Athletes can run unlimited loops of the ~910m track within the stipulated time limit. Each event will be restricted to a maximum of 250 participants.

START TIMES
• 15 Min Challenge - Juniors (7-15): 8:30 PM.
• 45 Min Challenge - Open (16-39) & Masters (40+): 8:35 PM.
• 30 Min Challenge - Open (16-39) & Masters (40+): 8:40 PM.
• 15 Min Challenge - Open (16-39) & Masters (40+): 8:50 PM.

EVENT DATES
• RACE 1: Thursday 7 April 2022
• RACE 2: Wednesday 13 April 2022
• RACE 3: Friday 15 April 2022
• RACE 4: Wednesday 20 April 2022
* Event locations, times and dates may change.

WHAT'S INCLUDED
• Aid Station at the Start / Finish line (Participants need to bring their own bottle / hydration pack).
• Race Bib.
• Medical support.
• Course marshals.
• Public liability insurance.
• Custom designed finisher's medal for all distances.
• Awards for the Top 3 Open finishers (Male / Female) in 45 min, 30 min & 15 min races.
• Awards for the Top 3 Masters (Over 40) finishers (Male / Female) in 45 min, 30 min & 15 min races.
• Awards for the Top 3 finishers (Male / Female) in 15 min race (Primary & Secondary Juniors).
• Series awards for Top 3 finishers (Male / Female) in Open, Masters & Juniors category.

SERIES POINTS SYSTEM

• The 4-race series will have a points system which will count towards the overall series awards. Points are calculated based on the athlete’s finish position in their category

• As the events offer several timed-races (45 min, 30 min & 15 min), points will be equally allocated for each category. The winner in each category will receive 50 points, followed by 49 points for 2nd place, 48 for 3rd place, 47 points for 4th place and so on. Minimum points for completing a race is 20. In the event of a tie, the athlete with higher distance covered over the series will be the winner. If they are tied on points and distance, then both will be placed jointly in the standings.

For example: Athlete A, wins all 4 races in 45 min category and obtains 200 points. Athlete B wins all 4 races in 30 min category and obtains 200 points. In this case, Athlete A will be placed higher than Athlete B in the overall standings.

SERIES AWARDS:
Male and female series winners will receive awards which will be presented at the end-of-season race.

• Open Male (16-39): 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place
• Open Female (16-39): 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place
• Masters Male (40+): 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place
• Masters Female (40+): 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place
• Juniors Male (7-15): 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place
• Juniors Female (7-15): 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place

April 15, 2022 - Friday

1. Place Vendôme Qatar Opening

The much-awaited opening of Place Vendôme Qatar, a new shopping destination in the country, is happening this Friday. Lusail has announced its official launch date to be on April 15, 2022.

This new home of luxury and fashion in Qatar is an upcoming multibillion Qatari Riyal mixed-use development in the country's emerging Lusail City. Its1,000,000m² development will host two five-star luxury hotels, serviced apartments, a mall featuring up to 600 different retail outlets with an exclusively luxurious wing dedicated to top designer labels, and a central entertainment component showcasing constant attractions.

The Parisian-inspired development will be reminiscent of the famous high-end shopping street in Paris, Rue de la Paix, of which Place Vendôme is the starting point.

Place Vendome Mall, Qatar: A New Home To Experience Luxury

2. Ramadan Nights with National Cruise

Join the National Cruise Company in the month of blessings and celebrate in glamorous settings. Enjoy Ramadan vibes onboard the cruise. Check out its delectable Iftar and Suhour Offers.

Dates: Ongoing until August 31, 2022

Open Buffet on Iftar available this Thursday, April 7 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Vouchers are accepted. Limited seats only.

Contact: 77999666 - 66000926

Ticket Bookings: Book now at www.q-tickets.com

Below are the available services:

• Island beach day – April 15

1 PM - 7 PM
Package Inclusion:
- 6 hours Trip (2 hours Cruising period: Back & forth, 4 hours on the island)
- Boat & Island Set up & Facilities (Tables, chairs, Sound system, Toilet)
- Beach Games (Volley Ball, Football & Badminton)
- Water Activity (Banana Boat)
- Swimming
- Package Meal with soft drinks
- Cold & Hot beverages (Water, coffee, tea & Juices
QR. 195 per person
Kids 5-10 y/o QR. 98
Kids 0-4 y/o FREE

• Iftar Cruise: Available daily at 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM
2 hours cruise with refreshments (Water, coffee, tea & juices)
QR. 99 per person min. 3 pax
With Meal Box
QR. 170 per person min. 3 pax
QR. 85 per kid 5-10 y/o
Kids 0-4 FREE

• Iftar Dinner Cruise: Every Friday @ 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Inclusions:

- 3 Hours trip start cruising with national cruise boat from Cornish along to the pearl and back
- Open Buffet with Iftar menu: Reply back for the menu
- Free flow of hot and cold beverages
QR. 270 per person
* QR. 130 Kids 5-10 y/o*
Kids 0-4 FREE

• Sohour Cruise Available daily at 12 midnight- 2:00 AM
2 hours cruise with refreshments (Water, coffee, tea & juices)
QR. 79 per person min. 3 pax
With Meal Box
QR. 160 per person min. 3 pax
QR. 80 per kid 5-10 y/o
Kids 0-4 FREE

• Sohour Dinner Cruise: Every Thursday @ 11:00 PM – 2:00 AM
Inclusions:
 -3 Hours trip start cruising with national cruise boat from Cornish along to the pearl and back
- Open Buffet with sohour menu: Reply back for the menu
-Free flow of hot and cold beverages
QR. 260 per person
* QR. 120 Kids 5-10 y/o*
Kids 0-4 FREE

• Hit the Beach

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city life and soak up the sights aboard a dhow. What a better way to spend your weekend. Leave your worries behind and create a moment to remember onboard National Cruise.

• 6-hours Island beach break program.
• Special Island beach setup.
• Coffee, Tea, Juice, and Bottled Drinking Water.
• Beach Activities such as Football, Volleyball, Frisbee, etc.
• Water activities such as Swimming, UNLIMITED Banana Boat, and Airstream (doughnut)

Rates:
• Option 1 QR 375 per person Along with an Open International buffet Minimum of 20 Pax.

• Option 2 QR 250 per person Along with package meal for each minimum of 20 Pax.

• The above is valid for private booking on any date and time the client can choose.

• Current promotion for option 2 is QR 195 per person till mid of February every Friday from 1 PM to 7 PM without any minimum number of people.

Dinner Cruise

Step aboard the Cruise for an unforgettable evening. Departing from Box Park, you’ll enjoy a leisurely three-hour cruise along with the Pearl and unobstructed views of the West Bay Building, skyline, Islamic museum, and more.

• 3-hours program.

• Open international buffet.

• Special Boat set up.

• Coffee, Tea, Juice, and Bottled Drinking Water.

• Price: QR 300 per person Minimum of 20 Pax.

• This above is valid for private booking on any date and time the client can choose it.

• Current promotion QR 300 per person Thursday from 6 PM to 9 PM without any minimum number of people.

• Live entertainment available upon request and availability

• Tanoura at QR 2,000 for 30 minutes

• Live violin at QR 3,200 for 1 hour

• Live Saxophone at QR 1,500 for 1.5 hours

• Kids entertainment face painting and balloon twisting at QR 2,500 for 2 hours

• Pianist at QR 4,500 for 1 hour

• City Tour By Sea

• A touch of heritage meets modern architecture during this 2-hour mid-day cruise from M.I.A., pass by Katara the Cultural Village and The Pearl-Qatar and vice versa through the waters of Arabian Gulf. Hop on and hop off and travel by cruise to discover the major tourist destinations in Qatar.

• Schedules available between 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM every two hours one trip on the weekend and a daily trip from 5 to 7 pm on the weekdays minimum of 3 Pax.

• QR 150 for Round trip per person
• QR 90 for a one-way trip per person
*Including free-flowing hot and cold beverages
*Food is available upon pre-booking at additional charges

Kids Policy for all services:

• Below 4 years old is free-of-charge

• 5 to 10 years old will have a 50 % discount on the regular ticket prices

• Above 10 years old will be charged with regular ticket prices

• National Cruise Dhow capacity and rental per hour with a minimum of 4 hours:

• 40 Capacity Dhow QR 1,500 per hour

• 60 Capacity Dhow QR 1,800 per hour

• 80 Capacity (Open Dhow) QR 2,000 per hour

• 80 Capacity (Closed Full AC Dhow) QR 2,000 per hour

• Current Package 2300 QAR for 12 persons and two hours cruising with free flow refreshment (water, tea, coffee, and juices) Additional extension per hour 450 QAR.

• The National Cruise staff will notify you of the pickup location after your ticket has been confirmed.

3. Islamic Information Challenge at Qatar National Library

This challenge is designed to grow our children’s knowledge of Islam and their research skills during the holy month of Ramadan.

Children can find answers to the questions on the Jana Reading platform. Just open the library and search using the following keywords “Islam, Ramadan, Mosques, Holidays and Occasions.” Read the suitable books related to the questions and provide your answers by filling out this form. Send the form to entry@qf.org.qa

The deadline for submission is 22 April 2022. 

Winners will be announced in May 2022 and will receive special Library gifts.

Date: Ongoing until April 22, 2022

Location:  Online

Timing: 5:00PM and 7:30PM

Organizer: Qatar National Library

4. Beanstalk

Kids can't get enough of Qatar's newest Beanstalk adventure play area!

360 Play brings you this exciting entertainment hub designed to entertain and engage the whole family in some action-packed adventures!

Visit the Beanstalk today at the Mall of Qatar, located in front of the Food Court. Book now at www.q-tickets.com or contact 7064 4011 for more details.

Date: February 10, 2022 - February 23, 2023

Timing:  

Saturday to Wednesday: 10.00 AM to 10.00 PM
Thursday: 10 AM to 11:30 PM
Friday: 1 PM to 11.30 PM

Location: Mall of Qatar

Ticket Rates: General Pass (20 Mins) QAR 30, Premium Pass (40 Mins) QAR 50, Super Pass (1 Hour) QAR 60, and Family Pass - 1 Adult + 3 Kids (1 Hour) QAR 200

Ticket Purchase: Book now at www.q-tickets.com

5. Museum of Illusions

Enter the fascinating world of illusions that will trick you, but amaze you at the same time. It is sure to be an amazing and unimaginable experience because whatever you see in the Museum of Illusions, is not what it appears to be.

Contact Details:
Location: 1st Floor, The Gate Mall, Omar Al-Mukhtar St. Doha, Qatar
Telephone Number: +974 40206273
Email: info@museumofillusions.qa

Opening Hours:
Sunday to Wednesday (9 am – 10 pm)
Thursday And Saturday (9 am – 10 pm)
Friday (1 pm – 10 pm)

Ticket Rates:
Adult (16+ years): 80 QAR
Child (3-15 years): 60 QAR
Child (3-below): Free
Family (2 adults & 2 kids under 15 years): 220 QAR
Special Needs: 40 QAR
Ticket Bookings: www.q-tickets.com

April 16, 2022 - Saturday

1. Cinderella and The Little Sorcerer (Animation) Movie

A group of friends set out on a quest to find a magic stone to turn their mouse friend back into a prince.

Watch this animated film now showing at Qatar Cinemas near you!

Book your tickets now at www.q-tickets.com.

Cinderella and the Little Sorcerer | Now Showing | Book Tickets | VOX  Cinemas KSA

2. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum

Experience a comprehensive visit at the Sheikh Faisal Museum. Over 30,000 objects and artifacts on display call to mind world's topographies, their natural, and cultural features.

Date: Ongoing until October 7, 2022

Timings:

• Sunday (Closed)

• Monday to Thursday (9 am – 4:30 pm)

• Friday (2 pm – 7 pm)

• Saturday (10 am – 6 pm)

Ticket Booking: Book now at www.q-tickets.com

Website: www.fbqmuseum.org

Contact Number: +974 44861444

Email: info@fbqmuseum.org

The Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani’s complex of Museums (FBQ Museums) is the brainchild of a man’s long-lasting passion for collecting the world’s items of peculiar and historical relevance to create and share a new cultural heritage for Qatar and beyond. It showcases items from the private collection of the Sheikh after whom it is named.

However, FBQ Museums is much more than a series of gallery spaces. Since the inception of the main Museum in Al Shahaniya in 1998, through the establishment of the Carpet Museum in the heart of Doha in 2014, and with the forthcoming Car Museum, FBQ Museums have been engaging and connecting communities with Qatari heritage by celebrating diversity and hospitality.

A new museum extension is also in progress to expand the offer to keep inspiring people to learn through our collections, exhibitions, education, and public programs. In 2010, the museum was selected by the Ministry of Arts, Culture, and Heritage as one of Qatar’s cultural landmarks as part of the ‘Qatar Capital of Culture activities.

Please note that children under 12 years, ICOM member visitors with disabilities and caretakers, press, and tour guides are free for regular tickets.

Special Remarks

• Tour guide to be booked in advanced
• No professional photo or video shooting is allowed unless approved by the museum management and marketing department
• No food or drink is allowed during the tour
• Touching objects and artifacts are not allowed
• Identification card / QID is required to avail of above mentioned discounted rate

Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum

3. 360 Play Mini Golf

Looking for a place to have fun with your family and friends this weekend? 360 Play Mini Golf is the place to be. Here you can enjoy playing golf indoors and your kids can spend an exciting time in a giant Pirate Ship loaded with action-packed activities and obstacle courses. 

Follow all COVID-19 protocols while in the play area to ensure everyone's safety. Cost varies for children, adults, and daily comers. 

360 Play Mini Golf is open daily during mall hours. For bookings, visit www.q-tickets.com.

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4. Cricket for Everyone

Bravo Cricket Academy is in inviting you to the "Cricket for Everyone" sports event.

The said event is affiliated & recognized by the Deaf International Cricket Council & Qatar Cricket Association.

Event Details:

Date: Ongoing until December 31, 2022

Timing: 4:00 PM Onwards

Location: Ezdan Oasis B Block, Al Wukair, Doha - Qatar

Ticket Bookings: Book now at www.q-tickets.com

One time Registration – QR 200 (Uniforms will be provided)

Kids Sessions – Every week Thursday / Friday / Saturday

Timing – Kids Session:

Batch 1 – 4.00pm – 6.00pm – QR 400/-

Batch 2 – 6.00pm – 8.00pm – QR 400/-

Seniors – Open all 7 days

4 Sessions one on one – QR 400/

8 Sessions one on one – QR 700/

5. FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ Ticket Sales

The second Random Selection Draw sales period for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ has started via FIFA.com/tickets. With the Final Draw completed, fans can now see who their team will face in the Group Stage and place their requests for their preferred opening fixtures. 

The phase will run until Thursday, 28 April at 11:00 CET, and applicants will have for the first time the opportunity to request tickets to up to two matches per day at the beginning of the group stage, with the respective compatibility rules to be made available on FIFA.com/tickets. This is an unprecedented benefit at a FIFA World Cup™ thanks to the tournament’s uniquely compact nature and short travel times between all eight state-of-the-art stadiums. 

Successful ticket applicants will be notified of the outcome of their ticket applications by email no earlier than May 31, 2022, coinciding with the start of the payment period.

Location: Qatar Stadiums
Date: Ongoing until April 28, 2022
Ticket Purchase: Online

For more details, read also: How to Apply for FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Tickets in Phase 2

By Darlene Regis - April 13, 2022

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