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ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURE IN QATAR
It’s not just the Qatar economy that’s booming. The country provides a wide variety of cultural activities and fun pastimes, from comedy clubs and museums to sports complexes and the region’s top restaurants. Here are just a few places you may enjoy.

KATARA CULTURAL VILLAGE
Qataris are very proud of their heritage, which you can discover at Katara Cultural Village. A great place to walk around and learn about traditional architecture, the village boasts an impressive collection of art galleries, artisanal workshops, photo exhibits and an amphitheatre that holds regular concerts.There are also a wide variety of restaurants to suit every palate. Don’t forget to hitch a lift on a complimentary buggy that also doubles as a friendly guide! www.katara.net

PUBLIC PARKS
Qatar has a number of highly attractive parks, welcome spots of greenery and ideal for family trips. Some of the most visited parks include: Aspire Park Corniche Park Bidaa Park

Residents can also enjoy safe and attractive beaches, and a wide variety of sports and outdoor activities. Football is very popular throughout the country, and state-of-the-art facilities for many sports can be found in Qatar.

USEFUL INFORMATION ONCE YOU’VE SETTLED IN QATAR.

ID CARD

An ID card called QID (Qatar ID) is compulsory for all residents over the age of 18 and must be carried with you at all times. It is issued with your RP. You will be asked to produce it for official purposes (like opening a bank account or requesting a telephone line), or when visiting secure areas like schools, offices and compounds.

NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

  • End of year closing: 1st January
  • Sports day: Second Tuesday in February
  • First Sunday in March
  • Eid Al Fitr: three working days after the end of 29th Ramadan
  • Eid Al Adha: three working days starting from 9th of Zul Hijjah
  • Qatar National Day: 18th December

SCHOOLS:

Some of the more well-known educational establishments include:

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