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Supplement November 2009
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Cartoon Characters Inspired By The Collection
Mondays and Wednesdays: Museum of Islamic Art, Education Centre, Computer Lab, Level M. Let your kidsâ€™ imagination run wild with this workshop with Malka Al Kuwari. It will introduce young learners to understand the fundamentals characteristics of cartoons, and create their own characters based on objects from the MIA. Recommended for kids age 11 and above. Entrance is free. Starts at 9:00 a.m. For more information and pre-bookings, email email@example.com or visit www.mia.org.qa
Creative Drawing: Unleash the Artist In You
Mondays and Wednesdays: Museum of Islamic Art, Education Centre, Level M. Open up your mind and set your creativity free with Dee Dee Dewar. Simple drawing techniques will be explored and used collectively to form a new collaboration art piece, to be exhibited later in the year in the grounds of the MIA. Recommended for kids age 4 and above. Entrance is free. Starts at 9:00 a.m. For more information and pre-bookings, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mia.org.qa
Repetition in Islamic Art
Mondays and Wednesdays: Museum of Islamic Art, Education Centre, Computer Lab, Level M. Get to explore the wonders of Islamic Art through new media. This workshop with Malka Al Kuwari introduces key elements in Islamic Art: repetition and symmetry. The participants will explore different examples in the collection, using different objects. Recommended for kids age 11 and above. Entrance is free. Starts at 9:00 a.m. For more information and prebookings, email email@example.com or visit www.mia.org.qa
Stars and Sparkle
Sundays and Tuesdays: Museum of Islamic Art, Education Centre, Level M. Let your young ones be introduced to common patterns and motifs commonly used in Islamic art. This workshop is going to be instructed by Deena Hammam. Recommended for kids between 4 to 6 years old. Entrance is free. Starts at 9:00 a.m. For more information and prebookings, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mia.org.qa 5
Fizz @ The Ritz!
Sat 28th: Ritz-Carlton Doha. Join friends, colleagues and loved ones for a wonderful evening around the magnificent outdoor pool and tropical gardens. This month enjoy the taste of Spain with exciting live cooking stations and bars around the edge of the pool and a DJ to jazz up the crowd. A perfect opportunity to savour these glorious balmy nights as the weather starts to cool down. For more information and reservations, call 484-8000.
Madison Piano Bar
Daily except Sundays: La Cigale. Ranin El Shaar fans are invited to enjoy her groovy live singing along with a range of premium bubbly champagne, fine wines and famous cocktails, accompanied by a selection of mouth-watering canapés. For more information, call 428-8888.
Hip India Lounge
Thursdays and Fridays: Four Seasons. Mingle with the chic and swanky every Thursday & Friday evening when the Après Spa Café Terrace opens to the public with contemporary rhythms, colourful cocktails, gourmet snacks and a trendy crowd. From sunset till late, a perfect weekend start. For more information call 494-8888.
100% Arabic Night
Wednesdays: Doha Marriott. Wednesday is the night for all Arabic music lovers to enjoy a 100% Arabic Music Night full of traditions and belly shaking at the Pearl Lounge, brought to you by DJ Omran. For more information, call 429-8444.
Mon 30th: Shehrazad, Ramada Plaza. Bring along your team of 6 to take part in Doha’s favourite Quiz Night. No entry free and great prizes to be won. Why not get your competitive hat on and come along and have some fun? For more information, call 428-1555.
Christmas Cooking Class
Sun 29th: Mövenpick Tower and Suites. Learn with Executive Chef Adrian Upward how to prepare all the Christmas specials and delicacies. Master the art of making for your beloved ones all their Christmas favourites from 9:00 am till 1:00 p.m. QR 170 per person including continental breakfast and lunch buffet. Seats are limited. For more information and reservations, call 496-6112.
be GLAM Night
Mon 9th: Doha Marriott. GLAM will be at Pearl Lounge. Come and be GLAM! Selected ladies who will RSVP to email@example.com will receive a gift at the ‘be GLAM Night’. For more information, call 429-8444.
United Rhythm Band
Wed 11th: Ritz-Carlton Doha. Be entertained by the Habanos United Rhythm Band, an English American Rhythm & Blues band. They are going to perform hits by Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Santana, Stevie Wonder and other well known artists. For more information, call 484-8000. 7
Sun 8th – Mon 9th: Shehrazad, Ramada Plaza. Come and enjoy the best of international stand-up comedy, featuring world-class comedians from the Comedy Store in London. QR 110 per person, includes 1 free drink. For more information, call 428-1555.
Tues 24th: Doha Marriott. Pearl Lounge exclusively hosts the Ministry of Sound Events ‘Housexy’ which are bringing special DJs who are celebrating the very finest in sophisticated, stylish house music to sassy electro. For more information, call 429-8444.
Saturdays: Doha Marriott. In association with Desertstorm Entertainment, Pearl Lounge goes Bollywood and brings your favourite Indian DJs to Doha dishing out the music you can party to. Open from 9:00 p.m. until closing. For more information, call 429-8499.
Wed 4th, 18: Four Seasons. Gifted musicians Nina Heidenreich and Sonja Park will perform a duet of themed violin and piano recitals during the coming season to make up the perfect trio of food, music and wine at Il Teatro. For more information, call 494-8888.
World Amateur Bodybuilding Championship
Sun 1st – Thurs 5th: Sheraton Doha. Fans of this sporting event get to feel the rush from 9 different bodyweight categories, from Fly weight to Super-Heavy weight. For more information, visit www.olympic.qa
Asian Adults Fencing Championship
Fri 13th – Thurs 19th: Aspire. Lunge into a contest that pits the best of the best. Get to see who will be crowned for this year’s event. For more information, visit www.olympic.qa
Global Tour International Equestrian Tournament
Sun 11th – Thurs 15th: Federation Facilities. A sport that mixing the best of elegance and skill. Get to be an eyewitness to some of the greatest athletes of this great spectator sport. For more information, visit www.globalchampionships.com
Qatar Classic 2009
Thurs 19 – Mon 23rd: Tennis Complex. Names such as Nicol David, Natalie Grinham and Karmi Darwish battle it out with their skills in Squash. Whoever gets to the beat the rest gets to take home USD 74,000. For more information, visit www.qatarsquash.com
Qatar Golden Cup
Sun 29th: Sheraton Doha. Who will be able to raise the bar in this weighty sporting event? There’s only one way to find out, by being there. It aims to bring out the best in all of the participating athletes. For more information, visit www.olympic.qa 9
Filcom Toastmasters Club
Sat 14th and 28th: TBA. The Filcom Toastmasters Club provides a supportive and multicultural environment where you learn 3-fold communication skills: good listening, confident public speaking and effective leadership in a wide range of situations. Meetings start at 7:00 p.m. For more information, call Judith Britten (President) at 608-1900 or Ihab Naji (VP-PR) at 657-7260.
Mums, Babes & Tots Yoga with Doha Expat Mums & Kids
Tuesdays: Pepka Yoga. This popular class is back! Turn yourself into a pretzel while the kids crawl, climb and play. For more details and to RSVP, email susanbush@dohaexpatmumsandkids. comorvisitwww.dohaexpatmumsandkids.com
Thanksgiving Cooking Class
Fri 13th: Ritz-Carlton Doha. At Porcini, learn how to make the most tantalizing stuffed Turkey with Executive Chef, Matthew Morrison! QR 260 per person. Starts at 10:30 a.m. followed by 3-course lunch. For more information and reservations, call 484-8000.
Takeaway Turkey for Thanksgiving
Wed 25th â€“ Fri 27th: Ritz-Carlton Doha. Takeaway turkey including all the trimmings available at Lagoon restaurant. Make sure to book your turkeys in advance before they are all gobbled up! Price: QR 1200, serves 6 to 8 people. For more information and reservations, call 484-8000.
Thanksgiving Buffet and Turkey-to-go
Thurs 26th â€“ Sat 28th: Doha Marriott. Enjoy Thanksgiving with our sumptuous brunch and Dinner buffets offering specialties from around the world and delicious turkey with all trimmings at the Corniche restaurant. Open from 12:00 noon till 3:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. till 11.30 p.m. If you prefer to celebrate in the surroundings of your own home, order a professionally prepared Turkey-to-go and enjoy a relaxing holiday. For more information, call 429-8499. 12
Wednesdays: Mövenpick Tower and Suites. With a tantalizing buffet featuring ten kinds of meat, seafood and vegetarian curries from green to red, mild to spicy, the selection will enliven your palate with all the flavours that true Curry Lovers really want. QR 115 per person, reservations are essential. For more information, call 496-6112.
Wok Mee Seafood Market’s Guess the weight – Eat for Free!
Thursdays and Fridays: Mövenpick Tower and Suites. Think of Chinese style steamed garlic prawns, whole fried Vietnamese style Red Snapper, or a Malay style Laksa with your choice of seafood, and you are definitely on the right track. To make things tastier, try to guess the weight of your Catch of the Day, and if you do, then you can eat this dish for free. For more information, call 496-6112.
Fridays: Grand Hyatt. Enjoy brunch at The Grill and all you can eat Thai favourites in Isaan, complete with open show kitchen, from 12:30 p.m. till 4:00 p.m. For more information, call 448-1234. 13
Weekend Gallery Brunch
Fridays and Saturdays: Doha Marriott. Enjoy a lavish weekend brunch and spoil your taste buds. An array of cuisines is offered featuring Asia Live!, Corniche, All’ Aperto, Taj Rasoi and Salsa. Indulge in specialties freshly prepared in front of you and maybe even have a glass of bubbly. Don’t worry about your little one as they are going to be entertained in the kid’s club. For more information, call 429-8499.
Sundays – Fridays: Ritz-Carlton Doha. Explore the wide world of cuisine by samples a menu that features rabbit and venison, paired perfectly with matching vino at La Mer from 6:30 p.m. till 11:00 p.m. For more information and reservations, call 484-8000.
Onaki Ga Ittai
Saturdays: Ramada Plaza. Feast on a flowing menu of Chef’s selected traditional sushi, miso soup, salad, tempura, teppanyaki and fruit at Sakura! The food will keep on coming until you are “Onaki Ga Ittai” (not hungry anymore). QR 180 per person. For reservations and more information, call 428-1555.
LUNCH! The Networkerâ€™s Deal Maker
Sundays to Thursdays: Al Mourjan. Elegant surroundings, Michelin-standard cuisine and sophisticated service are conveniently located just five minutes from West Bayâ€™s business hub yet a world away from the formal office. Ask for the express business lunch or linger over the delectable a la carte menu. Extensive health-conscious and vegetarian selections are available. From 12:00 p.m. onwards. For more information and to make reservations, call 483-4423 or 604-0290.
Sunset Tea: Al Fresco Style
Daily: Al Mourjan. Fresh juices including the signature Al Mourjan Splash, a selection of Turkish coffee, espresso concoctions, sweets and ice cream or savoury appetizers accompany aqua seaside views, soft afternoon hues and an unforgettable eclectic mix of oriental music. Bring a friend or a book and discover the secret to transforming a lazy afternoon into a soul nourishing experience from 3:00 p.m. till sunset. For more information and to make reservations, call 483-4423 or 604-0290.
Theme Nights at The Cafe Restaurant
Daily: InterContinental Doha. Enjoy a different theme every night of the week from 7:00 p.m. till 11:30 p.m. Saturdays are Seafood night for QR 215. Mondays usher in a Far Eastern buffet with specialties from Thailand, China, Japan and Malaysia for QR 195. Tuesdays are Uniquely Persian with Iranian specialties for QR 195. Wednesdays offer South Indian cuisine for QR 195 and Thursdays offer up Phoenician night with Lebanese specialties for QR 195. All prices include a house beverage. For more information, call 484-4444. 15
Dhow Cruise Plus
Daily: Al Mourjan. The Al Mourjan Candlelight Dhow Experience can now be enjoyed under the warm winter sun. Freshly prepared Lebanese salads and appetizers and tantalizing barbeque flavours are arranged by Chef Bahaa. Retire back on-shore for dessert and Shisha at The Mourjan VIP Sea Side Terrace. All you have to do is arrange the guest list and hop aboard. Price is from QR 450 to QR 1,200 per person depending on menu selection and group size. Reservations are encouraged a few days ahead. For more information and to make reservations, call 483-4423 or 604-0290.
Daily: InterContinental Doha. The winner of Qatar Today's 2008 - 2009 Best Continental Cuisine offers an exciting blend of modern Italian cooking with some classic favourites, including stone baked pizza. Open from 6:00 p.m. till 12:00 a.m. For more information, call 484-4444.
Order to Impress
Daily: Al Mourjan. Be bold and show off a little with your culinary savoir-faire. The Al Mourjan Lobster has created a buzz amongst foodies in-the-know as one of the tastiest dishes in town. To make it even more special make yours a VIP booking complete with all the little extras. Lunch is 12:00 p.m. onwards, dinner 6:00 p.m. till 1:00 a.m. during weekdays. Open till 2:00 a.m. on weekends. For more information and to make reservations, call 483-4423 or 604-0290.
Next Generation Oil & Gas MENA Summit
Mon 9th – Wed 11th: Sharq Village and Spa. Roundtable discussions and meetings composed of a moderator, panelists and industry leaders await those who want to learn more about issues circulating the oil and gas sector. For more information, visit www.ngomenasummit.com
Medicine and U: Cousin Marriage and Genetic Diseases
Tues 17th: WCMC-Q, LH4. The latest talk from the series is going to be given by Dr. Ahmed Teebi. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
4th LPG Trade Summit
Mon 9th – Wed 11th: Grand Hyatt Doha. The latest summit is going to present an agenda with roundtable discussions on market dynamics and networking opportunities for the industry. It’s going to brush on topics such as the outlook on LPG export, trade flow and contemporary challenges of LPG marketing. For more information, visit www.lpgworldforum.com
Water, Energy and Climate Change in the Gulf
Mon 2nd: InterContinental Hotel. Professor Tim Beach, Professor Sharif Elmusa and Mari Luomi discuss changes in the water, energy and climate in the Gulf region. From 6:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m. For more information and reservations, call 457-8400 or email email@example.com
The 12th Industrialists’ Conference and the Global exhibition on Subcontracting & Partnership
Sun 22nd – Tues 24th: Doha International Exhibition Centre. It intends to present a comprehensive show meant to cater for all the needs of Gulf industrialists, especially the small and medium enterprises, from machinery and equipment to services and consulting. For more information, call 485-8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.goic.org.qa
2nd Civil Defence Exhibition Mon 2nd – Wed 4th: Doha International Exhibition Centre. Drawing from its success from last year, the latest exhibit aims to introduce products and services required to improve fire safety across all sectors. For more information, call 455-7831 or visit www.civil-defence-exhibition.com
11th International Relational Methods in Computer Science Conference Sun 1st – Thurs 5th: Qatar University. From 8:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m. For more information, call 654-6122 or visit www.qu.edu.qa
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