Qatar Annual Events


Annual Events held in Qatar

Qatar Annual Events include golf, tennis and film


Doha International Trade Fair

Exhibitions Center, Doha. The one-week event involves participation of traders from across the globe. The event has helped in promoting Qatar further as a tourist destination.

The International Trade Fair in Doha is a shopper’s paradise, with several services and products being showcased under a single roof. The exhibition is the right opportunity for shopaholics. There are a range of regional and international brands offering discounts which makes shopping during the event more memorable. The main products on the display are designer clothing, leather products, books, antiques, electronics, carpets, furniture, glassware, giftware, handicrafts, stationary, jewelry, footwear, health products and toys.


Doha International Book Fair

Doha International Book Fair is an annual event showcasing writing and publishing from around the world.


Annual Doha Cultural Festival

The Doha Cultural Festival is held in March and is the biggest event of its kind, attracting hundreds of tourists every year into Qatar. The event showcases the cultural aspect of the region. The event is held under the guidance of H.H. Al Sheikh Hamad Ben Khalifa Al Thani, the Prince of Qatar.

The festival includes various programs including music, poetry, theatre and dance that promote the heritage and culture of Qatar. Tourists also get to explore various photography, art galleries, and fashion houses during the Doha Cultural Festival. There are several plays that are a hit among the international folklore at the event. They help children too, to understand Qatar in a better way.

Singing and poetry, in particular, draw good response not only from locals, but also from tourists. Special arrangements are carried out so that singers and poets find the event more attractive to participate.

The event also involves distribution of awards to pioneers in the field of culture production. The event is a true reflection of the values and heritage of Qatar.


Doha Tribeca Film Festival

The Doha Tribeca Film Festival is held every year. It celebrates the best of Arab and international film. We at the Doha Film Institute are thrilled to unveil Ajyal, our brand-new film festival for youth. It’s going to be five jam-packed days of cinema that will inspire creative interaction among generations of film-goers. Ajyal is without a doubt the most exciting new event for young people in Doha’s cultural calendar.

Read More: Ajyal Youth Film Festival


Brand Italy Expo

It will feature a large number of the biggest and most important Italian companies, reflecting the quality and experience of the Italian industry and technology in Qatar.

The event will invite top companies in the fields of engineering, architecture, furniture, hotels, construction and specialised companies in sports and research centres in the field of renewable energy.

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Qatar Masters Golf Tournament

Qatar Masters is a popular golfing tournament which draws golf enthusiasts entering Qatar, as they wait to watch the spectacular event. The event began in 1998 to promote golf in Qatar. Over the years, this sport event is extremely popular world-wide.

Qatar Masters is played at the famous Doha Golf Club. Over the past few years, there has been a steady increase in participation at the event. The world-class amenities at the golf course have also contributed in promoting the event.

Qatar Masters is one of the three European tour golf tournaments played in Persian Gulf. The other two are Dubai Desert Classic and Abu Dhabi Golf Tournament. Qatar Masters gained recognition by the Asian Tour in 2005.

Qatar Masters is one of the popular sporting events in the region. The huge price money offers to the winner of the event also draws several top golf players from across the world, to participate in the event. Tourists who love golf, usually do not miss the opportunity to watch the match at Qatar Masters Golf Tournament.


Qatar Open Tennis Tournament

Qatar Open is one of the most popular tennis tournaments in the region. It plays a vital role in promoting tennis in Qatar. Qatar houses several popular tennis clubs including Al Saad, Al Arabi, Al Rayyan and Al Ahli Sports Clubs.

The first ATP Qatar Open was only for men, played in January 1993. Over the year, it grew in popularity, with several top tennis stars, including Boris Becker, Enquist, Pete Sampras, Marc Rosset, Nicolas Kiefer, and Fabrice Santoro, having played in Qatar.

Qatar open attracts several visitors and players to the region, and helps in boosting tourism in the region. Earlier, there were just three local tournaments organized throughout the year, but now, numerous tournaments including those by private clubs are held on regular basis.

Read More: Qatar Tennis   |  ATP World Tour 


IAAF Diamond League

The IAAF Diamond League encompasses 32 individual Event Disciplines, with a points scoring ‘Diamond Race’ which runs throughout the 14 meeting series. Winners of each Diamond Race will get a Diamond Trophy, a cash prize, a wild card for the IAAF World Championships (certain conditions apply) but more importantly, will have shown season long consistency to earn the unchallenged honour of being the World Number 1.

From the links on this page you can access the Rules, Points System and Prize Money Structure of the Diamond Race.

Furhter below you can easily access the current Diamond Race standings, the results as well as the schedule of the current year.

Read More: Diamond League Doha


Website for All Events Qatar: Qatar Events Diary