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Exhibition

A young Pakistani raised in the United Kingdom, New York and Belgium, there is little doubt as to why Saher Shah’s work is broad and varied in its inspirations stemming from spatial memory and...

Nasher Museum of Art, Durham
2013-01-30
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Auto Racing

Having just played the Qatar Open, a selection of the top ten ATP ranked tennis players hop over to, the United Arab Emirates, to compete for the Dubai Championship title. The competition consists...

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Dubai
2013-01-30
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Boat Slips

Traditional Emirati boats sail across the Emirati coastline in an effort to take the Al Gaffal title this year. The old dhow boats are a pretty sight and make for one of the more striking sailing...

Dubai International Marine Club, Dubai
2013-01-30
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Music

Qatar’s Philharmonic Orchestra (QPO) mark another first, this time in Rome for the annual Santa Cecilia concerts. They are led again by QPO musical director and conductor Han-Na Chang, who joined...

Santa Cecilia Hall, Rome
2013-01-30
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Bikes

Road-racers buckle up for one of the rides of the motor racing calendar year. Purpose-built bikes roar across the Doha coastline at Lusail giving title contenders and spectators alike a great view...

Lusail International Circuit, Doha
2013-01-30
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Football

The national footballing teams of Asia have been competing for places at the 2015 Asian Football Cup held in Australia. During the qualifiers, Qatar was in Group D along with Bahrain, Yemen and...

Australia
2013-01-30
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Auto Racing

In a world where a large number of war crimes and tragedies go unnoticed, the right to seek justice is needed more than ever. This exhibition titled Statute of Limitations (the period of time...

Green Art Gallery, Dubai
2013-01-30
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Exhibition

This Middle Eastern gallery has established a strong presence in the art sector in all corners of the world, from London to Dubai. A start-up founded by Libyan-born Syrian Khaled Samawi in 2005,...

Dubai, London, Damascus and Jeddah
2013-02-19 to 2014-05-23
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Auto Racing

Top-level horse racers from across the world saddle up, introducing a fresh line-up of potential competition-trained horses into the world of professional track racing. The sports tournament now...

Meydan Grandstand and Racecourse, Dubai
2013-02-27 to 2014-03-29
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Exhibition

كل من يعرف معرض "آرت دبي" سيعرف الفنان شهزاد داوود، والذي اشتهر بفضل أفلامه الذي يمزج فيها الكثير من الاساليب الفنية المعاصرة، والكولاج، والتي تعالج مواضيع هامة...

Parasol Unit Foundation for Contemporary Art, London
2013-04-04 to 2014-05-25
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Photography

The Qatar Photographic Society partners with the Cultural Village Foundation to present the "World Press Photography" exhibition at Katara Cultural Village. Hoping to inspire a better...

Katara Gallery, Doha
2013-05-15 to 2013-06-15
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Photography

Omar Khalifa’s photograph-based light installations Infinite appear on the walls in the alleyways around Katara. With a technique involving multiple digital exposures, Khaifa, a former Al...

Katara Cultural Village, Doha
2013-06-01 to 2014-12-31
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Exhibition

Chosen from Mathaf’s permanent collection, works ranging from 1966 to 2010 make up “Selections from the Collections.” Providing an exploration of contemporary Arab art, highlights include pieces...

Mathaf, Doha
2013-06-01 to 2013-08-31
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Education

The Dubai International Arts Center offers classes throughout the summer tailored to adults. Workshops are available for crafts including terra cotta jewelry and candle making.

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Dubai Art Centre, Dubai
2013-06-15 to 2013-08-31
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Fitness

SummerFest offers a range of tournaments, including football, basketball, jiu jitsu and tennis during the month of Ramadan. Participating teams have the chance to win a master class coaching...

Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
2013-07-10 to 2013-08-03
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Nightlife

تحت ظل خيمة تقليدية، تنتظم فعاليات "ألوان رمضان" و هي عروض موسيقية حية من الغسق حتى الفجر بمشاركة عدد من الفنانين بدءا من فرق الأغاني الشعبية  مثل فرقة اوتوسراد المتوسطية وصولا إلى الفنان العراقي...

The Dome, Amman
2013-07-12 to 2013-08-09
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Dance

Is there only one way of piecing together a puzzle… or a life? That is the question Belgian choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and his dance troupe, Eastman, tackle in his newest creation, “PUZ/...

La Magnanerie, Beirut
2013-08-30
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Music

Fresh off a television appearance in the United States on Good Morning America and a performance at the Amy Winehouse Inspiration Awards, multiple award-winning jazz artist Dominick...

The St. Regis, Doha
2013-09-02 to 2013-09-28
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Film

Active since the 1970s, Iranian film legend Abbas Kiarostami brought the world a string of cinematic classics including 1997 Cannes Palme d’Or winner “Taste of Cherry” and the 1999 Venice Film...

Museum of Islamic Art Auditorium, Doha
2013-09-13 to 2013-09-21
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Exhibition

Twenty-four boldly colored conceptual paintings make up Said Baalbaki’s latest collection, which was partly produced in Berlin. His pieces are inspired by the transition from caterpillar to...

Anima Gallery, Doha
2013-09-15 to 2013-11-15
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Exhibition

Described by the New York Times as “a cartoonist with an attitude,” Khalid Albaih makes witty and politically enthused cartoon etchings that are inspired by the Arab Spring. The Sudanese native,...

Edge of Arabia Gallery, London
2013-09-20 to 2013-09-28
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Exhibition

The University of Pantheon-Sorbonne collaborates with Imam al- Riyadh University and the Saudi Ministry of Higher Education to map the beginnings of education and the circulation of knowledge...

Institut du Monde Arabe
2013-09-25 to 2014-01-05
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Music

Trumpeter (and assistant professor of Jazz Studies at Michigan State University) Etienne Charles brings his swinging Afro-Caribbean rhythms to Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha, at the St. Regis Hotel....

The St Regis, Doha
2013-09-30 to 2013-10-19
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Exhibition

French-Algerian artist Adel Abdessemed presents his first solo exhibition in Doha. Abdessemed’s controversial works explore the concepts of conventions and displacement in a globalized world. On...

Mathaf, Doha
2013-10-06 to 2014-01-05
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Exhibition

Prominent Italian artist and filmmaker Francesco Vezzoli’s solo show at the QMA Katara Gallery—his first in the region—includes a collection of works celebrating the most prominent female figures...

QMA Gallery, Katara, Doha
2013-10-07 to 2013-11-30
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Exhibition

Following on the British Museum’s “Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam” exhibition, the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, lays out the history of pilgrimage through ancient artifacts and art...

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
2013-10-09 to 2014-01-05
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Exhibition

Damien Hirst, one of the most world’s most influential artists, debuts “Relics,” the artist’s first solo show in the Middle East (and the largest ever), at the Museum of Islamic Art’s Al Riwaq...

Al Riwaq Exhibition Center, Doha
2013-10-10 to 2014-01-30
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Travel

Dubai plays host to an environmentally friendly city-wide treasure hunt on September 27. Participants of the Detour City Hunt must complete various challenges using only public transportation....

Dubai
2013-10-18
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Bikes

Over 30,000 people flock to Dubai Festival City for the biggest bike exposition in the MENA region, Gulf Bike Week. Showcasing the latest in custom bikes, cruisers, sports bikes and off-road...

Dubai Festival City, Dubai
2013-10-24 to 2013-10-26
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Auto Racing

Formula 1 cars from around the globe meet in Abu Dhabi for the annual grand prix. At last year's event, Lotus’s Kimi Räikkönen triumphed over McLaren's Lewis Hamilton. Now, Hamilton is back...

Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
2013-11-01 to 2013-11-03
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Exhibition

The work of up-and-coming Lebanese artists is showcased at the Beirut Art Center. Handpicked by a panel from the contemporary arts scene, the collection includes fresco, installation, painting and...

Beirut Art Center, Beirut
2013-11-07 to 2014-01-11
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Golf

Golf season kicks off in Dubai, as the top competitors on the European Tour meet on the Earth Course at Jumeirah Golf Estates. The tournament is the last leg of the Race to Dubai European Tour....

Jumeirah Golf Estates
2013-11-14 to 2013-11-17
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Exhibition

Partnering with the Museum of Islamic Art, Turquoise Mountain’s Institute for Afghan Arts and Architecture in Kabul presents "Ferozkoh," an exhibition exploring the long tradition of Afghan art....

Leighton House Museum, London
2013-11-15 to 2014-02-23
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Talk

The Louvre Abu Dhabi Talking Art Series is a unique programme aimed at connecting the museums of Saadiyat Cultural District with the wider public. Featuring workshops, screenings and public panels...

Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi
2013-11-22 to 2014-05-21
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Food

Dates and palm trees of all shapes and sizes are on show, from 12 countries across the Middle East and North Africa. A maze-shaped educational zone reveal facts about the popular Middle Eastern...

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Abu Dhabi
2013-11-24 to 2013-11-29
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Film

Marionettes re-enact scenes from the Egyptian crusades in Wael Shawky’s Cabaret Crusades film series. Known for experimenting with notions of historical truth and considered to be one of the most...

Serpentine Gallery, London
2013-11-29 to 2014-02-09
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Design

Bahrain International Design Week, held at the Bahrain Exhibition Center, is a forum for design professionals in the MENA region to connect with international design professionals and buyers. ...

Bahrain Exhibition Center, Bahrain
2013-12-01 to 2013-12-07
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Books

Bookworms flock to the Doha Exhibition Centre where the annual Doha Book Fair swings into action. The UK plays guest of honour as stalls are set up offering a selection of Qatari literature and...

Qatar International Exhibition Centre, Doha
2013-12-04 to 2013-12-14
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Football

Each year Qatar joins forces with a chosen nation to encourage a cultural exchange dialogue. This year it celebrates its longstanding relationship with the UK. In one of the final Qatar UK 2013...

Aspire Zone, Doha
2013-12-13
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Exhibition

Established in 1988, Bahrain National Museum is the oldest and largest museum in Manama. Covering 6,000 years of Bahrain’s history, archaeological and cultural artefacts are preserved and stored...

Bahrain National Museum, Bahrain
2013-12-16 to 2014-02-28
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Tennis

The world’s top seeded tennis players go head to head on center court at the Abu Dhabi International Tennis Complex in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. 

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Abu Dhabi International Tennis Complex, Abu Dhabi
2013-12-26 to 2013-12-28
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Auto Racing

Long after his passing, Michael Jackson leaves behind a musical legacy which has become an industry in its own right. Produced by Cirque Du Soleil, The Immortal World Tour travels to Dubai for the...

Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Dubai
2013-12-30 to 2014-01-14
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Music

A building modeled after Islamic and Italian architecture, Muscat’s Royal Opera House is considered among one of the Middle East’s most breathtaking cultural landmarks. The venue’s hall seats 1,...

Royal Opera House Muscat
2014-01-01 to 2014-12-31
1
Music

Following show-stopping performances from the likes of Dominic Farinacci and Etienne Charles last year, Jazz at Lincoln Center New York returns to Doha in 2014 with a line-up full of emerging...

St. Regis, Doha
2014-01-01 to 2014-12-31
1
Tours

Open since 2008 and designed by world famous architect I.M. Pei, the Museum of Islamic of Islamic Art (MIA) is an iconic architectural landmark and houses collections of Islamic art spanning...

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
2014-01-01 to 2014-12-31
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Talk

Mona Hatoum’s solo exhibition Turbulence may be occupying much of the museum's grounds, but there is plenty more to...

Mathaf, Ar Rayyan
2014-01-01 to 2014-12-31
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Theaters

Inspired by the cabaret scene of 1900s Egypt, Hishik Bishik performs a dinner-theater extravaganza at Metro Al Madina. The show starts at 9:30pm each weekend and reservations are required...

The Metro Station, The Metro Hall, Beirut
2014-01-01 to 2014-12-31
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Sport

Kayaking through the Al Thakira mangrove ecosystem makes for a great adventure thanks to these sessions organised by Entalek experts. Every week, the Qatari-based company takes groups from Al...

Mangrove Bay, Qatar
2014-01-01 to 2014-12-31
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Football

Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid take on their Parisian European Champions League competitors Paris Saint-Germain (or PSG as they are widely known) in a friendly match played in the Qatari...

Khalifa International Football Stadium, Doha
2014-01-02
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Food

Foodies across the Gulf will be thrilled to see the return of the ultimate fine dining event, which gives visitors the chance to swap tips and rub shoulders with a host of Michelin starred chefs....

Abu Dhabi
2014-01-04 to 2014-02-19
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Festivals

The Sharjah Art Museum embraces Islamic art in a festival highlighting the origins of calligraphy and artworks inspired by Islam. The month-long exhibition offers a range of religious cultural and...

Sharjah Art Museum, Sharjah
2014-01-06 to 2014-02-06
1
Photography

The Museum of Islamic Art Qatar’s fifth anniversary is celebrated with heliographic photographs, taken on site and over the course of two years, by German architectural photographer Antje Hanebeck...

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
2014-01-15 to 2014-03-29
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Golf

It seems that Abu Dhabi is pulling all the right strings as annual events such as the Grand Prix never fail to make international headlines.The Abu Dhabi HSBC is no exception, with the likes of...

Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Abu Dhabi
2014-01-16 to 2014-01-19
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Exhibition

Hailing from Istanbul, Canan Dagdelen is an artist fixated with architecture. Installations are placed throughout Katara Gallery, exploring her fascination with the idea of settling down and...

Selam Mekan at Katara
2014-01-22 to 2014-02-22
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Athletics

In previous years Ethiopian athletes have scooped up all three top spots at the Dubai Marathon, reaching the finish line in record timing. This year Kenyan rivals have their eye on the prize as...

Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 2014
2014-01-24
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Show

Vibrant traditional parades, music and dancing sets the tone for this festival, which now runs into its third year. Doha’s downtown Souq welcomes the spring time with a programme of family...

Souq Waqif, Doha
2014-01-24 to 2014-02-06
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Golf

The premier golfing tournament in the Middle East returns for its 25th anniversary. When the European Tour visited Asia for the first time back in 1989, Dubai became one of the first top sporting...

Emirates Golf Club, Dubai
2014-01-27 to 2014-02-02
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Qatar Brazil

Each year, Qatar pair up with a partner country to encourage cultural exchange. Last year it was the year of Qatar UK. This year, World Cup hosts Brazil are selected for a range of educational,...

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
2014-01-27 to 2014-12-31
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Show

When the show was introduced in Kuwait last year, marine enthusiasts turned out in their dozens for a chance to view the latest yachts and marine equipment on offer. For this edition, visitors...

Marina Crescent, Kuwait
2014-02-02 to 2014-02-07
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Exhibition

Sound visual art on canvas can sometimes epitomise the resonance of music. Heilmann creates drawings using pencil markings and vibrations caused by fluctuating tempos which imitate musical...

Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, Abu Dhabi
2014-02-04 to 2014-03-08
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Cycling

Cyclists flock to Dubai for the first professional cycling tour to hit the city. Travelling through desert, past seafront and across a long stretch of marina, the race is set to be the next...

Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai
2014-02-05 to 2014-02-08
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Exhibition

The best of car, SUV and motorcycle design is showcased at this year’s Motor Show. In the previous edition, Sebastien Ogier made an appearance with his World Rally Championship-winning...

Qatar National Convention Center, Ar-Rayyan
2014-02-06 to 2014-02-10
1
Exhibition

Adel Abdessemed’s controversial L’age D’or exhibition leaves Doha’s mathaf museum to make way for a new exhibition presented by Lebanese Palestinian artist Mona Hatoum. Curated by Munich and New...

Mathaf, Doha
2014-02-06 to 2014-05-18
0
Show

Rio de Janeiro-inspired carnivalesque samba drums and colourful Brazilian football jerseys are called for as MIA Park and the Corniche are taken over by a swarm of participants keen to get stuck...

MIA Park, Doha
2014-02-07
0
Exhibition

The exotic paintings of Pedro Varela are exhibited alongside the multimedia 3D art of Carolina Ponte at a Brazilian-inspired art showing by the duo. Step into a psychedelic wonderland that takes...

Anima Gallery, Doha
2014-02-09 to 2014-05-09
0
Tennis

Earlier this year, the Khalifa Tennis Stadium was filled with tennis fans who witnessed world number one Rafael Nadal steal the men’s singles title from Gael Monfils at the Qatar Exxonmobil Open...

Khalifa Tennis & Squash Complex, Doha
2014-02-12 to 2014-02-16
0
Music

Guitar veteran Carlos Santana is joined on the festival lineup by a range of worldwide artists including jazz singer Jamie Cullum and "Shine Brighter than the Sun" songstress Colbie Caillat. This...

Dubai Festival City, Dubai
2014-02-13 to 2014-02-20
1
Photography

During the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, a photographic exhibition titled Football with No Borders by the Sao Paulo-based photographer opened with 42 images displayed at the Brazilian Embassy in...

Katara Cultural Village, Doha
2014-02-15 to 2014-03-22
0
Tennis

Doha locals participate in the fall’s premier amateur tennis tournament, now in its sixth year. Players of all ages are welcome, and the event hands out a total of QR 49,500 in prize money....

Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Doha
2014-02-17 to 2014-03-03
0
Art Galleries

Deeply embedded in the backstreets of Souq Waqif is Al Markhriya Gallery, a two-storey art space dedicated to contemporary Arab art with an extensive permanent collection of works by Qatari...

Al Markhiya Gallery, Souq Waqif, Doha
2014-02-18 to 2014-04-25
0
Exhibition

Contemporary life in Iraq is portrayed in the photographs of Venice biennale-featured artist Jamal Penjweny. The stark realities of Saddam Hussein's dictatorship are shown in a series of images...

Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
2014-02-19 to 2014-04-21
0
Show

The United Arab Emirates has established itself as a major worldwide tourist destination with Dubai and the capital Abu Dhabi each welcoming over 10 million visitors per year. Despite the Emirates...

Abu Dhabi
2014-02-20 to 2014-03-01
0
Cars

The new Golf R is revealed in all its glory by Volkswagen Middle East on February 20th. Last year’s World Rally Champion Sebastien Ogier will be in attendance showcasing his winning Polo R WRC car...

Qatar National Convention Center, Ar-Rayyan
2014-02-21 to 2014-02-25
0
Music

Currently on their 50th anniversary tour – Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie hop to the Middle East for one night. The Rolling Stones’ recent comeback proved to be triumphant with the release of...

du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
2014-02-21
0
Music

Qatar’s first native singer-songwriter to sing entirely in English has made a name for herself since releasing her debut album Paint back in 2013. With the support of British producer Tim...

Katara Opera House, Doha
2014-02-21
0
Food

Dubai World Trade Centre is a giant cooking pot of culinary treats from the Gulf and around the world as over 4,000 food brands and exhibitors all gather under one roof. The Barista Bananza and...

Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai
2014-02-23 to 2014-02-27
0
Jewelry

Diamonds, pearls and Swarovski crystals glimmer in every direction as models strut around sporting the latest in jewellery designs presented by a select few of the 500 industry exhibitors present...

Qatar National Convention Center, Doha
2014-02-25 to 2014-03-02
0
Music

The Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra plays Mozart’s 21st Piano Concerto at the Katara Opera House. Italy’s Gianluigi Gelmetti conducts the orchestra and musical guest German classical pianist...

Katara Opera House, Doha
2014-02-28
0
Fashion

في إطار برنامج التبادل الثقافي "قطر- البرازيل 2014" ينظم متحف قطر الوطني بالشراكة مع جامعة فيرجينيا كومنولث في قطر وجامعة بلاس آرت مسابقة "خيط"  للأزياء على شبكة الانترنت التي توفر فرصة  للطلاب من...

Qatar and Brazil
2014-03-02 to 2014-07-01
0
Boat Slips

Following the inaugural Doha International Boat Show held at Lusail Marina in October 2013, the ostentatious Boat Show sails back into Dubai’s Marina for the second time running. Marine and...

Dubai International Marine Club, Dubai
2014-03-04 to 2014-03-08
1
Photography

A Gregory Heisler exhibition, photography workshops by the likes of urban landscape photographer Eric Kim, and seminars with Time Magazine’s Joe McNally set the tone for this edition of GPP 2014....

Dubai Knowledge Village Conference Centre, Dubai
2014-03-07 to 2014-03-17
0
Auto Racing

Highly powered bikes and SUVs ride across the Al Khor airstrip in a festival of speed. The target is to surpass 300 kph over a precise distance. In 2012 Mohammed Al Darwish’s Suzuki Hayabusa...

Qatar Racing Club, Doha
2014-03-07 to 2014-03-08
0
Equestrian

Arabian and international horses gather for this showcase of dressage, jumping, endurance and vaulting. In its second edition, the six-day event features a VIP tent, where special ticket holders...

Al Shaqab, Doha
2014-03-10 to 2014-03-15
0
Food

The stage is set for a culinary show dubbed ‘the food lover’s fantasy’.  English patisserie chef and Cake Boy founder Eric Landlard will recreate some of the cakes he has designed for A-list...

Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai
2014-03-13 to 2014-03-15
0
Music

Alto-saxophonist and MC Soweto Kinch brings his British jazz and hip hop fusion to the Egyptian capital. The Mercury prize nominee, who counts US rapper Mos Def as a loyal follower, joins an...

Azhar Park, Cairo
2014-03-13 to 2014-03-15
0
Talk

A selection of Middle Eastern and international arts specialists host debates on the region’s culture. Scholars and professors travel from Brazil to Doha as part of the Qatar Brazil 2014 Year of...

Katara Art Center, Doha
2014-03-15 to 2014-03-16
0
Exhibition

The photographic works of 50 leading Arab photographers are displayed at the 2014 edition of FotoFest. The three-day biennial includes a range of sub events that involve print auctions, visual...

Houston, Texas
2014-03-15 to 2014-04-27
0
Exhibition

Designed by celebrated Bahraini designer Mussa Bin Hamad, Bin Matar House is the ideal place to get a feel for what a traditional and historic Bahraini home includes. The building, which was built...

Bin Matar House, Bahrain
2014-03-16 to 2014-04-13
0
Talk

Curator Hans Ulrich hosts a roundtable with Simone Eattal and Daniel Birnbaum about the career of contemporary Lebanese American artist Etel Adnan. The discussion takes place ahead of Adnan’s...

Mathaf, Doha
2014-03-16
0
Design

The Algerian Agency of Culture showcases Adam Selmati’s striking red art deco chair supported by a spring. The piece, titled Greefe 2, is displayed on the exhibitor’s floor along with...

Downtown Dubai
2014-03-17 to 2014-03-21
0
Exhibition

A distinctive bright red logo and minimalistic interior strike you as you step into these art gallery spaces in Al Qoz and the Dubai International Financial Centre. Sawa ('together' in Arabic) has...

DIFC, Dubai
2014-03-17 to 2014-04-18
1
Exhibition

يعمل الفنان المفاهيمي السعودي عبد الناصر غارم على نسخ قطع الفسيفساء التي تعج بها مساجد وحمامات الشرق الأوسط  ونقلها إلى لوحات فنية في محاولة منه للحوار في وقت مضطرب بالنسبة للمنطقة. وذاع صيت غارم...

Ayyam Gallery, DIFC Dubai
2014-03-17 to 2014-04-30
0
Golf

The golf season kicks off in the MENA with various tournaments happening in the region. In November 2014, the Golf Tour Championship returns to the stunning Al Ain Equestrian Shooting and...

Middle East and North Africa
2014-03-17 to 2014-11-04
0
Exhibition

Soft brushes of paint piece together motifs, religious iconographies and geometric shapes in a visual dialogue between orientalism and western modernism. Abstract artist Iranian-born Aram molds...

Green Art Gallery, Dubai
2014-03-17 to 2014-05-03
0
Exhibition

Now approaching its 20th anniversary, Dubai’s Green Art Gallery began as a small regional venture promoting modern Arab art in 1995. Over the years it has become a fixture on the Art Dubai...

Green Art Gallery, Dubai
2014-03-17 to 2014-06-26
1
Exhibition

Apart from giving local and regional artists a platform space to exhibit work, this non-profit gallery also publishes books by its associate artists. Egyptian contemporary artist Huda Lutfi’s...

Dubai
2014-03-17 to 2014-05-29
0
Exhibition

A wall of abstract colour block paintings are hung across the first floor gallery at Mathaf.  Etel Adnan’s objets d’art brighten up the museum grounds using depictions of the vast mountainous...

Mathaf, Ar Rayyan
2014-03-18 to 2014-07-06
1
Exhibition

Old chess manuals and transcripts from medieval times are displayed along with valuable artefacts piecing together the history of the board game and its journey from India to Spain. Visual...

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
2014-03-19 to 2014-06-21
1
Art Fair

Art fever grips Dubai as creative institutions of all shapes and sizes bring contemporary paintings, drawings and sculptures together for one week at the city’s leading art event. Highly regarded...

Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
2014-03-19 to 2014-03-22
0
Food

From colourful and flavoursome Asian spices to traditional Qatari national dishes like marguga and balalit, a number of international delicacies are presented at this annual culinary festival....

MIA Park, Doha
2014-03-20 to 2014-03-23
0
Boat Slips

24ft wooden powerboats (commonly known as Al Shawaheef) from across the United Arab Emirates compete in a high-speed race at Dubai’s Mina Seyahi marina. Fully fuelled with stroke outboard engines...

Mina Seyahi, Dubai
2014-03-21 to 2014-04-19
0
Show

This outlandish festival may be all about sheep and goat breading, but it is also a cultural treat for those wanting to experience a little traditional fun. Qatari agriculture and animal trading...

Katara Cultural Village, Doha
2014-03-22 to 2014-03-31
0
Film

This year marked the first time a Gulf film, Yemen’s Karamah Has No Walls, was shortlisted for an Academy Award under the Foreign Film category. Further evidence the regional film...

The Oman Film Society, Muscat
2014-03-23 to 2014-03-29
0
Talk

Creative juices flow as a writing workshop inspired by Lebanese-American artist Etel Adnan’s Art is One of the Roads to Paradise Mathaf exhibition gets underway. Lead by Out of Beirut...

Mathaf, Doha
2014-03-23 to 2014-03-26
1
Music

Of Beethoven’s piano compositions, his fourth piano concerto is considered one of the five masterpieces he produced throughout his lifetime. A leading influence on the classical and romantic era,...

Opera House, Doha
2014-03-29
0
Exhibition

50 photographs documenting Qatar and its best-loved landmarks - including Souq Waqif and Katara Cultural Village - are displayed in an exhibition celebrating the work of Qatari photographer Arif...

Katara Gallery, Doha
2014-04-01 to 2014-04-17
0
Exhibition

Abstract expressionist artist Hassan Al Mullah, a pioneer of Qatari art, is often inspired by Arabic mystique and the arts and culture in his homeland. Having exhibited his dark, sultry paintings...

Katara Building 22, Doha
2014-04-02 to 2014-04-30
0
Music

Musicians venture from Beirut and beyond as pyrotechnics and purpose-built sound studios are set up for experimental music sessions and improvisation. Last year, Marimba Lumina player Lukas Ligeti...

Yukunkun and Metro Al Madina, Beirut
2014-04-02 to 2014-04-05
0
Show

Located adjacent to Madinat Jumierah, this theatre is right in the heart of Dubai and showcases some much-loved classics from the international theatre scene. Last year saw a live tribute show to...

Madinat Theatre, Dubai
2014-04-03 to 2014-06-22
1
Art Fair

An exhibition floor emblazoned with ‘Bang’ and ‘Pow’ welcomes fans of comic books and films before they check out the latest installations of Marvel’s Avengers and Middle East films for all ages...

Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai
2014-04-03 to 2014-04-05
1
Auto Racing

The lights are brighter than ever as the Bahrain Grand Prix is transformed into a luminous night race to mark its 10th anniversary this year. The first of the Formula One Grand Prix competitions...

Bahrain International Circuit, Bahrain
2014-04-04 to 2014-04-06
0
Exhibition

Visitors can board Georges Nagelmackers' famous Orient Express train, which once took passengers from Paris to Istanbul and beyond. Travelling to and from the Gare de l’Est, the train was often...

L'institut Du Monde Arabe, Paris
2014-04-04 to 2014-08-31
0
Show

Crowds gather in anticipation at this traditional Arabic souk for a live show with a difference. A highlight of the month-long British Festival (occuring March 9 to April 10),...

Souq Waqif, Doha
2014-04-07 to 2014-04-12
0
Exhibition

Life imitates art as a series of Ghadah Alkandari’s drawings are mirrored in real life. The Kuwaiti artist's acrylic drawings often explore the complexity of human emotions and everyday happenings...

Mathaf, Ar-Rayyan
2014-04-08 to 2014-06-07
0
Exhibition

Set to embark on a tour of the US, Edge of Arabia has come a long way in the short time that it has been in operation. A shared vision of Saudi artists Abdulnasser Gharem, Ahmed Mater and British...

Edge of Arabia Gallery
2014-04-08 to 2014-05-24
0
Festivals

Traditional dancing, live music and activities take over Katara for four days and nights. The festival highlights gastronomy, art and design and also celebrates the longstanding relationship...

Katara Cultural Village, Doha
2014-04-09 to 2014-04-12
1
Exhibition

When Richard Serra’s 7 sculpture was unveiled at the Museum of Islamic Art Park in 2011, its high metallic frame became an iconic part of Doha’s landscape. The attention to detail in Serra’s...

QMA Gallery, Doha
2014-04-10 to 2014-07-06
1
Exhibition

Al Riwaq is transformed into a metallic maze when Damien Hirst’s Relics moves out and process artist Richard Serra takes over the residency. On show is new piece Passage of...

Al Riwaq, Doha
2014-04-10 to 2014-07-06
1
Fashion

Supporting up-and-coming design talent in the Middle East, the next edition of “Fashion Forward” features shows from regional designers, panel discussions and a string of live entertainment...

Madinet Jumeirah, Dubai
2014-04-10 to 2014-04-13
0
Music

Last year Egyptian-Sudanese folk musicians Rango put on a show-stopping performance at the El Mastaba Center, bringing with them their traditional local instruments, including the rango xylophone...

Cairo
2014-04-10
1
Music

Italian-style opera house meets traditional Islamic architecture with royal balconies and red velvet seats that make for a warming setting to enjoy an evening of classical music. The tallest...

Katara Opera House, Doha
2014-04-12 to 2014-06-07
0
Talk

Every month Doha’s modern museum offers a variety of artistic and creative workshops for those interested in developing their skills and knowledge on contemporary Arab and international art. The...

Mathaf, Doha
2014-04-15
0
Show

Floating snowflakes and giant multicoloured balloons bounce around midair as a clown appears from the shadows, ready to embark on an journey with his audience. Slava Pulunin’s modern fantasy...

ADNEC, Abu Dhabi
2014-04-17 to 2014-04-19
0
Auto Racing

Taking place in a remote desert camp, the Sealine Cross-Country Rally is part of the FIM World Cup-Cross Country Rallies. Cars zoom across the sand in a race to secure some vital points in the...

Sealine, Qatar
2014-04-20 to 2014-04-25
1
Football

It’s kick off time, as fans sport their football jerseys and wave their banners in support of their local football teams in Doha. The Emir Cup sees the Qatar Stars League squads go head-to-head...

Khalifa International Football Stadium and Stadiums Across Doha
2014-04-21 to 2014-05-17
1
Exhibition

All roads lead to Saudi as photo and video memories depicting the journeys of hundreds travelling to the holy land of Mecca are displayed in this special exhibition. The principles of Hajj are...

L’Institut Du Monde Arabe, Paris
2014-04-23 to 2014-08-10
0
Exhibition

This show of print-making master Mohammed Omar Khalil's works at Kuwait’s Comtemporary Art Platform exhibition space makes for a retrospective of the artist’s long career. The Italian-educated...

Comtemporary Art Platform, Kuwait City
2014-04-23 to 2014-06-15
0
Exhibition

With talk of Saadiyat Cultural District’s opening being a defining moment in the new Abu Dhabi art programme innitiative, the excitement is building among local art lovers who anxiously wait to...

Saadiyat Cultural District, Abu Dhabi
2014-04-23 to 2014-08-01
0
Auto Racing

The Qatar Racing Club kicks off yet another Drift Series at its racing ground in Ar-Rayyan. This first series includes a 4x4 freestyle drifting series. Registration cost is QR 200 and is required...

Qatar Racing Club, Ar-Rayyan
2014-04-24 to 2014-04-25
1
Photography

The last edition of Paris Photo featured world-renowned art collector Harald Falckenberg’s exhibition on the art of photography. The recent acquisitions section provided a fascinating displays of...

Paramount Pictures Studios
2014-04-25 to 2014-04-27
0
Music

US rapper Macklemore - winner of four Grammy awards this year including best rap album for The Heist - plays a concert at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island alonside his producer partner Ryan Lewis....

Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
2014-04-25
0
Photography

In this era of Instagram, the popularity of photography has grown exponentially. It’s now customary to photograph everything from our journeys to work and what we’re having for lunch to evening...

Paramount Pictures Studios, Los Angeles
2014-04-25 to 2014-04-27
0
Theaters

Coming to Souq Waqif’s Al Rayyan Theatre is everyone’s favourite Arabian Disney prince. In an independent production from local theatre company Al Qatariah Party, the classic story of a peasant...

Al Rayyan Theatre, Doha
2014-04-28 to 2014-04-30
1
Books

Abu Dhabi transforms into book heaven as the International Book Fair pulls up in town for its 24th edition. Over 5,000 exhibitors gather to promote the latest book titles, digital apps, and e-book...

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center
2014-04-30 to 2014-05-05
0
Film

Under the patronage of its founder H.E. Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Doha Film Institute (DFI) aims to nurture homegrown talent and develop a film industry with both a...

Doha
2014-05-01 to 2014-05-02
0
Exhibition

Located near Souq Waqif’s Le Gourmet restaurant, this art centre houses an impressive collection of both local and international artwork on the ground floor. On top of that, all regular art,...

The Souq Waqif Art Center, Doha
2014-05-03
1
Athletics

Beirut is transformed into a race course as thousands of female athletes and charity fundraisers take to the city’s main streets for the 10k run. Family, friends and the public stand on the...

Beirut
2014-05-04
1
Theaters

The famous Russian ballet composed by Tchaikovsky tells the story of a nutcracker toy who is brought to life on Christmas Eve as a young handsome prince. The Katara Opera House performance is...

Katara Opera House, Doha
2014-05-05 to 2014-05-06
0
Music

Music from the Movies celebrates much-loved international film classics, with a focus on Henry Mancini’s body of work, including Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Th...

Museum of Islamic Art Atrium, Doha
2014-05-07
0
Exhibition

Qatari fashion brand QELA fuses fashion with art as Ebtissam Al Saffar artworks are displayed alongside new design collections at its Pearl-Qatar boutique. Since its launch last September, Qatar’s...

QELA Boutique, The Pearl, Doha
2014-05-07 to 2014-08-01
0
Football

Beach football kicks off this summer with teams lined up in their colourful jerseys for Doha’s Pearl Cup. This free event sees eight players per side, including two substitutes. Friends...

The Pearl Qatar, Doha
2014-05-09 to 2014-05-10
1
Athletics

Another year of IAAF Diamond League track and field meetings in 14 cities around the world, beginning with Doha. As a worldwide athletics tour, the competition covers 32 disciplines (16 each for...

Suheim Bin Hamad Stadium, Doha
2014-05-09
1
Boat Slips

White sailing dhows measuring 60 feet in length venture across Abu Dhabi shores in a captivating display race. Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the winner is awarded...

Abu Dhabi Corniche, Abu Dhabi
2014-05-10
0
Fashion

Karl Lagerfeld, creative director of Chanel, is set to temporarily shift his luxury fashion entourage from his Parisian headquarters to Dubai. In March, it was announced that Lagerfeld had chosen...

Dubai
2014-05-13
0
Photography

Selected photographs from the 8th Emirates Photography Competition (EPC) are displayed at Manarat Al Saadiyat’s purpose-built art centre. Exploring themes based around 'decisive moments' in life,...

Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi
2014-05-13 to 2014-06-16
0
Theaters

The sombre tale of infamous ex-convict-turned-good-guy Jean Valjean comes to Qatar National Theatre. Originally a French historical novel by Victor Hugo, the story has spilled out onto the stages...

Qatar National Theatre, Doha
2014-05-13 to 2014-05-17
0
Visual arts

After a successful show in Miami, Art Basel returns to Hong Kong, bringing with it a legion of emerging talent from the neighbouring regions of the Middle East. Dubai’s XVA Gallery highlights its...

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
2014-05-15 to 2014-05-18
0
Visual arts

Art Deco pieces from over 250 international galleries are showcased across a long stretch of beautiful Miami Beach seafront. Funky installations and art structures are set up in an exhibition hall...

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, Hong Kong
2014-05-15 to 2014-05-18
0
Football

English Premier League giants Manchester City fly to the United Arab Emirates for a special exhibition match against local team Al Ain FC. Al Ain host City at their Garden City grounds, where...

Al Ain Garden City Football Club, Al Ain
2014-05-15
0
Dance

A touch of Armenian culture comes to Doha through traditional dance performance all the way from the centre of Yereven. Performers in national outfits of Eurasian red and gold embellished taraz...

The Oryx Rotana Hotel, Doha
2014-05-15 to 2014-05-17
0
Comedy

Axis of Evil funny man Maz Jobrani delivers a one-night stand-up show at Jumeirah in Dubai. The Iranian comedian rose to fame after the Axis show was aired on Comedy Central in 2007. Since then he...

MusicHall Dubai, Dubai
2014-05-17
0
Rugby

The international rugby tournament kicks off in Doha this month. Malaysia face Iran and Thailand play home side Qatar in the semi finals on May 20. The winning teams compete in the final on May 23...

Al Arabi Stadium, Doha
2014-05-20 to 2014-05-23
0
Music

Expect plenty of Spanish flair as South American guitar masters come to play a special one-night gig in honour of Argentine National Day. The music of famed tango composer Astor Piazzolla and...

Katara Drama Theater, Doha
2014-05-22
0
Exhibition

Architecture, system thinking and urbanism are explored through one-off designs by Urbacraft’s Ayssar Arida and Sabine de Maussion. In an exhibition suitable for all ages, doll houses, building...

Beirut Art Center, Beirut
2014-05-22 to 2014-08-05
0
Exhibition

يتناول الفنان الجزائري المقيم في برلين قادرعطية مفهوم الإصلاح أو الترميم متعدد المعاني و يطرح تساؤلات حول ما يجمع و يفرق الطبيعة و الثقافة في مساحات وأوقات مختلفة. و يحتوي المعرض على عرض لفيديو...

Beirut Art Center, Beirut
2014-05-22 to 2014-08-22
0
Food

60 gourmet restaurants, including Thai food haven PaiTai and Italian eatery Segreto, offer a range of bespoke platters prepared by internationally renowned chefs. The week-long culinary event is...

Jumierah, Dubai
2014-05-23 to 2014-05-31
0
Theaters

An ancient story of womanhood and its struggles is played out through music, dance and paintings. Inspired by the major Indian Sanskrit text The Mahabharata, the daughter of the...

Madinat Theatre, Dubai
2014-05-23 to 2014-05-24
1
Music

After a five-year musical hiatus, Justin Timberlake returned with his comeback single Suit and Tie in 2013. He subsequently released his 20-track album The 20/20 Experience in...

du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
2014-05-23
0
Exhibition

يتم عرض تركيبات و منحوتات و أشرطة فيديو و صور أحادية اللون لطلاب المدارس المستقرين بقطر و الحائزين على جوائز بمتحف الفن العربي الحديث. في إطار مسابقة أطلقها قسم التعليم بالمتحف تم اختيار مجموعة من...

Mathaf, Ar-Rayyan
2014-05-24 to 2014-06-26
0
Exhibition

Deeply embedded in the backstreets of Souq Waqif is Al Markhiya Gallery, a two-storey art space dedicated to contemporary Arab art, with an extensive permanent collection of works by Qatari...

Al Markhiya Gallery, Doha
2014-05-25 to 2014-06-27
0
Fashion

Established and emerging local and Arab designers put the finishing touches on their ready-to-wear collections for this annual event, as summer hues set the tone for the warmer months ahead....

Saint George Yacht Club, Beirut
2014-05-26 to 2014-05-30
0
Music

Following the release of their sixth studio album Mechanical Bull late last year, American rock group Kings of Leon bring their latest world tour to the United Arab Emirates. The band,...

Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
2014-05-28
1
Music

A fusion of Arabic rhythms and western melodies is presented by Palestinian-American oud and violin composer Simon Shahin in a series of concerts showcasing world music heritage through the Arabic...

Katara Drama Theater, Doha
2014-05-28 to 2014-05-30
0
Comedy

English comedian John Bishop brings some northern humour to Dubai's main stage. Middle East-based fans are treated to a preview of his upcoming autumn 2014 Supersonic tour. Described by...

World Trade Centre, Dubai
2014-05-29
0
Music

Following a 35-year musical hiatus, Ozzy Osbourne's heavy metal legends Black Sabbath perform a one-off gig in Abu Dhabi as part of their worldwide reunion tour. Back in 2013, the group set music...

Yas Island, du Arena, Abu Dhabi
2014-05-29
0
Visual arts

Shake off that working-week slump by taking part in a weekend art workshop run by the Sharjah Art Foundation (SAF). Have your paints, pencils and chisels at the ready as sculpting and drawing...

Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah
2014-05-31
0
Parks

A night vision experience enables visitors to witness the zoo animals’ nocturnal activities and to take part in a night-photography competition. A zookeeper will tell stories of his time with the...

Al Ain Zoo, Abu Dhabi
2014-06-01 to 2014-08-01
0
Athletics

Get healthy for the summer, as Aspire hosts a 5K fun run in the park and around the sport zone, for all ages starting from 12. There's no prize for coming first, which takes the pressure off,...

Aspire Zone, Doha
2014-06-05
1
Festivals

Prepare to pen all of these fun summer events in your diary as Abu Dhabi Summer Season kicks off its three-month programme including waterpark days and theatre...

Abu Dhabi
2014-06-05 to 2014-08-31
0
Exhibition

In March 2014, Qatari photographers Arif Hussain and Abdulla Al Tamimi were approached by the QMA-backed Qatar Brazil 2014 initiative and asked to travel to the South American country. Following...

Katara Cultural Village, Doha
2014-06-05 to 2014-06-30
0
Music

European folk group Vasile Iovu bring a little Moldavian culture to Katara Drama Theater in celebration of Moldova National Day. Expect swift rhythms and traditional melodies, projected with...

Katara Drama Theater, Doha
2014-06-05
0
Theaters

The classic story of Cinderella is told through the art of ballet. Having recently completed their annual tour of the US with a Russian production of The Nutcracker, the Royal Moscow...

ICC Centre, Abu Dhabi
2014-06-06 to 2014-06-16
0
Fitness

Paddle your way to the finish line in this year’s series, held at The Pearl Qatar. Races  - open to kayaks, surf skis and stand-up paddle boards - take place once a month on a Friday. Registration...

The Pearl Qatar, Doha
2014-06-06
0
Film

In association with the current Kings and Pawns exhibition at the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA), a series of films connected to the theme of chess are being screened in...

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
2014-06-06
0
Music

The heavy metal rock festival returns this summer with a headbanging line-up. The annual live music event showcases Emirati death metal band Nervecell as well as headlining acts such as France’s...

Al Nasr Leisureland, Dubai
2014-06-07
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Design

MENA Design Research Centre presents the third annual Beirut Design Week, a seven-day exhibition looking at local design in Beirut. The crowds will be kept enterained by events including...

Beirut
2014-06-09 to 2014-06-15
0
Fitness

The largest indoor sporting event in the Middle East, Dubai Sports World, begins its two-month run on June 12. A coolly lit air-conditioned arena features state-of-the-art equipment for clubs,...

Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai
2014-06-11 to 2014-08-30
0
Film

Eka and Natia decide to make a run from Tbilsi, Georgia, in an attempt to leave their family troubles behind, in In Bloom, directed by The Lost Mainland writer, Nana Ekvtimishvili. Doha...

Katara Building 16, Doha
2014-06-12 to 2014-06-18
0
Football

World Cup fever grips Doha as the world’s most popular sporting competition is staged in Brazil over the next month. Local restaurants and community centres across the city host fan tents and live...

Doha
2014-06-12 to 2014-07-13
0
Fitness

Dubai Desert Road Run, an event for both beginners and experienced runners, takes place for the third time this year at the Sevens Stadium. There are on average six organized road runs throughout...

The Sevens Stadium, Dubai
2014-06-13
0
Fitness

Al-Sadd Sport Club is transformed into a billiard and snooker arena. Players from around the world travel to Doha to compete for a top prize of $30,000. The top 24 players in the WPA ranking are...

Al-Sadd Sport Club, Doha
2014-06-16 to 2014-06-25
1
Dance

The story of One Thousand and One Nights unfolds in an enigmatic ballet performance. Set to the music of Azerberjaijani Soviet period composer Fikret Amirov, the show takes on an East-...

Katara Opera House, Doha
2014-06-16 to 2014-06-23
0
Exhibition

From the latest innovations in wedding dress designs to wedding reception ornaments and table dressings, QNCC is transformed as prospective brides, grooms and wedding specialists line up for the...

Qatar National Convention Center, Ar-Rayyan
2014-06-18 to 2014-06-21
0
Dance

Audiences are treated to two dance shows for the price of one as love story DanzAmor and dance showcase DanzAlegria form Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre’s For the...

Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre, Dubai
2014-06-26
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National Holiday

Katara’s Cultural Village comes alive with celebrations for the month of Ramadan. The festivities start up after the sun goes down and include exhibitions, lectures and activities highlighting the...

Katara Cultural Village, Doha
2014-06-28 to 2014-07-27
0
National Holiday

Ramadan in Dubai is an integral part of the Islamic calendar and presents a host of festivities around the city for the holiday. This year, a number of top restaurants host iftar meals in...

Dubai
2014-06-28 to 2014-07-27
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Athletics

SummerFest offers a range of tournaments including football, basketball, jiu jitsu and tennis during the month of Ramadan. Each year participating local and national teams have the chance to win a...

Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
2014-06-28
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Festivals

Under a traditional Arabian tent during the month of Ramadan, Alwan Ramadan ('colors of Ramadan' in Arabic) showcases live music from dusk to dawn. Performers to have graced the stage at...

The Dome, Amman
2014-06-29 to 2014-07-29
0
Exhibition

The work of Yousef Ahmad and Ali Hassan and many other contemporary Arab artists go on show at Al Markhiya Gallery as part of this year’s Summer...

Al Markhiya Gallery, Souq Waqif, Doha
2014-06-30 to 2014-07-27
0
Mosques

This year, the Ramadan and Eid Festival will take place in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center. Celebrate the holiday with traditional songs and dances along with a showcase of consumer goods...

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, Abu Dhabi
2014-07-01 to 2014-07-31
0
Football

Past and present masters and legends of football from the European and Arab regions come together under one roof to play a five-day football tournament. Played indoors, in 2014 the qualifying...

Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai
2014-07-02 to 2014-07-12
0
Music

A fireworks display kicks off the festival on the opening night, with performances from this year’s headlining acts to follow. Last year Mika entertained crowds with his strong stage presence and...

Jounieh
2014-07-02 to 2014-07-10
0
Music

Alors on Danse singer Stromae brings his Parisian house anthems to Byblos. The stars of season two of TheVoice Arabia come together for a performance of their most popular covers...

Byblos
2014-07-03 to 2014-08-19
0
Exhibition

Six Qatari artists showcase works inspired by Richard Serra art and exhibitions. Steel sculptures molded into large metallic spikes and photography dedicated to the Brouq Nature Reserve desert...

W Hotel, Doha
2014-07-03 to 2014-07-17
0
Fitness

To beat the heat in Doha this summer, Aspire Zone moves its outdoor activities to bespoke indoor spaces with new Ramadan festival programme, Hayyakum B AspireFollowing Iftar,...

Aspire Zone, Doha
2014-07-07 to 2014-07-20
1
Exhibition

A year long programme of Brazilian film screenings hits Doha as part of the Qatar Brazil Year of Culture initiative. Expect classics like Walter Salles’ Central Station, which tells the story of a...

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
2014-07-09 to 2014-07-10
0
Football

Football teams in the under-22 age group from across Asia travel to Doha for these qualifying games organised by the Qatar Olympic Committee. Entry is free, providing spectators with a chance to...

Doha
2014-07-15 to 2014-07-31
0
Exhibition

The works of a number of contemporary Arab artists, including Etel Adnan, Wael Shawky and Kader Attia, go on show in New York this summer. Taking its name from the 1976 French pro-Palestinian...

New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York
2014-07-16 to 2014-09-28
0
Shopping & Style

As a part of the Ramadan in Dubai 2013 initiative, Ramadan Night Market runs for 10 evenings beginning August 1. Retailers from around the globe operate stalls in the Dubai World Trade Centre,...

Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai
2014-07-17 to 2014-07-28
1
Exhibition

Last year, the Victoria & Albert Museum and Qatar Museums Authority (QMA) presented "Pearls" at the V&A in South Kensington. With an estimated 200 pieces of jewelry, the show examined how...

Museu de Arte Brasileira, Sao Paulo
2014-07-20 to 2014-09-28
0
National Holiday

تمتد احتفالات عيد الفطر في دبي على أربعة أيام التي تُقام بعد شهر رمضان ابتداءا من 7 أغسطس من هذا العام . يتضمن هذا الحدث ، الذي انطلق سنة 2008 بمبادرة من الحكومة ، فعاليات ترفيهية وأنشطة، مثل "...

Dubai
2014-07-28 to 2014-07-31
1
Exhibition

The work of Yousef Ahmed and Ali Hassan and many other contemporary Arab artists go on show at Al Markhiya Gallery as part of this year’s Summer Collection exhibition. Dusted and polished from out...

Al Markhiya Gallery, Souq Waqif, Doha
2014-08-04 to 2014-08-29
1
Theaters

Dancing shadows appear on stage as images are projected onto moving screens. Reminiscent of Peter Pan’s famous shadow scene, the concept is taken much further, into a magical realm of...

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, Abu Dhabi
2014-08-08 to 2014-08-18
0
Theaters

Salvador Dali paintings appear as illuminated backdrops in this theatrical homage to the great surrealist's life. The production is written by Finzi Pasca, the brains behind Cirque du Soleil’s...

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, Abu Dhabi
2014-08-21 to 2014-08-31
0
Football

Lekhwiya SC won the Qatar Stars League (QSL) title in 2014, finishing ahead of Al Jaish and Al Sadd who took second and third place respectively. This September, Qatar’s equivalent to the...

Doha
2014-08-21 to 2015-04-11
0
Cycling

Every Friday from 5am to 6am, Extreme Sport offers an Extreme Weekly Bike Ride in Kuwait City. The journey begins at Shawaikh and ends at Gulf Road. Cyclists are advised to check weather...

Shuwaikh to Gulf Road, Kuwait City
2014-08-22
0
Athletics

The FINA Swimming World Cup makes a splash in Doha’s Aspire Zone this August. The championship heats up as world-class swimmers compete in a series of two-day heats hosted in eight cities around...

Aspire Zone, Doha
2014-08-27 to 2014-08-28
0
Comedy

Lebanon’s king of comedy Nemr Abou Nasser joins forces with Australian-Egyptian rising star Khaled Khalafalla and American-Palestinian funnyman Aron Kader for two nights of laugh-out-loud Arab...

Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi
2014-08-28 to 2014-08-29
0
Music

Besides being famous for producing the world’s most luxurious chocolate, Belgium is where the saxophone was invented by Adolphe Sax in 1840. Six saxophone artists join forces on stage at the...

Katara Opera House, Doha
2014-08-29
0
Comedy

Lebanon’s king of comedy Nemr Abou Nasser joins forces with Australian-Egyptian rising star Khaled Khalafalla and American-Palestinian funnyman Aron Kader for one night of laugh-out-loud Arab...

Qatar National Convention Center, Ar-Rayyan
2014-08-30
0
Athletics

The international swimming series sees the world’s best 100 metre and 1,500 metre freestylers go head-to-head at Dubai’s Hamdan Sport Complex. Following a number of meetings around the world with...

Hamdan Sport Complex, Dubai
2014-08-31 to 2014-09-01
0
Film

Classics including 1972 Egyptian movie Al Asfour (The Sparrow) and French Moroccan director Laila Marrakchi’s 2013 film Rock the Casbah are among the screenings at the SAFAR...

Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
2014-09-02 to 2014-10-05
0
Handball

With the Handball World Championship coming to Doha in January 2015, excitement is building among fans in the country and beyond. And in the months ahead of the interntational tournament, Qatar...

Qatar Handball Association Complex
2014-09-07 to 2014-09-12
0
Falconry

The tenth annual Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition will be held at the Abu Dhabi Exhibition Center in September. Rooted in tradition, the event is most famous for its...

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center, Abu Dhabi
2014-09-10 to 2014-09-13
1
Exhibition

Offering an insight into what is involved in running a museum of the art of the Islamic world, including how artwork is collected and preserved, this temporary exhibition displays never-before-...

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
2014-09-17 to 2015-02-14
0
Music

بعد الظهور في حفلات "بي.بي.سي برومز" في لندن ومسرح "سانتا سيسيليا" في روما، تعود "هان نا تشانغ" صحبة  أوركسترا قطر الفيلهارمونية  لتقدم عرضا بمشاركة  عازف الكمان الكلاسيكي الياباني وأصغر فائز في...

Katara Opera House, Doha
2014-09-17
0
Art Fair

Painters, photographers and designers from around the MENA region flock to Beirut for the 5th annual art fair. The three-day event includes gallery openings, film screenings and installations....

Beirut International Exhibition & Leisure Center, Beirut
2014-09-18 to 2014-09-21
0
Photography

Bhel’s career as an art historian and photographer now spans 30 years, including a considerable amount of travelling and documenting art and sculpture in India. He has permanent exhibitions in...

Katara Building 19, Doha
2014-09-21 to 2014-10-04
1
Dance

Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Center holds its 7th annual Dubai International Dance Festival, attracting classical dance academies, companies and music ensembles. With the focus of inspiring...

The Jebel Ali Golf Resort, Dubai
2014-09-24 to 2014-09-27
0
Exhibition

Printmaking in Brazil took off shortly after the establishment of the Clubes de Gravura in 1950 (printmaking clubs) across Porto Alegre in Sao Paulo, Santos, Recife and Rio de Janeiro. A year...

Katara Building 19, Doha
2014-09-24 to 2014-10-15
0
Festivals

Outdoor music and entertainment stands fill the waterfront walkways as families walk up and down Porto Arabia Broadwalk. Inflatable games, face painting and balloon twisting are some of the...

Porto Arabia Broadwalk, Doha
2014-09-25 to 2014-12-27
1
Exhibition

A ruler, scholar and poet in the south Indian kingdom of Mysore, Tipu Sultan used the symbol of a tiger as his emblem in wars fought during the 1700s, including the Battle of Pollilur of 1780, in...

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
2014-09-29 to 2015-01-24
0
Exhibition

A QM exhibition questions how Qataris and Brazilians see the world, dealing with notions of identity and nationalism. Through paintings of Qatari artists Yusuf Al Sada, Amal Al Aathem, Lolwa Al...

Katara Building 13, Doha
2014-09-30 to 2014-11-01
0
Fashion

Mall of the Emirates is transformed into a glamorous fashion arena with catwalk shows, exhibitions and VIP soirees showcasing the latest in fall/winter ready-to-wear collections. Lanvin, Versace...

Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
2014-10-03 to 2014-10-14
0
National Holiday

Doha locals of all nationalities gather in the spirit of Eid Al Adha (also referred to as 'the festival of sacrifice'). Last year a giant puppetry show of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves...

Katara Art Center, Doha
2014-10-04 to 2014-10-12
0
National Holiday

Eid Al Adha, the religious holiday of sacrifice, brings about another event-filled few days in the Qatari capital. The usual fireworks displays across Katara Cultural Village light up the night...

Eid Al Adha in Doha
2014-10-04 to 2014-10-12
0
Fashion

 
Vogue Italia’s “Fashion’s Night Out” comes to Dubai. More than 400,000 guests are expected at local and international fashion shows in the city, with over 250 retail outlets...

Dubai Mall, Dubai
2014-10-10
0
Shopping & Style

At last year's Sotheby's exhibtion of modern American art at Katara Art Centre, Andy Warhol's rare portrait painting of Elizabeth Taylor Liz #1 was the centre of attention,...

Katara Cultural Village, Doha
2014-10-13
0
Interiors

An open window into vast collections of uniquely eclectic furniture and interiors of 20th Century art, PAD London placed tribal art under the lens last year with Bernard Dulon’s African-inspired...

Berkeley Square, London
2014-10-15 to 2014-10-19
0
Visual arts

Last year's Frieze branched out beyond the serene surroundings of Regent's Park into the London stores of major sponsor Alexander McQueen with presentations of contemporary art customised and...

Regent's Park, London
2014-10-15 to 2014-10-18
0
Fashion

Mall of the Emirates is transformed into a glamorous fashion arena with catwalk shows, exhibitions and VIP soirees showcasing the latest in fall/winter ready-to-wear collections. Lanvin, Versace...

Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
2014-10-15 to 2014-10-31
0
Visual arts

The world’s largest classicist stone façade and art-nouveau glass structure, the Grand Palais, hosts over 184 international galleries from 25 countries for a week of contemporary art. Held four...

Grand Palais, Paris
2014-10-23 to 2014-10-26
0
Film

Movie buffs gather for the eighth annual Abu Dhabi Film Festival, a program of screenings and premieres promoting the burgeoning cinema scene in the region. Audiences are given a chance...

Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi
2014-10-23 to 2014-11-01
0
Film

Watch the latest groundbreaking documentaries from around the world screened as part of the 10th edition of the Al Jazeera Documentary Film Festival in Doha. Last year’s festival saw ...

Ritz Carlton, Doha
2014-10-23 to 2014-10-26
0
Music

A free concert of baroque music at Katara Esplanade sees Bach’s harmonic Goldberg Variations performed by the QPO, led by sub-leader Vitalii Pervushyn from the Ukraine on violin and the...

Katara Esplanade, Doha
2014-10-29
0
Bikes

Over 30,000 people flock to Dubai Festival City for the biggest bike exhibition in the MENA region, Gulf Bike Week. Showcasing the latest in custom bikes, cruisers, sports bikes and off-...

Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai
2014-10-30 to 2014-11-01
0
Markets

Qatar’s arts and craft scene assembles for a monthly bazaar offering at the Museum of Islamic Art park. Taking place every Saturday until the end of May, with everything from...

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
2014-11-01 to 2015-05-30
1
Exhibition

Baya Mahieddine’s flamboyant oil paintings (1931-1998), that once had Pablo Picasso in awe with admiration for the Kabyle Algerian’s vibrant portraits, are displayed at Mathaf’s first ever major...

Mathaf, Ar-Rayyan
2014-11-01 to 2015-12-31
0
Design

Last year Kuwait’s weaving cooperative society Al Sadu House hosted Chai Al Dhaha ('Morning Tea' in Arabic). The event welcomed designers and textile enthusiasts, with an interest in...

Al Sadu House, Kuwait City
2014-11-01 to 2014-11-30
1
Festivals

A Copacabana sidewalk welcomes festival-goers as Brazilian musicians play the Sergio Mendes classic Mas Que Nada. Brazilian food stalls are set up across the park lawn serving light...

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
2014-11-06 to 2014-11-08
1
Fitness

Meydan Racecourse hosts the Dubai Women’s Run, 5K and 10K races aimed at promoting healthy lifestyle choices for women in the Gulf. First-place winners receive an AED 10,000 prize.

...

Meydan Racecourse, Dubai
2014-11-07
0
Exhibition

It is hard to believe that Shirin Neshat is only now making her Middle East solo debut at Doha’s modern Arab art museum, Mathaf. The show will provide insight to one of Neshat’s most famous works...

Mathaf, Ar-Rayyan
2014-11-09 to 2015-02-15
1
Exhibition

Higly regarded by many of his peers in the art world as a Qatari national treasure, Qatar Museums honour Yousef Ahmad's contribution to the arts by hosting a retrospective exhibition of his most...

Qatar Museums Gallery Katara, Doha
2014-11-11 to 2015-02-14
0
Boat Slips

The International Boat Show returns to Qatar following the success of the inaugural show held in October 2013. Marine and leisure industry figures gather under Lusail Marina’s glimmering lights...

Lusail Mourjan Marina, Doha
2014-11-11 to 2014-11-15
0
Equestrian

The horses are saddled up and ready for the top showjumping event of Doha's equestrian calendar. After touring 13 cities around the world, including Paris, London and Monaco, the Longines Global...

Al Shaqab, Ar-Rayyan
2014-11-13 to 2014-11-15
0
Equestrian

A standout horseshoe-shaped ground with an onsite luxury spa sets the tone for this venue and its competitions. Having hosted the Chi Al Shaqab competition once again this year, it is...

Al Shaqab, Ar-Rayyan
2014-11-13 to 2014-11-15
0
Boat Slips

The race is on at the Pearl Qatar beach as boat race crews from across Asia and the Middle East prepare for the Continental Race Championship. Hosted by the Qatar Sailing Federation, the annual...

The Pearl Qatar, Doha
2014-11-15
0
Boat Slips

Traditional wooden dhow boats of all shapes and sizes from the Gulf dock at Katara Cultural Village for this festival. Used for fishing and pearling across Asia and Eastern Africa, these carved...

Katara Cultural Village, Doha
2014-11-18 to 2014-11-22
0
Exhibition

For the first time Qatar is following in the footsteps of Chelsea and Philadelphia with its first flower show, part of new efforts to preserve the environment, promote gardening and...

Museum of Islamic Art Park, Doha
2014-11-20 to 2014-11-22
0
Auto Racing

Formula 1 drivers from around the world meet in Abu Dhabi for the annual grand prix. In 2013, Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel edged out teammate Mark Webber to finish in first place and take the...

Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi
2014-11-21 to 2014-11-23
0
Music

Andreas Sebastian Weiser conducts a performance of music from the baroque era with a medley highlighting George Frideric Handel compositions. The evening’s entertainment begins with The Royal...

Katara Opera House, Doha
2014-11-22
0
Theaters

The popular Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse musical comes to Doha’s Qatar Convention Center, telling the story of Maria who leaves her suburban home behind in the valleys and mountains in search...

Qatar National Convention Center, Ar-Rayyan
2014-11-26 to 2014-11-30
0
Rugby

The Dubai Rugby Sevens is the second of nine legs in the International Rugby Board Sevens World Series tournament. The competition has been running for 44 years, and this year reigning champions...

The Sevens, Dubai
2014-11-28 to 2014-11-30
0
Fitness

A fun run with an Indian Holi Festival twist, The Color Walk consists of a 5k race track where participants are covered in colourful powder after completing each kilometer. Over 1,200 participants...

Zabeel Park, Dubai
2014-11-29
0
Music

In a performance at Katara’s Opera House, the Qatar Philharmonic pay tribute to Brazilian musical masterpieces with a performance by the Symphonic Orchestra of Brasilia, conducted by Claudio Cohen...

Katara Opera House, Doha
2014-11-30
0
Theaters

Arabian horses, other animals and symbols synonymous with Qatari heritage can be seen engraved on this building located in a prime location at the Corniche. Open since 1984, regular shows held in...

Qatar National Theatre, Doha
2014-12-01
1
Film

The Doha Film Institute hosts Ajyal (“Generations” in Arabic), a festival for the city’s budding filmmakers between the ages of 8 and 21. The five-day program includes one-off screenings, public...

Katara Cultural Village, Doha
2014-12-01 to 2014-12-06
0
Athletics

National Day in the United Arab Emirates marks the day the country was founded by Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. To celebrate the occasion, the emirates of Dubai and Abu Dhabi join forces each...

Dubai
2014-12-02
0
Jewelry

Accessory-loving ladies can feast their eyes on the finest collections of jewelry from around the globe at the week-long event. Around 320 companies exhibit their craftwork in the emirates, where...

Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai
2014-12-03 to 2014-12-06
0
Exhibition

Here presents cultural artworks that capture the essence of Qatari culture. There, through mixed media pieces, is the epitome of Brazilian heritage. Together Here There...

Here There
2014-12-04 to 2015-03-15
0
Athletics

The inaugural GCC 3X3 Club Basketball Championship held in Manama was an all-Qatari final which saw Al Rayyan beat fierce rivals Al Sadd in a 22-16 victory. In 2015, captain Yaseen Musa and his...

Katara Cultural Village, Doha
2014-12-08 to 2014-12-09
0
Style

Models strut down the catwalk showcasing iconic Qatari and British designs in the fashion event of the year. In September a handful of participating designers including hat maker Philip Treacy...

Mathaf, Doha
2014-12-09
0
Film

Actors and filmmakers walk the red carpet at the 10th annual Dubai International Film Festival, celebrating Arab cinema. The best of the year’s regional productions are showcased along with...

Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
2014-12-10 to 2014-12-17
0
Exhibition

Qatar celebrates International Olympic Day with a programme of sport activities taking place across the capital. The Aspire Zone is at the centre of it all, with athletic federations coming...

Doha
2014-12-11
1
Exhibition

Showcasing Qatari and Gulf artefacts and culture, the heritage exhibit returns, opening its doors to the public this time at Doha Exhibition Centre after a successful stint at Al Riwaq Doha in...

Doha Exhibition Centre, Doha
2014-12-15 to 2015-03-15
0
National Holiday

The national flag is flown at full-mast in celebration of Qatar National Day as locals and residents come together to mark the day the peninsula state was founded by Sheikh Jassem bin Mohamed bin...

Doha, Qatar
2014-12-18
0
Tennis

In February, the Khalifa Tennis and Squash Complex grounds opens its doors once again for the ladies Qatar Total Open tournament. The world’s top 10 female tennis players visit Doha for a...

Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Doha
2015-01-05 to 2015-01-10
0
Books

Bookworms flock to the Qatar National Convention Centre for the annual book fair. Qatar’s Year of Culture partner Brazil is guest of honour as stalls are set up offering the best of Qatari...

Qatar National Convention Centre, Ar-Rayyan
2015-01-07 to 2015-01-17
1
Handball

Following on from the Asian Handball Championship held in Bahrain this year, the sport is soaring with popularity in the Gulf region. Qatar takes the ropes as a leading handball tournament lands...

Doha
2015-01-15 to 2015-02-01
0
Airports

Airplanes and jet liners streak across the sky and over the International Air Show, which comes to Manama in January. Similar to the Dubai Air Show in last year, fighter jets and Boeing aircrafts...

Sakhir Airbase, Manama
2015-01-16 to 2015-01-18
0
Music

Russia’s Dimitri Kitajenko conducts the orchestra in a performance of Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No.3. In a musical concert dedicated to the iconic German composer, audiences are also...

Katara Opera House, Doha
2015-01-17
1
Music

Arabic music, jazz and chamber music can now be enjoyed live in and around the Museum of Islamic Art grounds with weekly concerts. New musical series Friday Night Live invites local international...

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
2015-01-18
0
Golf

The Commercial Bank Qatar Golf Masters has been running since 1998 and is held at Qatar’s desert-style championship course at Doha Golf Club. In January Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia defeated...

Doha Golf Club, Doha
2015-01-21 to 2015-01-24
0
Golf

The premier golfing tournament in the Middle East celebrated its 25th anniversary this year. When the European Tour visited Asia for the first time back in 1989, Dubai became one of the...

Emirates Golf Club, Dubai
2015-01-26 to 2015-02-01
1
Football

Top division teams from across the GCC compete in the ultimate football champions league of the Gulf region. In 2014 Emirati side Al Nasr beat Omani team Saham 2-1 in the final to scoop the trophy...

Qatar and the GCC
2015-02-03 to 2015-06-06
0
Music

The Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra plays the music of the English National Ballet production of Swan Lake, written by Pyotr Llyich Tchaikovsky. Taking place at the Katara Opera House in...

Katara Opera House, Doha
2015-02-06
0
Cycling

International cyclists race through the streets of Qatar as crowds cheer on their national cycling teams towards the finish line. The route runs along Katara Cultural Village and through...

Qatar
2015-02-08 to 2015-02-13
0
Auto Racing

Tennis racket strings are tightened and the football goal posts go up as sports fever grips Qatar. 

Photo: Gonz Ferolino

 

Qatar
2015-02-10
0
Food

Foodies across the Gulf will be thrilled to see the return of the ultimate fine dining event, which gives visitors the chance to swap tips and rub shoulders with a host of Michelin starred chefs....

Abu Dhabi
2015-02-11 to 2015-02-20
0
Music

Music for Winds presents the chamber music of Johann Sabastian Bach and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at the Museum of Islamic Art concert series, held in the atrium. Bach’s Suite No. 3...

Museum of Islamic Art Atrium, Doha
2015-02-12
0
Auto Racing

Pro-Extreme Motorcycling, Pro-Nitrous and Extreme 10.5 are three of the 11 categories in the competition at the Qatar Racing Club taking place as part of The Arabian Drag Racing League. The league...

Qatar Racing Club, Ar-Rayyan
2015-02-12 to 2015-02-13
0
Music

The Dominican Republic's Jose Antonio Molina conducts acclaimed Chinese pianist Jie Chen and the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra. Richard Wagner’s Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and...

Katara Opera House, Doha
2015-02-14
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Sport

Al Marmoum Camel Racetrack is home to the annual Dubai Camel Racing event in which more than a billion in dollars every year are invested in the top performing camel breeds of the GCC....

Al Marmoum Camel Racetrack, Dubai
2015-02-18 to 2015-02-19
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Equestrian

Qatar has a long history of horse breeding and this event - with purebred Arabian horses on show at the racing and equestrian club - is an open call providing the country’s horse-lovers a chance...

The Racing & Equestrian Club, Doha
2015-02-20 to 2015-02-22
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Tennis

Earlier this year, the Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Stadium was filled with tennis fans who witnessed David Ferrer steal the men’s singles title from Tomas Berdych at the Qatar...

Khalifa International Tennis and Squash Complex, Doha
2015-02-23 to 2015-02-28
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Music

The young singer-songwriter, who shot to fame with the single A-Team back in 2011, performs in Doha for the first time. Expected to take centre stage at the Qatar National Convention...

Qatar National Convention Center, Ar-Rayyan
2015-03-03
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Festivals

As last year’s honorary guests, the United States presented Arthur Saint-Leon’s 1870 comic ballet Coppelia, performed by the US National Ballet company. Arabic classical music band Bayt Al Farabi...

Abu Dhabi
2015-03-03 to 2015-04-08
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Music

The Qatar Philharmonic play the music of Borodin String Quartet for the next in the chamber music series at the Museum of Islamic Art. The quartet is one of the longest-standing quartets to be...

Katara Cultural Village, Doha
2015-03-05
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Film

The Doha Film Institute’s newly introduced event kicks off this year after a successful turnout at the Ajyal Youth Festival in December. This time around, DFI focus on aspiring first and second...

Doha Film Institute
2015-03-06 to 2015-03-11
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Music

The orchestra plays Mozart’s Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, and Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No.10, before the main performance of the evening, a rendition of Sergei...

Katara Opera House, Doha
2015-03-06
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Design

The logo alone would tempt anyone to get involved with Tasmeem Doha 2015; this year the Nose Greeting from Qatar campaign design by Manar Hisham both pays homage to and plays on...

VCU Qatar, Ar-Rayyan
2015-03-08 to 2015-03-12
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Music

Dmitrij Kitajenko - music director of the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra for over 14 years - conducts Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No.1, Grieg’s Piano Concerto and Jean Sibelius...

Katara Opera House, Doha
2015-03-14
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Exhibition

The Qajar women of 19th-century Iran come to life through a series of portraits and paintings. While depictions of powerful men were produced for many years prior to this, images of women at the...

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
2015-03-25 to 2016-01-30
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Talk

One of only two Georgetown campuses in the world, Georgetown Qatar was established in 2005 and offers an internationally recognised politics and international relations programme. As well as the...

Georgetown University, Ar-Rayyan
2015-04-01
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Music

Led by the orchestra’s own clarinet quartet, the Chamber Music live concert installments resume at the Museum of Islamic Art atrium. Rony Moser plays the clarinet, with Eugen Bold and...

Museum of Islamic Art Atrium, Doha
2015-04-02
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Exhibition

The art of calligraphy is explored through animals in Marvellous Creatures this autumn. From lions to exotic birds, ancient scriptures illustrated by calligraphy artists bring a range of...

Museum of Islamic Art, Doha
2015-04-03 to 2015-07-11
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Auto Racing

The Bahrain Grand Prix celebrated its 10th anniversary last year with a special night race that saw Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton take the Gulf title for the first time in his Formula...

Bahrain International Circuit, Manama
2015-04-04 to 2015-04-06
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Auto Racing

Engines are revved up and ready to roar at the Bahrain Motor Show as it marks its return this year after a two-year hiatus. Back by popular demand, a wide selection of motoring brands present...

Bahrain International Airport
2015-12-16 to 2015-12-19
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National Holiday

A festival celebrating Eid Al Fitr kicks off with firework displays all over Doha. Last year West African dance collectives wowed crowds at Souq Waqif with their acrobatic drumming in the city's...

Doha
2017-07-28