What’s happening in Qatar in June

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Qatar Calendar’s latest release promises a line-up of exciting activities and events this month

Summer is soon upon us, and Qatar has plenty going on this season. Whether you’re an art and culture lover, car afficionado, or looking to seal some business deals before everyone heads off for a break in July, there’s something in store for everyone just a short trip away. Here’s a roundup of what’s on, when and where, according to Qatar Calendar (qatarcalendar.com):

Katara Cultural Village

Ending 10 June (Friday)

For a change from mall shopping, keen shoppers are invited to explore the first Summer Trade Fair. There they’ll find 220 exhibitors spread over an area of6,400 m2 showcasing their products from around the world. Explore the endless array of traditional clothing, accessories, fragrances, cosmetics, homeware, and handicrafts.

Doha Exhibition & Convention Centre (DECC)

6-9 June (Monday – Thursday)

Hospitality Qatar and Project Qatar aretwoof Qatar’s long-standing exhibitions and this year, they will both rununder the same roof at the same time. Head to DECC to see the latest showcase in the world of construction and hospitality and meet some of the biggest players who’ve helped make this country ready to host the world’s most anticipated football tournament!

Qatar Auto Museum

Ending 20 January 2023

Head to the Mawater Gallery at the National Museum of Qatar for an exhibition in honour of the museum to come. A Sneak Peek at Qatar Auto Museum celebrates the mission to drive culture forward and to inspire the next generation of innovators, designers, engineers, collectors and policymakers through a shared passion.

Katara Opera House

9, 18 & 21 June ( Thursday, Saturday & Tuesday)

Classical music lovers are in for a treat this month with an evening performance every week by the Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra at the Katara Opera House. Buy your tickets to enjoy the Classics of the Arabic Golden Age; the Best of Johannes Brahms and violin concerto of classical hits by Max Bruch. Tickets range from QAR 75-200 and are available at www.q-tickets.com

Also on in Doha…

Doha’s many museums offer inspiration to young and old alike. This month it’s all buzzing at the National Museum of Qatar. Here are some exhibitions worth popping on your must-see list!

High fashion loversareinvited to travel back and forth between past and present discovering the history, know-how and design of Hermes’ iconic accessories. The Once upon a Bag exhibition has been on tour in three countries and is in Doha up until Saturday, 11 June.

Your Brain to Me, My Brain to You is an invitation for young and old alike to go on an immersive journey of self-discovery through a multisensory experience that inspires introspection and awe. The large-scale site-specific installation by internationally-renowned Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist is the artist’s first in the Middle East. Admission is free; ticket reservation is required online. To plan your visit at the National Museum of Qatar, please visit https://nmoq.org.qa/en

History enthusiasts can explore Qatar’s untold stories at the four remarkable historical houses of Msheireb Museums. Visitors are invited to wander through a learning journey and explore Qatar’s history through the eyes of the founders, and the exceptional transformation that took place. Entry to the museum is free. For more information, please visit: https://msheirebmuseums.com/en

Sports aficionados can visit 3-2-1 Qatar Olympic and Sports Museum, the world’s most sophisticated museum dedicated to sharing the history of global and Qatari sport in an engaging, empowering and entertaining way. Plan your visit and enjoy interactive exhibits, inspiring stories and fun activities that celebrate sports culture within Qatar and beyond. To plan your visit, please visit: https://321qosm.org.qa/en/visit/

Top Tip!

Want to show your kids how truly amazing marine life is?  Families and children can sign up for Turtle Encounters from 8pm to 9pm on 16, 21, 23, 28 and 30 June to observe the hatching of the hawksbill turtle at Fuwairit Beach. Purchase an annual family culture pass for ~USD96 and enjoy unlimited priority access to exclusive tours and workshops across Qatar Museums this month including, but not limited to, Mathafek tours at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art, and Msheireb Museums and Doha Dreams exhibition that will take place at M7 from 8 June until August 31 presenting the artworks of local designers, inspired by the recently held Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition.

Additionally, cchildren can participate in Paint Palette workshop happening on 15 & 22 June, 14 & 21 September, 16 & 23 November 2022at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art where they will explore color and produce vibrant, abstract works on canvas. Culture pass holders can also visit

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