Doha Mums


Doha Mums receive 17% discount on Door to Door services from Cars in Doha

Announcements 24-Oct-2018 by Prathibha

Mention Doha Mums and receive 17% discount on Door to Door services, including: 
1. Registration Renewal, Fahes, Insurance, Istimara renewal
2. Inspection before buying, Cars in Doha can collect the car and inspect it and send a full report of the car so potential purchasers can make up their mind on the purchase
3. Auto Repair & Other services - Mechanical issues, repairing, car parts

All services are Door to Door! Cars in Doha picks up your car from your home or office and drops it back to the same location on the same day. 
Old Al Rayaan
CALL 5520-3158 or 7778-8132


Doha Mums Deals Cardholders receive 20% discount at newly launched online toy shop ~ Yalla Toys

Announcements 14-Aug-2018 by Prathibha

Shop for a vast range of well-known toy brands for all ages, including; action figures, playsets, fashion art kits, remote controlled vehicles, fidget toys, bikes, trikes, ride-ons, inflatables, bouncers, babies and dolls, play gyms and mats, outdoor play and sports, footwear, kids costumes, party supplies and so much more... in the comfort of your home or wherever you are, at the click of a button! 
Discount: 20% discount on all items at YALLA TOYS 
**Please email sarah@dohamums for online code** 
Terms: Sale items are excluded
Online store
CALL 4462-2116


Qatar’s only online shopping place specialising in TOYS for all ages. With an extensive portfolio of prominent international brands that all our children have come to love playing with today, Yalla Toys' goal is to deliver safe, innovative and high-quality toys that inspire and engage your child’s imaginations and creativity to an entertaining experience.

Yalla Toys has their own warehousing facilities and their delivery services are provided through a collaboration with Q-post, who has an extensive and well-established network all over Qatar in order to ensure all the deliveries reach every customer on time.

For more information on the 470+ deals please visit the website at


Doha Mums receive 10% discount on the Worldwide Summer Destination Brunches at The Ritz Carlton,Doha

Announcements 25-Jul-2018 by Prathibha

Following the success of The Farmers and The Super Hero Brunch last season, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha continues to offer innovative brunch concepts with the launch of the Worldwide Brunch. Four international Chefs, Executive Chef Satish Yerramilli, Executive Sous-Chef Evangelos Liakouris, Efe Salar, Chef de cuisine at Lagoon Restaurant and Xavier Vautier, Pastry Chef, showcase cuisine from the following unique culinary destinations:

Asia on 20th July

Mexico on 27th July

Greece on 3rd August

Italy on 10th August

Turkey on 17th August

Pan America on 31st August

Family and friends will be entertained with musical performances while the little ones will join the festive fun with an array of activities including face painting, balloon twisting, cinema watching and much more!

The Worldwide Brunch is available every Friday until the end of August from 1pm to 4pm at The Lagoon Restaurant and is priced at QAR 280 per person inclusive of selected house beverages, QAR 180 per person inclusive of soft beverages, QAR 90 for children between 5 to 12 years old and complimentary for those below 5 years.

To receive the exclusive 10% discount, prior to requesting the bill, please state you are a Doha Mums member and show your Deals Card or Doha Mums login profile from your iPhone to a staff member.

For further information or reservations, please visit or call +974 4484 8000.


OUI! BRUNCH :: Bleu, Blanc, Brunch Edition at The Ritz-Carlton, Doha

Announcements 10-Jul-2018 by Prathibha

Celebrate French National Day with The Ritz-Carlton's special “Bleu, Blanc, Brunch Edition” on Friday 13th July from 12.30pm to 4.30pm at Lagoon restaurant.

Lagoon restaurant will serve a traditional buffet with live stations and entertainment for children to mark the occasion. Expect the traditional onion soup, a range of French cuisine in an enormous gourmet buffet including a range of specially imported cheeses from the continent, as well as oysters, live crepe station and more.

French Brunch Edition Special Prices: 
QAR 180 per person, including soft beverages
QAR 280 per person, including selected enhanced beverages
QAR 90 per child from 5 to 12 years old
Children below the age of 4 are welcome to enjoy the brunch free of charge.

For more information and bookings, Phone 4484 8512.


Doha Mums can now enjoy eight (8) fabulous discounts at the Four Seasons Hotel Doha

Announcements 29-May-2018 by Fouzia

Doha Mums can now enjoy eight (8) fabulous discounts at the Four Seasons Hotel Doha, including:

1. 20% discount at Elements restaurant

2. 20% discount at Arabica Café

3. 20% discount at IL Teatro

4. 20% discount at the Pool Grill

5. 20% discount at The Library and Cigar Lounge

6. 15% discount at Nobu Doha (Discount is valid for Brunch but not applicable in the Rooftop Lounges including White Pearl and Black Pearl or on promotional offers i.e. happy hour).

7. 25% off Four Seasons Doha Spa & Wellness Centre for treatments booked Sunday to Wednesday between 9am-3pm

8. 10% off annual Club Spa Membership
Terms: Membership application is subject to availability and approval. To qualify for the discount, guests must present a valid Doha Mums Deal Card
Four Seasons Hotel Doha
CALL 4494 8600
Watch Video here


DOHA MUMS MEMBERS receive 15% discount at the newly opened Melting Pot ~ Premier Fondue Restaurant

Announcements 27-Mar-2018 by Fouzia

DOHA MUMS MEMBERS receive 15% discount at the newly opened Melting Pot ~ Premier Fondue Restaurant

The Melting Pot
Discount: 15% discount
Shoumoukh Towers, Al Sadd
Offer Valid till *20th April 2018
Bookings call 4432 2256 and advise staff you are a Doha Mums member

The Melting Pot has been the premier fondue restaurant in America for more than 40 years with more than 140 restaurants in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Serving a well-crafted, authentic, and highly social dining experiences that turn moments into memories.

The Melting Pot is known for offering a choice of fondue cooking styles and a variety of unique dishes, the menu features cheese fondue, grilled meats, salads, refreshing drinks and chocolate fondue desserts.



Receive 50% discount on any treatment from Sunday– Thursday at The Spa, The Ritz Carlton Doha

Announcements 27-Feb-2018 by Fouzia

Cardholders now receive 50% discount on any treatments between 9am- 1pm from Sunday to Thursday at the Spa, The Ritz-Carlton Doha PLUS Complimentary usage of the gym and pool facilities - before or after the treatment.
Terms:Treatments must be booked between 9am-1pm from Sunday to Thursday. Doha Mum’s Deals card must be presented at the Spa’s reception in order to receive this special offer. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other sale or promotion. Limited time offer – ends once Ramadan commences
West Bay
CALL 4484-8173 (spa)
To purchase your Deals Card please visit the website at


Doha Mums members receive Special 20% discount on Turkeys-to-Go from Marriott Marquis City Center

Announcements 08-Nov-2017 by Fouzia

Marriott Marquis City Center Doha Hotel is pleased to offer Doha Mums members 20% discount on a full turkey feast or a turkey on its own when you place your order and pre-paid on or before 16th of November. Receive 15% discount on all orders after the 16th November.

To view menu and prices click here or call 4419 6134

Please show your Deals Card or Bigtent profile page



Announcements 09-Jul-2017 by Fouzia

•  15% off in 9 acclaimed restaurants & bars •  QR100 pool day use •  Buy 1, Get 1 Free Saray Spa treatment
Doha Mums Deals cardholders can now enjoy 15% discount* on food and beverage across 9 acclaimed restaurants and lounges at Marriott Marquis City Centre Doha Hotel, including Quick Bites West End Café & Patisserie New York Steakhouse Cucina, the Italian Kitchen Ipanema, the Brazilian Churrascaria Crossroads Kitchen Aqua Lounge Glo Bar Champions
Daily Pool Day Use for QR100 per adult and QR50 per child for ages 4-12
Buy 1, Get 1 Free Saray Spa treatment for Sunday, Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday only
 *Offer is valid on food and soft beverages and is not applicable on tobacco, alcohol or retail items. A valid Doha Mums Deals Card must be presented to avail the discount. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotion or offer. Terms and conditions apply.


ALL Doha Mums receive 20% off total bill at Duke Burger House

Announcements 15-May-2017 by Fouzia

Recently opened, Duke Burger House originates from Paris and is located in the Q-Mall in Al Gharafa. Duke’s is known for high quality American burgers, plus offers breakfast items such as eggs and omelettes, as well as an extensive menu including salads, steaks, chicken, hot dogs, pasta and fish, desserts and more! Open daily from 9am-11pm, families will enjoy Duke’s meticulous service in a wonderful New York Loft style setting.
To redeem this fantastic discount please show your Deal Cards, print out a copy of your Member ID Page or show staff your BigTent log in via your iPhone.

Discount may be used for Take-out and Dine-In for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

NB  Discount cannot be combined with any other promotions.

For further information please visit

Welcome Little Montessori Nursery to the Doha Mums Nursery Guide!

06-Feb-2017 by Fouzia

Little Montessori Nursery is located in West Bay. It is a new nursery that follows the British (EYFS) curriculum inspired by a montessori approach.

The nursery accepts children from 1-4 years old and offers fantastic flexible hours for working families.

To find out more please visit the Nursery Guide and the Doha Family Nursery Directory


Welcome Barara Nursery to the Doha Mums Nursery Guide!

Announcements 30-Jan-2017 by Fouzia

Barara Nursery is located in Al Azizya, it is a bilingual speaking nursery that follows the English National Curriculum Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and is applied equally in both Arabic and English.

The nursery accepts children from as young as 2 months old to 4 years old.

Check them out on the Nursery Guide and the Doha Family Nursery Directory


Welcome Reborn Academy Kindergarten to the Doha Mums Nursery Guide!

Announcements 29-Jan-2017 by Fouzia
Reborn Academy Kindergarten is located in West Bay, it follows a British Curriculum and accepts children from 3-6 years old. The Kindergarten offers Arabic, French and Islamic studies as well as many other extra-curricular activities.

Check them out on the Nursery Guide and the Doha Family Nursery Directory


Exclusive Doha Mums Magical Festival Village Alice in Wonderland Show & Lunch Package

Announcements 08-Jan-2017 by Fouzia

The Magical Festival Village is offering Doha Mums a special price and exclusive showing of Alice in Wonderland theatrical show plus lunch at the Magical restaurant of Alice in the Castle from 3.00pm-7.30pm on Friday 3 February and Friday 10th February.
Doha Mums families will journey to Wonderland with Alice and a host of curious and colourful characters including the Mad Hatter, the Cheshire Cat, and Dormouse on their remarkable adventure. A talented international team of actor-musicians will create a sparkling tale for all the family to enjoy with original live music, stunning costumes and fantastic set designs. Prior to the show, lunch will be served from 3pm at the Magical restaurant of Alice in the Castle.
For more details please check out the events page on BigTent. 



Doha Mums members receive 10% discount at the Arts & Crafts Centre

Announcements 15-Dec-2016 by Fouzia

Arts & Crafts is an art centre located behind Landmark in Al Duhail. Registered under the supreme council of education the center offers training sessions in various art classes. Arts and Crafts provide an impressive range of ceramics, locally made, to choose from and paint. Further classes available include silk, glass, oil painting, pottery, sketching, mixed media and much more! All ages welcome from young children, teenagers and parents.
Please book in advance and state you are a Doha Mums member. Staff will check membership status prior to class.

Telephone: 4486 5201 or 5580 1627



Enjoy fabulous savings at The St. Regis Doha with the Doha Mums Deals Card

Announcements 12-Dec-2016 by Fouzia

The St Regis Doha have partnered with the Doha Mums Deals Card to offer great discounts at the following popular food and beverage outlets:
Vine - Set as Doha’s most popular Brunch venue, Vine is the highly acclaimed restaurant that offers a vast international buffet featuring a selection of gastronomic delights. Vine hosts many brunches over the weekends, starting with the Thursdays’ evening BBQ brunch to Fridays’ St. Regis Grand brunch and Saturdays’ Arabic buffet.
Discount: 15% off food only at Vine for lunch and dinner (excluding The St. Regis Grand Brunch on Fridays)
Terms & Conditions:
Discount is only applicable to food
Discount does not apply to Brunch or promotional offers (happy hour, etc)
To qualify for the discount, guests must settle the bill with the participating Doha Mums Deal Card
The St. Regis Doha, Al Gassar Resort
CALL 4446-0105
Sarab Lounge - Afternoon tea is one of The St. Regis brand’s longstanding traditions, celebrated since the opening of its main New York hotel in 1904. Sarab Lounge’s Afternoon Tea offers a selection of delicious pastries and sandwiches, creamy rolls, freshly baked cookies and scrumptious cakes, paired with a collection of more than 100 exclusive teas from around the world curated by TWG. Sarab Lounge is noted for the quality and variety of its tea selection, from the rarest teas of China to the famed brews served in luxurious hotels. The heart and soul of The St. Regis Doha, Sarab Lounge is Doha’s social focal point that offers the ultimate Afternoon Tea experience in Qatar.
Discount: 15% off for afternoon tea at Sarab Lounge
Discount does not apply to promotional offers (happy hour, etc)
To qualify for the discount, guests must settle the bill with the participating Doha Mums Deal Card
The St. Regis Doha, Al Gassar Resort
CALL 4446-0105
Astor Grill is a renowned New York steakhouse that serves the finest flavors from the grill to international cuisine. Astor Grill is known for its ever evolving menu and providing a diversity of dining options to the valued guest. This is the perfect venue for meat connoisseurs who love flavors from the grill.
Discount: 15% off food at Astor Grill for dinner
Terms & Conditions:
Discount is only applicable to food for dinner reservations
Discount does not apply to Brunch or promotional offers (happy hour, etc)
To qualify for the discount, guests must settle the bill with the participating Doha Mums Deal Card
The St. Regis Doha, Al Gassar Resort
CALL 4446-0105
Opal by Gordon Ramsay - Acknowledged as one of the very best restaurants in Doha, Opal offers everything that defines the Gordon Ramsay experience, yet in a relaxed and social dining environment. At the heart of this bistro-style space is the gourmet pizza station. The menu is simple, fresh and tasty with classics such as the Opal Wagyu burger becoming a favorite. Complementing the menu is a lively Sommelier's selection, featuring the largest collection in Doha. Take a drink at Opal Bar or dine al fresco style on the terrace for a social dining experience.
Discount: 15% off food at Opal for lunch and dinner
Terms & Conditions:
Discount is only applicable to food
Discount does not apply to Brunch or promotional offers (happy hour, etc)
To qualify for the discount, guests must settle the bill with the participating Doha Mums Deal Card
The St. Regis Doha, Al Gassar Resort
CALL 4446-0105
The Deals Card is Qatar’s largest discount program with over 380 offers! Just show your card to receive instant unlimited discounts..... No Hassle, No Fuss.

For all details on how to purchase the Deals Card, please visit
To view all latest offerings - and scroll down the home page.


To celebrate the launch of Fabio’s Pizza new app, members receive 20% off all orders

Announcements 08-Dec-2016 by Fouzia

Enjoy browsing the brand new menu features, full of pictures and easy to follow. Your order will be directly sent through to the POS system, thus you have the certainty that your order won’t get lost or delayed. What’s really 'new' is that you can now track your order.

Download the Fabio's App here today and receive 20% discount until 31 December 2016.

Please use coupon code: PROMOAPP

Offer is valid till the 31st of December 2016.
Offer is not valid in conjunction with any other offer or discount

NOTE: Deals cardholders must phone to direct to receive 2 for 1 pizza offer

Deals Card Offer : 2 FOR 1 PIZZAS

Purchase one pizza from Fabio’s Pizza menu and receive 2nd pizza FREE (max two).

Second pizza must be chosen from the list below.
Opening Times: Saturday -Thursday: 11.00am - 2.00am and Friday: 11:30am - 2.00am
Aziziyah Area, just across from Villaggio Mall
CALL 4416-5641, 6631-1716
For more information on the 380+ deals please visit the website at
Second pizza must be chosen from the list below:
Margarita: Tomato sauce and mozzarella cheese, and oregano
Romana: Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, anchovies and capers
Pugliese: Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese and onions
Marinara: Tomato sauce, cherry tomatoes and garlic oil
Verdure: Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, mix grilled vegetables, fresh mushrooms, artichokes and spinach
Funghi: Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and mushrooms
Tonno: Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese and tuna
Zola e Mele: Mozzarella cheese, Gorgonzola cheese and apples
Chicken: Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, chicken breast and black olives
Patatine&Wurstel: Tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, French fries and wurstel


Special Offer for Doha Mums Members :: Turkey-to-Go at Four Seasons Hotel Doha

Announcements 10-Nov-2016 by Fouzia

Doha Mums members who order a Thanksgiving or Christmas Turkey-To-Go with all the trimmings from the Four Seasons Hotel Doha will receive a free Pumpkin or Pecan Pie.
Just mention you’re a Doha Mums member when making order.
Il Teatro restaurant is also having a Thanksgiving Dinner on Thursday 24 November for 285 QAR per person.
Call 4494 8600 to order the Turkey or make a reservation at Il Teatro


All Doha Mums members receive 50% discount at Essence Spa!

Announcements 12-Oct-2016 by Fouzia

Members receive 50% discount at Essence Spa!

Essence Spa is offering Doha Mums a fantastic 50% discount off ALL treatments booked between 9am – 10pm every Monday & Tuesday until the end of December 2016.

On the day Members will enjoy complimentary foot wash, complimentary tea (lime & ginger or green tea), refreshing Hibiscus juice and date balls with shredded coconut or sesame seeds.

Members MUST RSVP and include phone contact. An Essence Spa staff member will contact you to confirm appointment time on the day. Please ensure you include your contact number in RSVP.

Note you cannot use the 50% discount with any current promotions or offers.

There is a 48 hours cancellation policy for this event. If you cannot attend please change your RSVP so another member can take your slot.

Please view menu of Essence Spa’s treatment menu in the FILES SECTION

For location please visit


Welcome FunJoy Nursery to the Doha Mums Nursery Guide!

Announcements 24-Jul-2016 by Fouzia

FunJoy Nursery is located in West Bay and accepts children from as young as two months old! The nursery follows an American curriculum and incorporates both Arabic and Islamic studies. It's also great for working parents as they offer full-time care until 6:00pm!

Check them out on the Nursery Guide here;


Doha Mums Summer Market :: 14th May 2016

Announcements 10-May-2016 by Doha Mums

Visit the Doha Mums Summer Market for the best gifts, jewellery, artwork, clothing, hand-crafted items, Qatar souvenirs and more! The market will take place on Saturday 14th May at the Radisson Blu, which is located at the intersection of C-Ring and Salwa road. 

Shop amongst 90 vendors at the faire, including vendors from Dubai. ALL ARE WELCOME to attend, including dads, non-members, etc.

Timing is 11am-4pm with an entry of QR20 per adult, or avoid the crowds with the pre-shopping hour of 10am-11am for QR50 per adult

The first 450 entrants receive a free Doha Family tote bag!

As the market will be very busy we recommend that you leave babies and children at home if this is an option, but bring them along if needed. Note that there will be no activities for children at the market


Welcome to the all new Doha Mums website!

Announcements 29-Mar-2016 by Doha Mums

We've caught up with the digital domain - HELLO 2016! The new Doha Mums website is fully responsive, so it plays nicely with your mobile devices. We like that because it's easier for you to use the website, and we know you'll appreciate it as well.

More exciting than the techie stuff, though, are the changes to the Doha Mums Nursery GuideWith the redesigned Nursery Guide mums can find the best nursery in Doha for their child by using the handy filters - search by the area of town, start time, minimum age, languages taught and many more options. Parents who are especially concerned about their toddler's diet can learn about the birthday party policies for many Doha nurseries inside their listing. 

Best of all, families with more than one child can search for nurseries that fall within a ten, fifteen or twenty minute drive from their other child's school - and yes, we tested each and every route on GoogleMaps. (Yeah, that was fun. . .)

Not sure where to start? Click on "Alphabetical" in the upper right to sort the nurseries by the most recently added first or by alphabetical order. View all the nurseries by the grid (default) view, in a long list or on the Doha map. 

If you like what you see, have questions or want to provide feedback please contact us!  


Doha Mums 2016 Summer Market - APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN

Announcements 26-Mar-2016 by Doha Mums

The seventh annual Doha Mums Summer Market will be held on Saturday 14th May from 11am-4pm at the Radisson Blu, with a special pre-entry shopping hour of 10-11am. 

Interested vendors are invited to apply!

As always:

  • There are approximately 300 applicants for 90 tables, which means that only 1/3 of applicants will receive a table and 2/3 of applicants will not receive a table.
  • No applicant is ever guaranteed a table, regardless of being an advertising client of Doha Family/Mums, the number of times applied, participation in previous markets, being a member of Doha Mums or any other factor. Decision are solely based on factors such as the type and quality of your goods, how they compare to other similar items, the number of vendors in a particular category and the overall diversity of items offered at the market.
  • Our previous interactions with you as a vendor or prospective vendor are also considered. Applicants who become pushy or demand a table are virtually guaranteed to not be offered a table at the event, so please keep this in mind when communicating with the market organizers.
  • Due to venue restrictions, we are unable to offer tables to vendors selling food products that are intended to be consumed on the spot.
  • All details regarding the pricing for vendor tables and other market-related issues are listed on the online application form.
  • Table dimensions are approximately 1.8m long by 0.7m wide.

NEW this year:

  • Photos are required be uploaded with the application, so please have them ready for uploading before you apply. EACH PHOTO MUST BE 1MB OR LESS.
  • Vendors needing additional floor space for their items will now be assessed an additional fee of QR200.
  • We regret that we will not offer tables to vendors that sell Aloe Vera products.

To apply for a table at the Doha Mums Summer Market please visit our online form.


Welcome Villa-Kinderwelt German Kindergarten Doha to the Doha Mums Nursery Guide!

Announcements 22-Mar-2016 by Fouzia

We are very excited to announce the opening of a new kindergarten in Al Mamoura.

Villa Kinderwelt accept children from 3 years old, all their teachers are trained in teaching German as a second language by the well known Goethe Institute. They offer fantastic opening hours for working parents.

Check them out on the nursery guide here;


A unique library exclusively for the li’l ones

Media Coverage 01-Nov-2014 by Doha Mums

The Doha Mums Children's Library has grown substantially since its humble beginnings back in 2010. We now have over 6,000 books in our professional catalogued library. Maneesh Bakshi wrote a lovely article about the Doha Mums Children's Library for the Qatar Tribune, which also features some nice photos of the library. 

Our library is open only to members of Doha Mums. Read more about the library in general and visit the Library FAQs for specific questions.


A bazaar for gift-buyers & shopaholics alike

Media Coverage 12-Oct-2014 by Doha Mums

Attended by 1,700 shoppers the Doha Mums Autumn Market was a huge success, with some vendors selling out within minutes. Lezima Gomes attended the market and reports for the Qatar Tribune in this article.


The New Age of Bookworms

Media Coverage 01-Nov-2013 by Doha Mums

The Doha Mums Library is back and is better than ever. With more than (then) 4,000 books and a fully computerized online cataloging system we are open for reading! Lisa Travell of Time Out Doha writes about the best and final location of the Doha Mums Children's Library.


Have we got a Children’s Library for you!

Blog 16-Oct-2013 by Doha Mums

The Doha Mums Library has finally found a permanent location. With more than 6,000 books it's easy to see why the library outgrew its old space at Doha Players. Not only is it growing bigger, it is also growing up. 

The systems have been upgraded to professional level with a fully digitized membership and check out system. The space is kitted out with over QR27,000 worth of furniture and is filled with lots of cozy spaces filled with light. It's a proper library.

In addition to being able to check out books, the library will occasionally have themed sessions. For example, the Spanish-speaking group will have a Spanish speaking book reading session. There will be reading & craft sessions, usually associated with holidays. 

How does Doha Mums fund such a spectacular space? One word: volunteers. No one gets paid. It's individuals who give a couple hours a week or month to keep everything running smoothly. It also helps that the Al Jazi compound near Landmark has made space available to Doha Mums.  

Access to the library is limited to Doha Mums Library members. Seem silly? It isn't. Libraries are tightly regulated in Qatar. Doha Mums is working within those regulations as a private collection of books. 

To become a member of the library, you must first become a member of Doha Mums. You can then opt-in to become a member of the library for an additional fee of QR120. This money doesn't go into anyone's pocket. It goes directly to buying additional book or library supplies.

Not sure if you want to join? The Doha Mums online catalogue is available for everyone to browse through. You can search for individual books or look up general themes such as Eid, dolphins or bullying. 

If you would like to become a volunteer or sponsor of the library, please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) 

Written by Christine Gerber Rutt. Christine was born in the United States, immigrated to Switzerland and now lives in Qatar. She considers home to be wherever her toothbrush is. She has a degree in Social Work and writes for Good Housekeeping Middle East, JustHere and Explorer Publishing, among others. Follow her at where she challenges you to live your life where you are.


Have you adopted - or are you thinking about it? Get in touch with the Doha Mums Adoption Network!

Announcements 09-Sep-2013 by Doha Mums

Several parents with adopted children formed the Adoption Network in order to provide support and advice to families who are considering adoption or who have already adopted children. The process can be tricky. It can be frustrating. It can be all sorts of things - but the Adoption Network is here to assist you as you build your family!

Check out the Adoption Network for more information.


Ramadan with Children in Qatar

Blog 29-Jun-2013 by Doha Mums

Ramadan is huge. For non-Muslims to appreciate the significance, think of it as Lent, Christmas and Easter wrapped into one. And here in Qatar the children’s festival Garangao, like a touch of Halloween, is thrown in as well. 

Ramadan is about practicing generosity, goodwill and self-control. The most visible manifestation is not putting anything in your body (food, drink, cigarettes, gum) from dawn to sunset. Children, who have not yet reached puberty, and non-Muslims are exempt from fasting but are expected be respectful by keeping their food and drink incognito. 

During this month everything gets changed up. Sundown becomes breakfast. Night becomes day. Day becomes very, extremely, most definitely boring.

Ramadan in summer deals a triple-whammy to parents. The kids are at home. It’s sweltering hot outside. And for a month indoor play areas close or drastically change their hours. What to do? 

Many Ramadan activities are scheduled but often begin late in the evening, usually after 7 pm. This has changed a bit in past years but many parents still find this month challenging. Those who stay in Qatar recommend that you adjust to the schedule as much as possible. Stay up late. Sleep in. Take long daytime naps. Some parents report this impossible to do and choose to maintain their regular schedule. 

Here are Doha Mums 5 tips for parents who choose to stay in Doha for Ramadan:

1. Arrange play dates.  That may sound unimpressive but it really is one of the best options out there. Nothing keeps the crazies away better than going to someone else’s house. The Doha Mums board always has people organizing meet ups.

2. Learn something new.  Whether at home or at a friend’s you can get into the spirit by doing things like cooking a new food every day or making crafts. Some families decorate their home with strings of lights, stars and moons. For a list of 101 Ramadan activity and craft ideas from a Muslim homeschooler check out Muslim Homeschool Blog

3. Climb the walls.  When the kids start climbing the walls, teach them how to do it properly by shimmying up door frames. It’s the little things.

4. Go outside. Yes, it’s hot morning and night but do get outside every day, if only for 15 minutes. Have an after-dinner splash in the compound pool. If you fancy a bigger outing, go to the Corniche before sundown to see the canon fire, signaling the breaking of the fast. Do drive carefully though. Ironically, more accidents happen during Ramadan than any other time of the year. Sundown is an especially vulnerable time as hungry people race to Iftar and a day’s worth of scrumptious food.

5. Join Iftar festivities. For current listings check online sources such as Time Out Doha, Qatar Happening or JustHere. Another useful website is, by I Love Qatar, posts a fairly comprehensive listing of local Ramadan events and Iftar offerings, as well as an Iftar calendar, Ramadan apps, 

Eid Mubarak!

Written by Christine Gerber Rutt,  a hyper-local travel writer, essayist and writing workshop instructor. Her writing has appeared in Doha News, Time Out Doha, JustHere and Good Housekeeping Middle East, as well as in the book "Qatar: Live, Work, Explore", among others. American-born, Swiss-immigrated, Qatar-living, mother-of-two, wife-to-one. Just Kooki is her blog on life in Qatar. 

If you would like to write for Doha Mums please contact us!


Gentle and Genuine - the mums of Doha

Media Coverage 21-Mar-2013 by Doha Mums

Eleven mums of almost as many nationalities are asked what it means to them to be a mum in this Gulf Times Society article. In a special section at the end of the article ten questions are posed to the of founder of Doha Mums, Roxanne Davis. 


Action Mums of Doha

Media Coverage 05-Mar-2013 by Doha Mums

There's not much about Doha Mums that wasn't covered in this article by the Qatar Tribune!


Motherhood Abroad with Doha Mums

Media Coverage 21-Oct-2012 by Doha Mums

Isabelle Ovalle of The Peninsula met up with Doha Mums founder Roxanne Davis to discuss the history of the group. Learn how we got started and what the group is all about in this well-written article.


Return of the Children’s Library

Media Coverage 01-Dec-2011 by Doha Mums

Kelly Johnstone of Time out Doha interviewed four of the library founders - Kerri Arlando, Alison Gilmour, Lida Larson and Kirsten Oliver - to learn more about their motivation to open the library, and how they achieved the impossible in Qatar with the Doha Mums Children's Library.


Lola et Moi invites Doha Mums for special event

Media Coverage 26-Oct-2011 by Doha Mums

The Gulf Times covered this event with an almost aerial shot of the festivities!


Team Wendy collects backpacks for Japan

Media Coverage 28-Aug-2011 by Doha Mums

Over 1,700 backpacks containing "comfort items" for the children in Japan were collected by Wendy and her team of volunteers. The results were very impressive!


DHL and Doha Mums deliver to Japan

Media Coverage 03-May-2011 by Doha Mums

The planned shipping method fell through, but thankfully DHL saved the day!


Playdates for Parents - Doha Mums helps moms find friends and build a home

Media Coverage 17-Nov-2010 by Doha Mums

At a 2010 Expectant & New Mums Coffee we sat down with Abode Magazine to discuss why and how Doha Mums was founded. Members of the group who attended the event discussed how much it means to have a community of mums ready and waiting when moving internationally. Read the full article here.


Help for gutted animal shelter

Media Coverage 17-Nov-2010 by Doha Mums

Shortly after the QAWS fire in 2009 Doha Mums and other local groups held a tabletop sale and raffle, raising more than QR50,000 for the devastated shelter. We were so proud to be part of such a massive endeavour so early in the group's history.


Vodafone supports Doha Mums Children’s Library

Media Coverage 14-Nov-2010 by Doha Mums

The shipping costs for more than 300 children's books were astronomical, but thankfully Vodafone Qatar was there to save the day. Read the full story to see how they assisted us.


Virgin Health Bank and Doha Mums collaborate to promote cord blood banking

Media Coverage 14-Oct-2010 by Doha Mums

By gathering expectant mums for coffee Virgin Health Bank was able to chat casually with its target market - success all around. Read more about our collaboration.


Doha Mums launches library for children

Media Coverage 10-Sep-2010 by Doha Mums

Among the other press outlets that attended the grand opening of the Doha Mums Children's Library was the Qatar Tribune - Olatunde Adebowale wrote a great article written about our big day!


The Children’s Library

Media Coverage 01-Sep-2010 by Doha Mums

When we opened back in 2010 we were so excited to have 300 books. Now we have more than 8,000 books in our library but we're no less proud of that opening day and the members who made it happen. Read this Time Out Doha article by Kelly Evans for a bit of history.


Hundreds throng the Doha Mums Summer Market

Media Coverage 20-Jun-2010 by Doha Mums

The Doha Mums Summer Market was held in June 2010 and brought together already-popular Doha artisans with brnad new vendors for a fabulous sale. The Qatar Tribune was there to cover the event.


Reaching Out - a Woman Today article by Nadia Ismail

Media Coverage 01-May-2009 by Doha Mums

Doha Mums founder Roxanne Davis and other Doha Mums members discuss the history of the group and what it means to them in this Woman Today article by Nadia Ismail.


Playgroup at the Marriott, an article by Time Out Doha

Media Coverage 01-Mar-2009 by Doha Mums

Not long after Doha Mums was founded, Time Out Doha flew over from Dubai to join us at the Marriott for a fun playgroup on a gorgeous spring day. Read their short article here.

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