‘Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara’, the luxury brand’s first resort in Qatar, developed by Al Rayyan Hospitality hosted a charity event at their private island resort in support of the fight against breast cancer on 13 October.

banana-island2The Power of Pink fundraiser, was organised in partnership with the Qatar Cancer Society and Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels and was part of the Power of Pink Month. In keeping with theme of the evening, guests dressed up in the colour pink and enjoyed a night of entertainment and delectable gourmet cuisine prepared by both ‘Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara ‘and Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels.

The gala event had been organised to raise awareness and funds to support Qatar Cancer Society and to celebrate the lives of those who live with the malady. Guests were whisked away by ferry and enjoyed a stunning sunset ocean ride to the opulent private resort. As a part of the festivities and to commemorate the resort’s Power in Pink month, specially decorated pink cupcakes are being sold throughout the month of October on the island. Buyers can then enter a raffle draw where the lucky winner will win a one night’s stay in the luxurious ‘pink room’ at Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara.

In speaking about the Power of Pink breast cancer charity fundraiser, Thomas Fehlbier, Cluster General Manager Doha and General Manager of Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara said:

Our organisation has always realised the significance of giving back to the community. In doing so, it was incumbent upon us to partner with both the Qatar Cancer Society and Souq Wafiq Boutique Hotels to impact the raising of awareness and the improving of lives of those who are affected by breast cancer.’

 Hafidh Al Busaidy General Manager of Souq Waqif Boutique Hotels, added:

We were honoured to be invited to collaborate for this important cause. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the issue of cancer awareness becomes even more acute, that’s why the theme of Power of Pink is much more than just raising funds, but it also about empowering those who have the disease and also empowering their loved ones who have also been touched by it.’

Maryam Hamad Al Noaimi General Manager of the Qatar Cancer Society, said:

More than one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. At the Qatar Cancer Society our goal is to educate the community in the State of Qatar about Cancer and the methods of its prevention and early detection. We also believe wholeheartedly that a breast cancer diagnosis is not a death sentence and correct treatment, diet and care are imperative for remission. We want to thank our partners in Power of Pink for raising both funds and awareness in the fight for cancer eradication.’

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara’ feels a world away from bustling Doha but is only a 25 minute journey by luxury ferry from Al Shyoukh Terminal located in the city’s downtown area or a 10 minute helicopter ride directly from the airport with bird’s eye views of the spectacular coastline.


To make a reservation, call +974 4040 5050, email [email protected] or go to doha.anantara.com.

Click here to get details of the events organised by various organisations in Qatar to mark ‘pink month’.