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Camp Qatar Summer Camp

Posted by: Deena Farghal

Camp Qatar 2016 Camp Qatar, which takes place between July 24 and August 11, is one of the biggest summer camps in Qatar. It offers a unique platform for students to enjoy their summer vacation by taking part in a number of engaging activities. A diverse and rich summer event, the camp features interactive workshops as well as cultural, sports, artistic and educational activities organized by some of Qatar’s leading organizations and institutions. Join Camp Qatar 2016 You can register at all Virgin Megastore shops in Villaggio, Landmark or Spinneys – The Pearl. You can also register online and complete the registration payment at Teach For Qatar offices. For more information, please visit their website www.campqatar.qa For inquiries, please call +974- 77945651.


Posted by: @KokoZu

Take a walk down memory lane at #BringTheGoodVibesBack on Friday, March 4th, 2016 from 2-10pm at Al Serkal Avenue. Bite back into the 80s and 90s with excitement, nostalgia – or a bit of both – during a day of good humored fun. The event will bring together a delicious childhood comfort food market to wake your taste buds and will feature activity stations for adults and children, a line up of musicians and DJs playing old school songs, a barber shop and a pop-art nail bar, video arcade, a vintage music shop and much more; all a tribute to street art and culture from the 80s and 90s. We’ll be there ourselves with our retro-esque display. Can’t wait to see you there! Last but not least, the “Charity Laundromat” will be collecting donations of unused clothes so the community…

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Maha Gargash

Join us as we welcome Maha Gargash in-store for a chapter reading and a book signing session at Virgin Megastore, Mall of the Emirates on Saturday, February 27th from 10am-12pm. Maha, author of the #1 internationally bestselling novel The Sand Fish (which is now being made into a film), has just recently released her second novel worldwide, That Other Me. The novel taps into Khaleeji culture that explores the way secrets and betrayal consume three members of a prominent Emirati family. Get an introduction to three members of the fictitious Naseemy family: Majed, Mariam and Dalal and what fate has in-store for them. Set in the 90s in Dubai and Cairo  against the backdrop of the glamorous world of Arab showbiz, That Other Me explores the ties that bind one corroded family.

Chi Al Shaqab 2015

Posted by: Sophie

This is the third year of Qatar’s Chi Al Shaqab event. Horses have always been a big part of religion and culture in the Middle East, especially in the GCC. In order to maintain this tradition in Qatar, CHI AL SHAQAB was launched in 2013 as the first festival of its kind in the Middle East and Asia. This year, once again, the best national and international equestrians will gather in Doha to participate in this exciting event.   Top riders shall compete in this international equestrian competition which comprises of five equestrian disciplines: Jumping, Dressage, Endurance and Vaulting.For the first time in Asia, this year the competition will also include Para-Dressage. This spectacular event is on for five days from March 2 – 7. If you didn’t get your tickets yet for these are available in stores in Qatar…

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The Bubble Has Burst

Posted by: @olya_dubai

Pop culture has exploded and it’s on everybody’s lips. They’re talking about it. They’re gossiping about it. But most of all they are singing it on repeat. It’s pure obsession. It’s ARTPOP. And it’s none other than Lady Gaga. Just released in the United States on November 11th, the #LittleMonsters in the Middle East have already learned all the lyrics with posts overflowing Facebook and Twitter eagerly awaiting the entry of ARTPOP into the region. However, patience is a virtue because considering Lady Gaga’s lyrics can be gently referred to as crude and images a little nude… well there’s much Photoshop and cleaning up work to be done before ARTPOP can be released in this region. By mid next week (November 18th-21st) Virgin Megastore will have ARTPOP available on its shelves in the UAE with Bahrain, Jordan and Egypt to…

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