Things to do this weekend in Qatar (April 18-20, 2024)

Doha, Qatar: Let your creative juices spark and dive into Lego adventure, or head to Aspire Sports Hall to see artistic gymnasts from around the world showcase their skills. This and a lot more are taking place this weekend in Doha. 

Here’s a preview of the diverse range of activities happening in and around Doha:

AFC U23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024

Until May 3, 2024 

Each U23 Asian Cup team is on a mission, not just to win the tournament, but also to book their spot at the Paris Olympics. 

Qatar successfully kicked off their AFC U23 Asian Cup Qatar 2024 campaign with a convincing 2-0 win against Indonesia. Next up for Al Annabi is a much-anticipated matchup against Jordan this weekend on April 18, 6:30 pm.  

The remaining teams across four groups will play their second games of the group stage this weekend. 

Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra Music Festival 

April 18 to 20, 2024
Qatar National Convention Centre 

Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra is celebrating this weekend with a 15th anniversary Festival with a variety of performances taking place in Auditorium 3 at the QNCC.  

The concert will feature an exciting array of solo repertoire from Ravel, Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, and many more. The Philharmonic will be led by passionate German conductor Elias Grandy.

Tickets for the show priced at QR100 can be purchased on Q-tickets and are selling out quickly. 

LEGO Shows 

Until April 25, 2024 
1pm to 11pm 
QNCC Hall 8 and 9 

For the first time in Qatar, millions of LEGO bricks are on display with attendees having a chance to marvel at over 50 brick-built sculptures, navigate obstacle courses, and immerse themselves in popular LEGO console games.

The venue map outlines 24 zones and activities, catering to various interests, including food and beverage options, Build and bounce kingdom, Shop, Mini figurines, Games, Art comics, Brick golf, Starwars, Duplo, Build zone, Carnival, Fans zone, Disney, Friends, Shadow runner, Ninjago, Mosaic, Vehicle + Live Build, Build a city, Run and Build, Cinema, City, and a Race track.

Tickets for LEGO Shows are priced at QR125 for a one-day pass, with discounted rates available for children and adults and can be bought here

Read more here

Artistic Gymnastics World Cup

April 19-20, 2024
4pm onwards 
Aspire Ladies Sports Hall 

Over 200 gymnasts from more than 50 countries have assembled in Doha for this event, which will be the last chance for athletes to book their berths for this year’s Paris Olympics. 

Among the prominent gymnasts, reigning world champion on pommel horse, Rhys McClenaghan of Ireland will be aiming for a top finish.

Jordan and Arab world’s favourite and successful MAG gymnast Ahmed Abu Al Saud will be looking forward to cash in on the local support when he goes out to perform on the Pommel Horse apparatus.

Also participating is the former world champion Carlos Yulo of the Philippines who will be among the stars looking to win their pet events and points at the championship.

Admission is open for all and tickets for regular seat are priced at QR50, while VIP tickets costing QR100 can be bought on Q-tickets. 

Coffee Tea and Chocolate Festival 

Until April 20, 2024
4 pm onwards 
Mina Park, behind Flag Plaza 

A haven for tea, coffee, and chocolate enthusiasts, the Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate Festival brings together 50 exhibitors displaying their latest creations. The world-class festival will host live stage shows with DJs, guitarists, dancers, singers, and other musicians and performers, from 4 pm to 10 pm. In addition, visitors can witness roaming characters, unicycle jugglers, stilt walkers, and other exciting performances daily.

Read more here.

Stand Up Paddle Open Day 

April 19, 2024 
9 am to 4 pm
Al Bandar, Old Doha Port 

Old Doha Port is inviting water sports enthusiasts in Qatar for a fun day of competitions with activities including Standup paddle, Kayaking, Dragon Boat Racing and Rowing. 

Adrenaline Kick Boxing 

April 18, 2024
5 pm onwards 
Katara Beach

Saber-One presents a Professional Kickboxing event in Qatar featuring a world championship W.K.F title belt match between Hamza Bataroune (Morocco) and Redda Nourddine (Italy).

Watch a fight stacked with international kickboxing champions compete, the event will kick off with local amateur fights for adults and teens.

Standard tickets are priced at QR100, while VIP tickets can be bought for QR200. 

Mega Park Carnival 2024 (Temporarily suspended as per organizers)

Until April 20, 2024
5 pm to 11:59 pm
Al Bidda Park

The Mega Park Carnival boasts a plethora of attractions, including a dedicated Family Area, Live Shows, Food Bazaar, and Entertainment activities. Visitors can expect a gastronomic journey with various food kiosks offering international cuisines alongside traditional fair favorites like cotton candy, corn dogs, funnel cake, and caramel apples.

Event Highlights:

Indulge in culinary delights from various vendors.

Enjoy entertainment including arcade games, classic carnival games, and arts & crafts.

Explore retail booths supporting local businesses.

Experience much more family-friendly fun!

Read more here.

Stage Bound: Musical Recital 

April 19, 2024
2pm-4pm 
Qatar National Convention Centre 

Embark on a musical journey with Stagebound, a musical recital showcasing the talents of aspiring musicians alongside performances by Joelle Eunice Guantes Izon and Mary Pauleen Orollo Rioveros. 

From classic ballads to contemporary hits, each rendition is infused with passion, emotion, and sheer musical brilliance, reflecting the dedication and commitment these performers have invested in their craft.

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