Month: January 2015

February meeting: change of venue

Due to a conflict at the Doha Hilton, we have elected to change the location of our February general meeting.  The meeting will now be held at Al Mirqab Boutique Hotel in Souq Waqif.  Those who attended January's meeting agree that this lovely hotel offers a beautiful alternative. This month's special guest will be FAWCO Youth Ambassador Julia Goldsby.  Julia will be visiting Doha for two weeks...
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AWAQ Bazaar cancelled

We regret to inform you that we still have not received approval for our bazaar, so we must make the difficult decision to cancel the event. Despite providing documentation as requested, we were informed that due to legal reasons (not specified), we would most likely NOT receive a license. Out of respect for all involved, we cannot justify waiting any longer for the vague chance that we might be...
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Membership update: mid-year discount offered

For those who've been on the fence about joining AWAQ, now is the time to enjoy our mid-year discounted rate of only 200QR, good from February through August, 2016. Applications are being accepted at any of our coffee mornings and at general meetings.   If you know anyone who may be interested in joining AWAQ, please spread the word! As a reminder, non-members and guests may attend as many m...
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Discounts: Use them or lose them!

Over the years AWAQ has negotiated many valuable discount offers for our members, and we continue to refresh and renew offers all year long. However, it has come to our attention that many of us are not taking full advantage of these! Please support our sponsors by reviewing the discount offers regularly, and always keeping them in mind before using competitive products and services. Some excel...
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New – “Girls’ Night Out” events

Over and over we've heard from women here, whether they are working professionals or trailing spouses, that they want more social engagement in the evenings.  While many of our events appeal to non-working women who have time during the weekdays, we have offered few alternatives for women who work or who want to socialize at night and on weekends. We're happy to report that on Wednesday, Fe...
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It’s February!

Happy Belated New Year!  By now, most of our members are back in Doha after being abroad for the holidays.  It's always fun to catch up and hear about our friend's travels and get new ideas for places to go next.  Can you believe that January is over?  It seemed to go by in a flash, but February offers lots things to celebrate - Superbowl, Valentine’s Day, Mardi Gras, Chinese New Year, President's...
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Thank you, Mr. Q!

Our January meeting found its attendees mesmerized by our first speaker of 2015: Mr. Q. Officially, he is Khalifa Saleh Al Haroon, the founder of iloveqatar.net.  He is also a frequent star in his cultural and educational video clips that explain and answer expats’ questions about Qatar: QTips. (If you haven’t seen any and want to learn about Qatar or just have a good laugh, check out his YouTube ...
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Be a “language buddy”

Are you interested in learning conversational Arabic with a Qatari Women's Association member?  Be a "language buddy" and take advantage of this great opportunity to strike up a friendship with a Qatari and learn Arabic in her home, in exchange for helping to improve her English conversation skills.  If this interests you, please send your name, telephone number and area of Doha where you reside t...
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