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Welcome to Out and About

This is where all of Qatar's exciting events and entertainment go. Never miss an exciting event again by going through our compiled articles, reviews, and event listings to enjoy the exciting sights and sounds this wonderful country has to offer.

  • Everything You Need to Know About Doha Festival City

    One of Qatar’s biggest malls has officially opened its doors to the public, but you’ll still have to wait for many of its best features. Find out more here!

  • Sneak Peak of Qatar’s First 2022 FIFA World Cup Stadium

    The first 2022 FIFA World Cup stadium is almost complete and it's expected to launch next month. The venue also set a world record! Find out what it is and take a look inside at the progress made.

  • An Even Hotter Summer is Expected for Qatar

    If you were hoping for a mild summer in Qatar, you’re about to be disappointed…The country is about to see an abnormally hot summer.

  • Laughter Yoga Sessions Now in Doha

    If you want to laugh your way to happiness and a healthier life in Qatar, it’s now possible with yoga sessions you can laugh at. Here's all you should know about it and how to join in.

  • Qatar’s Old Souq Najada Is Getting a Makeover

    Qatar's Mobile Phone Souq closed down five years ago and is now being turned into a mixed-use development. Here's what you can expect.

  • Qatar to Introduce New Sin Taxes in the Upcoming Months

    The Qatar Cabinet has recently approved a draft law to implement new selective taxes on harmful goods and luxury goods.

  • Dr. Mounia Chekhab Abudaya the Fascinating Curator

    Dr. Mounia Chekhab Abudaya is the curator of the artistic mind behind the fascinating exhibition Qajar Woman: Images of Women in 19th Century Iran at Museum of Islamic Arts (MIA) in Doha.

  • Impressive Works of Art in Qatar

    Continuous efforts have been put into making Qatar full of cultural experiences for its visitors and residents. There are many impressive public works of art by international and local artists placed all over the city. If you're a fan of the arts, some of these are bound to intrigue you. From daring sculptures to captivating photographs, these are our favourites!

  • Everything You Need to Know About the New Mall of Qatar

    The Mall of Qatar opened its doors in December 2016. It boasts over 500 stores, new brands, state-of-the-art cinema, a revolving stage with numerous entertainment shows, fountains and more! Here's all the information you need to know about what's in it, how to get here, opening hours and parking.

  • In Pictures: Rain in Qatar is Both Disastrous and Beautiful

    The heavy rain in Qatar has been a pain for some and a nice change for others. Here are some beautiful pictures of Qatar in the rain.

  • 8 of Qatar’s Most Bizarre Upcoming Buildings

    Several interesting and unique buildings will be coming up in Qatar in the next few years. Here are some of the most bizarre ones!

  • Qatar Is Spending $500m a Week on World Cup Preparations

    As the 2022 FIFA World Cup Host, Qatar is going all out to get the country in its best shape possible. Here's what they're spending all the money on.

  • 8 Stunning Photos of Lightning in Qatar

    Thunderstorms are not very common in Doha, so it's no surprise when some residents were excited about it. Here are our favourite captures!

  • Sightseeing In Qatar

    There is a lot to see and do in Qatar from historical sites and museums to shops, beaches and fun activities! We take a closer look at places like the Corniche, Katara Beach and the Museum of Islamic Art. It's important to explore and discover new places as an expat- we can't have you getting bored!

  • National Museum of Qatar

    The Qatar National Museum opened in 1975 in a restored palace originally built in the early 20th century by Sheikh Abdullah bin Jassim Al-Thani. It served as his family residence and the seat of government for approximately 25 years. In addition to the original Amiri Palace, the former Qatar National Museum included a Museum of the State, a lagoon and a very popular marine aquarium.

  • The Katara Opera House

    The Katara Opera House is home to the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra and is rapidly becoming a vivacious hub for some of the world’s leading performers. A blend of ultramodern architecture and traditional Islamic design, the Opera House offers a luxurious cultural experience. The theater accommodates 550 people.The Cultural Village KATARA is a grandiose and flamboyant site of Art, Knowledge, virtuosity, ingenuity and a variety of diverse cultural activities.

  • Looking for more things to do in Doha?

    We've got a big list of clubs and societies that you can join in Qatar- from sporting clubs to charities that need volunteers to hobby groups. It's important to have some interesting activties to take part in as an expat, to make sure you meet some likeminded people and kick start your social life. Find out more about the various different groups here. Click here for our big list of sports clubs, societies and cultural clubs in Qatar.

  • Best Natural Attractions in Qatar

    Natural Attractions Qatar is full of jaw-dropping architecture, but rest assured that there are many beautiful natural attractions around the country. If you're a nature lover, you'll definitely want to visit these spots. There's nothing better than taking a break from the city life and enjoying some natural beauty. From dunes and caves to mangroves and marine life, Qatar has it all.

  • The Inland Sea

    The Inland Sea is one of Qatar’s prime tourist attractions and most definitely one of the finest treasures here. Only four wheel drive vehicles can reach this point though which is at the southernmost point and it is best to travel in convoy with someone who is familiar with the route. It makes the most magnificent photo opportunity with the sand dunes so close to the water’s edge.

  • Museum Of Islamic Art

    The Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar, is a museum for the world. It will bring the world to Doha, but it will also connect Doha to the world. The Museum of Islamic Art is dedicated to being the foremost museum of Islamic art in the world, and as well a centre of education and information in the field of the arts of the Islamic world.

  • Look into the lives of Qajar Women

    If you're looking for something different and want to learn more about Islamic culture then take a visit to the Museum of Islamic Arts (MIA) in Doha.

  • Dining Out- Doha Restaurants & More!

    If you are wondering where to eat in Doha you're in the right place! We've got all the fab restaurants listed for you as well as meal deals, offers and happenings in the Qatar culinary scene. We have 100's of inspirational recipes covering everything from gluten free cookery to Arabic cuisine and a Cookery & Baking section with tons of top cooking tips and ideas. There's also sections on healthy eating and diets if you're looking for some diet inspiration. We cover all types of cuisine from Arab

  • Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra

    The Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra (QPO) is the flagship orchestra for the State of Qatar and the leading professional ensemble in the Middle East. The QPO is part of Qatar Foundation - chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned – and gave its inaugural performance at the National Theatre Doha in October 2008.

  • Katara Cultural Village

    Keeping pace with the emerging global culture that emphasises the importance of diversity in human development, Katara Cultural Village is the largest and the most multidimensional cultural project of Qatar. It is a place where people come together to experience the cultures of the world.

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