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Saturday, 29 March 2014

EVENT: Earth Hour on March 29, Are you gonna Join?

TWITTER: #EarthHourQatar
Will you be turning off your lights this
Saturday, March 29, to celebrate Earth Hour,
between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m?

Earth Hour is a worldwide initiative organized by World Wide Fund for Nature, which has grown from a single lights-off event in Sydney, Australia in 2007, to a global event that engages more than 7,000 cities and towns worldwide.

Qatar has also joined this movement since the campaign's rise to popularity in 2009. Here are some organizations/companies that have decided to celebrate Earth Hour.

Ooredoo was the first company in Qatar to publically commit to Earth Hour in 2009, taking part in the world’s largest mass participation event to demonstrate its commitment to protecting the environment. 

For the sixth year in a row, Ooredoo will join monuments and companies around the world on Saturday (March 29) in marking Earth Hour, by switching off all the lights and non-essential systems at both tower in West Bay and its Airport HQ2, for one hour from 8:30pm. 

In addition, Ooredoo employees have pledged to switch off the lights at home during Earth Hour, as the whole company comes together to mark the occasion.

The Pearl-Qatar
The Pearl-Qatar is hosting Trash to Treasure Art Project as part of their Earth Hour celebrations. The Pearl-Qatar will also glow by candlelight, joining communities and organizations around the world in celebrating this special hour. Last year this time, a number of dining outlets on the Island had served dinner by candlelight, while most residents turned off non-essential lights between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Pearl has many other activities such as luminous face painting, stage drums perfromance by SPARK, Earth Hour walk on boardwalk accompanied by musical band (All activities on Porto Arabia) A candle light dinner is available at most of its restaurants like Al Tabkha, Burj Al Hamam, Casa paco, chocolate bar, Liza,Megu, Pampano, Second Cup, The bread basket and Tse Yuang with a special "Earth Hour" menu which does not exceed 100 QAR.

Aspire Zone Foundation
​Aspire zone foundation is taking part of the Earth Hour again this year.
29th March, 8:30 - 9:30 pm, all non-essential lights will be turned off.
The Torch-Doha will join Aspire in this great initiative too.
During Earth Hour, Aspire Zone will use solar powered lighting to light the public football pitches and sports courts. Be fit and eco-friendly at the same time. Check out their Facebook page to know more about their initiative

Doha Marriott
Doha Marriott has done it before and will be doing it again. Theywill be turning off their lights and will greet their guests in candle light.

The Torch - Doha
As last year they will be turning off the exterior LED lights and lights inside the hotel. Tea Garden and Three Sixty restaurants will serve food at candle lights. 

Six Senses Spa
The spa will be turning off the lights evoking a calm setting. Treatments will be done to the subtle sensation of candlelight. 

St Regis Doha
Reggae on the beach and Jazz in the dark
Candlelight and acoustic performance at JALC Doha. Dominick Farinacci and the JALC All Stars will be performing. Earth Hour and Jazz continues until midnight 

Ritz Carlton
Earth Hour Candlelight Pilates Class
Venue: Spa 
Price: QR50  per person
For more information, contact The Ritz-Carlton Spa at 4484 8173 or email
The hotel will also switch off the lights in the lobby area and has invited the guests also to take part by switching off lights.

W Doha
W DOHA will switch of their non essential lights and their Blue hanging lights in the lobby. Candles will be lit up across the lobby area and guests staying at the hotel have been invited to join the cause.

Radisson Blu
Radisson Blu will have candle light throughout the hotel in public areas. The hotel will have dinner by candle light in three of its restaurants – Bentley’s Grill, Pier 12 and Maxim.

Hilton Hotel Doha
Hilton hotel has teamed up with The Youth Company to celebrate Earth Hour. They will be planting trees and holding debates with the youth about environmental issues along shutting down lights for the hour.
Flowers Planting - 29th March from 4pm to 6pm
Earth Hour Debates - 29th March from 6:15pm to 8:15pm
Musical Celebrations - 8:30 pm to 9:30

Tarsheed Qatar said they will turn the lights off for an hour at all the Kahramaa buildings across Doha

MIA will switch of exterior lights. 

Kempinski will also switch of non essential exterior lights and treat customers to candle light ambience in Aroma and The Longue.