Friday, September 21, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
We are holding an 'event' and what we are doing is hosting a night out for all the 'clans' here in Doha. That means all the clubs/ societies/ etc that we can reach prior to Oct 18th.
We can seat 350 in the Large Tent at the Golf Club, and we will have to get tickets sold 7 days in advance to pay for everything, so it will be first come first served.
We are NOT soliciting funds, asking for donations, or anything else to do with charity. We are simply getting together. This is a chance for all the groups to meet under one roof, so that we can finally see who we all are.
It should be a night of fun and games, and of course 'dressy uppy'. All 'clans' should come in their 'clan' costumes, whatever they may be.
So pass on the details to everyone in the various groups. This is open to everyone too, who has not joined a clan, but would like to round off their Eid holiday with a bit of a 'splash'.
As this is a combined effort, anyone who would like to participate in making the 'event' happen, may call either 5206824, or 5206902 and we will have you tying ribbons on tickets, or hoisting material up onto walls, or whatever else you may be expert in.
Get your tickets for the fabulous 'Under Arabian Skies' Ball at Doha Golf Club. It’s a unique event, bringing together people from all the Doha 'clans' - societies, groups and organisations around the city – and anyone who simply wants to have a great night out.
Black tie, clan costume, or national dress. So dust off that glam gown, cute kilt or super sari.
There will be raffles and prizes, fun and games, music & dancing - with Doha's finest DJ Andy Ford.
So pass on these details to everyone you know, get your friends and colleagues together and buy your tickets now. Should you wish, you may buy whole tables of ten.
Tickets cost QR250 and include a delicious buffet, wine with the meal, and a welcome drink.
Buy your tickets from Doha Golf Club from Sunday 30 September. Events Manager Caroline Koorts is selling the tickets. She is available Sunday - Thursday between 09:00 - 14:00 and Saturdays between 10:00 - 12:00.
LAST DAY FOR PURCHASE OF TICKETS - OCT 10th. So hurry because it’s first come first served.
Should you wish more information about the event, call Fi 5206902 or Lupe 5065635.
'Under Arabian Skies'
Celebrate Eid with a Grand Ball at Doha Golf Club
Thursday 18 October
Delicious Buffet & Wine with Meal
Music from Top DJ Andy Ford
Superb Raffle Prizes
Tickets 250 QR
Black Tie, Clan Costume or National Dress
Tickets available from Doha Golf Club
For more information call Lupe 506-5635 or Fi 520-6902
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Actually any day would be if you say you saw this Blog Advert I'm sure!
Ramadan Hrs: 9 - 1:00 & 7:30 - 12:00
M. Ashraf Sofi - Sales Manager
Abdullah Bin Thani Street; Doha, Qatar
Kashmiri Carpets, Jewellery, Shawls & Handicrafts
Here's a photo of Ashraf in the Shop too -
Nice Carpet Sales Guy - really, rare...
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Family Food Centre (Airport Road, Al Rayyan )
Sat – Thurs 8:30am – 4:30pm 7:00pm – 1am
Friday 8am – 10:30am 12:30pm – 4:30pm 7:00pm – 12am
Bakery available only after Iftar
Carrefour (Villagio & City Center )
Sat – Thurs 9am – 1 am
Friday 9am – 11:30am 12:30pm – 1 am
Sat – Thurs 8:30am – 1am
Friday 8am – 1130am 12:30pm – 12am
Sat – Thurs 8am – 2pm 7pm – 1am
Friday 9am – 11:30am 1pm – 1am
Bakery available Q- Mart (The Mall)
Sat – Thurs 9am – 1am
Friday 9am – 11:30am 12:30pm - 1am
Sat – Thurs 9am – 1am
Friday 9am – 11:30am 12:30pm – 1am
Bakery available only by 4pm
Sat – Fri 9 am – 300am
Boutiques & other Shops inside the Shopping Malls:
Shopping Malls Ramadan Timings (Sat – Thurs)
Doha Clinic 9:30 am – 12:30pm 8pm-12am
Post Office (Al Mirghab)
Sun – Thurs 8 am – 1pm 8pm – 12:00 am
Sat 8 am – 11am 8pm – 10 pm Closed Friday
General Post Office (Al Corniche)
same hours except Sat 8pm - 11pm
Qtel (Hyatt Plaza, City Centre, Landmark and Lulu Hyper)
1000am – 300pm 8:00pm – 11:30 pm
Honda Quick Service 8:00 am – 200pm 7:00 – 1am
The following Hotels /Clubs will be serving BF & Lunch during Ramadan
Ramada Hotel Hyde Park Coffee Shop: (BF & Lunch)
Za Moda : (Lunch) Italian Menu a’ la carte’ only
Iftar Buffet offered at Hotels/Clubs:
Hotels Restaurants Amount (QR) per head Approx. opening time
Friday, September 7, 2007
73, Al Bustan Village
Wedensday 12th September
All are welcome!
Timing: 09:00 - 12:00 and 16:00 to 19:00
I will be having open house to show my new collection of silver jewellery, paintings and silk batik from Bali (invitation attached - see below).
Hope to see you.
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Bali, a small island in Indonesia has been a favorite of artists for the past century due to its unique culture and the dreamlike idyllic landscapes.
Come and see an exhibition of Balinese silver jewellery, paintings and silk batik just arrived from Bali.
Many New Styles
Venue: 73, Al Bustan Village
(Turn right on C-Ring just before exit to
Wednesday 12th September 2007
09:00 to 12:00 and 16:00 to 19:00
Hope to see you.
Phone: 5488 272
Oktoberfest is coming to Ramada Plaza!
On the 18th & 19th of October
join us in Shehrazad
for 2 days of fun & laughter
whilst dancing to the live
German folk bank "Dirndljager"
and eating the traditional buffet
prepared by our German Head Chef Jurgen Lepping
Tickets can be purchased at our box office on 428-1555
for only QR 99 net which includes entrance, live music, and the buffet
Bavarian draught beer will be on sale
Door open at 7:00 PM
Please find attached the invitation for the next "Stammtisch"
Bar staff will prepare individual bills.
Looking forward to seeing you there,
Marisa Kollenberg Deutsche Botschaft Doha
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Sept 8th 12:10 & repeated at 19:10
Sept 9th 1:10 & repeated at 07:10 and 17:10
Sept 8th 15:10 and repeated at 22:10
Sept 9th 04:10 and repeated at 10:10 and 20:10
BBC World has been broadcasting the Doha Debates since January 2005. BBC World is the BBC's International, 24 hour news channel, broadcasting by satellite to nearly 300 million people in more than 200 countried an territories worldwide.
For more information please visit our website: http://www.thedohadebates.com/
Friday, August 31, 2007
What started out as an idea for a small gathering to raise funds for the Breast Cancer Awareness Organisation event 'In the Pink' has grown by huge proportions.
We already have around 30 ladies picking out something special to wear on the evening, be advised that we all have to wear a splash of pink. This is a great chance for us to raise awareness for a charity that works so hard to make a difference for those affected by breast cancer, I'm sure if we all think about it, we know at least one person who's life has been touched in some way by this.
Money raised by the nationwide (UK) day will help towards the funding of:
Online chat forums and a free helpline - a lifeline for many sufferers who often feel isolated by the disease
A service that matches people going through breast cancer with a trained volunteer who has already been through it
Courses such as the Younger Women's Forum or Living with Breast Cancer.
All of these services are free but are dependant on fund-raising campaigns such as 'In the Pink'
The cut off date for adding your name to the rapidly growing list is the 15th of September, so that we can be sure of numbers etc.
If you are interested, please contact myself on this email or mobile number 5905865 or Sam on firstname.lastname@example.org - Mobile: 564-7374
See Also "Wear It Pink" link:
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Dear Dogs and Cats...:)
For Pet Owners in Qatar
LOST ANIMAL ALERT
Adopt a Kitten or Cat
Adopt a Dog or Puppy
QL Pets and Animals Group
Qatar Living Website
Who am I?
To be placed VERY LOW on the refrigerator door - nose height
Dear Dogs and Cats,
The dishes with the paw print are yours and contain your food. The other dishes are mine and contain my food. Please note, placing a paw print in the middle of my plate and food does not stake a claim for it becoming your food and dish, nor do I find that aesthetically pleasing in theslightest.
The stairway was not designed by NASCAR and is not a racetrack. Beating me to the bottom is not the object. Tripping me doesn't help because I fall faster than you can run.
I cannot buy anything bigger than a king sized bed. I am very sorry about this. Do not think I will continue sleeping on the couch to ensure your comfort.
Dogs and cats can actually curl up in a ball when they sleep. It is not necessary to sleep perpendicular to each other stretched out to the fullest extent possible. I also know that sticking tails straight out and having tongues hanging out the other end to maximize space is nothing but sarcasm.
For the last time, there is not a secret exit from the bathroom. If by some miracle I beat you there and manage to get the door shut, it is not necessary to claw, whine, meow, try to turn the knob or get your paw under the edge and try to pull the door open. I must exit through the same door I entered. Also, I have been using the bathroom for years --canine or feline attendance is not required.
The proper order is kiss me, then go smell the other dog or cat's butt. I cannot stress this enough!
New Qatar Pets Webpage: www.freewebs.com/qatarpets/
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
in the Arab world
THE NEXT DEBATE
September 5th, 2007 - Wednesday
(7:00 PM Seating & 7:30 PM Starts at Qatar Foundation, Education City)
Motion: 'This House believes it is time to talk to Al Qaeda.'
THE LATEST DEBATE
Torture Never Justified - May 28th , 2007
A majority of the audience at the last Doha Debate of the third series, held on May 28th, agreed that the use of torture is never acceptable, even under legal supervision.
58.4% of the audience rejected the motion 'This House believes that torture is only acceptable under legal supervision"...
THE DOHA DEBATES SPECIAL
President Bill Clinton
November 16th, 2005
Former US President Bill Clinton was the guest for the first Doha Debate Special, which was held in November 2005. The theme of the event was 'the demands of leadership' where President Clinton spoke with the students about his time in the White House.
Note: You can watch this event, see more information on this debate,
& others from past debates by going to the webpage (see below)
The Doha Debates are a public forum for dialogue and freedom of speech in Qatar. They are chaired by the internationally renowned broadcaster Tim Sebastian, formerly of the BBC's HARDTalk programme, and held in the headquarters of the Qatar Foundation in Doha each month during the academic year.
For the past three years, the Doha Debates have been providing a platform for serious discussion of the hottest issues in the Arab and Islamic worlds, striving to be both controversial and informative. They have gained a huge international following through their broadcast on BBC World - the BBC's international television channel.
The Doha Debates are modeled on the Oxford Union debates. A motion is presented to the 350-strong audience and two speakers argue on behalf of the motion and two speak against it. Tim Sebastian questions the speakers on their positions, then opens the debate to questions from the audience. Finally, the audience votes for or against the motion, based on the merit of the arguments they have heard. Our invited speakers are highly regarded academics, politicians, religious figures, government officials, policy experts and journalists from around the world.
The Doha Debates are hosted and funded by the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development which is headed by Her Highness, Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser al Missned, wife of the Emir of Qatar who is pioneering educational and social reform in Qatar.
Although a project of Qatar Foundation, the Doha Debates are independently run. The Doha Debates team retains full editorial control and is solely responsible for the content of the Debates and the speakers who are invited.
The audience of the Doha Debates is made up of people living or visiting Qatar who register for tickets via the Doha Debates website. About half the audience is comprised of university and senior high school students who study in Qatar but who come from a wide range of Arab countries and beyond.
To register for tickets, please go to, 'Attend The Debates'.
All info above from Webpage: http://www.thedohadebates.com/
Note: Verified the Date/Time from the office manager of The Doha Debates via e-mail
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Location : Salwa Road South, AL Furousiya Street
Saturday, August 4, 2007
3 Movie Halls/5 Movie Shows :
Showed: Harry Potter
Return of the Oryx - Documentary
Matab Sinaee - Arabic
(man-made speed hump)
Mall Webpage: http://www.royalplazadoha.com/
Doha Movie Theaters - Movie Listings/Showtimes:
*Note: New Cinema Palace not listing on their webpage yet
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Carrefour - Children or Deluxe Hardcovers
I Spy Bookshop - Coming any day
Saturday, July 21, 2007
Learn How To Bake And Decorate Your Own Cookies
Duration: 3 hours
Fees: QR 150 per child (including all materials)
Age: From 8 to 10 years
& from 11 to 14 years
For more details pls call 413-1222
Wilton Cake Decoration
Learn how to thrill your family, your guests and yourself - all while having fun!
Everyone has fun at a Wilton session!
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Introducing Bears n Buddies Canada - your one-stop do-it-yourself headquarters for teddy bears, other stuffed animals & accessories since 2005.
We offer you a wide selection of high quality teddy bears and unstuffed animal kits that you make at home.
No more waiting at the mall in long line-ups to have stuffing blown into your new friend.
And no sewing is required - close the zipper, cut the string, and seal the industrial-strength velcro and your Buddy is ready for you!
Representative moving to Doha from Canada: Kerri
Personal Webpage: kerrig.bearsnbuddies.ca
Note: Shipment arrives next week & will notify when ready for House Parties!
E-mail her your interest now or to reserve your House Party in a few weeks time...
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
Invites you and your family to
" C O L O R
S U M M E R "
With a difference.
We will be honored if you can visit us and enjoy the 20 days colorful event & great shops' offers.
Sunday, July 8, 2007
1. Great Wall of China, China
2. Petra, Jordan *
3. Christ Redeemer Statue, Brazil
4. Machu Picchu, Peru
5. Pyramid at Chichen Itza, Mexico (Mayan)
6. Colosseum, Italy (Rome)
7. Taj Mahal, India (Agra)
The New 7 Wonders of the World will be announced during the Official Declaration ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal on Saturday, July 7, 2007 - 07.07.07.
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Eid Al-Fitr overseas trip, 13-20 October 2007.
The Yemen trip is well subscribed, but there's room for more...
Day1 Sat Oct 13
Doha – Sana’a
Transfer to the hotel, evening sightseeing of Old Souq of Sanaa,
Day2 Sun Oct 14
Full day Sanaa sightseeing with museum visit.
Overnight stay at Sanaa
Day3 Mon Oct 15
Dep to Taiz proceed to Radaa, visit Al Amaria School and proceed to Taiz via Damt, Jibla n Ibb,
Overnight at Sofitel Hotel, 5 star in Taiz
Day4 Tue Oct 16
Full day Taiz sightseeing, proceed to the top of Jabel Saber, visit Al Sharafia mosque,
Overnight at Taiz
Day5 Wed Oct 17
Return to Sanaa, proceed to Zafar & Bayt al Ashwal,
Overnight at Sanaa
Day6 Thu Oct 18
Excursion to Manakha, Al Hajarah, Bayt al Amir, Husn al Haimy, Jumah, Overnight at Sanaa
Day7 Fri Oct 19
Excursion to Wadi Dhahar, attending wedding festival (only on Fridays), proceed to Thula, Hababa, Shibam, Kawkaban, Zakati, Bukur
Overnight at Sana’a
Day8 Sat Oct 20
Transfer to the airport for Departure.
Sana’a – Doha
Tour Price with Taxes - Join the QNHG & contact above for prices as a memeber or to receive further details about this trip from their travel agent...
Also, enquiries for Bhutan & Jordan list is still open for alternative overseas trips.
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Kaingo & Mwamba Camps
4 to 5 nights at Kaingo camp followed by 4 nights at Mwamba.
Season of operation Kaingo: 20th May to 1st November.Season of operation Mwamba; 1 June to 28 October.
*June/July best Leopard spotting time!
Daily Itinerary at Kaingo
Wake-up drums (varies slightly with time of year)
Tea/coffee/cake, etc in the central chitenge
06:15 - 09:30
Morning Walk or Game Drive
Full English Breakfast
Hippo Hide trip, elephant crossing point or ebony gove/forest. Game viewing activity.
Lunch - Siesta or relax on the deck
16:00 - 19:30/20:00
Walk / Afternoon Drive / Night Drive. Stay out for sundowners and continue for night drive with spotlight.
Drinks at the bar
Dinner (3 course meal) followed by fireside chat.
More great animal photo's/info for both camps on Webpage: http://www.kaingo.com/shenton.asp
Also, recommended by one ExPat who gets to go on Safari for her Birthday surprise!
Monday, July 2, 2007
July 8, Sunday
July 24, Tuesday
Aug 7, Tuesday
Aug 21, Tuesday
Sept 11, Tuesday -
Fall First Meeting at the Ramada Hotel 9:30 AM
Posted on their webpage: http://www.tuesdayladies.piczo.com/
Go to webpage for Names/Phone Numbers to call about the where/when of each coffee
Saturday, June 23, 2007
Wednesday - Saturday
Here is lots of advance notice for anyone interested
Friday, June 15, 2007
If you're looking for an alternative day out for the family, give the exhiliaring new craze of blokarting a bash. This rather bizarre sounding activity is found to blow your hair back.
Blokarts are three-wheel drive karts with a sail: basically land yachts that are powered by the wind. They can be sailed on the beach, out in the desert or even a space as small as a tennis court.
These little karts are super-fast though and you can traverse a large area within a short space of time, so we'd recommend larger locations.
Children as young as seven can have a go, but everyone will need to be briefed first.
You can rent them for QR 50 for half-an-hour from Gulf Karts (507-2661) and if you really get into it you can buy them from QR 8,500 to QR 12,000 depending on the model. Note: for one hour the price is QR 100
Blokarting began in New Zealand around 2000.
To find out more about blokarting, log on to the http://www.gulfcarts.com/ or http://www.blokart.com/
A package for larger groups who want a morning or afternoon of fun. It is great for schools, team building or birthdays:
Five Blokarts, Safety demo, Test run / practice session, Race format / heats, Grand final for the fastest five, Prize giving
How much does it cost? The price of your fun day will vary depending on your needs. The basic package above is only QR 1500 which will give you all five blokarts for three hours without food and drinks. Groups of more than twenty people will require additional times.
Contact Details: Mobile 507-2661
Note: All info above taken from Time Out magazine, everything you need to know 2006/7 - Doha for Visitors: Sights/Shops/Restaurants/Hotels, page 68 & brochure received at school fair; Both photo's borrowed from the webpage, see their photo Gallery for more
Thursday, June 14, 2007
New York, our new destination Effective June 26, 2007, Qatar Airways will spread its wings to New York, its first move into the US market. The airline will fly four times a week to Newark’s Liberty International Airport via Geneva.
>---> >---> >---> >--->
Doha-Newark (via Geneva)
Departure 08.40 Arrival 18.55
Frequency Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun
Newark-Doha (via Geneva)
Departure 21.55 Arrival 20.15 + 1
Frequency Tues, Thurs, Sat, Sun
>---> >---> >---> >--->
Washington, our new destination Effective July 19, 2007, Qatar Airways will make its next move into the US market by flying to Washington DC. The airline will fly non-stop each day to Washington Dulles International Airport.
>---> >---> >---> >--->
Departure 11.35 Arrival 19.10
Arrival 19.00 + 1
>---> >---> >---> >--->
For further details, please visit www.qatarairways.com
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
>ExperienceQatar.com webpage has the dates as 01 July - 10 August, 2007 with only venue listed there as Qatar International Exhibition Center...
>Webpage for QIE Center does not have the Qatar Summer Wonders listed under Events or on their July/August Calendar...
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Open House - Friday June 15th
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Holly Saunder's - Al Jazeera 3
Villa 39 (near the Al Gharrafa Stadium)
All are welcome to come!
From Jordan: banners, table runners, shawls, bead necklaces, olive wood ornaments & interesting one of a kind pieces, etc...
If you cannot make it to the Sale feel free to set up an appointment to view the items anytime from the 17th - 20th of June.
You can call me and I will email you directions to my house and we can set up private sales for individuals - please do call ahead and arrange a time though, so I make sure to have it all set up!
The sale in Al Jazeera will be the last Open House before summer, but I plan to return late August and will resume sales in early September after another trip to Jordan.
Cell Phone: 655-1412
E-mail address: email@example.com
Saturday, June 9, 2007
June 7 to June 25, 2007
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Doha Marriott Hotel
This photo: A lone man on the beach...will be on display at the hotel
An "Eclectic Array" of images by Award-Winning Photographer Cynthia Martone
She is a National Photo Competition Award of Merit Winner and a Pixiport Fine Art First Place Photography Winner.
For Cynthia Martone, “Photography is the Projection of the Soul. It is capturing entrancing images that arouse an emotional experience.”
Cynthia has a number of different series of works that focus on themes that involve the unadulterated issues surrounding social justice and the absolute power of education.
Her eclectic photographic images in black and white and color reflect places, people and the lives they lead from both hemispheres of the globe. Through her photographic ardor, she brings the world to you.
An opening Reception is to be held June 6, 2007 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
For further information, please contact Linda Boukherrouba at the Marriot
Phone: 429-8807 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted first on this link: www.qatarliving.com
See Gulf Times Newspaper article: www.gulf-times.com
(dated Wed 6-6-07)
Thursday, June 7, 2007
The First Annual Doha Players Short Film Festival.
Have you always wanted to make a short film?
Do you have a short film you have been waiting to show the world?
Do you have a great story or idea, but you need a crew or camera?
The First Annual Doha Players Short Film Festival is a fun event designed to help you showcase your storytelling abilities through visual means.
We have created a web site to help share information and ideas. It is up and running now so go and check it out at http://www.dpfilmfest.vassago26.com/index.htm
Registration for the event is on line via the web site all we need is:
Full Name Contact Phone Contact Email Summary of planned production
Doha Players Executive Board
Profits to help rebuild Doha Player's Theatre
On sale at all Doha Players events and Doha Jazz gigs (see below)
The album - 'Dolphin Dance', is has contributions from both local musicians and guests from UK / USA - making a diverse collection of original compositions and standard modern jazz tunes.
Soloists from New York's Julliard School of Music and local contributions from Mark Seay, Fraser Dodd, John Petrie and Matthew Kay complete the CD
Chris started his professional musical career at Leeds College of Music where his compositions won him the 1998 Yorkshire Television prize for Jazz arranging. Collaborations with the likes of Johnny Dankworth opened the door to critical acclaim on the UK jazz scene.
In 2001 Chris moved to Doha and since that time he has been the prime mover in creating a small but vibrant jazz scene in Qatar's capital. His band "The Doha Jazz Quartet" can be seen at fortnightly Jazz nights at the Ritz Carlton. (May23rd, June6th, June 20th) and Movepick Hotel on Friday June 1st.
For more information go to: http://www.qatarmusic.co.nr/
or e mail email@example.com
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Our committment to the environment
Reducing stores impact
Limiting the environmental impact of our stores by offering environmental-friendly alternatives to our customers
Yes, they're here in Doha - buy them, use them, when they wear out you can return them to be replaced for free?
Also, they'll punch a tiny hole in the bag between one of the handles to know I guess that you've bought them when you go back to use them again...
Here's to reducing plastic bags in Doha, Qatar?!