Friday, October 30, 2015

Spooktacular Halloween in the Aquapark

Join us for a Spooktacular Halloween! Free treats for everyone. Kids who comes in wearing halloween costume will be free of charge. Lots of fun awaits you! See you there! :)
Posted by Aqua Park Qatar "Offical Page" on Thursday, October 29, 2015

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Fun Dog Show -Woofstock it is time to register your pet

Register your dog for Woofstock this weekend! We're looking for the most elegant saluki in Qatar, Doha's scruffiest mutt, the best junior handler & their dog and lots more!
Posted by Qatar Animal Welfare Society (QAWS) on Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Yoga Classes for Women

Yoga Classes at the Health & Fitness Club.
Posted by InterContinental Doha The City on Thursday, October 22, 2015

October breast cancer awarness in Qatar - sweet treats

How to protect our books ?

ENEMIES OF BOOKS1. Light 2. Food3. Fire4. Insects5. PeopleVisit our library and speak to our staff to learn more
Posted by Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) on Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Turkish Festival and Bazaar28 October - 31 October

Turkish Festival and Bazaar28 October - 31 OctoberWednesday 5:00pm to 10:00pm Thursday & Friday 2:00pm to 10:00pm...
Posted by Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) on Monday, October 26, 2015

Syrian Refugees Cycling Again In Germany

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Qatar Airways new route Doha - Birmingham, UK

Qatar Airways  new route  will  be between Doha and Birmingham, UK

from March 30, 2016. It will be operated by a Boeing 787 Dreamliner .

 Passengers  heading to Southeast Asia, China and
Australasia  may also  benefit  from  the 152 destinations in those areas served by the airline .

Monday, October 26, 2015

Meanwhile in the Aegean Sea

God bless these fishermen ! And all those who do not turn their head when others suffer !

"...if any one saved a life, it would be as if he saved the whole humanity..." Qur'an Surah 5, verse 32.

"Indian Classical Dance Appreciation Workshop"

Be part of IAID's Free Workshop "Indian Classical Dance Appreciation Workshop" with Dr. Uma Rele from the Nalanda Dance...
Posted by IAID on Saturday, October 24, 2015

highly detailed image of the Arabian Gulf at night

NASA PICTURES OF THE GULFThis relief map has been created by Russian Anton Balazh with elements furnished by NASA....
Posted by The Rig Dubai on Monday, October 26, 2015

Leaked video on accident is banned

 I saw it on facebook . A  water truck and a white SUV collided  in a cross . It was so bad that the large truck overturned at once .  The video is not available anymore - it was  there illegally . Two teens died on the scene . Think twice before you cross a junction !

Visiting family only park in Doha - 2 pm too early ?

 The weather is getting nicer  - let us go to a park with shaded playground  !Arrived there at 2  pm . It  was full of sleeping workers .It is a family only park  - it means  men allowed only if they come with families . In this country there is very big disproportion between the genders . Men outnumber women  fourfold . To protect families there are places reserved only for them . But  it seems that those workers taking their afternoon nap on the playground did not expect visitors at 2 pm ...  Some of the workers were actually working in the garden - they were watching  us and they looked embarrassed and annoyed  . . .

 We felt quite uncomfortable . We come to relax and find ourselves among 20 unsupervised  labourers ! In the centre of the city in a touristy area ! No boss or foreman or supervisor nearby !
 Luckily in the coming 30 minutes the  small playground filled with  families .  It was not possible to sleep anymore in that noise .Kids are running and jumping and swinging and giving out every kind of noise !

 But next time I will consider the nap time of those men when choosing our outing to a park .It happens in  Doha   that you have to consider the presence of workers in a park reserved for families only . Some years ago we  decided to get an early breakfast in a park  where two   men sweeping the park started to shout more and more violently to each other then finally they were fighting  not only verbally . That really spoiled our picnic .

 I took pictures of the playground but I am reluctant to share it with my readers . Just today I read the warning message in the facebook  from the side of the interior ministry . It is about Qatar's strong privacy law .You can get jail if you share a video or photo about an accident . What about sleeping workers ? I do not really know ...

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Numbers in Qatar - 9000 Syrian families gets food packs in Syria

 Sponsored by Qatar Charity  9000 food packs  distributed in Syria . It contains rice, sugar,
oil, vermicelli, tea and other basic
foodstuff .Aleppo, Idlib and Hama and their
countryside, Homs, Damascus
and camps for the displaced get those basic items to feed themselves .

 I only ask myself about their facilities if they can cook at all . Is there gas /petrol /wood ?

Friday, October 23, 2015

Qatar Airways new destination - Marrakesh

Marrakech schedule will be announced shortly,daily flights are planned to this beautiful city .

Pottery workshop for adults

Monday, October 19, 2015

Fish prices came down

Fish prices were in the sky during the last two months . Local fishes were as expensive as salmon !
 It was due to the ban on catching some species to protect them from extinct .
 But as this ban ended now  we can expect  to buy  king fish at  QR15-16/kg - as large stock arrived to the Central Market recently . It was  QR65-70/kg before !
The  tuna and Sherie  stocks are still not satisfying but  fishermen  hope that it will improve soon !


 How do you prepare the kingfish ? I  like it fried with pepper and lemon or I cook the traditional Hungarian  soup  with a lots of paprika and onion !

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Posted by Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) on Sunday, October 18, 2015

Will it rain today ?

 It is expected that Qatar will get some rain today .I read  - this article also talks
about thunder and strong wind , misty conditions .I see nothing special  in the heart of
 Doha  - just the usual summer like day  - it is above 37 C  and I could not convince myself
 to go for a walk  today ,either .

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Harry Ramsden - new fish and chip restaurant at the Pearl

 Harry Ramsden is a 75 year old fish and chip restaurant  from the UK . This is their first place in Qatar . It is located in Medina Central area at the Pearl .It  represents the haut-cuisine of Britain . You can expect a lots of fried dishes ,burgers , salads  ,smoked haddock , salmon fishcakes ,Scottish scampi . All the fish comes freshly from Britain .
It is a large place  ready to seat 70 guests . It is a nice family friendly outlet with seaside chic decor !

 Well , when I read the news for the first time I was not very excited " one more junk  place to sell fried junks " I thought . But then seeing that everything is freshly coming from Britain  I see it the other way " I might try it a day ...
It reminded me a lovely old English song ...

Monday, October 05, 2015

61,000 visas to Qataris to visit Britain - numbers in Qatar

Visiting London  in summer is so much chic among the Qatari nationals . . .
In 2014  61,000 visas were issued to Qataris to visit Britain  . That means one in five Qatari citizen escapes to London from the summer heat .
 What I find very strange is that they escape from the city to other city not to rural area .Most of the people in Qatar lives in Doha .

Sunday, October 04, 2015



Abu Dhabi, UAE, Friday, December 4
Doha, QNCC, Friday, December 11
Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, December 19


Ages 17 and above.
Auditions will be be scheduled during October 26-28, 6:00-9:00 pm
Selected candidates will be given music and a CD to learn the score.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

4 Women Held for Theft in Flats

4 Women Held for Theft in FlatsThe Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested 4 women on charges of theft in...
Posted by Ministry of Interior - Qatar on Thursday, October 1, 2015
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) arrested 4 women on charges of theft in residential flats by breaking the door locks. The Police recovered large amount of gold jewels and currencies from them.The nationality of the women was not revealed .

flamingo beach tour - bird watching in Qatar

Flamingos are back!Come and join one of our flamingo beach tour this coming weekend, or continue to explore the...
Posted by AquaSports Qatar on Thursday, October 1, 2015

Zaoq restaurant review - Ezdan Mall

 Zaoq is a fine dinning restaurant that serves Pakistani dishes at Ezdan Mall .
All that I know about the Pakistani cuisine that once upon a time  there was a hotel in Doha which served Pakistani  dishes and I liked it very much . ( Shezan hotel was the one -pulled down since )

The place is a medium sized two story facility  - We got nice seats upstairs  in a booth with the possibility to  cover our area with curtains   for privacy . The staff was very kind - dishes arrived in reasonable time .
 The cucumber  in the salad was cut into julienne and served with mint dressing .  The curries were all tasty and came in little metal pots   - we ordered 3 different ones -but somehow they did not taste very different to me . They came in quite heavy sauce .We  had them with naan bread  which was good but I have already tasted much better breads in cheap  eateries .
 For dessert we ordered kheer  - the Pakistani rice  pudding . It was fabulous sweet  treat !So wonderfully spiced !

  We ate much more than we  had planned . They just serve too large portion ! Next time I will share my dish with someone .
 This place also serves specialities like brain lamb curry  and quails .

 It was not similar to Shezan hotels cuisine  at all . Rather  like Caravan restaurants curries .Everything was delicious but nothing originally new to me !

KHEER - Rice Pudding Desert made by boiling rice, broken wheat, tapioca, or vermicelli with milk and sugar; it is...
Posted by ZAOQ Restaurants on Tuesday, September 15, 2015
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