Saturday, June 23, 2007

Autumn Cabaret

Doha Sailing Club
Wednesday - Saturday
7th - 10th of November 2007

Here is lots of advance notice for anyone interested
in being involved in the next Cabaret.

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I am looking for acts, sketches, musical items, etc.

I will be auditioning on Sunday 4th of November.

Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th of November will be full runs.

To prepare for this there will also be several sketch writing workshops the first of which will be on Wednesday 10th June starting at 7:30 PM at Peter Phillips' Villa. Map available on request. Further scriptwriting workshops will begin again in September.

Everyone Welcome.

I will also be looking for lighting, sound and FOH people.
Do e-mail or call me on 588-2706 if you like to be involved.

Celia Scott
Director & Producer

Friday, June 15, 2007

Blokart Wind Powered Fun!

Gone with the Wind

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 or

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 Qatar Airways Flights

DESTINATION - New This Summer, June/July

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
Frequency Daily

Departure 22.55
Arrival 19.00 + 1
Frequency Daily
>---> >---> >---> >--->
For further details, please visit

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Summer Wonders - Not Happening!

>Doha Events program, Volume Winter 2007, has the dates listed as July 15 - August 15, 2007 with City Center Mall, Landmark, Hayatt Plaza & Exhibition Center as the venues...

> 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...

>No references on the webpage or on it's calendar of Events for July/August...

>Time Out, Everything you need to know 2006/7 Magazine
for visitors Doha, Sights/ Shops/ Restaurants/ Hotels
has listed on their calendar July 07 Date: 1 July - 10 Aug...
>Qatar Happening Editor per e-mails is also checking on the dates...

>Received e-mail from Director of Marketing for Qatar Tourism Authority & she says "The Qatar Summer Wonders will not take place this year," so the mystery of when/where is solved...
>See Webpage: for other events this summer or the rest of the year & we'll have to keep an eye out for the next Qatar Happenings in July/August!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Arabic Calligraphy Art Exhibition


A life & Modern Art in continuity

with the long tradition of Calligraphers.

Opening: 14 June 19h or 7:00 PM

Exhibition on 14th, 15th & 16th June

Al Jazi Compound 1&2 / 6B Nightingale

(Phone Contact: 587-6893)

As you might know already, I am leaving Qatar this summer.

This year has been of a great achievement in term of Calligraphy.

I managed to give new image of this art thru exhibitions, conferences and lessons.

The artworks produced by my students are really giving me a great proud.

I take the opportunity of this departure to organize a last exhibition with many new artworks.

Opening will start 14th of June at 19:00 PM & exhibition will continue

on Friday & Saturday 15th & 16th June.

You will be given short demonstration & explanation on Arabic Calligraphy.

Hicham Chajai

Jordan Crafts Open House

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.

Take care,

Emily Wilson

Cell Phone: 655-1412
E-mail address:

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Photo Exhibition - Cynthia Martone


Eclectic Array

June 7 to June 25, 2007
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Doha Marriott Hotel
Cafe' Trottoir

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:

Posted first on this link:
See Gulf Times Newspaper article:
(dated Wed 6-6-07)

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Cafe Ceramique Open in Doha

Imagine a haven away from the stresses of everyday life. A stylish place where friends can meet to enjoy superb casual dining, yet somewhere that is much more than a sophisticated café: a place to be inspired, where the artist in all of us is given free rein to paint beautiful, individual works of art.

Part café, part artist studio, Café Céramique is designed as a home away from home, with comfortable seating areas, art-lined walls and a relaxed, laid-back ambience.

Doha, Qatar now open in THE MALL Phone: 467-1100
Up the escalators, two entrances - from the little food court or through the furniture store
A Cafe (see sample menu on webpage) with shelves of white ceramics to choose from, then paint ceramics at the tables, leave it to be fired & return in a week to pick up...Plus a Birthday Party Room
For those not painting & just there for the coffee/snacks there is a section of tables by the windows looking out

Short Film Festival


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
Please use the web site and let us have your thoughts and ideas on what you like, and what we should add to the site to make it more useful. As this is the first event we are all learning together.

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

Peter Phillips
Social Chair
Doha Players Executive Board

CD Helps Doha Players Rebuild

"Dolphin Dance" CD
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:
or e mail

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Recycle Bags at Carrefour

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?!

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Savannah Home

Exhibition Coming Soon

You've seen Savannah Home at Landmark Mall & Royal Plaza
Now a New Shipment is coming from Tanzania, Africa
Arriving in about 2 weeks from today

Great things for summer & gifts

Per Fatma, owner - who's been in the bush for 7 weeks & has come
back after finding some really nice stuff handcrafted in Africa to offer
us for sale, which in turn helps the craftsmen/women back in Tanzania

Webpage under construction:
E-mail address:

Will post when she's set a place & time, plus when the webpage is up & running

Article about Savannah's owner was recently in Woman Today Magazine - Doha, Qatar