As the calendar flips to March, Qatar gears up once again to host an eclectic mix of events, catering to diverse interests and passions.
Following a vibrant February filled with international engagements such as the AFC Asian Cup and the Web Summit Qatar, the country continues its momentum with an array of activities set to attract and engage both residents and visitors.
One of the highlights is the Luminous Festival 2024, which illuminated Al Sa’ad Plaza along Lusail Boulevard since its launch on February 21. This dazzling event, organised by Qatar Tourism (QT) in collaboration with Qatari Diar, will conclude Saturday. It showcases mesmerising light shows, interactive installations, and live entertainment, blending Qatari heritage with contemporary culture.
Thousands of attendees marveled at the fusion of creativity and innovation, marking the conclusion of QT’s winter offerings.
Meanwhile, the Arab Design Now Exhibition, part of Design Doha, has been captivating audiences since its opening on February 24 at M7 Msheireb. Curated by Rana Beiruti, the exhibition celebrates design excellence across the Levant, the Gulf, and North Africa, offering insights into regional creativity and innovation.
Simultaneously, another exhibition titled ‘Crafting Uzbekistan: Tradition in Threads’ at M7 Msheireb showcases Uzbekistan's rich artistic heritage, featuring rare artefacts and modern handcrafted treasures. Visitors have been treated to a journey through the evolution of Uzbekistan's applied arts, witnessing the fusion of tradition and contemporary design.
Art enthusiasts have been flocking to the Fire Station: Artist in Residence to witness ‘Electric Idyll,’ Qatar Museums’ (QM) first survey exhibition dedicated to Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist in the Middle East and North Africa. With over 650 sq m, the exhibition offers a hypnotic digital landscape, showcasing Rist’s celebrated works alongside new participatory pieces.
The Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (Dimdex) will be held at the Qatar National Convention Centre from March 4 to 6. With the theme “Igniting the Future of Maritime Security and Beyond,” Dimdex promises to showcase the latest innovations in maritime defense, drawing enthusiastic participation from both domestic and international exhibitors.
Sports enthusiasts can look forward to the adrenaline-pumping MotoGP Qatar Airways Grand Prix 2024 at the Lusail International Circuit from March 8 to 10. The night-time spectacle promises thrills and excitement as riders take on the unique challenge of the illuminated track, marking a highlight in Qatar's sporting calendar.
In addition, the Arab Agro Forum returns as part of Expo 2023 Doha at Al Bidda Park from March 6 to 7, gathering specialists and experts to discuss the future of agriculture and food security in the Arab world.
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