Browsing Category : Art & Culture

Libraries In Qatar


“Libraries store the energy that fuels the imagination. They open up windows to the world and inspire us to explore and achieve, and contribute to improving our quality of life.” –Sidney Sheldon The Magic Library of Wonders. Launched by Qatar Foundation, the National Reading Campaign is a program that aims to engage the whole community in reading by drawing them…

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Free Exhibitions In Qatar


When we think about art, we all first think about museums. Besides the beautiful museums in Qatar, there are many ongoing FREE exhibitions that change monthly that are definitely worth visiting. Here are some of my suggestions of FREE exhibitions that are not in museums: Katara As a world-leader for multi-cultural activities, Katara’s vision of building a community of creative…

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“4 Visions” Art Exhibition at Katara, Qatar


The Cultural Village Foundation is celebrating the diversity of four incredibly talented artists, who work with different mediums and styles and coming together to share their artistic talent at Katara. Shehla Khalid Khan’s, Mala Waseem’s, Adnan Siraj’s and Shazia Bhanji’s artwork will be on display at the “4Visions” group exhibition from 4th-12th February from 10am-10pm. Join them for opening night…

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Shop Qatar guide


Qatar’s biggest shopping festival is back! Enjoy discounts, prizes, performances and fashion events. Families can enjoy fun shows, while women can learn makeup and fashion masterclasses. There are also live concerts and cultural experiences. There are 14 retail partners including Al Mirqab Mall, Al Khor Mall, City Centre, Dar Al Salam Mall, Doha Festival City, Gulf Mall, Hyatt Plaza, Lagoona…

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Festive Events In Qatar


It’s a special time of year for those in Qatar celebrating Christmas. There are so many events, that range from making a gingerbread house to tree lighting ceremonies! The list will be updated throughout the season as events become available, so make sure to check back often to not miss anything. FESTIVE TREE LIGHTING CEREMONIES -St Regis Doha The lobby…

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Unique Gift Ideas From Qatar


It’s that time of the year where we all end up scrambling for gifts for loved ones. Every time I go back home I scratch my head and ask friends what to take. I have taken out the guesswork and stress for you this year by compiling a list of authentic souvenirs or gifts for both loved ones in Qatar…

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Free events this September in Doha Qatar


Qatar has come alive again. The summer holiday is over, the kids are back at school and the weather is cooling down. Qatar is buzzing with excitement. Here is my list of what to see, do and enjoy for FREE in Qatar this September. Qatar Foundation’s Art Trail Art trail is a series of FREE guided tours that allows the…

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Visiting W Doha Art 29 Exhibition and W Café


Remember When… By Mubarak Al-Thani and Ghada Al-Khater (@geaak) The latest art exhibition at W Doha is a journey of the most memorable and pivotal events that took place in the past year in Qatar from the viewpoint of two local Qatari artists. A provocative exhibition which highlights the events that reshaped the country and society and redefined the cultural…

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Touring Sheikh Faisals Private Museum in Doha


Sheikh Faisal’s private museum provides visitors with a glimpse into the history of the Qatari people and Sheikh Faisal himself. A collection from his international travels in the last 55 years has now accumulated into an eclectic mix of possessions, memorabilia, mementos, souvenirs, art and artefacts gathered from over 4 continents. This museum is a window to the beauty and…

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TOURING MSHEIREB MUSEUMS


​”To know your future you must know your past” George Santayana MSHEIREB MUSEUMS showcases the history of Qatar within four historic houses. I believe as an expat living in Qatar it is important to understand Qatari history and Qatari culture as I am a guest in Qatar. Knowing Qatar’s past has given me a new respect and appreciation for Qatar and…

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Firestation Museum and Cafè #999


​FOOD REVIEW: Café #999  A contemporary café in a fire station building serving international cuisine sprinkled with local Qatari influence. The Doha Fire Station is part of the Qatar Museum family and is FREE to enter. The Fire Station includes Exhibitions, Cafe #999, a Gallery, 24 studios, they also offer workshops, a bookshop, and a well stocked art supply store.…

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