Monday, March 30, 2015

It is getting hot !

  In some parts of  Qatar it may be as hot as 37 C in the coming 24 hours ! Doha and the southern part  will witness sharp rise in the temperature . Some  areas in the North will remain cool !

Bye , bye beautiful spring !

Sunday, March 29, 2015

VCUQatar's 16th Annual Fashion Show

Buy your tickets online for VCUQatar's 16th Annual Fashion Show - taking place 14, 15 & 16...
Posted by Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar on Thursday, March 26, 2015

Grand couturier Stéphane Rolland is the guest designer for the 16th Annual VCUQatar Fashion Show. His designs have been worn by celebrities such as Beyoncé, Lady Gaga and Rihanna. Stéphane will showcase his designs on the runway April 15 & 16 at‪#‎VCUQThread‬. Tickets are on sale now at

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Today's program at the food festival

Arabian Welcome

Monday, March 23, 2015

Francophone Cinema Week

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Again ! Bus crashes at Central Bus Station

 I can't believe it happened again ! The third time !  What 's wrong with buses or drivers  in Qatar ? At the Central Bus station where one drives slowly - I suppose - they lose control of their buses and crash people waiting .
Whose fault is it ? The buses ? The drivers ? The place itself ?
Six injured this time .
Before  some of them died as well .

numbers in qatar -47

47 nations ' students can be found in the Education City's universities
Impressing number however it does not tell  us how many percent of the students are from other countries . Being invited for a graduation ceremony I could observe that most of the students were from Qatar and Pakistan . Even the Egyptians were less than the Pakistani students .  That was a big surprise to me .

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Cheb Khaled in Qatar tomorrow

Where : Grand Hyatt, Doha - Beach

 When : Thursday - March 19, 2015

  what time : At 08:00 PM - Doors open at 07:00 PM

  What to expect : Cheb Khaled - Haddaway - Dr Alban - Melissa - PSY cover

 Tickets: FanZone (550QR) including one drink, Regular (350QR) including one drink

 Age limit "  older then 21

New Mosque in the Education city

 I think - it is the first mosque there  - it has an extraordinary look  .It is open to the public but usually anyone entering the Education city - must have identification with him.her .

The 8th edition of the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup

on March 25 to 27

 where ;  Aspire Zone

  what to expect :  World ranking gymnasts ,84 males and 44 females, 
from 34 countries , including Olympic medallists ,

Tickets : tickets for this event:
- Customer Service: Carrefour Hypermarket (Villagio - City Centre Landmark) on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 16:00 to 23:00

- Qatar Gymnastics Federation headquarter (Al Bidda Tower - Al Corniche - 5th Floor) Sunday to Thursday from 9:00 to 12:00 and 18:30 - 20:00 (except Thursday afternoon)

2.VIP tickets online  

Jazz in the Park concert cancelled today

18 March, 6pm - 8pm CANCELLED

The usual monthly concert in the MIA park is cancelled today due to  weather conditions .
There are chances of scattered
rains and strong winds
accompanied by lightning
and thunder this afternoon.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

Crime in Qatar

A Filipino  woman ,who worked at an unnamed hospital  in Qatar has been sentenced  for seven years in jail  for fraud and money laundering .She got  QR9,405,904, on her bank account .
 Ironically she  was  a sterilisation technician before she got involved in laundering of the money .


art, design and craft courses at VCUQatar

Where ?  1 . at VCUQatar in Education City

 2 . at IAID (Academy for Dance, Music & Arts) in the old airport area

 When ? Registration for late spring classes closes April 18th, 2015 .For summer on June 20th .(but as seats sell out early)

 What to expect ? a large selection of art, design and craft courses
 - photo ,painting ,collage ,digital illustration ,fashion design ,silver jewelry design ,paper art ,
Arabic Calligraphy ,Islamic patterns ,Graphic design

Who can apply ? anybody living in Qatar though most
 of the courses are for the bigger ones kids can also find courses

Language of teaching : mostly English , some courses are in Arabic

Prices :  from 500 QAR to 1600  + materials 

see more 

Friday, March 13, 2015

Hungarians in Qatar

I list here people I stumbled upon on public web pages .
. If you are Hungarian and you are living in Qatar then you can leave a comment here and I will publish your introduction here .

Dora Kovacs – Trainer

Dora is qualified in personal training, aerobics and TRX. Before moving to Doha Dora was an aerobics instructor, and gym instructor in Budapest, specialising in bootcamp, TRX and functional training.

Dora is the Head trainer  at Dahl Al Hammam family park


Rebecca Bianca  B

teen model


Peter Kovessy
is an assistant editor of Doha News though he mentions Canadian roots his name sounds Hungarian



 Gulf Times article about him


Thursday, March 12, 2015

Organic food products in Doha

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Congrats to the Students of Education City -climbers of Kilimandjaro

Congrats to  the Students of Education City   ! .Some students reached the top of the 5 891,8 m high mount .

They were selected and prepared for the climb during a special program .

Kilimanjaro and Acacia Trees Posters
Kilimanjaro and Acacia Trees Posters by corbisimages
Check out more Acacia Posters at Zazzle

street basketball in Aspire Park

Program name : Aspire Jam 

 Where : Aspire Zone 

 When : March 14 

 What time :from 3 PM to 8 PM 

 What to expect : Qatar’s best street basketball players to showcase their fantastic skills and incredible and unique techniques.

Monday, March 09, 2015

Jennifer Brown Murder 2012 Update

UPDATE : this is the first time we can read about how the murder happened in 2012 . The American teacher who lived in Al-Sadd area , Doha called the man into her flat to repair something . They somehow started to fight . Why ? It is not mentioned . You can guess why a female alone in her flat with a repair man start to fight .To protect herself .He happened to grab a knife and stabbed her .But she died due to her injuries that she had while being beaten up .
Vey strange story indeed .

The expat curve

funny / interesting video on the emotional roller-coaster of becoming an expat
as for me I was prepared for many things but not for one thing - yes

for me still the biggest shock is the attitude of some Hungarian expats in Qatar

I was shocked when I noticed that many of them came from a very different cultural milieu
thus their values were so much different from ours
still we speak the same language still we have many things in common
it had been a dilemma for years ... shall I keep in touch with people who constantly annoy me
whom I would not make friend in my home country or shall I ignore them
I chose finally the latter ... I have had some nice friends but all of them had moved
we are a small community here and have been observing for years my less educated compatriots habits and
i could write a book on them -yes I observed attitudes that I believed that existed only in jokes ...

finally I found more in common with some non-Hungarians who somehow have similar educational background /profession /life experience

I finally think that there is not so big difference between people with similar educational /social background even they came from different countries .
The difference is much bigger inside one single country's social classes !That is a real cultural shock !

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Qatar International Food festival 2015

 24 - 28 March
on the first day : 5pm until 10:30pm
the other days :  1:30  to 10:30 pm Qatar International Food Festival is an annual event that consists of five days of gastronomic alfresco eating, drinking and cooking, as well as family fun and entertainment.
In MIA Park

What to  expect ? 
48 stalls 
international zone (31 stands),
Qatar/Turkey zone (4
 Qatar/Turkey (3 tents)

 Instagram Market(10 stands).

Welcome and Stage zones 
 live cooking zone with Massimo Capra from Italy
Bhatia from India
Nobu from Japan
Qatari chef Aisha al-Tamimi
a high tea lounge zone 
top Qatari chefs demonstration
 water zone , Barbeque Donuts,Dinner on a Dhow
 health zone ,Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar's health truck,

 Al Safwa Farm
 ,organic vegetables
singers , music bands 
Dinner in the Sky Zone
Vineet Bhatia  and  Chef Nobu 's dishes will be served

Daad Abu Jaber and Salma Soliman from Fatafeat tv channel

Cultural partners :Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage,Qatar - Turkey year of Culture ,MIA , Doha Film Institute ,

Urban legend in Doha

My husband needed the mechanic the other day . He was surprised that he had moved - his garage was destroyed - a new office building was erected instead . He got a notice that he had to leave and his business was over - he could not find an affordable place so far .
"My collegues on the other side of the street were much luckier than me . Qatar rails paid them a hefty 300 .000 Qatari riyals to restart their business - nearly $100 .000 "
I do not know if it is true or not but just imagine what a luck for them ! if it is true that in India many people live on $1-2 per day then these men got enough money for 100 years !
On the other hand if they remain in Doha they must pay this sum to restart a new garage !
Just for the right of usage ! I wonder how many people restart their business and how many will leave for good with that money !

Capricious March in Doha

Weather is capricious this March .Friday came with nasty dusty winds - it destroyed our plans for a badminton party . Then Saturday it was calm and hot like summer  - I got a tan after some hours of walking in the park . It  cured my sore throat - half of the family was down with a viral infection - it was  amazing too see the power of the sun  - those family members who came for a walk got much better and those who chose to stay at home are still struggling with cough and pain .

This morning is cold and dull  - looks like rain ...

Weather symbols hooded pullovers
Weather symbols hooded pullovers by lumirala
Find other Weather symbols T-Shirts at

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

marvellous creatures

This exhibition focuses on the real and mythical animals that appear in the legends, tales, and fables of the Islamic world. Divided into the natural quadrants of earth, air, fire, and water, these marvellous creatures introduce timeless stories such as the well-known and beloved classics: Shahnameh, Kalila wa Dimna and 1001 Nights.

4 MARCH - 11 JULY 2015

Monday, March 02, 2015

"Al Asmakh International Symposium of Art 2015"

"Al Asmakh International Symposium of Art 2015" on March 3 and 4, 2015! Experience unique Art pieces from 49 International Artists!At Wyndham Grand Regency Hotel !

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Chi Al-Shaqab 2015

"Once again the world's top riders and horses will come to Qatar for a spectacular six day show jumping, dressage, vaulting, endurance and for the first time in Asia, Para-Dressage at Al Shaqab - Member of Qatar Foundation from 2nd - 7th of March 2015.

Don't miss your chance to see Olympic and World Champions and Qatar's leading national riders compete for sporting glory! 

Our festival fun area and brand new interactive equine edutainment tent will complement the competitions - A great family day out for all fans of sport, culture and equine lifestyle. "
you can buy tickets online

or on the spot

 among the riders will be the Hungarian , Balazs Bence – Junior European Champion / Vaulting 

learn more 

Lucie Safarova beats Azarenka

 The Czech  female tennis player won the Qatar Total Open yesterday .She beat  the Belarus Azarenka 6-4 .6-3  in the final .
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