Yay! It’s the weekend! Instead of blobbing on the couch or going to your regular haunts, why not try something different in Doha? Here’s our top picks for fun happenings around town...
1. Enjoy the Ultimate Night Out at Club 7’s Third Anniversary, Thursday 5 September
If you’re a Doha clubber, you won’t want to miss the anniversary celebrations at uber-cool Club 7 at the La Cigale Hotel. French house producer and DJ David Vendetta, accompanied by Micah the violinist, will be headlining the celebration, supported by local duo Aleebra (Sam World and Jared McCulloch) and DJ Roger Choueiry.
INFO: Ladies free, gents QR300 (consumable), membership required, 9pm-3am Thurs 5 Sep, Club 7 is on the 7th floor of La Cigale Hotel, Al Sadd, 4428 8665 or 5518 8008, www.club7.com
2. Join the Party People Poolside at the Ultra Thursday Opening Party, Thursday 5 September
Ultra Events gets back into the groove with an evening poolside-beachside party in the tropical ambience of the Ritz Carlton’s outside bar area. There's no cover charge for an evening of entertainment with DJ W, supported by DJ Karim. Let’s get this party started!
INFO: Free, 21 and over, ID required, 8pm-1am, Ritz-Carlton Doha, West Bay Lagoon, 4484 8525, email@example.com, www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Doha
3. Catch Some Live Music at Admiral’s, Thursday 5 September
Having a dance to a live band is one of our fave ways to get the weekend started, so head down to the Admiral’s Club to check out acoustic soloist Randy Gallardo, followed by all the chart-toppers from the Eighties through to the Noughties with Klische, Farenhayt & Chona. Start the night with dinner at the downstairs bar (the burgers are delish!) then head upstairs to burn off the calories.
INFO: QR30, 21 and over, from 8pm Thu 5 Sep, Admiral’s Club at the Ritz-Carlton, West Bay Lagoon, 4484 8663, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ritzcarlton.com/en/Properties/Doha/Dining/AdmiralClub
4. Watch The Footie In Style During Super Saturdays at the Hive Lounge, Every Saturday
Get the shopping out of the way Saturday morning so you can leave plenty of time to catch all the Premier League action from 2pm to 9.30pm at Hive, the super stylish bar and lounge at Doha Intercontinental the City. There’s a 20 per cent discount on food and a range of selected beverages for QR25.
INFO: Intercontinental Doha The City, downtown Doha, 4015 8888, www.intercontinental.com
5. Experience The Ballet at Katara, 5-7 September
Katara Cultural Village is presenting Ballet Spartacus for the first time in the Arab world in the amazingly beautiful surrounds of the Katara Opera House. If you’ve never been to this wonderful venue, get yourself some tickets! The show is being performed by the Armenian National Opera and Ballet Theater, which has won the hearts of audiences internationally with hundreds of performances.
INFO: Tickets QR100, QR150 and QR250 from Virgin Megastore at Villaggio and Landmark, 8.30pm-10.30pm 5-7 Sep, Katara Opera House, Building 16 Katara Cultural Village, 4408 0000, www.katara.net