Friday, September 21, 2007

The Next Adventure

Worst Traffic?!

4th Largest City?!
(or is it the 5th Largest now)

But they have Art Car Parades?!

Check back for what Sharon In A Volvo will be driving next year...
Can you "guess" where I'm moving to??!!
Oh, by the way--no more Rain In Doha, sorry Girls, on to the next Blog...

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Gathering of the Clans - Under Arabian Skies Ball

Hello All the Expat's in Doha !!

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.

There will be raffles and prizes, music & dancing, and few surprises for the night.... and hopefully a happy time enjoyed by all.

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.

Looking forward to your responses.
Contact e-mail:

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
8pm onwards

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

Cashmere Carpets

Last day of Ramadan I hear everyone goes out to buy New things, like carpets - so there's a chance for a good price...

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

Cashmere Trading
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

Ramadan Timings


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
Bakery available
Mega Mart (Landmark & The Centre)
Sat – Thurs 8:30am – 1am
Friday 8am – 1130am 12:30pm – 12am
Bakery available
Giant Stores ( Hyatt Plaza)
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
Bakery available
LuLu Hypermarket
Sat – Thurs 9am – 1am
Friday 9am – 11:30am 12:30pm – 1am
Bakery available only by 4pm
Dasman Centre
Sat – Fri 9 am – 300am

Boutiques & other Shops inside the Shopping Malls:

Shopping Malls Ramadan Timings (Sat – Thurs)
The City Center 10am – 1pm 8pm - 1am
The Landmark 10am – 1:30pm 7:30pm – 12am
Hyatt Plaza 10am – 2pm 7:30pm – 1am
Villaggio 10am – 1pm 7:30pm – 1am
Royal Plaza 10am – 2pm 7:30pm – 12am
The Mall 10am – 1:30pm 8pm – 12am
The Centre 10am – 1pm 7:30pm – 1am
Centerpoint Mall 10am – 1pm 7pm – 12am
NB: All the Boutiques & shops inside the Shopping Malls will be closed in the morning on Friday & will open only at 7pm till 1am.


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
Ghassan's (Behind the Green Door) Sat - Thurs
9 am -12 pm 4 pm - 9 pm & Fri mid-day - 7 pm

The following Hotels /Clubs will be serving BF & Lunch during Ramadan

Ramada Hotel Hyde Park Coffee Shop: (BF & Lunch)
Ramada Plaza Bistro Bistro: (BF & Lunch)
French Menu Four Seasons Brasserie on the Beach: (BF & Lunch)
Intl Buffet Intercontinental Café Restaurant : Only BF
Za Moda : (Lunch) Italian Menu a’ la carte’ only
Marriott Corniche Restaurant: (BF & Lunch)
Intl Buffet Ritz Carlton The Lagoon : (BF & Lunch)
Intl Buffet Sheraton Al Shaheen Roof Top : (BF & Lunch)
Intl Buffet Movenpick Seasons Restaurant: (BF & Lunch)
Intl Buffet Grand Regency Grand Gourmet: (BF & Lunch)
Intl Buffet & a’ la carte’ Diplomatic Club Pool Side : (BF & Lunch)
a’la carte Sandwiches & Salads only
Al Sharq Village Al Liwan : ( BF & Lunch ) Set Menu Only

Iftar Buffet offered at Hotels/Clubs:

Hotels Restaurants Amount (QR) per head Approx. opening time
Ritz Carlton The Lagoon 165 +17% tax 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Sheraton Al Hubara 120 (net) 5:30pm – 8pm
Four Seasons Brasserie on the Beach 135 + + 5:30pm – 8pm
Intercontinental Café Restaurant 164 (net) 5:45pm – 8pm
Marriott Ramadan Tent @ Al Fayrouz Ballroom 135 + 17% tax 5pm – 7:30pm
Ramada Hyde Park Coffee Shop 105 + 17% tax 5pm – 7pm
Grand Regency Grand Gourmet 89 (net) 5pm – 7:30pm
Movenpick Seasons 90 + + 5pm – 7pm
Diplomatic Club Al Safeer Banquet Hall 140 + 17% tax 5pm – 7pm
Al Sharq Village Al Liwan 155 +17% tax 5:30pm – 8pm
NOTE: Please Call Ahead to Be Sure - these are last year's timings & prices!!
And Special Thank You to Kellie & her company contacts who made this comprehensive listing!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Bali Dreams

Open house

73, Al Bustan Village
Wedensday 12th September
All are welcome!
Timing: 09:00 - 12:00 and 16:00 to 19:00

Dear friends,

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.
Best regards,
Liliya Jepsen

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Bali Dreams
Open House

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
Ramada Hotel)

Wednesday 12th September 2007
09:00 to 12:00 and 16:00 to 19:00

Hope to see you.

Best regards,
Liliya Jepsen
Bali Dreams
Phone: 5488 272

Oktoberfest Ramada Plaza


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


German Stammtisch

Dear Members and Friends of the German Community in Doha,

Please find attached the invitation for the next "Stammtisch"
the monthly gathering of the German Community and friends in Doha, which will take place on:

Monday, 10 September 2007
@ 19.30 hrs (7:30 PM)
at Doha Golf Club
Spike's Bar

Bar staff will prepare individual bills.
Newcomers are as always most welcome!
Kindly note, however, that this is a public bar,
so please do not bring any under-age children along.

Looking forward to seeing you there,
Marisa Kollenberg Deutsche Botschaft Doha

German Embassy Doha:

Tel: (00974-) 487 69 59
Fax: (00974-) 487 69 49
Al Jazira Al Arabiya Str.
P.O. Box 3064

Please note my new email address:
Posting sent by: patricia en rene' E-mail:

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Doha Debates - BBC World

Watch The Doha Debates on BBC World - Fourth Series

BBC World will be broadcasting tonight's Doha Debate "This House believes it is time to talk to Al Qaeda" on September 8th and 9th at the following times:

Sept 8th 12:10 & repeated at 19:10
Sept 9th 1:10 & repeated at 07:10 and 17:10

Doha Time:
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: