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The Ramadan Cannon

Recently, I went to see the decades old tradition of using the cannon to signal the end of the fasting day. With a maximum of 3 days left of Ramadan, there is limited time to view this tradition. You’ll get to see that it is a family affair with photo opportunities aplenty until almost the last minute. Do bring in something to consume at the firing of the cannon. Break your fast, pray at the state mosque and drive to enjoy an iftar meal afterwards. The area has lots of restaurants within a 5 minute drive.

For those of you who aren’t fasting, you’re more than welcome to witness too as this isn’t restricted to be a Muslim only affair.

Where: State mosque parking lot.
When: Throughout Ramadan.

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We are Qatar Dinner

Fundraise while you feast 

Online communities are ever increasing, yet our lives have become ever so busy we rarely get the time to think about ourselves, let alone think about the underprivileged or the unfortunate. 

With Ramadan fast approaching, we want to start early by creating the mood for bringing the community together and share our good fortune.  

That’s why @Weareqatar and DohaTweetups are partnering with Hotel K108 to bring you a charity dinner.  


Why K108?

 K108 donates all of its profits to charity and it goes without say that the profits from this event will also be treated accordingly. 

Join us for a good cause, great food and have a chance to share your ideas with the community.  

It’s happening this Thursday and it’s just QAR 150.

See you there.

*K108 supports ROTA and PCRF Qatar
** Valet parking is available but hotel parking is limited.

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Damien Hirst Tweetup

Calling all artists! If you want to win the Damien Hirst challenge, then this is the event for you! Doha Tweetups in collaboration with Qatar Museum Authority (QMA) is holding a Tweetup that will focus entirely on Damien Hirst and specifically on his RELICS exhibition. If you haven’t registered already for the challenge make sure you do on this link: 
Not only will registration enable you to enter and possibly win the challenge but you also have access to an exclusive artistic event. Attendees will be given a private guided tour, an information session with the judges. So who’s dying to come?

Event Information:
The Tweetup will be 2 hours long: 1st hour will consist of an exclusive tour of the exhibition by Jean Paul Engelen - Director of the Public Art Programs; followed by a talk by Khalid Al Baih after the tour. The 2nd hour will consist of an explanation of the competition and a Q&A session with refreshments at the Pharmacy Café with Caitlin Doherty - Exhibitions and Speaker Curator at VCUQatar.

Tweet us a response to the following question at @Dohatweetups to get the password to register
What does Hirst's diamond skull - For the Love of God - say about life and death? 

Invites will go out to 60 people only so get creative with your answers!





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Doha 101

Are you new to Qatar?
Doha 101 can help you feel right at home! No, we are not selling you
anything. We are inviting you to our next event.

Doha101 showcases interesting organizations with whom you can get
involved and have fun at the same time. This event designed for
newcomers are for them to gather and meet cool residents and
organizations in Doha, Qatar.
Organized yearly right after summer, when the humid and hot season
thinks it should subside; Doha 101 gives people a reason to feel
integrated in society.

DOHA 101 is for you if:
You are an organization that needs volunteers or wants to spread word
to people in Doha about the awesome stuff that you do.

You are new to Qatar and want to get involved with the most happening
organizations in Doha that offer you both creative and networking

You need the vital spark to create your own cool group

You need tips to help you survive the 11 months in Doha ( 12th month
you’ll be travelling)


See you there

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Hia Tweetup

We are partnering with Hamad International Airport you bring to you our most exciting Dohatweetup ever.

Tour some and win some.

People will start populating from 5pm and we shall have a little presentation along with a tour along with our networking event.

The full agenda of the day is

  • 5pm to 6pm - Registrations
  • 6pm - Short presentation about HIA
  • 6.15pm - Tour of check-in, concourse B
  • 7.15pm - Networking
  • 8.30pm - End of the event

This will be your final chance to view the airport in an exclusive way before it opens to public.

Are you interested? You should be because events like these are not going to come your way again soon.

Want something to garner further interest?

We have prizes for the photography competition, which are being generously provided by Qatar Duty Free (@QatarDutyFree).  If the pictures are good, you will get awarded as per below

1st Prize      QR 3500
2nd Prize     QR 2000
3rd Prize      QR 1000

Total           QR 6500

The criterion is simple:

Photo should be original taken during your travels

  • Photo themes are aviation and travel photos
  • Tweet your pictures to @HIAQatar and @qatardutyfree using #HIAphotocontest
  • Only hi-resolution photos will be accepted ( total size not to exceed 3 MB)
  • One entry per person
  • Entries will not be accepted after 12pm on the 24th March
  • Prizes will only be given to those that will be present during the event.
  • Carry your QID during the event. ( No ID, no entry)
  • Register yourself to attend the tweetup

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