As expected, Filipinos in Qatar will never let a long holiday pass by without celebrating as a community. This coming Eid Al Adha 2017, everyone can expect another full-packed calendar of events with a new set of organizers taking on the chairmanship of the much-anticipated Piyestahan 2017.

While the previous community events had set a high benchmark in terms of value and creativity, it is expected that the upcoming PIYESTAHAN 2017 will also showcase a unique festivity that will continue the tradition of “bayanihan” from the Filipino expat community in Qatar.

Organizers and sponsors during the event’s PRESS CONFERENCE last 29th August 2017



We were invited to the event’s press conference where members of the media are given a glimpse of what looked like a very festive and glamorous celebration. There were new segments being introduced on the usual programming, select exhibitors and sponsors were also present in support of the event, while the organizers assured everyone that planning and security are all in place to ensure its overall success.

Here are some of the activities to look forward to during the Piyestahan Sa Doha to be held at Sapphire Plaza Hotel (September 1-3, 10am – 10pm). Timing may change without prior notice.


Day 1 (September 1 – FRIDAY):

  • 10:00am – 11:30pm Food Festivals/Vendors/Exhibits
  • 01:00pm – 03:30pm PIYESTAHAN 2017 Grand Opening
  • 03:30pm – 04:00pm Relaunch of Kulinarya Qatar
  • 04:00pm – 08:00pm “Kolorete” Make-up Contest by TEAM ARTIST with Karaokray” by MUSIC HOUSE 
  • 08:00pm to 10:00pm “Yugyugan sa Plaza” with special guest DJs

Day 2 (September 2 – SATURDAY):

  • 09:00am – 10:30am “Morning Energize” by FILIPINO FITNESS & HEALTH IN QATAR
  • 10:30am – 11:30am “Videoke Star of the Day” (Elimination Round) by MUSIC HOUSE
  • 12:30pm – 03:30pm “HipHop Dance Battle” by QATAR FITNESS SQUAD
  • 04:00pm – 06:30pm “Munting Prinsipe at Prinsesa” (Talent Night)
  • 06:30pm – 07:00pm  Surprise Guest and Raffle Draws
  • 07:00pm – 10:00pm “Duet to Win It” by THE MAHARLIKANS

Day 3 (September 3 – SUNDAY):

  • 09:00am – 10:30am “Morning Energize” by FILIPINO FITNESS & HEALTH IN QATAR
  • 12:30pm – 02:30pm “Family-Han” by WEGO QATAR 
  • 02:30pm – 03:30pm “Teklado at Kwerdas” by MUSIC HOUSE 
  • 03:30pm – 04:00pm “Videoke Star of the Day” (FINALS) by MUSIC HOUSE
  • 04:00pm – 08:00pm “Munting Prinsipe at Prinsesa” (Coronation Night)
  • 08:00pm – 10:00pm  FREE TIME



Sapphire Plaza Hotel is a new 4-star hotel located in Bin Mahmoud area right at the back of Lamborghini Showroom (Al Muftah Plaza Building) which is right along Al Rayyan Road fronting Rumailah Hospital in between Hamad signal and Mannai Round About – location here.

One of the hallways leading to the ballroom
Part of the main hall where major events will be held

The hotel has all the facilities and amenities for any events as well as for a relaxing staycation. If you are considering to spend Eid al Adha while enjoying the Filipino festivities right there at the venue, one can avail of their on going promotion: Book the first TWO DAYS of Eid (QR399/night) and get the THIRD NIGHT FOR FREE with All Day Open Buffet! Reserve on or before 31st August 2017. Subject to availability.

Best Life Qatar was given a privilege to have a room tour of the actual accommodations. What you see is what you get!

An actual deluxe room for only QR399/night

The hotel’s interior atrium provides a feeling of space plus a natural light during the day
Al Maha Restaurant – where the all day buffet will be served (during the promo period). It is quite small for the expected  influx of guests but the staff assured that they have plans to extend the dining area to accommodate more.
The hotel lobby… simple yet very accommodating.

To book a room, please contact Sapphire Plaza Hotel at +974 4033 7000 or thru their website



Piyestahan 2017 is definitely an alternative event for those who still do not have plans for Eid. Aside from the usual food and non-food bazaars that many “tiangge” and food lovers will surely like, guests will also be delighted with non-stop program and entertainment all throughout the day. For more details and updates, please check out the official facebook page of Piyestahan 2017.

Tara na at maki-PIYESTAHAN SA DOHA!



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