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Qatar Tourism announces concerts, forums, cultural events, and sports tournaments in May 2024 Events Calendar


Qatar Tourism is gearing up to host a month packed with exciting events, exhibitions, tournaments, and forums in May. The month will mark first-ever performances in Qatar of various popular music artists and bands. May will also mark the return of several festivals and exhibits that aim to raise awareness on latest technological and economic advancements and current affairs. Residents and visitors would also get the chance to enjoy live music, art, sports, and cultural experiences.


Commenting on the festivities, Sheikha Noor Abdulla Al-Thani, Head of Tourism Events at Qatar Tourism, said: “Qatar Tourism collaborates extensively with various governmental stakeholders, including ministries, agencies, and local authorities, to carefully craft a vibrant and diverse calendar of events aimed at enhancing Qatar's tourism sector. This concerted effort involves strategic coordination and meticulous planning to curate an array of captivating experiences, festivals, and cultural gatherings that appeal to both domestic and international visitors. By leveraging the unique cultural heritage, natural attractions, and dynamic urban landscape of Qatar, these meticulously planned events serve as catalysts for boosting tourism engagement, fostering economic growth, and showcasing Qatar's rich tapestry of traditions, hospitality, and innovation on the global stage.”


Italian music legend, Andrea Bocelli, will be performing in Qatar for the first time on May 13 at Lusail Multipurpose Hall. The concert is a great opportunity for classical and pop music fans to witness one of the most renowned tenors in the world live.

Qatar Economic Forum 2024 (QEF) will take place from May 14 to 16 as the Middle East’s leading news-driven event dedicated to global business and investment. It brings together professionals and experts in the field to facilitate discourse on economic issues and topics through multidimensional perspectives. 

Forums, summits, and educational events

The Qatar CSR Summit is being held from April 30 to May 2 at the College of Business and Economics at Qatar University. The summit brings together experts, professionals, and stakeholders in the fields of business and economics to discuss corporate social responsibility in Qatar in alignment with economic, social, and environmental objectives.

Doha International Book Fair – one of Qatar’s biggest and most popular book fairs – will be making its return to Doha Exhibition and Convention Center from May 9 to 18. The Build Your House 2024 will be held from May 13 to 16 at Qatar National Convention Center, an all-new format exhibition which showcases construction and renovation issues in Qatar. Project Qatar 2024 will be held from May 27 to 30 at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, in its 20th anniversary. The exhibition is one of the biggest trade exhibitions in the country for construction and building materials’ industries experts and investors to showcase developmental plans and initiatives.

The Smart Manufacturing Exhibition will take place from May 27 to 30 at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center. With industry experts and leaders, the exhibition will showcase technological advancements and innovations pertaining to smart manufacturing (automation, digitalisation, and intelligent systems). The Google Cloud Summit Doha will take place on May 28 at Stadium 974, for technology and artificial intelligence experts, professionals, and enthusiasts to come together and exchange discourses on the latest technology trends, issues, and perspectives. 

Music, concerts, and live entertainment

Music icon Bob Marley’s band, the Wailers’ concert will be hosted on May 2 at Doha Golf Club, an exciting opportunity for reggaeton fans. The Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D Major will be held on May 4 at Qatar National Convention Center, for violin music enthusiasts. Ramp Rush Show will be performed at the Oasis Stage at Mall of Qatar from May 2 to 9.

The renowned Lebanese singer, Moeen Shreif’s concert will be held on May 9 at Bagatelle Beach Club on Al Maha Island. The One Piece Festival is set to take place from May 9 to 11 at Geekdom Building – a perfect opportunity for Anime fans to explore this show’s festival.

Renowned British singer and songwriter James Blunt will be performing a concert in Qatar on May 23 at Doha Golf Club, and British-duo DJ CamelPhat will be performing on May 31 at Doha Golf Club, for house and techno house fans to enjoy.

Arts, exhibits, and cultural events

The 10th edition of the Senyar Festival is taking place now until May 3 at Katara Beach, and serves as an annual initiative to preserve Qatar’s maritime cultural heritage. The Palestinian Cultural Heritage Festival 2024 is also taking place now till May 4 at the Southern Side of Katara Cultural Village, where visitors can learn more about the culture of Palestine.

The ‘Fashioning an Empire: Watercolour Painting Workshop for Adults’ will take place from May 12 to 14 at the Museum of Islamic Art, where visitors can participate in an art workshop while learning about imperial history. The Berber Jewelry Collection from the Royal Palace Exhibition is running till May 20 at the Museum of Islamic Art, displaying rare and exclusive collections of gems and jewels from Berber culture.

The unique women’s fashion exhibition, Zinatha Exhibition, will be taking place from May 26 to June 1 at Al Hazm Galleria. The Golden Spider Silk Exhibition is running now till July 6 at the Temporary Exhibition Gallery at the Museum of Islamic Art, centred around the species of spider that produces silk.


The Al Samriya Challenge 2024 will be held on May 3 at Al Samriya Estate. The Qetaifan Island North Aquathlon will be held on May 4 at Meryal Waterpark, where visitors can witness water sport competitions. The Qatar Karting Championship 2024 will be inaugurated on May 6 and run through till June 11 at Lusail International Circuit for motorsport enthusiasts.

The High Jump What Gravity Challenge Championship will take place on May 9 at Katara Ampitheater. The Wanda Diamond League will be held on May 10 at Qatar Sports Club, where track and field athletes will be competing. HYROX will be hosted from May 10 to 11 at Aspire Dome, showcasing functional fitness and endurance. The Qatar Cup Handball Final is set to take place on May 21 at Duhail Handball Sports Hall.

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About Qatar Tourism

Qatar Tourism’s mission is to establish Qatar as a place where cultural authenticity meets modernity, and where people of the world come together to experience unique offerings in culture, sports, business and family entertainment, rooted in Service Excellence. Qatar Tourism will regulate and develop the tourism industry, encouraging investment from the private sector. It will set the national strategy for the tourism sector, reviewing it periodically and overseeing its implementation, with the aim of diversifying tourism offerings in the country and increasing visitor spend. Through our network of international offices in priority markets, and cutting-edge digital platforms, Qatar Tourism is expanding Qatar’s presence globally and enhancing the tourism sector.