Things to Do in Doha
MON 15 DEC–MON 5 JAN
BLUE BRUSH FESTIVE OFFERS
Team your sparkly outfit for the party season with the perfect beauty look. David Martinez’s team is ready to transform you from sidewalk to catwalk in no time. And they have some special offers too! From a blowdry/styling and makeup session for QR500 to a haircare treatment with mani for QR250. Book a deal and rock that party!
INFO: Blue Brush Hair Studios at Hilton and Guerlain Spa-Alfardan Tower, 4423 3022
SUN 21-TUE 30 DEC
JONES THE GROCER GETS FESTIVE
Santa Claus is coming to town, and our local Aussie-based gourmet emporium is ready for him – and you. There’ll be a special Crimbo dinner menu available at the tail-end of the month, which’ll be the ideal opportunity to stuff a stocking or two with their superlative gift sets, homewares and hampers.
INFO: Xmas menu from 21 Dec, Jones the Grocer, The Gate Mall, West Bay, 4407 7175, www.jonesthegrocer.com
DO THE DOHA HUSTLE AT ROCCA
End your weekend on a high at the longest happy hour (4pm-10.30pm!) in town, in the company of DJ Kinky D and her deep house, soul, funk and disco tunes. What’s not to love?
INFO: QR50 with complimentary drink 4pm-10.30pm, every Sat, Rocca, Grand Hyatt, 7021 8096, www.facebook.com/dohahustle
FRI 19-TUE 23 DEC
THE REAL THING
If you’ve spent too much of your time hunting for the next Cristiano Ronaldo, now’s the time to step back and let the professionals take over. The Real Madrid Foundation will be descending upon Doha this month and running a football campus in association with QSports – and they’ll be bringing their professional coaching staff along. There’ll be an intensive five-day training camp, open to all promising footballers from seven to 23 years-old, male and female.
INFO: QR2,500, Fri 19-Tue 23 Dec, Al Sadd Sports Club, 4017 6791, www.frmcampqatar.com
BANANA ISLAND RESORT by ANANTARA
Doha’s first private island resort should become reality this month. Forget Maldives and lengthy check-ins; hop on a private yacht on the Corniche and you’ll be whisked away to Anantara’s exclusive hideaway, a mere twenty minutes from the Doha coast.