Doha’s Delightful Weekend Extravaganza: Shopping, Cinema, and Festive Lights

Doha's Delightful Weekend Extravaganza: Shopping, Cinema, and Festive Lights

As the final weekend of 2023 approaches, Doha is gearing up to offer residents and visitors an unforgettable experience filled with a myriad of fun activities. From international shopping delights to cinematic magic and festive light displays, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Let’s dive into the exciting events happening around the city:

Doha Trade Fair at DECC (Until January 6, 2024)

Timing: Daily 10 am – 10 pm; Friday 2 pm – 10 pm

Located at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC), the Doha Trade Fair promises a shopping extravaganza like no other. With traders from over 15 countries, the fair showcases a diverse range of products including winter fashion, perfumes, women’s accessories, makeup, and home decor. It’s a unique opportunity to explore and purchase items from around the world, making it the perfect destination for those looking to indulge in some retail therapy.

Baraha Cinema at Barahat Msheireb (Until January 6)

Timing: Entry from 4 pm onwards; Screenings begin at 7 pm daily

For cinema enthusiasts, Baraha Cinema at Barahat Msheireb is a haven of cinematic magic. With themed activities, light snacks, and a diverse array of films, this outdoor cinema provides a family-friendly environment with free entry. It’s an ideal way to spend a winter evening, surrounded by the enchanting atmosphere of Barahat Msheireb.

MIA Bazaar at MIA Park (Until March 9, 2024)

Timing: Fridays 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm; Saturdays 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Discover Qatar’s rich heritage at the MIA Bazaar in MIA Park. This vibrant marketplace showcases handmade goods, jewelry, textiles, traditional products, and an assortment of local and global sweets. It’s the perfect spot to find unique, traditional gifts for New Year celebrations while immersing yourself in the cultural richness of Qatar.

Doha Festive Lightings 2023 (Until December 31)

Timing: 5:30 pm – 1:00 am

Experience the enchanting Doha Festive Lightings at Al Masrah Park and the Corniche Pedestrian Tunnel Plaza near Qatar National Museum. Interactive light displays and activities celebrate Qatari culture and marine life. Don’t miss the mesmerizing Dancing Fountain in Corniche Plaza and other highlights like the Tales of The Sea tunnel, The Maze, Dome of Nomadic Skies, Dome of Pearl Wonders, and the Digital Journey (Hologram).

Adventure Sports Exhibition at Mall of Qatar (Until December 30, 2023)

Timing: 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Adventure enthusiasts, head to the Luxury Court at the Mall of Qatar to explore the latest in powersport vehicles, including motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, and more. Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer or just curious about the latest trends in adventure sports, this exhibition is bound to ignite your passion for outdoor excitement.

Doha’s final weekend of 2023 is a celebration of diversity, culture, and excitement. Whether you’re a shopper, cinema lover, cultural explorer, or adventure seeker, there’s an event waiting for you to make this weekend truly special. Embrace the winter vibes and create lasting memories as you explore the best that Doha has to offer.