Ahlan! Qatar Celebrates First Birthday in Style

Qatar movers and shakers gather at Doha Marriott to party
ByDawn GibsonSunday , 15 December 2013
Ahlan! Qatar Celebrates First Birthday in Style
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(l-r) Cake time: Katie Roberts, Doha Marriott PR manager, Ahlan! Qatar editor Dawn Gibson, Ahlan! group sales manager Walid Chehab and Marwan Haddad, Doha Marriott's director of sales and marketing, celebrate the magazine's first bday.

Doha fashionistas, media professionals and party people were in top form for Ahlan! Qatar’s first birthday at the Doha Marriott Hotel on Friday 13 December.

The celebration was held at the hotel’s late brunch, a fab party atmosphere where guests were entertained by hot London DJ Kinky D while working their way around a delish buffet in a chilled al fresco setting. Once the dinner was over, partygoers hit the dance floor to get down to Kinky D's upbeat funky mix.

Party guests included Junita Hughes and Ana Lechuga from modelling agency Trinity Talent Qatar, Kellie Silva from Fashion Rocks Qatar, Allam Fadel Al Asmar from Salam, the team from Agency 222, and the Doha Marriott’s Marwan Haddad, Katie Roberts and Cristobal Galit Jr.

Readers who won a competition promoted in the magazine were special guests at the party, which was hosted by Ahlan! Qatar editor Dawn Gibson and group sales manager Walid Chehab.

The birthday bash – complete with a scrumptious sponge cake decorated with the magazine logo whipped up by the clever chefs at the Doha Marriott – capped off a successful first 12 months.

With a focus on keeping readers up to date with the latest parties and events in Qatar, as well as all the celeb news from Tinseltown and around the world, Ahlan! Qatar has carved out a place as the country’s hottest celebrity and lifestyle magazine.