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QCS celebrates ‘the World cancer Day’

Date: February 24, 2017

Time: 16:00 - 20:00

Location: Souq Waqif ( West Area )


Education City Career Fair 2017

Start date: February 6, 2017

End date: February 7, 2017

Location: Education City Student Center



Every year the universities making up Education City in Doha organize a student career fair. This used to focus solely on the universities’ specialties, but recently, each university’s career services team have joined forces to launch a unified career fair, also open to companies, for students interested in working in other fields.

Health & Life has been invited back to offer internships and job opportunities to writers, journalists, and communicators. Visit our stall to find out more.

Participating universities include:

  • Northwestern University
  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Carnegie Melon University
  • Texas A and M University
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Georgetown University
  • HEC Paris in Qatar
  • Hamad bin Khalifa University
  • UCL Qatar

Qatar Cancer Society Participates in GCC Awareness Week

Date: February 4, 2017

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Next to the Main Entrance Museum of Islamic Art Park


Quality family time is the focus for Aspire Zone Foundation’s NSD celebration—one of the biggest in Qatar

Date: February 4, 2017

Location: Doha, Qatar

NSD 2016's Family Camp
Marking its Sixth National Sport Day Celebration:

Quality family time is the focus for Aspire Zone Foundation’s NSD celebration—one of the biggest in Qatar

Eastern and European activities come together in this year’s NSD programme
Private women-only activities available at Aspire Dome

4 February 2017
Doha, Qatar:

All eyes will be on Aspire Zone on the 14th of February, as the Foundation and its affiliated member organizations prepare to launch one of the biggest National Sport Day celebrations in Qatar, laying on a programme that offers the perfect blend of sporting activities and family fun.

For its sixth annual NSD celebration, Aspire Zone Foundation will introduce a number of unique sporting activities, available in Qatar for the first time. These include several innovative Eastern and European sports, tailored and presented in a way that appeals to local preferences and expectations.

Commenting on this year’s programme, Mr. Nasser Abdullah Al-Hajri, Director of PR and Communications at Aspire Zone Foundation said: “Sport is an activity that strengthens bonds between family and friends by enabling them to spend quality time together whilst also keeping healthy. With that in mind, the team at Aspire Zone Foundation has worked tirelessly to organise a range of unique and thrilling family-oriented sporting activities designed to create an ideal sporting atmosphere in a family-friendly environment. This supports Aspire Zone Foundation’s aim of bringing members of the local community together and giving them the opportunity to enjoy unique and memorable experiences.”

Al-Hajri added: “National Sport Day enables Aspire Zone Foundation to reach out to audiences and spread awareness about the year-round sports and educational programmes delivered by our member organisations – Aspire Academy, Aspetar and Aspire Logistics. Our programmes seek to promote a sporting culture and healthy lifestyles among community members, and offer something for all age groups.”

All members of the community who are keen to participate in group activities and spend some quality time together can do so through the various sporting events being organised on Aspire Zone’s outdoor pitch (10). Open from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, these include popular sports such as football, basketball, volleyball, calisthenics demonstrations, parachute games, mini telematch competitions, and movement with music.
Aspire Zone Foundation has also allocated a large space in Pitch 10 for young children to engage in fun activities and games in a safe and secure environment. These include bouncy castles, obstacle courses, and football skills for kids. Soft play areas for children under the age of two are also available, meaning that even the youngest members of the family can take part in the fun.

Women-only activities inside the Aspire Dome

Meanwhile, mothers and daughters seeking a private and comfortable space can participate in women-only activities that take place on the indoor pitches of Aspire Dome from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. During such activities, they can learn new skills in gymnastics and basketball under the supervision of coaches from Aspire Academy’s Multi-Sport Skill Development programme coaches.

New global sporting activities brought to Qatar for the first time

Every year, AZF adds new and innovative elements to its NSD activities designed to make the event as engaging and appealing to as many members of the local community as possible. Uniquely for Qatar, AZF has incorporated into its activities this year a new sporting trend that is growing in popularity: “Nordic walking,” is an affordable sporting activity that burns large numbers of calories and helps achieve total body fitness.

Originating from the Scandinavian region in northern Europe, several recent studies have emphasized Nordic walking’s crucial role in improving overall physical and mental health. Drawing on their staff’s extensive experience, world-renowned coaches from Aspetar—one of Aspire Zone Foundation’s member organizations—will be situated in five stations to demonstrate the sport to visitors above the age of 18 who are interested in trying it. The demonstrations will start from 11:00 am in front of Aspetar’s state-of-the-art West Wing.

Furthermore, Aspire Zone Foundation, in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan in Doha, will also organise live ‘Kendo’ demonstrations. Kendo is one of Japan’s oldest martial arts where participants compete using bamboo swords. Visitors keen to try Kendo will be able to do so under the supervision of highly trained professionals, starting at 9:00 am on pitch 10.

Exciting indoor activities equipped with innovative technologies from Aspire Academy

Visitors to Aspire Zone will also be able to enjoy a wide range of indoor activities, starting from 10:00 am in Aspire Dome. These include indoor wall climbing, individual football activity, as well as fitness and gym classes delivered by ASPIRE ACTIVE programme.

In addition, Aspire Academy will organise a ‘Beat the Champion’ event, made up of a series of sporting challenges that include a 20 metre sprint, ball throwing, vertical jumps and stationary bike races. During these activities, participants will be able to try Aspire Academy’s innovative monitoring technologies and measure their performance against the world’s top athletes. Other activities provided by Aspire Academy’s Multi-Sport Skill Development Programme for men include athletics, squash, fencing and table tennis.

Activities and events for all members of the local community, including people with special needs

Building on the successes of previous years, other highlights in this year’s programme include Aspire Zone’s annual Fun Run and the ‘5,000 Step Journey’, with over 12 educational stations that provide valuable tips and advice for participants about physical activity and healthy lifestyles.

These activities will take place on courses that are specially designed to be safe, convenient and accessible to enable as many members of the community as possible to take part. During last year’s NSD all manner of visitors took part, including young and old, men and women, parents with baby strollers, and people with special needs.

Aspire Zone Foundation offers year-round sporting activities

AZF’s efforts to promote sporting activities extend beyond National Sports Day by providing year-round health activities and educational programmes designed to keep people active. These draw on the expertise of its affiliated MOs—Aspire Academy, Aspetar, Aspire Logistics—as well as its vast and extensive capabilities and expertise, spacious outdoor fields and world-class facilities.

Taken together, these support Aspire Zone Foundation’s mission to encourage engagement among all members of the local community in an ideal sporting environment in support of the Qatar National Vision 2030 and its aim to enable all of Qatar’s people to participate fully in economic, social, and political life, and contribute to sustaining a prosperous society.
More information about Aspire Zone Foundation’s programmes and events is available on its social media channels, through the ‘Life in Aspire’ smartphone app or on the website

Milipol Qatar Exhibition 2016

Start date: October 31, 2016

End date: November 2, 2016

Location: Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC)


Under the patronage of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the 11th International Exhibition of Homeland Security has come to Qatar. Sponsored by companies like Toyota, Nissan, Qatar Petroleum, Qatari Diar and many more, the exhibition features the latest innovative products and services covering all fields in both public and industrial security. In 2014, the exhibition welcomed 261 exhibitors, 6,583 security professionals, and 146 official delegates.

Breast Cancer Conference 2016

Start date: October 28, 2016

End date: October 29, 2016

Breast cancer Conference 2016

Health&Life Magazine is a proud media sponsor of the 2016 breast cancer conference, organized by the Qatar Cancer Society and titled “Present Standards and New Perspectives.”

The breast cancer conference was developed to be of interest to healthcare practitioners from all specialties, and will provide practical information to enhance the quality of care of breast cancer, which will be delivered by speakers and top experts in the field of breast cancer from Qatar, GCC countries, Austria, Canada, USA, and Egypt . If your schedule allows, we hope you will plan to attend and take advantage of this conference!

Accompanying the Breast Cancer Conference, there will be a specialized healthcare exhibition which is an important opportunity for the healthcare industry companies to keep the attendees abreast of latest innovations in the field of breast cancer care under one roof at international level.

Health and Green Start-ups Forum

Date: October 20, 2016

Time: 14:00 - 20:00

Location: Ezdan Mall, Green Dream hall


Organized by Bedaya Center, Under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Public Health in Qatar, Health&Life took part in the Health and Green Start-ups Forum where green entrepreneurs talks were performed by Ghanim AL-Sulaiti and AbdulRahman AL-Zewaidi, as well as awareness speeches by Health experts.

The event also included a Pitch competition to nominate the Best Green and Healthy Qatari Startup for 2016. Visitors enjoyed the Green Bazaar and got inspired by new healthy and environment friendly Qatari businesses.

Education City Career Fair

Date: February 1, 2016

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

Location: HBKU Student Center

EC Career Fair

Health & Life will be participating in the 2nd annual Education City Career Fair. The EC Career Fair 2016 is a place where students explore career paths and get information about full/part-time positions, internships, training programs, sponsorships, graduate schools and more. Over 125 companies from different sectors of government will be in attendance.

The event will take place in HBKU Student Center on February 1-2.

Run The World Festival 2016

Date: January 28, 2016

Time: 14:00-22:00

Location: Aspire Zone

RTW logo

The Youth Company will be holding its annual Run The World Festival, an event aimed to to enrich the different experience for young people in Qatar in achieving and developing and empowering themselves. The festival will be centered around the themes of sports and culture and serves as a recreational and active platform for youth community in Qatar. This year, the festival will host a multitude of events ranging from fashion show and bazaar to sporting activities such as volleyball competition and street basketball.

The event is available for public and will take place in Aspire, behind Torch Hotel, on January 28-30. To view the complete list of activities taking place in the event, check their Facebook page!