Doha Dash 2016
Registration for the fourth annual Dolphin Energy Doha Dash is now open! is Back! Participants can register for the different races through www.dohadash.com Supporting the vision behind the Qatar National Sport Day, The Dolphin Energy Doha Dash 2016, which has established itself as one of the most popular community events in the Qatari Capital, is expected to attract thousands of runners to Losail Circuit on February 9, 2016.
It has a race for everyone; a 5km run for those aged 12 and over (registration fee QR100), a 3km run (QR50) for participants over eight-years-old, a 1km run for children and a 1km ladies walk, both of which are free of charge. The newest addition, a 10km run for those aged 15 and over (QR150), is set to attract seasoned runners from across the city. Mr Hassan Al-Emadi, General Manager-Qatar, Dolphin Energy, said: “We are proud of Dolphin Energy’s long-standing association with the Doha Dash. We believe that practicing sports and leading an active lifestyle is integral to personal and social well-being and we are committed to promoting these values, especially at a local level in Qatar. ”
Mariam Farid, Doha Dash 2016 ambassador, member of the Qatari National track and field team and silver medallist at the West Asian Championships in Jordan and the GCC Championships, said: “Doha Dash is a great event for runners with varying degrees of fitness and experience. It is a fun experience for people of all ages and a great opportunity to go out and try something new that can have a positive impact on one’s health. ” Since its launch in 2013, the Doha Dash has seen a steady year-on-year increase in participation with 2,546 participants in 2015, which is approximately a 77 per cent increase from the inaugural event in 2013.
GO: Visit www.dohadash.com to register and for more information.
Maya La Chocolaterie is Back!
A new agreement has been signed that will see the return of Maya La Chocolaterie to the Qatari market in the near future. The Living Concepts Bahrain (TLC) has successfully signed a strategic partnership with Qatari Holding Company, AlSiddiqi Holding. In light of the new agreement this strategic partnership grants AlSiddiqi Holding the franchise rights to operate and manage the Maya La Chocolaterie outlets – the famous chocolate boutique and Maya Delices, the upscale catering and patisserie brands, within Qatar.
Chocolate lovers are expected to be reunited soon with Maya as the expansion plans were revealed. TLC Managing Director, Hamad Janahi, said: “Given Maya’s well-established presence in the GCC, we are excited to add seven new chocolate boutiques in Doha within the next five years with three of them to be operational before the first quarter of 2016; thus further expanding our offerings in the region.” Yay, chocolate!