This is a guest blog post by Doha-based blogger Nina Mathew. Her blog NinaNotNow.com features some interesting perspectives and shares insider tips on life in Doha. You can find more about Nina and her blog beneath this post.
The MIA Park Bazaar opened on 1st of October. Almost a hundred stalls have been set up in the park, with the beautiful museum building serving as the perfect backdrop.
This year, the Bazaar will be open every Saturday from 12 pm to 7:00 pm up until April 2017.
Now that the weather is finally better, it is the perfect family activity for a Saturday.
The first section is for food. They have a variety of home-made ethnic foods stalls where you can taste authentic home cooked food.
They had Malaysian, Syrian, Lebanese, Filipino, Indian, and Iraqi food on display. Every week, there will be different variety of food stalls. They also had coffee/tea stalls, fast food stalls and desserts.
Here is Raw Yemeni Sidr Honey by ‘Nature’s Treasures’. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
The famous Pie Lady was there! I have heard so much about her pies from friends. She must have done great because by the time we got there around 4.30, all her pies were gone! Check out her Facebook page for more info.
There were many art and craft stalls with artists selling paintings, photographs, pop and digital art from all over the world.
‘Doha Designs’ stall for unique designs inspired by Qatar. Visit their website at dohadesigns.com for more.
I met Shehla Khan at the bazaar who paints from home. You can see more of her work and get in touch via her Facebook page.
I met Sangeetha, at her ‘Strokes and Strings’ stall, selling beautiful and quirky arts and crafts. Visit her page here.
Fashion accessories, makeup, clothes and jewellery were in abundance.
I also met Sandhya Kohli who had a stall for jewellery, handbags and accessories. You can also visit her website and shop online at GlamupDiva.com
The cutest children’s shoes and accessories stall by ‘Monkey Tail’, a Spanish company. Check out their Facebook page here.
Overall, its a great place for families with children to spend a day. The kids can run around and play, and there are plenty of toy stalls to keep them entertained. Plenty of food, drinks and desserts available, and you can pick up some unique gifts for the upcoming holiday season!
It also gives you a chance to meet interesting people in the city, see what they do and encourage their talent.
Definitely something to check out, and big props to the Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) for putting this together.
NinaNotNow.com is a Doha based blog that gives its readers all the information they will need about Doha to feel at home. Nina explores every old souq and tiny store hidden away in nooks in the city and provides detailed reviews, pictures and all the information one will need.
Having lived in the Middle East almost all her life, Nina will give you a little peak into the culture and the people of Qatar and the Middle East. Both the locals and the expats. The blog will also cover unexplored hang out spots, fun things to do and Nina's epiphanies! NinaNotNow will give you the tips you need to crack Doha!
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