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Autumn 2014

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Playgroups: Good for kids and parents

Playgroups are for more than just fun! They're also a great way to teach children how to socialise.


Gymnastics for preschoolers

Gymnastics can help your preschooler develop important skills. Learn about the benefits of gymnastics and how to choose the right gym.

Living in a compound

Thinking of moving to Doha? Find out if life on a compound is the right choice for you.

Getting Around Town

It is easier to get around Doha than you might think. Learn about all the available transportation options.

Speech and Language Development: Birth to Age 5

As your child begins to speak and communicate, look for these milestones to track your baby's development.

Preserving Family Memories

Follow these seven steps to getting your family’s photos and videos under control.

Teaching Islam

Whether you choose to enrol your children in an Islamic school or teach them at home, there are many options for teaching your children about Islam.

Mumtrepreneur: Ibtihaj Elmorr

Find out how Ibtihaj Elmorr has used her talent and passion for design to make a fulfilling career for herself.

Swimming Safety

Follow these simple rules to make sure everyone has a fun and safe time at the pool or beach.

Meet a Doha Family: Andreas Family

With more than three years in Doha under their belts, the Andreas Family loves driving and camping in the desert.

Desert Safari with the Kids

A thrilling and sometimes stomach-dropping ride, a desert safari is the quintessential Qatar adventure.

Learning Styles

Do you know your child's learning style? Find out how to identify and augment this important learning skill.

Why wear an abaya?

Self-expression without anyone knowing who you are. One woman's thoughts about wearing an abaya.

Having Fun at Home

Too hot to venture outside? Here are some tips on what to do when you're stuck at home with restless kids.

Café Ceramique

Tasty food, creativity and real family time. All you need to know about Doha's popular Café Ceramique.

Learning to paddle

Kayaking in Qatar with a four year old: an exhilarating adventure with nature or a recipe for disaster?

Yoga poses for children

Healthy living starts at home and lasts a lifetime. Grab a yoga mat and try these easy yoga moves with your kids.

The Diabetes Challenge

Diabetes complications and mortalities create social and economic challenges that affect individuals, families, businesses and societies across the globe and in Qatar.

Processing a family visa

Once you've made the move and gotten your RP, find out how to bring your family to Qatar under your sponsorship.

House Hunting in Doha

Need accommodation? Follow these tips on how to find the right home in Doha for you and your family.

Importing a Cat or Dog

Thinking about bringing your pet to Doha? Here's your DIY guide!

Al Wakrah Beach

Pay a visit Al Wakrah Beach to explore the pools of water between the sand bars, which are full of tiny fish, crabs and other sea creatures!

Simaisma Beach

Though not your traditional sandy beach, Simaisma Beach offers fun via the mangroves, nearby playground and squidgy sand!

Fuwairit Beach

With its white sandy shoreline and seashells galore your family will make repeat visits to Fuwairit Beach!

Museum of Islamic Art Park

Visit the Museum of Islamic Art Park to combine culture, fun and casual dining!

Aspire Park

This wide-open park has plenty of green space, a lake, trails and a popular burger joint!

Al Waab Park

Al Waab Family Park is a hidden gem, complete with a covered playground and a security gate to keep kids safe.

Barzan Olympic Park

The splash fountains and shaded playgrounds make Barzan Olympic Park a good bet for children of all ages!

A Trip to Purple Island

A trip to al Khor Island, also known as Purple Island, makes for a wonderful and unique day out of the city.
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