Baba Chapatea, Qatar’s homegrown café, announced Hamad Al Amari, the popular Qatari standup comedian and social media influencer, as its brand ambassador. For Baba Chapatea is was an easy choice as Hamad represents the underlying essence of the café’s persona which is – young, innovative and passionate.


Best known for its Karak and signature stuffed Parathas, Baba Chapatea opened its first outlet at Al Wakra in 2013. Within a short time, the café has developed a loyal following, attracting people from all over the country to try its unique offerings. Yoonus Salim Vapattu, the Managing Director and co-founder of Baba Chapatea said: “Karak and Paratha are ingrained in Qatari culture ever since childhood. Right from school days to later in the adult life, a cup of Karak and the fluffy parathas are part of the daily routine of any Qatari.

“For us, the young and talented, Mr. Hamad Al Amari was an ideal choice as he complements our brand with his work. He portrays a blend of fun, innovation and charisma exactly like Baba Chapatea.” Hamad Al Amari, popularly known as The Qatari Guy, said: “Karak has become an integral part of the local and expat communities in Qatar. For me, personally, associating with Baba Chapatea was an easy choice, as I can confidently say they have the best Karak in Qatar! “Trust me I know good Karak. Not just that though, I really believe in the vision of Mr. Yoonus Salim Vapattu and the brand – I can really relate to it on a personal level.”

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Nando’s Ramadan Charity Drive

The Holy Month of Ramadan is a special time of the year and Nando’s continued to give back to the community, as part of their charity drive in partnership with the leading social networking and community activism platform, InterNations. Nando’s generously handed out bags filled with hygiene and food products to migrant workers at one of the largest labour camps in Doha.

CSR initiative Drive for Good, which is organised by Mark Thomson, Head of Doha InterNations social network and his team and community members, took place last month, and once again illustrated Nando’s commitment to caring and being socially responsible towards members of the wider society and participating actively in lending a helping hand to the underprivileged. The donation packs included caps, t-shirts, slippers, toothbrushes, toothpastes, shaving razors and soap as well as biscuits, tea bags, noodles, sugar, instant drink powder and hot and cold water dispensers. Being a brand that exemplifies humility, the packs were handed out to migrant workers by the Nando’s employees themselves. Every bit counts – thank you, Nando’s!

Mall of Qatar Welcomes Retailers

MOQ & UCC Officials- (from the left) Mr Moutaz Al Khayyat - HE Shaeel Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Attiyah - Mr Ahmed Al Mulla - Mr Ramez Al Khayyat

Mall of Qatar (MOQ), the soon-to-beopened premier shopping destination in Doha, organised a welcome aboard event for all major anchor retailers and future tenants. Besides setting a new standard in both mall design and entertainment, this milestone event showcased MOQ at an advanced stage of completion with a site tour that detailed the readiness to the retailers. In fact, it marked the beginning of the countdown with over 100 retailers already shop fitting, and over 200 more expected to start fit out very soon.

MOQ Entertainment

Mr. Ahmed Al Mulla, CEO of Mall of Qatar extended a warm welcome to the gathering and talked about the uniqueness of the mall that is all set to transform the consumer experience: “The nation’s mall will be a jewel in Qatar’s National Vision 2030, a super-regional mall that will be placed on the world tourism map. The Mall of Qatar management is committed to this vision and to build and maintain strong leadership in order to meet our partners and customers’ expectations.” Guests were transported into another dimension, as MOQ depicted a new level of completion. They were drawn to six different freestanding doors which were a direct referral to each coloured jewel found in the MOQ logo, lit throughout the room, each accompanied by individual actors themed as the ambassadors of MOQ – styled and characterised to a new level of fashion, marrying local touches with international flair.

For The Opening Act, guests were treated to a new ecosystem of entertainment and experiences in an atmosphere that utilised the dynamics of acrobatics – dance – and vocalists. The finale, Pulse a sneak peak of one of the MOQ Live shows with the sound of drum beats, rhythm, acrobatic duo straps, dance and incredible vocal pieces, left the guests with a sense of awe and excitement. Situated next to the award winning Al Rayyan FIFA 2022 stadium, Mall of Qatar will be offering visitors 500 outlets including over 100 food and beverage outlets as well as a 5-star luxury hotel, part of Curio, a Collection by Hilton. The Mall’s 19-screen Cineplex will include the largest IMAX Laser 3D projection system in the world, seven VIP screens on three levels, an eight-lane bowling alley and in-theatre gourmet food service.

MOQ show

Within the 16,500 sqm Family Entertainment Complex, Kidzmondo and Xtremeland will provide multilevel entertainment for all. We can’t wait to get our shop on!

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Cool de Sac Summer Camp

CDS venue

Cool de Sac is an exciting concept, which combines children’s edutainment and healthy dining options. Cool de Sac blends entertainment with creativity, eating out and sheer fun for children with convenience for adults: the perfect place for the entire family.

Zaky and kids

What’s on offer? Cool Camps: Featuring Creative Play sessions, Hip Hop dance classes, Eat Your Art, Indoor games, and cinema drama sessions to name but a few of the amazing activities included. Special deals: The kids can join in all the fun from July 12 to August 31. Get a special 50% admission discount on weekdays from 12noon to 1pm; and also on weekdays from 2pm to 4pm, take advantage of the “cool” down with 50% off mocktails and shakes – yum!

Cool Cut Car Chair

GO: Visit Cool de Sac at Andalucia Way, Building B12, Medina Centrale, The Pearl Qatar. Call 4437 8421 or visit for more information.