A Weekend of Culture, Sports, and Empowerment in Qatar – September 28th to 30th, 2023

A Weekend of Culture, Sports, and Empowerment in Qatar - September 28th to 30th, 2023

As another vibrant weekend approaches in Qatar, there’s a plethora of exciting events and activities to choose from. Whether you’re a culture enthusiast, a sports fanatic, or someone passionate about women’s empowerment, Qatar has something special in store for you. Let’s dive into the highlights of what you can experience from September 28th to 30th, 2023.

The Mosque: Place & Time’ Exhibition

  • Until September 30, 2023
  • Museum of Islamic Art Library
  • Saturday to Thursday: 9 am – 7 pm; Friday: 1:30 pm – 7 pm

Qatar is home to a rich Islamic heritage, and ‘The Mosque: Place & Time’ exhibition at the Museum of Islamic Art Library is your gateway to exploring the architectural wonders and cultural stories of iconic mosques worldwide. From the intricate beauty of Palestine to the grandeur of Syria, this exhibition unveils the diverse essence of these sacred places. You’ll also discover a fascinating collection of coins, stamps, postcards, and banknotes that capture the breathtaking essence of renowned mosques. The best part? It’s free with museum admission, making it an accessible and enriching experience for all.

Al Maraya Trade Fair

  • Until October 7, 2023
  • Katara South Parking Area, opposite St Regis Hotel
  • Saturday to Thursday: 10 am – 10 pm; Friday: 3 pm – 10 pm

If you’re a shopping enthusiast, the Al Maraya Trade Fair is a must-visit. This grand shopping tent is where luxury meets tradition, offering an array of exclusive delights. From elegant women’s abayas to opulent perfumes, gourmet delicacies to luxurious rugs, and high fashion to timeless antiques, you’ll find a treasure trove of offerings here. This fair beautifully blends tradition with modernity, making it an ideal destination for those looking to explore Qatar’s cultural and contemporary aspects.

Doha International Basketball Championship

  • Until September 30, 2023
  • Al Gharafa Indoor Arena
  • Timings: 2 pm onwards

Basketball fans, get ready for some high-flying action at the Doha International Basketball Championship. Building on the success of the previous year, this annual event features top-tier basketball teams, including Egypt’s Al Zamalek, Kuwait’s Al Arabi SC, and Philippines’ Meralco Bolts. Not only can you enjoy thrilling basketball matches, but you’ll also contribute to a charitable cause with QR3 from each ticket going to the Qatar Cancer Society. Don’t miss out on this slam dunk of a tournament!

6th Doha Women Forum: The Future of Women

  • September 30, 2023
  • The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa
  • Timings: 10 am – 3 pm

Women’s empowerment takes center stage at the 6th Doha Women Forum. This year’s theme, ‘The Future of Women: Shaping a World of Possibilities,’ promises an empowering celebration of women and their evolving roles in shaping the world. With inspiring talks by women leaders, entrepreneurs, and influencers, as well as engaging roundtable discussions and expert panels, this forum is a gateway to a world of possibilities for women across all sectors. Book your seat and be part of this transformative event.

This weekend in Qatar promises a diverse range of experiences, from exploring the world of mosques and indulging in a grand trade fair to witnessing thrilling basketball action and participating in an empowering women’s forum. Whatever your interests may be, Qatar’s events offer something for everyone, making it a weekend to remember. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be part of these enriching and exciting activities.