Sunday, September 27, 2015

my supermoon lunar eclipse experience in Qatar

So I woke up early to see the moon .At four o'clock Doha was lively -cars and trucks on the road . The moon was dark yellow but not orange - between the houses it was easy to spot it . First it looked like some clouds was covering the top . But later we could see the interlacing circles .The full moon went into crescent shape gradually - by 5 :20 it vanished but before when it was very thin it turned into orange .

That was it .

By the way I learned 2 things - so many people are training at Aspire park at 5 am !
DQ does not serve breakfast nowadays only after 6 am !
I was very sleepy after the whole day as I could not sleep back .

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Pearl-Qatar - Eid programs 2015

The Pearl-Qatar is delighted to welcome you all this Eid!اللؤلؤة-قطر سعيدة باستقبالكم جميعاً للاحتفال سوياً بالعيد.. حياكم
Posted by The Pearl-Qatar on Monday, September 21, 2015

Monday, September 21, 2015

Shadow show & fireworks at Katara

Cultural Village Foundation – Katara invites you to attend:
Eid Al Adha Celebrations
Shadow Performance show and fireworks during the four days of Eid

7:00 pm & 8:30 pm Eideyaa (Giveaways) for children
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm 1st show
8:00 pm – 8:30 pm 2nd show
9:00 pm – 9:30 pm 3rd show
9:30 pm Fireworks

Numbers in Qatar - $1.5bn aid for Syrian refugees

$1.5bn "Qatari aid to the Syrian people since 2011 has reached around $1.5bn. The aid included food, clothes, medicine and shelter among other things.|"


Sunday, September 20, 2015

IMAGES OF WOMEN IN 19TH CENTURY IRAN 8 April 2015 – 11 June 2016

#QAJARWOMENIMAGES OF WOMEN IN 19TH CENTURY IRAN8 April 2015 – 11 June 2016This exhibition features the centrality...
Posted by Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) on Saturday, September 19, 2015

Friday, September 18, 2015

numbers in qatar - 100 syrian refugee students in Paris sponsored by Qatar

syrian refugee students in Paris are  sponsored by the Emir of Qatar

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

Numbers in Qatar - 7.3mn passengers

7.3mn passengers used Hamad International Airport during the first quarter of the year . A great number of tourists in transit comes and visits Doha sights like the Corniche , Katara ,Souq Waqif , The Pearl . Those transit passengers who must wait in Doha more than five hours can leave the airport and roam the city .
If you would like to do so then you have to go to the counter of Doha City Tour at the airport and book a seat . You will be taken by an air-conditioned modern bus for the tour .English speaking tour guide on board . It is free of charge and subject to availability no visa is required


 data source

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Buildings made of salt ?

Victoria cafe high tea - review

It was a coupon and  the dream of a nice relaxed  afternoon tea that brought us to Victoria Cafe \s high tea meal .
  I expected a girly place - over decorated fine china cups and kettles ,luxurious way of relaxation . Fine sandwiches and cakes  ...
 So we booked  . The staff was very helpful and nice all the time  - even they warned us that smoking is allowed . We did not get the message .
 Yes - it was full of men . No other ladies  , no china cups , no richly decorated style .
 The  tea was served in modern glass kettle and fancy double sided plastic cups . The meal came on three plates placed above each other on a stand .
 I chose the Pu tea - it was wonderful . sandwiches , scones , and cakes were served .  It was very big meal  -  too much for one person . I had hoped that they would give us smaller size but gourmet ones .  Frankly - I think the sandwiches of any Opera cafe were better than the ones here  . 

 I could not  relaxe at all  - I felt it was a big mistake   to go there  . Even more men arrived and the  proportion of genders was worse and worse  . Even the furnitures looked rather Empire style and not Victorian  .But I am not an expert . As we were leaving I saw some ladies  having their high teas rather in the lobby of the hotel .They had khaleeji look and did not wish to enter at all seeing  that it was packed with men .

Feel like #royalty with the #Victorian and #Edwardian inspired ambiance and #design throughout our property! #grandheritagedh #Doha #Qatar #Aspirezone #Ramadan #رمضان #رمضان_كريم
Posted by Grand Heritage Doha Hotel and Spa on Wednesday, July 8, 2015

  Some old memories  about  wonderful antique style cafes came to my mind  ! I must have been spoiled  in my homeland .

Ebéd utáni kávém.
Posted by Gábor Korom on Wednesday, January 8, 2014
 I still wonder  where is the place in Doha  suitable for two ladies to have high tea now and  then .

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Hamad International Airport is the sixth best airport in the world"

"Hamad International Airport is the sixth best airport in the world"Hamad International Airport occupied the sixth...
Posted by Hamad International Airport on Saturday, September 5, 2015

This summer was the first time I travelled via HIA - yes it was big = I had to walk too much and though I arrived early at the airport I had no time for shopping in the duty free after taking breakfast in an expensive cafe! I missed the old airport ! I did not have much time either to explore now  though I arrived 3 hours before the departure time and it was not crowdy at all !

 as somebody wrote on a facebook page "The old airport was ugly, small and extremely efficient. Hamad is beautiful, vast and completely inefficient. As a frequent traveller, give me efficient any day."

 What about you ? Have you ever travelled via HIA ?

Friday, September 04, 2015

first batch of the QF Tram System

نشعر بالحماس لوصول أول شحنة من عربات نظام ترام مؤسسة قطر إلى الدوحة والذي يُعتبر خطوة رائدة نحو جعل المدينة التعليمية مد...
Posted by What's Goin On Qatar on Monday, August 31, 2015

Egg prices up

Egg prices up  - Haj season there.Saudi Arabia  reduced export .
boiled egg in a glass cup canvas print
boiled egg in a glass cup canvas print by almawad
View Boiled egg Canvas Prints online at zazzle

Syrian refugees refuse to leave the train at the Hungarian Camp

On September 3, in the morning refugees stormed a train at Keleti Railways station, since it was believed that they can travel to Germany on that train .The locomotive of Pan-European Picnic was decorated for the 25th- anniversary of the event and even there was  a German flag painted on the track .
In fact -  due  to the lack of  proper information - no one knew exactly where the train would go . Since Gyor - Sopron  was written on the track, many people believed that they were being taken close to the Austrian border, but  the most steadfastly believed  that Germany will be the final destination. Finally the train stopped at Bicske refugee camp .Just 40 km off Budapest .  The refugees felt they were duped and refused to leave the train / they do not trust the Hungarian police  and they were waiving their tickets they had bought to go to Germany .During the hours of  long wait several children became ill from the heat and fatigue - a man  was close to faint  due to lack of insulin- a woman  suddenly wanted to throw herself in front of the arriving train .

  It is  a real "war of nerves" and a total stalemate .From the second half of the afternoon, they had not accepted  food and drink. They do not want to go to camp. Their sole goal is to get to Germany.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

A cute Syrian toddler at Keleti Railway station

Around 3 thousand Syrian refugees are waiting for the trains to take them to Germany ,Keleti Railways station , Budapest , Hungary .Trains are not going to Western Europe at all !
The frustrated people left without information during the day , they are supposed to register and wait in a camp for further action .Many of them bought tickets and spent all their money on the tickets then not allowed to travel .

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Arab students in Germany

An interesting documentary on three Arab students who went to study to Germany . Language problems ,cultural differences .Their fears and the truth .
expat Qatar