MIA Park Bazaar

The MIA Park Bazaar opened yesterday, the 1st of October. Almost a hundred stalls have been set up in the park, with the beautiful museum building serving as the perfect backdrop.

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This year, the Bazaar will be open every Saturday from 12 pm to 7:00 pm up until April 2017.

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Now that the weather is finally better, it is the perfect family activity for a Saturday.

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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.

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Raw Yemeni Sidr Honey by ‘Nature’s Treasures’. Contact them at naturestreasuresqatar@gmail.com

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.

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The Pie Lady’s stall

There were many art and craft stalls with artists selling paintings, photographs, pop and digital art from all over the world.

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‘Doha Designs’ stall for unique designs inspired by Qatar. Visit their website at dohadesigns.com for more.

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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.

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Shehla Khan’s Art Stall

I met Sangeetha, at her ‘Strokes and Strings’ stall, selling beautiful and quirky arts and crafts. Visit her page here.

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Strokes and Strings Stall

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

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The ‘Glamup Diva’ stall by Sandhya Kohli

The cutest children’s shoes and accessories stall by ‘Monkey Tail’, a Spanish company. Check out their  Facebook page here.

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Children’s shoes and accessories by ‘Monkey Tail’

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!

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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.

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More Info: MIA.org.qa

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Lou says:

    I hope the stall owners stay until 7pm. I went twice last year after work (around 5:30pm) and most stalls are empty. Not much fun for me and I feel like I’ve wasted my time.

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    1. ninanotnow says:

      Hey Lou, the stall owners only stay until their wares are sold! So the quicker the stuff gets sold out, the sooner they leave! I visited at 4.30 this time and all the stalls were still open.

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  2. Hany says:

    want to know how to get a place there

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    1. ninanotnow says:

      You can email them at miaparkbazaar@qma.org.qa to find out.

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