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ILQ sponsors Fiesta Pinoy 2010

I really appreciate the Filipino community in Qatar. They work hard, they’re fun, they’re friendly, and they’re amazingly social!

So when one ILQ’s supporters told me that they wanted to spread some ILQ love, it was my pleasure to give them some support! I’m definately going to try and make Fiesta Pinoy 2011.

A few photos:

More here: ILQers go to fiest pinoy 2010

ILQ/QL gathering – Thanks “Smoke”

So one of ILQ’s forum users “Smoke” organized a nice little ‘Quiz night’ yesterday.

I thought I’d share a few photos of the crowd. People also won some nicely packed ILQ goodie bags!

Click here for more!

ILQ’s Facebook group hits 2,750 members!

Another very exciting milestone coming up, we’re about to hit 3,000 members of the ILQ Facebook group!

Help us get as many members as possible and more importantly, join a fantastic group where a fantastic community is brewing :)

Join our group now! Click here

update: 8/5/2010 – We’re now 3,010 members!

update: 23/5/2010 – Almost 3,510 members!

David Guetta in Qatar! (and sponsored by

Don’t forget that ILQ is sponsoring David Guetta’s event which is today!

Big stuff! Enjoy some fun, freebies, and more!

Art Dog Day in Doha

So ILQ sponsored the Art Dog Day and the Fur Ball that happened some days ago. It was so great to be a part of a fun event! We’re taught in our faith, that it’s important to treat all of God’s creatures with respect.

Let’s look at the concept of Halal for example (no I’m not encouraging eating your pets! Relax!) The reason why we have Halal food is because it’s a human way of killing livestock. So it’s funny how someone can go and kick a cat, but then ask for a Halal burger. Ah well, I digress!

Interested in seeing a few photos of the event? Click here,12035

If you were one of the attendees, you could have picked up some ILQ freebies, like one of these Beachballs!

RedBull Double Kick

Interested in some fun on the beach? Well Red Bull in partnership with Vodafone and support from the InterContinental and are bringing you a fun event called Double Kick.

Teams will be competing to scores goals on the beach and the fancier the trick, the more points the team gets.

Besides that, there’ll be food, drinks, music, and some fantastic ILQ and Vodafone freebies!!

Stop on by!

More information here

‘We’ love Qatar

And here you go!’s teamed up with Vodafone for another fun event to make Qatar a happier place. What better a team than two companies who just want to make Qatar a better place! In fact, I think it’s quite suitable for me to use this japanese smiley face —>   ^_^

So for today, at the W hotel and Marriott, all guests will be greeted with a rose and a message from our hearts. On the 18th of February you’ll find ILQ and VF on the Corniche and at the Pearl. So come and claim your rose!

I wonder how many people will be able to take some awesome shots since there are so many photographers in Qatar. – Live Love.

The National Day site is up!

Qatar National Day 2009 Events List

Well we’re busy running around and creating a great events list. We’ll have a great little suprise for everyone soon.

More importantly, ILQ and Vodafone have teamed up for a fantastic event at Aspire park. There’ll also be details released very soon.

So get ready to have a fantastic National Day!

More here

UPDATE! This site is ready! It has a complete list of events for what’s happening, including ILQ and VF’s own event at Aspire! I’ll cover more of that tomorrow :)


Water Park in Qatar!

Looks like we’re going to get a Water Park in Qatar. No no, not the one in Villaggio which we gave the scoop on a while back,7320,7320#msg-7320, but a full fledged water park!

The aqua park will be an entertainment centre spread over 100,000sq m on the Salwa Road, what’s better, it’ll be open April 2010!!

“Hala Group Enterprises general manager Ijaz Malik told Gulf Times that the park would feature a giant “wave pool”, a “lazy river”, an activity pool, a multiple slides complex, a family pool and a “dry” corner. Hala Group Enterprises is the developer of the project

Adjacent to the aqua park will be a 300,000sq m resort, currently under-construction and expected
to be completed in June 2011.”

See Water Park set to make a splash for more info.

Freedom of Expression

    Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which the Qatari Government is a signatory of states: Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any medias and regardless of any frontiers.

    The Emiri Decision Number 86 of the year 2007 on the establishment of the Doha Free Information Centre marked yet another step towards establishing a State of rights and freedom of speech. The decision stipulated that the Centre be a non-profit organization, headquartered in Doha City, and have the authority to establish other affiliated centres inside and outside Qatar. It is worth mentioning that His Highness the Emir issued a decision in 1998 annulling the ministry of information, giving birth to a new era of freedom of speech where censorship was removed from local media.