Argentinian Stage Show: "Malevo" at Mall of Qatar

Event Details:
Location: Mall of Qatar
Date: 18 November 2022 - 26 November 2022
Time: 03:00 pm - 09:00 pm
 

Discover the beauty of Argentinian folklore in a unique and captivating way with the famous Argentinian dance group Malevo! Hold on to your seats as this group performs the Malambo in a thrilling display of precision footwork, rhythmic stomping, and drumming.

Date and Timings:

  • 18 - 26 November
    3 pm | 6:30 pm | 9 pm

  • 20 November
    3 pm | 5 pm | 9 pm

Location: Oasis Stage, Mall of Qatar

FIFA Fan Festival

The FIFA Fan Festival will feature:
  • Live broadcasts of every match on giant screens, with views of Doha’s futuristic skyline in the background
  • Concerts starring top global and local music acts and live works by internationally acclaimed performance artists
  • A food court offering unique culinary experiences featuring local cuisine and international delicacies
  • Football matches featuring FIFA Legends and interactive physical and digital football gaming stations for fans of all ages
  • A Fans Cup featuring all 32 qualified nations for Qatar 2022
  • Innovative sponsor activations, as well as an official FIFA Store with licensed FIFA World Cup™ products

To access the FIFA Fan Festival, fans must show their Hayya Card, a mandatory requirement for FIFA World Cup ticket holders. The Hayya Card provides access to stadiums – with a valid match ticket – and the FIFA Fan Festival, as well as free public transport during the tournament. For international fans, the Hayya Card also acts as an entry permit to Qatar during the tournament.

FIFA Fan Festival opening times:

Date Time

  • 20 November 4 pm to 2 am
  • 21 November 4 pm to 2 am
  • 22-29 November 11 am to 2 am
  • 30 November to 18 December 4 pm to 2 am

Transport

Al Bidda Park is close to three Doha Metro stations:

  • West Bay Qatar Energy (Red Line)
  • Al Bidda (Red & Green Lines)
  • Corniche (Red Line) – exit from FIFA Fan Festival only

Dedicated shuttle buses will transport fans between the FIFA Fan Festival and stadiums.

Taxi and ride-hail drop-off/pick-up locations are available.

Fans can also walk to Al Bidda Park from the Corniche.

Corniche Water Show for World Cup Qatar 2022

Event Details:
Location: Corniche opposite to Al Bidda Park
Date: 20 November 2022 - 18 December 2022
Time: 03:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
Price: Free - It's free!
 

Get ready for the biggest special effects water show in the world during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022!

🕒 3:00 pm
🕞 3:30 pm
🕓 4:00 pm
🕟 4:30 pm
🕔 5:00 pm
🕠 5:30 pm
🕠 9:00 pm

Aspire Zone Pavilion activities for FIFA World Cup 2022

Event Details:
Location: Aspire Park, Qatar
Date: 19 November 2022 - 18 December 2022
Time: 03:00 pm - 11:00 pm
 
 

"Aspire Pavilion at the Heart of the Game" sports events and performances will be held at Aspire Park from November 19 until December 18, 2022, from 3 pm to 11 pm.

Aspire Pavilion features 10 sports events, 7 artistic theatrical performances, and a sports exhibition on the Qatari football journey from 1960 to 2022.

Sports events:

  • Foot Golf: Players try and kick a ball into a hole in as few shots as possible.
  • Target Wall: Players have to kick the ball through holes with different values – each player will get three chances to amass as many points as possible.
  • Connect 4 – Kick and Aim: Kick the ball accurately into the right pocket to win.
  • 4 In A Line: Like the game of ‘Connect 4’ the aim is to get 4 balls of the same color in a row to win.
  • Skee Ball: The player must kick the ball into the pockets. The player with the highest number of points wins the game.
  • Foose ball Tables: A tabletop game based on football. The aim of the game is to control players on a rob to score goals while preventing your opponent from scoring.
  • Foot Pool: The player uses a white ball to strike other colored balls in order to put them in pockets. Players of each batch will get 2 chances to play.
  • VR Game: Virtual Reality football-based games with screens and WIFI.
  • Sub Soccer: Sit and enjoy playing football just by using your feet.
  • Jump Like Ronaldo: Can you jump as high as Ronaldo?

Shows:

  • Tanoura Dance: 2 shows daily – except on weekends
  • African Dance: 2 shows on weekends
  • Philippines Dance: 2 shows on weekends
  • Mascots Parade: 2 shows daily – except weekends
  • Football Juggler: 2 shows daily
  • Bollywood Dance: 2 shows on weekends
  • Traditional Ardha: 2 shows on Qatar National Day

The Aspire Pavilion will highlight the Foundation's continuing role in rising the quality of sports in Qatar, and the community health awareness by Aspetar which features the "Healthy Lifestyle Awareness and Education Zone", "Health Medical Check Up Zone", and "Physically Active Zone".

The event aims to give visitors an exceptional experience that will be remembered by the public during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.

Note: The tickets/entrance fee are to be confirmed.

 

QetaiFAN Beach Fest

Event Details:
Location: Qetaifan Island North in the new City of Lusail
Date: 19 November 2022 - 18 December 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 04:00 am
Ticket Purchase:Online
 
 

There has never been an entertainment event quite like QetaiFAN Beach Fest. Organized by Qetaifan Projects and UVentures, together with Madaeen Al Doha Group and in strategic partnership with Fusion Hospitality and Exhibitions, the best fest is an independent entertainment zone at the iconic beachfront of Qetaifan Island North in the new City of Lusail – home to the stadium that will stage this Qatar’s 2022 World Cup Final.

 

The festival brings together people from different cultures and all walks of life through the "International languages" of music and football. In addition to a premium fan camp alongside the beachfront site, the event offers a variety of attractions and entertainment.

Date and Timings:

  • November 19 - December 18, 2022, from 10 am to 4 am

Check out the international stars who will take the center stage at the forthcoming, month-long QetaiFAN Beach Fest – at the iconic Qetaifan Island North in Lusail during the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

Performers:

  • French Montana - 24 November 2022
  • Ryan Castro - 30 November 2022
  • Oxlade - 7 December 2022
  • CeeLo Green - 10 December 2022
  • Alex Sensation - 8 December 2022

More artists announced

QetaiFAN Beach Fest have confirmed five additional exciting artists for the much-awaited festival experience on the beachfront at Qetaifan Island North in Lusail, Qatar including worldwide recognized Latin talent.

Performers:

  • Mariah Angeliq - 26 November 2022
  • Dimelo Flow - 27, 28, 29, 30 of November and 1 December 2022
  • JQuiles - 29 November 2022
  • ChocQuibTown - 9 December 2022
  • CKAY - 11 December 2022

Ticket prices:

  • General Admission (USD 65) - QR 237 (Early bird)
  • Premium (USD 500) - QR 1820
  • VIP (USD 1500) - QR 5462

Group purchase discounts:

  • General Admission (groups more than 10 people): (USD 10) - QR 36.4 per ticket
  • Premium Admission (groups more than 10 people): (USD 50) - QR 182

With one month to go and the excitement building up, QetaiFAN Beach Fest promises to be the best immersive entertainment experience for the fan journey in Qatar!

Arcadia Electronic Music Festival 2022

Event Details:
Location: Near Ras Bu Fontas metro station
Date: 19 November 2022 - 19 December 2022
Time: 10:00 am - 05:00 am
Ticket Purchase: Online
 
 

Alchemy Project Entertainment, in association with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC), is proud to reveal the first line-up names for the Arcadia Electronic Music Festival.

Over 150 of the most renowned global artists are coming to Doha to fire up 3 iconic stages of Arcadia, Doha’s most anticipated electronic music festival, starting from 19 November to 19 December 2022.

Details:

  • 19 November 2022 until 19 December 2022
  • Location: Ras Bu Fontas, in front of Ras Bu Fontas metro station
  • Minimum age: 21+ years old

Timings: 10:00 am - 5 am | Doors open at 10:00 am

 

Arabian Night Lusail

Event Details:
The venue opened recently with a soft launch that will see its gates open from 6 pm until midnight. The timings will change from 12 pm to 2 am, starting Thursday, November 17, 2022, when the grand opening happens. The fan zone will charge an entry fee of QR20 per person. 
 

Every day they will have different types of entertainment, musical & cultural

 

 

Panda House Park, Al Khor Park

Panda House Park (Al Khor) is now open to visitors as announced by the Ministry of Municipality.

This is your chance to visit the giant panda pair Suhail and Thuraya!

Terms and regulations:

  • Tickets must be booked via the Oun application (the only way to purchase tickets as of now).
  • The ticket is valid for one day only, specifically for the day and time the ticket has been booked for - it cannot be used on another day.
  • The ticket is not refundable.
Details:
  • Location: Al Khor Park
  • Timings: 10 am to 6 pm
  • Tickets: Adults - QR 50 | Children under 14 years - QR 25

Ministry of Interior building daily laser show

Event Details:
Location: Ministry of Interior Building, Al Istiqlal Street (Near Al Bidda Park)
Date: 20 November 2022 - 18 December 2022
Time: 06:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Ticket Purchase: No tickets needed
 

Details:

  • Location: Ministry of Interior building, Al Istiqlal Street
  • Timings: Daily - 6 pm to 11 pm (shows will take place every hour)

Cost of living in Qatar 2022

When it comes to Middle Eastern countries, Qatar is up there with the best of them. Along with all the fun things to do, this is also one of the safest and most tranquil countries in the world.

One of the most crucial things to think about before moving your entire life to Qatar is how much money you'll need once you get here. Rent, groceries, gas, electricity, and internet service are just few of the things that make up a person's monthly living costs. How much will your stay in Qatar cost?

According to the website Numbeo, the cost of living in Doha is almost 40% less than in New York City (without rent), which places it at number 228 on the Current Cost of Living Index by City in 2022 and number 17 in Asia with a 60.03 Cost of Living Index.

All stated prices are in Qatari Riyals and were verified by research on July 6, 2022.

Accommodation

Prices in Qatar in 2022

Some expats in Qatar are sponsored by corporations that also provide them with housing, while others receive an allowance from their employers. In the event that lodging is not arranged for you, you are free to choose any hotel in Qatar. You should plan for this as one of your largest costs.

House hunters in Qatar can choose from a wide variety of apartment buildings, villas, and serviced apartments. Studio apartments all the way up to three bedroom apartments, both furnished and unfurnished, are available for rent. Most villas have many bedrooms. The Pearl-Qatar, Msheireb Downtown Doha, Lusail City, etc. are all examples of relatively new and upscale residential communities in Qatar, and as a result, they command higher rents than older or more run-down neighborhoods elsewhere in the country.

It is possible to find affordable housing in the aforementioned places by conducting a search on Property Finder. A studio in Lusail City could be rented for QR 5,500, while a 3-bedroom apartment in The Pearl-Qatar could be rented for QR 24,200, both of which are unfurnished. In other parts of Doha, you can get decent housing at a lower cost. Property Finder shows that the monthly rent in Abu Hamour to Al Rayaan or Najma for an unfurnished studio apartment is QR 2,500, and for an unfurnished three-bedroom apartment is QR 7,000.

Utilities

Water & Power

The Qatar General Power and Water Corporation, or KAHRAMAA for short, is Qatar's sole provider of both electricity and water.

Electricity Tariff

(1 - 2000) 0.11

(2001 - 4000) 0.13

(4001 - 15000) 0.18

(15001 - 9999999999) 0.26

 

Water  Tariff

 (1 - 20)            5.5

 (21 - 250)         7

 (251 - 9999999999)    10

 

Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Shafaf)

WOQOD is a major supplier of gas cylinders and household LPG to many different communities in Qatar. These cylinders are widely available, too, at any grocery or gas station.

For your convenience, WOQOD has listed the prices of their gas cylinders and various LPG accessories below:

Unit                                                                                                   Rates

12-kilogram Brand-New Cylinder SHAFAF                         QR 350

New Cylinder, Weight: 12 Kilograms (SHAFAF) (with GAS)       QR 365

SIX KILogram BRAND NEW CYLINDER SHAFAF         QR 275

SAFAF NEW CYLINDER (6 kilogram) (with GAS)     QR 283

Telecommunications (Internet & Mobile plans) (Internet & Mobile plans)

Ooredoo and Vodafone are the two most popular options for phone service in Qatar. Prepaid and postpaid service plans are offered by both service providers. They also offer Internet with a variety of added perks, such as telephone service.

Both Ooredoo and Vodafone provide unlimited data, domestic and international calling, and text messages with their postpaid plans. Here are Ooredoo's postpaid cellphone plan options:

Shahry 5G - Three Months for QR 94 Special (QR 130)

To get started with Qatarna 5G, you'll need to shell out QR 300 for three months (QR 420)

SIM card with 5G data service for just QR 77 for three months (QR 110)

Conversely, Vodafone provides four distinct mobile plans: two for the general public, and two for QNB cardholders and Senior Citizens/People with Disabilities. Here are Vodafone's public mobile plans:

Six months of unlimited 5G data for just QR 250. (QR 130)

Prices for U Plans begin at QR 105 per month for the first six months (QR 420)

If you're looking for residential internet service, Ooredoo's Ooredoo ONE Plan has packages that will cost you anywhere from QR 365 to QR 6,500 per year, with speeds ranging from 100 Mbps to 10 Gbps. With speeds of up to 500 Mbps, Vodafone's GigaHome service costs between QR 450 and QR 750 per month. Additional charges for things like a router, set up, extra accessories, etc. may also apply.

Food

Plenty of stores stock both domestic and international fare, making shopping for groceries in Qatar a breeze. Even more surprisingly, some stores focus on serving customers of a certain nationality.

Locally sourced or "Made in Qatar" products can be found at lower prices than their imported counterparts in many grocery stores and other retail outlets across the country.

Prices may vary by brand and retailer, but here are some common grocery store items:

QR 4.5 QFM No.1 Patent Flour (1 kg)

Roughly 3.3 cents per kilogram for tomatoes

A kilogram of cucumber in Qatar can set you around QR 4.

Cost per kilogram of Pakistani potatoes, in QR

Bananas in the Philippines cost QR 5.50 per kilogram.

The American red apple, at QR 5.50/kg,

Sheri (a type of fish) in Qatar costs between QR 11 and QR 14 per kilogram.

The price of hamour (fish) in Qatar ranges from QR 25 to QR 33 per kilogram.

QR 14 Real Milk (2 litres)

Quick Refinancing of $5.75 Milk Bread QR (medium)

It costs 14.5 QR for a pound of basmati rice (Tilda 1 kg)

It costs as little as QR14.75 per fresh chicken (1 kg)

QPR 12.50 for Brazilian beef topside (300 grams)

HydroQuant (QR) Value of Water: 1.25 (1.5 litres)

IQR 5 Eggs (large 6 pcs)

QR 17.5 for sunflower oil (1.8 litres)

Dining

Qatar's abundance of international cuisine and dining options, both in the city's streets and shopping centers, make it a potential gastronomic paradise. You can choose from any level of dining establishment, from quick food to fine dining. Prices at these locations will vary, of course. Fast food establishments often charge around QR 13 for a meal, whereas upscale dining might cost around QR 95.

At a number of places, you can get a tasty meal for as little as QR 10. Doha's bustling streets are lined with restaurants, many of which are cafeterias you won't find in shopping centers.

Check out this for a more organized meal out in Doha: I was wondering if you liked to eat. Discover the best restaurant deals right here!

Transportation

Karwa cabs, Karwa buses, the Doha Metro, and the Lusail trams are just few of the public transportation choices available in Qatar. Your greatest bets for cost-effective public transportation are the bus and the subway. You can load money onto a transportation card that works for either service.

One ride on the Karwa Bus can cost anywhere from QR 2.50 (for shorter excursions) to QR 9 (for longer travels, including to Al Shamal and Abu Samra on the Saudi border). Subway fare structures are differentiated by fare card type. The prices for the Doha metro are as follows:

Not only may you use ride-hailing apps to find and hail cabs in Doha, but you can also use traditional taxis. You'll pay different amounts for taxi rides based on the type of cab you take and where you take it. The lowest fare offered by Karwa taxis is QAR 10, while services like Uber begin at only QAR 8.

Personal Transport

Getting a driver's license, buying or renting a car, and driving yourself about Qatar is another choice. Doha, Qatar is home to a number of excellent driving schools where you can get your driver's license. Full-length lessons at driving academies cost between QR 3,300 and QR 5,000. The costs of these institutions range widely and are subject to change.

Qataris pay QR 500 (valid for ten years) for a license, while non-Qataris pay QR 250 (valid for five years). Heavier vehicles pay QR 600 (valid for ten years) for a Qatari license, while non-Qataris pay QR 300 (valid for five years) (valid for five years for non-Qataris). The cost of vision and driving exams is extra.

Fuel Costs (As of July 2022)

The current price per liter of gasoline, diesel, and super gasoline in Qatar is QR 1.95, QR 2.10, and QR 2.05, respectively. The prices listed here are subject to change.

Healthcare

The public healthcare system in Qatar is fortunately accessible to all citizens and permanent residents at no cost or at a much reduced cost. The Health Centers of Hamad Medical Corporation and Primary Health Care Corporation accept the Hamad Health Card for payment of these services. The Hamad Health Card, required for access, can be obtained for QR 100 (about US $15).

You can get your medical needs met at one of many private hospitals. The cost of seeing a family doctor in a private clinic could be anything between QR 50 and QR 400. Also, having health insurance will allow you to pay less for necessary medical care. Health insurance is something that you should inquire about with your job, as they may provide it for you.

Education

Public Schools

You'll need to put money aside for your children's education if you bring them to Qatar, unless the government provides some sort of stipend or benefits to help with that. Costs could range from free to thousands of dollars each year, depending on the grade level and institution where your kids enroll. Additional costs may be incurred for things like applications, uniforms, books, and other ephemera.

Schools for students of various nationalities and international schools exist. There may be some pricing variation among these institutions, though.

In Qatar, the annual tuition ranges from QR 22,696 for Primary children to QR 80,465 for Secondary students, illustrating the high cost of attending an international school. Philippine schools, on the other hand, charge anything from QR 6,000 per year for elementary school pupils to QR 12,000 per year for high school seniors. Indian primary school (including kindergarten) tuition costs can be as low as QR 3,700 per year and as high as QR 13,000. secondary school tuition costs can be anywhere from QR 7,000 per year and up to QR 18,000.

Public Educational Institutions

Nine districts in Qatar's public school system are now open to international students, according to the country's liberal education policy. Only Qatari citizens, children of Qatari women, citizens of other GCC nations, children of non-Qataris employed by ministries, government organizations, and institutions, and children of non-Qataris employed by private charitable organizations are eligible for enrollment to public schools in Qatar.

Homeschooling is a viable educational option apart from public and commercial institutions. You can learn more by reading this: What you need to know about homeschooling in Qatar.

Income and Expenditure in 2022 Compared to 2021

The Qatari Cost of Living in 2022

From all indications, 2022 will be an expensive year to live in Qatar, with increases expected across the board but most pronounced in housing, tuition, and gas prices. Qatar has seen a large influx of migrants and visitors in preparation for the next FIFA World Cup. Because of this, competition has increased to get housing.

The launch of 5G has led to a modest rise in the cost of telecommunications during the past year. Prices for postpaid and internet service from some Qatari carriers have dropped by an average of 2% this year.

The cost of transportation, utilities, and healthcare in Qatar are all the same as they were last year.

It's true that living in Qatar will save you money compared to a number of Western countries, but how much you save will ultimately be determined by your personal preferences and habits. When calculating how much money you need to live each month, don't forget to factor in the money you spend on things like entertainment, shopping, presents, hobbies, and other extraneous activities.

Living in one of the wealthiest countries in the world has its advantages, including but not limited to: no income tax, a low crime rate, and excellent healthcare and educational opportunities, but it isn't one of the cheapest places to live.