Doha Heat (society & culture)
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.

It has been quite a week here at Doha Heat - above all, we received word of winning a platinum AVA Digital Award!

Direct download: Bonus_Episode_-_AVA_Digital_Awards_Win_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 10:32am MSK

Young entrepreneur, self-taught chef, and interior design cum vegetarian advocate, Saba Rahbar, joins us from her company, Vegetarian Treehouse. The startup, which offers Doha residents healthy and delicious veggie foods, opens up about her personal health journey and making veggie dishes accessible in Qatar. Keep an eye out for her Treehouse Tuesday delivered meals in the West Bay; more details can be found on her Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/vegetariantreehouse.


Raise your hand if you've ever felt the need to be a perfect person and know everything about all things. Jeanine, Marie, and I examine the need to reframe our thinking about each of our unique talents and finite energy levels. Hopefully you'll come out feeling a boost to your self-confidence.


Bonus Sunday episode for you! ILoveQatar.net offers up the best events preview for the coming week, and it's going to be a busy one. Big shoutout to the Qatari handball team - let's hope they take home the championship tonight!


Snuck in an episode just before heading out to Education City for their career fair - definitely check it out if you're on the job hunt. Miles and I chat about the upcoming edition of The Edge magazine, focusing on ictQatar's recent social media report, the growth of Qatar's hospitality industry, and Islamic banking's rise.

Direct download: Ep._136_-_The_Edge_Weekly_Business_News_2.1_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 1:53pm MSK

Took a week off to get some work done on the upcoming launch of something big...wouldn't you like to know what I'm being secretive about? Anyways, I got to connect with local fitness trainer and 10 year Doha resident, Karen Porter. She currently runs Body & Health By Design in the city and shares a well-traveled backstory.

Direct download: Ep._135_-_Karen_Porter_of_Body__Health_By_Design_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:30am MSK

Canadian expat and mindfulness instructor at Yama Yoga Studios, Jackie Woodworth, joins us for an early morning episode to brighten your day. We explore the difference between being physically present and fully engaging in the moment, or as she put it, being on autopilot versus taking charge. Want to learn more about this practice and how to use it daily? Listen in!


Mishaps are a part of life, but how hard is it to accept that and see them as an opportunity for growth? We reflect on how we can celebrate these events and share what we have learned.


A busy week ahead for Qatar! Lots happening in the country that hopefully offers something for everyone: a winter festival at Katara, the final week of handball, and a bunch of opportunities to shake-off your stress. Please note that we received word that the Spring Festival at Souq Waqif has been postponed in light of King Abdullah's death this weekend.


We take some time to reflect on the implications of Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah's passing over the weekend for the GCC and global economics, as well as the evolution of Qatar's marketing/PR market. Special shoutout to our episode's sponsor, PRO-Property.

Direct download: Ep._130_-_The_Edge_Weekly_Business_News_1.25_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 10:15am MSK