Qatar is set to host a diverse array of events in February, featuring major sport competitions, an equestrian event, prestigious exhibitions, culinary celebrations and tech conferences.
The festivities start with the Arabian Horse Festival at Katara - Cultural Village, running from tomorrow (February 1) until February 11. It celebrates the strength, originality and pride associated with purebred Arabian horses.
Organisers noted that this 4th edition promises exceptional competitions and beautiful events on the grounds of Katara, showcasing the Global Champions Arabians Tour and the Arabian Peninsula Horse Show.
The World Aquatics Championships - Doha 2024 is set to take place from February 2 to 18, making its debut in the country and hosting around 2,600 athletes from 190 nations. The Aspire Dome, Hamad Aquatic Centre and Old Doha Port will be the venues for various competitions, offering ticketed and free viewing for spectators.
Art and luxury converge at the 20th edition of Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (DJWE), scheduled from February 5 to 11 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre, bringing together more than 500 brands from 10 countries. It will also shine a spotlight on Indian and Turkish pavilions, as well as Qatari designers.
The Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF) returns for its 13th edition from February 7 to 17 at the Expo Family Zone at Al Bidda Park. Organised by Qatar Tourism (QT), the festival will feature more than 100 stalls, live cooking shows, masterclasses, and cooking competitions with participation from renowned restaurants in Qatar and the region.
QIFF 2024 pays tribute to the Qatar-Moroccan Year of Culture 2024 and will showcase renowned chefs and personalities from the global gastronomic scene, according to QT.
The Qatar ExxonMobil Open, from February 19 to 24 at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex, will see the return of 22-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal, along with other top-ranking players, making it a must-watch on the ATP Tour calendar.
Closing the month is the Web Summit Qatar 2024, scheduled from February 26 to 29 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre. With more than 7,500 international entrepreneurs, investors, and leaders in attendance, the summit aims to boost the region's tech scene and unlock economic opportunities. Web Summit CEO Katherine Maher has underlined the event’s potential for positive social impact.
Entertainment takes centre stage with a series of concerts by renowned regional and international performers. The lineup includes Najwa Karam, OneRepublic, Nassif Zeytoun, Amine Boudchar, Nawal El Kuwaitia and Ahmed Saad, who are set to captivate audiences at various venues across Doha, including the Katara Outdoor Theatre, throughout February.
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