Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Qatari PM to attend Gulf summit in Saudi Arabia

swirling floral - Eid Mubarak - vintage look Napkin

Eid Buffet and festive relaxation offers - Qatar 2019 June

Lunch OR Dinner Eid Buffet + Pool Access at Ezdan Palace Hotel

Price : QR140  / child QR105  - 13yrs & above require an adult voucher
What to expect :Lunch OR Dinner Eid Buffet

Pool Access

five-star Hotel

TolaiTola Restaurant 

 Andalusian architectural  design 

Location Al Shamal Road

 You can buy the vouchers here 


Eid Brunch Buffet with Pool Access at Time Rako Hotel

Price QR92 / QR49 for kids -  13yrs & above requires an adult voucher

What to expect a new four-star hotel in Wakrah

  buffet  at  Medzo Restaurant

  rooftop pool 

 beach and city views 

Location Mesaieed Road No. 313
Zone 90
Al Wakrah – Qatar

 you can buy the vouchers here


Eid Brunch Buffet + Resort Access at Simaisma A Murwab Resort

Price :QR180 / for kids QR90  - 13yrs  and above requires an adult voucher
What to expect :Eid Brunch Buffet  
access to the resort’s facilities like swimming pool, health club, private beach, tennis ,basketball courts and more
 You can buy  the vouchers here

Eid Breakfast  and  Lunch Buffet + Pool Access at Mercure Grand Hotel
Price :QR112 / QR56 for  child  -   12 y. and above requires an adult voucher 
What to expect :
  • Breakfast Buffet Timing: 9am – 10:30am
  • Lunch Buffet Timing: 12pm – 3:30pm
  • Pool Timing: 8am – 8pm      

 You can buy the vouchers here

location :
Musheireb Street

Eid Buffet at Warwick Doha Hotel
Price :QR110  / kids pay QR55 -- 13yrs & above requires an adult voucher
What to expect :five-star hotel in Doha center
Eid Buffet at L’auberge Restaurant
Location :Warwick Doha, 
Al Rayyan, 
Doha Qatar




Monday, May 27, 2019

Free Audio Books - Qatar National Library

Saturday, May 25, 2019

USD 2.24 billion provided aid - numbers in QATAR

Happy Birthday to the twins

Born to swim - cute purple dolphin T-Shirt

Cute purple graphic dolphin with funny quote " Born to swim " . Ideal wear for girl swimmers / dolphin lovers .From the store of lumirala .

 Design : in Doha
 Printed ; Reno , NV , US by Zazzle Apparel

Friday, May 24, 2019

Summer Camps - activities in Qatar 2019

swimming camps for little children from age 4 to 10
 at Madinat Khalifa North


Location : Ain Khalid Gate Compound ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 


Location : Duhail branch

Give your child an experience they will never forget!
An active sports and educational Summer Camp that offers programs in multi-sport. Children of all skill levels can enjoy sessions with a focus in skill development, teamwork, and fun games

Swimming, Football, Basketball, Kickboxing, Taekwondo, Karate, Monkeynastix, Gymnastics, Arts and Crafts, Stemtastics, Healthy Cooking, Bricklyn LEGO Robotics, Team Building, Agilities and Fitness, Roller Skating, Skatebourds, BMX bikes and More!
Fun day Activities:
Colour Run, Animal Rides, Water fights, Trip to paintball arena, Bouncy Castle and More


the Bull Shark - they commonly reside in the Arabian Gulf

Dangerous tropical species - the Bull Shark .They happen to commonly reside in the Arabian Gulf. Find out more at

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

32 teams only - FIFA: Qatar 2022 World Cup

Oman novelist win International Prize

Author Jokha Alharthi won the award for her novel Celestial Bodies and shared the $63,000 prize with the translator Marilyn Booth, an American academic.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Al Shaqab Ramadan Camp from 4-30 May

Enjoy the Garangao in 2019

Head over to Tawar Mall - طوّار مول and experience the #Garangao night with puzzle games, exciting gift hampers, and Garangao treats for all Kids!

Location: Fine dining area - 20th May, Monday ⛲

FLOOR MAT with Oriental Rug design - Mosque motif

Oriental Prayer Rug design - Mosque interior motif.Classic decorating style . The vintage illustration about this carpet was edited and applied on this printed floor mat by Alma Wad .

Will be made by
Fremont, CA

I.M. Pei’s passing at age 102

Friday, May 17, 2019

oriental prayer rug design - Iftar dinner Foil Card

Oriental prayer rug design - Iftar dinner invitation . Real foil printing in silver color outside the card . Full color printing inside . Easy to customize the text now with your own dinner invitations . You can change every word . You can use fonts in Arabic as well .

Design by Alma Wad - Doha , Qatar
Printed in Reno , NV USA - by Zazzle Invitations

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Garangao night at Katara - 19 May 2019

sail boat & compass in light blue - bath towel set

Monday, May 13, 2019

144,707 passengers - 44 ships - numbers in Qatar

Saturday, May 11, 2019

The best airports of 2019

Friday, May 10, 2019

How did your own mom make a difference in your life

Monday, May 06, 2019

Doha Metro Changing the way we move

 Doha Metro red line  is now  in  "preview
service "  - it means that it works  only on weekdays .
 Out of 18 station already  13 works .The Red Line’s 13 stations include
Al Qassar, DECC, QIC West Bay, Corniche, Al Bidda, Msheireb, Al Doha Al
Jadeda, Umm Ghuwailina, Al Matar Al
Qadeem, Oqba Ibn Nafi e, Economic
Zone, Ras Bu Fontas, and Al Wakra.

Coming soon stations : Lusail,

Qatar University, Legtaifi ya, and Katara.

Doha Metro Card - now available

The red line of Doha Metro is opening soon . We can travel from DECC to Wakrah . Get your cards ready !

see the fares here 

IFTAR MEALS - set menus - boxes - Qatar 2019



Indian Iftar Set Menu at Spicy Route  with Qgrab vouchers 

 Iftar Set Menu  QR40 / QR30 for child

 What to  expect : Indian fine dining experience at Spicy Route, Barwa Village
 see the full menu  and options 


Iftar - take-away boxes with Qgrab vouchers

Iftar Meal Boxes at Horizon Manor Hotel

 Chicken Biryani Box

The Iftar Box includes Chicken Biryani, raita/salsa, green salad, dates, fruit, laban & water

 Lamb Majboos Box

The Iftar Box includes Lamb Majboos, raita/salsa, green salad, dates, fruit, laban & water



Thursday, May 02, 2019

Job related gifts - collection

Kidzania or Kidzmondo - Kids entertainment in Qatar

 Now that the second  theme park opened in Qatar focusing on role play  and educational entertainment  we parents  wonder what are the differences between the two  facilities .

These are my finds :

 Kidzmondo  for children between 2 and 14 years

 kids earn money that can spend there
 80 different professional role play
 simulate a profession and wear uniform for that job
 800 children can play inside
 location  at the Mall of Qatar - very far from most of the  residential area in Doha
   part of a mall  and totally closed area -no windows or sunshine - my personal observation
 no outside food is allowed
 you can buy food inside

  It's headquarters in Lebanon . They have branches in  some Arab countries  and they are going to open more .

 Prices :  for kids between age 1 year to 4  -  QR 90 + parent ticket  QR 90 = QR 180
               for kids between age 4 year to14 - QR  135 +  parent ticket  QR 90 = QR 225
               special needs children  QR 85

Personal notes :   one of my child described it " one of the happiest day of his life "  when at age 9 they visited this park with the school - children adore it , the role play gives them  self-confidence   .  Children can learn about the real life . A lots of kids can not afford this place - sadly ,it reflects  our world !  For us it is a birthday present category . But since our son grew bigger and understands  better the value of the money he refuses us to pay for it . He would be thrilled to go and play  but  at the same time  he does not feel comfortable knowing we have to spend so much .
You can stay all the day long  but after three hours playing  most kids gets exhausted .


Kidzania  for children between 4 and 14 years

kids earn money that can be spent there
60  different professional role play
indoor city of over 7,000 square meters
 they have 27 facilities all over the globe
Headquarters : Mexico-city
 Prices :  children under 120 cm must be accompanied by an adult
              Toddler (2-3 years) QAR 95
              Kid (4-16 years) QAR 160
              Adult (17-60 years) QAR 95

 My final view :  I think both places  offer wonderful  time for kids . Educational role playing is very important  for learning  and improving fantasy and it also gives emotional satisfaction . The Kidzania is newer in Qatar and not all the section is  open .  It is in Aspire Zone right behind Hyatt Plaza shopping center . Though it is possible to save money when you let your kids above certain age go without your supervision  I do not recommend it .These places are too big for children feel comfortable alone . They may feel lost quickly . And there are other kids . Not all of them are nice . Finally , it is so much better when one can share her experiences at once with a loved one !

Beijing's Int. Horticultural Expo - Qatar National Pavilion

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