Family-Friendly Things to Do This Ramadan
There are plenty of things to do this Ramadan with your family. Here is our roundup of kid-friendly activities during the Holy Month, but don't forget to check out our calendar for more events and the latest info.
Al Shaqab is organising its annual Ramadan Camp for children aged three to 17. The camp includes four week-long sessions of six days each of various equine-related activities. commencing from May 27 to June 22 2017.
Time: 27 May to 22 June. The camp will have two different sessions: 14:30 to 17:00 and from 21:00 to 23:30.
Cost: QR 600 for children ages three to six, QR 900 for children ages seven to 17
A charitable Ramadan event for adults and kids which will include seminars, kids' games (Inflatables, slides, kiddy rides, etc.), family Iftar, Tarawih prayers, a story of feathers exhibition, charity market and more.
Time: 31 May to 27 June (or last day of Eid Al Fitr), 18:00 to 01:00
Location: Qatar National Convention Centre
Children can participate in energising fitness games, noncompetitive gymnastics, arts and crafts, music and so much more. Classes are arranged according to age group and include age-appropriate, non-competitive class programmes that build physical, cognitive and social skills. My Gym also offers parent-child class options.
Time: 27 May to 7 September, hours vary per class and camp
Cost: Summer camp ranges from QR 799–999 per week or QR 2,855–3,582 per month. Regular classes start at QR 750 per month
Doha Festival City
Budding bakers will love this event—children between four and 12 years old will get to play the expert with their very own chef’s hat and apron, as they decorate cookies in the shape of Ommi dolls and camels. They can take their foodie creations home, as long as they don’t eat them first!
Time: 1–3 June, 19:30 to 22:30
Children between four and 12 years old can try their hand at prayer mat making, money box making, Ommi doll colouring or Ramadan card colouring.
Time: 15–17 June, 19:30 to 22:30
Cost: Free, but children must register for a session at the registration desk
For the last five days of Ramadan, and in celebration of Eid Al Fitr, there will be professional henna artists designing beautiful henna art on guests and children above three. Children will also have the opportunity to handcraft their own Henna designs on printed paper. Guests will also have the chance to have their photo taken with a falcon.
Time: 22–25 June, 19:30 to 22:30
Live storytelling will bring the children to gather round and learn about traditional Ramadan practices, educating them with the significance of the virtues surrounding Ramadan.
This drummer will take a walk around KidzMondo beating his drum in honour of the traditional drummer that walks the streets before dawn to wake those that are sleeping to remind them to have a small meal before fasting resumes.
Museum of Islamic Art (MIA)
Each night the museum will offer lectures and an activity or storytelling session for children. Why not come and make a Ramadan lantern, model of the Kaa’ba or weave a rug out of paper?
MIA Park Bazaar
During the holy month of Ramadan, the park bazaar will open every Saturday evening. You can browse and buy handicrafts, accessories, paintings, clothing, food, jewellery, photography and art.
Time: 17:00 to midnight
Ramadan Sports Festival
Aspire Zone Foundation is hosting a wide-ranging, sports program this Ramadan with competitions in basketball, football, cricket, volleyball, hockey and table tennis.
Time: 1–14 June, 21:00 to midnight
Location: Aspire Dome
Month Long Walking Competition
There will also be a Ramadan-long walking competition for all ages and genders. Participants can get pedometers upon arrival on loan for the walk, and their names will be registered electronically. After they finish, their steps will be logged and the pedometers and badges must be returned.
Time: 15:00 to 17:30 and 20:30 to 23:30
Location: Aspire Dome
An evening of fun games and activities for kids with goodie bags, candies and more surprises waiting for the little ones.
Time: 9 June, 19:30–20:30
Location: Mall of Qatar
Museum of Islamic Art
MIA will celebrate Garangao with an evening of activities, storytelling and, of course, traditional gift giving.
Time: 7 June
Establishments throughout the theme park will distribute candy to kids.
Doha Festival City
Kids will be given their own mall maps that will give them clues to find and collect candy and nuts hidden all over Doha Festival City. They can then also take part in the Drum Making Workshop, where they will have the chance to design and build their own drum, made out of recycled tin containers.
Time: 9 June, 19:30
Ramadan Tents and Hotel Offerings
Chestertons Ramadan Tent
Enjoy delicious traditional Arabic Ramadan dishes and an array of international cuisines for a memorable Iftar and Suhour experience to share with family, friends and colleagues. Numerous seating options are available to accommodate more than 300 guests, including semi-private majlis.
Time: Sunset to 01:00
Cost: Iftar – QR 200 per adult, QR 100 for children ages six to 12, free for children younger than six. A private gazebo is QR 1,800 for a maximum of eight people.
Suhour – QR 100 per adult, QR 75 for children ages six to 12 years old, free for children younger than six. Beverages are not included
Indulge in a satisfying lunch featuring a wide spread of international buffet.
Time: 12:00 to 16:00
Cost: QR 85 per adult. Half price for children ages eight to 15. Free for children younger than eight.
Experience the treasured traditions of Ramadan at Mezzo restaurant. Share with your family a lavish Iftar buffet offering a wide array of your favourite Arabic dishes.
Time: Sunset to 20:30
Cost: QR 175 per adult. Half price for children ages eight to 15. Free for children younger than eight.
Surround yourself with the warmth of family and friends and enjoy the hearty Iftar right here in the heart of Doha, with a focus on authentic Iftar favourites and local Qatari cuisine.
Time: Sunset to 21:00
Cost: QR 250
W Hotel Doha
Revive the traditions of Ramadan and experience the rich flavours, scents and sounds of the Holy Month at the Sultan’s Tent, including "A Taste from Qatar by Chef Nawal Al Sayed", featuring the best of Qatari cuisine.
Discover the delightful taste of Arabia at Al Sayyad with their specially tailored Ramadan menu.
Time: Sunset to 21:00
Cost: QR 190 per person
Evenings with dear ones amidst the aroma of freshly cooked food is an ideal way to experience Ramadan at Nassayem Qatar.
The Torch Hotel
Enjoy the unique taste of a delightful Iftar and Sahour buffet prepared by their multi-skilled chefs.
Time: Iftar is sunset to 20:00. Suhour is 22:30 to 02:00
Cost: Iftar is QR 210 per person. Suhour is QR 180 per person.
This set menu includes a mezzah platter, main course, Arabic sweets, Arabic coffee and dates served at Doha’s trendiest tea lounge.
Time: 20:00 to 01:00
Cost: QR 120 per person
Indulge in a whole new experience of Arabic dining during the holy month of Ramadan with private majlises, freshly prepared delicacies, live entertainment and a wide variety of shisha.
Time: Iftar is sunset to 21:00. Suhour is 21:30 to 01:30
Cost: QR 210 per adult, QR 110 per child
Al Mirqab Ballroom
The hotel’s spacious 758-square-metre Ramadan tent showcases a contemporary design, influenced by traditional Arabic architecture, resulting in a stylish yet sophisticated ambience.
Time: Iftar is sunset to 20:30. Suhour is 22:00 to 01:30
Cost: Iftar is QR 235 per person. Suhour is QR 270 per person
The Grand Ballroom
In the comfort of a temperature-controlled tent you can enjoy authentic Middle Eastern cuisine prepared using ancient recipes, contemporary international dishes and an array of delicious desserts complemented by live Arabic musicians. A kids club with regular activities and endless entertainment will keep your children happy and occupied all night long.
Time: Iftar is sunset to 20:00. Suhour is 21:30 to 02:00
Cost: Iftar is QR 230 per person. Suhour is QR 290 per person. Half price for children ages four to 11. Kids club entry is QR 50 per child
Guests will enjoy the multi-awarded Levantine cuisine of Al Sufra, headed by Chef Julien Al Khal, along with other delicious dishes inspired by Qatari and Middle Eastern specialities in a joyful atmosphere with world-class entertainment.
Time: Iftar is sunset to 20:30. Suhour starts at 21:00
Cost: Iftar is QR 240 per person. Suhour is QR 290 per person. 50% discount for children aged six to 12.
Savour a wide variety of delightful cuisine and Ramadan specialities as you listen to the Arabic band, while dining in style in the chic interiors or alfresco with fabulous views across the Gulf.
Time: Iftar is sunset to 21:00. Suhour is 22:00 to 02:00
Cost: QR 220 per person
Sihr Al Sharq Ramadan Tent
Enjoy a sumptuous buffet featuring an array of Ramadan favourites, the best of Middle Eastern specialities, authentic Qatari dishes, and a variety of International choices.
Time: Iftar is sunset to 20:00. Suhour is 20:30 to 02:00
Cost: Iftar is QR 225 per person. Suhour is QR 250 per person