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Qatar Events

Qatar 2014 events

Run The World Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
December 2014 (From 1400-2200 daily.)

A weeklong set of events, competitions, festival, and conferences that conn ......

A weeklong set of events, competitions, festival, and conferences that connect the youth of Qatar together in a celebration of the country’s achievements. The theme of this year’s festival is youth and sports.

Venue:
Katara Cultural Village

Address:
Qatar

Event cost:
Free for those under 30; otherwise 50.

Category:
Sport

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National Day

Date (To be confirmed):
December 2014

A festival honouring Sheikh Jassem bin Mohammed bin Thani, considered the f ......

A festival honouring Sheikh Jassem bin Mohammed bin Thani, considered the father of the country. The day is a national bank holiday, ending with spectacular fireworks displays in cities around the country.

Venue:
Throughout Qatar.

Address:
Doha, Qatar

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
History

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Qatar 2015 events

Qatar Masters Golf

Date (To be confirmed):
January 2015

Each year, top golfers from around the world are invited to compete in the ......

Each year, top golfers from around the world are invited to compete in the annual Qatar Masters Golf tournament, part of the PGA European Tour (one of the biggest golf tours in the world). The course is renowned for its tough par 3s and numerous water hazards.

Venue:
Doha Golf Club

Address:
West Bay, Doha Golf Club, Doha, Qatar

Event cost:
Ticket prices vary.

Category:
Sport

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Doha Trade Fair

Date (To be confirmed):
January 2015

This is the biggest consumer event in the Qatari calendar, when over 500 sh ......

This is the biggest consumer event in the Qatari calendar, when over 500 shops, designers and boutiques from 29 countries take over the Exhibition Centre, selling every from jewellery and handicrafts to glass and porcelain, clothes and children’s toys.

Venue:
Doha Exhibition Centre

Address:
Al Istiqlal St, Doha, Qatar

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Home & Fashion

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Souq Waqif Spring Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
February 2015

This family festival that brings together street performers, puppet and mus ......

This family festival that brings together street performers, puppet and musical shows, along with African circus performers, magicians and a range of slightly surreal one-off events, including a human cannonball and bungee jumping.

Venue:
Souq Waqif, Doha

Address:
Souq Waqif, Doha, Qatar

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Entertainment

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Kite Festival

Date (To be confirmed):
March 2015

The skies above the Museum of Islamic Art Park in Doha are filled with kite ......

The skies above the Museum of Islamic Art Park in Doha are filled with kites for this one-day festival, which celebrates Afghani traditions with live music, dancing and traditional foods.

Venue:
Museum of Islamic Art Park

Address:
Museum of Islamic Art Park, Doha, Qatar

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Entertainment

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The Emir’s GCC Camel Race

Date (To be confirmed):
April 2015

The biggest event in the camel racing calendar, hundreds of participants an ......

The biggest event in the camel racing calendar, hundreds of participants and thousands of spectators flock to the Al Shahaniya camel racing track, around 45 minutes drive north of Doha.

Venue:
Al Shahaniya Sports Club

Address:
Al Shahaniya Sports Club, Garafat Al Rayyan and Dukhan Hwy, Ash-Shahaniyah, Qatar

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Entertainment

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Eid al Adha

Date (To be confirmed):
October 2015

An important religious holiday, which falls on a different date each year. ......

An important religious holiday, which falls on a different date each year. Many families slaughter a lamb, in remembrance of God’s intervention to provide Abraham with a lamb to sacrifice, in place of his son, Ishmael. Most venues do not serve alcohol the night before, and the first day of Eid.

Venue:
Throughout Qatar.

Address:
Doha, Qatar

Event cost:
Free.

Category:
Religion

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