Monday, November 30, 2015

Ajyal Film Festival 2015 - Red carpet event


Family weekend programs at the Katara Esplanade : 3 Dec / 6:30 PM–10:00 PM
4 Dec / 3:00 PM–10:00 PM
5 Dec / 3:00 PM–8:00 PM
Entrance is free for this program

Screening Venues  1 Katara. Katara Building 16  both the Katara Opera House and the Katara Drama Theatre
 2  Katara Building 12 - houses two cinemas, and is also home to the Ajyal Katara Main Box Office. 3 The Sony Cinema Under the Stars is located at the north end of the Katara Esplanade. All programming at this venue is free and tickets are not required for admission.. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis

Ticket prices  ;QR25  QR40   - you can buy at fnac -Lagoona mall  or  at Katara Building 12 or online - free tickets must be booked online

reading is fun

reading is fun tshirts
reading is fun tshirts by almawad

Men's Basic Hooded Sweatshirt

26th Doha Book Fair December 2 -12

When : from Wednesday  December 2 -  to Saturday December 12
Where :QNNC
What to expect ? 

More than hundreds of exhibitors from Doha and around the world !

 For example the French fnac

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

More rains in the next hours

Weather Forecast in five different languages  in Qatar !  4448 0444  Arabic press  1
English press  2  /  French  press  3 /  hindi press 4 /  urdu press  5

Call the municipality of your district in case there is too much water in your street

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Heavy rains in Doha

some instrumental music with the theme of rain

outdoor programs cancelled

look for your raincoats ,umbrellas

expect calls from the school " your child got wet -can you bring some dry clothes /take him home "

remember how to make karak - the hot tea of the area

Monday, November 23, 2015


Strasbourg citizen and citizens have reacted to the unthinkable that happened  on November 13, 2015.
In this video, they express their feelings, their refusal of hatred and desires for the future of humanity. In speaking with an open heart, they  call for everyone not  to panic, to preserve the unity and defend diversity.
#StrasbourgaimelaFrance Honors the victims and their relatives. It is also a call to the responsibility of everyone at all levels of society: citizens, political, educational, associative, media ...
Other cities, other places, in France or elsewhere in the world, do not hesitate to take over and continue the initiated movement.
For everyone's safety, for the respect of all, to live together now and in the future!

Insulting Messages -6 months jail

There was an Arab woman who rented a flat somewhere  in Qatar . The man who let her the room asked her a day to leave . Then for revenge  this woman started to send him insulting messages on WhatsApp . The man made a complaint at the police  and the investigation found her  guilty.
  She has to pay for what she had made .Six months jail  and 20 .000 rial  fine .

 I still wonder how someone can be so stupid to use the electric devices for such purposes  . One can be easily tracked down . I thought that every little child knows that .
On the other hand  this case illustrates how  important is to find a good affordable accommodation in this city  and how difficult it is !


Escaping the city - Wakra beach

When one is fed up with the city can escape within ten-fifteen minutes from Doha to find oneself  close to mother nature .The small town Wakra got a shore with  shallow water - not suitable for swimming  at all - but locals call it a beach .
It has got a small mangrove forest  and one can watch birds  happily singing in the bushes . The other day  I was so lucky - it was low tide and a small patch of land was filled with white birds . Gulls - I guess . From time to time  they flew up and down in waves and the wonderful sight of the vibrant white wings enchanted me  for some seconds .I wish I knew more about those birds and the reason they got together that day  !
  They were far and I could not  focus on them with my simple  camera  .

However  this miracle made my day !

Quick Lunch at Le Notre - French cafe

The wonderful November weather was so inviting . The terrace of the Le Notre French Cafe was a perfect spot for an urban outdoor lunch .
Le Notre French Cafe
It is located on the busy Suhaim bin Hamad street - but it is well fenced and somehow one feels protected . The valet parking is free . The waiter at the terrace was quick to take our order and we got the sandwiches within ten minutes .
I had consulted their menu online but it was completely different from what I have found on . The dishes were unexpected and prices were very high for main courses -around 100 rials . So we decided to take some sandwiches instead a hot meal .( 50 rials )
Mini baguettes with tapenade&butter were served as appetizers .

My sandwich nicoise came with a small bowl of rocca salad and some crisps . The sandwich itself was tasty -some tuna spread &vegetables though it did not come in ciabatta rolls as it was described on the menu but in a simple burger bun .
The mille feuille was a bit too sweet to me and the vanilla filling tasted a bit commercial .
Service was very polite and quick .

Monday, November 16, 2015

Numbers in Qatar - more than 600 ,000 women

The population of Qatar has grown recently to 2 ,400 000
out of them  only 600 000 are  women  !

Swine flue in Qatar causes yearly 5 -10 deaths

The victims are usually elderly people with weakened immune system and over 80 or 90 years old .Many parents got letter from the school  - they informed the parents that there were 3 swine flue cases in a school in Doha -all 3 kids recovered luckily .They ask the parents to teach the kids about sneezing etiquette and keeping them at home in case they have flue like symptoms .

Vaccinations are available in the Health Centers .

(and the sun is shining -it is easy to get ourselves protected by sunbathing in this nice spring-like weather )

Indila - Dernière Danse (Clip Officiel)

Qatar Strongly condemns Paris attack

I do not usually share government's twitter messages .I do it now as some fearmongers spread the false information that we are happy to see the terrorist attack in Paris  and we celebrate in the Middle East . Nobody celebrates - every Arab feels that it was made to blacken the name of the Arabs&Muslims .
Please -do not fall for the fearmongers !

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Pierre Herme's Master baking class some days ago

This is named 'the hardest part' of making macarons, he got in charge to show his master.
Posted by The St. Regis Doha on Tuesday, November 10, 2015

I missed this important piece of news ! Pierre Herme's Master was in Qatar to promote his new cake shop in Lagoona Mall and to teach how to make macaroons at the St. Regis Hotel . This guy makes unusual sweet treats .He has macaroons with the flavour of bergamot in the Earl Grey tea ,blond chocolate with with Fleur de Sel (hand-harvested sea salt) , trio of rose, raspberry and litchi in one single cake !

Lagoona Mall Fashion Week!

Get ready for the first edition of the Lagoona Mall Fashion Week! See the latest trends and styles of Manoush, Karen...
Posted by Lagoona Mall on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Qatar plans to welcome more cruise ships in Doha

Qatar plans to welcome more cruise ships in Doha this cruising season . Three ships already arrived this season and they expect five more ships .

Seabourn ,Noble Caledonia’s Island Sky is expected to arrive in Doha in November .Also a two-day forum will be held with tourism professionals & cruise line representatives in Doha .Co-operation of the Gulf countries is very important to make the tourism industry thrive in the area .

France sells Vienna palace to Qatar

 This is the building of the  French Institute in Austria . The 19th century building will be restored - Qatar promised . It might be a new place for the Qatari embassy in Austria . For sure this is a new investment of the Qatari government which invests for the future in real estates all over the world .They already bought Greek islands ,famous department stores in London ,historic buildings in Budapest and their embassy is at a building at Champs Elysee - just to mention a few !

Sunday, November 08, 2015

The Operetta of Csardas Princess in Katara Opera House - 16 Nov

What to expect ? beloved melodies like Countess Maritza, The Bayadere, The Circus Princess, etc. – and also songs by other popular Hungarian operetta composers, including Franz Lehár, Paul Ábrahám, Jenő Huszka, Albert Szirmai, in a genuine Viennese, Parisian, Oriental and obviously Hungarian spirit. The visuals of the show are made unique by breath-taking compositions and animated effects, while the organizers are planning to employ outstanding scenery, lighting and sound that fit a real high-scale theatrical show. The performing artists will be accompanied by Budapest Operetta and Musical Theatre’s symphonic orchestra, led by Krisztián Balassa, and the ballet ensemble.

أوبريت "الأميرة كسارداس" يوم 16 نوفمبر الساعة 7:00 م في #كتارا دار الأوبرا مبنى 16التذاكر:كتارا_م...
Posted by Katara on Sunday, November 8, 2015


Time for Giveaway! on the occasion of 'MONOPRIX JAPANESE WEEK' with exclusive Japanese products!1. Tag a Japanese...
Posted by Monoprix Qatar on Sunday, November 8, 2015

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Swiss pilots flying like birds over Dubai

aim of the flight : to showcase the jetman wing technology
pilots ;Yves Rossy, a former Swiss fighter pilot and Vince Reffet
also staring : a Jumbo Jet A380 flying 4000 feet high above Dubai

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Mangrove Forest exploration tour by kayak

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Chamber Music at MIA - 5 November

Chamber Music at MIA - Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra Series of concerts5 November at 6pmA free concert by members of...
Posted by Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) on Sunday, November 1, 2015

5th Traditional Dhow Festival

قوموا بإصطحاب أطفالكم إلى #مهرجان_كتارا_للمحامل_التقليدية الخامس في شاطئ #كتارا ، حيث المتعة والفائدة في الفترة من 17-21...
Posted by Katara on Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Bring your children and enjoy the entertaining events of the 5th Traditional Dhow Festival at Katara beach from 17 - 21 November .

Monday, November 02, 2015

Doha, Swimming World Cup - Hungarian succes

Doha, Világkupa 7. állomás, 1. nap: Köszönöm az összes magyarnak, akik kijöttek szurkolni ma! Nagyon jól esett a sok...
Posted by Katinka Hosszu on Monday, November 2, 2015

Katinka's results yesterday :

200 free 1:56,6 1st place
50 back 28,4 3rd place
200 IM 2:10,3 1st place
200 back 2:08,7 2nd place

Gyurta Daniel also got a gold medal , Jakabos Zsuzsanna and Verraszto David got a medal - all four were representing Hungary !

Vintage Arabian Horses - 2016 Calendars

Vintage Arabian Horses -12 pages of antique illustrations and paintings .The antique book pages were turned into high resolution art by Alma Wad . Great for anybody who likes horses , antique images , riding .
Vintage Arabian Horses Calendar
Vintage Arabian Horses Calendar by almawad
Browse Horse Calendars online at

Sunday, November 01, 2015


MANUSCRIPTS COLLECTIONThe collection has over 800 manuscripts from Qur’ans from the 7th century to Ottoman works of...
Posted by Museum of Islamic Art (MIA) on Sunday, October 25, 2015
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