Doha Heat (general)
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.

Don't slob on the couch, start moving, especiall with these events happening around! 🏃🏻 Check out our #podcast covering all corners of what's going on in #Doha, from sports to business to entertainment: bit.ly/GingerAlert-07 #GingerCamel #YourOnion #DohaHeat #InTheGame #Doha #Events #QatarEvents #Sports #Business #Entertainment #Fashion #Food

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What's up #Doha? We got some great activities for you this week! 👣 Check out our #podcast covering all corners of what's going on in #Doha, from sports to business to entertainment: bit.ly/GingerAlert-04 #GingerCamel #YourOnion #DohaHeat #InTheGame #Doha #Events #QatarEvents #Sports #Business #Entertainment #Fashion #Food

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Make the most of the week and go places! 📍 Check out our #podcast covering all corners of what's going on in #Doha, from sports to business to entertainment: bit.ly/GingerAlert-04 #GingerCamel #YourOnion #DohaHeat #InTheGame #Doha #Events #QatarEvents #Sports #Business #Entertainment #Fashion #Food

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Get those feet moving cause we have some great #events in #Qatar this week! 👣 Check out our #podcast covering all corners of what's going on in #Doha, from sports to business to entertainment: bit.ly/GingerAlert-04 #GingerCamel #YourOnion #DohaHeat #InTheGame #Doha #Events #QatarEvents #Sports #Business #Entertainment #Fashion #Food

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A lot of great activities this week in #Qatar! 🙌🏻 Check out our #events #podcast covering all corners of what's going on in #Doha, from sports to business to entertainment: bit.ly/GingerAlert-02 #GingerCamel #YourOnion #DohaHeat #InTheGame #Doha #Events #QatarEvents #Sports #Business #Entertainment #Fashion #Foo

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So what's happening in #Qatar this week? Check out our #events #podcast covering all corners of what's going on in #Doha, from sports to business to entertainment: bit.ly/GingerAlert-02

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Coming together from different corners of the society to bring you the latest upcoming events in #Qatar every Sunday! If you want to keep updated with what's happening, make sure to stay tuned to #GingerALERT! 🚨#GingerCamel #YourOnion #DohaHeat #InTheGame #Doha #Events #QatarEvents #Sports #Business #Entertainment #Fashion #Food

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Reema Abu Hasan is a young entrepreneur who used her skills in architecture and her love for pottery to introduce a pottery studio Clay Encounters to Doha. Within a year of opening, Clay Encounters has gained popularity and retails at the National Museum of Qatar. Tune in today to hear from Reema about the soothing nature of pottery and the rewarding nature of her work!

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in conversation with the Honorable Mr. Carlos Hernandez, the Ambassador of the Argentine Republic to Qatar and his spouse Noela Romero. Tune in as they share their experiences of belonging in multiple places and discuss the bilateral relationship between Qatar and Argentina.

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Elisabete Reis is an inspirational female entrepreneur who built a name for herself within a decade of living in Doha. Tune into hear from the Image, Etiquette and Protocol Consultant about her inspiration, journey, and an expert's take on modest fashion!

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Today, we speak to Nader Diab, a travel enthusiast and co-founder of The Globe Jumpers, an online platform that helps fellow travelers with all travel and adventure information around the world. These friends travel around the world and take photos of themselves jumping with scenic locales, but they also raise awareness about health conditions, initiatives, and charities. We discuss positivity and how to embrace it on a daily basis, brain education, getting out of your comfort zone, and much more! 

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Today, we speak to Rebekah Gomez, Founder of Superheroes Eat Plants. We talk about her journey transitioning to veganism and the benefits of going vegan on the health, animals, and environment. Listen in for how to stay healthy and still have affordable vegan food options, Rebekah’s company, and more.

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Jasmin Maier’s love for animals started ever since childhood. While she pursued different fields in hotel management and marketing as an adult, she still felt a lack of fulfillment within her. This eventually led her to leaving her full-time job and starting her own business, The Pawkeeper Qatar, as a dog trainer. In this episode, we discuss everything dogs, from the reason for why dog training is a necessity, to how to get over your phobia of animals. Listen in for her full story!

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This week, our special guest is Shehar Bano Rizvi, a popular Instagram blogger and photographer in Doha. We talk about her experience living in Qatar and how the country has evolved over the years, her struggles with finding her own community here and the challenges she faced with regards to her mental health, and how she’s started her own photography business. Listen in for a very special and inspirational episode!

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Afshin Jaber's passion for the field of music started from childhood, when music education was unheard of in the region. Now, he is a professional pianist and music education expert in Qatar. In this episode, we talk about the journey he took to achieving his dreams, the challenges he faced along the way, and the importance of schooling in music.

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In this episode, Zarina Rajah, a popular blogger and personality in Qatar interviews our host, Ifath Sayed. She turns the tables around and gets Ifath to answer questions about her life, how she chose her career, her passion for women empowerment, the important of podcasts, and things you didn’t know about our host! 

 
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With a unique upbringing in an old-age home, Nigel Downes grew up to become a stellar photographer who has covered the Rwandan genocide and been on several other photographic ventures. In this episode, we talk about his near-death experiences and how they transformed his life, his love for photography, and his latest Ramadan project in Qatar!

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Mariam Al-Dhubhani and Mohammed Al-Jaberi are a power couple soon to be graduating from Qatar Foundation. We talked about their move from Yemen to Qatar in the midst of the war, the survivor’s guilt they had to deal with, and their experience studying in the QF universities. Listen in to this couple talking about all things education!

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We’re collaborating with Qatar Foundation to celebrate their convocation! In this episode, we speak to Anusheh Zaman, a student from VCUArts Qatar and Mohammad Almansouri from Texas A&M University at Qatar. We talk about the high education system in Qatar, the student's achievements, the challenges they faced in their four years at university and their future plans. 

 
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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.

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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. 

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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! 

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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. 

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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. 

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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!

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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. 

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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

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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.

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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.

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From teaching fun cooking methods and tips on Al Jazeera Children to learning for 10 years under the multi-Michelin starred celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey himself, Elias Gemayel has made quite a name for himself in the restaurant industry. In this episode, we chat about his journey to success as a chef, his job at Opal by Gordon Ramsey in St. Regis Doha, his favorite food and cuisine, and much more!

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Pierre Daniel has been passionate about athletics ever since he was a child. When he came to Qatar, he worked for Aspire to put together programs that raised health awareness in Qatar. He was also the first person to walk and run around Qatar over the course of a few days and receive a Guinness Book World Record for the same. With his initiatives, he aims to empower others to step outside their comfort zones, become more active, and also to highlight the beauty of the nation. Listen to this episode for some health-related inspiration, to learn about Pierre's latest cycling around Qatar initiative to raise awareness about road safety, and much more!
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In this episode, we talk to Dr. James Onley about his interest in the history of the Middle East, his transition from academia to the Qatar National Library, and his interesting theory of when Qatar disappeared from the map. We also talk about the incredible initiative by Qatar National Library to create the largest archive on the Middle East completely free and available for everybody to access and many more resources.

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Did you know that 80% of a child's learning occurs through their eyes?  In this episode, we talk to Dr. David Hunter Cherwek from Orbis, the flying eye hospital, which provides services and resources to developing countries around the world, about how bad eyesight or ophthalmological diseases can impact a society, and the importance of giving back to the community. We also discuss the vision behind Orbis and how Dr. Cherwek found himself in this field. 

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After a successful career in business and marketing, Elsbeth Blekkenhorst opened her own shoe brand. Having nothing to do with fashion before that, she turned some of her negative experiences with finding comfortable shoes into a passion project. In this episode, we talk about the positive experiences and challenges associated with opening your own business, women supporting women, and so much more!

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Elsbeth Blekkenhorst is a clear After a successful career in business and marketing, Elsbeth Blekkenhorst opened her own shoe brand. Having nothing to do with fashion before that, she turned some of her negative experiences with finding comfortable shoes into a passion project. In this episode, we talk about the positive experiences and challenges associated with opening your own business, women supporting women, and so much more!

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Ever wanted to go to therapy but heard that you should pray your worries away or that it's "just a phase?" In this episode, we bust some mental health myths with Shefa Obaid, a psychology specialist. We discuss Shefa's experience working in refugee camps as a mental health practitioner, the physical changes that take place in the brain for someone suffering from mental disorders, and what coping mechanisms can we use to help ourselves and those around us when we don't have access to psychologists.

 

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Ever wanted to go to therapy but heard that you should pray your worries away or that it's "just a phase?" In this episode, we bust some mental health myths with Shefa Obaid, a Canadian psychologist. We discuss Shefa's experience working in refugee camps as a mental health practitioner, the physical changes that take place in the brain for someone suffering from mental disorders, and what coping mechanisms can we use to help ourselves and those around us when we don't have access to psychologists.

 

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Ever wanted to go to therapy but heard that you should pray your worries away or that it's "just a phase?" In this episode, we bust some mental health myths with Shefa Obaid, a Canadian psychologist. We discuss Shefa's experience working in refugee camps as a mental health practitioner, the physical changes that take place in the brain for someone suffering from mental disorders, and what coping mechanisms can we use to help ourselves and those around us when we don't have access to psychologists.

 

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Ever wanted to go to therapy but heard that you should pray your worries away or that it's "just a phase?" In this episode, we bust some mental health myths with Shefa Obaid, a Canadian psychologist. We discuss Shefa's experience working in refugee camps as a mental health practitioner, the physical changes that take place in the brain for someone suffering from mental disorders, and what coping mechanisms can we use to help ourselves and those around us when we don't have access to psychologists.

 

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Working in a male-dominated industry can be quite daunting to many women. Sahar El Rafai, an engineer by profession, has taken this as a challenge and brought out the best out of this experience with her. This part-time personal trainer talks to us about balancing two careers, dealing with the challenges of working in a male-dominated industry where a woman may not be taken seriously because of her gender, self-care, and much more!

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Sam Meekings' love for writing came from childhood, when he wrote his first book about going on adventures with his dog. As a university graduate, his passion for writing intersected with his interest in exploring different cultures. As a teacher in China, he discovered a fascinating story about the trials of a couple's relationship as they experience Mao's Cultural Regime and the birth of modern China. Not realizing what he was getting himself into, he started his first historical fiction novel. In this episode, we discuss the ins-and-outs of being a writer, what strategies can you use to motivate yourself to keep writing, and how to do justice when you write about another culture without culturally appropriating it.

Check out his new book on the story behind a painting by Vincent Van Gogh here: https://t.co/5dYJTOqbe8

 

 

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Grace Medina's love for handicrafts didn't start from childhood, even though she belonged to a family of designers. A journalist from Venezuela, she discovered her passion for quilting and patchwork when she decided to explore different avenues as a bored stay-at-home mom. In this episode, we talk about the intricacies of quilting and patchwork, her organization, Handy and Crafty, the connections between art and culture, and how engaging yourself in some form of art can help you cultivate joy and satisfaction and become part of a community.

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Sondra Hope, founder of Yala Healthy, was diagnosed with breast cancer at the early age of 24, then faced recurring bouts of it. But the one thought that kept her going through this struggle was that she wanted to be healthier for her daughter. Once overweight, Sondra is now a fitness and health trainer with a unique methodology to train her clients—not just focusing on food and exercise, but also helping them train their minds. Listen to today's episode, where we dive deep into her past and ongoing struggles with cancer, her fitness ideology, tips on living a healthy lifestyle, and the nutritious, tasty, and super affordable treats she offers on Yala Healthy.

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The obstacles and the struggles life throw at us can be very daunting and hard to get over. When they’re left unspoken, it can cause a deep-rooted issues within us, such as anxiety. And often times, it's hard to find a community to reach out to for help. When Kausar and Mariam had this realization, they decided to bring together their passions to start Community Connect Doha, an initiative aimed at creating dialogue, so people in Doha could discuss issues pertaining to the community in workshops and other events. In this episode, we speak about their experience as expat kids and parents, the importance of community and talking about stigmatized topics, and more!

 

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What an episode to kick off the second season with! Our guest this week is the super vibrant and spirited, Harriet Gyamfuah. We talk about how unexpected events got her jobs in Prada, Miu Miu, and Marie Claire, her passion for fashion, writing, and public relations, and the transformation she's experienced in her journey navigating the world of fashion as a woman of color. 

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When Khedija Dellal moved to Qatar, she had a hard time interacting with people. Now, the mother of two finds connection with others being a personal trainer and Instagram blogger and helping women stay fit. Listen to how pregnancy changed her life, how she overcame a tough delivery, and how she pursues a fit lifestyle with her children. Through her passion, she helps pregnant woman become stronger and more prepared for motherhood in the comfort of their homes. Listen to the full episode to know her motivational story and learn how exercise and activity can empower you.

 

If you would like to donate to save animal shelters in Qatar, here's the link: https://www.gofundme.com/animal-welfare-in-qatar

 

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Hani Arif and Nathalie Wherlock met some time after Natalie permanently moved to Qatar and bonded over shawarmas and fatayers. The now husband-and-wife duo are founders of lemonandmint.co, a food blog, which shares their reviews and thoughts about the various restaurants in Doha. Listen to know more about how they aim to help the Doha community through their blog, their suggestions on how we can make Qatar a food destination, and their favorite restaurant recommendations. 
 
Where can you find the best lemon mint in Doha? Let us know in the comments!
 
As mentioned in the episode, if you would like to donate to save animal shelters in Qatar, here's the link: https://www.gofundme.com/animal-welfare-in-qatar

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Zahra Shikara is unstoppable. From earning a black belt in Taekwondo and undergoing Shaolin Kung Fu training in China to climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and practicing a 14-day water fast for an extreme physical and mental experience, she has tried it all. Our guest this week enjoys pushing herself to her limits and breaking barriers. Listen to her speak about her adventures and her tips on how to mentally train yourself to establish a fit and healthy lifestyle. You will also learn how your physical fitness can impact your emotional and mental wellbeing.

 

As mentioned in the episode, if you would like to donate to save animal shelters in Qatar, here's the link: https://www.gofundme.com/animal-welfare-in-qatar 

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Have you ever met someone who exudes creativity? This week's guest is the imaginative interdisciplinary designer, Islam Shehab, who speaks about how his architectural background and creative thirst led him to interdisciplinary design and his interest in speculative design (hint: Black Mirror uses speculative design). To learn more about what is speculative design, Islam's twirly mustache, his tips on unleashing your creativity, and his upcoming exhibition at the fire station, listen to the full episode! 

 
As mentioned in the episode, if you would like to donate to save animal shelters in Qatar, here's the link: https://www.gofundme.com/animal-welfare-in-qatar
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Our guest for this episode is the super fun, sassy, and unbiased Qatar food and travel blogger, Rachel Morris. She speaks about her food adventures in Qatar, her love for traveling, and how she feeds her creativity through her blog. She also speaks about the books she's written (hint hint, true crime), her journey to becoming a food and travel blogger, and her favorite cities. To find about her recommended restaurants (and podcasts!), listen to the full episode.
 
 
As mentioned in the episode, if you would like to donate to save animal shelters in Qatar, here's the link: https://www.gofundme.com/animal-welfare-in-qatar
 
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When you think of lifestyle bloggers, you probably don't think of someone who wears a veil. Challenging these stereotypes on an everyday basis is Khansa, founder of Creativity With Kay. She's a lifestyle, food, and travel blogger based in Doha. Listen to this episode to hear about how she confronted the skepticism around her persona and became one of Qatar's biggest influencers. 

As mentioned in the episode, if you would like to donate to save animal shelters in Qatar, here's the link: https://www.gofundme.com/animal-welfare-in-qatar

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When Hichame Moubarak started introspecting as a teenager, he realized that he needed to make some changes. This is how his journey towards reinvention began. From sky diving to the Iron Man Triathlon, he decided he would do anything and everything to step outside his comfort zone. Now, he works a full-time job in Qatar along with supporting his passion for ultra endurance athletics. Listen to this episode to gain some inspiration on the process of reinvention, personality development, and how developing your physical strength could help your mental and emotional wellbeing.

To donate to Hichame's charitable water initiative, click here: https://my.charitywater.org/hichame-moubarak/4-deserts-grand-slam-run-for-clean-water

As mentioned in the episode, if you would like to donate to save animal shelters in Qatar, here's the link: https://www.gofundme.com/animal-welfare-in-qatar

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This week’s guest is the phenomenal weather presenter from Al Jazeera, Everton Fox. We talk about his inspiring journey from BBC World to Al Jazeera in Doha, his expertise in meteorology, the issue of global warming and climate change today, what the increasing temperatures around the world could mean, and the simple things we can do on an everyday basis to help the environment. Being a long-time friend of Stefan’s, Everton also gives us fun tidbits of information that you might not have known about Ginger Camel’s CEO.

As mentioned in the episode, if you would like to donate to save animal shelters in Qatar, here's the link: https://www.gofundme.com/animal-welfare-in-qatar

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As a child, Arvind Rampal was fascinated with books that discussed personal growth, so it only made sense that he would find a job in the field of personal development and human capital. He is now the Managing Director at Qatar Skills Academy.

In this episode, he talks about the philosophy of positive thinking called 'Law of Attraction,' building the right mindset to attain success, and the field of coaching and development. In Qatar, Arvind organizes regular meet-ups and invites anyone in Doha to discuss various topics from mindfulness to building up positive habits that will build one's personality.

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Yoga has been around for ages, but not everyone can wrap their heads around its effects and benefits. With international Yoga Day right around the corner, what better time would there be to understand the science behind the practice?In this episode, we speak to Mary Bugg, Founder of Yoga Bugg, who shares her unique story of how learning yoga changed her life. Listen in to know about the different forms of yoga and what kind of yoga you can start practicing to cater to your lifestyle. 

This episode is brought to you by Warwick Doha, a five-star hotel located in the heart of Doha. They have incredible Eid offers that you absolutely must experience. It's Eid after all, from from buffets and World Cup screenings to spa packages—the perfect time to treat and reward yourself.

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We're turning four on 14 June! It's been a wonderful ride and we cannot wait to share the stories of more wonderful people on our podcast.
In this week's episode, we have a special guest, the founder of Doha Heat, John Savage who shares his experiences with starting Qatar's first podcast. We talk about why he wanted to start a podcast, the challenges he faced, and our journey in the past 4 years. Also joining in on this episode is Stefan Lindberg-Jones, CEO of Ginger Camel and our publisher.
Thank you so much to all our listeners for their support. We couldn't have done this without you!

S/O to our show sponsor this week Warwick Doha, who treated our host to a luxurious spa and a delicious iftar buffet. Check them out for amazing Ramadan offers and treat yourself—you deserve it.

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This week, we hosted Haitham Kurdi, founder of Ramadan's Pearl Charity Meals in Qatar.  The initiative feeds more than 230 workers at The Pearl Qatar daily through iftar nutrition packs as well as hot meals from kind neighbours and supportive local restaurants. Listen in to know about the meaningfulness of this venture, and how you can contribute too!

 
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Is your skin dull and tired from all the stress it goes through? Do you want to know the small steps you can take on an everyday basis to protect and help nourish it?
 
This week, we spoke to the illustrious Marzena Hallam, founder of Emoly, who creates 100% organic and 100% natural skin care products in Qatar, along with working a day job. Listen in to know what the best practices are to care for your skin and to learn about how an organic skincare regime can benefit you.
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Do you believe in book fairies?

Doha Heat had the pleasure of chatting with a real-life Book Fairy! Jean Bayaborda, founder of The Book Fairies Qatar, talks about her love for books and how she raises awareness of reading in Doha.

Do you have a passion for reading and spreading satisfaction to others? Download our podcast and listen to learn how you can become a book fairy too!

Direct download: Doha_Heat_EW_Episode_18.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:31am MSK

Doha Heat had the pleasure to host Nourah Al Sulaiman, Students Outreach Manager of Ensaniyat. Ensaniyat is a project under the umbrella of migrant-rights.org and aims at spreading knowledge and awareness about migrant and domestic workers rights in Kuwait and Qatar. Listen to our Podcast at http://www.gingercamel.com/podcast/doha-heat or watch us here, we went LIVE this morning!

Qatar Labour Law document:

https://www.ilo.org/…/1284…/F-1438071320/QAT105099%20Eng.pdf

Follow and support Ensaniyat:

https://twitter.com/Ensaniyat_
https://twitter.com/_Noourr
https://www.instagram.com/ensaniyatproject/

If you would like to support a local project started by a group of neighbours, donate your time/goods/iftar boxes this Ramadan:
Ramadan Charity Meals at The Pearl Qatar:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/790785904460772/

Direct download: Doha_Heat_EW_Episode_17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:42pm MSK

Doha Heat had the pleasure to meet Jack Saba GM of Public Affairs Sasol. We discussed their CSR initiative "Accessible Qatar" and "Definitely Able Qatar" to Inspire us all and bring awareness about the super abilities of those with disabilities. Bringing your attention to the first public inclusive park in the entire region where children with all types of abilities can play together Legtaifiya Park

Follow them here:
FB @/thedefinitelyable 
Instagram: @definitelyAble

Direct download: Doha_Heat_EW_Episode_15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:49am MSK

Coach Elizabeth Wood, Founder of Inspire Me spoke on the topic of Self-Confidence, a common topic for those who seek coaching. Her approach is to keep it simple by offering 5 Simple Steps to Self-Confidence. She empowers her audience to commit to tangible action steps within the week. Download the podcast and benefit from a surge of energy coming through your speakers! 
www.inspireme.qa 
Instagram: @elizabeto 
FB: Elizabeth Wood

Direct download: Doha_Heat_EW_Episode_13.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:35am MSK

Goal setting through coaching...

Doha Heat had the pleasure to host our guest Abdulaziz Dallol Leadership and Life Coach yesterday. We discussed how Aziz supports his clients to reach their goals by tackling limiting beliefs they may have about themselves, as well as exploring the comfort zone and how to break out of it in order to grow. We also tapped into pain and how pain can serve us. If you haven't yet watched the LIVE video check it out below and download the podcast to catch it all!

Instagram: @azizdalloul 
Website: http://www.azizdalloul.com

Also we spoke of Inspire Me's free workshop series that takes place every Tuesday evening from 6pm-7.30pm at Shakespeare, The Pearl.
Http://Www.inspireme.qa

Direct download: Doha_Heat_EW_Episode_12.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:36pm MSK

LIVE with our guest Anahi Brown -Lifestyle and Wellness coach. We learn about Paleo and Keto diets and general mindfulness to keep us happy and energised!

Direct download: Doha_Heat_EW_Episode_11.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:18pm MSK

Hello Doha Heat! We had the pleasure of hosting Ms. Jacinthe Lamontagne-Lecomte on our FB LIVE podcast. Jacinthe likes to introduce herself as a Citizen of the World free of labels and told us; "I'm not an artist". We discussed her photography, art-work and canvas work within the theme of capturing emotions. To know more download this week's podcast and show support. Follow Jacinthe for more inspiration. Let's get curious!

JACINTHE LAMONTAGNE
FB Page: Jacinthe Lamontagne-Lecomte Jacinthe Lamontagne-Lecomte
www.jacinthelamontagnelecomte.com

International Artists Doha will have an event at the W-Hotel on the 24th March 2018 unveiling Jacinthe's canvas titled "Emotions"

Direct download: Doha_Heat_EW_Episode_10.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:04pm MSK

Brainchild of "Filipiknows" Carlo Yan joined us this morning in the studio to discuss his blooming business in Qatar and the Gulf. Today's theme was motivation. We discussed what motivates us, and strategies to stay on track whilst en route to achieving our goals. We also discussed the concept of the comfort zone and what we can potentially do to stretch ourselves out of our comfort zone to step into our full potential and grow. His goal is to reach out to the Filipino community worldwide, and his motivation is his family.

Direct download: Doha_Heat_EW_Episode_9.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:57pm MSK

This episode we addressed the concept of celebrating our positive emotions more than we usually do. We compared how as humans we tend to dwell on negative emotions and stay 'in' them much longer than our positive emotions. We discussed this in light of the current situation in Qatar, and how the blockade has affected our emotional wellbeing. It comes down to our choice whether we push through the bad times to embrace the good.

Direct download: Doha_Heat_EW_Episode_8.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:02pm MSK

Good evening Doha Heat! We had the pleasure of hosting 12-year old singer Janna Tompson. This week's theme was learning from our challenges and turning it into something positive. Janna spoke of her passion for singing and music and how it helps her on a daily basis to overcome bullying. She touched on how speaking out and asking for help during tough times supported her to be herself and care less about what people think of her. She sang for us and we are delighted to hear her beautiful voice... download this episode now and follow Janna on her inspiring journey.

https://www.facebook.com/Jannathomsonuk/

Direct download: Doha_Heat_EW_Episode_7.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:51pm MSK

This week's guest was Salman Bin Nasser, Qatari Explorer. We spoke of how his expedition to Mt. Kilimanjaro inspired him to grow and pursue success as well as his hike across Qatar . We also spoke of what is it that inspires us as humans and how we experience fulfilment in life.

Direct download: Doha_Heat_EW_Episode_6.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:28pm MSK

This podcast is about how to visualise your best life. A vision board is a creative way to put your dreams down on paper or design on the computer.  

Direct download: Doha_Heat_EW_Episode5.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:18am MSK

The Disease to Please was theme of the week, with our  special guest Amal Al Muftah, Qatari Film Maker, Artist and Director. 

 

Elizabeth and Amal discussed the challenge of People-Pleasing in a creative industry such as film making. Amal shared her insight into how she overcame the challenge of pleasing others and began to please herself by setting boundaries and no longer restricting her creativity. Through the chat, Elizabeth and Amal gave the listeners insight into what people pleasing is and how we can grow and be more creative and authentic if we put ourselves first.

Direct download: Doha_Heat_EW_Episode_4.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:05pm MSK

We had the pleasure to host Doha-based Henna artist Nazma Mazhar as our guest on Doha Heat's podcast this morning. She uses her artistic talent as a personal charity project to bring happiness to cancer patients in Doha and those who have lost their hair to the disease alopecia.

 
Direct download: Doha_Heat_EW_Episode_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:07pm MSK

Jeanne leads the Doha Environmental Actions Project. Doha Environmental Actions Project is keen to raise public awareness of the environmental damage caused by the littering, and aid in making the public aware of the new Law #18 of 2017 on public hygiene which prohibits littering in public spaces and lays down stringent penalties for offenders.  

Direct download: Doha_Heat_EW_Episode_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:10pm MSK

Stefan Lindberg-Jones introduces Elizabeth Wood to the Doha Heat podcast audience. We get to hear why she has taken the role of host and what she will bring to the show.

Direct download: Doha_Heat_EW_Episode_1_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm MSK

Today we are revisiting our friend, instrumental rock musician Shehzad Bhanji as he has recently produced his second album. This time we talk about the major shift in the global music industry as well as a musical scene in Qatar. About new ways of being an artist in the digital era, following your dreams and about the music of course.
For more information please visit www.shehzadbhanji.com

Direct download: DH_-_Shezhad.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am MSK

Zoe Hawk is an artist who shows us the mysterious world of girls, mostly innocent and sometimes vicious. Her works are deep yet easy to understand, they touch the issues of childhood, social adaptation, gender. If you have ever been a girl you will relate. In case you haven’t… Well, we talked with Zoe about much more than that. So join us while we try to answer the eternal questions of what is art and how do we know. And while you listen, visit her website: zoehawk.com or instagram: @zoe.hawk

Direct download: DH_-_Zoe_Hawk.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:06am MSK

Have you ever been bored at a museum? Tired perhaps? Don’t worry, our today’s guest  Pamela Erskine-Loftus will tell us about what do museums of today do to save you from the museum fatigue. That’s an actual term. We will also discuss how great it is to enjoy a good cultural experience and why it’s better to not try do a whole museum at once.
So tune in, and enhance your culture with us.

Direct download: DH_-_Museum3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:45pm MSK

Did you know the Museum of Islamic Art was designed by the same architect, who designed the Louvre Pyramid? Or that when the National museum of Qatar was first opened it didn’t have a collection to display?
If you want to fall in love with Qatar, the unique place where we live, listen to our guest
Dr. Mariam Al-Mulla. She is  a cultural researcher at Qatar University, a former director of Qatar National Museum, a curator and organizer of many exhibitions, an art historian, a  museologist and much more. With us she shares the stories of Qatar. The stories of heritage, family, growth and aspiration.
Join us for this conversation, and you will feel Qatar a little more.

Direct download: DH_-_Museum2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am MSK

There is a special kind of place. A place we usually go to on a school trip, often visit as tourists when traveling to other countries. We know they’re important, but often don’t visit them in our own hometowns.

Museums are meant to make a community.

They are a non-profit institution built to preserve our culture, to share it with us, to provide us with means of discussion and reflection on who we are. With our guest Safa Arshad, we’ll find out what the museums of Doha have for us to learn.

Direct download: DH_-_Museum.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:55am MSK

Between the the worlds of food abundance and scarcity in Qatar there is a bridge. It’s called Wa’Hab which means “to give” - a Doha based initiative that brings excess food from those who have it to those who need it. In this episode we talk to some of the authors of this elegant solution to a whole string of problems at once.

For more information visit www.wahab.qa

Direct download: DH_-_Wahaab.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am MSK

For large portion of time there was virtually one way most people could see the world outside of their hometown. They couldn’t go to far off places but they could see those places through the eyes of a travel photographer. Someone brave who took on a risky journey, brought a camera and captured the world for them to see.

These days everybody takes pictures and most of us even travel occasionally. Does that make us all travel photographers? Not really. Apparently there’s something more to it. What exactly is that we’ll find out with the help of our guest Lubaib Gazir, a travel photographer based in Doha.

Direct download: DH_-_TravelPh.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:30am MSK

Meet Anna, the new host for the Doha Heat podcast. Hear her talk about her background and her ideas for the future episodes of the show.

Direct download: DH_-_Anna_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am MSK

Originally from Kuwait, Wala’a found herself in Doha as a student, and later as an interior designer in Japan. Since then, she has taken an interest in colours and the important roles they play in our lives. Join us as we discuss the importance of incorporating the right colours through design and meditation. Colour isn’t something that you just wear, it’s what we live and what we breathe.


For more information please visit: www.thecolorrecipe.com

Direct download: Doha_Heat_thecolorrecipe.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:12am MSK

It all began in the early 1900’s when women in New York stood up for their right to be heard. Fast forward to 2017 and we’ve seen a drastic change in women’s rights; however there’s still much to be done. Join me as I discuss the importance of this very special day, and highlight a woman who continues to inspire through love and passion.


For more information on International Women’s Day and any events going on in your region, please visit: www.internationalwomensday.com

Direct download: Doha_Heat_IWD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am MSK

In a world filled with bloggers and up and coming social media celebrities, how do you separate yourself from the pack? How do you stand out? Karen Nicolet, founder of Clumsy and Chic discusses the importance of developing your own brand identity, while being authentically you. From photography to her love of fashion, Karen shows us how the little things in life truly make a difference. Join this Grazia Style Awards Blogger of the Year on her journey from marketing to mommy hood, here in Doha.



For more information please visit: www.clumsychic.com

Direct download: Doha_Heat_Clumsychic.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am MSK

Born in Doha, and raised in the UK, Tamara Hasan is the perfect example of turning an idea into reality. After a friend fractured his arm and had nowhere to turn to in terms of physiotherapy, she saw a need and raced to fill it. In 2015, Tamara Hasan co-founded the International Physiotherapy Centre here in Doha, Qatar and she didn’t stop there. One year later, she found her and her team opening a second location. Fast forward to today, and she has now opened the International Medical Centre, a practice where you have your own family practitioner. Striving to give medical care a more personal feel, Tamara is hopeful that the newly opened International Medical Centre will provide just that.

So join Tamara and her team on their journey, as they strive to take healthcare and rehabilitation to the next level, here in Doha, Qatar.


For more information please visit: www.theipcentre.com and www.theimcentre.com for more information.

Direct download: Doha_Heat_Tamara.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:31pm MSK

In 2010 while visiting his parents here in Qatar, Canadian Sameer Ali realized something was terribly wrong. A short flight to his native India and a few tests after, the unexpected was confirmed - he had been diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma. After chemotherapy and a 6 month stay, he was free of cancer and back to Canada, only to learn his cancer had returned. Fast forward to 2016, and a few mountains later, Sameer is a true testament to how a positive attitude can overcome anything.


Follow him on his journey as he raises cancer awareness, one mountain at a time.

facebook.com/climbovercancerqa

@climbovercancerqa

 

Direct download: Doha_Heat_Sameer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am MSK

Fiona Lovatt, a woman whose heart shows no boundaries had no idea what she would be faced with, upon her arrival in Nigeria. A four month time frame, books in hand and a hope to spread her love of education, Fiona soon realized her true life's purpose. Nearly five years and five separate initiatives later, she shows no signs of slowing down. Join Fiona on her journey as she aids the children of Borno and internally displaced persons (just to name a few), rebuild their lives after fleeing the terrors of Boko Haram.


For more information on Fiona Lovatt’s journey, please visit: http://lovattfoundation.org

Direct download: Doha_Heat_-_Fiona_Lovatt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:38pm MSK

A special podcast where Stefan Lindberg-Jones hands over Doha Heat presenting to the new host Ansam Safieh. Doha Heat’s 4th presenter since the podcast launched in 2014. Ansam, Sam for short, gives us a brief insight into what she did before turning her hand to podcast hosting and she talks about some of her guests she has lined up in the next couple of weeks.

Direct download: Doha_Heat_-_Ansam.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am MSK

Ahmed Hassan is an inspirational young man, who stumbled across his inner passion and creativity two years ago with his camera phone which has led him on a journey of discovery of photography.

This has led him to have an exhibition this month of his work.
Direct download: Doha_Heat_-_Photo_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30pm MSK

I am sure many of us at one time or another in their life have written a poem or some lyrics to express themselves. I am certain we did this in private, and not many of us shared our creativity. Now you can learn more about developing your skill in poetry writing and writing music, with the help of a new group called Words & Strings (http://www.wordsandstrings.xyz), set up by Amin Isaac & Elmoiz.

Direct download: Doha_Heat_-_WS.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:07am MSK

Ghanim Al Sulaiti is an inspiration amongst young Qataris growing up amongst the deluge of fast food restaurants. A qualified engineer who’s passion was healthy living and eating, decided to lead by example and educate the best way he could by opening Qatar’s first Vegan Cafe 100% plant based food. Listen to Ghanim's story and his passion for enriching the lives of their guests, their employees and the community through healthy eating.

Direct download: Doha_Heat_-_Vegan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am MSK

With so many people being affected by cancer in different ways these days, either through knowing someone close to them, a friend of a friend, or actually having cancer themselves, it’s not something you can ignore, and it won’t  go away if we stick our heads in the sand. Self testing and regular check-ups are important for all of us and Breast Cancer Awareness Month is great reminder about taking care of ourselves and the importance of supporting others.

Listen to our inspirational special guest Sandee Thompson, who took on breast cancer herself and walked away with a bilateral mastectomy. Sandee shows us that if you are diagnosed with the Big C, it’s not the end of the world, and can in fact be a new beginning. Sandee can be contacted directly at sandee_t@yahoo.com

Direct download: DH_-_BCA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:17am MSK

If you have been in Qatar for over a year or so you would understand that sometimes finding things in shops or knowing what the procedure is with official paperwork can be a little frustrating at times and confusing, so generally you turn to your work colleagues or friends for help and advice. Now there is a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/579287658767294/  and website https://wwhidoha.com/ When, Where & How in Doha which brings together the Qatar community to help each other with relevant information you want to know. Sean Garret founding partner talks to @dohaheat about how the Facebook page came about, the amazing response from the Qatar community, the strange questions and the future for the Facebook site & website.

Direct download: DH_-_WWHDOHA.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am MSK

@DohaHeat is the community podcast here in #Qatar, so when we heard about this regular #event @paintqatar we felt we had to share it with the Doha Heat #community. Joe Newnham from @TrinityQatar explains the whole concept and how it is appealing to all ages. Listen to the podcast to hear how you can book a place and get 10% discount.

Direct download: DH_-_PTTQ.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:39pm MSK

These long summer holidays really do not lend themselves to sustaining a podcast, huh? We return with a new episode, which features some familiar voices: Producer Andrew Clark and Ginger Camel Managing Director Stefan Lindberg-Jones. The two discuss how the podcast got started, its ups and downs, and the next chapter.

Special thank you to all of our listeners; without you all the podcast would never have made it this far. Do not be shy about getting in touch if you would like to be a potential guest.

See you around the sandbox. - Andrew

Direct download: DH_-_Andrew.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:34am MSK

Good things come to those that wait, right? We are back after a lengthy absence because life sometimes gets in the way of side hustles. This episode introduces us to Professor Anne Sobel, who is an accomplished independent filmmaker and is currently working on a graphic novel. Her latest project focuses on a story involving elements of fantasy and female empowerment, all set in the GCC.

Direct download: DH_-_Anne_Sorbel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm MSK

Every day is a new opportunity to live positively and give to others - this is the guiding mantra for Shefa Ali. Raised mostly in the UK, but relocating to Qatar a few years ago, this guest touches on how shifting a mindset and devoting yourself to service leads to great things.

Make sure to follow her journey via these channels:

Instagram: Miss_Shefa

Snapchat: Missshefa007

Direct download: DH_-_Shefa.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am MSK

A man. An Instagram page. And lots of ambition - these things aptly sum-up today's guest, Mohannad Bitar. Wanting to show the world Qatar's diversity of experiences and scenery (hold the desert and mall jokes), Bitar launched an Instagram account focused on these things, which has grown exponentially in less than a year. The interview delves into what sustains his passion for this project and where he hopes to take it next.

 

Follow Mohannad's journey and see This is Qatar's latest posts via their Instagram profile: @thisisqatar.

Direct download: DH_-_MR_TIQ.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50am MSK

Born and raised in Pakistan, Shehzad Bhanji tells his story of pursuing music as a teenager with relatives, growing up, and then returning to his passion for writing rock music. Although having a full-time job in marketing and a family, the now Doha-based musician finds time to write, record, and promote his take on instrumental, guitar-focused rock. To listen to his album, Never Say Goodbye, head here: http://www.shehzadbhanji.com/#!music/c130w.

Direct download: DH_-_asdf.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:00am MSK