As the temperatures cool, Qatar opens its doors to a weekend filled with a diverse range of activities, catering to the interests of every enthusiast. From high-speed motor races to the grace of Arabian horses and the beauty of Islamic art, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Let’s delve into the exciting lineup for this weekend’s festivities.
MotoGP Qatar Airways Grand Prix 2023:
November 17 – 19, 2023
The Lusail International Circuit is set to come alive with the thunderous roar of engines as the MotoGP Qatar Airways Grand Prix takes center stage. Starting from Friday at 1 pm, the event promises a thrilling weekend for ticket holders. Friday’s schedule offers a glimpse into the world of MotoGP with practice sessions and family-friendly activities at the fan zone. Saturday brings the excitement of the qualifying session and the innovative MotoGP Sprint Race, introducing a new half-distance racing concept. Sunday, the main race day, unfolds with top riders competing for glory under the iconic floodlights of Lusail International Circuit. Plus, families can make it a weekend outing as children under 12 enjoy free access when accompanied by an adult with a General Admission ticket.
Al Shaqab International Arabian Horse Show:
November 17 – 18, 2023
The Longines Outdoor Arena at Al Shaqab transforms into a haven for equestrian enthusiasts with the Al Shaqab International Arabian Horse Show. Scheduled for November 17-18, the event aims to showcase the cultural significance of purebred Arabian horses within the Qatari community. With around 250 horses expected to participate, both domestic and international, this premier event seeks to highlight the uniqueness of purebred Arabian horses, contributing to Qatar’s rich equestrian heritage. Get ready for an unforgettable experience of elegance and cultural celebration!
Islamic Art Day:
November 18, 2023
On November 18, from 2 pm to 4 pm, the Museum of Islamic Art invites families to celebrate Islamic Art Day on MIA’s Family Day. Explore and appreciate the beauty and rich cultural significance of Islamic Art. The museum opens its doors for free, providing a day filled with creativity and discovery. It’s an opportunity for families to immerse themselves in the artistic heritage of Islam and enjoy a day of cultural exploration.
This weekend in Qatar promises an exciting blend of speed, elegance, and culture. Whether you’re a motorsports enthusiast, a lover of equestrian grace, or an art aficionado, there’s an event tailored just for you. Embrace the diverse offerings and make this weekend a memorable journey through the heart of Qatar’s entertainment and cultural scene.