For those who want to make the most of their remaining Eid holiday, there are plenty of things to check out in Qatar over the next several days, including outdoor activities like cycling and paragliding, and breast cancer solidarity events.
Here are our picks:
Aerial paragliding tours
As part of ongoing Eid celebrations around Qatar, the Sealine Beach Resort will host aerial paragliding tours until Oct. 10. The rides, which will take place at the Sealine beach from 3 to 6pm cost QR250 per person, and are open to adults over 18 years old.
Cycling at Aspire
Get healthy this weekend and check out Aspire’s newly opened 5km cycling track.
Residents who do not own their own cycles can also partake in the fun; those above five years old can rent cycles and safety helmets from a store near Aspire’s outdoor football pitches. The rental service is free for the public until Oct. 11, after which it will cost QR20 for the first hour, and QR5 for every hour after.
Cycles can be hired anytime from 4 to 8pm from Sunday to Thursday, and from noon to 8 pm on weekends. During the Eid holidays, the store will be open from noon to 8pm. Those looking to rent equipment must bring their Qatari IDs with them.
Angry Birds exhibition
Starting today, Katara Cultural Village will host an interactive exhibition dedicated to the most downloaded app in the world – Angry Birds. The exhibition will be open from 11am to 11pm today and tomorrow, and from 1pm to 11pm on Friday and Saturday. From Oct. 11 to 31, it will run from 9am to 1pm on weekdays, and from 1pm to 11pm on weekends.
The immersive experience, aimed at explaining principles of physics and space, includes numerous games, videos, and information stations.
Attendees can learn more about the Angry Bird universe with zones such as “Cobalt Plateaus,” “Meet the Flock,” “Bamboo Forest,” “Space Zone,” and “The City.”
There will also be an opportunity to play game in 3D courses. Other stations like “Cave Studio” will offer a behind-the-scenes look at how artwork for the game is created. There is also a ziplining station, a pulley station, an earthquake table, digital planetarium theater, rocket launching stations, a vortex and space scale, and a full-body laser maze.
Eid kayaking tours
Make the best of the good weather and join local environment group Entalek on their kayaking tours this weekend. The group will host sunset kayaking tours on Oct. 10 and 11, and a mangrove bay adventure tour on Oct. 11.
Interested residents will meet up with the group at the Al Thakira Bay past Al Khor. Tickets cost QR200 for adults, QR100 for children under 12 years old, and QR50 for children under 5 years old. They can be booked online here.
For more information, or to enquire about timings, call 5543-7349 or 3332-2078, or send an email to [email protected].
Breast cancer awareness
To mark international breast cancer awareness month, the Ritz-Carlton and the Qatar Cancer Society (QSC) have scheduled a series of events to raise awareness about the illness here.
The first activity – a ride of solidarity organized by the Ladies of Harley, will take place this Friday, Oct. 10, from 4 to 6 pm at the Ritz Carlton Doha.
The event will feature a parade by professional female bikers, speeches by Jordanian mountain climber Mostafa Salameh and cancer survivor Suzanne Kanaan. There will also be health and fitness counseling. Live entertainment will be provided by the students of the performance and arts school, IAID. The event is free and open to the public.
A Pink Ribbon afternoon tea will also be held on Oct. 10, from 2:30 to 5pm at the Ritz’s La Mer Restaurant. The event costs QR180 per person, and includes a welcome drink, flower arrangement and pink sweet give away. All proceeds from the tea will be donated to the QSC.
The Ritz-Carlton will also host Pink Pilates, an exercise-based event on Oct. 10 at 9:30 am. The session costs QR75 for non-members and QR25 for members, with proceeds going to QSC.
For more information on all the above, call 4484 8663 or 4484 8000 or email [email protected].
Turkish trunk show
Doha-based abaya designer Fatma Ghanem is holding a trunk show this Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Rose Salon on Diplomatic Street. The event is free and open to women, and will feature the designer’s newest abaya collection inspired by Turkish culture.
Under the name “FUFI takes Istanbul,” the evening will include Turkish music, performances and food. Attendees will stand the chance to win a free abaya from the designer’s collection in a raffle draw held at the event. The show will begin at 5pm, with doors opening an hour earlier.
- Eid Activities: As the Eid holidays come to a close, make the best of the many offerings around Doha. From concerts to ice shows to exhibitions, the city is bustling with events for the entire family. For a more in-depth look at what’s going on, venues, timings and prices, visit our Eid guide here.
What are your weekend plans? Thoughts?