Qatar has a population of just under three million. Alongside the local Qataris, expatriates make up over 80% of the total, of which there are around 100 different nationalities. Many expats come from neighbouring Arab countries, but there are also people from the four corners of the world. People from India, Pakistan and Nepal, the Philippines, Indonesia, China, Japan and Korea, America and Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, France, Germany and the Netherlands, South America, Australia, New Zealand, and more - Qatar is a melting pot of cultures. And all of those different people and cultures need to be entertained!
Entertainment is something that Qatar does exceptionally well. In a country that is in one of the hottest parts of the world, diversions are especially important during the summer months when much of life is lived inside. And so, Qataris are masters at indoor recreational activities. However, the nation is also well prepared for the cooler months of winter when people celebrate the freedom of being out in the fresh air and, of course, the greatest influx of tourists arrive in the country.
Indeed, Qatar offers a wide range of diversions for its audiences, with plenty of options to meet varied cultural interests. You can find musicals, ballets and plays in theatre houses, stage shows in malls, a philharmonic orchestra, operas, gigs, music concerts and karaoke throughout the year and cultural performances in open-air theatres to street performances and shows during the winter months. There are comedy clubs, circuses, fashion shows, carnivals, fairs and festivals; plenty of activities keep everyone amused and entertained.