Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Monday, May 30, 2016

Crime and punishment in Qatar

500 ,000 qatari rial fine (137326.93 USD ) and life imprisonment was the sentence of the expat resident of Qatar who was trading in illicit drugs .He was caught as he tried to enter Qatar at Abu Samra border .
And now comes the absurd part of the sentence
:"Criminal Court also ordered his subsequent deportation after
serving the prison term"
He got life imprisonment ...


Sunday, May 29, 2016

Mandatory siesta for those working outdoors

from 15 June to 31 August due to the hot season
workers should be working no more than 5 hours in the morning
there should be no work at all between 11;30 and 3 pm


I have witnessed once while waiting in the government hospital for a minor operation how the ambulance arrived one after the other with workers who were in critical condition by the heat stroke ...it was 12 years ago when there was no regulation about the summer working hours - hopefully it goes better nowadays but I find 11 :30 too hot  -  in case they can start at 5 am then they can finish by 10  . That is OK - I think .

Numbers in Qatar - 160 abandoned cars

 This was not all over Qatar just in Al Khor and Aldhakira where 160 cars were collected . Vehicles are abandoned usually because they are too expensive to get them repaired or the owner just left Qatar for good and nobody wanted that car .

Friday, May 27, 2016

The electric cars in Japan - the future of transportation

interesting point worth  thinking  about it and the future of our transportation

Send your best moments with your pet to Doha Film Institute

Your cute /funny /interesting videos with your dog/cat /parrot /ferret etc . can be featured by DFI in case you send them those captured moments !

working hours during Ramadan

 Ramadan for the ministries, government bodies and public institutions.
official working hours of civil employees during the holy month of Ramadan will be five hours a day, from 9am to 2pm.

contrasts in Qatar - people and their transportation

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Qatar did not create the poverty - our world is like that . Coming from Europe to Qatar this contrast is striking ,painful and disturbing .
These men working in Qatar feed not only their family in their home country but many times distant relatives .By the time they retire ( at age 60 they must leave the country ) they might be as poor as before .

According to an old statistic every five Qatari lives in a  millionaires household  .

The Qatar Ladies Open to be held in November

Two lady golfers shaking hands

November 23-26 at the Doha Golf Club .
 It will be held first time in Qatar and the third time in the Middle East .Omega Dubai Ladies Masters was the first  and  the second will be Fatima Bint Mubarak
Ladies Open in Abu Dhabi .

oil prices above 50 dollars -numbers in Qatar

Oil prices rose yesterday above
$50 per barrel. 2 years ago it was 100 dollars and above per barrel .
  Then it went down to $27  in early 2016

New Cinema at the Gulf Mall

Metro without tunneling - the future of public transportation

Numbers in Qatar - 100 km

100 km 

 Doha metro tunneling : 100 km completed ! 

Skydiving in Qatar

Monday, May 23, 2016

"Desert Horse" Latest Public Art installation

The artwork embodies the beauty of Arabic calligraphy and the desert horse that captures the spirit of traveling.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Arab cinema in Cannes 2016

Numbers in Qatar - 20th Indian this year

A 27-year-old Indian man was found
hanging in his accommodation  some days
ago  in greater Doha area  . How very sad !
 Ravindra Jagadesh Prasad. is the 20th Indian
expatriate to end life in Qatar this year .


  You can read more about the   tragic topic of Indians suicide in Qatar here .

Friday, May 20, 2016

beautiful ️ -mosque in education city qatar

Karaoke Battle

Some like to dance, some like to run, some like to read…We will be calling those who love to sing for a Karaoke battle…
Join our ‪#‎FnacQatarKaraokeBattle‬ on May 26 from 7 till 10 pm and win a great prize!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Mangomania 2016 - Lulu Hypermarket Gharaffa Doha

In a sea of bright, colorful, and delicious mangoes, Mr. Sanjiv Arora, the Ambassador of India to the State of Qatar, kicked off the Mango Mania in the presence of Mr. Mohammed Althaf, Director of LuLu Group, Mr. Shaijan M.O, Regional Director, and other officials.

Qatar Airways New Route - Yerevan

Thursday, May 12, 2016

International Whaleshark Conference in Qatar 16-18May 2016

 •03 days
•100 participants
•75 scientists
•28 countries
•various sessions

the whaleshark conference is held every three year - it brings the world's leading scientists together - Qatar has large whaleshark population - they feed on plankton and other small pelagic animals
it is amazing that they can be followed by satellite nowadays and see how they travel great distances in the world's oceans

A little child forgotten in the car for four hours

  If you live in Doha  then you must now -  forgetting a child even for a half an hour in a vehicle  means  death   for the little one .It has happened to the little Sarah Gazdar some years ago . It has happened to the little son of a doctor in Cyprus and it has happened again in Doha to a little British girl .
They died because someone forgot them in the vehicle in scorching heat .Little Sarah was forgotten by an illegal school bus driver . The doctor got a call that he must go urgently to save the life of someone while he totally forgot about his own child sleeping in the car .
Now this little British girl was forgotten four hours in the car by a family member .
No way to describe how much they must have suffered before their death !
Drivers !Take a deep breath before you leave your vehicle and ask yourself " did not I forget something of someone behind ?"

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Numbers in Qatar - 7

Seven films funded by the Doha film institute will be screened in Cannes !

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Russian folklore show - Katara

Doha's first online supermarket

It has just opened : https://www.dohasooq.com/GrandMart .
 I was very excited first then studying the selection I was less thrilled .
Bakery products : some milk bread , some l'usine croissant  -nothing fresh .
Dairy products are also very few options  but a lots of cakes .
Besides the cakes and pastries there is nothing that an Indian supermarket in your neighbourhood would not carry to your doorstep  !

 We  had an accident the other day while driving home from the supermarket ! I was so happy to read the news about the online supermarket  - one less reason to go out and we can wait for the fresh items at home - I thought . Seen the range of the products -this online shopping site does not deserve the name " Supermarket "
Rather  - it is a dukkan  - a small grocery store .

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Severe turbulence on Etihad Airways flight injures 32 people.

sunset to moon-rise kayaking during full moon

 You can join on any of the dates
19th May - Thursday
20th May - Friday
21st May - Saturday

Al Thakira Mangrove Reserve
Al Khawr, Al Khawr, Qatar

 What to expect

 BBQ equipment along with charcoal and grills will be provided, but bring your own food for BBQ.

  Taking great photos and selfies with full-moon.

 If you haven't paddled before,  you will be provided a free paddling lesson.

Life-jackets will be provided.

All bookings have to be done by going on  this website https://entalek.rezdy.com/…/sunset-mangrove-full-moon-kayak…

 All other questions can be answered by giving us a call on 30233207 (Amine)

Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Gulf States GDP growth between 2005-2014.

Vintage Arabian horses - collage All-Over Print Shirt

Vintage Arabian horses - collage All-Over Print Shirt
Vintage Arabian horses - collage All-Over Print Shirt by almawad

Vintage Arabian horses - a collage of antique images is printed on this all over print panel T-shirt - illustration from an antique book - edited and applied on this item by Alma Wad . Great wear for the horse lover !//National Day of the Horse is celebrated annually on December 13.

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