Events of the first quarter of Doha 2010 Capital of Arab Culture

I summarize the events of the first quarter of Doha 2010 capital of Arab Culture. Events come with variety of activities: performance arts, visual arts, music, movies, events for children and youth, seminar and conference, and festivals. Some events unfortunately don;t have fixed location or timeline. The Doha 2010 Committee said that the event is issued on a quarterly basis in order to get feedback from communities for improvement.

Traditional Arab children games will also be featured during Doha 2010

Performance Arts

Bait al-Hikma (Literally: House of Wisdom) Opera: Inauguration of Celebrations of Doha, Capital of Arab Culture

Sheraton Hotel, Doha –«Dafna» Hall, 20:00-21:15, Thursday 28/1 – Friday 29/1/2010,  (1st day by Invitation)


Play: The Pearl Between “Dasha” and “Gaffal”

Qatar Marine Festival

Cultural village, 20:00-21:30, Friday 29/1 – Tuesday 2/2/2010


Opera: “Abu al-Qasim al-Shabi The New Morning”

(To be determined later), 20:00-21:20, Saturday 20/2/2010


The Bharati Indian Troupe

(To be determined later), 20:00-21:30, Friday 26/2/2010


Salah al-Din al- Ayyubi

Cultural village – RomanTheater. 20:00-21:15, Thursday 4/3/2010


“Kajal” Russian Ballet Troupe

National Theatre of Qatar, 20:00-21:30, Friday 26/3 – Saturday 27/3/2010


The Black Century

Qatar National Theatre, 20:00 – 22:00, 14-16/3/2010


Visual Arts

The Pearl Exhibition (Inauguration of the events of the Islamic Arts’ Museum)

Museum of Islamic Arts, 10:30 – 17:30, Friday 29/1 – Friday 30/4/2010


The Art of Sand Sculpture

Qatar Marine Festival Cultural village, 16:00-23:00, Saturday 30/1 – Sunday 7/2/2010


Exhibition of the Qatari Painter Jassim Zini’s Paintings: «Poetry Knights»

Cultural Village – Visual Arts Center, 18:30-21:30 Tuesday2/2 – Tuesday 9/2/2010


Exhibition of Traditional Architecture: My Father’s Home

Souq Waqif- Gallery, 18:30-21:30, Tuesday23/2 – Tuesday 16/3/2010


Binaly’s Calligraphy Exhibition

Souq Waqif -Waqif Arts Center, 18:30-21:30, Tuesday 3/2 – Monday1/4/2010


Exhibition of the Private Collections of the Italian Actress Lollo Brigida

Four Seasons Hotel, 18:30-21:30, Tuesday 9/3 – Tuesday 16/3/2010


Musical Events

The Syrian National Children Symphony Orchestra

National Theatre of Qatar, 18:00-20:00, Tuesday 9/2/2010

Japanese Drams Troupe

Qatar National Theatre, 20:00-21:00, 13–16/2/2010


The Symphony Orchestra of the Polish National Radio

Qatar National Theater, 20:00-22:30, Tuesday, 16/3/2010


Salem Abdel Karim’s Symphonic Orchestra

Ritz Carlton Hotel, 20:00-21:30, 31/3/2010



Night of Movies on the Beach

Cultural village – beach, 18:00-23:00, Saturday30/1 – Saturday 6/2/2010


Projection of the Fiction film: “Dana” within the series of movies in Qatar (followed by a seminar)

Royal Plaza – Cinema Plus, 19:00-21:00, Saturday, 20/2/2010


Fictional Movie “The Sad Sail” (followed by a seminar)

Royal Plaza – Cinema Plus, 19:00-20:02, Saturday, 21/2/2010


Documentary films (“Diving” – “Fine Arts in Qatar” – “Fishing in Qatar”) (followed by a seminar)

Royal Plaza – Cinema Plus, 19:00-20:05, Monday, 22/2/2010


Movie: “Al-Sayid Ibrahim and the Flowers of the Koran”(followed by a seminar)

Royal Plaza – Cinema Plus, 19:00-21:00, Sunday, 20/3/2010


Movie: “Baba Aziz” within the series of co-produced films

Royal Plaza Mall – Cinema Plus, 19:00-21:00, Saturday, 27/3/2010



Carnival of Doha Marine Festival

Doha cornice, 16:00-18:00, Sunday 7/2/2010


Qatar Theater Festival

To be determined later


Heritage Events

Sailing Contest for Traditional Vessels

Doha Corniche, 14:00-16:00, Saturday 30/1/2010


Live TV Contest

Cultural village – beach, 16:30-18:30, Saturday 30/1 – Saturday 6/2/2010


Diving for Pearls

The sea, 4:00-15:00, 5/2/2010


Marine Arts Evening

Heritage village – cornice, 19:30-21:30, Thursday 4/2/2010


Festival of Popular Games

Heritage village – cornice, 17:30 – 19:30, 18-19/2/2010


Women’s Traditional Songs

Heritage village – cornice, 19:30 – 21:30, Thursday, 25/2/2010


Poetry Events

Poetry Reading (in spoken & literary Arabic)

National Theatre of Qatar, 20:00-21:00, Monday, 15/2/2010,  22/2/2010, 5/3/2010, 22/3/2010, 29/3/2010


Nights of Classical Lyricism

Nights of Songs from the Maritime Heritage of the Gulf

Cultural village, 21:00-23:00, Saturday 30/1 – Saturday 6/2/2010


Classical Songs Night

National Theatre of Qatar, 20:00 – 22:30, Friday 19/2/2010, Friday, 19/3/2010



Visual Arts Exhibition

Cultural village, 16:00-23:00, Saturday 30/1 – Saturday 6/2/2010


Book Fair

Cultural village, 16:00-23:00, Saturday 30/1 – Saturday 6/2/2010


Gallery & Crafts

Cultural village, 16:00-23:00, Saturday 30/1 – Saturday 6/ 2/2010


Environmental Events

Aquatic Show

Cultural village, 16:00-23:00, Saturday 30/1 – Sunday 7/2/2010


Conference on the Marine Environment                              

Cultural village, 9:00-17:00 Monday 1/2 – Tuesday 2/2/2010


Events for Children

Traditional Games for Children

Doha cornice, 16:00-23:00, Saturday 30/1 – Saturday 6/2/2010


Doha: The City that Makes the Joy of Children

(To be determined later), 17:00-23:00, Wednesday 10/2 – Sunday21/2/2010


Events for Youth

Competition of modern sailing boats

the Avenue of the cornice, or the beach of the c. village, 16:00-18:00, Saturday, 30 / 1 – Saturday, 6/2/2010


Fishing Contest

cultural village – beach, 7.00-16:30, Saturday 30/1/2010

Sea-food Cooking Contest

cultural village – beach, 16:00-23:00, Saturday 30/1 – Saturday 6/2/2010

Swimming Contest: Open Water

Doha cornice, (To be determined later), (To be determined later)


Sea-side Football

cultural village – beach, 16:30-18:00, 19:00-20:00, Saturday 30/1 – 6/2/2010


Prize of the Council of Arab Ministers of Youth and Sports (in short stories, poetry, scientific research)

Grand Regency Hotel, (To be determined later), Monday 1/2 – Wednesday 31/3/2010


Artistic contest for Young Talents

Centre of Musical Arts, 16:00-19:00, Thursday 4/2 – Saturday 6/2/2010


Open Youth Forum

Grand Regency Hotel, 19:00-21:00, Sunday 7/2 – Wednesday 10/2/2010


falconry Show

Cultural village, 9:00-12:00 and 13:00-19:00, 5 – 12/2/2010


Religious Song Festival (Inshad) for Youth

Barzan Youth Center, 16:00-19:00, Friday 12/2 – Saturday 13/2/2010


Youth Performing Arts Contest

Youth Center for Performance Arts, 19:00-21:00, Monday 15/2 – Thursday 25/2/2010


Festival of Camels: Culture and Tradition

“Jmilia Youth Centre” 15:00-19:00, Friday 19/2 – Saturday 20/2/2010


Photographic Exhibition of Arabian Horses

Qatar Organization of Photographers, 16:00-20:00, Sunday 21/2 – Wednesday 24/2/2010


Parents and Children

To be determined later, 16:00-20:00, Friday 26/2 – Saturday 27/2/2010


Exhibition of Photography in Black and White (in love with Qatar)

Villagio shopping mall, All day long, Wednesday, 3 / 3 – Saturday, 6/3/2010


Weekly Program (Morning tea)

“Al-Ka’ban” Youth Center, 9:00-12.00, Friday, 5 / 3 – Saturday, 27/3/2010 (2 days a week)


Drama Workshop for Youth Clubs and Youth Centers

Youth Center for Performing Arts, 7.00-21:00, Sun, 7 / 3 – Saturday, 17/3/2010


Mural entitled“Children’s creativity for Peace”

Doha Corniche, 15:00 – 18:00, Saturday 13 / 3


Festival of Literature and Art for the youth of the Gulf Cooperation Council States

Qatar Sports Club, 16:00-18:00, Sun, 14 / 2 – Saturday, 20/3/2010


Popular Shows and Games

“Smisma” Region – “Smisma” Youth Center, 16:00-18:00, Saturday, 27 / 3 – Sunday, 28/3/2010

Art Exhibition of the expatriate artists (Ladies)

Ladies’ Creative Center, 9:00-12.00 and 16:00-20:00, 28 – 30/3/2010


Seminars and Conferences

“The Issue of the Arab cultural heritage between the borders of identity and perspectives of Globalization”

To be determined later, To be determined later, 17 – 18/2/2010


Conference (the Position of the Language Academies towards the Discourse of Arabic Language in the Arab media)

Qatar University – ibn Khaldoun Hall, 18:00 3 / 3 / 2010


Conference: The Future of Science in the Arab World

(To be determined later), 18:00, 17/3/2010


Cultural Salon

Forum: “Culture in the Arab Gulf Region: Reality and Ambitions”

Cultural Salon – “Bidaa” Garden, 18:00, Wednesday, 3/2/2010


Panel discussion on «Critical Readings of some Qatari Works of Art” with focus on short story, novel, and eloquent poetry

Cultural Salon – al-Bidaa garden, 18:00 p, Wednesday, 24/2/2010


Forum «The Role of Cultural Magazines in the Cultural Development of the Arab Gulf States»

Cultural Salon – “Bidaa” Garden, 18:00, Wednesday, 31/3/2010


Cultural Weeks

Syrian Cultural Week

To be determined later

Moroccan Cultural Week

To be determined later



7 thoughts on “Events of the first quarter of Doha 2010 Capital of Arab Culture”

  1. Cultural Village is located opposite of Doha Exhibition Center. But I am not sure where the entrance gate is. Will surely check that out this weekend.

  2. Good Day Sir/Ma,
    My Name is Nathaniel Origheje am from Nigeria, am also a photographer by profession, i will like to be Delegate for this upcoming seminar that will hold in Qatar,

    Photographic Exhibition of Arabian Horses

    Qatar Organization of Photographers, 16:00-20:00, Sunday 21/2 – Wednesday 24/2/2010

    send me the registration form.

    i look forward to hear from u soon,
    Regard Nathaniel

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