Expo on Bahraini coastal life opens
DOHA A MONTH-LONG exhibition by Bahrain-based Lebanese photographer Camille Zachariah titled 'Coastal Promenade' opened on Thursday at Katara, the Cultural Village.
|Rota fetes Cambodia volunteers |
|DOHA REACH Out To Asia (Rota) recently celebrated the success of its volunteer trip to Cambodia by hosting a Reflection Event for the fifteen female student volunteers, parents and school officials involved in the visit at the Qatar Foundation Club House.
According to a Rota press release, the volunteers showed pictures from their trip and recited testimonials on how the trip had changed their opinions about Cambodia and its people at the event.
Director of Rota Essa al Mannai said, "This was Rota's third Volunteer Trip to Cambodia. Even though previous trips were hugely successful, this year was especially rewarding because we were able to send our first allfemale group of student volunteers to see Rota's educational and community development work for themselves, as well as experience the reality of life for young people in Cambodia." In collaboration with Rota's Cambodian partner the Monithapana Foundation and under the sponsorship of Vodafone-Qatar, the female volunteers from Al Bayan Independent Secondary School for Girls, Al Sailiyah Independent Secondary School for Girls and the Amna Bint Wahab Independent Secondary School for Girls travelled to Cambodia at the end of March, the release said.
|Katara to host abaya fashion show |
|DOHA KATARA Art Centre Fashion Boutique will be organising an abaya fashion show titled 'The Art of Being a Woman' from May 11 to 31.
The show is part of Katara's commitment of providing a platform for emerging talents and it will feature 15 abayas exclusively designed by the multi-talented Italian designer, Enrica BB for the boutique, said a press release issued by Katara recently.
Enrica BB is also an artiste, a choreographer and theatre director who reflects upon her experiences from Africa to the Middle East observing the culture and the feelings of women. Her unique experiences with each set of women she met provided her inspiration to create a fusion of styles that merge the character of each single woman, the release said.
Commercial Manager of Katara Art Centre Garine Kekejian said, "After the success of Common Thread we are proud to continue showcasing emerging talents, to contribute to the growing fashion scene in Doha....|
|GTC appoints operator for upcoming hotel |
|DOHA GULF Trading and Contracting (GTC) company has appointed Thailand-based Onyx Hospitality Group as the operator of its 120-room Amari Doha Hotel scheduled to open in September.
According to an Onyx press release issued recently, the hotel is Onyx's first step for expansion in the Middle East for the Amari brand.
Located just 15 minutes from Doha International Airport, the property also boasts of a prime position for exploring Doha's historic and cultural sites, including the Islamic Art Centre and Souk Waqif, which is ranked number one of things to do in Doha by Lonely Planet readers. Through a Doha enthusiast, based on property, Amari will make sure guests feel connected to the local culture and attractions, the release said.
Onyx President and CEO Peter Henley said, "This project will be the first Amari property in the Middle East. It is a significant milestone for us and we plan to bring the personalised guest services and experiences that are a key attribute of the Amari brand to the region. Amari Doha will provide genuine Asian hospitality with a modern twist.