Doha Heat
Doha Heat is a weekly, communal podcast created for every type of individual who currently calls Qatar home, has in the past, or may one day.

Who says modesty cannot be fashionable? Shafna Majeed, a Qatar based stay-at-home mom, challenges this very notion with her own fashion brand after she noticed a lack of modest fashion options for Muslim women in the market. We talk about her experiences living in Qatar, the mental and physical challenges she faced, and her latest venture, Zenanah, a modest clothing brand for women. Listen in for some sure-fire inspiration. 

We're also collaborating with Zenanah for a giveaway. To enter, click here.

Direct download: DH_Shafnar.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:34pm MSK

Jean-Marie, better known as Gigi, is a well-known show host on Qatar Living, a model and social media influencer in Qatar. In this episode, we talk to her about her career in modeling, the misconceptions associated with the field, and the role of influencers in Qatar. She provides some tips to people looking to enter the field and also standards influencers should hold themselves accountable to. 

Direct download: DH_Joan-Marie.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:46am MSK

Qatar has been under a lot of scrutiny these past years for human and labor rights, so we invited the International Labor Organization (ILO) to clear some of these misconceptions. We spoke to Houtan Homayounpour, Head of the ILO Project office for the State of Qatar about the reason behind the Qatar-ILO partnership, new initiatives and reforms the government is taking, how Qatar has tackled criticism with regards to human rights, and much more! 

Direct download: DH__ILO.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:04pm MSK

You've seen our host, Ifath Sayed always getting other people's secrets out, but on this episode, we find out surprising things about her from the person who knows her best, her mom, Tasneem Sayed! Kenza Bakrim, our producer, joins us in this episode with some fun games and facilitates some great mother-daughter banter. Listen in below for the best Mother's Day special you've ever heard. 

Direct download: 01_DH_Mothers_Day.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:10pm MSK

In this episode marking International Women's Day, we had quite an animated discussion with Amira Shohdi, Egyptian blogger and founder of the #Icantdoitall movement, where we discussed women's rights from cultural, social, political, and religious perspectives. We talked about the pressures faced by today's women, as well as their advancement and successes. Listen in to celebrate this special day with two women who feel strongly about women empowerment. 

Direct download: DH_Amira_WD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:26pm MSK

Moos d'Herripon, Theatre Director and Drama Teacher from Netherlands, was passionate about theatre ever since she was a child. This passion led to her interest in physical acting and then working as a director all around the world. In this episode, we talk about the meaningfulness of the art, the theatre scene in Qatar, and much more!

Direct download: DH__Mouse_Drama.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:43pm MSK

We're celebrating Qatar National Sports Day soon, so it only makes sense for us to talk to one of the biggest sporting organizations of the nation, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy. In this episode, Samantha Sifah, their Head of Committee Outreach talks about all the community events organized by the Committee leading up to the World Cup and how you can participate. We discuss the meaningfulness of community development, playing or engaging in sports, and we also asked her the most important question of all—what she thinks Qatar will look like after 2022. 

Direct download: DH_-_Samantha.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:23pm MSK

Can you imagine what it's like to resign from a lucrative position of a CEO from a renowned company so you can follow your dreams? Omar Ashour left his comfortable job and took up the challenge of setting off on his own entrepreneurial journey last year with his company, EButler, an application where you can gain access to reliable service providers for all kinds of services, from home beauty, phone repair, educational, to even car repair services, bringing you the ultimate convenience. In this episode, we talk all about the process of being an entrepreneur, from challenges and pitfalls to tips on succeeding as one.

To download the app: https://urlgeni.us/E-Butler

Direct download: DH_Omar.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:17pm MSK

Stephanie Innes-Smith and Kate Cliffe talk to us about their wonderful initiative, Team Q90K, which is the first all-female team that will run across Qatar, east-to-west, 90km, in a run taking place on 25 January 2019. We discuss what inspires them to keep fit, the benefits of running, and more.

Direct download: DH_Season_2E015_DBS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:50pm MSK

Dr. Carmen Lopez struggled with financial difficulties growing up, which delayed her college education, but that didn't stop her from successfully achieving a PHD degree. She came to Qatar as a scientist, but her love for reading and writing encouraged her to write a series of short stories about her Puerto Rican culture, but one different from others—these stories don't focus on violence and anger as is the case for most books, but rather gives a positive touch to human struggles. Dr. Carmen believes that's what her country needs as it recovers from the violent hurricane that struck it this year. To find out when the book comes out and learn about her courage, grit and perseverance, listen in.

Direct download: DH_Season_2E014.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:31pm MSK

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