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July 2017

The W Hotel Doha and Ahmed bin Majed bring you the art exhibition you’ve been waiting for! You can see the original piece and more of Ahmed bin Majed’s work at the W Doha.

Cost: FREE

Where:
W Doha Hotel

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This exhibition will focus on the exchange of artistic and material cultures between the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires. Highlighting MIA's masterpiece carpets, among other artworks, from...

Where:
Museum of Islamic Art

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The world’s largest inflatable obstacle course, Timba Cars, Bricklyn Lego, skill games, virtual reality and arcade games, a paintball shooting range and live entertainment shows.  A...

Cost: From QR15 pp

Where:
Doha Exhibition & Convention Center


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Ooh arr, me hearties…. Test your skills against friends and family at the three lane cannon bowling alley. A high energy activity to beat the heat and keep everyone occupied.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Steps Node - Doha Festival City


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Unleash their creativity with building blocks, including a dedicated soft play for little ones from 18 months. BUILDING BLOCK BLAST TIMING: 6 – 29 JULY THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS &...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Entertainment node - Doha Festival City


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With all the Pirate and Treasure Island games taking place around the Mall, the workshop gives you a chance to look the part! Children can make their own pirate or mermaid costumes at the workshops...

Cost: FREE

Where:


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Fish for treasure ‘under the sea’ at Doha Festival City. Children will get the chance to test their hand-eye coordination using special fishing rods to collect as many variety of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Axis Node - Doha Festival City


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Test your navigation skills with your family in the Amazing Maze – you have just 20 minutes to find your way through. Then every hour, Doha Festival City is taking it to another level by...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Registration Desk in Centre Court – Doha Festival City


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An exhibition that interprets the vibrancy of Qatar’s historic Msheireb district as a centre of commerce opens in April 2017 at Msheireb Museums in Msheireb Downtown Doha. It has been...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mohammed Bin Jassim House in Msheireb Museums.

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"Love for Homeland" is now open at the offices of the Ministry of Culture. The exhibition features 35 artworks from different art schools to express love of the country.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ministry of Culture, Al Dafna

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Birds, Birds, Birds! 5 - 7 year olds 24 July, 9:00 am- 11:00 am Join us for a look at all things feathered at MIA! Based around the 12th century poem 'Conference of the Birds' take a tour with...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Museum of Islamic Art
Corniche
Doha
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The W Hotel Doha and Ahmed bin Majed bring you the art exhibition you’ve been waiting for! You can see the original piece and more of Ahmed bin Majed’s work at the W Doha.

Cost: FREE

Where:
W Doha Hotel

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This exhibition will focus on the exchange of artistic and material cultures between the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires. Highlighting MIA's masterpiece carpets, among other artworks, from...

Where:
Museum of Islamic Art

More information

The world’s largest inflatable obstacle course, Timba Cars, Bricklyn Lego, skill games, virtual reality and arcade games, a paintball shooting range and live entertainment shows.  A...

Cost: From QR15 pp

Where:
Doha Exhibition & Convention Center


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Fish for treasure ‘under the sea’ at Doha Festival City. Children will get the chance to test their hand-eye coordination using special fishing rods to collect as many variety of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Axis Node - Doha Festival City


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Ooh arr, me hearties…. Test your skills against friends and family at the three lane cannon bowling alley. A high energy activity to beat the heat and keep everyone occupied.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Steps Node - Doha Festival City


Website »

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With all the Pirate and Treasure Island games taking place around the Mall, the workshop gives you a chance to look the part! Children can make their own pirate or mermaid costumes at the workshops...

Cost: FREE

Where:


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Test your navigation skills with your family in the Amazing Maze – you have just 20 minutes to find your way through. Then every hour, Doha Festival City is taking it to another level by...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Registration Desk in Centre Court – Doha Festival City


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Unleash their creativity with building blocks, including a dedicated soft play for little ones from 18 months. BUILDING BLOCK BLAST TIMING: 6 – 29 JULY THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS &...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Entertainment node - Doha Festival City


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An exhibition that interprets the vibrancy of Qatar’s historic Msheireb district as a centre of commerce opens in April 2017 at Msheireb Museums in Msheireb Downtown Doha. It has been...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mohammed Bin Jassim House in Msheireb Museums.

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"Love for Homeland" is now open at the offices of the Ministry of Culture. The exhibition features 35 artworks from different art schools to express love of the country.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ministry of Culture, Al Dafna

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New to Doha or to Doha Mums. . .or just want to welcome someone who is? Join us for a casual coffee every Tuesday from 9:30-11:30am for a caffeine jolt, great conversation, and a few laughs! The...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Westin Hotel, Seasonal Tastes

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The W Hotel Doha and Ahmed bin Majed bring you the art exhibition you’ve been waiting for! You can see the original piece and more of Ahmed bin Majed’s work at the W Doha.

Cost: FREE

Where:
W Doha Hotel

More information

This exhibition will focus on the exchange of artistic and material cultures between the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires. Highlighting MIA's masterpiece carpets, among other artworks, from...

Where:
Museum of Islamic Art

More information

The world’s largest inflatable obstacle course, Timba Cars, Bricklyn Lego, skill games, virtual reality and arcade games, a paintball shooting range and live entertainment shows.  A...

Cost: From QR15 pp

Where:
Doha Exhibition & Convention Center


Website »

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Unleash their creativity with building blocks, including a dedicated soft play for little ones from 18 months. BUILDING BLOCK BLAST TIMING: 6 – 29 JULY THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS &...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Entertainment node - Doha Festival City


Website »

More information

Test your navigation skills with your family in the Amazing Maze – you have just 20 minutes to find your way through. Then every hour, Doha Festival City is taking it to another level by...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Registration Desk in Centre Court – Doha Festival City


Website »

More information

Ooh arr, me hearties…. Test your skills against friends and family at the three lane cannon bowling alley. A high energy activity to beat the heat and keep everyone occupied.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Steps Node - Doha Festival City


Website »

More information

With all the Pirate and Treasure Island games taking place around the Mall, the workshop gives you a chance to look the part! Children can make their own pirate or mermaid costumes at the workshops...

Cost: FREE

Where:


Website »

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Fish for treasure ‘under the sea’ at Doha Festival City. Children will get the chance to test their hand-eye coordination using special fishing rods to collect as many variety of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Axis Node - Doha Festival City


Website »

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An exhibition that interprets the vibrancy of Qatar’s historic Msheireb district as a centre of commerce opens in April 2017 at Msheireb Museums in Msheireb Downtown Doha. It has been...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mohammed Bin Jassim House in Msheireb Museums.

More information

"Love for Homeland" is now open at the offices of the Ministry of Culture. The exhibition features 35 artworks from different art schools to express love of the country.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ministry of Culture, Al Dafna

More information

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The W Hotel Doha and Ahmed bin Majed bring you the art exhibition you’ve been waiting for! You can see the original piece and more of Ahmed bin Majed’s work at the W Doha.

Cost: FREE

Where:
W Doha Hotel

More information

This exhibition will focus on the exchange of artistic and material cultures between the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires. Highlighting MIA's masterpiece carpets, among other artworks, from...

Where:
Museum of Islamic Art

More information

The world’s largest inflatable obstacle course, Timba Cars, Bricklyn Lego, skill games, virtual reality and arcade games, a paintball shooting range and live entertainment shows.  A...

Cost: From QR15 pp

Where:
Doha Exhibition & Convention Center


Website »

More information

Ooh arr, me hearties…. Test your skills against friends and family at the three lane cannon bowling alley. A high energy activity to beat the heat and keep everyone occupied.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Steps Node - Doha Festival City


Website »

More information

Fish for treasure ‘under the sea’ at Doha Festival City. Children will get the chance to test their hand-eye coordination using special fishing rods to collect as many variety of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Axis Node - Doha Festival City


Website »

More information

Unleash their creativity with building blocks, including a dedicated soft play for little ones from 18 months. BUILDING BLOCK BLAST TIMING: 6 – 29 JULY THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS &...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Entertainment node - Doha Festival City


Website »

More information

With all the Pirate and Treasure Island games taking place around the Mall, the workshop gives you a chance to look the part! Children can make their own pirate or mermaid costumes at the workshops...

Cost: FREE

Where:


Website »

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Test your navigation skills with your family in the Amazing Maze – you have just 20 minutes to find your way through. Then every hour, Doha Festival City is taking it to another level by...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Registration Desk in Centre Court – Doha Festival City


Website »

More information

An exhibition that interprets the vibrancy of Qatar’s historic Msheireb district as a centre of commerce opens in April 2017 at Msheireb Museums in Msheireb Downtown Doha. It has been...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mohammed Bin Jassim House in Msheireb Museums.

More information

"Love for Homeland" is now open at the offices of the Ministry of Culture. The exhibition features 35 artworks from different art schools to express love of the country.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ministry of Culture, Al Dafna

More information

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The W Hotel Doha and Ahmed bin Majed bring you the art exhibition you’ve been waiting for! You can see the original piece and more of Ahmed bin Majed’s work at the W Doha.

Cost: FREE

Where:
W Doha Hotel

More information

This exhibition will focus on the exchange of artistic and material cultures between the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires. Highlighting MIA's masterpiece carpets, among other artworks, from...

Where:
Museum of Islamic Art

More information

The world’s largest inflatable obstacle course, Timba Cars, Bricklyn Lego, skill games, virtual reality and arcade games, a paintball shooting range and live entertainment shows.  A...

Cost: From QR15 pp

Where:
Doha Exhibition & Convention Center


Website »

More information

Fish for treasure ‘under the sea’ at Doha Festival City. Children will get the chance to test their hand-eye coordination using special fishing rods to collect as many variety of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Axis Node - Doha Festival City


Website »

More information

With all the Pirate and Treasure Island games taking place around the Mall, the workshop gives you a chance to look the part! Children can make their own pirate or mermaid costumes at the workshops...

Cost: FREE

Where:


Website »

More information

Test your navigation skills with your family in the Amazing Maze – you have just 20 minutes to find your way through. Then every hour, Doha Festival City is taking it to another level by...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Registration Desk in Centre Court – Doha Festival City


Website »

More information

Unleash their creativity with building blocks, including a dedicated soft play for little ones from 18 months. BUILDING BLOCK BLAST TIMING: 6 – 29 JULY THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS &...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Entertainment node - Doha Festival City


Website »

More information

Ooh arr, me hearties…. Test your skills against friends and family at the three lane cannon bowling alley. A high energy activity to beat the heat and keep everyone occupied.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Steps Node - Doha Festival City


Website »

More information

An exhibition that interprets the vibrancy of Qatar’s historic Msheireb district as a centre of commerce opens in April 2017 at Msheireb Museums in Msheireb Downtown Doha. It has been...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Mohammed Bin Jassim House in Msheireb Museums.

More information

"Love for Homeland" is now open at the offices of the Ministry of Culture. The exhibition features 35 artworks from different art schools to express love of the country.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ministry of Culture, Al Dafna

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

The W Hotel Doha and Ahmed bin Majed bring you the art exhibition you’ve been waiting for! You can see the original piece and more of Ahmed bin Majed’s work at the W Doha.

Cost: FREE

Where:
W Doha Hotel

More information

This exhibition will focus on the exchange of artistic and material cultures between the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires. Highlighting MIA's masterpiece carpets, among other artworks, from...

Where:
Museum of Islamic Art

More information

The world’s largest inflatable obstacle course, Timba Cars, Bricklyn Lego, skill games, virtual reality and arcade games, a paintball shooting range and live entertainment shows.  A...

Cost: From QR15 pp

Where:
Doha Exhibition & Convention Center


Website »

More information

With all the Pirate and Treasure Island games taking place around the Mall, the workshop gives you a chance to look the part! Children can make their own pirate or mermaid costumes at the workshops...

Cost: FREE

Where:


Website »

More information

Fish for treasure ‘under the sea’ at Doha Festival City. Children will get the chance to test their hand-eye coordination using special fishing rods to collect as many variety of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Axis Node - Doha Festival City


Website »

More information

Test your navigation skills with your family in the Amazing Maze – you have just 20 minutes to find your way through. Then every hour, Doha Festival City is taking it to another level by...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Registration Desk in Centre Court – Doha Festival City


Website »

More information

Unleash their creativity with building blocks, including a dedicated soft play for little ones from 18 months. BUILDING BLOCK BLAST TIMING: 6 – 29 JULY THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS &...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Entertainment node - Doha Festival City


Website »

More information

Ooh arr, me hearties…. Test your skills against friends and family at the three lane cannon bowling alley. A high energy activity to beat the heat and keep everyone occupied.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Steps Node - Doha Festival City


Website »

More information

Dunking Devils are coming to the Summer Entertainment City with unforgettable performances on July 28th and 29th. 6:00 PM - 6:10 PM (1st Set) 7:15 PM - 7:20 PM (2nd Set) 8:30 PM - 8:40 PM (3rd...

Where:
Doha Exhibition and Convention Center Doha


Website »

More information

"Love for Homeland" is now open at the offices of the Ministry of Culture. The exhibition features 35 artworks from different art schools to express love of the country.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ministry of Culture, Al Dafna

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

The W Hotel Doha and Ahmed bin Majed bring you the art exhibition you’ve been waiting for! You can see the original piece and more of Ahmed bin Majed’s work at the W Doha.

Cost: FREE

Where:
W Doha Hotel

More information

This exhibition will focus on the exchange of artistic and material cultures between the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires. Highlighting MIA's masterpiece carpets, among other artworks, from...

Where:
Museum of Islamic Art

More information

The world’s largest inflatable obstacle course, Timba Cars, Bricklyn Lego, skill games, virtual reality and arcade games, a paintball shooting range and live entertainment shows.  A...

Cost: From QR15 pp

Where:
Doha Exhibition & Convention Center


Website »

More information

With all the Pirate and Treasure Island games taking place around the Mall, the workshop gives you a chance to look the part! Children can make their own pirate or mermaid costumes at the workshops...

Cost: FREE

Where:


Website »

More information

Ooh arr, me hearties…. Test your skills against friends and family at the three lane cannon bowling alley. A high energy activity to beat the heat and keep everyone occupied.  

Cost: FREE

Where:
Steps Node - Doha Festival City


Website »

More information

Test your navigation skills with your family in the Amazing Maze – you have just 20 minutes to find your way through. Then every hour, Doha Festival City is taking it to another level by...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Registration Desk in Centre Court – Doha Festival City


Website »

More information

Fish for treasure ‘under the sea’ at Doha Festival City. Children will get the chance to test their hand-eye coordination using special fishing rods to collect as many variety of...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Axis Node - Doha Festival City


Website »

More information

Unleash their creativity with building blocks, including a dedicated soft play for little ones from 18 months. BUILDING BLOCK BLAST TIMING: 6 – 29 JULY THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS &...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Entertainment node - Doha Festival City


Website »

More information

Dunking Devils are coming to the Summer Entertainment City with unforgettable performances on July 28th and 29th. 6:00 PM - 6:10 PM (1st Set) 7:15 PM - 7:20 PM (2nd Set) 8:30 PM - 8:40 PM (3rd...

Where:
Doha Exhibition and Convention Center Doha


Website »

More information

"Love for Homeland" is now open at the offices of the Ministry of Culture. The exhibition features 35 artworks from different art schools to express love of the country.

Cost: FREE

Where:
Ministry of Culture, Al Dafna

More information

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We went to check out KidzMondo at the Mall of Qatar—and we were not disappointed

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Kid’s will have so much fun at West Bay’s newest play area, they won’t even realise that it’s good for them.

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Kidzmondo Review

We went to check out KidzMondo at the Mall of Qatar—and we were not disappointed

What Dads Do Best

Here's what we can all learn from dad's parenting style

Kid-Friendly QIFF 2017

A brief, kid-friendly look at the 2017 Qatar International Food Festival

Can't Miss Spring Camps in Qatar

Looking for something to keep your kids busy this spring break? Look no further
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More ››Beaches

Al Wakrah Beach

Pay a visit Al Wakrah Beach to explore the pools of water between the sand bars, which are full of tiny fish, crabs and other sea creatures!

Simaisma Beach

Though not your traditional sandy beach, Simaisma Beach offers fun via the mangroves, nearby playground and squidgy sand!

Katara Beach

Conveniently located within Doha and watched over by lifeguards, Katara Beach fits the bill for a fun (and easy!) day out.
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Featured Events

  • New Arrivals Coffee - Starbucks, Landmark Mall

    2017.05.09

    New to Doha or to Doha Mums. . .or just want to welcome someone who is? Join us for a casual coffee every Tuesday from 9:30-11:30am for a caffeine...

  • Tamim the glorious by Ahmed Almaadheed

    2017.07.02

    The W Hotel Doha and Ahmed bin Majed bring you the art exhibition you’ve been waiting for! You can see the original piece and more of Ahmed...

  • Imperial Threads: Motifs and artisans from Turkey, Iran and India

    2017.03.15

    This exhibition will focus on the exchange of artistic and material cultures between the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires. Highlighting...

  • Qatar Summer Festival 2017

    2017.06.25

    The world’s largest inflatable obstacle course, Timba Cars, Bricklyn Lego, skill games, virtual reality and arcade games, a paintball...

  • Seaside Works of Art - Doha Festival City

    2017.07.06

    With all the Pirate and Treasure Island games taking place around the Mall, the workshop gives you a chance to look the part! Children can make...

  • Fishing Fun - Doha Festival City

    2017.07.06

    Fish for treasure ‘under the sea’ at Doha Festival City. Children will get the chance to test their hand-eye coordination using special...

  • The Amazing Maze - Doha Festival City

    2017.07.06

    Test your navigation skills with your family in the Amazing Maze – you have just 20 minutes to find your way through. Then every hour, Doha...

  • Pirate Bowling - Doha Festival City

    2017.07.06

    Ooh arr, me hearties…. Test your skills against friends and family at the three lane cannon bowling alley. A high energy activity to...

  • Building Block Blast- Doha Festival City

    2017.07.06

    Unleash their creativity with building blocks, including a dedicated soft play for little ones from 18 months. BUILDING BLOCK BLAST TIMING:...

  • Love For Homeland Exhibition

    2017.07.01

    "Love for Homeland" is now open at the offices of the Ministry of Culture. The exhibition features 35 artworks from different art schools...

  • Back to Msheireb: Shared Streets - Shared Stories Exhibition

    2017.04.05

    An exhibition that interprets the vibrancy of Qatar’s historic Msheireb district as a centre of commerce opens in April 2017 at Msheireb...

  • Dunking Devils

    2017.07.28

    Dunking Devils are coming to the Summer Entertainment City with unforgettable performances on July 28th and 29th. 6:00 PM - 6:10 PM (1st Set)...

  • Carpet Adventures

    2017.08.03

    Carpet Adventures 5 - 7 year olds 3 August, 10:30 pm - 12:30 pm Elaborately designed carpets are a well-known feature of Islamic Art. Come and...

  • Camera Kids: Make Your Own Short Film

    2017.08.06

    A well-rounded introduction to the different elements of photography, film and filmmaking helps young people make their first one-minute short...

  • Geometry

    2017.08.06

    Geometry 8 - 11 year olds 6, 7, 8 August, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm This course allows students to learn about the different types of art found at MIA....

  • Conference of the Birds

    2017.08.09

    Conference of the Birds 8 - 11 year olds 9 - 10 August, 9:00 am - 11:30 am Using the 12th Century poem 'Conference of the Birds' as our...

  • Summer Calligraphy for Children

    2017.08.13

    Summer Calligraphy for Children 8 - 18 year olds August 13, 16, 20, 23, 10:00am - 12:00pm Ruq'ah script is the last calligraphy invented at the...

  • Imperial Threads in the Summer

    2017.08.14

    Imperial Threads in the Summer 8 - 11 years old 14 August, 10:30 am- 12:30 pm Luxurious carpets made of silk and other materials have been a...

  • Collectors Club for Kids

    2017.12.02

    As part of our MIA Islamic Art Collectors Forum, this is a chance for young collectors to show what they collect and why they think collecting is...


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More »Movie Reviews

Movie review: Cinderella

Here's what one Doha mum and her kids thought of this classic fairy tale.

Movie review: Penguins of Madagascar

A kid’s version of a James Bond movie—what’s not to like?

Movie review: Paddington

The loveable Paddington bear comes to life in this fun-for-all-ages movie
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More ››Parks

Sheraton Hotel Park Review

A gem in the heart of Doha, take a long walk around Sheraton Park and you’ll fall in love with it too

Oxygen Park Review

An impressively designed and landscaped open space that incorporates sports, recreation and heritage.

Fun in the Sun: A Review of Aqua Park Qatar

Aqua Park Qatar is the perfect place to cool off with your family with some hot Doha summer fun.
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More »Sightseeing

Kid-Friendly QIFF 2017

A brief, kid-friendly look at the 2017 Qatar International Food Festival

Open-Air Fun at the Magical Festival Village

The Magical Festival Village is a temporary fair-like entertainment area located in Katara that is no doubt worth a visit while the weather is nice and the temperatures still pleasant.

Mahaseel Souq

At this temporary, small-scale market, you can find fresh, local vegetables, flowers and plants, and more
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Travelling to India with Coca-Cola

Roxanne Davis explains how she was unexpectedly invited by Coca-Cola to travel to India.
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