Top Five Things to do in Qatar this Fortnight
1. CARNIVAL, THU 27 FEB-TUE 4 MAR
It’s time to party, Doha! Traditionally held around the world every February, most famously in Brazil, carnival season is being marked in Qatar with a host of parties and special events sure to get you in the festive spirit. So put on your craziest carnival clothing and enjoy the fun, which will include plenty of hot live music, dancers and feasting. We’re there!
Carnival Masquerade in Jazz at Lincoln Center Doha
Dress up in your most colourful carnival outfit to win the dress to impress competition!
INFO: A la carte prices, 7pm-1am Thu 27 Feb -Fri 28 Feb, St Regis Doha, 4446 0000, www.starwoodhotels.com/stregis
Brazilian Carnival at Habanos
The Habanos Band will be playing some spicy Latin rhythms and there will be a special beverage menu featuringsome of Brazil’s most famous drinks.
INFO: Drinks from QR40, 5pm-1am, Fri 28 Feb, Ritz-Carlton Doha, 4484 8504, email@example.com
Carnival at Ipanema
Have a ball with the salsa and samba dancers, enjoy special festive dishes, sip festive drinks and win prizes as Ipanema embraces the fun of the carnival.
INFO: QR250 with soft drinks, QR320 with special beverages, 6.30pm-11.30pm, Fri 28 Feb-Tue 4 Mar, Renaissance Doha City Center Hotel, 4419 6100, www.westenddoha.com
Carnival Masquerade at the Vintage Lounge
Get into the vibe as resident band Rumba Latina entertain you at this beautifully sophisticated night spot at the St Regis.
INFO: Free entry, 6pm-1am, Thu 27 Feb-Fri 28 Feb, St Regis Doha, 4446 0000, www.starwoodhotels.com/stregis
2. WORLD DJS EVO & RST PARTY AT CRYSTAL, THU 20 FEB
After playing at uber exclusive parties for celebs like Jay Z and Beyoncé and party hot spots around the world from St Tropez to the Caribbean, DJs Evo & RST are back in Doha to rock Crystal. Expect a high energy mix of infectious tunes from the jet-setting duo, who are also regulars at London’s Ministry of Sound – definitely one to put in the diary for a fab girl’s night out. We’re putting on our best dancing shoes.
INFO: QR200, 10pm-late, W Doha, West Bay, 4453 3135, BnFreservations.wdoha@Whotels.com, www.crystaldoha.com, reservation and guest list only
3.TEST YOUR BRAIN CELLS, MON 24 FEB
Be a smarty-pants at one of the best quizzes in Doha – the pub quiz challenge at the Shehrazad. Get together a team of six to test your knowledge and enjoy some no nonsense pub grub. The first prize is a QR1,000 gift voucher for Radisson Blu restaurants, so get in it to win it!
INFO: Free, doors open at 5pm, quiz 8pm-10pm, Radisson Blu, Salwa Rd (Intersection of C Ring), 4428 1428, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.facebook.com/radissonblu.doha
4 ALL WHITE ON THE NIGHT, WED 26 FEB
Get into your best little white dress to cruise on towards the weekend during White Party @Wahm. DJ Stephane Karl, who spins electro house for parties in St Tropez, will be mixing the tunes to get you up and dancing, or you can simply chill and enjoy the ambience on the rooftop.
INFO: Free entry, 10pm-2am, W Doha, West Bay, 4453 5323, BnFreservations.wdoha@Whotels.com, www.wahmdoha.com, reservation and guest list only.
5 FIND YOUR VOICE AT HIVE EVERY TUESDAY
Do you luuuuuurve to sing? Get a group together for karaoke night at Hive! The best singer will get their drinks on the house and you’re sure to be entertained by the antics of your fellow, ahem, performers. Selected drinks are QR25 for the night.
INFO: Free entry, 8pm-12pm, InterContinental Doha The City, West Bay, 4015 8888, email@example.com