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.

Fitness in Qatar owner, Nadia Al-Haroon, stopped by the studio for a chat about her journey from an International Relations major to aspiring business person in Qatar. We get insight into her experiences growing-up in Bahrain, moving to Australia for university, and returning to Qatar in order to provide this great resource. The site, which features fitness class schedules, health products, and more, contributes to the pursuit of a healthier nation - definitely check it out!

Direct download: Ep._155_-_Nadia_Al-Haroon_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 9:16am MSK

We wrap up the second part of our special on the goodness that is coffee with the R&R Coffee guys. This episode covers a bit more of the nitty-gritty, talking about the process of preparation from roasting to drinking, as well as the nutritional aspects of its consumption. Bob and Dan also impart with us a vast knowledge of the best equipment you can use.


There seems to be a misconception that reflection entails a big process and isolating oneself from the world, but it does not have to! It is about taking time during our days to pause and take-in our surroundings, whether through some deep breaths, meditation, or thoughtful conversation. How do you choose to reflect?


We are back again this week to tell about the best events happening around Qatar, and there are some really big ones! If you are into tennis, Qatar is hosting this week the Qatar Total Open, which brings some of the world's top female players. Also, the IGN Convention is running for two days this week - may be there myself. Lots more so listen in and get out there!


Miles and I are joined this morning by Volante Regional Managing Editor James McCarthy to hear about the automotive magazine's launch at the recent Qatar Motor Show and the car market in Qatar. James also addresses rumors pertaining to Formula-1 racing coming to the country - you do not want to miss this episode if you are a car enthusiast!

Direct download: Ep._151_-_The_Edge_Weekly_Business_News_2.19_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 9:35am MSK

Maha Al-Sulaiti and Moza Al-Naemi from Qatar Scientists Community and Social Network joined me in the studio to tell listeners about this new initiative. The aim of this group is to create regular casual meet up for scientists in Qatar, to give them an opportunity to discuss their work and advances in their fields in a friendly atmosphere. Really happy to see such ambitious individuals in my new home!


Coffee: a topic near and dear to my heart and morning routines. We're joined by Dan and Bob from Doha's very own roasters, R&R Coffee. The two Canadian expats give us an in-depth look at what makes for an excellent cup of heaven on earth...ok, maybe for some of us. The first part of this two-part special discusses the origins of coffee and some of the best practices in brewing it.


Ever struggled to build a connection with another person? If you have, hopefully today's episode with the ladies from Empower World will provide useful tips on developing rapport, or a close and harmonious relationship in which the people or groups concerned understand each other's feelings or ideas and communicate well. A simple, yet effective approach: hush up and listen.


You will probably notice a slight difference today since Kev is currently in Kuwait for a speaking engagement, but alas that would not stop us from bringing you our weekly events update! As you will see, it is going to be a busy week with lots happening around Qatar, especially among the American expat community. Let us know how these events go if you attend!


Lots to get into today with The Edge! We talk about sensationalist media targeting Qatar, the country's ambitions to become a sporting hub, and the February edition of Qatar Construction News set to hit stands this week.

Direct download: Ep._146_-_The_Edge_Weekly_Business_News_2.12_mixdown.mp3
Category:Society & Culture -- posted at: 7:00am MSK