Sunday, January 30, 2011

Japan won the Asian Football Cup in Doha yesterday .They played against Australia .
Not everything went well . Some fans with valid tickets were not allowed inside .Some people complained about the fireworks which hurt kids ....Qatarliving forum is full of threads like this ..
Actually there were thousands of fans who were barred from the stadium by police in full riot gear
Read more:

Imagine how those fans feel who came all the way from Japan or Australia ....

Thursday, January 27, 2011

after the prayer posters from

An illuminated mosque in Doha Qatar after the last prayer of the day . Original photo poster by Alma Wad .It was taken in the Cultural Village /Katara .Available in four different sizes .

Thursday, January 20, 2011

There will be Japanese "Yosakoi" Dance performance at Aspire Fan Zone (behind Hyatt Plaza) with below schedule:

21-Jan (Fri), 22:00-24:00
22-Jan (Sat), 14:00-16:00

the event is organized by Qatar Vision
Ms. Hala Omar Hashisho
tel. 4447-6660

Great  event to see after the Friday Japanese match .

more cultural programs will be on at Katara and Souq Waqif  See details here

Nippon Sunrise invitation
Nippon Sunrise by almawad
See a different custom invitation on zazzle

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

 According to the Hungarian  paper Nepszabadsag  the first direct flight between Doha Budapest landed in Ferihegy airport ,Budapest some days ago .Four flights a week for the time being but it can be increased into daily flights within a half year .
Great news for us .  Hopefully their prices will be attractive too .

Saturday, January 15, 2011

football mania in qatar print from

As Qatar was a bidding nation for the World Football Cup in 2022 the public places like Aspire park were decorated by giant footballs .They became the winner so you can expect to see these balls if you visit before 2022 .Original photo by Alma Wad .

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Flag of Qatar Ornament from

New designs in Alma Wad's shop gifts with the Qatari flag : ceramic ornaments . silver jewelry , iphone case and more ... just click on the image to see them .

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

brand new beach poster from
brand new beach print

Brand New Beach in Doha

It is at the New Cultural Village .Near Exhibition Center .
Daily Pass: 100 QR
Children : 25 QR ( special offer )
Family member ship : 7000QR/year(child=bellow 16 years)
Why all these sounds so unfair ?
I had expected that it would be the new municipality beach -that had been promised long ago ...
Now -this one turns out just a new place for the upper ten .

And it is long - nearly two kilometers -but no any private place for ladies - though the guys who are selling the membership claim that a part of the beach is preserved only for women ...

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Made in Qatar Fair

Place : Exhibition Center
Date :4-7th January 2011

abayas ,jalabiyas ,evening gowns ,hats ,sheilas ,t-shirts ,hair accessories ,bags ,jeans ,evening suits ,

Africa exhibition at Katara

It was rather sad /genocides ,wars , famines .Some half naked tribal girls and child laborers for a change . Though kids were allowed to enter it was really not for them .It ends tomorrow .
expat Qatar